seems today that angling magazines and the ‘Web’ are
full of articles and sites with photographs of huge carp
that have been caught in France, many over 40lbs, making
it now the favourite destination for British carp
fishermen but there is more to France than just carp as
there is a great variety of fishing throughout the
country, catering for course and game on a wide range of
lakes (both natural and man made) and rivers. As well as
carp there are trout, breme,
eels, pike and massive catfish and sturgeon that take
all day to land.
It is not difficult to see what attracts the anglers to
France and particularly to the Loire Valley when you
consider it has a better climate, untamed lakes and
rivers, bigger fish as well as inexpensive food and
Barrou you can fish the river
Creuse (translates as ‘The Hollow One’) which is
said to have over 20 species of fish.
A permit can be obtained from:
of BARROU - “Association of Barrou”
Bar-restaurant of the Post office - 37350 BARROU -
Michel LION - 50 Main street - 37350 BARROU
The Loire Valley has many
rivers, streams, and ponds where fishing addicts will
catch a vast diversity of
fish.To find out where to
fish and for local regulations follow the link.
Link: Federation of Fishing
National Park nearby offers river fishing as well as
classic lake fishing.
The rivers in the Park are well stocked,
with fishing possible on the
Anglin and Claise as
well as some of their tributaries. Most of the lakes in
Brenne are private and
angling isn't permitted,however,
a few are open to the public for fishing.