Lake Snagov and the Snagov Natural Reservation
Located 25-30 km outside Bucharest, occupying an area of approx. 600 ha and with a length of 16 km, Lake Snagov is a river edge, the most important one on the lower Ialomița course. Due to its maximum depth of 9 metres, this is the deepest lake in the Romanian Plain area.
The shape of the lake is elongated and very sinuous, with many bays. The downstream area features the island that hosts the Snagov Monastery. The biodiversity of the area is formed of 4,200 species of fauna and flora, of which approximately 1,200 species are protected by law and 42 of them are even red listed.
The fish fauna, which attracts numerous amateur fishermen, is remarkable enough by the existence of 16 fish species: bleak, rudd, roach, bream, carp, Crucian carp, Prussian carp, tench, two species of gobies, eel, European perch, pumpkinseed, pike, zander, catfish. Sport fishing is allowed on Lake Snagov only outside the protected area (at a minimum distance of 500 metres upstream and downstream from it).