Fishing in South Moravia

Several days ago we went to the south Moravia to a prolonged weekend. My husband and my son love fishing. Me and my daughter love hiking and visiting any kind of culture, natural or social heritage. So we usually go somewhere where my men can fish and where me and my daughter can admire our country and its heritage.

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We had heard many nice words about the dam in Jestřabice before we began to look for where to spend the prolonged weekend during the July feasts. We opened the websites of the village of Jestřabice, of the Jestřabice dam and of its surrounding.

We were surprised by the nice photos we could see on the websites. We thought that the Southern Moravia was flat. But on the photos we could see nice hills full of green forests! My husband found some results of fishing in Jestřabice. He was pleased by the information and told me he really wanted to go there. He then booked a fishing place for three days (I did not allow him more because I wanted him to spend some time with us as a family…). He was booking it about one month before we went there. And it was almost late – they had the last two places free…

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We were a bit disappointed that all the cottages at the dam had been booked. But we were allowed to take our tents and to camp there (for free). We did not want to take any fish so we bought just the basic permits for three days. The price is CZK 350 per one day (24 hours) for an adult. The adult may use three fishing rods. If the adult has a child with him they can use four fishing rods. The price stays the same!

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The Jestřabice dam is kept very well. We liked it from the first moment. A very nice country surrounds it, the water and the whole area are clean – I mean without any waste or anything like that. An administrative cottage is there near the road that leads to the dam. In the cottage you can buy anything you need to feed the fish or to hang on the fishing hook.

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The fishermen may go by the car down to the dam, take everything necessary out of their car and then move their car to a parking place with free parking.

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My husband and my son spent the whole three days there. And were really satisfied. Not only with the fishing but also with the meals they could buy there – some scrambled eggs, beef goulash and also other kinds of meals. They both told me they really liked those meals.

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And how was their fishing? Amazing! They caught a lot of big fish. He carps and the sturgeons. Sometimes our son was not able to hold the fish, that heavy they were! The sturgeons were about 120 – 150 centimetres long, the carps were about 75 – 95 centimetres long and quite heavy – about 10 up to 13 kilos.

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The largest fish living in the dam weight 50 and 60 kilos, they are the sturgeons.

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I am sure my husband will go back there as often as possible.

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Where to find Jestřabice

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