Let us build your fly fishing holiday in France & northern Spain...
Use our assistance and services for all the regions listed on the website We can help you book and organize any stay or guided day on the river of your choice. At many places we can also help you fish alone or "self guided" following our written instructions and directions. The minimum service charge is 82 euros.
Your host, Nick on the river Risle...
courtesy of Eddy Wittry from Colorado. © Paris 1999
Brief information on license & season
"Au Rendez vous des Pêcheurs" means "Fishermen's rendez vous"
Fly fishing in France...
How is the fishing in France ?
Gourmetfly.com is offering you a unique way to discover France from its outstanding country... side. Fishing in France is quite good and France has produced enough fly fishing world champions to prove that you can fish, have fun and learn a lot on our rivers. BUT ! fishing here is rarely easy. France does not compare with any of the usual commercial fishing destinations (and actually, it is not a commercial fishing destination). I am not joking, this is a serious warning. No one must expect miracles here, it is a different pleasure !
Brief informations on Seasons & Fishing License
License - In 1999, the picture became compulsory on
most fishing licenses, do not forget to take one.
Fishing licenses are often sold at places like the café "Au
Rendez vous des Pêcheurs" on picture above, in very small
where getting an instant picture is difficult ! (By the way
pêcheur means fisherman). The cost of a full
season's local fishing license is around 70 euros. If you move to
another region, some areas will
accept this license, some others will require a complementary ticket
between 15 and 30 euros. Most places sell week licenses named
license" at around 30 euros. In 2007,
day licenses have been introduced. The price
is between 10 and 15 euros per day. Licenses
on internet: It is possible now (2015) to buy licenses on
internet, but unfortunately the system rejects most overseas credit
In the regions of Normandy and Jura we often fish on private properties
requiring a day permit in addition to the license. Price ranging
30 and 60 euros per day per angler.
For the Alps or the Pyrenees, the peak of runoff should be in May. Some April days are good but the best period is starting in June. The period mid-September, early October, is a great period for the Spanish Pyrenees of Aragon and Catalonia, and also in the Alps.
March, April & early May
Late season opportunities
During the winter...
Lake or closed waters fisheries fishing for trout
Salmon & sea run trout
To fish salmon in France browse Brittany
The best salmon fishing in Spain is found in the region of Asturias
Sea run trout
La Touques in Normandy
Le Pays de Caux in Normandy also
In Burgundy Silure silurus glanis, huge catfish weighing up to 200 lbs
Adventure fly fishing all around the world....
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