COME FISHING IN THE LIMOUSIN

The Limousin is known as the land of a thousand lakes - they're not far wrong actually. The area has many peaceful lakes and slow moving rivers that rarely get crowded with other anglers. There are large lakes of over 100 hectares, smaller municipal lakes, rivers and private fisheries offering the traveling angler many opportunities to fish for the quarry of their choice. In the Haute-Vienne alone we have 6500 km of category 1 rivers, 400km of category 2 rivers, 190 hectares of category 1 lakes and 1800 hectares of category 2 lakes. Enough for the most ardent angler.Or if you are "The Occasional Angler" who just likes to fish if the opportunity presents itself, we can cater for you with complete tackle hire available. See below for details.

If you would like to buy fishing tackle here in France, see www.lemartin-pecheur.com a dedicated tackle site run by our friends Tony and Sue.

Just 10 minutes to the east there is a beautiful and well stocked lake which offers you fishing for carp, not the famous French 50lb+ monsters but fish up to around 5lb which can give you superb sport on light tackle. Once again you do not need any permits or licences to fish the lake. This year you paid just 3 euros for half a day and 5 euros for a full day. You can if you wish take a few carp for tea......not something we have tried I have to say. The lake can be fished using normal coarse methods or if you fancy a change - try carp fishing on the fly. A customer of ours had some success with this method.

photo of Ryan by Jodi.

If you prefer wandering the river banks, you will need to buy a permit. These are available at various outlets (tabacs/bars). You can buy permits for our neighbouring departments, but they have to bought in the department that you wish to fish.

 

 

The River Vienne that meanders through our region holds many species of fish including carp, pike, perch, zander and a few species which we have seen, but not caught, so we are not sure exactly what they are.

Just a short walk from La Vue we have the River Tardoire, a small babbling brook. Our local club stock the river from March onwards and it's any method. Fly fishing can be difficult once spring starts as the growth rate of the riverside vegetation is very quick. The locals prefer using a small spinner or minnow to catch the trout. There are a few roach in the river too.

 

Most airlines are now charging a lot of pennies to bring your fishing tackle over to France, up to 40 pounds for 1 rod!!! So we offer you the easy solution. A range of tackle for both fly and coarse fishing which can be hired on a weekly or daily basis .

 

We have the following Fly fishing outfits:

8'0" # 3/4 Greys GRX 2Pc Rod
8'6" # 4/5 Greys GRX 2Pc Rod x 2
9'0" # 5/6 Greys GRX 2Pc Rod
9'0" # 5 Lefty Kreh TiCr 4Pc Rod
9'0" # 8 Tiemco 4Pc Rod

We charge 35 euros per week for an outfit or 10euros per day. There is a refundable deposit of 25 euros payable per outfit. All that we ask is that the gear is returned in good order and clean condition. Any damage may be deducted from the deposit.

All of the above are supplied with fly reel, floating fly line, leader and landing net. All you need are your favourite flies and accessories.
We normally stock flies and tapered leaders here if you run short. A comprehensive fly tying kit* is also at your disposal and a substantial library of books on fly fishing/ coarse fishing to sit and read in the evening with an ice cool beer............sounds good............ yes?
* whilst materials are supplied for no charge, there is a small charge for fly tying hooks.

 

Coarse Fishing Outfits:

We have 6 complete kits giving you the following:

Fladen Warbird 12 foot 3 piece carbon match rod with SIC rings.
Fixed spool reel with 7 ball bearings.
Line fitted to the reel.
Keep net with bank stick
Landing net.
Bank stick with rod rest.
Tackle box with most of the goodies that you will need.
Floats and weights etc are readily available at our local supermarket which is just 4 kilometres away.
Believe it or not the supermarket also sells maggots, worm and groundbait.....

We charge 35 euros per week for an outfit or 10 euros per day. There is a refundable deposit of 25 euros payable per outfit. All that we ask is that the gear is returned in good order and clean condition. Any damage may be deducted from the deposit.


For details of fishing venues locally please click VENUES
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We have so much information on fishing that we have had to split the page. To see page 2 please click FISHING INFORMATION PAGE 2


If you would like any further information please click Margaret & Keith to e -mail us.

La Vue, Tamisac, 87150, Champagnac-La-Riviere, France.