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Fishing in the Northern Sosva (Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Area): fishing grounds, water route, trophies

The rivers and lakes with which the Khanty-Mansiysk is so richdistrict, inhabited by a wide variety of fish. Here there are pike and perch, muxun and ide, sturgeon, as well as sterlet and many other inhabitants of the underwater world, which are of interest for lovers of quiet hunting. Their fishing here will satisfy the requests of even the most inveterate fisherman.

Sosva River

The river network of the Khanty-Mansiysk Okrug formssuch majestic water arteries as the Irtysh and the Ob, as well as their twelve tributaries. And in winter and summer the fish in them are caught almost everywhere. And the catch is not only rich in the Ob - the largest in the district, but also Konda, Kazym, the Sosva River and many small reservoirs.

In the Northern Urals, there are many places where Russians come for trophy underwater inhabitants. And one of such places is the Northern Sosva.

How to get there?

This is a navigable river.It flows along the West Siberian Plain crossing the Khanty-Mansiysk District. Its length is 754 km, and the catchment area is almost one hundred thousand square kilometers. The Sosva River originates in the mountains of the Ural Range, then flows into the Lesser Ob. You can get to it by plane to the city of Khanty-Mansiysk, from which you will need to change to land transportation and go to Berezovsky district.

Settlements located on Sosva several - it's Igrim, Nyaksimvol and Sartynya. And in its mouth is the urban settlement of Berezovo, in which there is a small airfield.

Khanty-Mansiysky District


Its small populated areas is famous for its NorthernThe Urals. Fishing attracts residents of almost all regions of Russia. Many Ural water arteries abound in abundant underwater prey. These are the Vishera, Chusovaya, Berezovaya and, of course, the Northern Sosva, geographically belonging to the circumpolar Urals. It is for this reason that its banks are still practically untouched by man. Here the beauty of the taiga, mixed with deciduous massifs, is framed by crystal lakes and rivers with the purest and very cold water. It is in the river Sosva in large quantities of splashing fish. All this makes the arrival here a truly unforgettable adventure.

Fishing on the Northern Sosva, long attractinglovers of quiet hunting with their natural riches, will not only be a great opportunity to enjoy the beauty of its shores, but also a chance to get trophy specimens of taimen, burbot, grayling or pike. It is here that you can pull out an incredibly large fish.

Water level in Sosva

Features of local fishing

In these places, fishing is not only incrediblefascinating, but also comfortable. Fishing on the Northern Sosva, although it takes place in the circumpolar conditions, however, it suggests the most convenient routes, along which it is possible to get to the immediate place of fishing. In addition, there are very comfortable conditions for living, at least, that could be organized in the conditions of the area. And, as in almost any other region of the Urals, fishing in the Northern Sosva is carried out using modern technology that greatly facilitates stay in the Circumpolar conditions.


The river is rightly considered a storeroom for whitefish.Experienced hunters say that fishing on the Northern Sosva has its "specialization". Here are excellent catch sig and muxun, tugun and other representatives of the underwater world. There is also a lot of grayling, burbot or ide in this Ural river. But, of course, the most important treasure of this water artery is a toothy pike. Due to the amazingly clean nature and significant distance from the destructive for nature of civilization, in Northern Sosva fish, weighing about five kilograms, judging by the reviews, is not considered trophy. Local residents of Mansi say that fishing for pike in summer can end up with a specimen three times heavier.

Some believe that there is nowhere else in the worldthere are such stocks of whitefish as in the water of the Northern Sosva. Here are also found pyzhyan, cheese, etc. But the most delicious of all kinds of underwater inhabitants is the Sosva herring. It has a size similar to sprat, but, unlike the latter, it is very oily and has practically no bones.

Water route

Amazing nature

Experienced anglers say that most of allimpressive fishing in the Northern Sosva in the autumn season, when the surrounding forest is painted in bright colors, and the animals unfold a stormy activity, preparing for the winter.

On the banks of the river are often found rabbits, moose,wolverine, deer, sable, mink, fox, there is a lot of ermine here. Sometimes the water comes out and the "owner of the taiga" - a bear. Understory shores abound in blueberries, cranberries and cloudberries, it is not surprising that in many cases fishing for Northern Sosva goes smoothly in the photoshoot.

Fishing grounds

Until now, this environmentally friendlyA beautiful northern region was not popular among lovers of quiet hunting. But today everything has changed. Currently, almost every Russian has the opportunity to go here on a tour. For this purpose comfortable modern fishing bases have been built here. Of course, there are not so many of them on the Northern Sosva, as, for example, on the Volga, but those that exist are practically no different from those in the central regions of our country. These are such fishing bases as "Bedkash", "Igrim", "Northern Lights", "Visiting Lebher", "Far," "Deaf", etc.

They are stopped by inveterate fishermen comingfrom all over Russia. Their main goal is to capture a "trophy" beauty - a toothy pike. And I must say that it is possible to very many. Instances with a weight of twelve to fifteen kilograms in the Northern Sosva are encountered quite often. Without such trophy catches, rarely is an expedition left here.

Almost all the bases operating on the river,organize tours, which includes a whole package of services. Among them, accommodation in comfortable conditions, escort to the areas of probable biting, fishing with a fishing rod, provision of all necessary equipment and equipment, the presence on the boat of an experienced captain, who knows the terrain well.

