A super place for anglers, with fishing permits available from Angling stores and a number of other places such as Tourist Offices and Tabacs. The local Anglers Federation publishes a comprehensive booklet each year on the rivers, the rules for the catch and the different season’s for different species. The permit is called a Carte de Pêche and comes in various forms:
Carte journalière, for one day’s fishing in 2nd category waters
Carte Vacances, for 15 consecutive days’ fishing from June 1st to Sept 30th
Carte Jeune, valid up to 12 months for people up to 16 years old
Carte annuelle, for fishing throughout Lot-and-Garonne throughout the year.
Le Dropt- La Dordogne
Lac de Lescourroux
Lac du Saut du Loup
Fishing permits can be purchased from Elf petrol station, Rte Bergerac
Fishing permits can be purchased from Elf petrol station, Rte Bergerac Eymet
Fishing Seasons on the River Dordogne
Please note that fishing seasons change slightly every year. You can fish from half an hour before to sunrise to half an hour after sunset. In practical terms, for most of June, July, August and September it will be best to fish from the late afternoon onwards.
Grayling: The grayling season is from 13th March to 21st November inclusive.
Pike: The Pike season is from the 3rd Saturday in April to the last Sunday in January. Pike under 50cms are to be returned to the river.
Salmon: Salmon fishing is not allowed on the Dordogne.
Shad: From mid May to Mid June.
Trout: The season opens on the 2nd Saturday of March and closes on the 3rd Sunday of September.
Fish under 25 cms must be returned to the water alive. You have the right to take 6 fish per person per day but fish stocks of the wild fish are unsustainable at this level so a policy of no kill is encouraged and appreciated.
Zander: The season is from the 2nd Saturday in May to the 3rd Saturday in January.