French Fishing Vocabulary

On this page you’ll find a complete list of French fishing vocabulary words. Overall, these words are unique to the French language and don’t have much in common with their English counterparts. Thus, they’ll take some extra time to learn. To say, “fishing” in French you say: “pêche”, which is pronounced paysh.

la pêche fishing la canne à pêche fishing rod
la ligne line
l’amorce bait la boîte d’équipemnt tackle box
le moulinet reel
le plomb weight l’appât lure l’hameçon fishhook
l’œillet eye le barbillon barb la mouche fly
l’épuisette landing net
la bourriche keep net
la pêche en eau douce freshwater fishing
la pêche à la mouche fly fishing la pêche hauturière deep sea fishing
la pêche  au lancer en mer surfcating
lancer to cast
attraper to catch
ramener to reel in
prendre au filet to net
lâcher to release
amorcer to bait
mordre to bite
la matériel de pêche tackle l’imperméable wafterproofs
le permis de pêche fishing license
la pêche maritime sea/marine fishing
le panier de pêche creel
la pêche sous-marine spearfishing

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