Legislation

Fishing season dates, the different permits and where to obtain them, permitted times of fishing, permitted methods of fishing.
 
OPEN SEASON DATES 2019
ZANDER (PIKE-PERCH): Category 1 waters: 9th March – 15th September. Category 2 waters: 1st January - 10th March and 27 April – 31st December.
 
PIKE: Category 1 waters: 27th april – 15th September. Category 2 waters: 1st January - 27th January and 27th april – 31st December.
 
BROWN TROUT, RAINBOW TROUT, SALMON TROUT, ARCTIC CHAR: Category 1 waters: 9th March – 15h September. Category 2 waters: 9 March – 15th September.
 
FISHING PERMITS
The subscription for the "Protection du Milieu Aquatique" is collected by buying a stamp for the Fishing Permit. It is an annual subscription and covers all permits held. 
  • ADULT FISHING PERMIT: An annual permit allowing the holder to fish on Category 1 waters (1 rod only) and Category 2 waters (up to 4 rods). This permit entitles the holder to fish using all methods: fixed line, casting, artificial fly, live bait, dead fish or simulated fish bait, frogs, lures, night carp fishing, etc. Price €75
  • ADULT FISHING PERMIT (INTERDEPARTMENTAL E.G.H.O.): This annual permit is valid within the 34 departments that are members of the E.G.H.O. ("l'Entente Halieutique du Grand Ouest) as well as the 36 departments of the "Club Halieutique" having the same conditions as the ADULT FISHING PERMIT. Price €96. It is possible to buy a "Permit E.G.H.O" (€30) as a supplement to a regular permit enabling the holder to fish in the departments belonging to the E.G.H.O.
  • WOMENS PROMOTIONAL INTRODUCTORY FISHING PERMIT: An annual permit that allows the holder to fish using one rod only in Category 1 and Category 2 waters. All styles of fishing. This permit is valid for all departments in the E.G.H.O. and "Club Halieutique" without the need of any other permit. The holders of this permit who come from departments not members of the E.G.H.O. and "Club Halieutique" are allowed to fish in Saône et Loire. Price €33.
  • YOUNG PERSONS FISHING PERMIT (12 – 18 years of age): An annual permit allowing the holder to fish on Category 1 waters (1 rod only) and Category 2 waters (up to 4 rods). All styles of fishing. This permit is valid for all departments in the E.G.H.O. and "Club Halieutique" without the need of any other permit. The holders of this permit who come from departments not members of the E.G.H.O. and "Club Halieutique" are allowed to fish in Saône et Loire. Price €20.
  • CHILDS PERMIT (under 12 years of age): An annual permit that allows the holder to fish using one rod only in Category 1 and Category 2 waters. All styles of fishing. This permit is valid for all departments in the E.G.H.O. and "Club Halieutique" without the need of any other permit. The holders of this permit who come from departments not members of the E.G.H.O. and "Club Halieutique" are allowed to fish in Saône et Loire. Price €6.
  • HOLIDAY PERMIT: This card is valid for a period of 7 consecutive days from any dates between 1st June and the 31st December and allows the holder to fish on Category 1 waters (1 rod only) and Category 2 waters (up to 4 rods). This permit is valid for all departments in the E.G.H.O. and "Club Halieutique" without the need of any other permit. Price €32.
  • DAY FISHING PERMIT: A one day permit, valid between 1st June and the 31st December and allows the holder to fish on Category 1 waters (1 rod only) and Category 2 waters (up to 4 rods). Price €9.70.

POINTS OF SALE

Crazy Pêche
16 rue de la République
71350 VERDUN SUR LE DOUBS
Tel : + 33 (0)3 85 91 53 68

Tabac Presse 
11 rue de la République
71350 VERDUN SUR LE DOUBS
Tel : + 33 (0)3 85 91 51 94

Association de pêche "La dorade" 
18 Rue de Molaise
71350 ÉCUELLES
Tel : + 33 (0)3 85 91 50 70

Tabac Presse 
35 rue du bourg
71620 ST MARTIN EN BRESSE
Tel : + 33 (0)3 85 47 73 37

Tabac Presse Alimentation
23 route de Dôle
71620 DAMEREY
Tel : + 33 (0)3 85 47 51 05

BAR RESTAURANT « Au Goujon Frétillant »
4, place de la Mairie
71270 NAVILLY
Tel : + 33 (0)3 85 47 03 80

Tabac-presse l’essent’Ciel-Proxi
10, rue du Bourg
71350 – CIEL
Tél : +33 (0)3.85.91.86.91

 
PERMITTED FISHING HOURS
Fishing is only permitted from 30 minutes before sunrise until 30 minutes after sunset, whatever method of fishing is being employed.
 
PROCEDURES AND METHODS OF FISHING PERMITTED Article R436 – 2
In Category 1 waters you can use a rod and line with a maximum of two hooks, a single line or, for crayfish, a maximum of six drop nets per fisher.
In public domain Category 2 waters you can use a rod and line with a maximum of two hooks up to a maximum of four rods which must be in the proximity of the fisher: drop nets for crayfish up to a maximum of six per fisher: a carafe or bottle designed to trap Minnows or other small fish to serve as bait with a maximum capacity of 2 litres.
In private domain Category 2 waters you can use a net of 2 metres square with a minimum mesh of 35mm, or a bottom line with a maximum of three lines with no more than six hooks on each. These must not be baited with live bait or dead fish bait.
 
PROHIBITIONS
The following are forbidden:
  •  Fishing by hand or ice fishing
  •  Surface line fishing
  •  The use of "Klonck" devices
  •  The use of maggots or other larvae of the Diptera family on Category 1 waters
  •  The use of protected species of fish or undersize fish as bait. The use of Bull-head is also forbidden.
  •  The baiting of hooks with harmful species of fish.