Meeting unusual fish - winter rattan fishing

Meeting unusual fish - winter rattan fishing

Fishing tales

When my good old friend, the huntsman Kuzmich, having arrived in the city on business, invited me and my constant fishing partner Vadim to catch gobies on the Peat Lake, we looked at each other in bewilderment ...

After all, gobies are inhabitants of warm seas. I happened to catch this fish in Tuapse, but how did it end up here, far in the North?

Apparently, the same doubts overcame Vadim, because, looking incredulously at Kuzmich, he stretched out:

- Gobies on the Karelian Isthmus? This is something new…

- And in fact - this is a completely new, hitherto unknown fish, - confirmed the huntsman. And looking at us slyly, he asked:

- So how are you going to catch gobies?

Vadim and I agreed.

- I myself do not fish in winter, but I will introduce you to a forester from a neighboring village - an inveterate fisherman. With him you will pull the bulls, - concluded Kuzmich.

... When we got out of the carriage, a heavily knocked, middle-aged man appeared in front of us. His name was Sergei. After a short acquaintance, he suggested:

- If you are not very tired, then we can go to the lake today. We agreed. And therefore, after drinking tea at Kuzmich, we moved to the lake. In addition to a bag with fishing accessories, Sergei took with him an ice pick and a one and a half meter stick, at the end of which there was a small hook.

I knew this lake. In summer it was surrounded by such swamps that it was almost impossible to get to clean water. Therefore, no one caught fish there. True, winter is in full swing now, and therefore the ice is reliable. But I had to go knee-deep in the snow.

- St Petersburg fishermen who come to the lake on weekends call this fish gobies, - explained our guide. - According to them, the fish from the Peat Lake are very reminiscent of the Black Sea gobies. In fact, it is rotan, or firebrand. Noble fish, I tell you: it is a pleasure to catch it ...

The lake was a slightly elongated oval, half a kilometer long and about three hundred meters wide. Sergei stopped about ten meters from the gentle bank, completely overgrown with grass. Having tapped the ice with the ice pick, he made five marks on the ice and said:

- We will catch here.

And he began to hammer the ice with an ice pick. Vadim and I used ice screws. When the holes were ready, Sergei thrust a stick with a hook into each of them and rotated it there. After that, he pulled his gun onto the ice, along with bundles of last year's withered grass that had been wrapped around the hook. In this way, I cleaned the bottom. After that, he took a box with very finely chopped meat from the pocket of his sheepskin coat and poured two pinches into all the holes. We, in turn, added crushed bloodworms there. Thus, all the holes were fed.

Seeing our impatience, Sergei explained:

- Let's wait about ten minutes until the bulls gather, and then we will catch.

With these words, he took out a winter fishing rod with a homemade jig from his bag. We have prepared our own fishing rods with branded jigs. I had a barrel, Vadim had an ant.

- We definitely need a planting, - Sergey said, and when we wanted to put caddis flies on the hook, he stopped us:

- It's too much. The local gobies are reliably taken for meat. - And handed us small cubes of pork.

Then he planted the same cube on the hook and lowered the jig into the hole. We followed his example, and the fishing began ... The first rotan - no more than a little finger - was caught by Vadim.

Probably, he was late with the sweep, because the fish swallowed the jig so deeply that they had to extract it from the inside of the rotan with an extractor. After that, the bites followed one after another. As soon as one of us stopped biting, we moved on to the next hole and continued to pull out rotans. True, they were all like a selection: no more than 7-8 centimeters. And only about an hour later, Sergei was lucky: he caught a rotan much larger than the others - 10-12 centimeters. In two hours we caught more than a hundred fish. Although, I must admit, it was mostly a trifle, but still nice: the peck was excellent.

Alexander Nosov

Tie your burdened boat to the ship of your fathers, and they will guide you to Jesus.

Saint Barsanuphius the Great

The collection, which is in your hands, is composed of the biographies of the ascetics of the Solovetsky Spaso-Preobrazhensky Monastery, its sketes and “hermitages”. It contains essays only about twenty-six saints of God, starting with the lives of the holy founders of the Solovetsky monastery - the Monks Savvaty, Zosima and Herman - and is mainly dedicated to the fathers of the "Old Solovki", that is, to those who labored for the Lord in this famous northern monastery to his ruin by militant atheists.

The compilers based the book on the materials contained in the Solovetsky Patericon of the St. Petersburg edition of 1873, and supplemented them with stories from several other reliable literary sources. Moreover, from the Solovetsky patericon and other sources were taken the lives of not only the holy Solovetsky fathers glorified by the Church, but also those ascetics whose official canonization has not yet taken place, but they are "flesh of the flesh" of the sacred Solovetsky tradition. One of the books by the late Metropolitan of St. Petersburg and Ladoga John (Snychev) tells about the labors of Vladyka Manuil (Lemeshevsky), who was a prisoner of the Solovetsky special purpose camp (SLON). With humility and unshakable faith, being in a forced seclusion, he was engaged in painstaking scientific work, including on the history of the Solovetsky holiness. Recently in several issues of the almanac "Spiritual Interlocutor", published in Samara, one of the works of Vladyka Manuel - "The Solovetsky Flower Garden" - short biographies of ascetics, mainly of the early 20th century, was published. Some stories from the invaluable work of Metropolitan Manuel were included in this book by the compilers.

The introductory article - "The Legend of the Holy Solovki" - will popularly acquaint the God-loving reader with the general history of Christian asceticism in the Solovetsky archipelago, and placed, as an appendix, a short chronological list of the historical events of the Solovetsky monastery, will supplement the reader's idea of ​​this amazing holy place and its holy inhabitants.

Meeting unusual fish - winter rotan fishing - garden and vegetable garden

Admin »02 Nov 2014, 16:02

Bolshoye Graduevskoe is a lake on the Karelian Isthmus in the Vyborg district of the Leningrad region.

The main lake in the system of Graduevskoe lakes, which also includes Maloe Graduevskoe, Srednee Graduevskoe and Verkhnee Graduevskoe. The rivers Graduevka and Nizhnyaya Lipovka flow into the lake. A channel flows out to Lake Gubanovsky, connecting it through a system of lakes with the Vyborg Bay.

I am with a little before the story. I managed to visit this place in 2003 or 2004, I don’t remember exactly. I will say more ethno was the first lake on the Isthmus that I saw. There were more than enough impressions, the nature there cannot be described in words, the islands are parking lots, boulders are not lifting sizes, etc. But all this turned out to be just flowers, because at that time I just started to get involved in spinning seriously. I think everyone starts with float gear and only then they master other methods of sport fishing. So about berries, he brought us to this wonderful place, at that time it seemed to me like that in all respects. My friend's father is a very experienced fisherman and tourist. At that time, he had already celebrated the anniversary of his visit to this place, like 10 years. I mean that he knew this reservoir inside and out.

He instructed us in advance what to take and what not to take. From the arsenal that he took with him, his eyes simply rolled out of their sockets, so we didn't need to take anything except ourselves, rods and spinning rods. Fortunately, he is a very friendly guy in many ways and he allowed us to gut his arsenal mercilessly. He also showed us all the places where you can fish effectively on the same day without further ado. So this is what I wanted to say, for the first three - four years we ate fish there all the days of our stay on the lake and even managed to bring home not only cats, of course there were no trophy specimens, the maximum that I can boast of is a black striped humpback of 950 grams. And so the abundance of striped and white fish, such as roach, bream and silver bream, rudd up to 600 grams, also pike 2.5 maximum and small perches up to 1 kg, especially small ones on the worm were often found. But for the last two or three years we have been traveling exclusively to satisfy the nostalgia. Because the fish seemed to be knocked out tightly.

