Quiet, easily accessible communal pond where you will find roach, rotengles, carp, tench, bream, trout, etc. You can fish with two rods with a fishing card specific to the pond, sold in the village or online.


The Etang de la Fontaine is owned by the commune of Saint-Michel-en-l'Herm. It is managed by Sébastien PALIER - Cap pêche et nature.

You will find : Roach, rotengles, carp, tench, trout, pike ...

The pond is open to fishing from 1 Monday in March to 30 November. Fishing is permitted from sunrise to sunset, except during the months of June, July and August when it is only permitted until 9pm.

Daily, weekly, monthly and annual fishing passes can be collected from the Tabac-Presse LEBLOND or the Carrefour Express in Saint Michel en l'herm, from the Riv'à Pêche fishing shop in Luçon and from the Sud Vendée Littoral tourist offices (St-Michel-en-l'herm, l'Aiguillon sur mer, La faute sur mer, Luçon and Mareuil/Lay).
You can buy your card online at A paper printout will be required for presentation during an inspection. It can also be presented in digital form (PDF) on your smartphone.

To purchase fishing cards for people with intellectual disabilities coming from a specialised establishment, contact 06 75 85 56 43.

Fish releases and competitions are regularly organised.

The following are permitted: 2 rods with 1 hook per angler. 30 roach, 1 carp or tench, 4 trout, 5 eels, 1 pike-perch or pike-perch.

All other fishing systems are prohibited.

New for 2024: Creation of a fishing school.
Enrolment will open on 1 March 2024.
This school is aimed at children aged 8 to 12.
Two cycles of 3 sessions will enable children to learn angling and reel fishing (carp fishing).
The 3-hour sessions (from 2pm to 5pm) on Saturdays will give children the chance to practise these two fishing techniques, while learning about the equipment, baits, accessories and other tricks to help them become independent anglers.
Angling for roach, bream, etc. 23 and 30 March, 13 April 2024
Reel fishing for carp using a feeder: 04, 11 and 18 May 2024
Prices: €60 for my 6 sessions. Children receive a free "Étang de la Fontaine" fishing licence for the year.
On registration

  • Groups accepted
  • Types : fishing lake


  • French


Availabilities and booking


  • Information board languages : French

Visits languages

  • French

Comfort / services

  • Picnic area
  • Toilets

Prices / opening times

  • Basic price adult : de 8,00 € à 58,00 € - Journée 8€, semaine 20€, mois 30€ et année 58€
  • Children's price : de 4,00 € à 23,00 € - Enfant - 12 ans, Journée 4€, semaine 10€, mois 18€ et année 25€* * carte de pêche valable pour les moins de 18 habitant la communauté de communes Sud Vendée Littoral
  • Group price : 7,00 € - tarif à 7€/pêcheur pour personne à déficience intellectuelle venant d'un établissement spécialisé. Accompagnateur: 1 accompagnateur gratuit pour 3 pêcheurs,
  • Children's price : 60,00 € - École de pêche enfants de 8 à 12 ans, 6 séances

Means of payment

  • Credit card
  • Cheques and postal orders
  • Holiday vouchers


Open all year round

From 01 March 2024 to 30 November 2024