The South of Western Siberia, with more favorable conditions of life than in its northern regions, is the place where Novosibirsk region is located, so it is not surprising that, with a relatively small area of ​​about 178,000 km², this region is fairly densely populated. There live about 2.7 million inhabitants, half of which – in Novosibirsk, the administrative center, which is located on both banks of the Ob River. The Novosibirsk Reservoir is located next to the city.


The rivers and lakes of Novosibirsk region, as well as the Ob Sea (Novosibirsk water reservoir), provide fishermen with unlimited opportunities to experience fishing happiness. The reservoir is always full of burbot, pike, dace, carp, perch, pike perch, roach. Lakes do not become poor with catches of carp, perch, silverfish, pike perch or ide.

The tributaries of the Irtysh and the Ob with the rivers flowing into it are inhabited by approximately the same species of fish. This is due to an almost incredible fact: the mighty Irtysh itself is in fact the tributary of the Ob, in which there are about fifty species of fish. There you can find sturgeon, nelma, sterlet, muxun, tuguna, broad whitefish, peled and whitefish. Ide, tench, pike, carp, pike perch, burbot, dace, bream, roach, crucian carp, perch are caught on commercial scales.

Near Novosibirsk, the fish bite well on the dam site of the Ob and further from it to the Komsomol bridge; in the mouth of Inya; at Bugrinsky beach, treatment facilities and a new bridge; on the tributaries in the area of ​​the village of Mochishche; in the Berdsk Bay. On the lakes a good catch is waiting for a fisherman on the Chany in the area of ​​the village of Shatik and to the south of it in the Maly Chany; on the lakes Sartlan, Khorosheye, Polovinny, Kolyvansky and Suzdalskoe near the village of Dovolnoye. On the Chulym and Kargat rivers you can catch even with a fishing net, but with a required size of the mesh and under license. Experienced fishermen of the region recommend the Chaus River in the area of ​​Kudryashov Bor.

Fishing in Novosibirsk region is governed by rules that impose a definitive ban on fishing on the Lake Yarkul, which is part of the Chan Lakes system, and in winter – in three fish wintering holes in the Ob: the lake Khromovskoy in the Novosibirsk district, Shipovitskoy in Kolyvanovsk and Baturinsky in Moshkovskoye).

In spring it is forbidden to fish on the Ob with its tributaries and branches connected with lakes, tributaries of the Irtysh for a month from the third decade of April; from 25 April to 10 June – on the Ob Sea; for a month since April 25 – on the drainless lakes and rivers flowing into them. In addition, there are specific temporary prohibitions on certain sections of the Ob and summer restrictions on the use of twin trawls on the lakes Malye Chany, Sargul, Urim and the Koltoyachka and Kozhurla streams.

The fishing for sturgeon, lenok, taimen, nelma, muxun and grayling is prohibited everywhere. Sterlet can be caught in all fishing areas, except the Ob River below the Dam of the Hydroelectric Power Station, but it should not be less than 31 centimeters. Peled and sterlet mustn’t be caught outside the areas reserved for amateur fishing. Bream and pike-perch caught in the Novosibirsk reservoir should exceed 25 and 33 centimeters.


Hunting lands of the Novosibirsk region are located on more than 11 million hectares. They are inhabited by populations of birds and mammals, including such hunting game as: squirrels, badgers, wolves. Geese, hares (brown and white), weasels. Roe deer, moose, muskrats, lynxes, ferrets, grouse, gray and white partridges, black grouses, beavers , ermines. Wild boars, corsacs, foxes, bears, wolverines, sables, marmots, hazel grouses, ducks.

The main commercial species differ by area depending on the natural zone. In the Maslyaninsky district, black grouse, capercaillie, hazel grouse, beavers, hares, foxes and badgers are predominant. Hunters go for wood grouses specially to the area of Pashino and Krivodanovka. On the lakes of the Novosibirsk region, like Ust-Tarka, Chulym, Kyshtovsky. Ubinsky bears, foxes, roe deer, wild boar and moose are hunted. In the Kolyvanovsky district, pheasants are bred for hunting purposes. Here you can get a goat, roe deer, or moose. But this region is not ready to accept all hunters – only members of regional hunting societies. Dinamo and Sibvo, though the region’s hunters are united in dozens of district organizations.

Licenses and permits apply to the territory of a certain hunting farm. During the nesting period, the shooting of birds is prohibited, and a limit is set on hunting some species. Specialists of numerous tourist bases help guests to understand what. When and where is possible to hunt, and obtain the necessary permits.

Every spring it is possible to hunt for ten days approximately from the last days of April only for waterfowl or upland game. Along with this you can take no more than three units of male grouse. One – wood grouse, three – geese, six drakes. It is necessary to closely monitor the areas in which hunting can be generally prohibited. Those in which it is not allowed to hunt for some kinds of game. Sometimes in spring it is allowed to hunt for a bear from April to the end of May.

In the autumn, hunting in Novosibirsk region for feathered game usually begins on the third Saturday of August and lasts for the upland game until the end of February. For the rest birds – until the end of the year. The boars of all groups can be hunted from the beginning of August to the end of the year; all groups of roe deer – from November to mid-December; moose – from the middle of November to the end of the year. Bear – from August to the end of November, the majority of fur-bearing animals – from 25 October to the end of February. The order to open the season contains many details and limitations. So it is better to read it before the start of the hunt.