Opening periods of fishing

 

Overview of the fishing day

Practice of carp fishing at night

Opening periods on the hydraulic ways

Opening periods on the other watercourses

Opening periods on the Walloon lakes

Particular dispositions

 

Overview of the fishing day

Fishing is authorized one half hour before the sunrise to one half hour after the sundown. To know the ephemeris you can go to a website such http://www.ephemeride.com

 

éphémérides

 

 

Only exception, nocturnal carp fishing

A Walloon government decree authorizes carp fishing at night one half hour after the sundown till one half hour before the official hour of the sunrise with some conditions.

 

Hydraulic ways

 

Voies hydrauliques

 

 

Northern part of Wallonia

(North of the Sambre and Meuse line, these 2 watercourses included > View on a map)

 

Quand pêcher nord

 

Whitefish, brown trout and rainbow trout fishing is allowed between the 3rd Saterday of March and the September 30th included.

About fishing artic char and fontain salmon, it’s authorized from the 1st Saterday of June till the September 30th included.

The opening period for the pike, the perch, the pikeperch, the black-bass and the artic char is set from the 1st  Saterday of June till the December 31st included.

All the other species of fishes for which fishing is not strictly forbidden may be captured from the 1st Saterday of June till the Friday before the 3rd Saterday of March included.

Roach, rudd, common bream, gudgeon, carp, crucian carp, orfe, common bleak, tench fishing is allowed all year long.

 

Be carefull, between the 3rd Saterday of March and the Friday before the 1st Saterday of June, brown trout, rainbow trout and whitefish fisherman/woman must consider the following restrictions:

The fishing rod can only be equipped with a simple hook whose largest dimension cannot exceed 2 cm.

The living or dead fishes, the spoons or others artificial lures that can catch voracious fishes must be outcast, by exception of artificial no turning and no vibrant lures.

The same restrictions are applied for roach, rudd, bream, gudgeon, carp, crucian carp, orfe, common bleak and tench fishing

 

Southern part of Wallonia

(South of the Sambre and Meuse line > View on a map)

 

Quand pêcher sud

 

Brown trout, rainbow trout, artic char, fontain salmon and whitefish can be fished from the 1st Saterday of June till the 30th September included.

Pike, perch, pike-perch, black-bass and artic char can be fished from the 1st Saterday of June till the 31st December included.

All other species of fishes which fishing is not strictly forbidden can be fished from the 1st Saterday of June till the Friday before the 3rd Saterday of March included.

 

Other watercourses

 

Autres cours d'eau

 

Northern part of Wallonia

(North of the Sambre and Meuse line, these 2 watercourses included > View on a map)

 

Autres cours d'eau Nord

 

Following species can be fished from the 3rd Saterday of March till the September 30th included: brown trout, rainbow trout, artic char, fountain salmon and whitefish.

Pike, perch, pike-perch, black-bass and artic char can be captured from the 1st Saterday of June till the September 30th.

All other species of fishes can be captured from the 1st Saterday of June till the September 30thincluded.

 

Southern part of Wallonia

(South of the Sambre and Meuse line > View on a map)

 

Autres cours d'eau Sud

 

The opening period for brown trout fishing, rainbow trout, artic char, fountain salmon and whitefish is set from the 3rd Saterday of March till the September 30th included.

Pike, perch, pike-perch, black-bass and artic char fishing is allowed from the 1st Saterday of June till the September 30th included.

Gudgeon and minnow fishing is allowed from the 3rd Saterday of March till the September 30th included. All other species which fishing is not strictly forbidden can be captured from the 1st June till the September 30th included.

 

Lakes and other ponds

 

Lacs et autres points d'eau

Rosace

In the lakes of Bütgenbach, Neufchâteau, Nisramont, Robertville, Suxy, Warfaaz and also in the “Eau d’Heure lakes”: Falemprise, Féronval, Plate-Taille et Ry-Jaune, is catching all fishes allowed:

From the 1st October till the December 31st, except brown trout, rainbow trout, artic char, fountain salmon and whitefish.

From the 1st January till the Friday before the 3rd Saterday of March, except brown trout, rainbow trout, artic char, fountain salmon, whitefish, pike, perch, pike-perch, black-bass and artic char.

 

All fish or crayfish captured out of his opening period must immediately be returned to the water.

 

You’ll also be interest by : 

The Walloon fishing license

→ Places where fishing is allowed

→ Which species to fish ?

→ Allowed equipment and techniques

→ Listen to the sequence “Allo the fisherman, is fishing simple?”

Downloads

→ Download the brochure « Fishing is simple » (pdf file - 600 Ko)

→ Download the memory aid edited by the Walloon Public Service (pdf file - 1,3 Mo)

→ Consult the officious coordination (pdf file - 100 Ko)

Links

→ Surf on http://wallex.wallonie.be to obtain the complete legislation about fishing in Wallonia

(Thematic access – Nature and Woods – Fishing)

 

Voir aussi :

→ Podcast CIR
→ La pêche au féminin
→ Podcast saumon atlantique
→ Les poissons de nos rivières
→ Le permis de pêche wallon