Shellfish gathering:

  • Le Pont d'Yeu
  • Pêche aux pignons à Saint Jean de Monts
  • Pêche aux pignons et à la crevette
  • Pêche à la crevette
In order to gather clams, oysters, bean clams, you will need the following equipment: 
- Clam hoe with maximum of three prongs, maximum total width of prongs 6 cm (2.36 inches)
- Claw without netting with maximum of 3 prongs – length of prongs 10 cm (3.94 inches) – diameter 7 mm (0.27 inches)
- Sea urchin claw maximum of three prongs
- Clam knife
Bean clam rakes and scrapers are not authorised. 
Variety Minimum size Quantity allowed
Oystere 5 cm (1,97 inches) 60 oysters up to
5 Kg (11 pounds)
Mussel 5 cm (1,97 inches) 5 Kg (11 pounds)
Small variety of scallop 4 cm (1,57 inches) 2 Kg (4,4 pounds)
Small clam 2,5 cm (0,98 inches) 2 Kg (4,4 pounds)
Cockle 2,7 cm (1,06 inches) 4 Kg (8,8 pounds)
Carpet-shell clam 3,5 cm (1,38 inches) 3 Kg (6,6 pounds)
Periwinkle - 3 Kg (6,6 pounds)
Pink prawn 5 cm (1,97 inches) -
Other prawn 3 cm (1,18 inches) -
Shellfish that do not meet minimum size requirements must immediately be placed back where they were dug from the sea.
 

Sea fishing:

  • Surf-casting
  • Pêche au carrelet sur l'estacade
- Surfcasting with a rod to fish for sole or bass.
- Angling from the pier.
- Boat fishing with a guide, see our partners...
The use of a net is subject to authorisation for surfcasting.
Variety Minimum size Quantity allowed
Seabass - Bar commun* 42 cm (16,53 inches) -
Seabass - Bar moucheté* 30 cm (11,81 inches) -
Pollack* 30 cm (11,81 inches) -
Plaice 27 cm (10,63 inches) -
Sole* 24 cm (9,45 inches) -
Mackerel* 20 cm (7,87 inches) -
Sardine 11 cm (4,33 inches) -
Fish that do not meet minimum size requirements must immediately be placed back where they were dug back in the sea.
* Species subject to marking

Freshwater fishing:

Pêche dans le l'étang de Soullans
Available throughout the year in the channels of the marshes (subjects to regulations) or at the pond in Soullans.
A fishing permit (annual, daily, weekly, special…) is required.
For sale in our Tourist Offices.
Variety Minimum size Quantity allowed
Pike* 42 cm (16,53 inches) -
Zander* 50 cm (19,69 inches) -
Black-bass* 30 cm (11,81 inches) -
Trout* 27 cm (10,63 inches) -
Fish must be put back in the water immediately as soon as they are caught if their length is lower than the legal minimum size.
* Species subject to marking
More information in our Tourist Offices
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