(2-day, the product is offered
during the winter season, the dates depending on the weather conditions)
DESCRIPTION: A group (an
optimum number of 10-15 people) will arrive in Valma Village, where they will
be welcomed by a representative of Kaleselts NGO, Marko Vaher. Under the
leadership of Valma fishermen, bygone fishermen traditions will be introduced,
fishing under ice will be conducted on the lake. In the course of lunch local
fish prepared by the fishermen of Lake Võrtsjärv can be tasted.
has been a body of water rich in fish throughout the centuries. 36 species of
fish have been caught from Lake Võrtsjärv and its inflows. The main industrial
fish are the zander, eel, bream and pike. The perch and roach are numerous,
with permanent inhabitants being the vendace, European smelt, ide. In the
fifties and sixties Lake Võrtsjärv was accompanied by the sad repute of a lake
of the ruffe, since the majority of the fishery catch was the small fry of low
value. Owing to the implementation of the proposals by the research fellows of
the Centre for Limnology (quitting trawl fishing, intensifying fish protection,
regular introduction of baby eels), large and valued fish prevail in the catch
these days. The mean fishery catch of Lake Võrtsjärv is over 400 tons a year,
60-70% out of which is good foodstuff fish. The minute natural population of
the eel in Lake Võrtsjärv has been replenished on a continuous basis since
1956, by introducing tiny glasseels into the lake every year.
After lunch the
group will be accepted by a game instructor of 360 Kraadi Ltd., who will
conduct a hiking game, in order to introduce the fishermen traditions and
natural value of the area. After the hiking game the people will drive to the
Järveveere Holiday Centre in Valma, where they will have dinner and stay for
the night, while those desiring will have a chance to go to the sauna. We offer
an opportunity to watch slideshows by Arne Ader or order a performance by Anu
Taul as an evening activity.
On the second
day the people will have breakfast in the Järveveere Holiday Centre, from where
they will move on to a kicksled hike. The kicksled hike with a picnic in nature
will be conducted by Imre Arro from Väikse-Viselä Ltd.. A nice experience in
nature and active participation in the charms of the area to all participants
will be guaranteed.
As an afternoon
and summarising activity at the same time, we offer the visiting of the Valma
fishermen’s mini-exchibition, where guide from Lake Võrtsjärv Fisheries
Development Agency NGO will give an overview of the fishing equipment used on
Lake Võrtsjärv and the life of the coastal fishermen, and the local artist Antu
Ott will introduce unique handicraft products made of fish skin; the visitors
will have an opportunity to make a souvenir themselves or buy one.
Taking of the
group to the next destination desired.
PROVIDERS:Kaleselts NGO, Lake Võrtsjärv
Fisheries Development Agency NGO, Järveveere Holiday Centre, 360 Kraadi Ltd., Antu
Ott, Väikse-Viselä Ltd., Loodusemees Ltd., Anutar Ltd.