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The lake on the Agly

A 30-minute drive from Perpignan, Lac sur l’Agly is a must-see spot in the department, thanks to the richness of its landscapes and the activities it offers.

It’s much appreciated for its varied, wild landscapes dotted with holm oaks and vineyards.

Fishing on the lake

The lake on the Agly is known to be a privileged fishing site.
The only lake navigable by boat in the department all year round (category 2), several courses have been developed for trout, carp, perch and pike enthusiasts (night courses, No Kill courses…).

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The lake on the Agly but also the Agly, the Boulzane, the Désix offer a wide range of fish and practices.

Find all the information and regulations on the website of the Pyrénées orientales federation for fishing and protection of the aquatic environment and buy the fishing card online (mandatory) on

An ideal place for hiking

Hiking paradise:

The bird trail (1h30) (ornithological interpretation trail)
The dolmens trail (3h) (archaeological and historical interpretation trail)
The dam trail (2h)
The balcon du barrage (6h)
Around the great rock (4h15)
The Fenouillèdes balcony (7h)
The fishing balcony (5h)
The iron mines and the Trémoine tower
Latour gardens and the chapel of Saint-Martin

But also…
Around the big rock (mountain bike)
Mountain bike tour around Caramany n°1
Mountain bike tour around Caramany n°2

The dam in figures

27.5 million m3 : maximum volume of the reservoir
51 million m3 : maximum exceptional flood volume
408 km2 : upstream watershed
4.36 m3/second : average annual flow entering the dam
from 1,000 to 1,400 m3/second: highest known flood on the Agly, October 18, 1940
32 m3/second: total discharge capacity of the dam
from 8,000 to 10,000 kWh: daily electricity production


An ancient occupation

    A page of history

    Archaeological digs
    Archaeological digs
    Les 3 nécropoles de Caramany

    Outdoor activities

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