Foto fishing in the Zitomir region

Fishing in the Zhytomyr region

Zhytomyr region is located in the north of Ukraine. This is the central part of the East European Plain. The northern part of the region is a woodland, and the southern part is a typical forest-steppe. It is among the five largest in Ukraine, its area is 29,827 square kilometers. The highest point of the region is the Slovene-Ovruch Ridge, 316 meters above sea level. The climate here is predominantly temperate-continental with humid summers, and winter, warm and cloudy.

For free fishing in the Zhytomyr region there are 2739 rivers with a total length of 12877 kilometers, 54 ​​reservoirs (the largest Irshanskoye) and several dozen lakes (most of them in the Ubot river basin). There are also hundreds of commercial ponds and other ponds for commercial fishing.

The main rivers of the region are Pipyat, Teterev, Sluch, Irpen and Irsha, quite extensive and they have a variety of fish. It is with these reservoirs that I recommend starting the study of fishing opportunities in this area. Fishing in the Zhytomyr region is worth it to go there …

The main characteristics of the region:

Rivers in the region
Total length of rivers, km
Paid ponds in the region
Reserves in the region

Map of Zhytomyrs'ka oblast

Fishing forecast in the Zhytomyr region

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Where to go fishing in the Zhytomyr region?

This question will not put you at a dead end, because you will know that: Zhytomyr region is very rich in opportunities for fishing. Free, you can fish on rivers, for example on Teterev. It is a very picturesque river that flows through the capital of the region, the city of Zhytomyr. In Pripyat, you can count on capturing trophy fish, because this river flows through the Zone of Alienation. And the pool of the river Ubot provides an opportunity for both river and lake fishing, which can not but please fans of peace and forest.

Commercial fishing. Above I wrote that in the field of hundreds of commercial ponds. I was cunning, in Zhytomyr region there were thousands of them – 1822, with a total area of ​​12,106 hectares. But commercial fishing is conducted only on 35% of them. Nevertheless, more than 600 water bodies are equipped for travelers and are looking forward to meeting you.

Fans of fishing sports should know that in the Zhytomyr region a lot of sports reservoirs are offered. Most often they catch a carp. With regard to catching a predator, I will tell you the following. The championship of Zhytomyr region on fishing with spinning from the shore in 2018 was held in the village of Kodnya on the local pond.

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 is sufficient to use standard fishing lines, hooks, fishing rods and drums. Currently, local fishermen usually use fishing rods, feeders and spinnings.

Attention! Fishing in the Zhytomyr 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.