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.
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!
A large water of around 25 acres, this former gravel pit has depths varying from 6 to 1.5 metres.There are swims on both sides and all the pegs are wide and spacious – some can comfortably accommodate 3 or 4 anglers. All pegs are pre-booked… you will be asked to make a choice when you book your holiday. If the ground conditions are good you can drive to most of the pegs and then return your car to the car park. If it’s wet you can drive to the lake edge & then wheel barrows are available to help transport your tackle to your swim.
A true specimen hunters water which holds some real prizes St Christophe has an impressive pedigree for big fish captures. The current record mirror is 71lb 5oz and it fish like these that have drawn some of the biggest name sin carp fishing to its banks. The main lake is a cobalt blue gravel pit, around 35 acres in size with 13 well spaced pegs with vehicle access to each one. It’s fairly deep in most place averaging 2m, with a fairly flat lake bed made up of sand and gravel.
Beaurepaire has been a well kept secret by many who have fished it. It’s a beautiful natural gravel pit, just 2.5 hours from Calais that’s stuffed with fish – it really is a runs water! It’s around 7 acres and would ideally suit a group of up to six anglers looking to book a lake exclusively… but individual bookings are welcome too. There are no designated swims but there’s plenty of room to bivvy up.
Cedar Lake is a 4 acre gravel pit with varying depths from 1m on the western end of the lake to over 3m at the eastern end of the lake. There are steep banks to most of the lake and gentle sloping banks to the private side leading to the front lawn of the private bungalow of the owners, Tommy and George Young. The lake is set in the valley of the River Seine, an area that is surrounded by other gravel pits, including the Island Lake, which is also owned and run, by Tommy and George. Mick Hall who has been on the French carp scene since the early pioneering days of Cassien, is a resident bailiff on the Island Lake but is also available for advice and help on Cedar Lake.