ABSTRACT. This article addresses the management of Lake Skomielno as a special recreational lake fishing site, and outlines the initiatives undertaken by the reservoir’s leaseholder in order to adapt it to recreational fishing purposes. The leaseholder prepared the surrounding area and conducted intensive stocking in 2003-2005 with eight fish species (in 12 stocking forms) that are popular among recreational fishers. The stocking policy was suitable for tench and pike lakes. Prussian carp was the dominant in the catches, with pike and tench also contributing a significant share to the biomass of the fish caught. The leaseholder has performed selective fishing of brown bullhead. Control fishing with a gill net revealed the presence of 15 fish species belonging to five families. The structure of this catch was dominated by roach and perch, while the biomass structure was dominated by perch, Prussian carp, and rudd. Significant shares of the number of fish and fish biomass comprised predatory fish species at 22% and 41%, respectively.
Keywords: recreational fishing, fisheries management, fish, Lake Skomielno
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