Country Holidays

Fish and fishing

Fish ponds, fishing, trips in fishing boats, casting of nets, lamprey eel weirs, drying and smoking of fish, tasting and purchase of products.

  • Fish ponds offer carp, trout and other pond fish. Some owners rent out fishing equipment.
  • The fish that are caught can be cooked on a campfire or in a kitchen.
  • Fishermen who go fishing in the sea offer smoked sea fish and/or an opportunity to take part in the smoking process.
  • Sometimes visitors can go to sea with fishermen early in the morning. Please take the weather and your safety into account.
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Latvia

Lauku seta "Keveiti"

Neliela ģimenes saimniecība Vidzemes sirdī ar pašu izaudzētu un izlolotu bioloģiskās lauksaimniecības produkciju aitkopībā, putnkopībā un mājražošanā. Saimniecībai piešķirts bioloģiskās lauksaimniecības sertifikāts. 

Wellbeing Tourism Distance from countries capital city115 Active season months1-12 Accepts tourist groups Must register in advance Accepts individual travellers Optional meals
SwimmingBoatsNature watching Hosts speak EnglishHosts speak Russian
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Latvia

Makskeresana un atputa pie dika "Vectautas"

Atrodas 20 minūšu braucienā no Siguldas. Piedāvā makšķerēšanu 3 ha lielā dīķī un atpūtu dīķa krastā. Iespēja iznomāt laivu. Ziemā iespējama zemledus makšķerēšana. Pie dīķa atrodas divsstāvu māja ar virtuvi, kur iespējams pārnakšņot ar saviem matračiem. Mājā ir 3 istabas 1.stāvā, 3 istabas 2. stāvā. Pie mājas ir nojume, netālu no dīķa - lapene. Apmēram 600 m attālumā atrodas Mores kara muzejs, tuvumā ir arī Safarī parks.

Canoeing Fishing Distance from countries capital city70 Active season months1-12 Accepts individual travellers Accepts tourist groups Accommodation available
BBQPlace for tents Kitchen FishingBoatsFishing - winterPicnick area
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Latvia

Cirulisu Majas labumi

On the west coast of the Gulf of Riga, in the village of Kaltene, SIA “Rožkalns” produces homemade wines and ciders, fish products and other delicacies made from berries and flowers picked in the garden and forest.

Distance from countries capital city110 Active season months1-12 Accommodation available Must register in advance
Steam bath Nearest town
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Latvia

The Vejavas weekend home

The owner offers groups of various sizes a chance to go to the sea in a fisherman’s boat and to watch shoreline fishing, as well. The lamprey eel weirs that are on the Svētupe River differ from those on the Salaca River in terms of their structure and the fishing principles. During the season, the owner prepares tasty smoked lamprey eels.

By the sea Cycling Fishing Beautiful sights Distance from countries capital city80 Active season months1-12 Accommodation available Must register in advance Accepts tourist groups
Steam bathBBQRooms for  festivitiesPlace for tents Kitchen FishingBoat tourNature watching
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Latvia

Fish products REINA ZIVIS

On the west coast of the Gulf of Riga, in the Lapmezciems municipality, there is a family-owned company "Reinis-B" specializing in the production of hot smoked fish products. Reinis-B specializes in the production of smoked fish products, using only natural alder wood during the smoking process. Offering both local and overseas fish, prepared after a variety of smoked recipes and traditions. You can buy Reinis-B products in several places in Latvia: Ragaciema Fish Market, various fairs and exhibitions. In cooperation with the market of Mara, depending on the date, products can be bought in Salaspils, Bauska, Dobele, Jelgava, Kauguri and Riga's "Rimi" squares. Reinis-B organizes tastings for tourists (not less than 10 people) on Thursdays, which allows you to witness the whole production process with your own eyes and taste all the products of the company. The excursion lasts for an hour. Due to the great interest of tourists, it is important to agree on a visit by prior call.

Distance from countries capital city44 Accepts tourist groups Accepts individual travellers Must register in advance This destination has specific opening hours which you must determine in advance
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Latvia

Fisherman's farm DIENINAS

The owners are third-generation fishers, and they will be happy to sell you some smoked local fish. Tour groups can take part in active leisure related to cultural aspects of smoking tasty fish (tossing a boot into the sea, stories from fishermen’s wives, a theatrical performance, and the smoking and tasting of fish).

