Fishing in the Tarn

The Tarn is THE great wild river of the Aveyron department!

381 km of happiness

for the fisherman

The Tarn rises at an altitude of 1550 m on Mont-Lozère. It crosses the Lozère before entering the Aveyron département a little upstream of the village of Le Rozier, in the Gorges du Tarn. It then crosses Millau, passing under its famous viaduct, and passes from first to second category. After crossing the Tarn département, it flows into the Tarn-et-Garonne near Castelsarrasin.

Great diversity

species and environments

All whitewater species are represented, but it’s the big barbel and big trout that make this course so famous. The river alternates between strong currents and deep pools, making it ideal for all types of fishing. The river is easily accessible along its entire length, as it is mostly bordered by a road on each bank.

Famous trout

Vigorous in the currents of the haute vallée du Tarn, trout behavior becomes less impetuous downstream, in calmer waters, but gains strength as the fish grows in an environment richer in aquatic fauna and calcium. All techniques can prove effective: fishing with toc, fly fishing with minnows or lures… the river offers all possible combinations.


When crossing the town of Millau, the river loses none of its charm with amazing urban courses and very accessible banks. Note that a very nice initiation course has been created and that several fishing stations are accessible to people with reduced mobility.

In terms of regulations, the change from first to second category takes place at the Cureplat bridge, at the confluence of the Tarn and Dourbie rivers.

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