Fishing in the Donetsk region, Lugansk region, as well as in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea

I do not recommend visiting these territories for two reasons:
First, now it is deadly dangerous because of the great melioration of the region;
Secondly, there are no laws of Ukraine.

In the part of the Donetsk region and in some territory of the Lugansk region, a military operation of the combined forces is currently under way. In a territory that is not occupied by militia, it is relatively calm, but only recently there have been fighting, so I also do not recommend visiting these areas.

In the Autonomous Republic of Crimea fighting is not conducted, but it is an Annexation territory and in accordance with international norms it belongs to Ukraine. Therefore, the only legal way is to go through the territory of checkpoints in Ukraine. In all other cases, you are violating legislation on international migration.

In addition, the laws of Ukraine are not applied in the territory of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, and therefore you can be punished, physically, from people like Cossacks. In any case, there is fear and risk …

Killed civilians
Wounded civilians
Total affected by 2016

Do good …

And throw it into the water … I want to draw your attention to the fact that now the principle of “Catch – release” is very popular in Ukraine. This is promoted by the coolest sportsmen, bloggers and TV presenters. What’s the point of this? It’s very simple: fishing is a pleasure, and every participant of the process must get his portion. And the fish, including 🙂 So do not hesitate to let go of the fish.

I do not urge you to completely abandon the use of the fish that you caught. No! Fish soup and fried crucian, it’s very cool! I just encourage the fishermen to treat the fish with reverence.

And do not forget the catch quota! During the day you can get no more than 3 kg from the public pond. That’s enough!

Do you want to know about other regions of Ukraine?

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You are determined to go fishing in Ukraine. Excellent. This site will help you choose the perfect place and time for fishing. Clicking on the button below, you will go to the catalog of reservoirs of Ukraine. It has a detailed description, contacts and conditions for fishing.