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Fishing… let the time flow

The highlands and foothills of the Alpes-Maritimes, with 97 % of the 1,200 of rivers classified in category 1, are a popular spot for lovers of sporting and technical fishing. There are also some beautiful mountain water courses and lakes.

When can I do it?


Fishing seasons in the Alpes-Maritimes are strictly defined:

  • for mountain rivers: from 10 March to 16 September 2012
  • for mountain lakes (altitude higher than 1,800m): from 7 July to 16 September 2012
  • The fishing season in the Parcours du Boréon, lac de Breil on la Roya, lac des Mesches and lac de Thorenc is extended by 2 weeks (7 October 2012).



Where can you do it?


In the Parc National du Mercantour, almost all lakes are regularly replenished with fry (lacs de Vens, de Millefonds, des Merveilles etc.), as well as the lakes of Breil-sur-Roya, lac des neiges in Isola and lac de Thorenc.
The lac du Boréon in St-Martin-Vésubie offers a regulated sports fishing route of 5 km, and beginner courses in fly fishing and all techniques.
The lac du Clos de Maty in Valberg hosts trout fishing competitions
The Roya-Bévéra valley is the kingdom of the Brown Trout, the eel and the crawfish (consult the prefectural ruling for opening dates).




Fishing permit


Some fishing permits suited for tourists:

  • Fishing Club Card: For members of a Fishing Association which doesn’t have a reciprocal agreement with the A.M., or for fishers coming from a department which is not a member of the Fishing club (Club Halieutique) and the Entente Halieutique du Grand Ouest (Great Western Fishing Agreement) (All fishing types).
  • Holiday card: valid for 7 consecutive days. Price: 30 €.
  • Daily fishing permits, specific to the Lacs de Breil, du Boréon, du Broc and Thorenc and also for all Fishing Association members at the price of €15.
    Permit sold by local fishing associations.




For more information, check the site of the Fédération Départementale de Pêche des Alpes-Maritimes:


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