Fishing in the Charente

Fishing in the Charente               

The Charente region has over 1 600 km of rivers with 600 of these in the 1st category and with over 500 hectares of lakes providing superb fishing for all. Over 20 species can be found in the Charente include trout pike carp and perch attracting both sports fishermen as well as fishing enthusiasts.

As you would expect there are regulations and taxes for fishing in the Charente and you can find the up to date information at the
Le F d ration de la Charente pour la P che & la Protection du Milieu Aquatique.

However we have detailed some of the more important facts here though you should always check the latest data at before setting out with your rods.

First Category Rivers/Lakes

These rivers include the water course itself plus its tributaries :

L’Antenne l’Argence l’Argentor l’Auge l’Aume le Bief la Bo me la Bonnieure la Charente (for the part which is to the d partement of the Vienne and upstream of the Pont de l’Isle – Commune de Taiz -Aizie) la Charraud les Eaux-Claires le Goire la Graine la Ligonne La Lizonne l’Issoire le Lien-P ruse la Nou re le Petit-Tr fle le Ri de Gensac la Soloire le Son-Sonnette la Soulaine la Tardoire (for the upstream part from the Pont de Rancogne until the border of the d partement) la Touvre la V lude le Voultron*.

* There are special regulations for le Voultron et l’Echelle and you should contact the F d ration to check these out.

Second Category Rivers/Lakes

 All other rivers and lakes not mentioned in the 1st Category are in this section but note that Le Ronsenac has special regulations and you should contact the F d ration to check these out.

The F d ration site has a detailed map of the fishing areas of the Charente under the section ‘Domaine Piscicole’.

For the complete article please visit