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The Stork reservoir

Ideal for flyfishing learning, every day open, except July and August, where you can fish however the weather, and, it's the icing of the cake, superb fishes, that is the storkeservoir !

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Prise d'une truite arc en ciel au printemps 2004.
Located at 50 km in the north of Strasbourg, in Seltz the stork reservoir is reserved for flyfishing. (see the very detailed map)
Its pure water (it is the ground water of Alsace, the biggest of west Europe), the quality of his fishes, the convenient laying out , combine to bring this place on the top of the flyfishing areas in Alsace. The fishery, of 2.5 ha, is made up of 2 ponds. They go down to a depth of 10 meters . All flyfishing techniques are allowed (dry flies, nymph, streamer, wet flies), with a maximum of 3 flies; barbless hooks only.

The fish you will find in Seltz are mainly trouts: really big rainbow, brown and aguabonitas (the yellows), some chars, an other species like carps, tenchs, roachs, perchs, pikes (big ones). A nice pikeperch has been caught in 1999.


Une grosse truite arc en ciel (55 cm) prise par l'auteur en nymphe, le 6 janvier 2005.

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the storkreservoir: news of the month

december 2018


Last News: In december, if you are not afraid by cold weather, you will find that fishing in the reservoir is very plaesant. The trouts are in very good condition, and offer nice fights.


My last flyfishing session: On December 10, 2018, I went to the reservoir with my friend Patrick. (see pictures 2 and 3). The weather was cool (between +3 and +4 °) with a wind less strong than expected, but whirling and disturbing. (see picture 1). The cold and low water did not show any activity of the trout, which were very discreet and little biting. I fished nymph and dry, giving up the streamer, allowing however to react a little more regularly these trout well educated, as Patrick did the afternoon, on SFM-2 and SFM-4. I still managed to get bites from a dozen fish, bringing 5 to the net (see picture 4). The nymphs that allowed me to touch trout: CRF-2, REY-2, and a DNA-1, novelty 2019 by C.B.F., popularized for several years by the Club Mouche de la Robertsau (see the magazin Pêche mouche n ° 129 and the Video by Gérard PIQUARD). This day also brought us many exchanges around the reservoir, especially during the lunch picnic.

Warning: I would like to remind everyone that trout + 2 kg are to be put back into the water, as much as possible, to allow the greatest number of fishermen to have "big emotions".


Fish immersions: 2018, november the 27, 400 kg of rainbow trouts came in the reservoir: 300 kg with an average weight of 1,2 kg, and 100 kg of very big trouts, with a weight over 2 kg.


C.B.F. last news:

-The online shop is open !

- The selection for the season and my selection of essentials flies are available.

the storckreservoir und the  sun of evening Patrick bringing a nice rainbow to his netthe rainbow took a SFM-2nice rainbow, caught with a DNA-1