For fishing, are you more
river or pond?
The Sarthe department is nearly 4500 km of rivers, including 1500 km of 1st category, 50 fishing ponds. It’s also a wide variety of fish: trout, pike, zander, carp, etc.
In the Alpes Mancelles to be precise, it’s the Sarthe river and its tributaries, including the Ornette, Sarthon, Merdereau, Vaudelle, etc., but it’s also several ponds, all managed by local AAPPMAs.
There are also specific spots: the Toyères fly fishing trail, but also two night carp fishing spots, at the Carrouge pond in Saint-Germain-sur-Sarthe and on the Sarthe river in Juillé (right bank).
Fishing is a passion and a leisure activity accessible to all, so some facilities for People with Reduced Mobility have been made. You’ll find them on the banks of the Sarthe river at the Gué Ory in Sougé-le-Ganelon and in Juillé, as well as at the Saint-Georges-le-Gaultier pond and the Saint-Paul-le-Gaultier pond.