Angling Seasons – Lithuania

The main angling season differs according to fish species, but also depends on the region within the area. Thus, the area provides all-year-round angling opportunities. The most important fish species and those most appreciated by anglers in Lithuania are zander, pike, perch, bream, roach, silver bream, asp, chub, rudd, smelt and burbot.

The most popular angling season is from April to June and from August to October. Also in the winter season ice fishing is very popular, especially in the Curonian Lagoon to catch burbot (Lota lota), smelt (Osmerus eperlanus) and perch (Perca fluviatilis). In early spring, in Klaipėda Channel one can fish for Baltic herring (Clupea harengus membras). On the Baltic Sea in spring or autumn, from ships, amateur anglers catch flatfish (Pleuronectes platessa baltica), Baltic herring (Clupea harengus membras), cod (Gadus morhua callarias), halibut (Scophthalmus maximus) and salmon (Salmo salar).

The following fish species are prohibited in the specified periods:

  • Pike (Esox lucius) from 1 February to 20 April
  • Zander (Sander lucioperca) from 1 March to 20 May;
  • Asp (Aspius aspius) from 1 April to  15 May;
  • Grayling (Thymallus thymallus) from 1 March to  15 May;
  • Brown trout (Salmo trutta fario) from 1 October to  31 December;
  • Whitefish (Coregonus lavaretus) from 1 October to  31 December;
  • Burbot (Lota lota) from 15 December to 15 January;
  • Vimba (Vimba vimba) from 15 May to 15 June;
  • Noble and Danube crayfish from 15 October to 15 July;
  • Bream (Abramis brama) from 20 April to 20 May in water bodies located within the territory of Nemunas Delta Regional Park.

Please find more information on closed seasons here.