Lake Viešūrs fishing regulations

1.About licensed fishing at Lake Viešūrs

1. General issues
1.1. Lake Viešūrs (176.0 ha) is located in Vestiena parish, Madona region, and it belongs to the territory of the protected landscape area “Vestiena” and the nature park “Gaiziņkalns”.
1.2. According to Section 1102 and Annex I of the Civil Law, the public lake is a lake where fishing rights belong to the state.
1.3. Licensed fishing at Lake Viešūrs is introduced in accordance with the Cabinet of Ministers Regulations No. 799 "Regulations for Licensed Fishing, Crayfish and Underwater Hunting", as well as Cabinet Regulation No. 800 "Regulations for Fishing, Crayfish and Underwater Hunting" to ensure the rational use of fish stocks and obtain resources for the reproduction of resources, replenish fish stocks for fishermen, limit the acquisition of valuable fish species, control the anthropogenic load on the lake and the coast.
1.4. Licensed fishing at Lake Viešūrs is implemented on the basis of the Regulations for the exploitation of the lake's fisheries, developed by the Scientific Institute for Food Safety, Animal Health and the Environment "BIOR" in 2012 and approved by the municipality of Madona (hereinafter - the municipality).
1.5. Licensed fishing at Lake Viešūrs in accordance with the water body lease agreement No. concluded between Madona municipality and SIA ČIEKURI-SHISHKI on January 3, 2013, the agreement no. VES / 1.3-3 / 16/2, is organized by SIA "ČIEKURI-SHISHKI", Reg. No. 40103534546, legal address "Kalna Dzīšļi", Vestienas parish, Madonas region, LV-4855, phone 29114744, e-mail address: gints.rudzitis@viesurakalns.lv, www.viesurakalns.lv.
1.6. each fisherman shall have the right to retain two carp or two pike or two pikeperch and no more than 5 kg of other species per day.

2. Rules for licensed fishing

2.1 Licensed fishing is permitted in the entire area of Lake ​​Viešūrs from ice or rowing boats, as well as in the special places specified in Annex 1 to these Regulations, where fishing is permitted from the shore or by entering the water. Anglers, except for the owners of the land on the shore of the lake, may let the rowing boats into the water and bring them ashore only at the locations of "Cabinet of Ministers 09.02.2016. Regulation No. 92 "Regulations for the Traffic of Vessels in Inland Waters"" information sign "It is permitted to launch and raise a vessel" (see Annex 1), in accordance with the procedure indicated on the information board next to the information sign.
2.2 In addition to the paragraph 6 of these Regulations, lake shore owners and their family members are allowed to fish from no more than two rowing boats owned by them, as well as from the shore of their land, footbridges on the lake or by entering the water from the shore. Lake shore landowners may allow other anglers to fish from landowners' land shores, no more than two boats owned by lake shore landowners, or to use footbridges built on the shores of the land they own, or to enter the water from the land shore owned by them.
2.3 Licensed fishing at Lake Viešūrs takes place in accordance with the regulations of the Cabinet of Ministers of 22.12.2015. Regulation No. 800 "Regulations for Fishing, Crayfish and Underwater Hunting" (hereinafter - the Fishing Regulations), with the following derogations:
2.3.1. licensed fishing during the ice period is allowed from the freezing of the lake until March 31;
2.3.2. licensed fishing in the spring-autumn period is allowed from May 1 until the lake freezes;
2.3.3. during the spawning season, during the period from 1 April to 30 April, any type of fishing in the lake is prohibited;
2.3.4. licensed fishing is allowed every day: in the spring - autumn period from 5.00 to 23.00, in the ice period from 7.00 to 17.00, using two rods of any type (including no more than one spinning in the spring - autumn period);
2.3.5. within one day, each fisherman shall have the right to retain two carp or two pike or two pikeperch and no more than 5 kg of other species;
2.3.6. crayfish and underwater hunting are prohibited;
2.3.7. Children and teenagers under the age of 14 are not allowed to fish from the boat without the presence of an adult.

