Water is omnipresent around the Pays de Fontenay in Vendée - come and discover all the pleasures of fishing!

Lake Mervent

Deep in the forest, experienced fishermen and hobby anglers can match wits with pike and perch from the shores of the lake, by boat or float-tube.

Signposted night fishing trails offer some unforgettable experiences.

Nearby, three other lakes (Vouvant, Lake Pierre-Brune and Lake Albert) make it a visit to remember for its diversity.

Fishing dock accessible at Mervent, near the Valley Bridge. Rent your boat for half a day or a full day at the Mervent Outdoor Leisure Centre.

The Marais Poitevin

Along the Vendée river, several fishing spots are accessible for you to practice your favourite pastime. Chaix, Velluire, Fontenay-le-Comte and lots of other villages have fishing spots along several hundred meters of very pleasant walkways along the water, among them the greenway linking Fontenay-le-Comte to Vellluire.

Practical information

All anglers must hold a named fishing card for the current year.


More information on regulations:

Fédération départementale de pêche