Navionics is excited to announce that new lakes in Poland have now been charted and are available for 2020. In this blogpost, we’ll be focusing on three Polish lakes, Dadaj, Jeziorak and Drawsko.
Jezioro (lake) Dadaj is located in the northeastern part of Poland within the Masurian Lake District just west of Olsztyn. This region is well known for having more than 2,000 lakes, and many of them are connected by rivers and canals.
Lake Dadaj, along with Tejstymy and Tumianskie, is considered one of the top three fishing lakes in Poland. Dadaj lies in the heart of the Masurian region with crystal clear water surrounded by forests. The lake is also known to be a hotspot for vacationers, water enthusiasts, nature lovers and of course, anglers. Other popular activities include windsurfing, sailing, kayaking and canoeing.
Dadaj is not a large lake. Its maximum length is 8.5 km and maximum width is 1.1 km. The average depth of the lake is 12.3 km with the maximum being 40 km. Regardless of its size, it is still a popular spot for fishing. Most common catches include Pike and Eurasian Perch. Other species of fish include Bream, Zander, Laveret (Whitefish) and Eel. Like all of the lakes within the Masurian District, Dadaj is a moraine-dammed lake formed by glaciers during the Ice Age.
JEZIORO DADAJ - NOW CHARTED
Located in Masuria, just east of Ostroda, you will find the longest lake in Poland, Lake Jeziorak.
More than 27.45 km long and 2.4 km wide, it is the 6th largest lake in Poland. Because of its size, Lake Jeziorak is surrounded by a diverse landscape. The central part of the lake is adjacent to forests while other parts are near fields and meadows. In many areas, the banks of the lake are very steep.
What also makes this lake unique is the number of islands it contains. In all, Jeziorak has 16 islands. Wielki Ostrów, Wielki Bukowiec and Czaplak are the three largest of the lake
Like Dadaj, Jeziorak is a picturesque, quiet and peaceful lake. Besides fishing, sailing is a very popular water sport enjoyed by many here.
JEZIORO JEZIORAK: THE NORTHERN PART OF THE LAKE
JEZIORO JEZIORAK: THE CENTRAL PART OF THE LAKE
JEZIORO JEZIORAK: THE SOUTHERN PART OF THE LAKE
Like many Polish lakes within the Drawskie Lake District, Drawsko is known for its peaceful beauty and picturesque charm.
Located in the northwest part of Poland and within the Drawskie Lake District, you will find Lake Drawsko. This region is well known for its large forests, beautiful lakes and flowing rivers. The city of Czaplinek resides on the southern portion of the lake and has a large marina.
The lake receives inflow from the 192 km long Drawa River and contains 12 islands, including Bielawa, the fifth largest island in Poland.
There is plenty to do for everyone on and near the lake. Sailing, scuba diving, canoeing, and kayaking are popular activities here. There are also dedicated swimming areas and plenty of hiking trails and bike paths surrounding the lake.
Fishing of course, is also a popular activity at Drawsko. Fish caught here are Pike, Sow, Perch and Zander. The unique depth of the lake also creates a mystique about what exists beyond the reach of fishing lines.
Besides its depth, Drawsko is also known for its crystal clean water and sandy bottoms. Crayfish, which are uncommon in Poland, have been found here.
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