3. Requirements for the protection of the environment and natural resources and binding regulations of local governments


Anglers must comply with the requirements related to environmental protection, in accordance with the Cabinet of Ministers Regulations of March 16, 2010 No. 264 “General Regulations for the Protection and Use of Specially Protected Nature Areas”:
3.1 anglers park their vehicles only in specially designated areas; it is forbidden to enter the lake's rope lane by car;
3.2 it is allowed to light a fire only in specially designated places; it is forbidden to light a fire and set up tents on the island of the lake;
3.3 it is forbidden to damage trees and shrubs, green areas, pollute the lake and coastal areas;
3.4 it is forbidden to throw any waste ashore, on ice or in water;
3.5 anglers shall also observe and comply with the requirements specified in other regulatory enactments and binding regulations of local governments.

4. Types, number and fees of licensed fishing licenses

The following licenses are provided for licensed fishing at Lake Viešūrs:

No. Category License Term Annual period Fee

 4.1

Full license

One-day license during the time of day specified in paragraph 2.3.4 of the rules

Spring - autumn period  EUR 7,00
 4.2 Full license One-day license during the time of day specified in paragraph 2.3.4 of the rules Ice period  EUR 3,00
 4.3 Reduced fee license: For children and adolescents under 16 years of age and persons over 65 years of age One-day license during the time of day specified in paragraph 2.3.4 of the rules Spring - autumn period  EUR 3,50
4.4  Reduced fee license: For children and adolescents under 16 years of age and persons over 65 years of age One-day license during the time of day specified in paragraph 2.3.4 of the rules Ice period  EUR 1,50
4.5  Free license: Politically repressed persons, persons with disabilities and persons from large families and families caring for a disabled child or an adult under the age of 24, if he or she has been assigned a disability group I or II, and for whom national legislation The Latvian Honorary Family Certificate Program has been awarded the Latvian Honorary Family Certificate One-day license during the time of day specified in paragraph 2.3.4 of the rules Spring - autumn period / Ice period  Free
 4.6 Reduced fee license for Lakefront landowners and their family members One-day license during the time of day specified in paragraph 2.3.4 of the rules Spring - Ice period EUR 3,50 
4.7  Reduced fee license for Lakefront landowners and their family members One-day license during the time of day specified in paragraph 2.3.4 of the rules Ice period  EUR 1,50

4.8 The following shall be issued for fishing on the same day:

  • no more than 20 (twenty) licenses specified in the sub-paragraph 4.1. and 4.2.;
  • no more than 10 (ten) licenses specified in the sub-paragraph 4.3. and 4.4.;
  • no more than 10 (ten) licenses specified in the sub-paragraph 4.5.;
  • no more than 10 (ten) licenses specified in the sub-paragraph 4.6. and 4.7.;

4.9 Licensed fishing is allowed only on the date and time specified in the fishing license, which is recorded in the license by the seller of the license. The angler has the right to ask for a date on the license other than the date the license is purchased.

4.10 When purchasing or receiving a fishing license, the angler must present a valid fishing card and identity document. A fishing card is not required for persons under 16 years of age, persons over 65 years of age, or persons with disabilities.

4.11 As long as the organizer of licensed fishing is a value added tax payer, the license fees include value added tax.

                 5. Procedure for granting preferential fishing licenses

5.1 A one-day free license can be obtained in accordance with Section 4.5 of these Regulations. persons specified in subparagraph:

  • politically repressed persons, presenting a document certifying the status of a politically repressed person;
  • persons with a group I, II or III disability, presenting a disability certificate;
  • persons from large families and families in the care of a disabled child or an adult who has not reached the age of 24, if he or she has been assigned a disability group I or II, and who have been awarded a Latvian Honorary Family Certificate in accordance with the Latvian Honorary Family Certificate Program , presenting the Latvian Honorary Family Certificate.