Fishing grounds on the Northern Sosva


Fishing routes are calculated in this way,to be able with the maximum economy of effort and time to get to the most interesting areas for fishing. Duration of tours can be any: it varies according to a preliminary agreement. Thus, an angler can choose a new water route every day to catch a new, more "cool" place, while not leaving far from the floating base. Today the so-called "megaschuk" tours are very popular. Their duration is seven or ten days.


Those who at least once participated in fishing on the riverSosva, will return here at the first opportunity. Fishing bases are small ships, designed for several people. For example, up to eight fishermen can be accommodated in the floating base of Natalena. On the ship there is also a kitchen, a dining room, two cabins in which there are TVs and DVDs, bathrooms, a bath, and also a large deck, convenient for walks.

Almost all floating fishing bases haveboard freezers in which you can store food and caught trophies. The cost of tours is three hundred and forty thousand rubles for a group of eight people. If you wish, you can also order a transfer.

The "Igrim" base is very popular with fishermen.On it there is a bath, a smokehouse, a brazier. The cost includes not only accommodation in comfortable cabins, but also the possibility of using boats, a half-tank of fuel per day, meals, life jackets, echo sounder and other equipment.

Such tours are calculated for seven or ten days. In this period also includes the road to the right place. As a rule, it lasts one day. It depends on what level of water in Sosva at the moment.

Fishing in the Northern Sosva

Water routes

From the right bank of the Sosva River, a truly amazing view stretches for kilometers. Previously, there was a settlement, which today only resembles pits.

The most popular waterway begins inSaranpaul. It runs along the rivers Lyapin, Shchekurya, Yatria, Tayakhlanya, Sosva Marina, Labytnangi Station. The length of the route is four hundred and sixty kilometers. Its duration is twenty days.

The route passes, mainly along the left tributariesSosva, within the foothills of the eastern slope of the Urals and the hilly-steep strip. These wild places are literally replete with taimen, grayling, pike, there are many berries.

By itself, this water route is relativelyuncomplicated: on the way there are no intractable thresholds although in the upper reaches of Yatria there are rubble, and before the Volia from Tayakhlany kayaks have to be dragged through the taiga thickets and a windbreak. Here, tourists will need stamina and good orientation.

On the left bank there is a cave, the entrance to whichis flooded when the water level in Sosva rises. Therefore it is convenient to go in winter on the ice. In the cave there are many large grottoes, beautiful calcareous outgrowths.

One of the most picturesque places for thisthe route is Pereym - a thin rocky isthmus between Vagran and Sosva. Below is the Arrow Stone - a picturesque rock consisting of three limestone cliffs, where the Mansi converged to compete in archery.

Pike fishing

In the summer, in addition to the famous Sosva herring,The most desirable catch for anglers is the crocodile. That is how the locals call pike. On Sosva there is a high density of this fish, because it is here where its breeding ground is located. In addition, there are a lot of endemic pikes in Northern Sosva. In the autumn, huge herds of this predatory fish move here and rush for their favorite food - sig. Therefore, as evidenced by reviews, in this season in the river the concentration of pike reaches an unprecedented amount.

North Sosva how to get

If catching this fish on the next, largerObi assumes trophy specimens weighing from ten to fifteen kilograms, then on North Sosva this counting starts from twenty kilograms.


From the beginning of June, large pike begins to eat off atbream and crucian. At this time, it can be mainly found in shallow water or in old women, where there is warm water. If the water level in Sosva has not yet slept, then the large pike goes into the flooded coastal willows. At this time, the most catchable are the baits of surface and near-surface species. In the first two months of summer, pike is distinguished by surprising greed and aggressiveness, so fishermen boldly use gliders, propbates and mega-poppers.

By burning this fish with the most popular gearis spinning. Firstly, this method of fishing gives fishing interest and sharpness, and secondly, the chance to pull out trophy specimens increases. However, no less common and fishing for fishing, which is considered no less successful.


As a rule, when using spinning to itcorresponding nozzles are also selected - a wobbler, rubber fish, twisters. Many, of course, practiced fishing for live bait. With the help of a spinning rod in Sosva, it is convenient to catch a pike in seaweed thickets, where it often hides, stalking the prey.

For large fish it is better to use clockworkspiral carbines, as well as monofilament with dough from thirty to fifty kilograms. The most optimal on Sosva are the spinning spoons weighing from 35 to 45 grams, as well as jig heads of similar weight and rubber colored wobblers with a length of ten to twenty centimeters.

Best season

Spring is considered the best time for fishing.It is after spawning, when the predator zhor begins, and the most successful fishing for pike in this river takes place. At this time, the prey can be caught absolutely on any bait. And after the zhora, already in the late spring, especially catchy cloudy warm days, when fishing with a bait brings excellent results.

Известно, что летом клев щуки нерегулярный, however, it is quite possible to catch her. The North Sosva of this plan is surprising, since even in June there is a high and stable catch, although less abundant compared to autumn.

With the arrival of July, fishermen are moving from tributaries toroot river as the water level begins to subside. The fish, which is the main food for pike, begins to wander from the tributaries and old ladies, preparing for winter. And just at this time the pike takes a position in the pits, which are located near the exits of its food supply.

At this time there are so many predators that theycreate a kind of "carousel": some, after eating, go to the depth, while others take their place. Thus, this process turns into continuous.

Judging by the reviews, fishing excitement often disappears on Sosva during this summer period, because there are so many predators in such places that every cast is a catch.