Fishing

The area of the 1000 Étangs is nicknamed 'Little Finland' because of its landscape of intertwined forests, bogs, ponds and river, creating a paradise for fishermen.

The area has stayed very wild and was spared by industrialisation and intensive agriculture. It is a human scaled region, bucolic, where you can meet white-throated dippers or kingfishers along the rivers, deers or squirrels at the edge of the forest, and calf, cows and pigs in the many cattle farms granting us a very traditional gastronomy.

Fishing in 1st category rivers

The possibilities of fishing are very varied, you will have the privilege of walking on the steps of Henri Bresson, along one of his favorite river : the Breuchin. You can pretend to be, for the duration of your stay, the wizard of Vesoul, and enjoy the population of trouts and greylings. Here, fly fishing starts early with nice olives hatchings as soon as late march, but the Breuchin reveals all its value in May with superb mayflies hatchings. Summer is exclusively for sight nymph fishing during the day and dry fishing in the evening.

The AAPPMA (fishing association) du Breuchin et de la Haute-Lanterne, covering the whole watershed of the Breuchin and Lanterne rivers (from the limit of the Vosges département to Briaucourt), has full reciprocity, and you can fish here with the EHGO stamp (entente halieutique du grand ouest), or buy a permit for the day or for the holidays.

Since a few years ago, you can buy fishing permits in the Office de Tourisme des 1000 Étangs : permit for the day, holidays, year, minor, children,…

Contact information

AAPPMA du Breuchin et de la Haute-Lanterne
President : Claude STEVENOT
Les Poirets
70280 LA BRUYERE
03 84 94 67 52 or 06 47 51 16 48
aappma.breuchin@wanadoo.fr
www.aappma-breuchin-lanterne.com

AAPPMA Mélisey
President : Mrs CHIPEAUX
03 84 20 81 69

Fédération départementale de Pêche - section Haute-Saône (70)
President : Bruno BOLOGNESI
4 Avenue du Breuil 
70000 VAIVRE ET MONTOILLE

Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM to 12 PM and 1:30 PM to 5 PM
tel : 03 84 76 51 41
fax : 03 84 75 75 27
federation.peche.70@wanadoo.fr
www.federationpeche.fr/70

Pond fishing

Pond fishing offers other possibilities and different fishes : carp, pike, black bass,… The atmosphere on the banks of the ponds is really unique, in autumn for example, the shimmering colors of the forest reflect on the dark waters like in a perfect mirror. The dark tea colored waters, due to the almost systematic presence of a bog next to each pond, give the fishes bright colors : pikes are bluish, perches have bright red fins...

Three possibilities are available :

1) With a fishing permit and after reading the rules, you can fish in the pond owned by the local AAPPMA :

Le Vieux étang - 70310 LA PROISELIERE ET LANGLE
Property of the AAPPMA du Breuchin et de la Haute-Lanterne
Rules of procedure and location

2) Some pond owners propose day or half-day of fishing :

BEULOTTE-SAINT-LAURENT (70310) : Etang Le Juge - Mr. POIROT : 03 84 94 40 66
http://www.etanglejuge.com.sitew.com/#presentation

BELMONT (70270) : Domaine Belmont Fly Fishing : 06 74 34 60 20

MELISEY (70270) : Pêche aux Guidons - M. GAVOILLE : 06 47 31 51 94
http://www.mesvacancesdepeche.fr

SERVANCE (70440) : Europêche Le Monthury - M. CHEVILLAT : 03 84 20 48 55
http://www.aubergedesmilleetangs.fr/entrez.html

3) A pond is included with some kind of accomodations :

Bed & breakfast :

MELISEY (70270) : La Ferme des Guidons : 03 84 63 20 43 / www.ferme-des-guidons.fr

SERVANCE (70440) : Le Lodge du Monthury : 03 84 63 82 26 / www.aubergedesmilleetangs.fr

Lodges :

FAUCOGNEY-ET-LA-MER (70310) : La Blanche-neige : 03 84 97 10 75 / www.gites-de-france70.com

LA BRUYERE (70280) : Chalets de La Bruyère : 06 98 78 95 56 / www.les-chalets-de-la-bruyere.fr

LA LANTERNE-ET-LES-ARMONTS (70270) : Le Mont Gérard : www.mont-gerard.com

Au Prés du Main du Bois : 03 84 94 39 86

LA ROSIERE (70310) : Gîte rural La Chapelle : 03 84 94 65 28 / 06 33 11 93 18 / gite-de-la-chapelle.com

MELISEY (70270) : Domaine de la Patte d'Oie : 06 47 31 51 94 / www.sejour-gite-peche.fr

SERVANCE (70440) : Gîte rural Les Baudy : www.gitelesbaudy.com

Les Rouillons : 03 84 20 43 69 / www.les-rouillons.com

Les Rouillons : 03 84 20 43 69 / www.les-rouillons.com

Camp site :

FRESSE (70270) : Camping de la Broche : 06 77 65 10 55 / 03 84 63 30 73 / www.camping-broche.com

Fishing with a guide

Nicolas GAVOILLE, in charge of the Domaine de la Patte d'Oie in Mélisey (Ferme des Guidons), is a fishing guide and propose introductory or perfecting courses on trout and grayling fly fishing, predator fishing, with fly or lure, and carp fishing with long rod, quiver or 'à l'anglaise'...

The coaching by a fishing guide will allow you to discover or improve your knowledge on the aquatic environment and the life of fishes, entomology, fishing techniques : equipement, set-up, knots, baits, fishing strategies,… to be autonomous on the water's edge until you're back home...

Contact information

Nicolas Gavoille - Mes vacances de pêche
Les Guidons - 70270 MELISEY
06 47 31 51 94
gavoille.nicolas@gmail.com
www.mesvacancesdepeche.fr

The Domaine de la Patte d'Oie in Melisey
The Domaine de la Patte d'Oie in Melisey
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