Samara region is a constituent entity of the Russian Federation and a part of the Volga Federal District. The administrative center is the city of Samara. It borders on the west with Saratov and Ulyanovsk regions, in the southeast with Orenburg region. In the north with the Republic of Tatarstan, and also in the south with Kazakhstan at a single point. The population is 3 205 858 people. Its total area is 53 600 km ². Hunting and fishing in Samara region


Samara region is famous for its abundance of lakes as well as the presence of the famous Volga river. So this region was rewarded large water resources. Among the usual freshwater lakes there are such unique lakes as Sernoe, Neftyanoe, where the oil itself comes out of the earth, the healing lake Molochka, the Goluboe lake with bubbling sulfur springs. But fishermen are most interested in the lakes of Samara region famous for abundance of fish, among which are the Mastryukovskie lakes located on the site of the old Volga canal, stretching for seven kilometers with a total area of ​​132 hectares. This group of lakes is a favorite place of rest for the inhabitants of Samara and for all lovers of fishing. Pike and crucian carp live here, large breams are also found. The lakes Orlovo, Bestolkovoe, Dlinnoe are well known to all anglers who come here to catch a carp.

Fishing in Samara region is quite popular among locals who try to spend the weekend on free basins. The lake Khilkovo, where you can catch a fairly large fish, is among the most popular middle-sized lakes. This reservoir is intended for paid fishing and crucian, common, as well as mirror carps are bred here.

A total length of local rivers is 4,000 kilometers. The longest water bodies are the Zhigulevskoe «sea» (the section of the Volga), the Samara, Big Irgiz, Bolshoy Cheremshan, Sok, Chagra and Chapaevka rivers. There are also some reservoirs in the region – Kuibyshev, Kutulukskoe and Chernovskoe. River fishing in Samara region will provide a big catch in the form of carp, silver bream, rudd, bream, roach, asp, bleak, sabrefish, crucian carp, pike and perch. There are many backwater areas in the mentioned rivers with comfortable approaches to the water. Drivers should beware of water conservation zones.

Fishing in Samara region is limited to a spring ban on fishing in spawning pits, the rule of “two fishing rods” and a list of the local Red Book. Common manger, brown trout and inconnu are included in it.


Hunting in Samara region promises an encounter with dozens of species of wildfowl, as well as such wild game species as elk, wild boar, roe deer, wolf, hare, fox, marten, beaver, badger, raccoon dog, muskrat, yellow ground squirrel and polecat. The number of European deer and pheasant is taken by local inspectors under control. There are only 130 individuals of elks. Bears are found only in the vicinity of Zhigulevsk (very rarely). As far as the last century lynxes were seen in the local forests. Now there are only three of them. Their shooting is still banned.

Hunting in Samara region takes place on the territory of 16 hunting grounds of general use. You can’t find them in the Buzuluk pine wood, the reserves of Samara Luke and in the territory of 7 districts.

Hunting in Samara region is limited to the shooting regime and certain rules. You are not allowed to use here the small caliber for the cartridge of the so-called “side fire”. It is prohibited to use pneumatic weapons, hooks, crossbows, bows, and electronic devices to simulate animal voices. It is not allowed to shoot animals that cross water bodies in the region. The Red Book of the region includes all types of storks, herons, swans and birds of prey, as well as lynx, steppe pika, Russian muskrat, European mink, South Russian marbled polecats and river otter.