Words of the actorsJean-François Lecomte

Words of the actors – Jean‑François Lecomte

Fishing Guide Instructor

A boat fishing session with Jean François, fishing instructor guide, does it tempt you? As a specialist of Lake Vassivière, he knows all the nooks and crannies and the masters of the place (pike, pike-perch) have only to behave themselves! Jean François offers discovery sessions, initiation, improvement and boat fishing for carnivores. Indeed, this lake is technical and it does not reveal all its secrets to fishermen so easily… Jean François will gladly share them with you with the bonus of a good moment of conviviality, will reveal you the specificities of this very technical lake to fish! Live intensely the Lake of Vassivière and make the full of sensations!

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What is your job, your activity?

Jean François: I am a fishing instructor guide; my job is to make discover the lake, fishing and the environmental aspect to practitioners, but also to non-practitioners in order to allow them to become independent. I also propose animations in the direction of young people.

How long have you been installed at Lake Vassivière:

Jean François: I have been working on the lake for about ten years

Why the choice of Lake Vassivière, tell me about your career path:

I am from the Creuse region of France and I have known the lake since I was a child, first for swimming, then for fishing. I worked in tourism for 10 years, at the Parc des Loups in Guéret, then I decided to change my activity. The landscape of the lake is very interesting for fishing. The lake is different every season, nothing is fixed. People sometimes come from far (from Switzerland for example) to discover it. The wild side pleases a lot, as well as the variety of possible practices.

Your little advice for a good fishing session at Vassivière?

Vassivière is a large lake cut out, creeks, capes, islands… with a multitude of positions. Mobility will be a great plus for your session.

The 2 good reasons to choose you as a guide in Vassiviere?

9 years of guiding – Already on the lake of Vassiviere that allowed me to understand the different posts and the behavior of fishes according to the seasons.

A Walleye boat type of 5m20x2m20 fully equipped to ensure a safe and serene fishing whatever the weather, alone or with friends. I can take up to 3 fishermen. Between friends it’s nice !

Your best memory during a fishing guiding at Vassivière?

Every trip is a memory! Difficult to select only one but the first one that comes to my mind is a specific pike guiding for Guillaume.

Fisherman full of motivation, big fish objective…

First touch in the morning: a fish of 107cm… End of the day we do it again with another big fish at 111cm. A day at the top.

So, convinced by J F -for a guided session at Vassivière?


The confidences ofJean-François

Your favorite walk, visit:

An old pond between Broussas and Masgrangeas… I go fishing there from time to time

Your favorite time of year or season:

Autumn for the beauty of the landscapes and the quality of the fishing

Your favorite specialty:

Potato pie


The place that amazes you:

The lake, at sunset or sunrise, especially in Pierrefitte

Your passion:

Fishing, nature and the environment

Jean François Lecomte

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3 adjectives to describe Vassivière:

Preserved, simple, serene

3 colors to represent Vassivière:

Green, Blue, Orange

We like:

The beauty and tranquility of the site and the life around it

We don’t like:

Lack of diversity in activities, especially outside of July-August