Angling

Angling should be mentioned as a strong competitor with inland fishing. This activity is mostly linked with the development of ecotourism in Latvia.

Angling in Latvia, is organized in two different ways. There is a licensed angling for which the angler buys an additional license and conducts his activities in a certain water body. There are also angling cards that allow general angling in all public and private lakes and rivers. Both allowances should be purchased before angling. The obtained means are used for restocking and conservation of fish resources. A new trend, which is getting more popular, is the sea angling.

There are no certain data collected on general angling catches while some data are collected only for licensed angling.

The most popular species caught are roach, perch, pike, pike-pearch and bream.