fishing in the Landes lakes
The Landes department has no less than 86 lakes managed by associative fishing structures. The cumulative area represents more than 11,600 ha of fresh water accessible to fishermen .
Ponds and natural lakes on the coast, gravel pits of the Adour and Gaves combined, hill reservoirs in the eastern Landes or even ponds on the outskirts of towns and villages, water bodies are omnipresent in the area.
In connection with the rivers connecting them, this multitude of environments and profiles guarantee a great diversity of fish with more than 50 species present . Cyprinids (white fish and carp) as well as predators (pike, black bass, pike perch and catfish), however, remain the most important fish populations in the Landes department.
Note the presence of mules in some bodies of water in more or less direct communication with the ocean. Significant work on accessibility, improvements and maintenance is carried out to take full advantage of the richness of these numerous bodies of water.