A fishing paradise

Whatever the season, Chalets des Lacs has easy access to all the various landscapes of the Jura and provides a totally unspoilt setting for a wide range of outdoor activities, taking advantage of the rich culture, gastronomy, nature and Jurassic geology of the region.

From its ideal location in the "Lakes Region" on the bank of Lake Bonlieu, Chalets des Lacs can offer a wide range of possibilities to suit all the family and all tastes.

The Jura region, with 2,100 km of fast-flowing limestone rivers just made for fly-fishing, 70 lakes including 15 in the "Lakes Region", and 26 km2 of mountain lakes full of houting or whitefish, is a paradise for experienced and novice anglers alike and definitely merits its nickname of "Little Scotland".

Lake Bonlieu, classed as Category 2 by French fishing regulations, offers ample catches of bleak, bream, roach, rudd, carp, tench, pike, perch and whitefish.

Other well-stocked lakes close to Chalets des Lacs include the Category 1 Lake Vouglans and the Category 2 lakes of Clairvaux, Chalain, Ilay, Le Val and Coiselet.

Chalets des Lacs is also close to a number of fishable rivers such as the Ain (from Patornay to the bridge at Navoy), the Valouse, the Suran and its tributaries, the Drouvenant, the Sirène, the Hérisson, the Cimante and the Dudon, a paradise for those looking for brown trout, grayling, chub, blageon, whitefish, perch, pike-perch...

You are free to fish in designated areas from 1st April armed simply with a one-day fishing pass (10 euros), or the 2 euro card available for under-12s.

Local fishing guides will be happy to provide you with equipment and demonstrate the appropriate techniques to beginners and more experienced anglers, ensuring you have an idyllic and memorable fishing experience.

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