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Etang de Mont
Beaulon, Central France

Etang de Mont

Beaulon, Central France
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Lake Description


Etang de Mont is located in the Auvergne: one of France's hidden treasures, a region of beautiful valleys, large expanses of coniferous forests, and spectacular landscapes. It's a long 45 acres lake (18ha) that stretches out over more than 1 kilometre with a width of about 200 meters. All swims are situated on the northern bank. There are woods on the southern banks that provide some overhanging trees onto the lake. The 9 swims - including an island pitch - are equipped with luxury furnished tents (including 2 full sized single beds). Etang de Mont is a great venue for those who like some comfort.


The owner confirms that the lake is stocked with about 1200 carp. No carp weighs less than 16lb (7kg). The biggest carp - a mirror carp - weighs 62lb (28kg), the biggest common is 51lb (23kg). The average weight is 26lb (12kg) and there are very nice individual carp such as a 31lb leather carp, a 40lb Koi and a 46lb grass carp. Etang de Mont also has a nice head of sturgeon (max. 35kg), pike and silver fish. The large mandarine catfish have eaten almost all the poisson chat and the crayfish. Pike fishing isn't allowed.

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The Swims

The lake is particularly long: 1.2 kms and with a good width (on average 200m). 8 of the 9 swims are situated on the same side, so there is no cross over. The 9th swim is on a small island in the lake and can be reached with a boat provided by the venue. This swim is not an easy swim: there are many snags that are not always visible (poles, branches, etc). Each swim is no less than 100m from the next, so everyone can fish in peace from their own swim.

Swim 4 is the so called "VIP" swim. The tent is equipped with a kitchen area, with a hob, all the kitchen necessities, a fridge, a microwave, interior and exterior lighting, and additional electrical charging points.

Each swim is terraced and is 15 x 8 m; it provides enough space and cover for the fisherman and the fish. The swim is equipped with the 2/3 person tent free of charge. The tents are furnished, equipped with wooden garden furniture, 2 full size beds with mattresses, table and chairs. Almost all swims have shade from an oak behind the swim, except for swims 7 and 9.

All swims are double swims, but you don't have to double up. The single use of a swim is €50 EUR more expensive, but for this price, you're allowed to use 4 rods instead of 3.

Service and Facilities

The facilities are well maintained and are clean. There are 2 showers, 2 toilets, 2 washbasins, 4 fridges and 1 freezer. Six charging points are at your disposal for your cellphone & batteries.

3 km from Etang de Mont you can buy boilies, pop-ups, liquides, particles, pellets, fishing line, hooks, rigs, weights, sunglasses, etc at Domaine de Bouxier's brand new 25m2 tackle shop. For the moment only cash payments are possible.

You can buy food and drinks in the village of Beaulon. The bailiff Laetitia visits the clients almost every day to see if everything is ok. Pets are allowed. Barbecues are allowed.

Each swim must have at least one boat. You can bring your own boat or hire one on site. If you wish to rent one at the venue, please indicate this on your booking. Boat Hire with Minnkota e-motor: €100 per week; e-Motor: €30 per week. For the moment only cash payments are possible.


1 Angler per swim (4 rods): €375 EUR (Winter price: €275 EUR)
2 Anglers per swim (3 rods each): €325 EUR per angler (Winter price: €225 EUR)
non-fishing guests: €60

Key points

  • Lake Etang de Mont
  • Departement Allier (Auvergne)
  • Open March - October
  • Distance Calais - Etang de Mont: 610 km
  • Area 45 acres lake (18ha)
  • Bottom sand
  • Depth 2 meters (5 m at the dam)
  • Max. Anglers 18
  • Stocking 1200 mirrors and commons between 16lb - 62lb
  • Access All swims are accessible by car
  • Price per Angler from €325 EUR per angler (Winter price: €225 EUR)
  • Price per non-fishing guest 60€ per week
  • WIFI No
  • Lake Exclusive: 5900€ per week, for up to 18 anglers
See Etang de Mont rules here >>

Rules - Etang de Mont

Central France
  1. The angler should bring a valid booking confirmation.
  2. It’s allowed to fish 24 hrs per day - catch and release
  3. Each swim must have at least one boat. You can bring your own boat or hire one on site. Bait boats are allowed.
  4. Swimming is forbidden.
  5. Allowed rigs: “carp friendly” rigs (safety bolt rigs, weight should fall off easily in case line brakes). Please use hooks with micro barb (Min size n° 8, max. size n° 2) - BARBLESS HOOKS AND HOOKS WITH FLATTENED BARB ARE NOT ALLOWD. Nylon mainline between 28/100 and 40/100 only (braided main line not allowed).
  6. Carp sacs, bent hooks, braided mainline, boilie cannon, peanuts and other nuts are banned. Rig tube is allowed. Lead-core shouldn't be longer than 50cm.
  7. 4 Rods per angler if you fish alone. 3 Rods per angler if you double up. Bivvies and tents should be brown or green.
    Each angler should have a big landing net with a min. size of 90 cm and a large unhooking mat of min. 5 cm thick (you can use one of our mats if necessary), a big weigh sling and Carp Antiseptic to disinfect the hook wounds.
  8. Fishing is only allowed on the booked swims.
  9. Please return the fish carefully to the water. Bring your waders to make your pics with the fish in the water (under your responsibility).
  10. Marking or steeling fish will be reported immediately to the local Police (Gendarmerie) and French Justice.
  11. Alcohol abuse and drugs are not tolerated.
  12. Please respect the nature and the tranquillity of the site. Keep clean the sanitary building and the swims. Please separate waste in the designated containers.
  13. Dogs are allowed. Campfires are strictly forbidden. Gas cookers and barbecues are allowed.
  14. The owner can keep the refundable payment if you don’t respect the regulations
  15. Arrival after 14:00 h. Departure before 11:00 h.
  16. The owner and the bailiff can check your rigs at any time.
  17. The owner is not responsible for theft, fire, injury or what so ever.
  18. Each angler should sign the regulations declaring that he/she accepts them.
  19. The property is open from 8 AM to 7 PM. At 7PM the gates are locked and nobody can enter Etang de Mont between 7 PM and 8 AM.


this was my first time here it was nice and quite and relaxing, i did 5 night and had 9 fish from 30lb to 42lb i would go again thanks scott
Most fish from the far margin. A couple from the channel. 82 fish in a week for 6 anglers. In a lovely part of France. It was an excellent trip. Thanks for all your help.
Very good week ,Had lots of fish will be back

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