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An Anglers Guide to Fishing in the Danube Delta Romania

By September 26, 2016 No Comments

Flowing from the springs in Germany’s Black Forest, Danube Delta is considered as one of the most internationally renowned rivers on this planet and forms the 2nd largest and most carefully preserved delta of Europe. Spanning throughout a whopping 2,200 square miles of water comprised of different types of areas including canals, marshes, tree-fringed lakes and weed islands!

Species Of Fish

Being a river reminiscent to the famous Po River, boasting a similar size and density, if you are willing to spend enough time and effort here, you are bound to go home with the gold!

  • Tench: These fish are also known as “Doctor Fish” and can be found in areas of still water with clay that is abundant with vegetation.tench
  • Bream: You will be able to find these mostly in areas similar to ponds, lakes or canals wherethere is a slow flow of water.bream
  • Rudd: Due to their slightly upturned mouth which allows them to pick up aquatic parasites from the surface, these are generally found near the surface of the water and among underwater plants.rudd
  • Prussian Carp: Also known as silver Prussian Carp or Gibel Carp. The common weight of these fish is of typically 3kg, they mostly have a silver color but there are some variations that boast a gold like coloration. They are also found in areas of slow water flow.prussian-carp
  • Catfish: These fish are recognizable due to their broad, flat head and wide mouth and are usually found in large lakes with moderately warm temperatures preferring sheltered locations such as sunken trees.catfish
  • Perch: One of the more popular query for anglers, these fish tend to avoid cold or fast flowing waters.perch
  • Pike: Synonymously known as “Fresh Water Wolf” These fish are capable of growing to relatively large sizes, averaging somewhere around 70 – 120cm. These are mostly found in sluggish streams and shallow, weedy places of lakes.pike
  • Chub: These fish have a big mouth and torpedo shaped body and are very common in the sense that they are found in almost all flowing water bodies ranging from tiny streams to wide rivers.chub
  • Zander (lucioperca): These are also known as pike-perch due to their pike shaped body featuring an elongated body and tail. They prefer to stay in water where they boast a low visibility. However, they do need plenty of oxygen to survive.zander
  • Carp: These are oily freshwater fish from the Cyprinidae family. While they are very tolerant to most conditions, they often prefer slow or standing bodies of water with vegetative sediments.carp

Useful Fishing Methods

It’s always a wise move to stay one step ahead and know the proper strategy in order to maximize your fishing haul. For you convenience, we have listed here the most common fishing techniques which you should prepare yourself for when attempting to catch your desired fish.

  • Carp: Boilies, corn and corn feeders should be used.
  • Pike: For these live bait, spinning is recommended using fish and chunks of fish, you can also go for oscillating lures and fly fishing with streamers.
  • Catfish: For these we can use liver, fish, ducklings and chicken to lure them.
  • Perch: Spinning, float fishing and fly fishing should be on the list of an angler is aiming to catch Perch.
  • Chub: For chub, it is recommended to go for spinning, float fishing, fly fishing, fishing with worms, corn or grasshoppers.
  • Zander: If you are planning to catch zander, then you probably would want to go for spinning, silicone lures or fly fishing.
  • Bream: For breams just using corn, worms or maggots should suffice to attract them.

Fishing Permit

For fishing inland and in sea waters, you are going to need a regional fishing license. Going for reservoirs, rivers and estuaries would also require you to have an angling license.

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