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Le Pays d'Auge

The genuine "Pays d'Auge" region is in the back country of Deauville, Trouville & Pont Lévèque. It takes like two good hours to drive from Paris. The two famous trout streams flowing in the Pays d'Auge are the Charentonne and the Touques.

La Touques

Manor overlooking the Touques, in Normandy Pays d'Auge

Fishing on the Touques

The river Touques is hosting brown trout, rainbows, grayling & sea run trout. The quality of the surrounding landscapes and "old stones" represent Normandy at its best. From Paris the distance is 160 km. The nearest big city is Caen or Lisieux. From the Touques valley, it is easy to visit the seashore of Deauville, Trouville and Cabourg and also to spend a day at the June 6th, 1944 invasion beaches. The upper stretches of the Touques are rather narrow and can be fished from the banks. The lower stretches require waders. The season, runs from March 15 to September 20th. The Touques offers a combination of difficult wild brown trout fishing and sometimes easierto catch rainbow trouts. Grayling is found on some stretches. Sea trout is a different fishing dry fly anglers occasionally catch one on a big dry caddis. La Touques can be waded but is often fished also from the banks requiring to cast with precision across the trees. The Touques is the best French river for sea-trout, good runs are starting with the high tides of June.

Accommodation - Manor on the river Touques

Old bridge on the river

Local farm grown Cider & Pont-Lévèque snack before fishing

Prices & Accommodation

Touques Rates

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Choice of accommodation for the Touques

Manor B&B on the river. Market town hotel - Luxury hotels in Deauville. 

Over 2 or 3 days it is easy to combine the Touques with the other streams of Normandy


Rental cottages are available for la Touques


Calvados distilleries, but also cider and cheese farms can be visited at several places on the vallée de la Touques. Of course it is possible to take away what you like. The label beside is from a distillery on the river Touques very near some of the best sea trout stretches.

Camembert, pont-lévèque and livarot cheese are found here in their best traditional quality named AOC Pays d'Auge fermier

Market day in Pont-Audemer

Normandy - Cows, meadows and old churches.

The Charentonne

A tributary of the Risle

La Charentonne is a neighbor valley to the Risle. The surrounding the season, and the distance from Paris is roughly the same. It flows between two nice little Norman towns perfect for picnic shopping.

La Charentonne is a pleasant river to fish, described as a jewel valley in Charles Ritz Fly Fisher's life. It is much narrower than the Risle and can be fished everywhere from the banks. It is even possible to fish with wellies. The river is partly stocked with excellent brown trouts. Wet fly and nymphing are acceptable techniques before the first hatches.

Fishing on semi public stretch with day ticket system. No booking required but. During the year, some periods are closed for re stocking.

Half timbered walls

Café in a small town of Normandy.

We recommended the hotel -A- Former mill house inn on the Charentonne river -for the charming setting and the quality of the table.

La Charentonne meandering across meadows

and apple orchards...

Prices & Accommodation

Charentonne Rates

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Choice of accommodation for the Charentonne

Water mill inn on the river. Market town hotel at short distance - Manor hotel, slightly farther.. 

Over 2 or 3 days it is easy to combine the Charentonne with the other streams of Normandy


Fario Club opening season picnic with Jim Fergus, on the Charentonne

Cold beer on a hot day before fishing la Charentonne with John D. Moore and Ann


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