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Etang De Pesnel
Neauphe-sous-Essai, Normandy

Etang De Pesnel

Neauphe-sous-Essai, Normandy
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Lake Description

Located in the small Normandy village of Neauphe-sous-Essai, Etang de Pesnel is a magnificent 12 hectares (or 28 acres) carp fishing lake. Its new owner Mickaël, the son of an experienced fish farmer, has everything it takes to make this venue a superb runswater.

The 7 swims, accommodating up to 10 anglers, are spread over the southern side of the venue. The bottom consists of gravel with a layer of silt; depths vary between 1 and 2.5 metres. There are no obstacles and hardly any weed formation. Don't worry about the nuisance fishg, on Pesnel you won't be bothered by freshwater crayfish or poisson chat.

Etang de Pesnel is part of a nature reserve. As a result, cars are not allowed to stay on the swim. You may, however, drive to the swim to load and unload. Afterwards, cars must be parked in the car park.

Boats are not allowed but RC bait boats are. Dogs are allowed. The site is fully enclosed, security is guaranteed.

Fish stock

The carp stock is estimated at 600 carp, with several exceeding 20 kg. The largest fish in the lake weigh around 25 kg.

Etang de Pesnel is a runswater where you may expect 10-25 fish per week. Other fish species present are catfish, some bream, silver carp, some large sturgeon and pike.

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The swims

There are 7 swims for a maximum of 10 anglers. Swim 1 features a lodge with electricity (no running water). Close to swim 1 are the facilities with shower, WC, electricity, running water.

Swims 1 to 3 are quiet and close to the sanitary facilities. The water is deeper in the middle of the lake and towards swims 3 and 4.

Sanitary facilities and service

The sanitary facilities are in good order and consist of a shower, toilet and sink. There is a new outdoor kitchen equipped with a cooker, fridge, microwave and freezer.

The owner speaks English and is on his property every day. Supermarket and shops are a 15-minute drive away. There is no Wifi for now.

Key points

  • The Lake: Etang de Pesnel
  • Region: Normandy
  • Distance: Calais - Etang de Pesnel: 360 km
  • Lake size: 28 acres // 12 hectares
  • Depth: up to 3 meters // 10 ft deep
  • Access: All swims have car access
  • Max. Anglers: 12
  • Stocking: 600 fish; lake record 25 kg
  • Price per Angler: from 250€ from Saturday to Saturday
  • Price non-Fishing Guest: 35€ from Saturday to Saturday
  • Lake Exclusive: 2250€ from Saturday to Saturday for up to 12 Anglers
  • Wifi: no
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a poor weeks fishing. Is there really a good head of fish, or have the Big catfish taken over?
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