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.
A true specimen venue with a common of 66lb Margot has definitely become established as one of the premiere big fish waters in France – its combination of rural tranquillity and truly awesome stock of very large carp make it a very popular destination for specimen anglers. Situated in a rural and agricultural landscape, Margot is around 12 acres in size and within 2.5 hours drive from the port of Caen. 12 acres in size, with 8 pegs for a maximum of 8 anglers, Margot is home to 280 carp up to 66lb. At least 75 fish are over the 30lb barrier and around 20 over 40lb. The current record is an awesome common carp that weighs in at 66lb. The Koi carp go to 36lb and the grass carp to 45lb+. The current sturgeon record is 67lb.