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Setting of the 22nd world fly fishing championship
2002 is far now but the setting of the world cup is still there and if you are looking for a fishing break while traveling to eastern France, just ask us. This is near the towns of Colmar or Strasbourg. Not far from another town named Saint Dié, nicknamed the "Godfather of America" Did you know this ? It is where a jury of scientists finally kept the name "Amerique" in a choice of other possibilities (in honor of the navigator Amerigo Vespucci)...
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Mondial Mouche 2002
22nd world fly fishing championship
The biggest event of the season 2002 took take place in the charming setting of the Vosges Mountains. More than 20 nations were represented in the competition. You can visit the very premises of the contest with your fly rod to check what would have been your own result. The Vosges Mountains are situated between the regions of Lorraine and Alsace. The touring road of the Alsace wineries starts nearby around the nice market town of Thann.
The Rivers are hosting brown Fario trouts and grayling.
The river "Thur"
NB: A Frenchman called Pascal COGNARD won the cup three years in a row. Presumably not only by chance. This must be mentionned as many sportsmen seem to be surprised that French rivers are hosting fish and -good- fly fishermen...
Programme of competitions
Wednesday 3rd of July
Lake of Longemer
Saturday 6th, Sunday 7th &Monday 8th of July
Official competition days on the rivers Vologne, Moselotte, Thur, and the lake of Longemer.
Competitors are running -fishing- individually and by national team.
Tuesday 9th of July
Trophy ceremony at 6.00 pm in Gérardmer, followed by a feast and party. Fireworks on the lake.
Rough situation map