Fishing in South Estonia, Põlva County

If you are looking for a place to fish, you are in the right place. It is possible in the lake near Ojakalda recreation center.

Fishing in Janukjärv in southern Estonia

Fishing offers both a pleasant pastime and at the same time it is also risky. Lake Janukjärv is only 400 meters away from Ojakalda recreation center. We welcome you to rest with us, fish from the nearby lake, and then grill fish on our barbecue area. We offer accommodation in the main house, and it is also possible to camp in our camping area..


Fishing is carried out on the basis of fishing rights. Depending on the fishing gear, a distinction is made between angling, recreational and professional fishing rights. The Fishing Act can be read here..

  • Fish can distinguish the color red best up close. In deeper water, they see purple and bluish tones best.

  • When choosing a lure or bait, you must consider the food of the fish you are catching.

  • Fish prefer the warmest possible water in spring, autumn and winter. So, when fishing, you should proceed from this and choose the appropriate depth for fishing.

  • Air pressure affects fish activity – fish are more active when the air pressure is low, and more inactive when the air pressure is high.

  • If the fish does not bite, change tactics – change location, bait, depth, etc.

Accommodation in the main house

The newly completed main building of the recreation center can accommodate 10 people. We have 3 cozy rooms with a total of 10 beds.

Even the most lively parties can be held in the Ojakalda recreation center’s party house. We have enough space both inside and outside. The party house can be decorated according to your wishes and the nature of the party. In addition, it is possible to accommodate the celebrants right here on the spot – in the main house.

Holiday with family
Ojakalda recreation center is a great place to take time off and just relax. You can come to rest here with friends and the whole family.

In the Ojakalda recreation center, you can spend both a calm and an active family vacation. If you want to spend a peaceful family vacation, in the summer we offer the opportunity to sunbathe on the shore of the pond, enjoy the beautiful nature, etc. We accommodate the whole family in our cozy main house. However, if you want to spend an active family vacation, this option also exists. In the area of the recreation center, you can play various ball games, team games, go swimming, fish from the lake near the recreation center, and even go hiking in the beautiful nature of Southern Estonia.

The kitchen
It is important to us that the visitors of the recreation center should have as comfortable a stay as possible. Thanks to our well-equipped kitchen, all you have to do is bring your own food. All the necessary technology to prepare food and preserve it is already there. For dining, we have a large table with seating for six.

Fishing in South Estonia, in the middle of beautiful nature

In addition to fishing, we offer the opportunity to rent a party house, organize children’s parties etc. in the Ojakalda recreation center.

The Piigaste stream flows from the plot of the recreation center. A roaring waterfall is a sight to behold. In hot weather, you can go to the stream to get your feet wet, and you can sunbathe, play ball and much more on the beach area by the stream. There is also a pond in the recreation center area, which is adjacent to a beautiful beach area. You can also swim in the pond, play water games, and just enjoy your vacation and sunbathe. For those who want to swim longer, Janukjärv (also Jänukjärv, Janutjärv, Jaanekjärv) is 400 m away from the plot. You can also catch fish from the lake.

If you stay with us, be sure to check out the nearby natural beauty spots. There is a beautiful pine forest and Palojärv in the Kiidjärve-Kooraste recreation area. This place is good for the whole family, there are also hiking trails. The Viia-Jaani Labyrinth Farm is a place that is also suitable to visit with children. In the fields of the Viia-Jaani farm, there are different stone circles that have been inspired by different parts of the world. In the Labyrinth Farm, you can experience the effects of several labyrinths and stone spirals. Hiking enthusiasts should definitely check out the Voorepalu Põrgurada, which is suitable for everyone due to its length (0.5 km) and leaves time to admire the beautiful nature there in addition to hiking.