Carp and catfish, pond fishing and “Ain Fishing Label”: paradise all the way!
Do you know the nickname of the Dombes? The “country of a thousand ponds”! But in reality, the Dombes would have more than 1200, maintained and exploited in accordance with centuries-old traditions: carp, pike, roachfish…
Staying at Kanepée, if you like angling, you are very close to paradise.
Carp of the Dombes and catfish of the Saône, especially since the left bank of the Saône also brings its share of unforgettable moments thanks to the very sporty catfishfishing, the largest freshwater fish in France, the delicate night carp fishing, or thanks to the sander fishing. A friendly carnassier that you can practically tease from the terrace of your perched cottage, preferably when the twilight makes the waves glow right in front of you…
Tempted by experience? Kanepée provides a service selling introductory fishing rods for children and adults. We also accompany you to the reception to get maps (“discovery” by day, weekly) to go fishing in the Saône and on the water of Chamalan, located just 5 minutes from the campsite.
The friendly tradition of pond fisheries
Otherwise, on the heritage side, you want to know how the ponds of the Dombes were born? Or to see a professional “making war” with a few tanches? So note that from October to the end of March, it is possible to witness traditional fishing comments.
You will learn all about these fish ponds that the monks of Cluny began to create in the 11th century. You will discover the ancestral know-how of local specialists pulling the “seillette” (a mesh net of 7 mm) and wielding the “fork” (a long forked stick). And then, to return to a more common range, this privileged episode of the life of the Dombes will also allow you to live a great moment of conviviality,with locals, around the emblematic fish of this terroir. Enough to leave with an excellent memory of carp studs sprinkled with a glass of Bugey wine…
An “Ain Fishing Label” for “extraordinary experiences”
Finally, a tip for all your fishing activities. There are certified “Ain Fishing Label” providers in the Dombes by Ain Tourism. In an effort to provide visitors with an “extraordinary experience”, the Department’s Tourism Development Agency has created this label to distinguish hosts, guide monitors, sites and tourist offices guaranteeing a service and quality services for fishermen. You might as well turn to them, don’t you?
And now, as Ain Tourisme would say: “Expert, confirmed, amateur or beginner, all to your lines, ready, fish!”
18 “Discovery Routes” of Natural and Cultural Heritage
On the track! From the banks of Saône to the Dombes plateau, 18 marked hiking trails invite you to go, on foot or by bicycle, to discover our natural and cultural heritage.
One or two suggestions?
Now it’s up to you!
At the campsite reception, you can find maps showing all these tourist hiking routes, as well as the possibility to rent bikes with 50 discount thanks to your Pass’Trump.
And for other tours, consider checking out the various offers of the Tourist Offices. The Office of Treviso offers, for example, high-tech walks “Water and men” or, for just 2.6 km, a guided tour in the heart of the “Land of Art and History”.
A very “green” territory
Generally referred to as the “country of a thousand ponds”, the Dombes also has half of the… 16 golf courses from the Department of Ain!
Between the heterogeneity of nature and the diversity of the facilities, all (nice) shots are allowed for golfers staying in Kanea.
Just in case, here are three small suggestions…
To your clubs!