Fishing in Montenegro

What fish are found in Montenegro’s reservoirs

So, we’re going on a tourist fishing trip to Montenegro. It’s no secret that fish are everywhere. In the Adriatic Sea there are both fresh and saltwater fish.

True, it is practically impossible to find a pike or perch, but a lot of black and white bleak, there are carp, which are first fed with corn, eel, roach, seabass, fish disc – as the locals call the flounder, dorado, catfish, mullet, crucian carp.

Rock basses, spinorogs and scorpions hide between the coastal rocks.

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Huge shoals of tuna walk in the water column. Murine and mackerel are not an uncommon guest in the local waters. And at night octopus, squid and cuttlefish come to the shore. If you go up into the mountains, you can catch a river trout. In Montenegro it is considered the most common and cheapest fish.

The main thing in mountain fishing in Montenegro is not to fall from the steep rocky shore directly into the rapid river. There are more than 40 species of fish in Montenegro give lovers of fishing. In Boko-Kotorska Bay grow oysters and mussels.

Types of fish in Montenegro

Throughout the season in Montenegro you can catch many types of fish and sea creatures:

Fish in the Sea of Montenegro

  • mackerel
  • sea bass
  • shark
  • sea eel
  • sea bass
  • bream
  • mackerel
  • moray eel
  • Tuna – the main fish (there are small tuna up to 2 kg, medium – 7-15 kg, large bluefin tuna – from 30 to 100 kg and more)
  • octopus
  • mullet
  • branzino
  • stingray
  • gilthead
  • swordfish
  • lakerd
  • yellowtail
  • seriolus
  • and others

Fish in lakes of Montenegro

  • roach
  • carp
  • salmon
  • etc.

Fish in the rivers of Montenegro

  • trout
  • salmon
  • grayling
  • ruff
  • pike
  • pike
  • bream
  • and others

To pay or not to pay for fishing?


Fishing in MontenegroThe peculiarities of national fishing in Montenegro include the need for permits, or simply getting (buying) a license. It is not required everywhere.

If you are going to fish with a fishing rod at the Montenegrin coast in some quiet cove or pier, you can catch it free of charge.

If, however, your plans to settle out of the seaside, it is necessary to clarify the applicable rules for fishing, relevant to the area.

Every tourist guide knows in which regions of Montenegro you need to buy a special permit for fishing. This requirement applies to fishing in the lakes and rivers located in the national parks of Montenegro.

Some reservoirs may be completely closed to fishing, while others are prohibited at certain times of the year.

Skadar Lake, for example, is closed to fishing for the period from March 15 to July 1 to protect fish during the spawning season. Usually, the ban applies to all species of fish, except for the river eel. The license for a day costs only 5 euros.

During the summer, you will not be able to do fishing on the beaches, as priority is given to holidaymakers. But after sunset and until dawn, the beach coast is completely at the disposal of anglers. How relevant this is – another question. There may also be restrictions on fishing.

Gathering to fish in Montenegro, you must consider that any rule concerning fishing is mandatory. If you do not comply and do not have a license, which can be purchased from the Union of Sports Fishing or clubs that are members of this organization, you will pay a fine and, as a consequence, spoil your mood.

But you can not worry – a private guide is aware of all the intricacies of national fishing and legal regulations. You can catch almost anything: a hook and bait, wobbler (for fishing with spinning, “road” or trolling), use other tackle.

However, you can not bring with you tackle that does not belong to the licensed type of fishing. A local expert will provide the foreign angler with the right equipment. Therefore, tourists – fishing enthusiasts – only have to enjoy unforgettable moments.

Where are the fish – you have to know the places

Fishing in Montenegro

Fishing in MontenegroSpecial fishing tours, offered by a tourist company, offer to fish in the cleanest sea in the world – the Adriatic Sea. In its waters there are a lot of predator horse mackerel, swift mullet, sea eel, catfish and other representatives of the water world, dreaming (or not wanting) to get caught on your line. Fishing is allowed from April through October, almost at the height of the tourist season.

Fishing on the lakes and rivers of Montenegro is a dream come true! From early May to late September it is allowed to fish in the reservoirs located in the state park of national importance Durmitor. In the waters of the Black and Enemy Lake one can catch big carp, mullet and roach. For a license, however, you have to pay 20 euros (for one day).

Lake Biograd is rich in species such as ide and roach, you can catch plaice and eels, there is also the bleak and even the salmon, the salmon.

Among fishing gurus, the mountain lake Plavskoe is popular, as it has been feeding the locals for many centuries. If you are interested in trout or Danube salmon (in 1985 you caught a salmon weighing 41 kg!), then you are definitely welcome! You can catch carp and trout along the way. There is even a pike here. During the winter time, ice fishing is offered as part of the fishing tours.

The cost of fishing in Montenegro

The prices can be found in the catalog. The cost is usually given for the whole group of fishing tourists. However, there are specified such moments as the duration of the process.

Having discussed all the important points in advance, you will not only get a real pleasure of fishing in Montenegro, but also have a great rest, sunbath the hot sun rays of the Balkan Peninsula.

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