Jandara, Kumisi, and Bareti Lakes - Outstanding Places for Fishing

Jandara, Kumisi, and Bareti Lakes - Outstanding Places for Fishing

Beautiful nature, an abundance of fish, and swathes of bird migration make the lakes of Kvemo Kartli a real paradise for fishing enthusiasts and bird-watchers alike.
Kvemo Kartli

Jandara Lake 

Jandara Lake one of the most important reservoirs in eastern Georgia, especially for fish farming and amateur fishing. The surface of the lake spans 10.6 km², while its maximum depth is 7.2 meters and it is filled with fresh water. The lake freezes in the cold winter months, while up to 20,000 birds drop in during migration to find food and rest, including pygmy cormorant, ruddy shelduck, mallard, Eurasian teal, and others. The lake is home to more than 20 species of fish, including yellowfish, crucian carp, barbel, luciobarbus mursa, Danube bleak, and catfish.

Kumisi Lake

The surface area of the lake is 5.4 km², it is fed by groundwater and the Algeti River. At the bottom of the lake there is healing mud, rich in iron sulfide. However, most people come here for the fishing, because of the abundance of mullet, bighead carp, common carp, catfish, mirror carp, yellowfish, and barbus, among others. 

Bareti (Bashkoi) Lake 

This lake is located in the village of Bareti 1612 meters above sea level. The surface area of the lake is 1.34 km², while the maximum depth is 1.3 m. The lake is fed by precipitation, and is home to sea bream.

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