For 2 beautiful warm September days I stayed at База отдыха Рыбоход and really enjoyed it!
The base is located very close to the Caspian sea and can only be raced by boat, meaning you really get away from it all.
The hospitality of Vera & Maria is great, the rooms are very comfortable, the food is good and I got to eat my own catch of the day (Catfish ! ).
Transport was organized; from my hotel in Astrakhan by car to the boating dock from were Rinat took me by speedboat to the base. Seeing lots of beautiful nature ( birds lotus flowers etc) on the way, just getting there is already a nice trip!
Arriving at the base there was a warm welcome with a vodka shot for good fishing. After tea and lunch Rinat showed me the Lotus Flowers and the Caspian Sea and taught me how to fish Astrakhan Style ! In quite a short time we managed to catch 1 carp and 4 catfish, getting bigger and bigger , that we ate for dinner in the evening together with some of the other guests.
Next day I enjoyed reading in the hammocks and after lunch it was time the leave the base unfortunately.
Hope to come back summer, bringing friends to enjoy more fishing as well as the Banya under construction with the option to swim in Volga!
Than you very much for beautiful days!