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What are the best fishing spots in the Danube Delta?

For anybody who comes to the Danube Delta, fishing, if not the main goal of the trip, is definitely on their mind. And there are good reasons for that. There are hundreds of lakes, swamps and canals of all sizes that offer the right conditions for a fantastic holiday trying to catch the most sought after prey.

Finding out what the best places for fishing is at least a little tricky because there is water and fish everywhere and simply casting the rod you’re guaranteed to catch something.  Asking the experienced local fishermen however will point you to the right direction and you’ll know precisely where you can capture your favorite trophy.

Here are just a couple of places where people have told me they managed to capture impressive amount of fish:

Caraorman and the surrounding lakes and canals.

From Caraorman, you can easily access some of the richest lakes in the Danube Delta: Puiu, Lumina, Puiulet and Chirilova. They are less than half an hour boat ride from the village. From one account, this is where you can catch pikes and perches so easily that you don’t always need sophisticated equipments.  Simple rods could easily do the trick.

The canals in this area offer plenty of opportunities. Generally, fish such as the rapacious carp, perch and bream, prefer the places where two canals of various streams meet. Where the water flows gently, there’s a good chance you will catch large carp specimens.

Some of the canals you can check are Litcov, Vatafu, Puiu-Rosu, Puiulet-Lumina, and Puiulet-Rotund.

Sfantu Gheorghe Canal

This is one probably the most beautiful of the three main canals of the Danube. You can simply fish right on the canal, or head for the surrounding lakes and canals. You can check out the Uzlina canal and the lake with the same name. It is about 2 meters deep and offers great fishing possibilities, but you’ll have to compete with the huge pelican colony that regularly dines here.

Still on the left side, you can access the Ierenciuc Lake through a small canal with the same name. From the shape of the lake, I suspect that a few centuries ago, it was an actual part of the Sfantu Gheorghe channel.

To the south, there are a number of canals that lead either to the Razim Lake, the largest in Romania, or the Dranov Lake. Such are the Lipovenilor, Dranov or the Dunavat canals.

Mila 23

Surrounded by water and experienced fishermen, there is no chance you’re leaving Mila 23 without eating the traditional fish soup (Bors de peste) that they prepare here. This village is great if you want to prove yourself by fishing in the nearby Fortuna, Trei Iezere or Ligheanca lakes.

But whatever you do, please make sure you don’t spoil the water lilies that cover the waters in this place.

So there you go, I just gave you a few great ideas. Of course, these aren’t the only fishing spots, but the possibilities are endless.  Just make sure that you familiarize yourself with the fishing restrictions and never go overboard. Let’s keep this place wild.

If you’re going to check out any of these places, I’d love to hear about it. And better yet, do send me a picture with your trophy! 😀

Have fun!

What are the best fishing spots in the Danube Delta?

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