Robert Czerniawski, Łukasz Sługocki, Józef Domagała
ABSTRACT. The aim of the work was to obtain the most important data about recreational fishing and the specific traits of this fishery in waters that are of natural value in the Drava River basin. The research was conducted using questionnaires from 2013. The average recreational angler spent four hours on the water for nine days each month. The most common fishing method employed was fishing from banks. On average, each angler caught 80 kg of fish annually. The most species were caught at the extreme northern and southern limits of the Drava River basin. The most frequently caught species were those that occur commonly in Polish waters. The largest and most preferred fish caught by the anglers was pike. The results of this research provide important, supplemental information that can be used in rational fisheries management.
Keywords: Drava River drainage basin, recreational fisheries pressure and catches
Przyjęto po recenzji 12.10.2015 r.