Fancy a fishing session on the Aveyron? Get started! The Aveyron river offers many possibilities for fishing enthusiasts.

The Aveyron is a watercourse classified in the 2nd category from its confluence with the Greenhouse at the Palmas d'Aveyron bridge until it leaves the department at Saint André de Najac. Fishing is open all year round.


To find the opening dates, the regulations in force and some good tips, go to the website of the Aveyron Fishing Federation.

Why fish on the Aveyron river?

There are several reasons why the Aveyron river is a great place to fish. Here are a few :

  1. La variety of fish species : Aveyron is home to a wide variety of fish species: trout, pike, zander, perch, carp and even black bass.
  2. The beautiful and wild landscapes : the Aveyron river crosses a very picturesque region between Belcastel and Laguépie, with beautiful landscapes and unspoiled nature. Around Villefranche-de-Rouergue et Najac enjoy the green gorges for a peaceful fishing session.
  3. The different technics fishing: fly fishing, toc fishing, no-kill fishing… Find all the information on the Aveyron fishing guide.
  4. Available services: in the Bastides and Gorges de l'Aveyron destination, two fishing guides offer courses, initiations, stays and outings. You can also find local fishing shops to get your equipment and get advice and information on the best places to fish and the most effective fishing techniques.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where to fish and in what season?

Find all the information on the Grand Site website of the Aveyron Fishing Federation.

Where can I buy my fishing license?

  • Online :
  • In store: some AAPPMA shops also offer the sale of fishing licenses. find the list here.
The Aveyron river at Monteils

Fishing: let yourself be guided by professionals

Want to discover the fishing activity? To perfect your technique? A professional fishing guide accompanies you!
On the destination Bastides and Gorges de l'Aveyron, two fishing guides offer you different formulas according to your desires.

The O on the fly

  • Initiation guides for beginners which cover the basics of the chosen technique, the equipment to be used and the fish sought.
  • Advanced guidance during which the emphasis is on technique in a fishing situation.
  • Stays and initiations for teenagers.
Farm. Opens tomorrow at 09:00 p.m.

The O to the Fly

125 Rue du Chateau
12200 La rouquette
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Fishing Aveyron Sensations

  • Guidance on foot over one, two or three days. Groups are limited to three people for trout and predators.
  • Float tube guidance over one, two or three days. Come and discover the “bays” of the Lot.
  • Boat guidance (on the lakes or in the Lot valley)
Farm. Opens tomorrow at 08:00 p.m.

Fishing Aveyron Sensations

1386, route de la Diege
12260 Salles-Courbaties
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Where to fish in the Aveyron gorges?

Depending on your level, the season and the variety of fish you want to catch, several spots are available to you. With your fishing card, you can fish almost anywhere!

For easier catches, take advantage of the trout releases that take place in the spring around Villefranche de Rouergue.

Other fishing spots in Aveyron

It is also possible to fish in the lakes of the destination:

  • Lake Bannac in Martiel
  • Lake of Morlhon le Haut
  • Saubayre lake at La Fouillade
  • The Viaur River

Perfect spots for family fishing!

Fishing at Saubeyre lake, La Fouillade

Nearby also discover:

  • The Batch: another popular river for fishing. Here you will find fish such as trout, pike, carp and catfish.
  • Pareloup Lake: it is the largest artificial lake in France, located on the Lévézou plateau in Aveyron.
  • The Tarn: magnificent river which crosses the Aveyron. Fishing is very popular here, especially for trout and carp.

Remember to find out about local fishing rules and regulations before you go fishing. You can also contact local fishing associations for advice and information on the best places to fish with the family in Aveyron.

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