La Poste des Gardes:

"The house is furnished beautifully. From the moment you walk through the door you know you are going to have a wonderful holiday."
Longère Louise:

“Lovely house, lovely stay! 
The location was perfect and the large garden was super for the children. The house is clearly well taken care of."

La Poste des Gardes:

“Beautiful house, perfectly presented, in a wonderful location. Much more than a holiday house - it is an entree into French village life."
Longère Louise:

"The cottage is stunningly beautiful and renovated to a very high standard. 
The gardens are private and totally relaxing."

La Poste des Gardes:

"A relaxing fun holiday in a home away from home. 
Our accommodation this year was the most comfortable and spacious we have experienced."


Longère Louise:

"If you are looking for an oasis of rustic French charm in the depth of the peaceful and rural countryside then this is the destination for you."
La Poste des Gardes:
 
"It was so comfortable that it was difficult to leave. The balcony is a real haven as the breeze from the river flows in and cools the hottest days."

Longère Louise:

"For us the real retreat was the haven just outside the front door, to sit there with all day sun or gain shade from the many plants."

La Poste des Gardes:

"A beautiful and well equipped house. It was superbly clean and had everything we needed at hand to keep a family of five very happy."


Longère Louise:

"Upstairs was a dream, two large romantic bedrooms, extremely comfortable beds/bedding along with the large downstairs bathroom."
La Poste des Gardes:

"From the beginning when you decide to concrete the quality of your holiday with staying at La Poste you will find the whole process seamless." 

Longère Louise:

"The garden is huge with lots to explore. We enjoyed lunch on the south-facing terrace and our evening meal on the west-facing terrace."

La Poste des Gardes:

"We adored the river terrace. It was a delightful start to the day and a relaxing end to the evening as well, after the children went to bed."

Longère Louise:

"An ideal retreat. It is beautifully presented with a super family size kitchen and a delightful garden for the children to play and explore in."

La Poste des Gardes:

"The house is absolutely gorgeous, well equipped and very clean; it catered easily for six adults and a baby.
We will definitely return."

Longère Louise:

"The house itself is in a quiet hamlet with only a few neighbours. You are surrounded by fields of corn and sunflowers. Idyllic!"

La Poste des Gardes:

"Perfect! Right from arriving it was relaxing. The house is comfortable, well equipped and the river terrace was definitely our favourite spot."

Longère Louise:

"Spectacular! A wonderful holiday meeting all my expectations and more. We achieved relaxtion - very rare for a mother of three!"

La Poste des Gardes:

"Availles is wonderful to walk around - all sorts of loops and little tracks present themselves. The village is much larger than it first appears."
Longère Louise:

"Tranquil hamlet, beautiful cottage, spacious garden, perfect stay! A wonderful holiday in a charming cottage. We'd love to do it again"
La Poste des Gardes:

"The house is beautifully located in the town and furnished to the very highest of standards, having everything you would need for a holiday."

Longère Louise:

"Super retreat in the Vienne! Home comforts abound, comfortable beds supplied, kitchen fully equipped. All you need is your food and drink."

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Poitou-Charentes Gîtes ... Your Way

ON YOUR DOORSTEP

Availles-Limouzine is situated on the southern border of the Vienne Département, right on the banks of the magnificent wide and shallow River Vienne, from which the Département derives its name of course. Availles is proud to offer world-class angling facilities and hosts numerous national and international competitions. Fishing really doesn't get better than this. Access to fishing is very easy along the banks of this magnificent river and allows for several types of fishing, such as "bolognaise", "anglaise", "feeder" and "coup à la canne".   Availles-Limouzine is a veritable haven for fishermen, not only due to its wonderful international fixed-line fishing areas but also due to its night carp fishing areas.

Availles-Limouzine is situated on the southern border of the Vienne Département, right on the banks of the magnificent wide and shallow River Vienne, from which the Département derives its name of course. Availles is proud to offer world-class angling facilities and hosts numerous national and international competitions.

