Moscow region is the heart of the Central Federal District. Its territory adjoins Smolensk, Tver, Yaroslavl, Vladimir, Ryazan, Tula and Kaluga regions. Moscow region received its name in honor of the capital of Russia, which archly separated into a stand-alone subject of the Federation. Despite this, Moscow region rightfully occupies a leading position among other regions, being second only to Moscow in terms of population and density.  The fields, replaced by forests, are the typical landscape here. There are basins of the rivers Volga, Oka, Moscow and Klyazma.


The Moscow region is a real paradise for those who like fishing. Today, the lakes of Moscow Region territorially occupy a larger space than the Republic of San Marino. Not all of them are comfortable for swimming, but almost each is ready to boast of a huge amount of fish. Hunting and fishing in Moscow region for you.

Scientists number more than 2000 large and small lakes on the territory of the region, most of which have clean water. The largest of them are Svyatoe, Dubovoe and Beloe (Mescherskaya lowland in Shatursky district), and the deepest has the appropriate name and is located in the Ruza district.

A significant part of the lakes is formed in the river floodplains, some of them were left by a glacial, which passed through the territory of Moscow and its environs many thousands of years ago. At the same time the muddy bottom and a large number of underwater vegetation are common for many of them.

Due to this, fishing in the Moscow region makes it possible to become the owner of a plentiful catch in just a few hours of this “quiet hunt”. All lakes are rich in fish such as crucian carp, pike, catfish, perch. Fishing in the Moscow region is permitted on almost all lakes. Moreover, there are fish farms on the territory of many lakes, offering to enjoy the opportunity to become the owner of a rich catch in the most comfortable conditions.

In addition to lakes, the region includes the flow of pretty fish rivers – Oka, Lama, Moscow, Klyazma, Ruza, Dubna, Lopasnya, Nara, Tsna, Kashira, Kolomenka and Yauza. The total number of reservoirs that exceed the length of 10 kilometers is 300.

River lamprey, catfish, bullhead, sterlet and nase are listed in the Red Book of the region. The rules of amateur fishing during the spring spawning season prohibit using more than two hooks. You mustn’t fish within the exclusion zone – on dams and in specially protected areas, designated in a special document. The rivers of Moscow region are opened in February-March. Such predators as pike and perch are particularly active in the Oka in autumn. As a rule, there is no fish at the shore of that place in summer.


Hunting in Moscow region can be an interesting way to spend leisure time for those who live in the capital . The surrounding area. You can find such game animals as black choruses, muskrats, deer, mink, martens, roe deer, wild boars, elks, foxes, weasels, hares (brown and white), raccoon dogs, ermines, muskrats, beavers, squirrels and badgers and others on the territory of Moscow Region. In the marshes of the Mescher lowland and in the northern regions of the region ducks, wild geese and white storks are found in large numbers. The most popular is hunting in the Mescher lowland of Shatursky and Orekhovo-Zuevsky districts. Here, ungulates, furs, forest, meadow and marsh wildfowl are available. This area is equipped with a variety of tourist bases for hunters and fishermen. So, between shooting you can enjoy a good fishing.

Hunting in Moscow region takes place on the territory of 18 large hunting farms. The northern ones occupy the territory from the Istra forestry to the Shatursky site. The central ones – from the Mozhaisk farm to the Yegoryevsky forestry, the southern ones – from the Naro-Fominsk reserve to the Kolomna hunting farm. Shaturskaya is a popular hunting farm. The most expensive hunting is the shooting of a wild boar from tree stand and a crying elk.

Hunting in Moscow region is characterized by a number of features. Chasing a crying elk, trophy shooting of adult elk (males). Spotted and noble deer is allowed from 3 to 30 September. Furs are hunted already from August 15 to the end of February. A hare and a fox – from the middle of September to the end of February.