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The Villedieu Basin : a haven of peace and serenity for fishing

A leisure known and reputed in La Manche
La Fédération Départementale de Pêche of the Manche improves and manages the Sienne-Soulles section. This vast sloped basin is composed of valleys often majestic, fed by a pretty network of fascinating streams. Amongst them, is La Soulles, which joins le Havre at Montmartin-sur-Mer before merging and pouring into the Sienne and the Airou. This last river is a natural joy known in Europe, which sees each year one of the first batches of young Atlantic salmon arrive in the area.
Water course categories

Pêche en famille
The river La Sienne is classed as a premier category and is over 80 kms long, from the Saint Sever forest (community of Coulouvray-Boisbenâtre), to the Pont Rouge, on its way to Gavray. The principal tributaries of the Sienne in first category are the Gièze, the Bérence, the Airou, the Vannes, the Malfiance, the Boscq, the Thar (from the source of the axe Granville-Avranches - RD 973), the Soulles, from Montabot to Coutances and its tributaries. La Sienne is classed as a second category from the Pont Rouge to the Moulin de Hyenville (private domain) but equally from the Moulin de Hyenville to the Pont Neuf, over 3 kms (public domain). Le Thar, near the RD 973 and the Soulles, from the overflow of the Vicquet (at Coutances) to Pont de la Rocque.

Different methods of fishing

Pêche en étangFrom the level of the ponds, Montaigu les Bois are 1,2 hectares. In closed water, these ponds are open from 1st January to 31st October and follow a specific guidelines and are displayed here. An additional supplement is demanded to go to this pond. A fishing circuit exists over the Sienne to Hambye, 1,2 km and mounts and dips to the bridge at the Abbey of Hambye. The rules are on display here.
To learn or improve fishing and its requirements, you can make a nature fishing workshop, with Monsieur Serge Colin tel: 02 33 51 80 99.

To know all the fishing possibilities in La Manche, consult the website of the Fédération Départementale de Pêche de la Manche.

Fishing in La Manche as a tourist activity

With Manche Tourisme, on sea, in fresh water or on foot, there exists several ways to benefit from the leisure of fishing. Alone, or with others, you can equally be accompanied by professionals who will be able to transmit all the necessary tips to practice good fishing, respecting the resources. Advice, practical information, sites and equipment, discover all the right addresses to do fishing in La Manche on the Manche Tourisme website.


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