Fishing regulation in the Lot

Discover everything about fishing regulations in the department of Lot and the various fishing maps that are available.

REGULATORY SIZE OF FISH IN THE LOT.

                 
Waterways Predators Salmonids
Black bass
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Pikes

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Zander

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Brown trout
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Rainbow trout
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Brook trout
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Grayling
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1st
class

tributaries of the Cère
tributaries of the Bave
the Célé and its tributaries, upstream from the Drauzou confluence
Ouysse upstream Chasm Thémines le Frances
No minimum size No minimum size No minimum size 20 cm 20 cm 23 cm 30 cm
Other waterways, lakes and ponds No minimum size No minimum size No minimum size 23 cm 20 cm 23 cm 30 cm
2nd
class
Tolerme lake NO KILL 60 cm 50 cm 20 cm 20 cm 23 cm 30 cm
Miers Alvignac pond
Cajarc dam on the Lot river
NO KILL 60 cm 50 cm 23 cm 20 cm 23 cm 30 cm
Cassagnes Lake NO KILL NO KILL  NO KILL  23 cm 20 cm 23 cm 30 cm
Le Célé, l'Ouysse, La Tourmente and Cére 30 cm 50 cm 40 cm 23 cm 20 cm 23 cm 30 cm
Dordogne river 30 cm 60 cm 50 cm 25 cm 20 cm 23 cm 30 cm
Lot River Cahors  30 cm NO KILL 50 cm 23 cm 20 cm 23 cm 30 cm
Lot river
other lakes and ponds
30 cm 60 cm 50 cm 23 cm 20 cm 23 cm 30 cm

Adult 73

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Card detail :
• 4 lines fishing in the second category.
• 1 line fishing in the first category .
• American  California and Louisiana crayfish  fishing.
• Casting, artificial fly, whip, buldo, vivid,...  fishing
• Frog fishing
• Carp  night fishing.

Interdepartmental adult 95

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Card detail :
• Same rights as the «adult card»
• valid in 91 départments.
• valid for  Fish Club and Fish agreement Grand West .

Under 18 - 20

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Card detail :
• From 12 years old to less than 18 years old on 1st January 2013.
• Same rights as «Adult Card»
• Valid for Fish Club and Fish agreement Grand West.

Discovery Card 6

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Card detail :
• For under 12 years old on 1st January 2013.
• Same rights as «Adult Card»
• Valid for Fish Club and Fish agreement Grand West.

 Discovery card
for women
32

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Card detail :
• Same rights as «Adult Card» but only one rod allowed.
• Valid for Fish Club and Fish agreement Grand West.

Week card 32

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Card detail :
Valid for 7 consecutive days, on sale throughout the year.
• Same rights as «Adult Card» but only one rod allowed.
• Valid for Fish Club and Fish agreement Grand West.

Day card 10

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Card detail :
Valid for 1 day in the department, on sale throughout the year.
• Same rights as «Adult Card».

Fishing stamp 30

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Card detail :
Can be  only distributed with the «Adult Card», sold separately .
• Valid for  Fish Club and Fish agreement Grand West.

Opening and closing periods according to species and clas

1st class river :
                             
  Jan. Feb. March April May June July Aug. sept. Oct. Nov. déc.
GENERAL OPENING     from 14th march to 20st september        
Brown trout, rainbow trout, brook trout, stud     from 14th march to 20st september        
Grayling           from 16th may to 20st september        
Eel         from 1st may to 20st september
Night fishing forbidden
     

Cours d'eau de 2 ème Catégorie
                                 
  Jan. Feb. March April May June Juily Aug. sept. Oct. Nov. déc.
GENERAL OPENING from 1st january to 31st december
Brown trout, brook trout         from 14th march to 20st september        
Rainbow trout

from 1st january to 31st december

fishing not allowed on Tolerm lake, Dordogne, Cère and Lot rivers from 14th march to 20st september fishing not allowed on Tolerm lake, Dordogne, Cère and Lot rivers
Predators from 1st jan. to 25th january         from 1st may to 31st december
Grayling               from 16th may to 15th november
Salmon, sea trout, shad Fishing not allowed
Eel             from 1st may to 30th september
Night fishing forbidden
     

