In Normandy, a great deal of efforts is done to preserve landscapes
and habitat. Here spawning beds are restored with horses on the Andelle.
The river Risle
Easy day trip.
At 2 hours of Paris, in the backcountry of Honfleur & Deauville.
Mentioned by Charles C. Ritz as his favorite stream in his Fly Fisher's Life, the Risle remains a great classic among the classic chalk-streams Welcome to the Risle
The river Andelle
Easy day trip. Near Rouen, also well described the Fly Fisher's Life, the Andelle is "THE" other great classic chalk-stream of Normandy Go
fishing the Andelle
The river Iton
Very easy day trip. Prime grayling and trout fishing on the
crystal clear river Iton Fish for grayling on the Iton
The Pays d'Auge
Possible day trip.
Around Lisieux, in the backcountry of Deauville flow the pristine valleys of the rivers Touques and Charentonne. Visit the Pays d'Auge
The "Cotentin" is the region of 6th June 1944, D-Day
beaches & of the Mont Saint-Michel. There is also the Tapestry of
Bayeux and good fishing spots nearby. See the Cotentin region of Normandy
The Pays de Caux
The "Pays de Caux" region on the northern seashore of
Normandy is the birth land of Guy de Maupassant and the setting of many
of his novellas. It is also a region of excellent streams and the
closest destination by car from England. Pays de Caux
The Pays d'Ouche
Easy day trip.
In this nice region of inland Normandy is found the oldest Fly Fishing
private club in France. With a wonderful network of mill ponds and
lakes the club of la Chaise Dieu is a perfect place for off season
fishing and for beginner fly fishers. Go fishing to the Pays d'Ouche
Fly Fishing & Gastronomic miscellaneous
Chabraninof (très important)
Normandy is a big region starting at an hour drive west of Paris. In the region
#1 is found the river Andelle. Between the regions 1 & 2 are situated the Grayling river Iton and the Mill
of Pays d'Ouche. The region # 2 is the Pays d'Auge (Risle, Charentonne, Touques. The region # 3, the Cotentin with
the D-Day beaches and the Mt St Michel. The region # 4 Le Pays de Caux.
Charles C. Ritz
The man who made Normandy famous among fly fishers
Charles Ritz & Ernest Hemingway - Paris 1958
A Fly Fisher's Life by Charles C.
Ritz, remains an unmatched angling book. Whoever wants to spend a
really outstanding fishing moment must read this book. It is still
reprinted in many languages. With his famous friends of the International Fario Club and this book, Charles Ritz made of Normandy a very special place. Thank you Mr Ritz !
and congratulations. The spirit of his work and passion is still kept alive by by the IFC.