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✔ 8 Anglers ✔ Exclusive use of the lake ✔ 1 Dover/Calais car crossing ✔ 2 Dover/Calais van crossings
A lake that got it's name due to the crystal clear water it holds, Blue Lake is action packed and a stunning place to spend a week. Spaced around the 15 acre lake are large flat grassy swims which allow you to bivvy up next to your mate if you wish, making this a great social venue.
Blue was originally stocked in the 1980's and then abandoned and left to its own devices until it was re-discovered by Sebastien Vasseur. Sebastien has plenty of experience running carp fisheries and you'll be left alone to enjoy the action that Blue Lake provides. A venue well suited to anglers of all abilities with plenty of features to fish to.
These hard-fighting carp give fantastic runs and this is nearly always remarked on by the anglers that fish here. There's also the mystery of the lakes unknown original stock which throws up big suprises every so often.
"Nice lake, good weather, many, many fish. Sebastien the owner calls round a couple of times to see if all is ok and if you need anything, a nice bloke. Only complaint was we need a holiday to get over this one, lol." (122 carp for 5 anglers in the week!)
Ivor Bocz, July '14
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 (8 if booked non-exclusive). 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.||23% off the ferry.||Available between
5th March 2016 and 18th March 2016
Conditions below apply.
- A 50% discount applies to exclusive ONLY.
- A 23% discount applies to a Dover - Calais ferry crossing. Other crossings will be discounted but it may not be possible to offer a 23% discount on the ferry crossing.
- Bait is NOT included in the discount.
|Return Visit Discount Available|
|10% offthe venue.||10% offthe ferry.|
Visit this carp 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 carp trip with us and we want to reward that loyalty. Certain venues have agreed to participate in a discount scheme for return carp trips. This carp lake is one of those taking part… so book a return trip and get your 10% discount!
- Applies to carp fishing only & excludes accommodation (if normally booked separately), food, bait etc.
- Applies to ferry crossing for vehicle only (excludes trailers, cabins etc)
- 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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