Map showing the proximity of La Poste to the main fishing circuits in Availles-Limouzine

 

The magnificent River Vienne rolls into Availles from the Millevaches plateau in the Limousin. It is a wide and imposing river and has become a "petit paradis" for angleers over the last decades. The Vienne is approximately 120 metres wide upstream and approximately 200 metres wide downstream. The current is average in springtime and much slower during the summer season. The dam at Jousseau allows for five kilometrres of 500 international coarse fishing spots, where the water depth can be as low as 20cm. La Poste des Gardes is located directly upstream on the River Vienne where you will find depths of less than one metre. Further downstream the depth can be up to 5 metres with a few deeper pools of up to 8 metres. The international fishing circuit is around 1.60 metres to 2 metres deep. The carp night fishing circuit is around 4 to 5 metres deep on average.

The main species of fish that can be caught in Availles are: stud, rudd, nase, bleak, dace, spirlin, roach, chub, tench, barbel, bream, carp, catfish, frank perch, sun perch, ruffe, bass, perch and pike. The newsagent in the village sells a wide variety of fishing equipment and all the necessary licences and the Tourist Information Office can also provide you with information to make the most out of your fishing trips.

Map showing the night fishing locations just outside the village near La Poste

Map showing the night fishing locations just outside the village near La Poste


 FURTHER AFIELD

 

The River Clouère is narrow, averaging 2 to 4 metres throughout its course in the canton. It passes through the villages of Availles-Limouzine, Pressac and Saint Martin Ars. Its depth varies from a few centimeters upstream on entering the Département to between 50 centimetres to 1 metre downstream with some deeper parts towards the end of the circuit. The species of fish present are: stud, rudd, roach, bleak, minnow, barbel, chub, tench, bream, carp, catfish, frank perch, sun perch, ruffe, a few black bass, perch and pike. The River Clain is a minor river, ranging from 2 to 5 metres wide. It flows through the nearby communes of Pressac, Mauprévoir and Saint Martin L'Ars. The depth ranges from a few centimetres to a few tens of centimetres where it enters the Département upstream. Downstream it ranges from under 50 centimetres to 1 metre with some deeper pools. The village of Pressac offers a lake along the road to Chardat. The species you can catch in the Clain are: stud, rudd, bleak, roach, minnow, chub, tench, bream, carp, catfish, frank perch, sun perch, ruffe, bass, perch and pike.

The River Clouère is narrow, averaging 2 to 4 metres throughout its course in the canton. It passes through the villages of Availles-Limouzine, Pressac and Saint Martin Ars. Its depth varies from a few centimeters upstream on entering thepartement to between 50 centimetres to 1 metre downstream with some deeper parts towards the end of the circuit. The species of fish present are: stud, rudd, roach, bleak, minnow, barbel, chub, tench, bream, carp, catfish, frank perch, sun perch, ruffe, a few black bass, perch and pike.

 

Pont Creusé Lake at Saint Martin L'Ars is a 2.5 hectare lake with an average depth of 1 meter 40. Daily fishing licences are available for around 5 euros and you can obtain fishing charts. The species available are: rudd, roach, chub, tench, bream, carp, catfish, perch, bass, pike, pike more trout rainbow sky when released casual.

The River Payroux is narrow, averaging 2 to 5 meters along its route through the canton. It passes through the villages of Pressac and Mauprévoir. Its depth ranges from a few centimeters to a few tens of centimeters upstream where it enters thepartement. It is less than 1 meter downstream with some deeper pools in places along the way.

There is a lake in the village of Mauprévoir (behind the hall) with an average depth of less than 1 metre to 1 metre 20. The main fish species in the Payroux are: stud, rudd, bleak, roach, minnow, chub, tench, bream, carp, catfish, frank perch, sun perch, ruff, black-bass, zander and pike.


Pont Creusé Lake at Saint Martin L'Ars is a 2.5 hectare lake with an average depth of 1 meter 40. Daily fishing licences are available for around 5 euros and you can obtain fishing charts. The species available are: rudd, roach, chub, tench, bream, carp, catfish, perch, bass, pike, pike more trout rainbow sky when released casual.

 

 


ALL INFORMATION AND PHOTOS COURTESY OF LA CARPE AVAILLAISE

AND FEDERATION DE LA VIENNE POUR LA PECHE

 PLEASE VISIT THEIR INFORMATIVE SITES FOR MORE ON LOCAL FISHING

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