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Fishing spots in the Lot

The Lot, both a department and an emblematic river of the South-West of France, is of infinite natural wealth. Fishing, among the activities to do in the Lot, is even king there since Occitanie has 400 km of 2nd category rivers, 1500 km of 1st category streams as well as numerous lakes and ponds! The preserved environment of the Lot is home to a variety of recreational or sport fishing spots of rare authenticity, follow the guide to the heart of this fishing paradise.
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Streams From the Lot

Rivers, rivers, streams… the Lot department has identified more than 1,000 watercourses!

The Lot River

It is the must-see of the region, the Lot a fishing destination which promises great catches. The river classified 2nd category is rich in carp which can reach 30 kg, white fish and predatory fish (pike, zander, catfish, black bass, etc.).

The Célé

Main tributary of the Lot, Le Célé, also known for its Via Ferrata course, is a fishing spot in the Lot multiple. Classified 1st category and rich in trout upstream of Figeac, it then passes to 2nd category. It is then a paradise for gudgeons, chubs, dace, barbel… and other species.

The Dordogne

This ultra-fishy river is every fishermen's dream. Its fresh and oxygenated waters are home to magnificent trout, among other things. The Dordogne River also attracts pike and perch into its backwaters as well as carp and various white fish. In the Dordogne Valley you will also like the Ségala, Xaintrie and Causse streams.
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The best fishing spots In the Lot

This non-exhaustive list will give you an indication of the fishing spots in the Lot to favor in this exceptional territory.


The ideal fishing spot is located near the Moulin de Coty at the Lot loop, an area labeled "Parcours Pêche Passion" (2.5 km) which goes as far as the Pont Valentré. On the program are carp, zander, black bass and other species (barbles, roach, bleak, gudgeon, chub, tench, etc.) to be caught from one of the 20 stations. Also up for grabs are no-kill pike over 1m!


This magnificent no-kill carp spot on Le Lot near Tour-de-Faure will delight fishermen at any time of the day or night. The environment enhanced by the medieval village leaning against the cliff makes the journey unforgettable.

Saint-Sernin Lake (Montcuq)

To you pike, zander, black bass, perch, trout, carp and other fish present in numbers on the 4.3 ha of this 2nd category lake labeled "Family fishing course" and disabled fishing. The fishing spots of Surgié, Laumel pond… you will be spoiled for choice in this department which has around thirty fish lakes!

Moulin de Guiral ponds

This fishing spot in the Lot, accessible to all without a license or equipment, is in fact a fish farming area. On the program carp, trout and roach in abundance!

Also head to Le Vers, renowned for its wealth of wild trout, the best spots of which are located upstream. Also take advantage of the Lot for no-kill carp fishing in Saint-Géry. You will also like the Figeac fly fishing spot on Le Célé or the no-kill rainbow trout spot on the Girou river in Cénevières.

Techniques and tips To fish in the Lot

The Lot offers you multiple opportunities to catch fish all year round, day and night. It's up to you to choose your technique, your fishing spot in the Lot and vary the pleasures. Coarse fishing, fly fishing, no-kill fishing, boat fishing or light craft (kayak, float-tube, etc.), everything is possible! The department is known for its numerous slipways as well as its handifishing pontoons. All you need to do is bring a fishing license and follow the regulations. Do not hesitate to contact the Lot Fishing Federation which will give you all the details (opening dates, river flow rates, etc.).

Get ready to experience unforgettable moments in the Lot where fishing is shared with family and friends. Why not book a stay at Camping Lot Les Hirondelles, ideally located between La Dordogne and Le Lot and just 15 km from the Laumel pond? This 4-star outdoor hotel connected to nature promises authentic holidays perfectly adapted to the values of fishermen and the welcome of their loved ones.