24kg Marcusans Thomas
La Chaussée-sur-Marne, Northern France


La Chaussée-sur-Marne, Northern France
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Lake Description

Marcusans is a stunning 32 acre lake set in the heart of the Marne region. This lake has a great reputation, stretching back many years, for offering excellent carp fishing holidays. The 10 large single swims give you loads of options on where and how to fish; also because the management allows a maximum of 10 Anglers. You can book single swims and double up with your friends if you want to. This old gravel pit features an island in the middle of the lake with overhanging trees. Its carp stock includes a large head of big and healthy mirrors and commons between 30lb and 40lb. The largest mirror was 69.44lb, whereas the lake record for common carp at the moment is just over 55lb.

The Lake

Etang de Marcusans is situated in a meander of the river Marne. Shaped like a triangle, there's a island in the middle of the lake. Everybody can fish the island without being bothered by your neighbors. The bottom falls to 4 - 4,5m quite close to the banks and consists of gravel with a thin layer of silt. No fresh water mussels or any kind of obstacles. During the hotter months there might be some weed formation and there's no poisson chat. There is some crayfish but they won't be a problem. Boats are not allowed. Baitboats are allowed at any time.

The Stock

Marcusans being a gravel pit impossible to drain, it's hard to know the exact carp stock of this venue. It has a great reputation though with mirrors up to 69.44lb and commons up to 55lb. Its carp stock includes a large head of big and healthy mirrors and commons between 30lb and 40lb. Other species are catfish (max. 135lb), Sturgeon (max. 37lb), grasscarp, pike and silverfish.

The swims

The lake counts 9 grassy swims. Each angler has to book its swim, but you can always double up when you get there. Swim 10 is a double one to be booked by 2 anglers. The management doesn't allow more than 10 anglers on the lake. Swims 2, 3, 6 and 10 have a shelter. You can park your car at the swim.


The facilities (showers & toilets) are sited between swims 4 & 5 and are clean, well equipped and spacious. There's electricity (solar energy; solar panels) and water (from a well) and the owner offers recharging your batteries. He'll try to visit you 1 or 2 times during you stay to collect the garbage and see how you're doing. Take into account that there's an additional €2.00EUR eco-tax per angler per day to process the garbage. The supermarket is 3km away from the venue. Walking, you can go to the Hotel-Restaurant next to Marcusans.

The owner sells cooked particles for 20€/ 10kg (own particles are not allowed).


Key points

  • Lake Marcusans
  • Departement Marne
  • Surface 13 ha
  • Open april - mid october
  • Bottom gravel with some silt
  • Depth 4 à 4,5 meter
  • Max. anglers 10
  • Carpstock lot of fish between 15 and 31 kg
  • Accessible swims all swims are accessible by car
  • Price per angler € 240
  • Price non-angler € 40
  • Weed Possible during summer
  • Exclusive Lake 2400€ per week (10 angler)
See Marcusans rules here >>


Wierprobleem !!!
Weer een prima week gehad! Geen aantallen gevangen maar met karpers tot 29 kilo hoor je mij niet klagen..wel jammer van de meervallen, elke nacht een paar van die apparaten gevangen. Maar mooi water, relaxe beheerder en mooie vissen, ik kom weer terug!
Lovely lake and nice natural surroundings. Swims are very steep, broke a brand new reel when I fell over, so be careful! Had a lot of success a couple of years ago, but this time there seemed to be a lot more cats about, only 5 carp between 3 of us. Bailiff is a lovely bloke - doesn't speak a word of English though so brush up on your French if you intend to go there. There is a shower and toilet on site and you can get mains power but it's via solar panel so day time only - bring a uk to euro adaptor. Fisherman's holidays were great especially Thomas Komasan.
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