Fishing in Puy-de-Dome

Sharing its name with the region’s volcano, Puy-de-Dome is the place that gave us Volvic water and Michelin tyres. It’s also home to some extraordinary fishing, although that seems to have been kept off most people’s radars. A network of volcanic domes and craters, broken up by rivers and lakes, give the landscape its unique character.
Trout and grayling thrive in rivers such as the Sioule and Allier, while the latter is also home to excellent numbers of pike, carp, perch and zander. Deep crater lakes such as Lac du Pavin also hold good numbers of Arctic char. See below for more info on accommodation and fishing guides in Puy-de-Dome.


Photos: Comité Régional de Développement Touristique d’Auvergne



More info

Puy de Dome Fishing FederationFishing Federation of Puy-de-Dome 

Comprehensive information on fishing in Puy-de-Dome – 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