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The trout fishing season begins

The maximum catch is set at 4 trout more than 22 cm long per angler per day

11/05/2018 19:05

The trout fishing season in high mountain waters begins Saturday on 12 May, and continues until 2 September for fishing with kept catches, and until 14 October for catch and release fishing.

In glacial lakes, fishing is only permitted when the thawed surface is over 90%. In controlled kept catch fishing areas, the maximum catch is 4 trout measuring over 22 cm per angler per day.

Issue of fishing licenses and permits
Fishing licenses and permits can be obtained:

  • electronically through gencat Procedures.
  • in person at the Territorial Services and in the Regional Offices of the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Food (DARP).

Fishing permits can also be obtained in some mountain facilities that are partners with Fishing Societies.

Permitted tackle and baits
Line fishing with pellets is restricted this year, as it is only permitted in controlled catch and release fishing areas and free cash and release areas. The aim is for the trout caught at the end of the season to be released into the waters so that they can reproduce.

The season begins on 12 May and ends on 2 September

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