Penlan Gites, self catering Gite accomodation for couples in Western Brittany

Penlan Huella, 29590 Lopérec, Finistère, France. Tel 0033(0)298811249.

Finistere is one of the best places for fishing in France. It boasts miles of coast and fast flowing rivers, canals, lakes and reservoirs. Whatever your preference our Gîtes at Penlan are ideally placed for your fishing holiday. It starts with a short walk down the track to the river Douffine a popular river for fly fishing/light spinning for Brown and Rainbow trout.

Ten minutes away the River Aulne offers miles of coarse and predator fishing and is a good river to catch Bream, Roach, Carp, Gudgeon, and in the lower stretches near Chàteaulin, Atlantic Salmon from mid March to September/October.

Take to the coast and try fishing for sea bass using fly, lure or bait. Surfcasting in the summer for Gilthead sea bream; just some of the opportunities available to you. Access to the fish is within the reach of most anglers fishing from the shorelines of estuaries and bays around Finistere, Brittany. Sea Bass fishing is available all-year round weather depending.

If you are looking for those specimen fish then you are better looking for guided fishing trips as the seas around the coast can be treacherous if you don’t know what you are doing.

Licences are not required for sea fishing and freshwater permits are readily available from tabacs, Decathlon sporting goods stores, or local fishing association offices. Day licences ‘carte journalière’ are available at €10 per day, and from June to September, the one week  holiday licence ‘carte vacance’ is available for €30. Some waters such as the Reservoir St Michel require an additional permit for either day (€10) or for those wishing to fish this lake more often, an annual permit (€20) in addition to the departmental licence.

All images on this page courtesy of Sam Davis

Fishing Holiday in Brittany