Kirov region is a large land in the far north of the Volga Federal District. It borders on the Udmurt Republic, Perm Krai, the republics of Tatarstan and Mari El, Nizhny Novgorod, Vologda, Arkhangelsk and Kostroma regions. The population is 1 296 958 people. Its total area is 120,800 km². The administrative center is the city of Kirov.


There are 19 573 rivers in the presented area, therefore fishing in Kirov region is an exciting event. It can be stretched for a long time. All local water bodies belong to two basins – the upper Kama and Vyatka (which, by the way, also flows into the Kama). Water arteries following them in size, such as Moloma, Pizhma, Luza, Kobra and Chepets are less significant. Bream, crucian carp, catfish, asp, pike and perch are caught in these waters.

Fishing in Kirov region is also connected with lakes. There are 4 500 of them. The largest are Akshuben, Orlovskoe, Muserskoe and Lezhninskoe (reaches almost 37 meters deep!). The most interesting is the lake Shaytan (pride of Urzhum district). There are 3 reservoirs on the territory of the region – Bolshoye Kirsinskoye, Omutninskoye, and Belokholunitskoye. in addition to well-known predatory fish, it is possible to catch pike-perch and catfish (in some areas of large sizes), and whitebait, such as bleak, in the drainless water bodies and reservoirs.

There is also a sufficient number of paid ponds where carps are bred. As a rule, such places are equipped with berths, gear rent stations and even holiday houses. There are six tourist bases of that kind in the region.

Winter fishing is not very popular in the region because of difficulties on the road. It is impossible to reach wild places in the off-season. In summer, fishermen often use spinning, piloting and fly fishing tackles.

There is a number of restrictions on fishing in Kirov region. In spring it is not allowed to fish in the estuaries of large rivers, near the river banks and flood plains near reservoirs overgrown with reeds. Such representatives of the ichthyofauna as Siberian lamprey, Russian sturgeon, sterlet, nelma, European grayling, sneep, white-finned gudgeon, Russian spirlin, Volga zander and common bullhead are recorded in the Red Book.


Hunting in Kirov region means getting acquainted with the inhabitants of dense forests. They are inhabited by almost year-round wild game, such as boar, elk, brown bear, hare (white and brown), beaver, badger, chipmunk, raccoon dog, otter and fox. There are a lot of waterfowl in ponds and swamps. Such a diversity of fauna, allowed for hunting, can be rarely met.

The bear is hunted with the use of stalking, dogs, and on the oat field. The season takes place from August 1 till the end of November. There is no excitement around the vouchers – the beast is very dangerous … You do not need to get a hunting permit for a wolf. There are big numbers of it in the north. As for the lynx – no more than 35-40 units are allowed to be shot annually (it can be hunted from November to February). The local elk can reach 600 kilograms. it is hunted from October to December inclusive. The boar population steadily keeps at the level of 10 000. It is hunted from June to the end of February. Hare, fox and small furs are extracted all year round except for spring.

Hunting in the Kirov region is based on the territory of about 50 public hunting farms. They are evenly distributed throughout the region (with the exception of the “metropolitan” industrial zone – from the village of Orichi to the village of Slobodskaya).

The main local feature is that the region is convenient in the issue of transport accessibility. And there are a lot of poachers here, as well – the region is too big…

Hunting in Kirov region has a number of restrictions related to the regime and the regional Red Book. All birds of prey, several species of rodents and waterfowl (red-necked and black-necked diver, great-crested grebe, bittern and gray heron, white and black stork, red-breasted goose, lesser white-fronted goose and mute swan) are included in its list. Among the mammals –Russian muskrat, weasel, European mink and European deer are included.