£Euro 320 Per Angler
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Tortue lake at Croix Blanche Lakes is an 8 acre lake which can accommodate up to 6 anglers and has an impressive stock of carp and some huge catfish. Tortue lake is easy to travel to being only 150 miles from Calais in the Picardy region of France which is just north of Reims.

There is an optional mobile home available to hire as well as a shower block and toilet facilities a short walk away from the lake.

The current lake record is a is a stunning 2 tone common weighing 56lbs. The largest mirror is 55lbs. The average size carp is now over 30lbs and there good number of 40lb plus fish too. There are large grass carp to over 50lbs and catfish to over 137lbs if you can land them! 40lb plus line with 80lb reinforced braid is recommended if you are targeting the catfish.

There are 8 swims on the lake which have been well thought out the ensure each angler has ample water coverage. Each swim has been constructed to comfortably accommodate a bivvy and 3 rod set up. The swims along the river bank have steps leading down to the waters edge to make landing and returning fish easier. The steps also work well given the varying water levels over the course of the year.

There is a large plateau in the centre of the lake where the average depth is 3 to 3 feet. It is castable from most swims on the lake and is one of the main features on the lake. At the far end of the lake is the deepest water with depths of around 9 to 12 feet in front of all of the swims. The lake can get weedy on the shallower bars, however there are large holes in the weed that can be easily located.

Around half of the lake can be accessed by car, however the far margin swims can only be accessed by foot.

Prices

Tortue lake can hire on an exclusive basis for a maximum or 6 anglers or if fished on a per angler basis then it is limited to a maximum of 5 anglers. Bookings are Saturday to Saturday and the season runs from the end of March to the last Saturday in November.

Angler per week: 320 Euros

Non angler per week: 55 Euros

Exclusive lake hire (maximum of 6 anglers): 1600 Euros

Accommodation per week: 275 Euros

Mirrors to 55lbs

Commons to 56lb

Grass carp over 50lbs

Catfish to over 137lbs

Tortue lake was stocked by the original owner in 1990 and since the lake was acquired by the current owner many years ago a stocking programme has been implemented and coupled with a regular feeding of high quality pellets can carp feed, the fish have seen consistent year on year weight gains. It is estimated that the lake now holds around 200 carp.

A mobile home can be rented for the duration of your stay at an additional fee. The mobile home has one double bedroom and a single bedroom, there is also a sofa bed in the lounge as well as satellite TV. There is a fully equipped kitchen, bathroom with shower and separate toilet.

There are separate shower blocks and also English style toilets for anglers not renting the mobile home as well as a washer dryer. There is also an ‘anglers area’ which has a microwave, fridge freezer for bait and English and European plug sockets.

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Mirrors to 55lbs

Commons to 56lb

Grass carp over 50lbs

Catfish to over 137lbs

Tortue lake was stocked by the original owner in 1990 and since the lake was acquired by the current owner many years ago a stocking programme has been implemented and coupled with a regular feeding of high quality pellets can carp feed, the fish have seen consistent year on year weight gains. It is estimated that the lake now holds around 200 carp.

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