Tambov region lies in the southeastern extremity of the Central Federal District, neighboring with Voronezh and Lipetsk regions in the west, Ryazan region in the north and Penza region in the east. In the south-east, the region borders on Saratov region. Its area is 34.5 thousand square kilometers. Population – 1096.9 thousand people. The administrative center of the region is the city of Tambov.


Large catfish and pike were repeatedly seen in Tokarevsky district. It is a question of the wide floods of the Bityug River north of Kalikino. Kirsanovsky district is remarkable in this respect, as a section of the Vorona with many tributaries flows on its territory. One of them – Sukhoy Kalais – is widely poured directly opposite Kobyakov. Here you can catch a perch and rudd (the rest of the fish left because of dumpings of the Kirsanov sugar factory). However, there is the Lopukhov Bay further down the Vorona, where the patient fisherman will wait for catfish, rudd, ide, tench, pike, bream and carp.

Fishing in the Tambov region well goes on lakes, ponds and reservoirs. Their total number exceeds 900, and the total volume – almost 535 million cubic meters. Lakes on the borders with Ryazan region (where the Tsna and its tributaries have the deepest bottom and many pits) is an excellent place for fishing roach, chub, break, asp, perch, pike and ide. The Great Carp is always caught in the waters of the Yaroslavl Reservoir (near the village of Staroe Saburovo, Nikiforovsky District). A huge pond near the village of Zeleny Gai (the Alesna river in the Michurinsky district) can surprise with a giant pike even an amateur.

Fishing in Tambov region is associated with a number of restrictions. Some of them concern the summer spawning of sander and carp (they can’t be taken from June 10 to July 20). There is also a ban on the catch of the ichthyofauna listed in the Red Book. It includes sabre fish, nase, lamprey, vimba and bitterling.


Hunting in Tambov region takes place on the territory of 42 wildlife sanctuaries of general and special use. It is associated with fauna, widely settled in the tracts of the region. This is a wild boar, a hare, a fox, dozens of species of waterfowl, feathered and marsh-meadow game.

The hunt for the white hare is organized exclusively from September 1 to October 31. Using hunting birds, you can hunt for feathered game from July 25 to December 31, waterfowl – the first 3 weeks of August, marsh-meadow fowl – the first 3 weeks of July. Hunting for a wild boar opens in the middle of summer and passes into autumn-winter game drive. The shooting of moose and other ungulates, as well as bagging furs begin on November 1 and close in mid-January. Non-implement of regulations during this type of hunting is punishable by heavy fines.

Hunting in Tambov region is best known in the Novotomnikovsky, Zavoronezh-Ilovaysky. Ozersky and Polevoy reserves (there are animals and birds of all kinds on the largest rivers).

Do not forget that hunting in the Tambov region is prohibited in 14 specially protected areas – within the administrative boundaries of Tambov, Michurinsk, Kirsanov, Morshansk, Pervomaysky, Sosnovka, Rasskazovo, Znamenky, Uvarovo and Zherdevka; on the lands of the Voroninsky Reserve and the sites of the Morshanskoye, Khmelino-Kershinsky and Polnovskoye lands.

In addition, even in the wildlife sanctuaries it is prohibited to shoot animals of the Red Book – the Russian muskrat. The gopher squirrel, the steppe mouse, the great jerboa, the steppe mink, the European mink. Hunting for a badger is quoted. The Red Book protects such birds as a black stork, osprey, white-tailed eagle and golden eagle. Spring hunting for geese is prohibited if it is associated with the reservoirs of the basins of Tsna and Voronezh (it is about 200 meters from the water’s edge).