Rivière de la Dourbie

Dourbie river

The emblematic river of the south Aveyron

  • It is the 2nd largest river in the south Aveyron.
  • It descends from the Mount Aigoual massif in the Gard
  • It has no dams which release sudden amounts of water
  • It is a river flowing through limestone downstream from Nant that experiences sudden increases in level due to heavy rain (spring and autumn)
  • It is classified as 1st category for fish life and flows into the Tarn at Millau

River at Nant

  • Average river width is 20 m/66 feet and the average depth is 1 metre/3 feet
  • The river is made up of a large slow flat with a sill head
  • Access is relatively easy on the right bank but impossible on the left bank
  • The banks are full of vegetation obliging the angler to fish in the water
  • Classed as private property, you must have the owner’s permission to cross their property
  • The density of brown trout on this river is great but the size of the fish large (+/- 30 cm)
  • Trophy size fish can reach 50 cm
  • Fishing techniques that can be used are float, fly and all types of lure fishing
  • Large numbers of non predator fish (chub, common dace)

River at Le Monna

  • Average river width is 25 m/82 feet and the average depth is 1 metre/3 feet
  • The river is made up of a succession of large slow flats, sills and deeper sections
  • Access is relatively easy  on the right bank because a road more or less follows the course of the Dourbie
  • Certain banks are steep and difficult to access, notably on the left bank
  • Classed as private property, you must have the owner’s permission to cross their property
  • The density of brown trout on this river is great but the size of the fish large (+/- 30 cm)
  • Trophy size fish can reach 60 cm
  • Fishing techniques that can be used are float, fly and all types of lure fishing
  • Large numbers of non predator fish (chub, common dace, barbell, gudgeon, minnow…)