Latvian cuisine: Smoked and dried plaice, hot-smoked eelpout and other fish prepared on the basis of ancient local recipes.

For children and teenagers Distance from countries capital city82 Active season months6-12 Accommodation available Accepts individual travellers Accepts tourist groups Must register in advance
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Latvia

Karpu dikis "Kastos"

Dīķa platība ir 2,3 ha, bet tā vidējais dziļums - 4m. Kopš 2013. gada dīķī mājo karpas, līņi, sami, karūsas, līdakas, raudas, asari u.c. zivju sugas. Dīķī līdzās zivju krājumiem dzīvo arī divu veidu vēži.

Teritorija ir iekārtota ne tikai makšķerēšanas priekiem, bet arīdzan atpūtai visai ģimenei. Telšu un piknika vietas, speciāli ierīkota peldvieta, WC, dažādas atrakcijas.

Makšķeru, vēžu krītiņu, laivu noma un iespēja iegādāties visu piknikam.

 

Distance from countries capital city18
Steam bathPlace for tents FishingSwimmingSports groundPicnick area
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Latvia

The non-traditional animal farm Ezerlejas

The farm has large paddocks that are populated by fallow deer, mouflons, various types of goats, different kinds of pigs (including sheep pigs), peacocks, pheasants, various types of chickens and ducks, ostriches, etc. The owners offer tours, and during the season (V-X) you can purchase eggs and venison, form contacts with the animals, and purchase Latvian-made cosmetics at a little store which the owners have established.

Fishing Active leisure For children and teenagers Distance from countries capital city115 Active season months5-11 Must register in advance Optional meals Accepts tourist groups Accommodation available Accepts individual travellers
SaunaFarm animalsBBQPlace for tentsNo smoking Kitchen FishingSwimmingSports groundFishing - commercialFishing - winterFishing equipment rentalDart boardFacilities  appropriate for childrenBerry and mushroom pickingTour guide servicesPicnick areaNature watching Nearest bus stop3kmNeighbour housesNearest shopNearest restaurantNearest townDistance to hosts house Hosts speak Russian
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Latvia

Campsite BUKDANGAS

Located on the shores of Lake Usma, it provides diverse water- and land-based recreational opportunities, a free picnic area and outdoor fireplace, as well as catering services.

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Latvia

Fish smoking in PUPOLI

"Pūpoli" is located on the coast of the Gulf of Riga, 50 metres from the sea. Visitors have the opportunity to observe the preparation and smoking of fluke, vimba, bream, perch and other fish, as well as to purchase and taste them.

By the sea Active season months5-10 Accepts tourist groups This destination has specific opening hours which you must determine in advance Accepts individual travellers Must register in advance
Sports ground
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Latvia

Zivju namins pie Jura

The owners have made sure that everyone can buy fresh and processed fishery products from local producers. During the summer, on the terrace, you can listen to Mazupīte's water, enjoy freshly grilled fish, as well as enjoy particularly delicious cakes, coffee and ice cream.

Active season months1-12 This destination has specific opening hours which you must determine in advance Accepts tourist groups Accepts individual travellers
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Latvia

The Kempeni country home

The farm, which has been developed around the servants’ home of the former Ķempēni Estate, breeds more than 200 Latvian dark-headed sheep. Visitors can purchase meat, wool and skins, also taking part in informational tours with tastings of various foods, as well as catching and tasting trout (this is available only to those who spend the night at the venue).

Distance from countries capital city140 Active season months1-12 Optional meals Accepts tourist groups Accommodation available Must register in advance Accepts individual travellers
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Latvia

Lamprey eel fishing at Salacgriva

This is one of the few places in the world where lamprey eels are caught at the industrial level and with a fishing method that has been used for the past 150 years – a weir that stretches across the river and has creels along it. There are three weirs in all on the Salaca River. A local fisherman will teach you about the process and allow you to taste and purchase roast lampreys.

Active leisure By the sea Distance from countries capital city100 Active season months6-11 Accepts tourist groups Optional meals Must register in advance Dry toilet (if there is only the dry toilet)
Rooms for seminars FishingPicnick area Nearest bus stop0.5kmNearest restaurantNearest town Hosts speak Russian
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Latvia

The Jaunjerceni farm

The farm has several carp ponds for fishing and leisure. The fish that are caught can be smoked. Tours are available of the farm, and kids will love the birds (ducks, geese, peacocks), rabbits and pygmy pig.

