Fishing for pike in the estuaries of Primorsko-Akhtarsk


The average weight of a pike caught in Primorsko- Akhtarsk waters is two kilograms, while those worthy of a trophy weigh three kilograms and up. In addition, pike caught in the area has become the main ingredient of an unusual dish.

In the south of Russia near the town of Primorsko-Akhtarsk, wetlands and estuaries occupy 90 hectares of land. These areas, where catfish, pike-perch and carp can be caught no matter the season, were found long ago by fishermen. Although the area is ideal for fishing, doing so from the shore is made near impossible by the reeds, forcing fishermen out on the open water.The Primorsko-Akhtarsk estuaries are also known for their excellent pike. Here RTG host Stanislav Salnikov set out on the hunt for this scaled predator. The average weight of a pike caught in Primorsko- Akhtarsk waters is two kilograms, while those worthy of a trophy weigh three kilograms and up. In addition, pike caught in the area has become the main ingredient of an unusual dish. Locals shared this recipe with a host from Russian Travel Guide TV.