Rostov Region is a part of the Southern Federal District. The Don region is mainly located within the steppe zone and has fertile soils. The picturesque reserve “Rostovsky” is included in the World Network of Biosphere Reserves of the UNESCO.

Basis of the Rostov region tourist product are the sights of the capital of the region and the south of Russia – the city of Rostov-on-Don, founded in 1749 as a customs, one of the oldest cities of the Southern Federal District – the city of Azov, as well as Taganrog, Novocherkassk, Cossack villages and recreational facilities of the Lower Don and Taganrog Bay of the Sea of Azov.

Rostov region has a number of competitive advantages for the effective development of the tourist industry: a favorable geographical position that connects the north-south transport corridor of the country (the distance to Moscow is 1076 km in a straight line), rich cultural and historical traditions, and a warm climate. Rostov-on-Don with a population of over 1 million people is one of eleven Russian cities, where the XXI FIFA World Cup will be held in 2018.


Hunting in Rostov region is specialized in steppe animals and meadow wildfowl. These are a wild boar, a wolf, a roe deer, a hare, a fox, a chorus and a wild goose. The season passes in the spring and autumn. The wolf is beaten every year. After all, its Caucasian species have recently found the way here. Hunting takes place on the territory of hunting grounds.

Hunting in Rostov region is connected with the ban on the extermination of animals of the Red Book, including all breeds of bats, muskrat, jerboa, turbogan and otter. The mustangs of the Rostov Nature Reserve are also protected by the state. All conditions for good hunting are created on the Don. The area of ​​hunting grounds of the region is 186.4 thousand hectares. Hunting for the main species of birds, ungulates and fur-bearing animals is allowed in Rostov region.


Fishing in Rostov region takes place in a rich water system consisting of the Sea of ​​Azov, Tsimlyansky and Rostov reservoirs, the western end of Manych-Gudilo, and the lower reaches of the Don with 4 significant tributaries – Tsimly, Sala, Aksai and Seversky Donets. Each of them has its own distributaries. The largest are Kagalnik, Kalitva, as well as Kayal, where the first battle of Russia with the Mongols took place. The banks of the rivers are winding here. There are 165 small rivers in the region and their total length is more than 9500 km. Fishing in Rostov region is famous for the well-known fact that you can catch a pike, perch, ruff, bleak, carp, common & white breams, ide and sander everywhere. On the border with the Krasnodar krai there is a section of the river Ei. “Water hunting” there is a special pleasure. Numerous channels and reeds create ideal conditions for catching carp and sander.Species composition of fish, constantly inhabiting the Don and entering it for spawning, is very diverse: vimba, herring, chalcalburnus, sander, rutilus come to Don; while pike, perch, Prussian carp, chub, asp, catfish, burbot, roach, rudd, bream, minnow, ruffe, carp and other fish constantly live here.

Fishing in Rostov region has a number of seasonal restrictions. In April and early June, it is forbidden to fish on the spawning pits of the mouth of the Don (and other places), as well as use any tackle except two fishing rods. The Beluga of Azov, the sterling and the starry sturgeon of Don are listed in the local Red Book.

Angling in Rostov region can become especially productive, due to the interesting ichthyofauna of extensive water areas.

Especially should be noted such places for fishing as:

  • Famous Tsimlyansk reservoir,
  • The lower reaches of the Don River,
  • Sal rivulet,
  • a canal (tyoply) near the Novocherkassk thermal power station.
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Fishing at the Tsimlyansk reservoir

This reservoir is one of the largest water areas in the region. More than ten rivers and rivulets flow into this reservoir. Tsimlyansk reservoir is inhabited by more than forty species of fish. Here you can catch a bream, carp, pike, ritulis, rudd, crucian. It is extremely rare, but still possible, to catch catfish and sander. Due to the huge size of the Tsimlyanskaya water area with quite powerful waves and currents, fishermen will need a good boat with a good motor for angling.

Fishing in the lower reaches of the Don

The most productive periods for catching on Don are the spawning times, namely, spring and autumn. Also during these periods river inhabitants can enter the wintering holes. Here you can catch crucian and bleak. You can angle with light float tackle. Maggot is the most popular and productive bait. Also, anglers attract fish luring them.

Fishing in the Sal rivulet

Sal rivulet is one of the most unique places for fishing. Neighborhoods of the water area are not densely populated, roads are almost absent, but there is an excellent feed base. All these conditions contribute to the fact that the inhabitants of the Sal rivulent are increasing their weight well. So the ichthyofauna of this river feeds on glory. The fish of the reservoir are very large due to this. Fishing lovers can «hunt» here for catfish, chub, asp and carp.

Fishing near the Novocherkassk thermal power station

The uniqueness of this channel is in the high effectiveness of fishing. Water doesn’t freeze all the year round here. So you can fish with any tackle. Near the station you can catch zander, pike, bream, carp, crucian carp, perch, even bighead carp and osland. Fishermen will be pleased with the capture of the Canadian catfish – the owner of delicious meat.

Other fishing locations

The area of ​​the river Manych in seventy kilometers from the city of Rostov-on-Don is suitable both for lovers of recreation at the bases, and for those who like taking rest in “savage” style. You can fish with any tackle, use a boat, or you can fish from the shore. Here fishermen prey on bream, zander, crucian carp and pike.

On the territory of the Miusskiy estuary you can fish for a certain period free of charge (namely, on the distance from the dam of the village of Lakademonovka to Taganrog Bay). Such tackles as a simple rod, feeder, donka are used. Objects of fishing are roach, crucian carp, goby, bream, carp.

In the regions of the Myortvy Donets, people catch carp, bream, crucian carp, pike with the help of the simplest tackle. You are forbidden to fish from the boat.

The Grand Litter of Kuterma in the Don delta will provide an opportunity to fish for free. Pike, crucian and common carps, bream, goby are caught well here. There are no preferences for tackles, so you can use any you want.

On the Darievsky pond fishing has to be paid. Payment is charged per person per day. You can catch here different types of carps.