Carp France

Croix Blanche Tortue Lake

Features

summary

Croix Blanche lakes are mature sandpits set in northern France covering around 17 acres in total, set in a domain of over 30 acres. The venue is just 2 hours 30 minutes from Calais and only 100 kilometres from the Belgain border. Excavated in the late 1970s, the complex consists of 2 beautifully matured & established carp fishing lakes, renowned for their big fish, plus one 1 acre stock lake.

•CROIX BLANCHE LAKE - 6 Acres - 7 Swims - Maximum of 5 anglers
•TORTUE LAKE - 8 Acres - 8 Swims - Maximum of 5 anglers 

at a glance

lake

The Tortue lake is the larger of the two fishing lakes, situated at the far end of the complex. It is marginally larger than the Croix lake at around 8 acres.. It consists of eight numbered swims from 8 to 15. Again the swims have been constructed to provide as comfortable fishing as is possible in accordance with the varying water levels during the year.

The swims on the central causeway between the two lakes, No's: 8, 13 ,14 & 15 are mostly dugouts, where as the swims on the river bank are stepped and often under water in the early Spring.
The main feature on the venue is the central plateau, that has an average depth of 2-3 feet and is at castable distance from most pegs.

The far end of the venue, in front of pegs 12 & 13 is deeper averaging 9-12 feet as are the margins in front of all swims. There is a fair amount of weed on the shallower bars in the centre of the lake, with large holes that can easily be fished.

The track gives access by car to the causeway swims at all times, but is trickier on the far margin where swims are better reached on foot.

The lake has been stocked with similar quantities of fish over the years to the Croix Lake, but growth rates seem to be marginally better. The lake was once home of the famous "Hippo" who topped the scales at over 76lb. The current lake record is a mirror of 55lb. The average is excellent at over 30lb with numerous 40's including a fabulous two-tone common at 48lb.

One of the top attractions of the lake is its large catfish that go to well over 100lb, the average being in the 30's. These awesome predators can offer a serious test to both angler and tackle

the facilities

Shower block:

The facilities on the water are very good. At the entrance to the venue there is a shower and English style toilet block with two hot showers and two toilets. The block consists of:

accommodation

There is a first class mobile home on site that can be used for accommodation, and is available as an optional rental. It consists of :

 

bait available

Croix Blanche - Bait

 
 
PROLINE BOILIES PACKS OF 2.5 Kg ..…………          25,00€
Croix Blanche Special (Robin Red Garlic)
POP-UPS ………………………………………………… 5,00€
4 flavors: Rahja Spice, Crab, Surf’n’Turf, Fruity Trifle
PREPARED PARTICLES*
HEMP 5 Kg..……………………………………………     15,00€
MAPLE PEAS 5 Kg……………………………………      15,00€
MIXED SEEDS 5 Kg…………………………………..     15,00€
MAIZE 5 Kg……………………………………………       10,00€
CARP PELLETS 5 Kg…………………………………     15,00€

*Seeds cooked to order. Please count with 24 hour preparation time
 
LAKE PACKS
 
STARTER BAIT PACK………………………………..      50,00€
2,5 kg Boilies of your choice
5 kg Hemp or Mixed Seeds
5 kg of Carp Pellets
1 Pot of Pop Ups
 
SESSION BAIT PACK…………………………………     100,00€
5 kg Boilies of your choice
10 kg Hemp or Mixed Seeds
10 kg of Carp Pellets
1 Pot of Pop Ups