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Family fishing in ponds on vacation and weekends in self-catering villages

Discover family fishing in Villages de Gîtes!”

Whether you’re a beginner, a simple amateur or an experienced angler you’ll find our Villages de Gîtes the ideal environment to practice your passion as a family during your holidays or weekend.
Some villages have a private fishing pond and it’s from a pontoon and sometimes even from your fishing gite or from a cabin on stilts that you can practice your activity. In other self-catering villages, you can take advantage of a nearby river or stream.
Your hosts will be happy to make your fishing trips as easy as possible, and will provide you with a tackle shop and the necessary equipment. They’ll be able to point out the best spots for a great family outing, with guaranteed catches, and guide you if you need to buy your fishing card. For your children’s enjoyment, don’t forget that releasing your catch is part of the game, and that practicing No Kill means preserving the local fish stocks.

Fishing in a private pond in a self-catering village

For a weekend or vacation with family or friends, having access to a private pond in a self-catering village is an ideal formula for young and old to be introduced to fishing in enclosed waters.
The body of water is often fitted out with wooden pontoons or fishing stations that offer optimum facilities for you and your equipment.

The ponds are rich in species of fish:

  • White fish, roach, bleak or gouge will delight the youngest,
  • Perch, pike or zander will interest the more experienced.
  • Some bodies of water are populated with very large carp that will be reserved for specialists, particularly carp anglers who practice their hobby at night.

In some villages you have the option of renting a boat to approach less accessible areas that are often more fishy.

To take full advantage of the pond, relaxation and picnic areas are provided to spend a pleasant day by the water in a quiet, wooded environment in which you can also observe the flora and fauna of this environment rich in biodiversity. It’s in this protected natural setting, secured for your children, that you’ll spend unforgettable moments with your family.

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River fishing near your vacation rental

During your vacations or for a weekend, let yourself be tempted by river fishing. Whether first or second category, you’ll find a wide diversity of rivers close to your holiday villages. If they very often borrow the name of the département they cross, such as the Dordogne, the Lot or the Ardèche, some lesser-known ones bear evocative names like the Rivière Espérance in the Périgord, a predestined name for those who dream of miraculous catches.
Depending on the category, your host will direct you if necessary to the professional who issues fishing cards and inform you about the regulations in force on the local streams.
Many regions have adapted their rates for the vacations and offer day or weekly cards and even propose payment by vacation vouchers.
Rivers and streams are environments of exceptional natural richness that should be respected when returning your catch to the water. They are home to many species of fish, the most famous of which are trout and pike. Whether you prefer to fish with a jig, a lure or a fly, you’ll find what you’re looking for, and enjoy a great time with family and friends.