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The length of the fish is measured from the tip of the muzzle to the end of the extended tail, that of the crayfish from the tip of the head, excluding clamps and antennae, to the end of the extended tail.
Fish and crayfish of the species specified below may not be fished and shall be released immediately after capture if their length is less than :
Three areas and three species are concerned. Locate precisely these areas on our guide map and discover below species concerned by this specific regulation.
For pike anglers at Grand Large, Miribel Jonage lakes or the Jonage Canal and Colombier, Bordelan and Ronzey lakes, pike less than 50cm (19,685 inches) or more or equal to 70cm (27,559 inches) must be imperatively released (by prefectoral degree)
For fishermen on Saône river and its connected ponds as well as on the Ronzey lake, zander less than 40cm (15.748 inches) or more or equal to 60cm (23.622 inches) must imperatively be released (by prefectoral degree)
For trout fishermen on top of Garon and Brévenne upstream and its tributaries, trout less than 20cm (7,876 inches) or more or equal to 25cm (9,842 inches) must imperatively be released (by prefectoral degree)