We rinsed our all kinds of baits in all places where we could get. But by and large, to no avail. Somehow they took it out only on the float in a checked place, but even there everything was not the same as before. There are really a lot of nets there, more than once they pulled out an already stinking crumpled net with fresh and rotten fish. Personally, it annoys me to the core. I'm not against networks, but there is a limit to everything and leave these stinking Chinese girls like this. For me, this is beside the point. Maybe the reason lies in this, but it seems to me how many of them do not put everything, it will not be possible to knock out everything. The lake is of a very decent size, especially since it consists of two lakes.

The people also became more and more every year, and no one was against it. But again, there is one thing, when you sail to your favorite parking lot, and there. The garbage is like in a city dump, and even not to the table, the guys celebrate their needs right next to the table and in the place where normal people put up their tents. In general, in the end I was disappointed with this place, although it brought me much more positive emotions than negative. But without fish.

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Kobona. Fishing

Admin »05 Nov 2014, 19:56

Kobona is a village of the Sukhovsky rural settlement of the Kirovsky district of the Leningrad region. It is located on the shores of Lake Ladoga at the mouth of the Kobona (Kobonka) River, at the intersection of it with the Ladoga Canal.

Kobona became famous during the Great Patriotic War. The famous Road of Life passed here, linking besieged Leningrad with the mainland. Evacuation of the population, factories and plants took place along the Road of Life, food, fuel, reinforcements, weapons and ammunition were brought in.

Fishing in Kobona is especially popular in winter. It is at this time that schooling Ladoga perch comes here. And then here you can watch thousands of fishermen on the ice. In addition to perch, roach is also caught here. There is a lot of pike in the reed near the shore. In the summer, she is caught spinning in the winter on the girders.

Fishing in Kobona in summer is interesting either near the Zelentsy Islands (but you can't get there without a motor boat), or fishing near the coast and in the Novoladozhsky Canal. Near Zelentsov, the perch bites well for spinning, and in the summer the perch bites here quite steadily. You can catch pike and walleye on the track or trolling. Near the coast, all the same fish bite, but it is much smaller and the size is not so pleasing.

If you are going fishing in Cobon, most likely you will go there by car.
We leave St. Petersburg along the Murmansk highway and go straight to the village of Dusyevo (86 km.).
There, turn left at the sign to Sukhoye (to the right of the highway there is a monument to the blockade lorry).
We drive all the time along the main asphalt road to the village of Cobona - 20 km (landmark church)

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Lakes in the Vsevolozhsk region

Admin »06 Nov 2014, 00:50

Lakes in the Vsevolozhsk region

Lake Medalajärvi is located next to the lake. Suvejärvi, is connected to it by a stream. You need to get to the lake along the road of the village. Toksovo - pos. Matoksa to gardening "3rd Druzhnoe", and then to the left 2.5 km. Practically everywhere there are convenient approaches to Lake Medalajärvi. You can get from St. Petersburg to the railway. Art. Oselki and further 3 km of the course to the village. Hittolovo. The length of the lake is 1.5 km, the average width is 160 m. Shallow water - the maximum depth is 2.5 m. The water of the lake is brown (a lot of dissolved iron), it warms up well. The bottom is silty-sandy up to 1.5 m, then brown silt. The eastern shore of the lake is steep and treeless with groundwater outlets. Along the coast, a narrow strip of rafting stretches. The western bank is overgrown with mixed forest.
The predominant fish species are roach (small), bleak, perch, and occasionally pike. It is best to fish from a boat near the western coast with a float rod or spinning rod.
The eastern shore of Lake Medalajärvi is heavily populated - there are numerous horticultural areas around. Recently, there has been intensive development on the western coast. ...

Lake Syuvejärvi is located 1.5 km, to the left of the road of the village. Toksovo - pos. Matox. It is easy to get to Lake Syuvejärvi - along the road of the village. Toksovo - pos. Matoksa to gardening "3rd Druzhnoe", and then, to the left, to the lake 1.5 km. There are many convenient approaches for cars around the lake. The length of Lake Syvejärvi is 1.6 km, the average width is 160 m. The shores are high, treeless, steeply descending to the water. Lake Syuvejärvi is relatively deep, up to 8.5 m.
The nature of the bottom is dump. The soils near the coast are sandy-silty, followed by brown silt. Brownish water. In summer, there is an intense bloom of blue-green algae. Oz. Suvejärvi is connected by a brook with the neighboring lake. Medalajärvi. Aquatic vegetation is well developed - arrowhead, urut, pond, sedge.
Among the fish in the lake are dominated by small roach, perch, bleak. You can fish both from the shore and from a boat using a float rod.
The shores around the lake are heavily built up ..

Lake Vojakojärvi is located 2 km north of Lake Henejärvi. There are no direct approaches to the water, but dirt roads are laid 1 km south-west of the lake, along which it is quite possible to drive any passenger transport. In the absence of personal vehicles, you can get from the highway of the village. Toksovo - pos. Matoksa (stop - gardening "3rd Druzhnoe") by regular bus. Lake Voyakojärvi has an almost oval shape. It is about 1200 m long and about 500 m wide. Voyakojärvi is a relatively large lake. From the western side there are low hills overgrown with mixed forest. The eastern bank is lower. Alder, birch, pine prevail here. Lake Voyakojärvi is shallow, the prevailing depth is about 2 m. The underwater coastal area is gently inclined towards the center, where there is a small depression, 6 m deep. The bottom near the coast is sandy, sandy-silty. On the swampy shores, the bottom is muddy.
The lake water warms up well in summer, which contributes to the intensive reproduction of aquatic plants. Along the coast there is a strip of reeds, 15-20 m wide, and reeds. The lake is flowing - a stream flows into the southern side, which practically dries up in hot summer, a stream about 1 m wide flows out in the northeastern part. "Blooming" of water in the summer is insignificant. Currently, due to the intensive construction of cottages, glades are being cut from the south-western side towards the lake ..
The most common fish in the lake are roach, small perch, bleak, pike. Fishing requires a boat, as the coastal zone (60-100 m) is shallow. In spring and summer, the float rod is good for medium roach. On spinning and girders on the border of reeds and open water - perch and pike.

Lake Mustajärvi (Black Lake)

Lake Mustayarvi (Black Lake) is located 2 km from the village. Novoye Toksovo, to the east, in a vast forest area. There are no roads suitable for light vehicles to Lake Mustajärvi (Black Lake). It is most convenient to get to the lake on foot from the village. New Toksovo on forest paths, about 2 km. The length of the lake is 1.2 km, the average width is 150 m, the depth is 4-4.5 m. The water is yellow-brown in color with a transparency of 1.5 m.
Mustajärvi lies in a depression between the hills. Where the slopes of the hills come close to the lake, the coast is dry, overgrown with mixed forest. In the rest of the area, the entire coast is occupied by peat bogs. In the southern part, there are rafters. There are few convenient places for fishing from the shore.
Of the fish in the lake, roach, small perch, and less often pike are often found. A short but deep channel flows out of Lake Mustajärvi and connects it with Lake Henejärvi.
There is no population on the shores of Lake Mustajärvi.

