Carp, Catfish and more ..........
The Lot is a Fishermans paradise. Flowing 480km through stunning scenery and ranging between 80m -150m wide. Much of the river is managed by locks so is very slow moving, with depths considerably greater than 10m in places.
If you wish to take a break from the river there are a number of fishing lakes locally to explore.
The river has an abundance of specimen Carp up to 25kgs (60lbs) and Catfish to over 42kgs (100lbs). It's also alive with Pike, Perch, Chub, Black Bass, Bream, Ide/Orfe, Roach, Tench and Barbel - all providing a wonderful coarse fishing experience. Fishing on the Lot is very popular because of the variety of fish and possibility of fishing most of the year. Unlike many areas in France, night fishing is permitted on the Lot.
Lasclottes has around 150m of river frontage, with numerous places accessible from the grounds (two have pontoons where two can fish in comfort). There are also specialist fishing boats available to hire locally. Either tethered for static fishing or drifting with the very slow current, what a wonderful way to spend the day. Night fishing is also permitted from the bank at Lasclottes. So if you want to fish locally or venture further Lasclottes provides the ideal base.
Lasclottes opened in 2018 and those who fished the river had a great time with notable bags of Carp with a number over 10kg (22lb). David was proud of his 23lb specimen caught from the pontoon. David returned in 2019 with his family, this time landing 8 fish four of which were Carp over 30lb and a Catfish of 39 lb. The largest 2019 Catfish to date is 59lb caught by Mark below.
The River at Lasclottes
A 2.5m Pram Dingy with small Bison electric trolling motor and battery is available for use by fisherman locally. Often used to place baits accurately or when playing a large fish. It is available for £100 per week - please reserve when booking.
Permits & Help
The river Lot is a public fishery - so a licence must be obtained. Holiday permits can be purchased for one or two weeks (they are not expensive) and can be bought online or from the local tackle shop, when you arrive. A licence allows you to fish with upto four rods.
The Lot Anglers' Federation has a very informative website in English and French with a complete list of all the Lot's angling waters, calendar of events for adults and children, a list of dedicated angling guides, all the regulations and links to enable you to order your fishing licence online - www.pechelot.com
The local specialist fishing shop is just 5km away, where they are happy to provide local advice on tackle and the key locations. If you would rather not haul your tackle here we have put together a specimen package for hire which includes:
2 x 13 ft, 3lb test curve rods
2 x bait runner reels
1 x buzz-bar set up with bite indicators
1x 2 man bivvy
1 x fishing bed
1 x steel framed fishing box/seat
1 x landing net
1 x unhooking mat and scales
Just bring your terminal tackle!
The above package is available at £85 per week (plus £100 deposit) - 2 sets are available, please reserve at the time of booking.