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Start of the 2024 fishing season

Fishing in the lakes of Robertville and Bütgenbach is permitted from the 1st Saturday in March until 31 December.

From 1 December to 31 December, only NO-KILL fishing is permitted.

For detailed and complete information, we refer to the general regulations  in French, German or Dutch (see below).

Lake Bütgenbach is a fantastic place for fishing. There are idyllic spots all around the lake where you can cast your fishing rod.

You need two licences to fish at Lake Bütgenbach.

  1. Local licence: You can buy the local licence at th eReception in Worriken on presentation of the regional Walloon licence.
  2. Walloon Region licence: The Walloon Region licence can be bought online and will be sent to you immediately by e-mail after payment.

1. Licence from the Walloon Region

There are currently 5 types of licence. For all the details and the prices, please go to site where you can buy your fishing license online.

 

2. Local license

A regional licence allows you to fish at Lake Bütgenbach. There are a total of 8 different types of fishing licenses.

A fishing licence for one or two consecutive days is only issued from the first weekend in June.

For other licence holders, the fishing season starts on the third Saturday of March. Below you can find an overview of all local fishing licenses with the relevant prices.

Local fishing licences

  • 1 day: 15 €
  • 2 consecutive days: 20 €
  • 7 consecutive days: 35 €
  • 14 consecutive days: 45 €
  • Annual licence: 75 €
  • Annual licence for young people (14 – 17 years) and adults with a disability card:  60 €
  • Boat day pass: €25 (non-transferable pass, valid from the 1st Saturday of June for Catch & Release angling from a boat)
  • Partner card LREP/ RAPP: 100 €

Purchasing a local licence

You can purchase your local license at Worriken reception. When you check in at the entrance to your “cottage“, your room in our Sporthouse or your pitch on the campsite, you can also purchase your fishing license directly. A local license is only sold on presentation of your Walloon license.

3. Fishing from a boat?

If you want to fish from a boat, you need two licenses: a B license from the Walloon Region and at least a local license for 7 consecutive days and a boat licence. In other words, holders of a one or two-day license are not allowed to fish from a boat.

You must request the boat licence from the LRPE Secretariat: barque@lrpe.eu

4. Fishing with children

Your children can accompany you when fishing. An adult angler can bring up to 3 children (= up to 13 years of age). Each child gets his/her own rod. An extra rod without a (further) child is not allowed.

5. Fishing equipment

You can buy bait and other fishing gear in Malmedy (+/- 15 km).

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