Lake Henejärvi (White Lake)

Lake Henejärvi (White Lake) is located 500 m east of Lake Mustajärvi and is strongly stretched from south to north. There are no approaches to Lake Henejärvi (White Lake) by car. There is no population on the shores of Lake Henejärvi. The most convenient way to get here is on foot from the village. New Toksovo (about 2.5 km) or from the northern tip of Lake Khepojärvi (about 2 km). The length of the lake is about 2 km, the average width is 250 m. The western coast is low, heavily boggy and occupied mainly by passable moss bogs, overgrown with undersized pines and birches. The eastern coast is low, dry, overgrown with pine, birch, bird cherry. From Lake Henejärvi a narrow branch of the Moryo River flows out (about 1 m wide). The lake feeds mainly on ground and swamp waters. Henejärvi is a shallow body of water, depths rarely exceed 2.5 m. Due to this, the water warms up well, which contributes to the development of vegetation. Reed, reed, rdest prevail, and in the eastern part - urut. The bottom is predominantly sandy, and at depths it is covered with a thin layer of silt. "Blooming" of water in summer is weak.
Most often in the lake. In Henejärve there are roach, ruff, small perch, pike, burbot, bleak. The most effective fishing from a boat in thickets of reeds with a float rod. Pike takes good on spinning and girders. And starting from the second half of August - burbot.

Lake Laidaka is located 500 m from the village. New Toksovo in a deep hollow. Getting to Lake Laidaka is easy - by car along the highway from the village. Toksovo on the village. Matoksa to the village. Novoe Toksovo, and then walk 500 m to the lake. There are no parking places near the water. In the absence of personal vehicles, it is necessary to get from St. Petersburg to the railway. Art. Toksovo, then take a shuttle bus to the village. Matoksa and go to the village. New Toksovo. Its length is about 800 m, and its width is 200 m. The shores of the lake are heavily overgrown with small forests and bushes. The bottom is muddy and only the eastern coast has areas with sandy soil.
Lake Laidaka is heavily charged, especially off the eastern coast. Despite its small size, it is very deep - in the central part, the depths reach 50 m. Due to the fact that the reservoir is located in a basin and is covered from all sides by a forest, the mixing of water in it is weak, the bottom deep layers never warm up. In summer, there is an intense bloom of blue-green algae. In winter, deaths are possible, as the flooded trees are intensively rotting.
Of the fish in Lake Laidaka, there are roach (small), perch, bleak, pike. Burbot is rarely found (in areas with sandy soil). Back in the early 90s, there were a lot of large pike in the lake. But every year the water level drops, convenient places for spawning disappear, springs are silted up and, as a result, the pike population is sharply reduced. Crayfish are occasionally found in the lake.

Southwest of the southern tip of the lake. Henejärvi, just 300 meters away, is a small lake. Its length is about 200 m, and its width is even less - no more than 100 m. The lake is located among low hills, lushly overgrown with mixed forest. The shores of the lake. Kaigaslampi are swampy. At the bottom there is a thick layer of soft silt. The lake is fed exclusively by swamps that cover it from the northern and northeastern sides. The depth of the reservoir is insignificant - in the central part it does not exceed 1.5 m. The lake is connected with the lake by hardly noticeable streams. Henejärvi, from where fish come in in the spring, when the water is high.
The population of the lake is represented by roach, small perch. It is most convenient to fish with a float rod, making long casts.
You can get here only on foot from the highway of the village. Toksovo - pos. Matox. From the bus stop - "Road to the quarry" - about 2.5 km. Despite its small size and a thick layer of silt at the bottom, there are no deaths in winter. Currently, the lake is in the stage of intensive overgrowth.

Lake Kavgolovskoye is located next to the railway. Art. Kavgolovo. Getting to Lake Kavgolovskoye is easy. By train to the railway. Art. Kavgolovo or by your own vehicle to the southern or northeastern coast - there are many convenient parking spots right next to the water. The shores of the lake are a favorite resting place for the townspeople. Lake of irregular shape. Its greatest width is about 3 km. Length - 3.5 km. Despite its significant size, Lake Kavgolovskoye is shallow - the greatest depths are up to 4.5-5 m, prevailing - 2-3 m. The eastern coast is sandy, with an admixture of pebbles. The western one is swampy. Mixed forest prevails along the shores of the reservoir. Lake Kavgolovskoe is connected by a small stream with the neighboring Kurgolovskoe lake. Insignificant streams flow into Lake Kavgolovskoye, which often dry up in summer. The vegetation is well developed. Rare reed thickets stretch along the eastern coast for a width of 50-70 m. Along the western swampy shore there are vast thickets of arrowhead, uruta, Canadian elodea, egg-capsules.
A boat is needed for fishing on Lake Kavgolovskoye, as there is not enough depth off the coast. Despite the high attendance of the lake, there are a lot of fish here - small ruff, roach, perch, breeder. Pike is rarely found. The most convenient way is to use a float rod, but you can also fish with a spinning rod along the reed thickets or put girders.
The shores of the lake are heavily built up (especially the southeastern shore).

Lake Kurgolovskoye is located next to Lake Kavgolovskoye, on the other side of the railway. With the exception of the western shore, there are good entrances to the Kurgolovskoye lake everywhere. The best way to get to the railway is by train. Art. Kavgolovo and then walk 200 m to the lake. The length of the Kurgolovskoye lake is about 1.5 km, the maximum width is 700-800 m. The western coast is low and adjoins almost close to the railway line. The eastern one is steeper with sandy hills and sparse pine forests. A small stream flows into the north, which dries up almost completely in hot weather. Lake Kurgolovskoye is relatively shallow. The prevailing depth in the southern part is about 2 m. In the northern part it is 3-3.5 m, but there are also pits up to 5-6 m. The bottom of the reservoir to a depth of 1.5-2 m is sandy, then there is gray silt. Aquatic vegetation is well developed, especially along the western and northern coasts. Arrowhead, filamentous algae, urut, elodea predominate; reeds and cattails are occasionally found.
The shores of Lake Kurgolovskoye are very well developed. A recreation center has been built on the eastern bank where you can rent a boat, and on the southern bank there is a large village. For fishing, it is better to use a boat, but on the west side - you can also fish from the shore using bottom fishing rods with a feeder
In Lake Kurgolovskoe, there is a lot of medium roach, small perch, ruff, and breeder. Pike is found near the northern coast, which is best caught with live bait and large spoons. For catching roach, borer, perch, it is better to use a float rod or a donk with a feeder.

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Glukharka river in St. Petersburg and fishing

Admin »09 Nov 2014, 21:21

Glukharka river in St. Petersburg and fishing

One of the most popular rivers in St. Petersburg among fishermen is Glukharka, which is located on the Right Bank. Near the river is the Nevsky District, where it is often possible to rent an office in St. Petersburg (after all, the city's business district is located here). If you are passing through St. Petersburg, be sure to go fishing to Capercaillie.

What kind of fish is found here? Mostly - carp, crucian carp, rudd, perch and sometimes even pike comes across during spawning. Catching it during this period is not prohibited, so many fishermen go to commercial fishing at this time (pike caviar is appreciated in many restaurants).

To fish in Capercaillie, you do not need an expensive spinning rod. You can often find fishermen here with homemade bamboo rods or rubber bands. Here rubber bands are ideal for fishing in St. Petersburg. Winter fishing is also practiced, but on a fairly small scale. Many people still prefer the traditional one.

What kind of groundbait should you take with you when going to the Capercaillie? A great option is a mixture of cereals with hemp or sunflower oil (not something that is sold in many grocery stores, but one that is bought in specialty fishing supplies stores).

