fishing gorges du tarnFisherman in the Gorges du Tarn.
©Fisherman in the Gorges du Tarn.|Rémi FLAMENT

Fishing sites

In Lozère and Aveyron: in the Gorges du Tarn, the Lot Valley and Aubrac regions

Where to fish in Lozère? Home to 1,000 springs, Lozère is a fisherman’s paradise. Four rivers rise here: the Lot, the Tarn, the Gard and the Allier. In the Lot valley, on theAubrac plateau and in the heart of the Gorges du Tarn, each place has its own special characteristics…

Discover Lozère’s fishing sites without further ado: lakes or rivers, the choice is yours!


Fishing in the Lot Valley

In Lozère, you can fish all along the river Lot, bordered by the valley that bears its name. The area around the villages of Chanac and La Canourgue is a favorite with anglers, who can find fario trout, grayling, barbel… and other species of fish. You can also fish in the Lot’s many tributary streams. Be careful, however, to respect the fishing reserves: it is forbidden to fish in the town of La Canourgue, for example.


Fishing in the Gorges du Tarn

From its source to the Gorges, the Tarn flows through only a few small villages, preserving the quality of its waters. The river here is reputed to be one of the purest in Europe. Many species of fish find refuge here. In summer, it’s advisable to fish early in the morning or late in the afternoon, when the number of canoes diminishes. As the river is an early ripener, it’s also a good place to fish from spring to mid-June, when the famous Gorges are less frequented by holidaymakers.


Fishing in Aubrac

The volcanic plateau of Aubrac is a fisherman’s dream: a multitude of pure streams and rivers cut through the vast pastures, sometimes feeding ponds and lakes teeming with life. The large lakes of several hectares in size along the Route des Lacs are prized by anglers, not only for their fishing qualities, but also for their unique landscapes. Beware, however, that some of the shores can be peaty.

Etang de Bonnecombe

On the Aubrac plateau, at the Col de Bonnecombe, lies theEtang de Bonnecombe. In summer, you can fish for rainbow trout here. The nearby buron is open to the public and fishing equipment can be hired. Fishing here is more leisure than sport, making it the perfect place for a family afternoon.