I live in South West France in the région known as the land of 10,000 lakes. We have several large rivers nearby. Most of the fishing is free but to fish the rivers a licence is needed. I have a small lake of 6000 sq metres that is stocked with breqm roach carp tench and the dreaded catfish. The catfish are up to 60 pounds at the moment and seem to be eating all the bream I stocked. I statrted up a fishing club, Roussac Amicale Péche Société and now have over 50 memebers. Anyone wanting advice on fishing in France I may be able to help.