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✔ 10 Anglers ✔ Exclusive use of the lake ✔ 4 Dover/Calais car crossings
You can expect lots of arm aching action from hard fighting carp here, with the biggest carp going to over 50lb. This is also one of the prettiest French gravel pits you can imagine and can be hired as a lake exclusive or on an individual basis. A maximum of 10 anglers have the choice of 11 swims; 10 of these being big doubles, so mates can be very sociable but without feeling hemmed in. You will always have a wide variety of swim choice and all with easy access via car.
Lined with trees and wide grassy borders, the lake has a lovely shape and a large variety of features - small bays, open water and various gravel bars. The crystal clear water in the sunshine gives the lake its name. There’s added excitement too when you can see them coming in, in the clearest of water to your net, whilst you are playing them.
The lake was originally stocked in the 1980's and then abandoned and left to its own devices until it was re-discovered by Sebastien Vasseur. It can still throw up some big surprises including a huge catfish, which many have tried but failed to get to the bank, so if your after this one, go prepared!
'Blue lake is a big beautiful water with deep pits and rocky margins, it is the ultimate lake for variety of monster size fish.'
Chris Pollard, September '15
'Overall, an amazing week which will be very hard to beat on any further trips to France. We ended up having to reel in at times just to enable us to get some sleep as the fish were coming thick and fast throughout the day and night.'
Jason Edwards, July '15
Fishing France at Blue Lake
Blue Lake is 15 acres and roughly triangular in shape with swims cut into the tree line. The water is crystal clear and bright blue as it reflects the clear blue skies. Fishing France in such attractive surroundings as this is a rare opportunity.
It’s let on an individual or exclusive basis with room for up to 10 anglers. This leaves plenty of spare swims for anyone wanting to move and experience the whole of this intriguing lake.
The lake varies from 3ft at its shallowest running to over 15ft at its South West end. It’s a fascinating mixture of bars and areas of sand, rocks, gravel, clay and silt - a real maze of features guaranteed to keep anglers happy whilst testing their skills. The weedy areas tend to be located at the shallow end, in the bays and along the southern bank, providing holding areas for wary carp and giving you areas to stalk them.
There are 11 swims. They are 10 large flat double swims and a single hidden away on the point. All are surrounded by mature trees to provide cool shady areas for you to relax in while anticipating that smoking run.
You can watch a short video clip of all the swims here.
An avenue of mature trees borders the road which runs around the whole lake. This gives easy access to the swims and there is parking adjacent to all of them. The whole complex is fenced and gated.
Whilst the owners are very knowledgeable and will help with info if asked, there is no resident bailiff and therefore anglers are encouraged to take advantage of the wealth of information available on the website before their trip.
Click here to see an aerial map with swim & facility details.
Venue Siret No; 45 23 00 32 00 00 10
The complexity of the lake bottom and the variation in depth make it impossible to net and the nearby lakes on the same water table mean it cannot be drained. So, until they are caught we will never know what the lake holds exactly... an exciting prospect for any angler!
However, what we can be sure of is the carp that have been added. The first part of a major stocking programme took place in November 2011 with the addition of 86 carp from the Vasseur family's own fish farm.
A total weight of 2,500lb was stocked comprising;
- 33 x 30's
- 52 x 20's
with an average weight of just over 29lb.
Following on from this another 186 carp were added in December including;
- 6 x 40's
- 80 x 30's
- 100 x 20's
- plus a handful of large grass carp to mid 30's.
Over the years these carp have thrived and we estimate that Blue Lake now has between 350 and 400 carp, with a huge head of 30's, a good number in the 40's and a couple of 50's.
You can see the list of each fish stocked and videos of each stocking in Fishing France News here.
On site there is a shower and (rather small!) toilet block with electricity and hot water. These are basic but clean and well maintained.
There is a large fridge and a 300 litre freezer on site. UK adaptors are available but the recommendation is for anglers to bring their own to be on the safe side. There is no rowing boat provided however you are welcome to bring your own boat or bait boat.
You will find Blue Lake south west of Paris between Normandy and the Loire Valley in the department of Eure et Loir, just one hour from Paris by car. There are excellent road links to the major Channel ports and Caen is just 2½ hours away and Calais only 4½ hours. On your journey you will drive along the Route de Ble and pass the rolling expanses of wheat and the ancient windmills of Beauce, known as the bread basket of France.
All the shops, bars and restaurants you might need are only 2km away, and if you do need a break from the action the historic cities of Chartres, Tours and Le Mans are close by.
If you have booked to take your dog with you too then the nearest vets (which you'll need to visit before your return) is located in the town of Illiers-Combray, just down the road from Blue Lake.
Click here to view 8 Points of Interest.
Bait is available to purchase on-site. To order bait please contact the owner direct. The owners Email address & phone number can be found on the directions sheet which will be made available to you in your Customer Area on our website when your holiday has been paid for in full.
Anglers can bring their own particles if it's branded prepared. Maize can be purchased at the lake, anglers just need to let Sebastien know on arrival.
- Prepared maize - 10€ / 5kg
- Bird food - 10€ / 5kg
- Carp pellets - 15€ / 5kg
- Tiger nuts - 10€ / 2kg
Please note; Bait orders are made directly between you and the lake owner. We (Angling Lines) cannot be held responsible for any problems that may subsequently arise. If you order bait to be waiting for you when you arrive we strongly recommend you telephone or Email the owner a few days before your arrival to make sure it will be there for you. In 99% of cases this will just be purely precautionary, but bait is such an important part of your holiday that it’s only sensible to take every step to avoid problems.
Out of season offers at Blue Lake
|Out of season Discount Available|
|50% offthe venue.||Available between
4th March 2017 and 17th March 2017
Conditions below apply.
- A 50% discount applies to exclusive ONLY.
|Return Visit Discount Available|
|10% offthe venue.|
Visit this lake 2 (or more) times in the same calendar year & get a 10% discount on the return visits!
We have lots of customers who make more than one trip with us and we want to reward that loyalty. Certain venues have agreed to participate in a discount scheme for return trips. This lake is one of those taking part… so book a return trip and get your 10% discount!
- Applies to fishing only & excludes accommodation (if normally booked separately), food, bait etc.
- This offer is not available in July or August
- Members of a group booking who have not visited twice will not be eligible for the discount
- This offer is only valid for return trips taken in the same calendar year and cannot be taken in conjunction with any other offer or special discount applied to this lake
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