Many people dream about purchasing a property in France. Stefaan Mijle made this dream come true and bought his very own carp fishing lake. Tired of the hectic life in Belgium he moved to southern France in 2018. Etang Lassalle is a 12 hectares lake, which is about 30 acres; it has 10 large double swims. The depths vary from 2 to 9 metres (6 -30ft).
Although the lake has been restocked several times in the last years, a large part of the stock is still fairly unknown. The biggest carp caught so far was 27kg (60lb). But the lake is 45 years old so we're pretty sure the water holds plenty of surprises.
Etang Lassale is a 30 acre lake with only 10 swims. The swims are large and clean with good car access (you can leave the car at the swim). The depths vary between 2 to 9 meters. Between swims 1, 2, 8 & 10 is the deepest area. The bay with swim 9 features depths of 4m and 6,5m. Remark that the fishing area on the north side of the lake is fairly deeper than the opposite site. To give you an idea, the maximum depth in front of swim 7 is 3,5m, whereas the maximum depth in front of swim 3 is maximum 5,5m. In front of swim 7 you'll find some aquatic plants which will make fishing a little harder, but of course, the carp love to be in them.
The bottom consists of clay with rocks and stoney patches. In the middle there's a 20-30cm layer of silt. Etang Lassalle features hard areas, drop-offs, plateaus, holes... in a nutshell: a dream lake.
The owner created some very interesting features on Etang Lassalle. He made two large plateaus and 3 massive pits to make the lake even more interesting. Between swims 2-3-7-8 there's a large plateau around 2 meters under the surface. A similar plateau is between swims 7-6-4-3. The plateaus also feature water lilies, so these will be a very interesting spot to drop your hook links.
Also, 3 massive holes have been dug. One is in front of swim 5, another one in front of swim 7 and a third hole of 2-3 meters deep is between swims 3 and 4.
The venue has 10 large swims on the reed lined margins. You can access the swims by car and you may leave the car at the swim. On arrival there's a draw for the swims.
Etang Lassalle has a nice stock of roughly 250 healthy carp. The biggest carp caught so far was 27kg (60lb). But the lake is 45 years old so we're pretty sure the water holds plenty of surprises.
Although the lake has been restocked several times in the last years, a large part of the stock is still fairly unknown. People in the village talk about a huge carp caught back 20 years ago. Stefaan had a beast which was impossible to stop. Was this a large catfish? We don't know - but in the near future we'll see some nice surprises coming out of the lake.
Besides carp, there's a good population of predators like pike and bass. 2 massive silver carp have been introduced too: one is called Oscar (48kg) and the other one is Diego (36kg). There is crayfish and freshwater mussel which are great for the carp.
Service & Facilities
The showers & toilets are in the main building, as well as a dining area with freezer and fridge. Soon, Stefaan will start offering food packages which will be served in the main building or on the swim.
The village of Lassalle has 131 inhabitants and you won't find much stores there. The nearest bakery is 4 km from the lake, and there are several large super markets about 7km from Lassalle.
On site, Stefaan sells some end tackle, particles and boilies (different flavours, pop-ups, etc)
Etang Lassalle features 2 holiday homes. The 2 bedroom apartments are located in the main building and have a nice kitchen, bathroom and living room. The apartment on the ground floor is perfect for 4 persons. Price per week: 700€ (for up to 4 pers...
Etang Lassalle features 2 holiday homes. The 2 bedroom apartments are located in the main building and have a nice kitchen, bathroom and living room. Price per week for the apartment in the first floor: 750€ (for up to 4 persons) The fishing isn't ...
- Lake Etang Lassalle
- Departement Gers
- Open All year round
- Distance Calais - Etang Lassalle: 1000 km
- Area 30 acres / 12 hectares
- Bottom Hard stoney and rocky bottom on the sides, layer of silt in the middle
- Depth max. 9m
- Max. number of Anglers 20
- Stocking 250 carp up to 60lb
- Weedformation Hardly, only near swim 7 some during summer months
- Access Good path around the lake
- Price per angler 280€
- Price non-fishing guest 50€
- Wifi Yes
- Lake Exclusive 2500€ (max. 10 anglers)
- Holiday house from 700€ for 4 pers