What to fish ?
The legislation has been modified since March 2021. Please consult the French version of the site, for the latest updates before full translation of the site to be sure to have the correct information
Fishing some species is totally forbidden in Wallonia !
This is the case of :
|European flounder||European river lamprey||Sea lamprey|
|Ocean trout||Atlantic salmon||Redclaw|
Since June 15th 2006, every eel caught must be returned to the water regardless of its length. This arrangement is motivated by the food security following the analyzes carried out and revealing a too high rate of PCB's in the flesh of eels.
For other species fishing is authorized but…
…only during the opening periods, and the captured of these species is submitted to a regulation. Certain fish hand all the crawfish must be immediately returned to the water if their length is inferior to :
|for pike jack||for pike perch||for barbell|
|for grayling||for the carp, the tench, the chub, the orfe and the nase carp||for the brown trout*, the rainbow trout, brook charr and the whitefish|
|for the perch
No sizes are applicable to the Brabant and Hainaut channels and the Nisramont lake
|for the rudd||80 cm for the catfish|
*ATTENTION, in the navigable watercourses and the channels, the length for the brown trout is elevated to 24 cm.
Code of Practice
Handle your captures with sensitivity and wet your hands first. If the fish has swallowed the bait too deeply, cut the line.
The length is measured:
For fish: from the mouth tip to the tailfin tip
For crayfish: from the eye to the tip of the stretched tail.
As such, during the fishery it is forbidden to keep fish or crayfish whose head or tail have been cut.
The fisherman must not keep in a fishing day more than a certain number of fish :
Brown trout (5)
Code of Practice
If you don’t intend to catch your fish, no need to keep it in a basket, returned it into the water directly, it guaranteed a better survival of your catch.
You’ll also be interest by :
→ How to recognize the fishes in Wallonia
→ Fishing crayfish in Wallonia
→ Surf on http://wallex.wallonie.be to obtain the complete legislation about fishing in Wallonia
(Thematic access – Nature and Woods – Fishing)
Voir aussi :
→ Les poissons de nos rivières
→ Les frayères artificielles
→ Stages de pêche
→ La pêche au féminin