Welcome to The Farm Lake
We would like to introduce you to our new lake, The Farm Lake (previously known as Etang 52). The lake is 52 acres set in 70 acres of land, the extraction of sand and stone was started in 1997 and was finished in 2010. Whilst excavating the lake large areas of clay were found and left which has left plenty of features to fish. Including a large plateau with an average depth of 5 foot and covers a surface area of 4 acres. There are also humps, bars, bays and plateaus to fish all over the lake. As there are so many features we certainly recommend you bring an echo sounder outboard and lesuire battery to accompany our rental boats, (A Life Jacket must be worn at all times whilst on the water.) The echo sounder is not a necessity but will help you fish as confidently and accurately as possible.
Together my father, son and I managed to test fish the lake in 2014 for 14 nights catching some great condition original carp. Many of which were 20-40lb so this lake already has a good original stock. With that in mind we thought a few extra fish were needed to create a bit of competition so 100 new fish ranging from 20-40lb were added November 2014. These fish settled well showing some great weight gains. A further 100 fish were stocked December 2015 and 80 more December 2017 we now estimate a total of 450 fish are currently in the lake and it will be interesting to see how it fishes in 2018. The current lake record mirror is 52.8lb and common is 50.2lb and we are looking forward to these records being broken in the spring. There are 15 swims in which many are double swims - they are basic and comfortable. We have made an car access track to all the swims and the lodge has toilet/shower, a kitchen with fridge freezer and charging points for your use.
The lake is situated in the Aube region around 4 hours drive from Calais and the local village is 1 km away and has amenities such as a restaurant, small shop, bar, tabac, bakery and a pharmacy. 10 minutes drive and you will be in a larger town which has supermarkets etc. A full bait service is available in which we sell (fresh boilies, pellets, particles) boat hire and the chance to rent carp mats.