The Poitevin Marshes and its 4,000 kilometres of canals offers a ideal setting for fishing. On foot or by boattranquillity, lush vegetation and fish are always there. To discuss the subject, I went to meet the manager of the fishing shop "Au bon pêcheur" located in the village of Magne. Daniel Roy, the shopkeeper, talks about the main reasons why the wet marsh is so important, between Niort and Arçaisa place for paradise for all anglers amateurs and experts.

Romain Gaillard
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01. What species of fish can be caught in the Poitevin Marshes ?

Daniel Roy : There is a wide variety of white fish (roach, bream, carass, tench, carp), of carnivorous (pike, pike-perch, perch, black-bass, catfish). Even if it is rare, Eel is also present in the canals. The marsh is also invaded of American crayfish that children love, because they're so easy to play with. fishing with the help of a scale.

Romain Gaillard
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02. Where would you recommend fishing in the Venise Verte?

Daniel Roy : Between Niort and Arçais, the Sèvre niortaise flows peacefully through a number of peaceful villages, including Magné and Coulon. Ancient towpaths run alongside the Sèvre, providing easy access to the water for all ages. fishermen. I often advise my clients to take the Sèvre Niortaise section after the Irleau bridge in the direction of Arçais. The area is quiet and well cleared. The Canal du Grand Coin after CoulonThis narrow and very shady area is also renowned for the variety of fish species found there.

Romain Gaillard
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03. Can you fish all year round in the Marais Poitevin?

Daniel Roy : The fishing of certain species of fish is regulated. This applies to carnivorous fish. Each year, their fishing is prohibited during their breeding season, i.e. between the last weekend in January and 1 January.er May. La eel fishing is also closed between 1er September and 31 March. For all other species, fishing is free all year round.

For fishing in the Marais Poitevinyou must hold a fishing licence annual, weekly or daily, available from all listed distributors (shops or associations), or on the internet.

Romain Gaillard
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04. As a local shopkeeper, you must have a few fishing records to share with us?

Daniel Roy : Since I moved to Magne in 1986, some fine specimens have always been caught in the Sèvre Niortaise, most recently in the vicinity of Magne :

  • In 2009, a 35 cm pole between Magne and Coulon
  • In 2014, a 1m05 pike near the Magné drawbridge and a pike-perch of about 1 metre near the Irleau bridge!

Would you like to beat those records? The Marais Poitevin is waiting for you!

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