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Wedkarski (fishing/angling) questions in Poland


djf 18 | 166  
13 Oct 2008 /  #1
Couple of questions about fishing:

Whats the best Polish magazine/newspaper for reading about equipment/tactics in Poland?
Is the Sklep Wedkarski, Krokodyla on Tęczową the best shop in Wroclaw?
What permits/licences do you need to fish for pike in Poland?
Lukasz K - | 103  
17 Oct 2008 /  #2
Hello,

There are three top fishing magazines in Poland:
Wędkarz Polski, Wędkarski Świat and Wiadomości Wędkarskie.

You will find them in every newsagent. I prefer first the two - there are a little bit more profesional.

About permits - Poland runnining waters are maitained by Okręgi Wędkarskie of Polish Angling Association (PZW - you will find some info in english at their website: pzw.org.pl). And the whole country is divided into fourtysomething parts (similar in shape to previous adiministativ division - before 1996). To fish in some region you have to buy a premit wchih allows you to fish in every running water an some smaller lakes in certain area. There are two type of waters and two types of permits - waters with trout/salmon/grailing and without. If you buy the permit for the firs type of waters it is more expensive but you can fis also in other waters. Cheaper permit allows you to fish in "other" waters (which in lowland Poland are dominating).

You can buy permit in office of Okręg Wedkarski whih adresses you can find on PZW website.

Wit the lakes of Polish lakelands it is more complicated becouse their are owned by private people or fishing companies and you have to know or ask who owns this lake and where to buy a permit

I hope it was helpful info.

Lukasz
OP djf 18 | 166  
22 Oct 2008 /  #3
Extremely helpful Lukasz! Thank you!
Polonius3 1,000 | 12,448  
22 Oct 2008 /  #4
Many Brits are surprised that Polish anglers fish mainly for coarse sepcies (carp, bream, roach, tench, rudd, bleak, pike, etc.) and actually eat them rather than catch and release. I don't know whether walleyes and eels are also regarded as coarse in Britain. Seems the Anglos recognise only trout and salmon, and they're missing a lot.
Wroclaw 44 | 5,387  
22 Oct 2008 /  #5
Seems the Anglos recognise only trout and salmon,

Don't be daft.

There are plenty off fishing tours to Poland organized for British anglers, who like to fish for carp etc

Besides this, trout and salmon fishing requires different equipment and different waters.
Polonius3 1,000 | 12,448  
23 Oct 2008 /  #6
If properly prepared, fish of the cyprinoid group as well as pike are delicious. Not being able to eat one's catch takes a lot of the fun out of it.
OP djf 18 | 166  
23 Oct 2008 /  #7
In England and Wales you can take fish for the pot, BUT there are restrictions, see the EA website for details. Anglers in the UK prefer to catch and release (and are passionate about it) so that the fish can provide another day of enjoyment. Some of the techniques employed by non-UK anglers are frowned upon i.e. eye grips (why blind a fish???)

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