By the way, on the territory of St. Petersburg there are as many as 80 kilometers of natural rivers (and about 160 kilometers of artificial waterways). If you will go far to Glukharka, then you can visit Bolshaya Izhorka, which is located on the Left Bank. Here, in principle, exactly the same fish is found. Only in the spring there is a complete ban on fishing because of spawning. So, count on summer or winter fishing.

And Galernaya Harbor is a favorite place for amateur fishermen. True, for the right to fish in this place, you will have to pay a very tidy sum of rustling bills. The ticket price is about 250 rubles per day. It is best to practice sport fishing skills here, rather than catch fish for food.

In any case, there is a place for fishing in St. Petersburg for everyone. In total, as many as 32 rivers pass through the city! Most of them flow into the so-called Nevskaya Guba.

And still some ten years ago, one of the most popular rivers among fishermen was the Paw, which, unfortunately, has already disappeared due to drying out. Urbanization has its drawbacks, as you can see. And the drying up of rivers is one of the main disadvantages.

The name of the river was established in the 18th century in a remote swampy area. It used to start from the swamps to the west of Lake Dolgoe. During the development of the adjacent territory, the upper reaches of the Glukharka were reclaimed and turned into elongated ponds running parallel to Planernaya and Kamyshovaya streets.

To drain the territory in the 1980s. canals were dug along Kamyshovaya and Planernaya streets, flowing into Glukharka.

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The Kovashi river in the Leningrad region

Admin »10 Nov 2014, 00:41

Kovashi (Kovash, Finn. Hevaanjoki) is a river in the Leningrad Region, belongs to the Baltic Sea basin.

The Kovashi River originates at the confluence of the Chernaya and Lopukhinka rivers in the Lomonosov District of the Leningrad Region. It flows into the Koporskaya Bay of the Gulf of Finland near the town of Sosnoy Bor, Leningrad Region.

The length of the Kovash River is 38 kilometers, the catchment area is 612 km2. The total drop of the river is 27 meters, the slope is 0.71 m / km. The general direction of the flow of the Kovashi River from east to west.

On the Kovashi river in the Lomonosov district of the Leningrad region there are settlements: the village of Kovashi, Novoye Kalishche, the city of Sosnovy Bor.

From Sosnovy Bor along the river to the village of Kovashi, the N-148 highway runs.

Main tributaries.
Four main tributaries flow into the river, of which three are left and one is right.

All main tributaries of the Kovashi River:

Lopukhinka (Ruditsa) is a river that flows 38 kilometers from the mouth of the Kovashi River, 16 kilometers long
Lubenskaya is a river that flows 14 kilometers from the mouth of the Kovashi River, 12 kilometers long
The river without a name - flows in 8 kilometers from the mouth of the Kovashi River, 12 kilometers long.

Chernaya (Chernovka) - flows 38 kilometers from the mouth of the Kovashi River, 34 kilometers long.

Along the banks of the Kovashi River, there are mixed forests, represented mainly by birch and spruce, as well as shrubs and meadow vegetation.

In the upper reaches, the Kovashi River has a width of 12 meters, a depth of 1.7 meters, the bottom soil is solid, the current speed is 0.4 m / sec. Near the village of Kovashi, the channel width is 23 meters, the depth is 1.4 meters, the bottom soil is solid. Near the village of Novoye Kalische, the current speed is reduced to 0.2 m / sec. One and a half kilometers from the mouth of the river the width of the river is 35 meters, the depth is 2 meters, the bottom is solid.

The floodplain of the river is 50 meters wide in places; it is flooded during the spring flood. The banks are a little swampy. There are rifts, driftwood, and single stones on the river. Behind the village of Kovashi, the channel narrows, the river becomes deeper and flows in steep banks overgrown with bushes.

The Kovashi River is home to pike, perch, brown trout, trout, roach and other fish species.

Tourism and rest.
The Kovashi River is used by lovers of rafting as a continuation of the route of the Chernaya River.

Length: 38 km
Pool area: 612 km²
Pool: Baltic Sea
Slope: 0.71 ‰

Source: confluence of the Chernaya and Lopukhinka rivers, Lomonosov district, Leningrad region
Elevation: 27 m

Latitude: 59 ° 49′9.64 ″ N
Longitude: 29 ° 23′42.09 ″ E
Mouth: Koporskaya Bay of the Gulf of Finland, the city of Sosnovy Bor, Leningrad Region
Elevation: 0 m

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Lakhtinsky spill

Admin »15 Nov 2014, 00:39

Fishing on the Lakhtinsky Razliv

Lakhtinsky Razliv is a lagoon-like reservoir deeply embedded in the land, which has a hydraulic connection with the Neva Bay of the Gulf of Finland. The Lakhtinsky Razliv currently empties into the river. Kamenka, r. Black, p. Capercaillie, r. Yuntolovka, a number of temporarily operating watercourses and drainage ditches flowing from bog massifs, as well as artificial reservoirs and Lakhtinsky Razliv.

The Lakhtinsky Razliv basin stretches from northwest to southeast, the natural shores are low and swampy. From the east, in the central and southern parts, the coast is overgrown with reeds. According to the testimony of researchers at the beginning of this century, the Lakhtinsky Razliv was a shallow water body with monotonous depths not exceeding 2 - 2.5 meters. At present, apparently, as a result of the work of dredgers, the bottom relief of the reservoir has changed significantly. The bottom of the lake is uneven with elevations and depressions. Its northern part is shallower (depths up to 4 meters) with a gradual increase in depths towards the central part. The central part of the basin is flat with steep banks and small depressions, with maximum depths of up to 8 meters. The southern part of the Lakhtinsky Razliv is deeper (6 - 7 meters) and trough-like in shape with a slight elevation. Here is a winding, narrow, reedy island.

The private catchment area of ​​the Lakhtinsky Razliv and the catchment areas of the inflowing rivers in the lower reaches are heavily swampy. The area to the east of Lakhtinsky Razliv is being developed for housing construction. Until recently, soil reclamation, pipeline construction, drainage of territories took place here. On the western bank of the reservoir there are military units, a tree nursery, farmstead buildings, and gardening. In the river basin Yuntolovka, which currently does not have a pronounced natural channel, but is represented by a drainage ditch, is an unauthorized dump of construction waste, household and industrial waste. The railway and highway St. Petersburg - Vyborg runs along the southern coast, as well as the warehouses of public utilities.

The ichthyocenosis of the Lakhtinsky Razliv is represented mainly by freshwater fish. 26 species of fish and 1 species of cyclostomes (river lamprey) were recorded.

The most unusual representative is the river lamprey (Lampetra fluviatilis) - spawning lampreys enter the Lakhtinsky spill and the rivers flowing into it twice - in autumn and spring. When entering in September-October, it winters in the river, in May-June it spawns on rocky soils. Body length reaches 50 cm, weight up to 130 g. The body is elongated, worm-like, without scales. Adult lampreys parasitize fish. They stick to them with a mouth sucker and with a tongue equipped with teeth gnaw a hole in the host's body. Listed in the Red Book of the Russian Federation.
Smelt (Osmerus eperlanus) is a favorite fish of Petersburgers. In the eastern part of the Gulf of Finland, there are Neva and Finnish subpopulations. The first of these ecological groups consists of small, rapidly maturing individuals and gravitates towards freshened areas. It is this form that spawns through the channel into the Lakhtinsky spill.

