The Natura 2000 site ROSPA0104 Fizes Basin was designated in 2007 (H.G.1284/2007) and amended in 2011 (H. G. no. 971/2011). It has an area of 1,627 ha and covers the most important wetlands in Transylvania, among them being Pike Lake and the Sic Reedbeds. ROSPA0104 site consists of two areas - separate polygons. The first area includes nature reserves Pike Lake and the Sic Reedbeds, while and the second area is located on the river Fizeş itself and includes Taga, Geaca, Sucutard and also several wetland situated on affluents. The Natura 2000 site includes also the Ciuasului Forest.
The heterogeneous landscape is home for over 140 species of birds, 38 of which are of community importance for the conservation and two species of global conservation interest, the Ferruginous duck (Aythya nyroca), which nests on the lakes, and the Corncrake (Crex crex) which nests in moist meadows and pastures. In addition to these, 8 other species of birds present here are threatened in the European Union: the Bittern (Botaurus stellaris), Little bittern (Ixobrychus minutus), the Little crake (Porzana parva) and the Marsh harrier (Circus aeruginosus), all nesting in the reedbeds, but also forest and open land bird species like the Nightjar (Caprimulgus europaeus), the Middle spotted woodpecker (Dendrocopos medius), Tawny pipit (Anthus campestris) and the Barred warbler (Sylvia nisoria).
The Natura 2000 site ROSPA0104 Fizeș Basin is located in northwestern Transylvanian Plain, about 50 km from Cluj-Napoca and is accessible using the county road 109C Gherla - Taga - Cămăraşu either from Gherla (DN1C) or from Cămăraşu (DN16 Cluj Napoca - Reghin).