Professionnal Fly Fishing Guide and Instructor
Wild brown trout Fly Fishing in Brittany
Finistère holds more than 4500 km of first class rivers which give us a lot of choices!
I offer my fly fishing guide service in southern Brittany on a wide variety of rivers in the department but also on the Scorff (56), on section that I selected for their potential, the beauty of the places but also their population of wild brown trout. It should be known that in southern Brittany, it is only patrimonial management since many years which means that is only 100% wild brown trout fisheries. Whether you are beginner, confirmed or expert, I offer my services for all the techniques that fly fishing offers: dry fly, wet fly, streamer, or french nymphing, ... Techniques that I practice since 1993 in France and abroad.
Brown trout Fly Fishing in Southern Brittany
Level: I teach and guide for every fishermen level from beginner to expert anglers.
Season: From mid-March to mid-September
Schedule: 9:30 to 18:30/19:00 (so 8 hours of guidance)
Rates: 270€ a day depending on the guiding service you choose. Degressive rates depending on number of people.
Typical program for a trout guided day: (I personnaly tailored each guided days to offer you the best service)
- Reading the water and find the good spots
- Knowledge of aquatic flies and invertebrates
- Learning / improvement of casting (straight, rolled, reverse, curved, ...)
- Fishing techniques (wet fly, streamer, dry fly, french nymphing, ...) according to your wishes and level
- Equipment, construction of the line, tippet,...
- Ecology and environment
My selection of rivers
Elle and Isole River(29)
The area of Quimperlé has a large river system, which offers a wide selection of rivers often known for Atlantic salmon but which are also very interesting for wild brown trout fishing. The upper stretches of the Elle River is a good example of what southern Brittany has to offer with beautiful areas for trout, but also on the Isole river, its main tributary, a real paradise for trout fishing in a wild valley. These rivers offer a great diversity of landscapes, profiles, synonymous of a quality diversified fishing. Depending on the season, I will take you out to discover the landscape and fishing potential of these rivers of renown.
Quimper Rivers (29)
Quimper, which is written "Kemper" in Breton means confluence. Indeed, the Odet River receives the Steir River coming from the west and Jet River coming from the East. These three rivers are all different in terms of profile, width and length and allow to practice a varied fishing throughout the season. The magnificent stretch of "Stangala", located on the Odet River just above Quimper is a good example. Very beautiful section with many blocks and good looking spots. In another style the Jet River, is a small river which flows peacefully and where the deep holes welcome beautiful trout and sometimes salmon. The Steir is a mixed river with beautiful currents, pretty pits and a very interesting varied fishing.
Scorff River (56)
The Scorff, also famous for its salmon, flows in a valley near the Elle River, in Morbihan (56) and is very close and complementary. Between Pont Callec and Pont-Scorff, the sectors follow one to another and offer a great diversity of stretches populated with beautiful wild brown trout. The average trout size is generally higher on the Scorff than on the majority of Breton rivers. Whether dry fly, french nymphing or wet fly everything is possible. From mid-May until the end of the season, the beautiful specimens come out to feed. It's time to go on the water for action.
Aven River and Ster-Goz Creek(29)
The Aven is a typical small charming river of Brittany. It flows between Scaer and Pont Aven. It is a small river (5 to 8m), fairly fast because of a higher slope, with varied profiles offering a wide variety of stretches populated with beautiful wild brown trout. The dry fly fishing is best from April and offers great times throughout the season. French nymphing can also be possible to catch many trout when they are less active on the surface. The Ster-Goz, its main tributary, is a small creek, very interesting too for trout fishing on dries, emergent and nymph. A short rod of 7 to 8 feet is ideal for technical and exciting fishing for the versatile and acurate fisherman !