Three-spined sticklebacks (Gasterosteus aculeatus) and nine-spined sticklebacks (Pungitius pungitius) are the most numerous, in the spring-summer period there are giant clusters of these species.
Pike perch (Stizostedium lucioperca) lives mainly in estuarine sections of rivers and a channel. The number of generations of pike perch is formed at the early stages of development and depends on the efficiency of reproduction and on the availability of food (at an early age, on the abundance of mysids and chironomids, and later on the yield of smelt, ruff and sticklebacks).
Perch (Perca fluviatilus) is ubiquitous in the Lakhtinsky spill system. At the beginning of summer it enters the rivers for spawning, although it can also spawn in flood. In summer, it is dispersed throughout the spill area.
Bream (Abramis brama), pike (Esox lucius), roach (Rutilus rutilus) live in the aisles of the Lakhtinsky spill. Such species as silver bream, bleak, ide, ruff are also found in the aisles of the Lakhtinsky spill, but due to the lack of spawning grounds and the inadequacy of conditions for incubation of eggs to optimal, the herds of these species are small in number. One of the most valuable fish of the Kamenka River is salmon juveniles (Saimo salar).
The ichthyocenosis of the Lakhtinsky Razliv is represented mainly by medium-sized sexually mature individuals, as well as juveniles of these species, which indicates a strong anthropogenic pressure (recreational fishing, poaching) on ​​the fish of the reservoir. Of the fish that are endangered in the Lakhtinsky Razliv, the following species are found that are protected for European countries: river lamprey (Lampetra fluviatilis), trout (Salmo sp.), Blue bream (Abramis ballerus), ide (Leuciscus idus), burbot (Lota lota).
In August 1996, two specimens of Amur sleeper were caught in the Lakhtinsky spill.

This fact of the discovery of newcomer species in the Lakhtinsky flood is evidence of the onset of biological pollution and is irreversible. To protect the natural ecosystem of the Lakhtinsky Razliv from invasion by exotic species, special measures are required, otherwise, the Amur sleeper, which does not have natural competitors and predators, itself acts as a super-predator, actively destroying eggs and juvenile fish. The result of its negative impact will have a detrimental effect on the entire ecosystem of the reserve, as is observed in the closed water bodies of St. Petersburg and its southern suburbs. This impact will be expressed in the total destruction of the fish fauna of the Lakhtinsky spill, which is at the same time the main food object for the waterfowl living here or stopping during the migration period.

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Lakes Beloostrov

Admin »16 Nov 2014, 22:54

The Karelian Isthmus - as the territory of the former Cambrian Sea - is extremely rich in lakes and rivers.
In particular, the Gardening area is also not deprived of water bodies. There are at least 7 lakes within a 10 km radius.

Pastor's lake (Finn. Pastorinjärvi) is closest to the territory of the old Horticulture - about 2.5 km in a straight line. It got its name due to the fact that a Swedish pastor once lived here. It is about 900 m long from east to west and about 300 m wide at its widest point. The maximum depth is about 5 m. The lake was created in a natural way, i.e. nature. Like most of the surrounding lakes, Pastorskoe Lake is peaty, i.e. has a sandy bottom covered with a thick layer of silt and peat trampled down in the beach area.

The lake is flowing - a stream of the same name flows through it - Pastorsky. However, in the period 2005-2006, the brook dried up, which is blamed for the builders of the Kirishi-Primorsk oil pipeline, which runs only 300-400 m beyond the Lake. The stream originates just in the area of ​​the oil pipeline, and it is possible that the builders somehow disturbed the ecosystem that feeds the stream. However, during the last year, the stream periodically restores its flow, depending on the amount of precipitation.

Also, the lake is powered by underground springs, which abound in the peat, muddy bottom. Due to silt, the water in the lake has a slightly reddish, "copper" hue, but nevertheless, it is quite transparent. They say that silt is very good for the skin, so vacationers do not hesitate to swim in the lake, and on warm days all the beaches that are located literally along the entire perimeter of the lake are filled with people.

Deaf lake - it is the "second" in the language of local residents - is located less than one and a half km from Pastorskoye. It probably got its name due to the fact that it is literally in a deep forest, surrounded on all sides by a dense wall of trees and not too much sunlit, because In general, there are no open sunny beaches, there is a forest all around. The Finnish name of the lake is Umpilampi, which in general means "Wilderness Lake". The lake is small - a little over 200 m long and about 100 m wide, but nevertheless it is very deep: they say that in winter the forester measured the depth and found depths up to 17 m!
The lake, unlike the rest of the surrounding lakes, has an earthen bottom. Water replenishment occurs at the expense of underground springs and a swampy shore. The water in the lake is very clean, because does not contain peat.

Lake Svetloye is located just over 2 km from Pastorskoye. Gardeners call it "the third", although it also has an old Finnish name - Thomasjärvi. However, the name is controversial, tk. it appears only on some unclear who and when installed a wooden shield on the shore of the lake. On Finnish maps, it is listed as Valkijärvi (Bright Lake).
The lake was once about a kilometer long and 400 meters wide, a beautiful islet with pine trees, but long ago it was overgrown with a rather dense quagmire. It is so dense that in some places, only by jumping, one can guess that underfoot is the water of the lake. However, a relatively small - about 150 m in diameter - polynya still exists. It is located almost in the center of the lake, a little closer to one of the shores, and is brightly lit by the sun, because only rare, thin and low pines and birches grow on the bog. Hence the name of the lake - Light. True, there are legends among gardeners that there are no living creatures in the lake. Some even call the lake Dead.
I will not say whether this is true or not, but the water in the lake is very clean, despite the fact that the lake is peaty.

Lake Lampijärvi. The most remote lake from Horticulture. From the Pastorskoye Lake to it you need to get almost 5 km by deaf forest roads. On the approaches to the lake, there are impassable swampy puddles, a terrible, bumpy road, dug with deep holes. They say that these holes were dug by a forester who once lived on the bank of the lake. Now neither the forester nor the gatehouse has long been gone, but the foundation and the well still remain on the shore.
But it is the remoteness of the lake and impassable roads that make the lake such a desirable and mysterious attraction. Moreover, the lake is very beautiful. On the opposite shore from the only beach there is a beautiful hill of fir trees, the sun shines brightly on the almost round surface of the lake, you can not hear the rumble of cars. Quiet, beauty and grace!
The lake is peat. It does not shine in size - no more than 450 m in length and about 250 m in width. Almost all approaches to the banks are covered with swamps.
The Finnish origin of the lake's name is interesting - Lampijärvi. Russian cartographers have not been able to give a meaningful translation of this paradoxical phrase, meaning "Pond Lake" or "Lake-Pond". It is not clear why the Ingrians called this beautiful lake, which does not look like a pond at all.

Copper Lake or Mednozavodskaya Razliv lake (Finn. Vaskisavotanjärvi), by and large, is not included in the territory of the Horticulture neighborhood, because has its closest settlement - the village of Medny Zavod. But it is impossible not to tell about this lake, because of the nearby lakes, it is perhaps the most famous and largest.
It is located along the Elizavetinskoe highway, which connects the Vostochno-Vyborg highway (in the region of 34 km) and the Priozerskoe highway (near the village of Elizavetinka). The village of Medny Zavod is located almost on the shore of the lake. The lake was artificially formed by a dam on the Chernaya River for the needs of the local copper foundry back in the 18th century. Therefore, part of the lake is rather shallow, and the lake itself has a lot of islets, towering here and there with beautiful bunches of fir and pine trees. The water in the lake has a reddish-copper hue due to the large amount of silt brought by the river.
The lake is quite large - more than one and a half km across.

