A new trout fishery in Northern France

The La Cascade is a new trout fishery in the north of France, and at the moment, it’s the only trout fly fishing lake in the north… Recently, Fulling Mill Ambassador Guido Vinck tested the new fishery with excellent results. 

Testing a new fishery is always a big challenge. La Cascade in the North of France, a spring-fed former watercress farm, has now been transformed into a gin clear small reservoir stocked with rainbow (90%) and brown trout (10%) up to 12 lbs.

Being so clear, the fishery lends itself to sight fishing with dry flies and small nymphs. Guido used a selection of Fulling Mill tactical Stillwater dries and Shuttlecocks with great success, pitching a single fly just feet in front of cruising fish.

About the lake

The lake is approaching 1.5 acres and has crystal-clear water fed by 3 artesian wells and several springs. Its depth ranges from 1.5 to 3+ meters deep, the ideal depth for

Access to the lake is limited to 10 fishermen to maintain a level of comfort for all fishermen.

A comfortable fishermen’s lodge with free tea and coffee for anglers is available. An outside terrace which overlooks the lake is also available for use in good weather. The owners also intend to provide a disabled fishing platform for wheelchair users at a later date.

La Cascade is also the latest ‘Trout Masters Venue’ on the European continent.

For more information, see their website: www.lacascadefrance.com

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