Jandara Lake – Exceptional place for fishing

Jandara Lake – Exceptional place for fishing

On the Georgia-Azerbaijan border, 20 kilometers from the city of Rustavi, lies Jandara Lake which is one of the best places in the region for bird-watching, fishing, or simply relaxing in the fresh air.
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Many years ago, there was a small reservoir in this place, and at the end of the 19th century, a canal was introduced from the Mtkvari River, expanding the reservoir into a lake. Now, the lake covers 10.6 km, and its maximum depth is 7.2 meters.

The geographical area here is an ideal natural environment for birds. On account of their bright colors, you will surely notice the great egret (Ardea alba), while there are about 2,000 waterfowl that visit the lake in winter, including diving ducks, mallards (Anas platyrhynchos), Eurasian tea (Anas crecca), ferruginous ducks (Aythya nyroca), typical mergansers (Mergus), pelicans (Pelecanus),  and great cormorants (Phalacrocorax carbo). Moreover, in Lela and Lakashi, there are many common starlings (Sturnus vulgaris), as well as different types of seagull (Lariformes).

Jandara Lake is perfect for amateur fishing, and is also an important place for fish farming. Here you can find Caspian roach (Rutilus caspius), common carp (Cyprinus carpio), bulatmai barbel (Barbus capito), catfish (Silurus glanis), and bighead carp (Hypophthalmichthys). In total, 21 species have been detected here. 

You can easily choose suitable picnic and camping areas around Jandara Lake, allowing visitors to make the most of their time here.

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