Distance from countries capital city135 Active season months1-12 Accepts individual travellers Must register in advance Accepts tourist groups
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Estonia

Kalakuningad

Kalakuningad offers smoked fish directly from the oven, fresh fish during the season, as well as marinated fish in various sauces. Products can be purchased in Pärnu market in the store Kalakuningad, as well as directly in the place of preparation, the Lindi village Pärnumaa.

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Latvia

A banquet on the farm, restaurant "Otra puse"

The “Banquet With Fishermen” event in Roja allows guests to examine the work of fishermen and to enjoy the seafood which they produce. Guests will ride out into the sea in fishing boats and then dine together with the fishermen (fish soup cooked on a campfire, rye bread, butter, smoked fish, beer or kvass, and pastries). The fishermen will teach guests local songs and dances, as well as games related to strength and cleverness. The “Otra Puse” restaurant offers meals.

Latvian cuisine: Fresh fish (“The Morning Catch”), Latvian onion soup, porridge, grit sausage, smoked fish, potato pancakes, rye bread dessert, beer, the “Dzimtenīte” beverage, herbal tea, birch juice, apple cider. 

Special foods: “Made in Roja” – fish from the region, “mackerel in in grass,” “cottage cheese tower with fresh strawberry sauce”.

Agri Heritage Distance from countries capital city120 Active season months5-10 Pre-order required Accepts individual travellers Accepts tourist groups Accommodation available
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Latvia

Smoking fish with Vilis Tarlaps

The fisherman’s homestead that is alongside the Kolka Lutheran Church offers a look at how fish are smoked and prepared. You can taste the fish and purchase fish that were caught in the sea (mostly plaice).

Agri Heritage Distance from countries capital city155 Active season months6-8 Accepts individual travellers Must register in advance Accepts tourist groups
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Latvia

Smoking fish with Dzintars Zamaritis

On the second Saturday of each month (or at other times that are arranged in advance), the owner will allow you to test your skills at smoking fish, after which you will be able to taste what you have produced.

Distance from countries capital city217 Active season months5-10 Accepts tourist groups Must register in advance
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Latvia

Sillakas

This homestead on the banks of the Rauna River breeds various kinds of fish.  During the winter, you can fish for various salmon-type fish, and in the summer you can fish for sturgeon, blue-char, tilapia and trout.  You can purchase fish, and tastings are available for groups of visitors.  Sillakas is approximately 3 km from Liepasmuiža.

Distance from countries capital city101
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Estonia

Kapteni talu

Directly by the sea, only 20 minutes’ drive from Pärnu, is the Captain's House (Kapteni talu), where the captain's freshly caught fish is turned into delicious fish dishes that can be bought or tasted in the Captain's Summer Café.

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Latvia

Lamprey farm KRUPIS

Lamprey catching and processing traditions started long ago in Carnikava, in the place where the River Gauja enters the sea. On the tour you can find out about lamprey and their preparation methods, as well as enjoy them grilled, jellied or in the form of lamprey sushi.

Latvian cuisine: Grilled lamprey, jellied lamprey, lamprey sandwiches.

Distance from countries capital city30 Active season months8-5 Accepts individual travellers Pre-order required Must register in advance Accepts tourist groups10pers.
Facilities  appropriate for children
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Estonia

PIIRIKIVI farm

A small producer that grows strawberries on the farm, smokes and marinates fish Estonian style. Here, mead and house wine is also made, as well as various meat products.

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Latvia

Fisherman Imants Pricins

The fisherman offers you a chance to engage in string-based fishing at the seashore near Nida and Pape, fishing out in the sea (1-2 people), and ice fishing during the winter. You can smoke what you catch or cook fish soup with it.

Distance from countries capital city270 Active season months1-12 Accepts tourist groups Must register in advance
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Latvia

Smoking fish with Andris at Pitrags

Visitors can help to smoke fish, including plaice, bream and garfish, taste the resulting food and listen to stories about seashore fishing traditions. The homestead also features some 20 type of shoreline fencing that are typical of the so-called Liv Shore.

