One of the best known and most prolific big carp waters in France Laroussi is a mature, natural looking lake of around 15 acres with many interesting features including plateaus, overhanging trees, lily pads, shallows and gullies up to 5m deep. The average depth is around 3m, with a gravel, sand and clay bottom and there are no crayfish or poisson-chats present. There are 7 swims (some doubles) for a maximum of 8 anglers – giving each one over one acre of lake to themselves! It is possible to book the lake exclusively. All the swims are easily accessible and comfortable. The lake is fenced and tree lined making it totally private – it has been left as natural as possible giving a real feel of seclusion.
Lac du Val is around 4½ acres & set in northern Normandy, less than an hour’s drive from the ferry port of Caen. The privacy of the site allows peaceful and tranquil carp fishing in lush rural surroundings for a maximum of five anglers – it is possible to book the lake exclusively. The venue is owned by an English couple, David and Sammy Harding. They live on-site in their converted farm house and they have taken great care in landscaping and stocking the water with a superb stock of magnificent looking carp.
If you’re looking for a challenge, somewhere that really gives you the chance to test your angling skills then look no further than Island Lake… it’s a real favourite with our serious specimen hunters. The lake is over 30 years old and set in 35 acres of beautiful woodland, lying close to the River Seine. It’s a 3.5 hour drive from Calais and only 45 minutes from Paris and Euro Disney – a real bonus for non-angling partners. It really is a carp anglers dream – you look at it and just want to fish it. It’s challenging fishing but the rewards are definitely there if you are prepared to put the work in.
Long Lake is a former gravel pit set in the lush agricultural countryside of north eastern France, around 3.5 hours from Calais. It’s a relatively large lake at 18 acres in size and accepts up to 12 anglers. It can be booked exclusively but individual bookings are welcome too. The lake has excellent facilities and fish stocks with the average fish being in the 20’s…. but 30’s are not at all uncommon. As a bonus the lake also has large sturgeon to over 60lb and if you’ve never caught one of these tail-walking maniacs you’re in for a treat!