5.2 A one-day reduced fee license is available to:

  • persons specified in sub-paragraph 4.3. and 4.4., presenting an identity document;
  • persons specified in sub-paragraph 4.6. and 4.7., presenting an identity document, in accordance with the list of owners of the land on the coast of Lake Viešūrs, approved by the local government, which has been submitted to the organizer of licensed fishing. The owners of the land adjacent to the shore of Lake Viešūrs shall submit to the organizer of the licensed fishing a list of the family members (spouse of the landowner, grandparents, parents, children) for whom it is possible to use a one-day reduced fee license.

 

       6. Content and presentation of the fishing license
6.1 Each license (Appendices No. 2A-2E) shall indicate the organizer of the licensed fishing, the fishing location, the type of license (daily license for full fee, reduced fee or daily free license), license serial number, license price (for full fee and reduced fee licenses) , the date of use of the license, the signatures of the issuer and the recipient of the license, the date of issue of the license.
6.2 All licenses are printed typographically and numbered separately (full fees, reduced fees and free).  
6.3 An amended license is considered invalid.
6.4 Fishing licenses can be purchased and received from Wednesday to Saturday (except public holidays) in the spring-autumn period at Vestiena Parish “Stirnas” - Boat Base, and during the winter period at Hill Viešūrs Sports Complex - phone for information 28656198
6.5 The organizer of licensed fishing shall record the issued licenses in a special license record book and submit to the Rural Support Service a report on licensed fishing twice a year - by 15 July for the first half of the year and by 15 January for the second half of the year.

7. Use of funds obtained from the sale of fishing licenses

7.1 The organizer shall transfer 30% of the total amount obtained from licensed fishing, semi-annually (by 10 July for the first half of the year and by 10 January for the second half of the year) to the State basic budget for the generation of fish fund grants.
7.2 70% of the funds obtained from the sale of fishing licenses shall remain at the disposal of the fishing organizer and shall be used for the organization and provision of licensed fishing, as well as for the regular reproduction of fish stocks, environmental and fish resource protection measures and other mutually agreed purposes of the licensed fishing organizer and the municipality.

       8. Procedures for Accounting the Catches of Anglers
8.1 All license holders, regardless of their type, must record their catches by date, species, size (number and weight) on the reverse of the license in the catch table (Annex 3).
8.2 Anglers shall hand over the fishing license with data on registered fish to the organizer of the licensed fishing immediately after the completion of fishing, or no later than within 5 (five) working days after the expiry of the license, send it by post to the address specified in Sub-paragraph 6.4 of these Regulations ("Kalna Dzīšļi"). , Vestienas parish, Madona district, LV-4855).

 

      9. Services and obligations provided by the licensed fishing organizer
9.1 The organizer of licensed fishing has the following obligations:

  • to ensure the submission of the report on the implemented licenses and the results of the licensed fishing to the Scientific Institute of Food Safety, Animal Health and the Environment "BIOR" by 1 February of the current year;
  • to ensure the availability and sale of fishing licenses within the time allowed for fishing in accordance with these Regulations;
  • to register the issued fishing licenses in a special license record book located at the license sales point;
  • to ensure the distribution and use of the funds obtained from the sale of licenses in accordance with the requirements of these Regulations;
  • to submit to the Rural Support Service report by 15 July and 15 January of the relevant year, that has been coordinated with municipality, regarding the number and types of fishing licenses implemented, collected funds and their use;
  • to implement regular renewal and reproduction of fish resources in accordance with Fisheries Management Regulations;
  • to submit to the State Environmental Service once a year, by 31 December, information agreed with the local municipality regarding the measures taken in the management of Lake Viešurs, replenishment of fish resources and establishment and maintenance of the infrastructure necessary for the organization of licensed fishing;
  • to keep records of the catches of anglers in accordance with the requirements of these Regulations;
  • to acquaint anglers with the requirements specified in these Regulations;
  • to perform improvement and cleaning of fishing places;
  • in co-operation with the municipality of the region, to provide information in the informative publications of the municipality of Madona regarding the binding regulations of the municipality regarding the introduction of licensed fishing at Lake Viešūrs and to ensure the placement of appropriate signs on its shores;
  • co-ordinate conditions for fishing competitions with the municipality and the State Environmental Service;
  • to register anglers who have violated the procedure for registration of catches specified in the regulations, and, using the telephone number or e-mail address specified in the license, to notify of the necessity to submit a catch report within 14 days. If the catch report is not submitted within the said term, the organizer shall inform the protection and supervision authorities of fish resources regarding the established violation;
  • to inform fishermen about public access points to the water body;
  • to provide foreign tourists with information in English and Russian or, if necessary, also in the language of other neighboring countries of Latvia regarding the possibilities of communication with the organizer, the rules of licensed fishing, the types and number of licenses, their fees and the registration of catches.
  • The organizer of licensed fishing provides rental rowing boats for anglers.

