A.Lamoureux

When the tide is low, there are many species to fish on the foreshore. Summer and winter, fishing on foot is a leisure activity, accessible to all, which allows, in addition to filling your bucket, to observe and understand the fragile and wonderful life of the seaside.
Nevertheless, certain rules must be respected because fishing on foot is regulated. To help you see things more clearly, here are some tips!

Download the special guide fishing on foot in Dinan-Cap Fréhel
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Where can you fish?

  • in the rocks: the bouquet, the green crab, the crab, the brown crab, the lobster, the abalone...
  • or in the sand: there are razor clams, cockles, clams, clams, scallops...
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Before launching 

  • Be aware of tide schedule so as not to be surprised by the flow and to be able to anticipate the rise in water
  • Know the tidal coefficient (less than 70, it's not the right time to go fishing on foot / from 100 it's what we call high tides = ideal period) -- link to tide times
  • Get to know the weather situation on https://maree.info

We advise you to reach the fishing site about 2 hours before low tide and leave at low tide.

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The right tools

  • a landing net 
  • a hook 
  • a claw 
  • a ruler which indicates the size of the shells to be respected (on sale in the Tourist offices of the destination) 
  • a basket or bucket 
  • Not to mention your watch, phone, hat, sunscreen and suitable clothing.
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Good practices 

  • Respect fragile marine ecosystems: any stone turned over in the practice of fishing on foot must be returned immediately to its original position,
  • Choose the least destructive tools,
  • Do not pull out the algae,
  • Respect fishing areas et defined prohibitions in prefectural decrees, for health reasons or to preserve the resource (find out about regulations, fishing areas, via billboards, tourist offices or town halls)
  • Respect the minimum sizes of capture, in order to preserve the "babies" shellfish & crustaceans
  • It is strictly forbidden to sell or buy the products of recreational fishing. They are reserved for the exclusive consumption of the fisherman and his family
  • Do not fish within 15 m of shellfish beds
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Our hotspots for shore fishing

A.Lamoureux

Saint-Jacut-de-la-Mer: 

  • Rougeret Beach 
  • Beaussais bay beaches (eastern part of the town) 
  • Vauvert Beach (southwestern part of the town) 
  • Haas Beach 
  • Beach of the head of the Isle 
  • Les Ebihens
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Saint-Cast-le-Guildo 

  • 4 Vaulx Beach 
  • Large beach (except the left part at the level of the port area – ALL PORTS ARE PROHIBITED TO FISHING ON FOOT) 
  • Pen Guen Beach (less cash but possible) 
  • Mare Beach 
  • Fresnaye Beach 
  • Pit Beach
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Frehel 

  • Pointe de la Guette (between Anse du Croc beach and Fosse beach) 
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Rance valley seen from the sky

At the level of the Rance 

  • The Minihic 
  • La Souhaitier in Plouër-sur-Rance 
  • Pleudihen-sur-Rance

A few tips

  • Do not leave alone and, before leaving, notify your destination and expected time of return
  • Be vigilant about your ability to reach the coast in the face of rapidly rising waters, especially if you are accompanied by children or people with reduced mobility
  • Have a means of alert (phone protected from humidity; whistle) and signaling (flashlight, visible brightly colored clothing) and know the emergency numbers: 196 (Regional Operational Center for Surveillance and Rescue) or 18
Useful information : www.pecheapied-responsable.fr
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Shore fishing
Prohibited places:
  • Ports & Harbours 
  • Left part of the Grande Plage of Saint-Cast-le-Guildo (port area) 
  • The Artisanal zone "Les Basses Terres" and on the eelgrass beds (North-West on Arguenon Bay) in Saint-Jacut-de-la-Mer: for health risks. We advise against fishing on foot on the south-western parts of the peninsula (from La Banche towards Château du Guildo) because siltation can be significant there.*

As of 02/03/2022: following the latest analyzes by the ARS: 

  • Bay of Arguenon ⇒ tolerated site 
  • La Manchette ⇒ site not recommended
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The good idea

The “Bernick & click” app

It is an educational smartphone application to learn to identify fauna and flora. The application is accessible in one click to use outside, on the seaside, even in offline mode.

It allows you to better know your territory thanks to 130 local species referenced

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