A fisherman's paradise...

With its impressive network of lakes and rivers, the Dordogne Valley is, without a doubt, the destination for any keen fishermen. The Dordogne is deservedly registered with UNESCO owing to the rarity and fragility of certain wild animal and plant species and is world renowned for its fly fishing. The Dordogne River is considered to be one of the most important rivers in France for finding trout and will give you an exceptional experience that will certainly not disappoint.

Useful information :

The Lot offers a free fishing guide featuring the best areas for this sport of kings, 1st and 2nd category sites, lakes, No-Kill courses, as well as disabled-accessible workstations. Find your downloadable guide at : www.pechelot.com and also available in all tourist offices.

Tariff Examples

  • Adult permit (yearly): 73 €
  • Women's discovery permit (yearly): 32 €
  • Discovery card -12 years (yearly): 6 €
  • 7 day vacation permit: 32 €
  • Daily permit: 10 €

To find out more about fishing activities for the amateurs amongst you : don't hesitate to contact the “ la Fédération de pêche du Lot” : 00 33 5 65 35 50 22. For more information concerning the regulations check out www.pechelot.com or www.peche-correze.fr

Fishing close to Carennac : Night Carp Fishing on The Lac de Mezels

At what moment? And which fish?

Of course, it goes without saying you can fish throughout the year : Bleak, Barbel, Trout, Carp along with many other varieties.

You can fish the 2nd Saturday of March through to the 3rd Sunday of September : Rainbow Trout (20cm Mini), Brown Trout (23cm Mini).

You can fish the 1st January through to the last Sunday of January, plus the 1st May through to the 31st December (Fishing is banned from 26th January to 30 April included) : Black Bass (30cm Mini), Pike (60cm Mini), Perch, Zander (50cm Mini).

Restrictions: Night fishing is authorised for carp, your fishing permit is an obligation, boats with electric engines are the sole allowance, long pole fishing, float tubes authorised, category 2 fishing, fishing lures.

For your fishing experience on the Dordogne River don't hesitate to telephone 00 33 5 65 10 97 39 at any moment, in accordance with the river levels, to book your accommodation, either as an individual or as a group or club.