France’s rivers and lakes are managed by a vast network of fishing federations and associations to protect fish stocks and aquatic environments. These federations and associations also share a common objective, which is to promote the sport of fishing.

In the Pyrenees, and more specifically in the Occitanie region, the departmental fishing federations of the Pyrénées-Orientales (66), Aude (11) and Ariège (09) are working hard to achieve this. In the heart of these three departements, you’ll find a multitude of high-quality rivers and lakes, all managed with respect for the environment!

Fishing routes

Zones de pêche en Ariège

Fishing guides

To help you discover the competition venues and during your training, the WFFC France 2024 Commission has set up a partnership with Fly Fishing Guides.  By signing the Charter of Fly Fishing Guides, Partner of the WFFC France 2024, we guarantee the quality of the services offered to you, particularly a good level of knowledge of the training possibilities in the Occitanie region and the of fly fishing technics.

Please, Note that only AUTHORIZED and PROFESSIONNAL Fishing Guides are allowed to be hired and paid for Fishing Guide Services in France. Others are out of the French Law. 

The list and contact details of Fly Fishing Guides, partners of the WFFC France 2024 is available below.

The Fédération des Moniteurs Guides de Pêche has approved the WFFC France 2024 Fly Fishing Instructors’ Charter.

Fishing Licence

In France and during the WFFC FRANCE 2024, you must be the holder of an “adult + CHI stamp” fishing licence to be able to fish for pleasure at all the competition venues and in the 3 departements where the WFFC FRANCE 2024 will take place. This fishing licence is individual and mandatory.

This fishing licence is valid from 1 January to 31 December 2024 and allows you to fish in the départements where the WFFC FRANCE 2024 will be held! This fishing licence costs 110 euros per person.

To make it easier for you to obtain your fishing licence, we have set up a one-stop shop for this WFFC France 2024 event with the Fishing Federations of Departements of 66, 11 and 09. To obtain your card, please fill in the following form and pay by bank transfer (RIB on the registration form). Your fishing licence will be sent to you by e-mail within a few days.

Our lakes and rivers

A wide range of rivers and lakes are available to us for the WFFC FRANCE 2024. Here is a list of the various sites that are still being studied and that are likely to host this event.

As far as rivers are concerned, we are looking at all the possibilities on the Ariège (09), the Arac (09), the Vicdessos (09), the Hers (09), the Aude (11) and the Têt (66). As far as lakes are concerned, the Matemale, Puyvalador and Bouillouses reservoirs (by drift boat), as well as the Carlit and Camporeils sites (from the shore) in the Pyrénées-Orientales department (66), will be available for selection.

The 5 official sectors of the WFFC FRANCE 2024 will be decided and communicated during the first quarter of 2024 according to the conditions of the moment following the delicate period of drought that our country is currently going through.

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