Fishing is allowed half an hour before sunrise official time until half an hour after sunset official time

From 1st January to 30th April inclusive

Closure of the Couasnes River Dordorgne

Waterways in the public domain
Dordogne river
Waterways Upstream restrictions t Downstream restrictions Towns Length
Dordogne from the start of Cabrette dead arm the mouth with Dordorgne TAURIAC 250 m
Dordogne 50m upstream of  Carennac dam 50m downstream of the Carennac dam CARENNAC 100 m
Mezels lake 5 m downstream of the feed arm left bank 250 m downstream and over a width of 50 m (buoys, with arms of the island on 200 m) VAYRAC 250 m
from Mezels dead arm to Vayrac lake the whole arm of Mézels Island Joining the arms of the Lake reservoir VAYRAC 300 m
Couasne de Gardelle From the mouth of the Dordogne upstream of Ourjac  bridge left bank until the beginning of Gardelle dead arm VAYRAC & FLOIRAC 1000 m
Couasne stade de Lacave from the pigpen alond the D23 to the foot of the Lacave slipway LACAVE 1100 m
Couasne du Roc Del Nau From the end of the Couasne to the confluence with the Dordogne MARTEL 700 m
Carennac lake Calypso island arm Calypso island arm CARENNAC 160 m


Dordogne river
Waterways Upstream limits t Downstream limits Towns Length
Le Lot death arm of the old lock Langles Castle right bank of the Lot river death arm of the old lock Langles Castle right bank of the Lot river CAILLAC 100 m
Le Lot From Crégols floor to the downstream lock (entire length of the channel) CREGOLS 1000m
Le Lot Masseries dead arm over its entire length (right bank of the Lot River) Masseries dead arm over its entire length (right bank of the Lot River) SAINT GERY 700 m
Le Lot Parnach dead arm (left bank of the Lot along its entire length) Parnach dead arm (left bank of the Lot along its entire length) PARNAC 120 m
Le Lot Caïx arm (right bank of the river) Caïx arm (right bank of the river) LUEZCH 150 m
Le Lot Meyne arm and part of lot (on 2 sides) from the upstream portion of the couasne of the dam. to the dam downstream . PESCADOIRES
PRAYSSAC
LAGARDELLE
300 m
Le Lot artificial lake adjacent to Campastié artificial lake adjacent to Campastié PESCADOIRES  
Le Lot Moulin Gaillac old floor to the confluence of the tailrace Moulin Gaillac with the River Lot CAJARC 220 m
Le lot Castle Bouysses dead arm Castle Bouysses dead arm Mercues 200 m
 
Waterways in the private domain
Around the DORDOGNE
Waterways Upstream Restrictions Downstream Restrictions Town Length
Vignon creek Moulin de Paulac bridge to Friat old dam STRENQUELS
CAZILLAC
250 m
Plasou creek Moulin de Bragès dam " to « La garenne » locality BETAILLE 1500 m
Leyme creek from the spring to the confluence with Embiarque LEYME 800 m
Ecoute s'il pleut pond From the base of the dock right bank up to 60 m downstream GOURDON 60 m
Gintrac creek from the creek spring to the depatment road n°30 GINTRAC 400 m
Bio creek from the spring in Seignac to the Paro bridge BIO 2000 m
Lavergne creek from Bonnefont fountain to the Pontet of the department road n°60 MAYRINHAC LENTOUR 800 m
Melve creek from Fugié mill ( Vigan rural path bridge) to Lestrou mill (bridge on rural path N°10) LE VIGAN 700 m
Tolerme lake     GORSES
SENAILLAC LATRONQUIERE
1000 m
Bergue and Thegra creeks rom the football ground corner to ‘Colombié » locality GRAMAT 1000 m
Prairie lake creek along the Prairie pond (left tributary of the Alzou) over its entire length along the Prairie pond (left tributary of the Alzou) over its entire length GRAMAT 600 m
Relinquière creek from the intake of  Lacombe old mill to Montagne mill ANGLARS NOZAC
ROUFFILHAC
500 m
Céou creek from Cossoul mill bridge to Laborie mill floor SAINT GERMAIN DU BEL AIR 400 m