   10. Plan of measures for the conservation, replenishment and protection of fishery resources

10.1 The organizer of licensed fishing, taking into account the scientific recommendations and the results of fish inventories, shall develop and implement a plan of measures for the restoration, supplementation and protection of fish resources:

10.2 restriction of illegal fishing, control of compliance with regulatory enactments and inspections of the existence of fishing licenses;

10.3 measures for the reproduction of stocks of fish species and the protection of natural spawning in accordance with the fishing exploitation regulations and scientific recommendations of Lake Viešūrs.

 11.Control of compliance with licensed fishing and environmental protection requirements


11.1 Compliance with the Regulations shall be controlled by the institutions referred to in Section 18 of the Fisheries Law, as well as the persons referred to in Section 20 of the Fisheries Law shall participate in its supervision.
11.2 The observance and fulfillment of the obligations of the organizer of licensed fishing provided for in the Licensed Fishing Regulations shall be supervised by the authorized persons of Madona Municipality.

12.Duration of the Regulations


12.1 The term of validity of this licensed fishing regulation is until 31 December 2026.

13. Annexes to the Regulations


13.1. Lake Viešūrs scheme with an indication of separate permitted licensed fishing grounds for fishing from the shore or entering the water (Appendix No. 1);
13.2. Specimens of Fishing Licenses (Appendix No. 2A-2E);
13.3. Catch listing table (Appendix 3);
13.4. Approvals of the Regulations (Appendix No. 4).

Appendix No.1
To the Regulations of licensed fishing on Lake Viešūrs.
Place of licensed fishing - Lake Viešūrs:

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  the place of the information sign "It is permitted to lower the vessel into the water and bring it ashore" and the place of purchase of licenses: "Stirnas" - Vestiena parish, Madona region - boat base.

           place of purchase of licenses - Viešūra kalns ski resort in Vestiena parish, Madona region

             coastal sections where fishing from the shore is permitted, as well as entering the water.
     Tel. 28656198

Appendix No.2A

SIA "Čiekuri-Shishki"
Reg.no: 40103534546

address - "Kalna Dzīšļi", Vestienas parish, Madona district, LV4855, phone 28656198
 

One day full fee license No .____

for fishing at Lake Viešūrs in the spring - autumn period from the shore, from the footbridge or the boat.


License price EUR 7,00


Issued to

 __________________________________________________

(fisherman's name, surname, personal identification number, telephone number and e-mail address)

(license without fishing name and fishing date is not valid)


Fishing at Lake Viešūrs is allowed:

___________ "____"  20____  no 6 am to 11 pm

(date)


I got acquainted with licensed fishing regulations 

______________________________________________

(signature)

___________ "____" 20____


License issued by: 

_______________________________________________

(signature)

 

Appendix No.2B
to Regulations on licensed fishing at Lake Viešūrs

SIA "Čiekuri-Shishki"
Reg.no: 40103534546
Address: “Kalna Dzīšļi”, Vestiena parish, Madona district, LV4855, phone 28656198

One-day full fee license No .____ for fishing at Lake Viešūrs during the ice period.
License price EUR 3,00

