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 was restocked in 2019 with hundred new carp, the stock is 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 consits 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 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.
Although the lake was restocked in 2019 with hundred new carp, the stock is fairly unknown (maybe 200 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.
People in the village talk about a huge carp caught back 20 years ago. Stefaan had a beast on the line 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. There is crayfish and freshwater mussel which are great for the carp.
Service & Facilities
The shouwers & 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 backery 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)
This domain has holiday homes
- 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 200 carp up to 60lb
- Weedformation Hardly, only near swim 7 some during summer months
- Access Good path around the lake
- Price per angler 265€
- Price non-fishing guest 50€
- Wifi Yes
- Lake Exclusive 2000€ (max. 10 anglers)
- Holiday house 600€ for 4 pers