"Flowing between the cliffs of the gorges of Pichoux, the Sorne leaps from waterfall to waterfall before coming to rest for a while at the Lac Vert dam. Between two steep forests, the current follows its course, joined by three waterfalls rising from the limestone massif. This dreamy place will gradually warm up in the sunshine. I am on the bank, between the pond and the path, my rod at the ready. With or without a float, my hook baited with a worm, I am going to explore the bottom of the pond, more than five metres beneath my feet. This is not the ideal place for fishing. The dam has no steps, which means the trout cannot reach the pond. So they are born there or in the little brooks that flow into the pond. But it is a magical place. As the evening comes, the dragonflies, butterflies and birds are replaced by bats. In this enchanting world, I admire the beauty of nature, keeping a close eye on the tip of my rod, which bends whenever the greedy trout make a bid for the bait. If I catch one, my girlfriend will have the chance to enjoy a fish that lives in the purest water and tastes better than any other fish in the Jura. If not, I will come back..."
Many rivers in the Jura, including the Doubs, Birs, Allaine and Sorne, are suitable for fishing. A fishing licence is required (see attached PDF).
- Etang des Lavoirs, Bassecourt
Michel Simon, T. +41 (0) 32 426 63 27
- Etangs de Bonfol
For annual licence holders only.
Restaurant de la Croix-Fédérale, T. +41 (0) 32 474 44 35
- Etang de la Montoie, Cornol
For daily and annual licence holders.
Restaurant du Lion d'Or, T. +41 (0) 32 462 22 20
- Etang de la Réselle, Soyhières
For daily licence holders and schoolchildren's licence holders.
Marcel Chaignat, T. +41 (0) 32 435 62 55
Restaurant du Boeuf, Soyhières, T. +41 (0) 32 422 01 14
- Etang de Vendlincourt
For annual licence holders
Jean-Claude Wenger, Porrentruy - T. +41 (0) 32 466 25 49
- Etang de la Gruère
To obtain a fishing licence, you must be resident in the historic Jura and belong to the fishing society.
Town of Saignelégier, T. +41 (0) 32 951 16 22
DownloadTable of fishing permit fees | PDF, 17 kB
Fishing licence | PDF, 23 kB
Regulation | PDF, 130 kB
Sports-Loisirs, introduction to fishing
Rue du Jura 11
T. +41 (0) 32 466 52 25
Maison du Tourisme
Route de Lorette 1
T. +41 (0) 32 461 00 00
Swiss fly-fishing guide and instructor
Rue Neuve 270
T. +41 (0) 32 639 15 04
T. +41 (0) 79 258 87 80
Société des Pêcheurs à la ligne du Doubs
Case Postale 83