Often referred to as the Devon of France you can’t go wrong choosing your fishing cottages in Normandy. The climate is generally temperate with sunny summers to enjoy beautiful beaches and the peace and solitude at many countryside fishing lakes and rivers. There is so much to do and see as well as fishing, everyone will have a wonderful holiday, and the best way to enjoy this rich historic region is to stay in a self-catering fishing holiday cottage in Normandy.
By using the extensive feature list you can easily find your perfect one such as detached with an enclosed garden if taking children or pets or near the coast with a sea view. Many of the holiday cottages with fishing in Normandy are near some lovely venues and fly fishermen and women will be spoilt for choice with wonderful chalk streams and rivers such as the Risle, Charentonne and Andelle. They flow through beautiful countryside, past cafes and restaurants to meet up in the evening and discuss the ‘catch of the day’. Just outside Caen on the rivers Odon and Orne you can find a lovely spot along the bank to catch decent sized Barbel. Caen has a rich architectural heritage, founded by William the Conqueror in the 11th century and has some remarkable monuments to explore. This is one of Normandy’s most important cities and a delightful place to visit.
Only 3 miles from Bayeux is the Truite du Moulin on the banks of the River Drome where you can enjoy fishing in a pretty setting. At the nearby Chateau de Martragny you can do some evening fishing in the pond. During the day visit this charming town and see the famous Bayeux Tapestry, 70 metres long and gloriously displayed in a large oval hall.
The sea fishermen should head for seaside resorts such as La Haye du Puits, delightful Granville or Cherbourg-Octeville. You can easily find a sunny sheltered spot to catch sea bass amongst many other edible fish. Cherbourg is at the tip of the Cotentin Peninsula with a tranquil coastal landscape and sweeping dunes and boasts an outstanding aquarium and sea museum. The coast is known as a bass heaven whether fishing from the shore or a boat so you will be in for some wonderful fishing and may even catch your evening meal!
There are so many quality Carp Fisheries in Normandy, try Lac Clement which is within a comfortable driving distance of the main ferry ports. The 7 acre lake was created 35 years ago and over time the surroundings have flourished to make this a beautiful secluded fishery. You can fish 24 hours a day and catch carp up to 50Ibs!!
We have barely scratched the surface of Normandy and haven’t even mentioned the historic capital of Rouen, a port city on the River Seine. As well as being a premium fishing destination Normandy really does have something for everyone, come and see for yourself, you will be delighted at what there is in store.