La pêche en Vallée du Cher
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in the Cher and Loire Valley

The variety in our valleys allows fishing as diverse as the landscapes around you. Large rivers such as the Loire and the Cher are ideal for predator fishing: pike, zander, perch, catfish…

Coarse fishing is available in many areas, particularly on the lakes managed by local fishing associations.

Carp fishing at night is possible in around twenty specific areas.

Fishing by boat and float tube can be enjoyed on all the associative fishing sections of the river as well as in certain lakes.

Fishing sites

  • Bourré: The Cher, Association lake nearby
  • Châtillon: The Cher, the canal de Berry and the Sauldre
  • Couffy: The Cher, the Fouzon and the Modon
  • Chémery: The Rennes, Section at Fonsigny bridge, section upstream and downstream from the bridge on the Couddes to Méhers road to the overflow, Chémery lake
  • Mareuil: The Cher
  • Méhers: The Rennes and a community pond specially aimed at the discovery of flora and fauna in wetlands.
  • Monthou-sur-Cher: The Cher, the Bavet (private estate), the Anguilleuse (private estate), Section from ‘Roland’ to ‘Assenay’, ‘Fosse au clou’ section, Bois Vigneau lake
  • Montrichard: The Cher, Vieux Cher lake in Montrichard
  • Noyers: The Cher, the harbour and the Canal de Berry
  • Ouchamps: The Beuvron 1,800m section, the Bièvre, Ouchamps lake
  • Pouillé: Community pond 
  • Saint-Aignan: The Cher, the Trois Provinces lake, the pond (route de la Vallée)
  • Saint-Georges-sur-Cher: The Cher 
  • Seigy: On the banks of the Cher and community pond 
  • Selles-sur-Cher: The Canal de Berry, the Cher, the Sauldre, the Fouzon,
  • Thésée: The Cher, the Rennes, Gué Bertin lake

Fishing permit

To fish in open waters and certain lakes managed by the Federation and affiliated associations, you must have a fishing permit and have paid the Fishing and Aquatic Environments Subscription (CPMA). The fishing permit is not transferable and is valid for a calendar year, from 1st January to 31st December, except for holiday and day permits.

A fishing permit must be in your possession when fishing. It must be presented to the police and representatives of the AAPPMA and the Departmental Body. In addition to the fishing permit, in order to fish in fresh water, you must have the authorisation of the holder of the fishing right and comply with the legislative and regulatory conditions for fishing which are applicable locally.

Fishing permits are on sale through fishing associations or on