Campervan fishing trips in Auvergne
Auvergne region is drained with more than 10 000 km of 1st category rivers, flowing in a still untamed landscape. We are literally at the core of France’s water tower, with a multitude of wild trout-teeming rivers running through volcanos, lakes and valleys. There are so many kinds of rivers than you will be free to hop from one to another all along your trip. In addition to its rivers and lakes, Auvergne is also a particularly favourable setting for travelling by campervan. In its ubiquitous greenery which hides breathtaking landscapes, you will find a plethora of nightspots to park your campervan and bivouac during your fishing weekend.
The fish of Auvergne
Rivers in Auvergne are filled with the wild fario trout, a famously challenging fish, be it for the specific technical skills its fishing requires, or, if you are lucky enough to strike one, for its fighting spirit once caught. Some adult fario trouts can reach even one meter in length… Planning a fishing weekend in Auvergne holds a promise of exciting moments!
Jacques, your fishing guide in Auvergne
Jacques is a member of the French Federation of Guides. He works as a fishing guide in his native region, which demonstrates his profound knowledge of the local rivers, from mountains brooks to main flat rivers (Allier, Sioule, Dore, Dordogne, Les Couzes, Alagnon to name but a few). And yet, as strong as the love of his homeland and local rivers may be, he’s been lately setting off to explore mythical fishing spots in Scotland, Spain, Ireland, Mongolia, Patagonia, New-Zealand, Croatia, Slovania or Finland. From dry fishing to nymph fishing, Jacques is a fly fishing’s enthusiast and will enjoy teaching you the local techniques with natural baits in still water. Whether you are a beginner or an expert fisherman, Jacques knows how to share his knowledge and tailor his teaching to your needs. To learn more about Jacques, go and discover his world.
A typical day with Jacques
The guided days are organised in accordance with the water levels and weather conditions to make sure that you always fish in the most optimal environment. Your fishing day will start with a friendly chat about your knowledge and previous experience, to better understand what you would like to discover during the trip and which skills you would like to learn or improve. Jaques will then provide you with a fishing gear (rods, waders, flies, nymphs) and lead you to the selected fishing spots. There he will either carry out a technical training or simply provide you with some extra information, depending on your needs and wishes. Aware that a good fisherman is also a big eater, you will take a break with an abundant picnic that Jacques has fixed for you. Afterwards, he will introduce you to a surprise new technic, in the same good spirits as before. Since he doesn’t limit his assistance to the organised weekend he supervises, Jacques will remain available to reach by phone whenever you might need his help all along your fishing journey.