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Fishing spots

It’s up to you to choose your best fishing spot depending on what you like: pond fishing, river fishing, fishing routes, lakes and dams, etc.

Vassivière predator fishing spot

The Lac de Vassivière, classified in 2nd category, ideally located in the heart of the Regional Natural Park of Millevaches in Limousin is undoubtedly the kingdom of predators.

1000 hectares of water, a jagged shore offering multiple quiet coves, a water depth of up to 30 meters, fishing instructors, well-distributed launches, dedicated accommodation … all conditionscome together to optimize your fishing session.

Traditional landed fishing or lure fishing, from the shore, by boat or float tube, all techniques are possible in an exceptional landscaped setting.Each year, it is the scene of record fish catches.A vast, responsible and sustainable fish and fishery development plan has been initiated in order to place Lake Vassivière as one of the five best French lake predator fishing spots.So … take a bite of the Vassivière hook!


Leisure Trout Course

The Creuse Fishing Federation sets up recreational fishing routes, intended more for beginners, but which may also be suitable for experienced fishermen.Designed with the AAPPMAs of the sectors concerned, they complete the departmental network of fishing sites.The number of catches is limited to 6 salmonids per day and per fisher (brown trout, rainbow trout, brook salmon, grayling).

  • Parcours « Le Pont de la Chassagne » (1ère catégorie) à Bourganeuf
    Circuit length = 1 km

No Kill Course

(Release of fish compulsory.)

Establishment of a network of so-called “No Kill” or pardon routes meeting common regulations: fishing without killing with compulsory release of fish (except unwanted species), use of live or dead fish prohibited, fishingbarbless or with crushed barbs, fishing basket prohibited on the courses, use of the landing net recommended.

  • “Le Pic” Tourtoulloux route
    Circuit length = 3 km
  • “Le Thaurion” course La Rigole du Diable
    Circuit length = 2.5 km

Pond fishing

Numerous private or communal ponds allow the practice of fishing by taking a card for the day or half-day.

Consult the sites www.etangs-creusois.fr and www.peche.etangs-creusois.fr on which you will find detailed information on the possibilities of fishing in ponds belonging to the Syndicate of Owners of Etangs Creusois.


Label Site Rivières Sauvage

In France, only 21 rivers are labeled “Wild Rivers Site” and the Creuse department has 2: La Gioune and Le Pic.
This label is only awarded * to rivers with very high heritage value and which are in an exceptional state of preservation.
The Pic river, about ten kilometers long, winds its way around Saint-Pardoux-Morterolles.

It presents characteristic mid-mountain waters, bright and crystalline, and is remarkable for its natural beauty and its landscape.It conceals an important biodiversity (sites classified Natura 2000) and is to be discovered, for example, through the course of hiking trails, while respecting, of course, nature and private property.

* label awarded by AFNOR certification and European Rivers Network (ERN F)