Literally a kilometer from Mednoye Lake, on the other side of the highway, a little further into the forest is Lake Sarzhenskoe (Fin. Saarselki-järvi). It is unpopular among vacationers, because it is not very convenient in terms of access to it by car, and it is located in the lowlands, the bottom is shallow. But fishing enthusiasts know about it firsthand!

There is another lake near Horticulture that should be mentioned. This lake Zavodskoe (Fin. Tehtaanjärvi). It is located on the isthmus between Gardening and Beloostrov. Previously, this area was called Aleksandrovka.
The lake was formed at the expense of a dam-dam on the Pastorskoye stream. The dam was built for the needs of the local Kaidanov paper mill. The factory itself is gone, but the lake remains. Its appearance is different from other local lakes: quiet backwaters with birches and willows leaning to the water, the unhurried movement of dark water - everything resembles the lakes and rivers of central Russia.

In the gardening area "Zaozernoye" (part of Gardening), which is located on the territory of the former village of Mertut, there are open-pit lakes filled with fairly clean water. To be honest, to my shame, I still cannot say anything about these stunning bodies of water, because only recently learned about their existence. But local residents living quite far from the main lakes of the village - Pastorskoye, Glukhoy, Svetloye and Zavodskoy - do not shun bathing in quarries, because to get to the aforementioned lakes on foot is far away.

Not far from the village, on the right side of the Vyborgskoe highway, in the area of ​​42 km (the former territory of the village of Zabolotye), there is a little-known lake Vitrijärvi. It is surrounded on all sides by a swamp, it is not so easy to get to its hole. In a word, by all its external features it resembles Lake Svetloye. The difference is the remoteness to the side, little visited by the inhabitants of the village, and the unlikely "bathing" side of the lake. True, there is no need to get there by deaf windbreaks: the road from gardening on the 41st km of the highway will lead you to the lake in about 4-5 km.

Also, one cannot fail to mention the well-known, but little-seen swamp lake Kalelovsky Razliv (Fin. Kaljalanjärvi). Once upon a time (about 50 years ago) there was a rather large lake - about 5-6 km long and 600 meters wide. But for such a short period of time, it managed to become so overgrown with swamps that it turned into a swampy area with a bunch of tiny wormwoods and channels. Although on many maps it is still marked as a lake. It is difficult and far to reach it. And swimming in it is generally a utopia!

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Vuoksa. Sinevo

Admin »20 Nov 2014, 00:22

Lake Vuoksa near Sinevo station.

Vuoksa in the village. Blue, beautiful rocky shores, many beautiful islands with pine forests. 130 km from St. Petersburg, in the Priozersk district near the railway station Sinevo.
Fishing: pike, bream, perch, pike perch, roach, burbot, rudd.
It takes 3 hours to get here by train from Finland Station. But it's worth it, there is a lake 500 from the station.

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Luga river

Admin »20 Nov 2014, 16:08

For the first time I was on Luga with a friend in the village of Bolshiye Krupeli, which is located not far from Tolmachevo, about six years ago. It was a dry July, with a huge number of mosquitoes of amazing size and endless anger. Without much enthusiasm, we nevertheless decided at the very first morning dawn to try our luck in a 25-degree heat without the slightest hint of a breeze. Fifteen minutes walk after leaving the house, the pine forest ended, and we went to the steep bank of the Luga.

The places were so beautiful that I started fishing only fifteen minutes later, during which I could not take my eyes off the river floodplain, the lush green meadows under the rays of the rising sun, a stork walking in the distance with the imposing gait of a stork and a pine forest majestically standing above the floodplain. The river looked like a large stream, fifteen meters wide, which in many places could be crossed to the waist. Near the place we reached, there was an overgrown creek, into which a small rivulet flowed. Without much faith, the first cast - and 200 grams per square meter encourages the fishing spirit. The second cast - a perch, the third cast - a tempted bee-eater of 700 grams also ends up on the shore. With a rush of faith in good fishing, we moved downstream, overcome by mosquitoes and slyly stunned by the heat.

After walking a few hundred meters and taking a couple of pikes, we came to the confluence of the Oredezh. The river became twice as wide, much deeper, and whirlpools with reverse currents appeared. The heat made us finish fishing by noon. By this time, we had removed fifteen pike up to a kilo from the water and the same number of striped ones. After this walk along the river, I fell in love with these places, since then I have been visiting them every summer and as a result, already this year, I rented half a house in this cozy village. Two years later, I had the opportunity to get to know Luga much better. With two friends and female support, we decided to raft on rubber bands from the city of Luga to the village of Kleno, which is twenty kilometers upstream from Kingisepp. We were able to give ourselves this pleasure in July.

The route took us twelve days and about one hundred and fifty kilometers, during which we were able to enjoy the beauty of Luga, feed half of the local mosquitoes and midges, and also get acquainted with the representatives of the local ichthyofauna. Really just get acquainted, because it turned out that if you row fifteen to twenty kilometers a day, even with days off, then the strength to get up at dawn, or sit in the evening with a fishing rod, remains, with all the desire, not enough. They caught mainly on the path and threw a spoon at the mouths of the flowing streams and rivers. Our victims were perches and medium-sized pikes. Since the weather was, to put it mildly, warm, the predator did not show much respect for us and ate spoons without the desired enthusiasm.

Indicative were the answers to the questions of local fishermen, as the distance from the city of Luga moved away: in the area of ​​the city - "What is caught?", The answer - "Roach", "Does it bite well?" - "Yes today" - and in the cage there are five roach with a palm near Tolmachevo, the same question - "Bream, waiting for the ide" near Tverdiat - "yes, her fishing, one small chub" - and in the cage there are a couple of decent fish. At night they put donks, but they fell asleep so deeply that they did not hear the bells, and in the morning they looked sadly at the torn leashes 0.22mm thick. Only once I was surprised to remove the chub that had survived on the hook by half a kilo from a drowsy and light hangover. On the tenth day, after passing the Saba rapids and breaking one of our boats on them, preparing for the end of the trip in two days, we discussed with each other that, despite the small catches, we did not have much information about fish, fishing and fishing places on the Luga. collected.

And I am now putting some of this information into practice and am happy to share it with you. About twenty - twenty five years ago, according to the recollections of local residents, some wonderful Luga plant made an equally remarkable discharge of waste or part of its products into the river. And the river was one of the most fishy. It is said that the entire surface of the river from the city of Luga to Kingisepp looked like an open can of canned fish. After this event, for several years, catching a bream in the Tolmachevo area was tantamount to catching a salmon in the Neva within the city. But our poor nature, as usual, survived this misfortune, and the fish in the river reappeared. Apparently in connection with the same, rumored closed, Luga plant, which I would like to wish to be not working further, fish, already during my stay, on Luga becomes from year to year more.

As in other bodies of water, the success of fishing on the Luga is determined, first of all, by the season, the place of fishing, both along the river, and the choice of a place in a specific area. Again, as elsewhere, there is no universal way of fishing. The meadow can be conditionally divided into four areas, differing in species and quantitative composition. I am familiar with the first section of the river only theoretically and selectively - this is the section of the river from the source to the city of Luga. I have information about him from the stories of my good friend, who regularly visits the river in the area of ​​the village of Petrovskie Baba, located thirty kilometers upstream from the city of Luga. The part of the river attracts by the fact that it does not experience a serious onslaught of our brother, a fisherman and poachers.

