Fishing holidays in Masuria
What fish can I expect to catch in Masurian Lakes?
The Masurian Lake District is the region in Poland where conditions are ideal for organising a fishing trip.
Masuria is often called “the land of 1,000 lakes“. In fact, there are well over 2,000 lakes here on the Masurian Lake District – so anglers and fishing enthusiasts have plenty to explore here and ideal conditions to plan their next fishing trip in Poland.
Wondering what kind of fish you can catch here in Masuria? The dominant fish species here are: Pike, Perch, Eel, Roach and Pikeperch.
Below we have prepared some photos of our last pike catch on Lake Kalwa (near Pasym).
Welcome to Masuria, Poland!
Tips for your fishing trip in Poland
Masuria: Fall in love with the nature here. The Masurian Lake District is a true paradise for anglers.
The Masurian Lake District stretches from Mauersee (Polish: Mamry, Prussian: Maurow) to Lake Spirding (Śniardwy) and covers an area of more than 600 km².
Masuria: definitely worth a trip for anglers and nature lovers!
Attention anglers in Masuria! Shoals in the lakes of Masuria can cause difficulties for boats, as they often reach just below the water surface. For anglers, these small and large underwater mountains near break-off edges are of course particularly attractive. Amateur sailors and local anglers have often marked these shallow spots with plastic bottles, as a warning, so to speak.
If you decide to go on a fishing holiday in Masuria, Poland, your fishing equipment should include
1) a map with depth information and possibly
2) a fish finder with depth information.
3) a valid fishing permit for the respective lake
Important fishing gear / equipment can be bought in almost every town and the best thing is that you can often get the latest “hot tips” from the sales staff free of charge. 🙂
Where is Masuria situated?
Masuria is a popular holiday destination for nature lovers and tourists from Germany.
Masuria is located in the north-east of Poland. The region is located on the “Masurian Lake District” and is particularly impressive for its nature – the forests and numerous lakes.
The administrative area (province) is called Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship.
The Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship has a norther border with Russia (Oblast Kaliningrad).
Pike fishing from a rowing boat: Lake Kalwa near Pasym
Pike and perch – i.e. predatory fish – can be fished well in Masuria from the numerous jetties on the shore, but also from a rowing boat.
It should be noted that motorboats are not allowed on all lakes in Masuria. There are lakes in Masuria that protected as so called “quiet zones”. You are not allowed to use a motor there, but must resort to sailing or rowing. Old school! 🙂
Fishing on Masurian lakes – What do I need to consider?
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Do I need a fishing permit to fish on Masurian lakes?
Yes, you need a permit. In Poland, tourists only need to purchase the appropriate fishing permits (“Zezwolenie wędkarskie”) for the respective waters to be fished.
Not always, but more and more often, the German (or Austrian, Danish, …) fishing licence is required for this, as well as a photo ID.
The PZW (Polski Związek Wędkarski) is responsible for most waters in Poland, i.e. the Polish Angling Association.
The Polish Angling Association issues the corresponding fishing permit.
The prices for a fishing permit for Polish lakes vary depending on the duration, region and body of water (www.pzw.org.pl).
For permits on waters not belonging to the Angling Association, the respective owners are responsible.
Permits on waters not belonging to the Angling Association are the responsibility of the respective owners.
How much does a fishing permit cost in Poland?
A fishing permit in Masuria costs round about 7,00 EUR for a day ticket and 31,00 EUR for a weekly ticket. The prices for a fishing permit for the Polish Baltic Sea coast are similar.
A fishing permit for Lake Kalwa (near Pasym) and the surrounding lakes at the lake house Marianna costs PLN 37,00 per day or PLN 149,00 per week, which is the equivalent of about €7 and €31 respectively.
PLN 37,00 is the price for a day ticket (fishing permit).
Exact prices for Lake Kalwa near Pasym and the other lakes between Szczytno and Olsztyn can be found here => www.jezioro.com.pl.
Where can I buy a fishing permit for lakes in Poland?
You can buy a fishing permit for the waters in Poland in most fishing shops and regional offices of the Polish Angling Association (Polski Związek Wędkarski).
There is also an online option: you can purchase your fishing permit online at www.jezioro.com.pl
A fishing permit for Lake Kalwa can be bought at the kiosk in Pasym, Kiosk Kolporter.
A fishing permit in Masuria can often be obtained at the local angling centre, but also at the regional offices of the Polish Angling Association.
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How deep are the lakes in Masuria?
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Which is the deepest lake in Masuria?
The deepest body of water on the Masurian Lake District is the Lake Tałty. Lake Tałty is more than 50 metres deep. The lake is located near the municipality of Nikolaik (pol. “Mikołajki”) in the Warmia-Masuria Voivodeship.
Pike, perch, bream, tench, bleak, roach, eel, burbot, pike-perch, catfish and carp can be found in the lake. It is certainly an interesting place for anglers.
Which is the largest lake in Masuria?
However, Lake Tałty is not the largest lake in Masuria. That superlative goes to Lake Śniardwy. Lake Śniardwy is the largest lake in Masuria (measured by surface area). Its surface area is approximately 113.8 km².
In comparison: Lake Constance (German “Bodensee“) in the Alpine foothills between Germany, Austria and Switzerland has an area of approximately 536 km². Lake Constance is thus about 4.7 times larger than the largest lake in Masuria – Lake Śniardwy.
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Masuria | “the land of a thousand lakes”
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Holiday home Marianna
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