Exclusive Carp Fishing at Clay Lakes in Northern France

Welcome to Clay Lakes based in Northern France we are a family run business from England and we opened our gates for the first time in July 2017.

Two matured lakes for exclusive hire dating back over 300 years created by the Monks and measured by the Cassini family.

Lake One, fish up to 57lb, many 40lb+ with average weights 30lb to 40lb, maximum 3 anglers.

Lake Two, Fish up to 63lb, 5 Carp 50lb+ and many 40's, max of 4 anglers.

Facilities include two Lakeside Cabins one for each lake that come with Power Supply, Gas Hob, Small Fridge, Basic Cutlery, Table, Chairs, Shower and Toilet to the rear of the building plus a large car parking area for multiple vehicles.

The Drone Cam below gives a great view of 'The Lakes'

How to get to us

The best way of getting to Clay Lakes from the UK is to use the Eurotunnel. They are the fastest cross-channel operator, with a crossing time of just 35 minutes , up to 4 crossings an hour, Motorway to Motorway access, 1 ticket covers the Car/Van plus up to 9 people and no baggage or fuel restrictions, making your journey swift and reliable.

P&O Ferries & DFDS Seaways offer regular Ferry crossings from the port of Dover, the vessels are comfortable, spacious and provide a relaxing atmosphere for the 90 minute crossing. Duty Free , bars and shops all are available to you on board the Ferries. If you shop about online and book far enough in advance with the Ferry companies and brokers you can find yourself a bargain. Frequent travellers can obtain loyalty passes from the crossing operators.

For those of you using Sat Nav systems if you enter 'Loison' as your destination and then follow the signs or type in these coordinates 49.284073, 5.553130

Fish

Both lakes are impressively stocked and in addition were netted and dredged in 2008 to peel back its true beauty ensuring the optimum environment for these resident fish to be able to continue to grow. In the close season of 2017 we netted both lakes removing over 800kg of small carp between the weights of 3lb to 10lb .

Lake 1 has around 150 Carp mainly a mix of Mirrors and Commons with 4 Grass Carp. The lake record is a 57lb Mirror and a good head of 40lb+ Carp. The bulk of the original stock are now between 25lb to 40lb as well as fish 17lb+ that were put in by ourselves in 2017, anything smaller than 10lb are removed and placed into the stock pond between the lakes.

Lake 2 has around 250 Carp a mix of Mirrors and Commons with 10 Grass Carp. The lake record is a 63lb Mirror and 6 Carp at 50lb+. Majority of the stock is between 30lb to 40lb. Anything smaller than 10lb is placed into the stock pond between the lakes.

Facilities

Clay Lakes really are hidden gems snuggled in a beautiful landscape that you can appreciate even more once you are on site this also means there are no direct electric or water supply connections however we have a combination of solar and generator power for your needs over the week.

We have 2 Cabins one for each lake, inside the cabin you will find a Water supply, Wash Basin, Gas Hob, Small Fridge, Lights and 2 x Double Plug Sockets for basic re-charging phones, bait boats etc plus Shower & Toilet are both available to the rear of the building.

Bait is provided upon request, we will contact you in the weeks prior to your trip. 25kg Drums of Particle & 25kg Sacks of 8mm Pellet available for purchase and will be ready for your arrival date.

XXL Unhooking Cradles also provided.

Large car park and ample space for all vehicles

Lake Rules

  • Time of arrival 12 o’clock Sunday
  • Time of departure no later than 10am Sunday
  • Max of 3 rods per angler
  • Do not leave rods unattended
  • No braided Mainline or Leadcore
  • Minimum Line strength 15lb
  • Drop off system to be used ‘No Fixed Rigs’ for the welfare of the fish
  • Micro Barb only
  • No Nuts
  • Klinik or Similar Anti Septic must always be used when returning fish
  • Carp Cradles provided please use these when handling the fish
  • Carp Sacks not permitted on site
  • Bait Boats allowed
  • No Fires

The Lakes

Click on the video icon for an aerial view of Clay Lakes and facilities from the Drone Cam. The first in view is Lake 1 followed by Lake 2 and the Cabin areas.

Lake 1 is four acres and can accommodate 3 anglers maximum and Lake 2 is seven acres for maximum of 4 anglers. Both Lakes have similar depths ranging from 3 to 6.5 ft. No nuisance fish such as Poisson Chat , Bream or Crayfish and the lake-bed is made up of Mud, Silt and Clay. No weed is present.

Channels and small pot holes an extra foot in depth can work well when you find them and the old riverbed that used to run through the lakes which is in the centre. Margins are also a great place to land one of the lumps from Clay Lakes.

Pricing

Lake 1 - £1000 per week , Exclusive bookings only - Max 3 anglers and includes the Lakeside Cabin

Lake 2 - £1200 per week , Exclusive bookings only - Max 4 anglers and includes the Lakeside Cabin

Both lakes hired for the same week - £2000 - 8 anglers Max and includes both Lakeside Cabins

For more information call us on 07476519177 or booking@claylakes.com

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