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Fishing in the Volyn region

The Volyn region is located in the north-western Ukraine. This region is located on the East European Plain. The relief in Volhynia is mostly flat, the climate is moderately continental. Winter here is usually mild, and summer is warm. There are all conditions for fishing in the region. Fishermen are available both rivers and beautiful lakes. The largest rivers are Pripyat and the Western Bug. Fish also live in large tributaries: Turya, Stokhod and Styr. Most of the 131 rivers originate not in the region. The total length of the rivers is 3378 km. Lakes of the Volyn region, and there are 267 of them in the region, first of all the Shatsky Lakes, the most famous of which is Lake Svityaz. Also in the region there are a lot of ponds – 867 offering commercial fishing. In the region there are 9 reservoirs with an area of ​​1960 hectares. You should be warned that the Ukrainian-Polish border runs along the western Bug river, so the border regime operates there.

Main characteristics of the region:

Rivers in the region
Lakes in the region
Paid ponds in the region
Reserves in the region

Map of Volyns'ka oblast

Fishing forecast in the Volyn region

Do you want to know the forecast of fishing in the Volyn region? Then click the button below! Especially for readers of the blog about fishing in Ukraine, my artificial intelligence prepared information on the activities of the 10 most popular types of Ukrainian fish. Currently, the forecast is up-to-date. Interesting? So, what are you waiting for?

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Where to go fishing in the Volyn region?

So where to go fishing in the Volyn region? First, let’s look at places with free fishing.
You probably already noticed that there are many lakes in this area. Most of them are in nature reserves and nature parks. Fishing in such enclosed water bodies is often prohibited. Therefore, the possibility of fishing in the lakes – you need to clarify on the spot! But among them there are lakes, in which fishing is absolutely free. For your convenience, I found this information, and I will introduce it here. In addition, guests of our country have free fishing on the rivers and reservoirs of the Volyn region.

The second is commercial fishing. Commercial enterprises are organized on the area of 929 lakes. Some of them are engaged in fish breeding, some offer fishing services. In Volhynia there is a phenomenon in which the tenant of the reservoir prohibits fishing for guests. Such lakes are open only to local fishermen …

Nevertheless, despite such rules, for guests of our country Volyn offers enough commercial lakes for fishing. Below I suggest some of them.

And, finally, the third type of fishing that is available in this region is sport fishing. In this area there are several excellent sports reservoirs, both for lovers of carp and white cupid, and for adherents of predator fishing. There fishing is possible only on a sporting principle – all fish return to the pond. The most famous sports lake is Krichevichi.

The most common types of fish in the region are carp, crucian carp, roach, perch, pike, bream and pike perch. Less common: chub, catfish and tench …

There are no salt ponds in the region, so it’s enough to use standard fishing lines, hooks, fishing rods and drums. Currently, local fishermen usually use fishing rods, feeders and spinnings.

Attention! Fishing in the Volyn region is regulated by the laws and regulations of Ukraine. All fishermen should remember that in the spring, during the ban of the spawning, you can fish in the river only in the permitted places. A list of these places can be found on the website in the “REGULATIONS” section, and also check the dates indicated by me below. I must warn you about the following:

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!

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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.