The administrative center of Pskov region is the city of Pskov. Its big regional center is Velikie Luki. Pskov region is the westernmost (after the semi-exclave, Kaliningrad region) subject of the Russian Federation, which borders immediately with 3 states: Belarus, Estonia and Latvia.

The territory of the region is the north-western section of the East European Plain. The climate in Pskov region is moderately continental. About 38 % of the region is composed of deciduous and coniferous forests, which are heavily swamped. There isn’t any harmful production in the Pskov land. This penny of our country is on the list of ecologically sound.


It’s not a long drive from the capital city to the ponds of the region – 5 hours by car. It is worth pointing out the Viryat reservoir of the well-known artificial water-basins here. This water bowl is known for its abundance of red rind and perch. Experts hug the Kopylkovskaya HPP side. Fishing and hunting in Pskov region for you.

First of all, fishing in Pskov region is associated with huge lakes. We are talking about natural reservoirs of clean water, the largest of which is Pskov-Chudskaya (2/3 of all local water). In addition, there are 3432 small inland reservoirs in this region (each exceeds the area of ​​0.25 hectares). The total number of such water areas has exceeded 3,700. The deepest lake is Glubokoe (not far from Opochka). Its maximum depth is 36 m. There are common and white bream, pike, perch, crucian carp, roach and ruff.

Fishing in Pskov region also takes place on the rivers. Territorially, they are divided into 3 basins, and collectively form at least 15,000 watercourses. 15 of them are over 100 kilometers in length. The most significant of them are considered to be Plyussa, Velikaya, Lovat, Shelon and Uswischa  there is an ancient village Usvyat on it). Fishermen come to these river tracts in the hope of catching bream, large pike, sander and fatty ide. You can always find here a lot of fish due to «disastrous» flood rise.

There are not many restrictions here. Do not angle on spawning pits in spring or catch fish from the local Red Book. It includes sterlet, atlantic salmon and eel.


True male leisure was always possible in the vicinity of Pskov. The game animals can be found here, though the number of terrestrial animals is extremely scarce. Large forests are present only in the northern third of the region. Hunting in Pskov region is associated with the territories of hunting grounds located not in all districts (only in 19). 12 of them have many prohibitions – they are within well-protected reserves.

Hunting in Pskov region is an opportunity bay a moose. The shooting of all its age and sex groups is possible from October 1 to the end of the year (this is much more profitable than in other subjects of the federation). There is also a lot of wild boar – hunting is allowed for its every species (except for pregnant females) from the beginning of June to the end of December. Everything is much more complicated with the rest of the large mammals. Choose fishing and hunting in Pskov region and enjoy it.

There are few of brown bears. Nevertheless it is aggressive, that’s why it can be fired from August to February inclusive. Small furs are available from October 1 to December 31, but with greater restrictions and high fees. Hunting for hare, fox, chorus, lynx, squirrel and marten begins (as everywhere else) – September 15, and concludes at the end of February. Forest wildfowl (there are many of it in the northern – pine wood – districts) can please the hunter from the third Saturday of August to the end of February. Everything is easier with swamp-meadow wildfowl. It is fired almost all year, as it is the most widespread kind of fauna here.

It should be noted that hunting in Pskov region has limitations. 22 types of animals are listed in the Red Book. Basically, these are all birds of prey. There are 5 species of rodents and 2 snakes. The breeds of storks, eiders and swans, as well as European mink are included. A hedgehog is also a vanishing animal in Pskov region. The size of its population is disturbed due to a change in the balance of the biocenosis.