Angling and fishing in Brittany
Brittany truly is THE top fishing region. Colourful flotillas of trawlers, endless shores washed over by powerful tides, shady banks sheltering running streams and peaceful ponds dotted between rivers and the sea: there's plenty here to satisfy the fishing aficionado
Breton waters are characterised by their great diversity of fish species as well as the presence of a variety of fine fish and some 1700 miles of coastline offer countless spots for fishing.
Changing from hidden creeks to jagged cliffs or long, white sandy beaches, the Breton coastline suits many kind of fishermen. Anywhere you choose to cast your line, places never look the same with the tides coming in and out several times a day. Even the colours of the sky above are continously changing. If it's family fishing you want, how about a spot of rockpooling to get young imaginations going?
Inland, you can enjoy the peaceful countryside while gently teasing the roach. A network of imposing or quiet rivers and streams, harbours some 35 species of fish. So, go and meet the wild salmon and the fabulous carp!
Adventure is waiting there for everyone, on the riverbank or beside the seaside. Guided fishing-journeys on the open sea, lessons or courses are also widely available for those wanting to hone their skills.
French fishing guides' federation :
National federation for fishing in France : www.unpf.fr (FR)
Website of the fishing museum in Concarneau : www.musee-peche.fr (FR)
Haliotika on Guilvinec's website : www.haliotika.com (EN)