About 130 high-altitude lakes can be found in the territory of Karachay-Cherkessia. In addition – mountain waterfalls and a lot of rivers rivers, including large ones. Also – the Kuban Reservoir can be found here. the Lower Baduk lakes are well-known to many people in the territory of the republic.  Fishing in  Karachay-Cherkessia for you


In various reservoirs of Karachay-Cherkessia, it is possible to see and catch such breeds of fish as perch, pike, catfish, trout, sabre fish, carp, sazan, pike perch, asp, white and silver carps, roach and etc. Spring fishing is especially good in Karachaevo-Circassia, where many tempted fishermen come for this. However, not so long ago fishing in some lakes was partially restricted in the republic due to the difference in time limits of some fish species spawning. In the period from May 15 to July 15, some reservoirs in this region are protected from illegal fishing by the fish protection and the police.

The fishery rules for the Azov basin stipulate reservoirs of the Karachay-Cherkessia and their areas where fishing is either banned at all, or a spawning ban operates from mid-May to mid-July. There is a separate ban on trout fishing for the period from mid-September to the end of November. There is a minimum allowable length of taken trout – 15 cm, of common carp – 30 cm, pike perch – 35 cm, bream – 24 cm, chub – 20 cm, roach – 17 cm, silver carp – 45 cm, white carp – 45 cm. Fishing in the Karachay-Cherkessia choose and enjoy.


A trout is well caught in mountain lakes. Shemaya (in translation from Persian – “royal fish”) is the legendary fish of the Kuban waters. This relatively small and one of the most valuable carp fish was named so due to its gastronomic properties. It is inferior to meat by its quality and taste, and is better in absorption. It is used in food most often in smoked and dried form. Shmoya – is a schooling fish. Float fishing during its move is the best way to catch shemaya.

The most popular predators of the Kuban reservoirs are pike-perch, pike, chub, asp, and catfish. In the lower reaches of the river you can catch especially large specimens of pike perch. The best time for fishing in the republic is spring. However, some lakes at this time introduce restrictions on catching certain species of fish. Therefore, if you decide to go on solo holiday, do not forget to read the local legislation on nature management and ask about the status of specific reservoirs. A simpler solution is to use the services of fishing and tourist companies organizing tours with the provision of bases and guest houses.