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With its miles of river banks, plentiful lakes and unspoilt Atlantic coast, south west France is ideal for anglers of all varieties. Let our resident fishing expert show you where to fish throughout the year - there's nothing like local knowledge to make sure you make the most of your angling hours...

Preparing for the start of the fishing season

Preparing for the start of the fishing season

With the arrival of the new fishing season, Ron Cousins gives us an insight into what to expect on the opening day…

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The banks of the Charente

The banks of the Charente

Raising a glass on the banks of the Charente is becoming a tradition for Ron Cousins…

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The best fishing areas once the tourists have gone...

The best fishing areas once the tourists have gone...

Once the tourists have gone, you can return to your favourite fishing areas. Ron Cousins shows us some of the best places tp fish from October onwards...

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Some of the best places to fish

Some of the best places to fish

Ron Cousins explores the best places in and around the region to catch the fish you’ve always dreamed of…

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The autumn season for anglers

The autumn season for anglers

With autumn upon us, Ron Cousins investigates what the season ahead brings for anglers across the region…

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How to make a day’s fishing a family affair

How to make a day’s fishing a family affair

Ron Cousins has been an ardent fisherman for 60 years, six of those in south west France. Here he shows us how to make a day’s fishing a family affair around the region... 

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How to begin angling here in SW France

How to begin angling here in SW France

What do you need to get started with fishing here in south west France? Ron explains...

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A trip to the tackle shop

A trip to the tackle shop

As spring arrives, Ron Cousins takes a trip to the tackle shop to prepare for the angling season ahead…

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The arrival of the trout season

The arrival of the trout season

Our angling expert Ron Cousins looks forward to the arrival of the trout season and shows you how to get off to a flying start…

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Ron's favourite fishing spots

Ron's favourite fishing spots

Ron Cousins takes us across the Charente border to one of his favourite fishing spots...

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