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Trout opening soon: Everything you need to know for a successful season

The opening of trout fishing 

It is an event awaited by many fishing enthusiasts every year. This is the time when rivers and lakes wake up after winter, providing anglers with the opportunity to track down these combative fish. In this article, we provide you with all the essential information to properly prepare for this new season.

1. Opening date : Saturday March 9, 2024

  • The legislator sets the opening date at second Saturday in March in all of France.
  • You will be able to make your first throws half an hour before sunrise (i.e. from 6:46 a.m. in Paris, 7:13 a.m. in Brest and 6:24 a.m. in Strasbourg).
  • Note that in the mountain lakes , the opening may be delayed by a few weeks depending on the department.

2. Cost of fishing :

  • To fish for trout on March 9, you must have a fishing license .
  • Prices vary from 7 euros for children under 12 years old 110 euros for an interfederal card.
  • You can also opt for a daily permit .
  • Present your dematerialized card via the application Generation Fishing for more practicality.

3. Specific regulations :

  • Each river has its particularities in terms of mesh (minimum fish size) and quota (number of fish allowed).
  • Check out the AAPPMA (Approved Fishing and Aquatic Environment Protection Associations) or fishing federations to find out the local rules.
  • The paths no-kill are favored for the preservation of trout populations.

In summary, prepare now for the trout opening. Choose your AAPPMA, check local rules and don't forget your fishing license. Happy season to all trout lovers! 🎣🌿

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