Print Posted By Lost in France on 24 Sep 2005 in Travel to France - Fishing in France

Fishing Permits

To fish in France you will need to obtain a licence or Carte de Peche, these can be bought at most sporting & fishing stores and most bar tabacs for around 60 euros for a year or you can purchase a one day or 2 week holiday permit for around 10 - 20 euros. If you want to fish for Salmon & Trout you will need to pay extra typically around 10 euros and you are only allowed to fish for them when in season. The extra charge does not apply to holiday permits.

The fishing season varies each year and of course from region to region but local tourist offices or your Mairie will be able to advise you of exact dates.
Waterways are divided into 2 categories (1er et 2eme Categorie) the first category is mainly for trout & salmon.
Rivers & waterways are patrolled often by guardians de peche and by gendarmes, so be sure to have a permit!

More information (in French) can be found here:

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