Fishing in Poland

Fishing Eldorado

Lubniewice is a small lakeside town in the far west of the country. It is known as Poland’s fishing Eldorado!

Fishing in Poland

Poland is a splendid country for anyone with an interest in fishing.

Some of the many fish of interest to anglers to be found in abundance throughout Poland include: carp, tench, perch, bream, grayling, trout, salmon, eels, pikeperch (zander), pike, and catfish. Fish of large sizes are often caught and returned to the water. These include pike weighing over 24 kg, and carp up to 28 kg.

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The lakes and deep water rivers of Poland are home to some truly huge catfish – the largest of these fish eating frogs, mice, rats, ducks, and even according to some reports small dogs! Catfish of over 3 metres in length with a weight of over 330 kg have been caught in Polish waters in the recent past.

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Fishing or angling is a popular activity with Poles of all ages.

The rivers and lakes which are the probably of most interest to fisherman are to be found in the north and north-west of Poland. Popular well-stocked rivers include the River Warta and River Obra and several lakes in and around the towns of Lubniewice and Lagow.

Please note: Anyone who is over the age of 14 and fishing in Poland must be in possession of a fishing rod licence and a separate permit issued by the water authority for the area to be fished. The Polish Angling Union can provide further information on fishing in Poland to anyone with an interest.

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