Hunting and Fishing

Autumn Fishing for Pikeperch on the Lower Volga

Fishermen visiting Astrakhan Oblast for the first time are most surprised by just how big the fish here are. Fish headed to the lower reaches of the Volga River are forced to swim against the current, so it is not uncommon for catfish to weigh over 100 kilograms and pike perch ten kilograms. RTG TV host Stanislav Salnikov visited the meeting point of three rivers: The Kazachi Yerik, the Mitinka and the Old Volga to attempt to catch his own scaled trophy.

Director Igor' Chernyshev

Presenter Stanislav Sal'nikov

Year 2012

Duration 00:25:13

Director Igor' Chernyshev

Presenter Stanislav Sal'nikov

Fishermen visiting Astrakhan Oblast for the first time are most surprised by just how big the fish here are. Fish headed to the lower reaches of the Volga River are forced to swim against the current, so it is not uncommon for catfish to weigh over 100 kilograms and pike perch ten kilograms. RTG TV host Stanislav Salnikov visited the meeting point of three rivers: The Kazachi Yerik, the Mitinka and the Old Volga to attempt to catch his own scaled trophy.

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