Issued to______________________________________
(fisherman's name, surname)

(license without fishing name and fishing date is not valid)

Fishing is allowed at Lake Viešūrs ___________ "____" 20____  from 8 am to 5 pm

I got acquainted with licensed fishing regulations:

____________________________
(signature)

___________ "____" 20____

License issued by ______________________________
(signature)


Pielikums Nr.2C

to Regulations on licensed fishing at Lake Viešūrs

SIA "Čiekuri-Shishki"
Reg.no: 40103534546
Address: “Kalna Dzīšļi”, Vestiena parish, Madona district, LV4855, phone 28656198


One day reduced fee license no.____

for fishing at Lake Viešūrs in the spring - autumn period from the shore, from the footbridge or the boat.
License price EUR 3,50

Issued to ______________________________________
(fisherman's name, surname)

(license without fishing name and fishing date is not valid)


Fishing is allowed at Lake Viešūrs ___________ "____" 20____ from 6 am to 11 pm

I got acquainted with licensed fishing regulations:

____________________________
(signature)

___________ "____" 20____

License issued by ______________________________
(signature)


Pielikums Nr.2D

to Regulations on licensed fishing at Lake Viešūrs

SIA "Čiekuri-Shishki"
Reg.no: 40103534546
Address: “Kalna Dzīšļi”, Vestiena parish, Madona district, LV4855, phone 28656198


One day reduced fee license no.____

for fishing at Lake Viešūrs during the ice period.
Licences cena EUR 1,50

Issued to: ______________________________________
(fisherman's name, surname)

(license without fishing name and fishing date is not valid)


Fishing is allowed at Lake Viešūrs ___________ "____" 20____ from 8 am to 5 pm


I got acquainted with licensed fishing regulations:

____________________________
(signature)

___________ "____" 20____

License issued by ______________________________
(signature)


Pielikums Nr.2E

to Regulations on licensed fishing at Lake Viešūrs

SIA "Čiekuri-Shishki"
Reg.no: 40103534546
Address: “Kalna Dzīšļi”, Vestiena parish, Madona district, LV4855, phone 28656198


One day free license no.____

for fishing at Lake Viešūrs during the ice period from the shore, from the footbridge or the boat.

Issued to ______________________________________
(fisherman's name, surname)

(license without fishing name and fishing date is not valid)


Fishing is allowed at Lake Viešūrs ___________ "____" 20____
from 8 am to 5 pm during ice period or
from 6 am to 11pm during spring - autumn period

I got acquainted with licensed fishing regulations:

____________________________
(signature)

___________ "____" 20____

License issued by ______________________________
(signature)

 

Appendix No.3
to Regulations on licensed fishing at Lake Viešūrs

No.

Fish species Number of pieces Weight kg.
1.      
2.      
3.      
4.      
5.      
6.      
7.      
8.      
9.      


What the licensee needs to know.
1. The license shall authorize catches of no more than 5 kg of fish and 2 carp.
2. For violations of the Fishing Rules, please call the organizer of the licensed fishing at 29299390.
3. Fill in the catch table at the end of the fishery.
4. Please hand over this fishing license with data of registered fish to the organizer of the licensed fishing after the completion of the fishing or send it by post to the address indicated on the other side of this license within 5 (five) working days at the latest.

Fisherman's signature: ____________________

 

Appendix No.4
to Regulations on licensed fishing at Lake Viešūrs

Reconciliations:

Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Latvia
____________________________________

Riga, ___________ "____" 2015


State Scientific Institute "Food Safety, Animal Health and Environment Scientific Institute" BIOR "
____________________________________

Riga, ___________ "____" 2015



State Environmental Service

____________________________________

Rīgā, ___________ "____" 2015



Nature Protection Board

____________________________________

Sigulda, ___________ "____" 2015



Ministry of Environmental Protection and Regional Development

____________________________________

Rīgā, 2015.gada __. ______________



Municipality of Madona region


____________________________________

Madonā, ___________ "____" 2020