Fishing at the Lac des Estives

Located in the Cantal, the Lac des Estives welcome all year round fly fishermen in love with nature.
This mountain lake of 3 hectares and 7 m deep is located at 1220 m above the sea level in a quiet and protected environment. The lake is fed by sources of 1st category and it shelters a large population of brown trout, rainbow and fountain salmon (between 1 and 3kg) renewed very regularly.

Fishing is practiced from the edge, 90% of its banks are accessible and well-appointed, you have the necessary distance to whip and to reach the gobbling trout out of reach, you can also fish in a boat 1/2 places or a boat 2/3 places (on reservation).

The barbs must be crushed, Bobbies and FAP are prohibited.

Hooks will be simple and to protect the ecosystem, it is not recommended to enter the water.

La truite Fario est uniquement pêchée en no-kill.

If you want to come with your family, friends or with a club, we have accommodations near the lake.

Course and initiation

We offer courses and introductions fly fishing with our guide, Franck Coudière (website : or

90€ for 1 pers
45€ for 2 pers
30€ for 3 pers
25€ for 4 pers
+ the use of the lake: 18 € in no-kill or 23 € (1kg of fish).

GROUP INITIATION (per group of 5 people): 30 € per person