Fishing in Haute-Loire

Home to miles of impossibly lush countryside and deep gorges carved out by rivers such as the Allier and the Loire, Haute-Loire is generally reckoned to contain some of the region’s – if not the country’s – finest fly-fishing. Wild trout abound in the rivers, as do grayling, chub, pike and barbel.
The region is dotted with stillwaters too; Lac Malaguet in Allegre and the crater lake at Le Bouchet are just two of the excellent fly-fisheries in this scenic department of the Auvergne. See below for more info on accommodation and fishing guides in Haute-Loire.


Photos: Comité Régional de Développement Touristique d’Auvergne



More info

Haute-Loire Fishing FederationFishing Federation of Haute Loire 

Comprehensive information on fishing in Haute-Loire – includes maps, photo galleries, video, information about permits and lists of fishing guides in the area. 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

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