As the Curonian Spit is situated between two water bodies, you can choose to fish on the shores of the Baltic Sea or the Curonian Lagoon. For the Baltic Sea shores, we recommend choosing more accessible spots in the vicinity of settlements. The piers in the settlements make perfect areas for reaching greater depths in the shallow Curonian Lagoon. During the ice-fishing season, anglers can find plenty of fishing spots on the frozen lagoon, but these can depend on weather conditions, ice thickness and the migration of smelt. You can find all relevant fishing spots on our map.
Neringa (Curonian Spit) is a well-known Lithuanian seaside resort on the coast of the Baltic Sea, which provides various services for tourists. Here you can find a variety of accommodation possibilities in all price ranges, starting from ordinary rooms with shared facilities up to luxury apartments in hotels and local villas. You can also rent a room in a traditional fisherman’s house on the coast of the lagoon. Find all relevant accommodation offers on our map.
We recommend hiring a local fishing guide if you are not familiar with the area. Your fishing guide knows the right time, the right place and the right methods for a successful angling session. When fishing in Neringa, we recommend that you hire these local guides and motor boats with crews, if you prefer angling from a boat. If you need fishing gear, visit the local shops.
Angling seasons/closed seasons
The season for salmon on the Baltic Sea coast starts in early spring. This is also the season for cod fishing from smaller boats. Flounder fishing begins in April and May, and the garfish season starts in May.
It is prohibited to angle the following fish species in the Curonian Lagoon in the specified periods:
- Pike (Esox Lucius) from 1 February to 20 April
- Pikeperch (Sander lucioperca) from 1 March to 20 May
- Burbot (Lota lota) from 15 December to 15 January
- Vimba (Vimba vimba) from 15 May to 15 June
- Catfish (Silurus glanis) from 1 November to 1 April
It is prohibited to angle the following fish species in the Baltic Sea in the specified periods:
- Salmon (Salmo salar) from 15 August to 31 October
- Turbot (Scophtalmus maxima) from 1 June to 31 July
More detailed information on angling seasons available in this table.
There is a link to the national website on closed seasons here: http://www.am.lt/VI/article.php3?article_id=6433
One of the most common angling techniques is spin fishing; float fishing is popular to catch pike, and ledgering is used for bottom feeders like bream, barbel, tench and carp. Moreover, you can do ice fishing and trolling.
The most important fish species and those most appreciated by anglers on the Curonian Spit are eel, smelt, burbot, pikeperch, vimba, bream, carp, pike, roach, perch, rudd and crucian carp.
Rules and regulations
General rules and regulations for fishing in Lithuania are available here: http://www.am.lt/VI/en/VI/index.php#a/238
Anglers aged 16 to 62 (except the disabled) must obtain a fishing ticket. Ticket prices vary from €1.40 for 2 days to €14 for an annual ticket. One must carry ID when angling. You can buy a fishing permit online: https://alis.am.lt/actionFishingApplicationNew.action?request_locale=en
Other things to see when you visit the region
There many possibilities for how to spend your leisure time on the Curonian Spit. For further information, visit the official tourism website: http://visitneringa.com/welcome