With its 3800 km of rivers and streams (1st and 2nd categories) and more than 3000 ha of dams and lakes, the Creuse is an angler’s best friend! So come and dip a line in the water for trout, carp, predators: river and lake fishing, fly fishing, pole fishing…

More info


A departmental fishing brochure is available in the various fishing shops in the department as well as in the tourist offices that hold fishing cards giving you the mapping of rivers and bodies of water as well as the regulations.

You will find the main themes on fishing in the Creuse, such as:

  • night carp fishing (obligation to book with the Creuse federation, two weeks maximum before fishing and for a maximum of 7 consecutive days),
  • dams, ponds and watercourses (the complete map is on the brochure),
  • regulations: fishing in the Creuse can be different from the general fishing regulations in France.


Géopêche :

Find all the information on fishing in the Creuse thanks to the interactive GEOPECHE map of the department: free, it is accessible to all on your computer, smartphone or tablet. Here you can find the limits of fish farming categories, specific routes (carp, leisure, no kill, etc.), fishing accommodation, fishing pontoons for people with reduced mobility, custodians, etc.