The Republic of Tatarstan is the heart of the Volga Federal District, surrounded on all sides by other regions of the district. Tatarstan is located on the East European Plain, at the point where the Kama River flows into the Volga. The total area of the republic is 67,836 square km. It stretches from west to east for 460 km, and from north to south – for 290 km. Tatarstan is located in the forest and forest-steppe zones. There are 3,838,230 people in comparatively small Tatarstan. Its capital is Kazan. Leading economists consider Kazan “the third capital of Russia”. Hunting and fishing in the Republic of Tatarstan
FISHING IN TATARSTAN REPUBLIC
Fishing in the Republic of Tatarstan is a common kind of leisure on the banks of the Volga, Kama, Belaya, Ileti, Sviyaga, Ika and Vyatka. Good biting is considered to be at the Kuibyshev, Nizhnekamsk, Karabash and Zainsk reservoirs. Hunting and fishing in the Republic of Tatarstan
For many local people fishing in the Republic of Tatarstan is associated with the surroundings of the main city of the region. After all, the bay called Golubaya (Blue) is a visiting card of the Kazan fishermen. On this patch of the Volga coast, all types of permitted fishing are used. There you can find enough predatory fish (perch, carp and pike). There is also bream. All this joy awaits in 60 minutes drive from the city. From the residential areas you have to go straight to the Matyushinsky highway to get to the place called “Peschannye kovyli” (an excellent location for taking pictures). Then it should be turned to the paving asphalt to Gabishevo. A tolerable road leads from this village to the village of Oryol. Then the path will continue exclusively on the rough track.
The Republic of Tatarstan has over eight thousand lakes, most of which are floodplain. The most rich in lakes are the Yutazinsky, Menzelinsky and Muslyumovsky districts. Basically, all lakes are classified as small water bodies, ranging from 0.1 to 10 hectares, as there are only about 30 large lakes, from 20 hectares and more. The largest of them are the Lakes Sredniy, Nizhniy and Verkhniy Kaban, Lake Lebyazhye, representing three lakes connected by channels in the vicinity of the city of Kazan, as well as the Kovalinskoye and Tarlashinskoye lakes. The local lakes are inhabited by about 40 species of various fish, 11 of which are of commercial importance. This is a zander, pike, bream, catfish, ide, common carp, mirror carp, asp and etc. In addition, there are a lot of fish in the lakes, such as roach, perch, crucian carp and bleak.
Fishing in the Republic of Tatarstan is also known for other fishy places – the Kuibyshev and Nizhnekamsk reservoirs, the fishing place Teteyevo, the Salamikovsky lake (one kilometer from the air terminal “Kazan”) and the Sviyaga River, which stands among the local residents in a special honor. The most elite point for anglers is the village of Sviyazhsk. The most comfortable access to the reservoir is near the Sviyazhsky Bridge. You can fish with the use of a feeder and float fishing tackle. A perch will be caught anyway. A bream, mirror carp or roach can be caught too. There is usually enough place for every fisherman. On the other side of the river fishermen catch bream, ide and pike.
The prohibitions apply only to the period of spring spawning. 9 species of fish are listed in the Red Book of the republic. Among them are common taimen, Russian sturgeon, beluga, brook trout, European grayling, Volga sneep, minnow, beared stone loach and European bitterling.
HUNTING IN TATARSTAN REPUBLIC
Hunting in the Republic of Tatarstan takes place on the open spaces of 69 hunting grounds of common use. They are arranged within the limits of all 43 districts of the region rich in livestock.
Hunting in the Republic of Tatarstan is connected with a certain regime. The fact is that the local authorities have temporarily prohibited hunting for brown hare, capercaillie, gray partridge, hazel grouse. The number of these animals constantly decreases. At the same time hunting for a hare is still permitted on the territory of several farms. The right to hunt for a roe deer is usually defined by a draw procedure. It is worth saying that each year it is allowed to hunt for 15-20 elks.
Hunting for a wild boar, fox (every year 3000 individuals of this predator are shot), chorus and beaver is quite active. Spring and autumn are the periods of mass issuing permits for the shooting of waterfowl and moorfowl, which is abundant in this area. Black grouse and woodcock are hunted in the autumn-winter season. In the forests (in the northern third of the republic) many squirrels are found. The extraction of wolves and crows is materially encouraged. Although bear is a protected animal, but local farmers are rather fed up with it. Bears more often break into the territory of farms. People take up their guns…
Hunting in the Republic of Tatarstan is limited in connection with the list of the local Red Book. It includes swans (a whooper and a mute), a white-fronted goose, a little gull, a Caspian gull, a white tern, a common nightjar, a bittern, a large white herring, predatory bird species, a gray crane, a forest otter, an ermine, a mink and a brown bear.