Trout-aplenty in this majestic and beautiful river.
Vallorbe is nestled in a valley deep within the Jura mountain range, right along the franco-swiss border. Ever since roman times, people have inhabited the banks of Vallorbe's river - the Orbe.
The Orbe is a slow-flowing river that spews out of the mountain face at the "Grottes de Vallorbe", and runs down towards the Lac de Neuchâtel. On its path, it moulds the mountain into a spectacular gorge, and channels its way across rolling hills and through gentle forests.
But above all other interests, the Orbe is particularly attractive to those prospecting for trout. On the 11th of July, the Fishing Exploration team rode the train into Vallorbe and walked down towards the Orbe river - fishing gear ready and minds full of hope. What we saw at first stunned us. In a slow flowing pool we saw dozens of small mountain trout resting near the water surface, gobbling at anything that fell their way.
A few casts in, and we had already caught a respectable number of fish. Alongside a wonderful hike up to the "Grottes de Vallorbe", we spent a truly enjoyable day fishing in beautiful surroundings. The number of fish sighted exceed 70+, and although we started off well, the numbers caught declined into the afternoon as the temperatures rose to unbearable levels.
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