Fishing in Allier

The northenmost department in the Auvergne region, Allier is another gem at the heart of France. It takes its name from the river that flows through it, but that’s just the start of it – in addition to the Allier itself, there’s the Loire, the Cher and the Sioule; you could conceivably spend this and many other lives exploring Allier’s rivers waters and never unlock all their secrets. In addition to quality trout and grayling sport, there is a great fishing for barbel on the Loire in particular (with some very big fish present), along with plenty of pike, zander and perch to keep predator specialists happy.
Beyond the rivers, there are lakes dotted all over the region, many of which are home to huge carp, along with pike and even black bass. See below for more info about accommodation and Allier fishing guides.


Photos: Comité Régional de Développement Touristique d’Auvergne/Joel Damase



More info

Allier Fishing FederationAllier Fishing Federation 

Comprehensive information on fishing in Allier – includes maps, photo galleries, video, information about permits and lists of fishing guides in the area. Find out more

Carte de PecheCarte de Peche website 

A Carte de Peche (fishing permit) is required through France. They’re easily purchased in advance on this site – choose from weekly or annual options. Find out more

Auvergne TourismAuvergne Tourism (official site)  

The official website for tourism in the Auvergne – a great source of information for hotels, B&Bs, gites and campsites, along with info on activities in the area. Find out more