Around the Lot
waterways upstreams restrictions downstream restrictions Town Length
Le Girou From Calvignac road bridge to the downstream stairs of Garrigue creek CENEVIERE 450 m
Le Bervezou from the department road n°76 to the confluence with the Célé LINAC
VIAZAC
750 m
Corn creek from the spring to the confluence with the Célé CORN 200 m
Le Veyre from the Moulin d’Urbain gateway to the confluence with the Célé BAGNAC sur CELE
LINAC
1500 m
La Dournelle from Moulin de Combes feed channel to the confluence of the Dournelle FONS 400 m
Sagne creek From the rural bridge Cabrerets entrance 41to the RD 41 bridge CABRERETS 250 m
Sagne creek From the floor of Saint Sauveur old mill to the rural path bridge CABRERETS 250 m
Vers creek From the floor of Saint Sauveur old mill to the rural path bridge SAINT SAUVEUR LA VALLEE 180 m
Le Célé From the intake of Génies old mill left bank to the end of the same canal on the Célé river SAULIAC sur Célé 160 m

Around the Garonne
Waterways Upstreams restrictions downstream restrictions Town Length
Le Coustal from the rural path bridge plot A 317 to Coustal bridge SAINT DAUNES 690 m
Le lemboulas from downstream RN20 bridge (Peyregrand locality) to 400m downstream of the Rieu Cau confluence SAINT PAUL De LOUBRESSAC 600 m
Le Rieu-Cau first 200m upstream of its confluence with the Lemboulas first 200m upstream of its confluence with the Lemboulas SAINT PAUL De LOUBRESSAC 200 m
La Petite Barguelone from the old floodgates of Frescaty mill to St Daunes bridge SAINT DAUNES 750 m
La Grande Barguelone from Thezels bridge to Ginibrede bridge CASTELNAU MONTRATIER 800 m
Bacou creek D 653 from Montcuq to Bagat Bagat 1500 m
La lupte from Battant bridge to Birou bridge FLAUGNAC 400 m


Departmental fishing boundaries under the regulation for the Lot

Dordogne River :
- Upstream limit : Cere confluence / Dordogne
- Downstream boundary: : reek confluence of Tournefeuille / Dordogne

Lot River :
- Upstream limit : Latga floor in Frontenac
- Downstream boundary : Fossat castle floor in Soturac

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On 1st class waterways it’s 1ère CATEGORIE forbidden to fish with maggot larvae or other dipterous

On DORDOGNE and CERE its forbidden to initiate and bait using natural and artificial maggots, except them as bait attached to the hook.

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On 2nd class waterways, during the Pike closing, it’s forbidden to fish with alive, dead or artificial fish, as well as lures likely to catch this fish in a non-accidental way.

  Salmonids
(trouts, omble font., ombre)
Predators
(Pike, perch, Bbass)
Discovery Path
Vers
, Bave, Ruisseau St Matre, Célé to Figeac
5

 

Family Path
Laumel pond to Gourdon

5 6
Passion Path in Cahors
5 6
NOKILL pike
Comiac pond
8 5
Other rivers, lakes or ponds
10 6
No Kill, tous carnassiers

The river Lot in Puy l'Evêque
Cassagnes lake

No KILL Blackbass

The river Lot on Cajarc dam
Alvignac Miers lake

NO KILL, TRUTS

The Bave above Saint Céré: fishing without barb and any technics
The Célé
at Linac: fishing without barb, fly, toc, whip

No Kill = After each catch compulsory return to the water

White-clawed crayfish, slender legs crayfish: Fishing prohibited

Exotic crayfish: American, Signal or California or Louisiana:

  • 1st class fishing allowed from March 9th to September 15th
  • 2nd class fishing allowed all year

Fishing with up to 6 tries
return to water and introduction of exotic species prohibited