The fishable waters in this region are exceptionally diverse, ranging from small mountain streams to fast-flowing rivers to high altitude lakes accessible only by foot. Some of the lakes and rivers are stocked, but those higher up contain mainly wild, brown trout. Fishing is popular among local inhabitants but has not become a tourist industry.

Catch-and-release is seldom practiced here; the concept is alien to this intensely food-oriented culture and most French fishermen don’t see the point of catching a fish and not eating it. The fishing season runs from early March to mid September for most waters. A fishing permit for the entire season in all waters costs around 30€ plus you have to become a member of the fishing federation of the department. A special 2-week tourist fishing permit is available and is valid between June 1st and September 30. You can buy it online at





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