Tourism in Touraine Loire Valley: fishing Fishing

Between the lakes and rivers, trout streams and larger rivers with pike, over 50 species of fish can be found in Touraine. There are migratory species such as mullet, shad, lamprey and eels as well as sedentary fish such as carp, pike, perch and bream. For adventure seekers and big-game fishing enthusiasts, large catfish can also be found in Touraine!

For your fishing holiday in the 37, two types of fishing permits are available:

  • the "day" permit (10 €), valid for one day,
  • the "holiday" permit (30 €), valid for 7 consecutive days.

On sale year round at Tourist Offices (and other locations), for all types of fishing. Fishing is allowed in the department's 1st and 2nd category rivers for both permits.  For practical information including the fishing season opening dates, visit

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