Omsk region occupies the south of the West Siberian lowland on both sides of the Irtysh in its middle part. So the region is sometimes called the Middle Priirtyshye. In its current borders, it exists since 1934 and covers an area of approximately 140,000 km² between Kazakhstan, Novosibirsk, Tomsk and Tyumen regions. Is populated by almost two million inhabitants. Omsk is the administrative center of the region. It is home to more than half of all residents of the region. Tara and Isilkul also belong to large cities.
FISHING IN OMSK REGION
Fishing in the region is possible on paid ponds and sections of lakes belonging to fishing or tourist bases, and without charging – on numerous lakes and rivers of Omsk region. It is believed that fishing is not very active here, but this is not entirely true. Despite the meager species diversity, fishing in Omsk region can be effective and exciting if you know the most fishy places.
Catching whitefish, catfish, sturgeon, common carp, crucian carp, silver carp, or pike from the bank is possible practically in the area of Omsk, on the base “Klyovoye Ozero”, but the prices there are very high, and you need to pay for the caught fish by weight. And on the paid site of Lake Chertaly in the area of Priozersk you can boat fishing, and you don’t have to pay for the caught pike perch, pike and perch, because only the entrance is paid.
For free ruff and carp, fishermen go to the Irtysh, to the village Novokomsk, and for perch, pike, common carp and crucian carp – to the village of Krasnoyarka. Common and crucian carps are also taken on the river Om near the village of Kormilovka; perch and pike – on the lake Zhiloe near Uvalnaya Bitiia.
Virtually only carp, though of giant size, is found in the Lake Ik. Theoretically, there are a dozen more fish species, but their catch is extremely rare. On the Lake Linevo in the area of the village of Nadezhkino fishermen catch tench, roach, perch, pike and bream; The same catch is waiting for you next to Shchuchye. On the cleanest lake Danilovo near Kurganka, there is a pike, perch and rudd; the river Shish near the village of Ust-Shish is rich in ide, perch, roach and pike.
Fishing in Omsk region has become more accessible after the publication of the Ministry of Nature list of the 30 most fishy places. Among the free lakes of Omsk region are: the Ingul, Kalykul, Seketovo, Ebargul, Mameshevo, Lugovoe, Dubanskoe, Artevo, Rakhtovo, Koshkul, Tennis, Ik, Saltaim and Irtysh Chernyaevsky backwater. Here you can fish in the field area.
People go to the lake Tennis for trophy perches weighing more than a kilogram, and for 15 kg pikes, but it is not easy to reach it – in summer the lake is surrounded by swamps, and in cold season you can drive on an off-road car. Ide, peled, silver carp, crucian carp, pike perch, bream, roach and pike are caught on the Saltaim.
If you fish on the Irtysh or its tributaries away from the city, it is possible to meet with sterlet, but its catch is strictly limited by license. You can catch vendace, there is also nelma, but it is strictly forbidden to catch it and Siberian sturgeon, as well. Pike perch, bream, roach, crucian carp, perch and pike are almost everywhere in the Irtysh.
In winter, fishing is prohibited in fish wintering hole, and in spring, from the beginning of ice melting till May 20, – fishing is prohibited in the Irtysh with its tributaries and floodplain reservoirs; for a month from May 25 – in the rest lakes of Omsk region. Sterlet is caught under licenses except for the period from April 20 to mid-July.
HUNTING IN OMSK REGION
The region is rich in hunting grounds, which stretch for more than 14 million hectares, almost 10 of which are allotted for sport hunting. In total, there live almost 80 species of mammals and 200 birds.
Among ungulates hunting in Omsk region is conducted on moose, marals, wild boars and roe deer; among furs – on mink, sable, ferrets, squirrels, muskrats, red foxes, lynxes, raccoon dogs, martens, wolverines, weasels, corsacs, ermines and hares. Feathered game is represented by black grouses, hazel grouses, wood grouses, polar partridges, waterfowl.
The most demanded license are hunting for a moose during the spawning period, a bear in the oat field. A wild boar from a tower, shooting of roe deer and waterfowl.
In spring during 5 days at the end of April, drakes are to be hunted (with stuffed animals), as well as, white-fronted geese, wood-grouse. Black grouses during spawning period, and migrating woodcocks. All April you can hunt for a bear. From the end of the summer – other hunting game, for which have been allocated quotas.
Hunting in Omsk region for steppe ferrets, ermines, weasels and white partridges is temporarily prohibited. Hunters are warned that taken bears, badgers, wild boars should be examined before use for trichinosis.
Adult male roe deer are allowed to be taken from August 25th to September 20th. All groups of roe deer, moose and red deer can be hunted from the beginning of November to the end of the year. The males of deer and moose – in September, as well.
Marsh-meadow, steppe and field game is hunted with dogs or hunting birds in August from the 5th to the last Friday. Without them hunting begins on the last Saturday of August and lasts until mid-November. At the same period, waterfowl is also hunted.
In autumn brown bear is allowed to be hunted from the middle of August to the end of November. If the number of applicants turns out to be greater than the quota, the vouchers are drawn by lot. Hares, corsacs, wolves, martens, American mink and foxes, can be hunted from November to late February; squirrels and sables – from the middle of October to the end of February. Hunting for badgers takes place in September and October, for beavers – from October to the end of February. Hunting periods and forbidden species may vary slightly by year.
While moor and waterfowl are found everywhere. In connection with the fact that the hunting grounds are located in different natural areas. Different types of animals can be hunted there. For example, in the Sherbakul district, you can hunt for corsacs, foxes, ferrets and brown hares; in the Cherlaksky district – muskrats and columns are added to this list; in Ust-Ishim – bears, moose, beavers, sables, mink, martens, raccoon dogs, ermines, grouses, black grouses, partridges and so on.