In this section of the river, my friend mainly catches pike on a spinning rod - the best effect is achieved using twisters with an ultralight head, making wiring along the coastal grass and near the border of the vegetation of the creek with the river, or fishing the windows. Small pike up to a kilogram and medium-sized perch are caught. You can catch a decent amount of pike in this way, which somewhat compensates for its size. Fishing with pike gut mounted on a light jig head can also be successful. The largest pike caught in those places with a friend pulled four kilograms and was caught in the spring on the gut. In the same places one can find roach, less often bream, ide, and even less often asp. Representing the rest of the river quite well, it seems that carp and tench are present in the oxbows.

The second section is the river from the city of Luga to the confluence of the Oredezh. Here the river flows in beautiful steep banks, and is a series of shallow, up to one and a half meters, sections with a flat bottom and a fairly fast current and deep enough pools under the steep banks. The river forms many picturesque oxbows and backwaters. Dry summers and the duration of floods strongly affect the quantitative - qualitative and species diversity of fish in the warm season. You can start fishing in late April - early May, when the river in these places overflows more than a kilometer and the water level rises to two to three meters due to the overflow of the inflowing Oredezh. Fishing should be done in the mouths of the rivers flowing into it; in other places it is simply pointless to look for fish.

More specifically, you can try your luck at the mouth of the Volochenka river near the village of Bolshie Krupeli. You have to fish among tree trunks, making wiring between bushes, which makes fishing very peculiar. At the mouths of the rivers that fish gathers, which in the summer on this site is quite problematic to catch - this is a handsome ide. At this time, breeder and roach are also caught. You can only fish from a boat in the wiring, although it is difficult to call it wiring due to the faint hints of current. The nozzle is a bark beetle, maggot or burdock. But still, before choosing a place to fish in the spring, it is better to get acquainted with these parts of the river in the summer. From the beginning of May, the water in the river slowly begins to sink, and by the end of the month, or at the beginning of June, the river enters the main channel, leaving many creeks on flooded meadows that are still connected with the river.

Here comes the joy for the spinning player - spawning hungry pikes remain in the backwaters, and by local standards, they are very decent - up to four kilograms - in these parts in the summer it is unlikely to take such a toothy one. Due to the fact that the depth in the backwaters is usually no more than forty centimeters (with the exception of deep and in summer, never dry backwaters that do not connect with the river and are formed in places where the old riverbed is whirlpool), fishing is very reckless. It's nice to see with your own eyes a pike pursuing a bait, an attack on it and resistance, which, even when playing a two kilogram specimen, gives tremendous pleasure - the pike desperately resists, not feeling where it can hide at such a depth, makes candles, falling into the water, raises fountains of splashes.

I achieved the best result under these conditions using a Mepps "Lusox 3" attachment. This lure, having a large drag and plumage covering the tee tips, is less susceptible to snagging on the grass, which is present in large quantities in the backwaters. Frankly, I do not even remove the branded weight-head from the spoon, which is attached in the original packaging of the spoon. In my opinion, the design of this lure, in combination with a long spinning rod, allows you to quite calmly conduct the bait near the surface, even with a rather slow wiring. I want to give an example in favor of the advantage of "Lusox". In June 1999, we were fishing Luga backwaters with a friend. I soon settled on the "Lusox 3", which turned out to be the only one for me. A friend of this spoon was not with him. By the end of the morning dawn, we had fifteen of my pike tails to his four.

In his arsenal there were all kinds of spinners with vibrators Mepps, Blue Fox, Abu Garsia, Rublex and various wobblers. However, I cannot fail to note a potentially suitable lure for these conditions - this is a relatively new Rapala "Skitter Pop" lure. Unfortunately, I did not have time to test it on the Luga, but fishing in similar conditions, namely shallow depth and aquatic vegetation, brought very good results. At the same time, something is happening on the river that makes the heart of any St. Petersburg spinning player beat faster - there is a spring asp on the Luga. According to my information, this happens in the only river in the region. After a long hiatus due to the ecological situation on the river, the asp began to rise high upstream again. But getting to this zhor on time is not even easy.

It lasts, maybe four days, but maybe only one. I have been trying to manage to be on the river at this moment for three years, and as a result I listen to the stories of the owner of the house, part of whom I rent for the summer, how he pulled two asps for spinning at the beginning of the week - one for two kilograms, the other for four and a half ... And when I look at his tackle and see a 0.5 line on the "Nevskaya" and those two spoons, which were attacked by very solid specimens - this is a rusty eight-centimeter spoiler and a healthy spinning spoon, which, according to my ideas about physics, cannot rotate in principle - all that remains is to shrug their shoulders and remember the number of hours spent on the Luga in anticipation of a bite from the scharesper. But now the river finally enters its course, hot July days come. Along the coastal grass and water lilies, medium-sized pikes and frisky perches are caught on the turntables. Roads come across on zeroes and ones of spinning spoons. Under steep banks, in whirlpools, on occasion - as the locals call a dragonfly larva - there are decent bream and perch.

Closer to autumn, an ide is also caught on steamed peas in the whirlpools. In autumn, burbots are caught on donks. But nevertheless, after the flood remains only in memories, the most promising site with a length of about a hundred kilometers becomes the river stretching from Tolmachevo to Kleno. Here, oddly enough, the places remained quite unclean, due to the very problematic access to many sections of the river and the lack of public transport, except for a passenger boat running once every few days from Tolmachevo to Sabsk with a touching name "Gavryusha", and the bus Peter - Sabsk, who, if his memory serves, makes this way once a week. Already below Tolmachevo, you can, with fairly high chances, using bait, try to catch bream and ide on steamed peas in deep places. Since my addiction is spinning, in other areas of our difficult business, I can hardly be a good advisor.

But in my opinion, far from a professional opinion, the best equipment for a float rod in Luga conditions will be the following - the load is located at the bottom, then a pair of leashes goes higher and, accordingly, the float is even higher. It is better to fish from the bottom, although, of course, you can try regular wiring. The option of fishing near Tolmachev is possible in the absence of your own transport. If you have one, it is better not to be lazy and go downstream. If you still have no desire to go far, but there is something else - to fish for several days, and even spend the night, then it makes sense to turn off the highway at the Osmino kilometer at the 18th kilometer and, having approached the Luga River, to be practically opposite the base Natalino and, if you shout thoroughly, call the huntsman, who will transport him by boat to his grounds. The latter need not be done, but simply, leaving the car, move upstream or downstream. If you are not lazy, then in a couple of days you can get an idea of ​​the river on the Kemka - Bezhany section.

I and my company thoroughly whipped these waters with a spinning rod, and perhaps some of my observations will be useful to someone. Oddly enough, the most successful spinning trips I had in July - early August, while in many other reservoirs this time can by no means be called the most catchy. The first couple of kilometers upstream, that is, towards the village of Kemka, the river is quite similar - coastal vegetation alternates with dumps, capes, small rocky areas along the coast, trees felled into the water. Of course, the look will immediately determine the promising places where the predator may be hiding. Flocks of striped animals often go out to hunt on rocky areas, which are happy to bite off a precisely presented turntable. I have successfully lugged perches on the "Aglia Long 3". My brother prefers to catch the latter in tandem, in particular, not disdaining Konger's "Chimera" 2.5x6g, tying red threads on hooks - the result is often the best.

