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Relaxation and adventure in the heart of untouched nature

Fishing in East Belgium means relaxation and adventure amid intact nature. Owing to its geographical location, the Eifel-Ardennes region is ideally suited to fish farming and angling in streams, lakes and ponds. The reason for this is the gigantic reservoir that is the High Fens, which formed the landscape with many valleys and lakes thousands of years ago.

Fishing in East Belgium

In East Belgium, the fishing seasons starts on the third Saturday in March. Thanks to the exceptional abundance of water and its high quality, many species of fish such as trout, char, chub, carp, perch and pike feel at home in East Belgium. In the valleys of the Our, Amel and Warche there are a whole host of possibilities. The region around Ligneuville is also known as the “trout capital”.

Anglers appreciate the outstanding conditions that await them at the many wild stream courses. Pure relaxation is offered by the tranquil lakes or ponds in idyllic settings, which are often surrounded by breathtaking natural landscapes. Here you can cast your line with relish, enjoy the fresh air and wait for the big catch.


Brochure “Fishing”

Everything you need to know about permits, bans, associations, events and much, much more has been compiled in this brochure. All the stream courses, lakes and ponds are listed on the general map. There are also tips, addresses and details of fishing permits and the species of fish native to this area. Be amazed by the variety of the water region of East Belgium.

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Fishing permits – general

Anyone wishing to fish in East Belgium in a lake or stream will require the fishing permit of the Walloon region. In addition, you need the fishing permit of the organisation holding the fishing rights for the respective stream or lake. Fishing permits for the lakes of Bütgenbach and Robertville and the Warche, Holzwarche and Weser are issued by the angling division “Ligue Royale des Pêcheurs de l’Est”.

Fishing licence from 2021 only online

From 2021, fishing licences will only be available online in the Walloon Region. From January, the 62,500 fishermen will be invited to apply for their licence only via www.permisdepeche.be. The site and all information are available in the three national languages. The prices for fishing licences will remain unchanged.

Please note! This does not apply to private fish ponds.

There are 2 different types of permit:

Fishing permit A Fishing from the banks with a maximum of 2 rods: €14.14
Fishing permit B All fishing methods: €39

Young people under 14 years (max. 4) may fish at the weekends, on public holidays and during the school holidays without a fishing permit as long as the person accompanying them holds a valid fishing permit. 

Available at all post offices of the Walloon region and at www.mpw.be

The fishing permit is only valid for the current calendar year.

In addition, you require the fishing permit of the organisation holding the fishing rights for the respective stream / lake.

Fishing permits at lakes (Bütgenbach, Robertville), Warche, Holzwarche, Weser

1-year permit Adults €65
  Young persons & senior citizens €50
2 weeks consecutive €40
1 week   €30

> valid from the third Saturday in March / all permitted fishing methods

2 days consecutive €17
1 day   €11

> valid from the first Saturday in June / fishing from the banks only

Fishing permit of the Ligue Royale des Pêcheurs de l’Est / www.lrpe.be available from:

Tourist Info
Marktplatz, 4750 Bütgenbach
T +32 80 86 47 23
Worriken 9, 4750 Bütgenbach
T +32 80 44 69 61
Eupens Bunter Shop
Schilsweg 63, 4700 Eupen
T +32 87 55 71 91
Maison Adam-Minet
Rue Neuve 9, 4960 Malmedy
T +32 80 33 08 34
Tourist Info
Rue Centrale 53, 4950 Robertville
T +32 80 44 64 75
Rue des Bains 38, 4950 Robertville
T +32 80 44 67 34


Fishing permit Our (Schönberg)

1-year permit   €25
2 weeks consecutive €13
1 week   €10
1 day   €5
  children - 50 %


Available from:

Hopper Shop
K.-F. Schinkelstraße 1a
4782 Schönberg
T +32 80 33 80 33


Fishing permit Our (Ouren)

1-year permit   €75
1 month   €25
2 weeks consecutive €20
1 week   €13
1 day   €3


Available from:

Tourist Info 
Von-Orley-Straße, Burg-Reuland 24
4790 Burg-Reuland
T +32 80 32 91 31



Fishing permit Amel (Ligneuville)

ONLY for hotel guests (min. 2 nights) with fishing permit for the Walloon region
1 day Fly fishing €25


Available from:
Hôtel du Moulin
Grand Rue 28
4960 Ligneuville 
T +32 80 57 00 81



Fishing permit Ulf (Burg-Reuland)

ONLY for hotel guests with fishing permit for the Walloon region


Hotel Ulftaler Schenke
Lindenallee, Burg-Reuland 65
4790 Burg-Reuland
T +32 80 32 97 67



Educational trail about fish

Since 2010 there has been an educational trail on the topic of fish at Robertville dam. All the species of fish living in the reservoir are described on 7 display boards. The educational trail goes right round the reservoir, starting at the "Pont de Haelen" (bridge at Hotel des Bains) and ending at the dam wall.

Fish farming & fish processing operations

Mathonet Gabriel
Borgueuse Hé 1, 4960 Pont (Malmedy)
T +32 80 57 00 40


All types of trout. Fish farming, processing  and smoking. Visits on prior request.
Fischzucht Ourtal
Quart, Weweler 40, 4790 Burg-Reuland
T +32 80 39 85 48

Salmon trout, river trout, rainbow trout.
Fish farming, processing and smoking.
Visits on request. Restaurant.
La Truite d’Ondenval
Rue St Donat 26, 4950 Waimes-Ondenval
T +32 80 67 92 75

Rainbow trout. Fish smoking and processing
Direct sale.