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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...

'Gone fishing' – the French way!

'Gone fishing' – the French way!

Angling can provide a first class way of meeting French people, as Ron Cousins describes below in his account of what's what in the world of angling clubs in France

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The delights of sea fishing off the Atlantic Coast

The delights of sea fishing off the Atlantic Coast

There's nothing like a trip to the seaside here in SW France. Ron Cousins, our angling expert, introduces us to the delights of sea fishing off the Atlantic Coast… 

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A great day out for all the family

A great day out for all the family

Angling makes for a great family day out so our expert Ron Cousins shows us where to start...

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Fireside, waterside and fishing with carrots

Fireside, waterside and fishing with carrots

With Christmas around the corner, Ron Cousins rounds up the major new developments in the fishing tackle world, giving us plenty of ideas for angling presents – anglers’ wives and husbands and children, read on…

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The best of the region’s fishing for the spring

The best of the region’s fishing for the spring

Ron Cousins has been an ardent fisherman for 60 years, six of those in the Poitou-Charentes. This issue he takes a look at the best of the region’s fishing for the spring…

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The best places to go fishing in autumn

The best places to go fishing in autumn

Once the tourists have left and autumn is here, what are the best areas for fishing? Our expert, Ron Cousins, explains...

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Basic rules for fishing in France

Basic rules for fishing in France

The idea of spending languid summer afternoons in the cool shade of a riverbank can bring with it the desire to learn to fish or to dig out your dusty fishing tackle. So here, Ron Cousins explains the basic rules for fishing in France in the summertime...

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A bending fly rod and a leaping trout

A bending fly rod and a leaping trout

When spring arrives, Ron Cousins' thoughts – like any keen angler's during this season – turn to trout fishing. Read on to learn more about cultural references to this fish and to pick up his tips for successfully fishing trout in Poitou-Charentes...

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Sea fishing off the Poitou-Charentes Atlantic coast

Sea fishing off the Poitou-Charentes Atlantic coast

Ron Cousins takes us to the hot spots of the Charente Maritime coast, where sea fishing is on the programme...

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Fishing in Charente

Fishing in Charente

The river Charente provides miles of excellent, free fishing before flowing into Charente Maritime on its journey to sea. The wealth of fishing ranges from giant fish catfish, with a taste of a whole dead fish or a big bunch of worms, to wily small river trout that can only be caught on the tiniest of dry flies.

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