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Night intentional wels catfish fishing is strictly prohibited.
If you accidentally catch a wels catfish at night, keep it in captivity is forbidden.
Buoy fishing is stricly prohibited in all rivers of Rhone department. Moreover, this fishing technique is dangerous for ships navigation.
In the Lyon city crossing on Rhône river, on the "lac des Eaux Bleues" in Miribel-Jonage park and Colombier lake, wels catfishs must be released beyond 170 cm (66,9 inches)
- Offences punished by a 3750€ fine (L228-5 article from the rural code and sea fishing)
- Disastrous image (and smell !) send to public
- Useless or even counterproductive to limit populations (more informations in our latest study in 2016 - french version only)