Fishing is very popular in Albania and
especially in Shkoder area which is surrounded by abundant
resources of water, among the richest zones in
Europe. Shkodra lake, Adriatic coast and Buna, Kir and Drin
rivers are well known locations famous for good fishing in
has also a good variety of choices when it comes to fishing.
Passionate fishermen could try:
option - just get to the beach coast line and cast the
fishing line. For sure you will catch plenty of small fish
in a matter of seconds.
a boat and go deeper - many fishermen do this, there are
many small boats in the beach, you can take them for a very
cheap price and try fishing in deeper waters. We even use
our SUP boards to go fishing and they are excellent
alternative to the boats.
to the Buna river delta - the Buna river is only 3km away,
you can get there with a 30 minutes walk westwards along
the coast. There is much bigger fish in the river and
you probably have to change the equipment for river fishing
but also look for even bigger fish in the sea where the
river flows. Across the river is
to the Vilun lagoon - the lagoon is rather big, much more
than it looks (130 ha surface) and is even
closer to the beach, just a 20 minutes walk from the beach
center eastwards along the coast. The lagoon is shallow and
rich in various fish. Fishermen use the wooden bridge that
crosses the lagoon to fish from there.
Drive, sail or walk to Rana Hedhun - that is the place
eastward of lagoon, so you cross the lagoon and go even
further along the coastline. This area is deserted so
chances are that you may find more fish.
There's an area in the western part of the beach where
the fishermen gather together and all fishing boats are
collected - share your experience or ask for questions there.
Unfortunately, currently there are no fishing equipment shops
in Velipoje so make sure you take yours or tell us in
advance for assistance, otherwise the nearest is in Shkoder, 25
Hunting is also
a traditional sport activity in Velipoje. The official place is
the national reserve park area, about 700 ha, home to more than
180 different species of birds. Please follow strictly the
local regulations for hunting in this area and be well aware of
other hunters around, there are many hunters coming from all
over Europe here.
Velipoje is rich in fish resources,
animals and wild birds who are also protected species
such as the wild swine, the fox, the ware, the jackal,
ducks, migratory birds, the pheasant, the geese,
seagulls, snipes, herons and medicinal plants.
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