satisfies passion for hunting and at the same time is an active
form of relaxation by the water.
Because Suwałki Region abounds in rivers and lakes, it is a
dreamland for amateur fishermen. It is said that you will find
fish where you would never expect it to be found, and it must
be true to some extent. A good, experienced fisherman knows
very well where fishing is good. Anyway, the fishermen who live
in Suwałki-Augustów Lakeland are well-informed about fishery
resources in individual lakes. They eagerly share their experience
with those, who spending holidays in this part of Poland, want
to try their luck at fishing. Special guidebooks for fishermen
may help explore fishing grounds. The composition of fish species
depends on the fertility of lakes and cleanliness and depth
These features determine the class of fishing-grounds. In Suwałki
Region there are the following types of lakes: the European
whitefish, the trout and European whitefish, the pike perch
and bream, the bream and pike, the tench, the crucian carp lakes
and lakes with a mixture of many species. Such lakes as Wigry,
Rospuda, Pietry, Garbaś, Białe Filipowskie, Wiżajny, lakes of
Augustów, Lake Hołny, Gaładuś and many other smaller lakes have
unique fishing, recreation and landscape advantages. One can
catch here the lake trout, the pike, the eel and over 200 other
species of fish. Many anglers like spending their free time
by rivers, with their fishing rods. The Biebrza River, which
in her middle-upper section adjoins Suwałki Region, has its
lovers. The Czarna Hańcza is still said to be very fishy with
the pike, the eel, the perch, as well as the lake trout to catch.
So are the Marycha, Netta, Szlamica and Rospuda. So, you are
invited to the regions of Hańcza, Wigry and the Rospuda with
your fishing rod!
fishing grounds of Suwałki Region have a few owners. The Polish
Fishing Association in Suwałki rents most numerous parts of lakes.
Fishing companies own a lot of reserviors, while a few smaller ones
are hired by private possessors. The host of the waters of Wigry
National Park is its administration.
Fishers who wish to go fishing on the waters of the Polish Fishing
Association need to buy a license and to be familiar with angling
regulations. The payment for fishing on other waters is collected
by fishing companies and private owners.
of the Polish Fishing Association
county: Blizienko, Blizno, Necko, Rospuda.
Sejny county: Dechłe, Długie, Dowcień, Gaładuś, Gremzdy,
Pełele, Sejwy, Żubrowo.
Suwałki county: Białe (of Filipów), Boczne, Bocznel,
Bolesty, Czostków, Długie, Gacne, Garbaś, Głębokie,
Hańcza, Jemieliste, Kamienne, Koleśne, Kościelne, Krzywe (of Huta),
Krzywe (of Przerośl), Marianka I, II, Mauda, Mieruniszki
Wielkie and Małe, Okrągłe, Przystajne,
Rospuda, Staw Płociczno, Sumowo, Szurpiły, Wysokie.
bold-typed lakes regard only fishing from the shore.
in Wigry National Park
In Wigry National Park, fishing is licensed and allowed on the following
lakes: Czarne (near Bryzgiel), Czarne (near Gawrychruda), Leszczewek,
Mulaczysko, Omułówek, Pierty and Wigry, as well as in the Czarna
Hańcza River, in the section from Czerwony Folwark to Studziany
Polish Fishing Association, 16-400 Suwałki, M. Konopnickiej 10,
tel. (087) 566 40 05; 566 36 36
Wigry National Park, Krzywe 82,16-400 Suwałki, tel. (087) 566 63
22 (information available daily, 24hrs.)
The Fry Stocking Center of The Polish Fishing Association, Gawrychruda,
tel. 563 90 77
Suwałki, Sejneńska 6 566 61 22
"Rex", Suwałki, Krótka 4 563 05 63
Fishing shop, Augustów, Mostowa 24 644 75 85
Reservation of rooms for fishers
Suwałki tel./fax (087) 566 54 94
The Society For Sejny and Sejny Region Development "Ziemia Sejneńska",
Sejny, tel./fax (087) 516 34 00