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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.
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
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 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 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 the Département. 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.
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