Walking Agri Heritage By the sea Active leisure Distance from countries capital city170 Active season months5-10 Accepts tourist groups Must register in advance
Place for tentsNo smoking BicyclesSports groundPicnick areaNature trail Nearest bus stop1300mNearest restaurantNearest town Hosts speak RussianHosts can meet at the nearest station
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Latvia

The fish market in Ragaciems

One of the most popular places on Latvian seashore to buy smoked fish or fish cooked in some other way. The fish is being smoked by local undertakers so quite often it is possible to feel a nice fish smell in tte village!

Distance from countries capital city44 Active season months1-12 Accepts tourist groups Accepts individual travellers
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Latvia

The Svires guesthouse

You can go fishing in five fish ponds and then dry the fish. The owner prepares hot-smoked trout, dried carps, and fish soup cooked on a campfire. You can also buy chicken eggs.

Distance from countries capital city224 Active season months1-12 Accepts individual travellers Accommodation available Must register in advance Accepts tourist groups
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Estonia

Teearu

Teearu farm prepares various dishes from the fish of Lake Peipus; marinated, smoked bream is especially popular. It is also possible to taste meat smoked according to traditional methods. Catering can also be ordered.

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Latvia

PERTNIEKI

Offering – a beach created in the quarry as well as the relaxation zone. 2 volleyball playgrounds, swings, trampolines, inflatable attractions. For the youngest kids – water joys in a specially constructed water „eyecup”. In a separated quarry you are offered to fish -  trouts, carps, brook trouts, sheatfish. It is possible for you to cook fish, fry, make fish soup. In this case, we offer you all the necessary things for cooking. Fishing takes place all year round.

Active season months1-12 Accommodation available
Outdoor firepalceBBQ FishingSports groundFishing - commercialFishing equipment rentalFacilities  appropriate for childrenTour guide servicesPicnick area Hosts speak EnglishHosts speak Russian
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Latvia

The Zagkalni fishing homestead

You can go fishing on Lake Usma and then the lady of the house will cook tasty fish soup and smoked fish from what you catch. You can rent a boat, take part in fishing and casting of nets (in the winter, too), or take a cutter trip on the lake. You can also taste canned smoked bream and go horseback riding.

Active leisure Horseback riding Fishing For parties Distance from countries capital city139 Active season months1-12 Accepts individual travellers Accepts tourist groups Optional meals Must register in advance Accommodation available
BBQRooms for  festivitiesBirch besomPlace for tentsRooms for seminarsLiving room available to guests FishingSports groundHorseback ridingFishing - commercialFishing - winterFishing equipment rentalHorseback riding instructorRide in horse driven sledgeBerry and mushroom pickingBoat tourIce skating Nearest bus stop10kmNearest restaurantNearest town Hosts speak Russian
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Latvia

Fish soup at "Laikas"

Fishermen along the seashore of the Baltic Sea love Laikas. They can hope to catch plaice, cod and eels, after which the owners of the farm will cook tasty fish soup or smoke the fish. You can help out in the process.

By the sea For parties Distance from countries capital city240 Active season months4-12 Electric vehicle charging available1items Accommodation available Accepts tourist groups Must register in advance Optional meals
FireplaceSteam bathBBQRooms for  festivities130pers.Birch besomPlace for tentsIndoor poolJacuzzi/Hot tubNo smoking FishingSwimmingSports groundTable games, etc.Dart boardPicnick areaSouvenire shop Nearest restaurantNearest town Hosts speak EnglishHosts speak Russian
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Estonia

Kala ja võrk zivju veikalins

Ceļa malā, kas ved uz Kärdla pilsētu, ir zivju pārstrādes veikals, kur iespējams iegādāties Hījumā zvejnieku nozvejotas zivis gan svaigas, gan kūpinātas, kā arī tiek pārdoti Hījumā mazo ražotāju produkti.

Zivis iespējams nobaudīt arī turpat uz vietas, veikalā ir kafejnīcas stūrītis, bet vasarā ārpusē ir terase.

 

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Latvia

SIA Kaltenes zivis

This is a local fish processing plant that offers fantastic products.  The extensive and high-quality assortment of products has won a stable place in Latvia’s market, offering marinated fish, fish in gelatine, fish salad, and frozen fish and fish filets. (Source: Roja TIC)

Distance from countries capital city112 Active season months1-12