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Croix Blanche Lake March and April 2012 : Catch Report

03/05/2012

Following the excellent winter results on the venue, which saw a good number of forty pound fish banked, including two to myself, the big freeze that lasted over three weeks put an abrupt end to the feeding spree, and a downer on the fishing and any high hopes I'd have of a productive start to the m ....more


Croix Blanche Lake I Guess Winter Finally Arrived!!

11/02/2012

It’s amazing that in one week the weather can change so radically. Just one week ago I was packing up after landing my second biggest common ever. The outside temperatures were in the 5°C and it was fairly overcast. The water temp was 6°C during that weekend. What a contrast to today, ....more


Croix Blanche Lake Last Session for January and my Second 40lb+ Common

11/02/2012

With the weather forecast announcing the arrival of a prolonged cold snap next week, I felt that I had to get back out and do a couple more nights before the cold eventually put an end to the carp’s willingness to feed in winter. The first few days of the week had been very wet so I was waiti ....more


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Croix Blanche Catch Report

03/05/2012

Following the excellent winter results on the venue, which saw a good number of forty pound fish banked, including two to myself, the big freeze that lasted over three weeks put an abrupt end to the feeding spree, and a downer on the fishing and any high hopes I'd have of a productive start to the m ....more


March and April 2012 : Catch Report

03/05/2012

Following the excellent winter results on the venue, which saw a good number of forty pound fish banked, including two to myself, the big freeze that lasted over three weeks put an abrupt end to the feeding spree, and a downer on the fishing and any high hopes I'd have of a productive start to the m ....more


Last Session for January and my Second 40lb+ Common

31/01/2012

With the weather forecast announcing the arrival of a prolonged cold snap next week, I felt that I had to get back out and do a couple more nights before the cold eventually put an end to the carp’s willingness to feed in winter. The first few days of the week had been very wet so I was waiti ....more

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non-exclusive with accommodation, exclusive bivvy, exclusive with accommodation
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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

  • Lake Size : 6 & 8 Acres
  • Swims : Total of 15 numbered swims.
  • Depth : 2 - 5 metres
  • Carp Stock : Good head of carp in both lakes to over 50lb. Average around 20lb+.
  • Other Fish : Catfish to 100lb, Grass carp to 40lb+, tench, pike, bream.
  • Lake Bed : Firm gravel and chalk, some weed.
  • Features : Margin over hangs, bars, deep gullies
  • Access : Most pegs accessible by car
  • Night Fishing : Yes
  • Boats Allowed : No

The Croix Blanche lake is the first lake you come to on arrival at the venue. It comprises of 7 swims and is the closest to the facilities and accommodation. There is a maximum of 5 anglers at any one time (six are allowed for an exclusive lake booking).

Custom build pegs have been constructed for each swim, providing dug outs and steps to the water to accommodate the varying water levels at the various times of the year, and each swim has plenty of room to install bivvies and rods.

The lake has been stocked regularly since I have owned the venue, the latest stocking having taken place in June 2010, when 50 carp were introduced ranging from 18lb to 26lb. This takes the stock to between 150 & 200 carp, the largest in 2010 bieng a 46lb 2oz mirror. The lake also saw a 40lb common banked. The average size now being in the mid twenties, with a number of thirties also present. Aside from the large carp the lake also has a good head of catfish, that range from doubles to over 70lb.

Average depth in the summer is around 4 to 6 feet with deeper holes at the top end and in front of peg 2. There is a fair amount of weed in the central part of the lake, which is often an place the fish use as a holding area. The best tactic is usually to present a bait in the holes in the weed or close to the far margins.

 

There is a track all the way around the perimeter that gives access by car to all swims

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:

  • Two hot showers.

  • A stainless steel wash basin.

  • Bench seating so you can get changed easily and comfortably.

  • There is a toilet inside the block as well as a separate one outside so you don't have to wait your turn if the shower is occupied. 
     

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 :

  • A lounge area

  • A bathroom and shower

  • A separate toilet

  • A fitted kitchen, with all the utensils you'll need including gas hob, oven, microwave, fridge etc.

  • Two bedrooms, both with brand new beds, that can sleep three people (one double room and one single).

  • The sofa in the living area is also convertible to allow a further sleeping area.

 

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
Dogs Allowed 6 2 Bait Available Exclusive Booking Available 2.5 57lbs 70lbs enquire compare

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croix blanche lake feedback

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05/07/2014

Cosy lake. Comfortable pegs. Intriguing prospects. Super service from the owner. The lake is located in the middle of nowhere. Be prepared for the catfish. ....more


15/09/2012

Beautiful lake and nice complex, all you need for drive n survive. Gareth was there to welcome and discuss peg and tactics dependant on what you were targeting. Carp weren't really playing the game, only had two @ 18lb and 24lb, both mint. Lost count of quality crucians and breem on the method feede ....more


30/06/2012

owner was there to meet us on arrival (Gareth) he gave us a tour of the lake and facilities pointing out the best areas to fish . site was clean and litter free the lake had quite a bit of weed which was a bit of a challenge a dinghy was available to use but was not the best one life jacket.large po ....more


07/04/2012

good lake,facilitiesok.fishing ok for time of year. 17 carp between 3 of us up to 28lb and 1 cat 30lb ....more


07/04/2012

good lake good facilities helpful owner had 8 carp 1 cat and lost 3 big cats. my advise to anyone going is to take 20mm boilies min to try and get rid of bream which were a pain ....more

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