Pikes also respond well to tandem. On the same section of the river, an asp walks, which, while hunting ten meters from you, until he feels personal dislike for all his breed, will neglect baits. Over the past summer of 1999, my brother and I spent on the river, probably a total of two weeks, but only two times the asp coveted the bait, but to no avail for us - once with my brother, the second with me. The brother took the asp about ten meters from the shore and already brought him to his feet, when the shereper weighing about a kilo apparently saw his brother and, not showing due respect, abruptly went into the water thickets, in which, after a short struggle, he remained the winner. The most amazing thing is that this asp took on "Lusox 3" without a weight - you must admit that the spoon in our area is far from for this fish. I got a kilo asp on the floor, not long holding on to "Aglia Long 3". All this took place on this two-kilometer stretch.

Also, in this interval, a lot of toothy ones were taken out, this summer their weight was not particularly pleasing - the standard ranged from seven hundred grams to two kilograms, but compensated for the amount - on the third day of fishing from the refrigerator in the country, they had to start pulling out products. The site conventionally ends with a short roll with a protruding small ridge of boulders, upstream turning into a whirlpool. This place is promising not only for spinning players, in connection with perch, pike and asp hunting on the rift and whirlpool, but also for those who like float tackle - you can try to catch bream and ide in the pit. Seven hundred meters upstream begins a 300 - 400 meter sand roll - the depth in a dry summer is on average knee deep, and the width of the river increases from thirty - forty to seventy. On this roll "monsters" come out - the fight of the asp can be heard and seen six hundred meters away.

Experiments with spinning spoons, wobblers and "Castmaster" also failed. Above the roll there is a fairly deep section with a fast current - perhaps there is a chance to catch a chub. The site ends with another whirlpool formed by the bend of the Luga and in the fall of the Kemka River - also a fairly promising place. Above, the river flows for about a kilometer in the banks overgrown with bushes, the bottom is mostly flat, there are not so many coastal vegetation and any shelters, but, despite this, you can quite count on catching pikes up to two kilograms and fishing in a sufficient number of striped. Above this kilometer stretch, not far from the village of Kemka, the river becomes much narrower, faster and deeper, the banks become steep. In such areas, in places with a reverse flow and depth, it makes sense to look for bream, ide and chub. I somehow imperceptibly moved away from the baits I used.

The best on the Luga below Tolmachev are spinning spoons. Neither wobblers, nor jig-baits, nor oscillating spoons brought the best result. This is, of course, a subjective opinion, but the opinion of five or six people from my company who have visited these parts at different times. In terms of catchability, I would single out "Lusox" and "Aglia Long" by "Mepps", "Reflex" and not heavy "Morrum" by "Abu Garsia", as universal for catching pike and perch, of course, varying their numbers or weight ... Various tandems showed a very good result last summer. Small "Vibrax" from "Blue Fox" company have proven themselves well as pure perch lures. If you move downstream from Natalino towards the picturesque village of Bezhany, then you will find just as many interesting places for all types of fishing.

All the Luga shores to Sabsk are very picturesque and everywhere there is good fishing - Tvervyat, Lemovzha, Khilok, Redezha - in the areas of these villages there are entrances everywhere - where it is better, where it is worse. The downstream in the direction of Sabsk, the higher the probability of taking good fish, the more likely it is to meet a catfish - in the Redezh area last summer, my friend witnessed more than an hour of "towing" a rubber band with a catfish, which ended not in favor of our brother, a fisherman. Ide, chub, asp in these parts are by no means candidates for the "Red Book of the Leningrad Region", which is already possible for writing, but quite common representatives of fish species. The five-kilometer Sabsky rapids, and the rapids (it would be more correct to call them rifts), which are found even further downstream, are still a haven for trout and grayling.

Below the rapids, asps and chubs hunt on the stretches, and goose bumps can also be found. Chub in the Sabsk area is preferred to be caught in the wiring on a bread roll or bread crust. Along the entire length of the river, of course, one of the most effective ways of fishing can be fishing with a twin spinning rod - a lot of ides, asps and chubs were taken from the Luga with this tackle. The best bait is a grasshopper. Below Kingisepp the best fishing is in spring, when the Finnish ide, moss, roach and bream come from the bay to the Luga and its tributaries. In many tributaries of the Luga, you can still fish for trout. The meadows are a salmon river, but if the Baltic salmon still enters the river, it does not rise above the dam in Kingisepp. In the area of ​​the village of Porechye there is a salmon breeding plant, but whether it is functioning now and, if so, what it does with the juveniles I do not know.

Although my acquaintance twenty years ago witnessed how in Oredezha, in front of the dam near Kremeno, a sucker under eight kilograms was caught on the TV, and on Luga a local grandfather was talking about a huge sucker who was found on the shore a few kilometers upstream from Tolmachevo fifteen ago. I could talk about Luga fishing for a very long time. But I would like you yourself, not being lazy and tearing yourself away from your favorite places, to go to these lands and try to seduce asps, chubs, ides and many other fish that this picturesque river gives to our brother-fisherman.

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Gorovalday lake (Shepelevskoe)

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Gorovalday lake (Shepelevskoe)

Gorovaldayskoye Lake is located in the Lomonosov District of the Leningrad Region of Russia. It is located next to the southern coast of the Gulf of Finland and is separated from it by an isthmus. On one of its banks is the Gora-Valdai village, after which the lake is named.Along the isthmus formed by sand dunes, the highway A 121 runs, connecting St. Petersburg and Sosnovy Bor. The lake has a common name - Shepelevskoe.

The Gorovaldai Lake was formed from the lagoon of the Gulf of Finland, and has a mirror area of ​​2.8 square kilometers. The shape of the reservoir is elongated, 4.5 kilometers long. The greatest depth, according to the state water register, is 5.5 meters, according to the observations of fishermen, it reaches 15 meters.

The lake is low-flowing, because several small streams flow into it, which dry up during the hot months of summer. The water is clean and transparent. The shores of the reservoir are mostly sandy with beaches, but there are also rocky ones, farther from the coast, the bottom is muddy. Gorovalday Lake is surrounded by a pine forest and protects it from harsh sea winds. There are settlements on the banks: Gora - Valdai Shepelevo Pulkovo and others. Many different recreation areas have been built: bases, hotels, boarding houses. In the vicinity of the lake you can successfully hunt and fish on the lake. The lake is rich in fish. Here you can easily catch roach, perch, pike, bleak, ruff is rare, but eel and pike perch can be found.

Due to the high transparency of the water, the fish are very careful here. Large roach takes only thin lines.

In summer, it is better to catch pike near the southern coast, where there is a small strip of aquatic vegetation. It is best to take a pike at night on the girders. At a depth of 1-1.5 meters, on the border of vegetation and clean water. The best bait is a roach or small perch. Fishing can be quite successful when fishing for pike in circles at a depth of 4-5 meters. Of artificial baits, it is better to use a spinner or a dull twistor, since the water is very transparent.

Perch here average 100-150 g. It is caught on fry, worms, small dark spinners.
There is a small pike perch in the lake, but it is very small. It keeps mainly in sandy areas, at depths of 5-6 meters, and runs aground at night. For the development of the growth in the number of zander, there is little oxygen in the lake. Birds save the situation, which from the Gulf of Finland bring its eggs here.

Lake Gorovaldayskoye is more predictable for spring fishing. It is easier to find a perch and is always closer to the shore, it is not in the center. A little later, he will go to the very shore, to a depth of 10-50 cm under the ice. The perch is frankly small, but always faithful. Roach is more dependent on the weather, so catches are not always encouraging.

In winter, fishing on the lake, mainly on the first and last ice. They take perch and pike mainly on dull vertical spoons. In the wilderness, the bite is very irregular.

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