Fishing on the Moscow river

Undoubtedly, anglers many among the urban residents, meanwhile, not everyone can afford the pleasure to go fishing on the big pond far from home. And residents of the capital are no exception, so some of them in your free time, armed with a fishing rod, go fishing to try happiness on the native of the Moscow river. And no wonder, because she is considered to be one of the richest fish rivers in the capital region!

From school geography course, we all remember what the Moscow river is a left tributary of the Oka, flowing through the territory of the Smolensk and Moscow regions. The total length of the river is 541 km, including the territory of the capital flows 80 kilometers, the area of its basin 17 640 square meters. The Moscow river has several large tributaries, among which are the RUz (the largest tributary) and Istria. Of course, on the environmental situation in the area of the river negatively affects the location in the region of major cities that are sources of domestic and industrial drain waters. This is causing a significant deterioration of water quality in the river down from Moscow. The positive point is the location along the banks of the river a large number of protected areas. These include Krylatskaya floodplain, Brateevskaya and Strogino beach of the Peninsula on the right Bank, as well as the Silver forest, Tushino Bank and others on the left.

So what fish is found in the Moscow river? It turns out, scientists counted as many as 35 species of fish found in the waters of Moscow, right near the center of the capital, their number is dramatically reduced, reaching only to 5. On the contrary, the greatest species diversity observed at the mouth of the river Gangplank, Rublevsky and Kuntsevskaya areas and also in Strogino, Krylatskoye and the area Filevskiy Park.

The «catch» resident of the Moscow river can safely be considered a roach. This species was able to adapt better to the local, sometimes not in the best environmental conditions. Ichthyologists estimated that the concentration of a roach is now in different places from 45 to 90%. Another dominant local species – bream. It’s easily possible to catch throughout the territory of the Moscow river. The next most abundant species – perch and perch. Very rarely, but still possible to catch IDE, ASP or burbot. But such fish as sturgeon, Podust gone, unfortunately, completely.

New, but quickly spread species in local waters there are tube-nosed goby and round goby. The latter is distinguished by the absence of suckers and spines, and the presence of the characteristic black spots on the fin. Traditionally both of these species inhabit the Caspian, Black and Azov seas, but because of its simplicity to temperature changes and salinity of water which easily adapts to new conditions. As they hit the water of the Moscow river? This scientists have several opinions. According to one version, the bull came here from the Caspian sea through the Volga river and Rybinsk reservoir.

Two recently appeared species – rotan and guppies. So, a small exotic aquarium fish, as it turned out, perfectly able to adapt to local conditions! But rotan — fish is very voracious, capable of destroying the food base of other local fauna. In view of this peculiarity in some districts of St. Petersburg, for example, Rotana specifically destroy. However while the extent of its distribution in the Moscow river does not threaten.

In the Moscow river to catch and is not typical for this reservoir the fish that I got here by accident from nurseries and fish farms. So, the stories of the fishermen, you can catch enough

Of course, fishing on the Moscow river can not be compared with fishing on the Amur, the Volga and the Dnieper, but here you can spend time outdoors with a fishing rod and even possibly get a good catch!