I have visited our neighboring country Estonia several times but have never fished there before. At June it was finally time to fix this horrible mistake.
I arrived to Tallinn by ferry on the morning and started to drive around to look if I can find some nice looking fishing spots. After checking couple of places I stopped to River Pirita just about five kilometers east from the downtown of Tallinn.
|Nice, sheltered fishing spot.|
At the time I got to the river it was raining buckets. Well there was a couple of bridges nearby so I moved under the bigger bridge and found a nice sheltered place to fish at. My only goal for this trip was to catch at least one fish no matter the size nor species.
|Let it rain...|
This was actually a very easy job. There was tens of aggressive Three-spined sticklebacks hanging around and it took about two seconds to catch the first one. I had added a country number 21 to my list. I caught about ten more sticklebacks and few Bleak before I headed shopping (just couple of cans or bottles of beer, long drinks and wine) to the town.
|Estonian Three-spined stickleback.|
After packing my summer refreshments to my car I parked to the harbor and went back fishing. I was fishing at the dock and thought I’ll catch some Round gobies and maybe some Perch. The other half went right when I caught about ten gobies. I also caught one small Viviparous eelpout as a surprise catch.
|Round goby (Neogobius melanostomus).|
|Viviparous eelpout (Zoarces viviparus).|
A nice trip in not so nice weather gave me nothing less than a one more country fished.
Stay tuned. Some more countries and fish species coming soon….