Drive & Survive Carp Fishing in France.

Lake Ruby is a 19 acre gin clear gravel pit with carp to 56lb.

We’re delighted to announce Lake Ruby is open for pre-bookings and will be accepting customers from April 2020. 

Facilities & Information

Lake Ruby is a 19 acre gravel pit, set in the heart of the Champaign Region in France near the small village of Martinicourt Goncourt. Approximately 3 1/2 hours drive from Calais, Ruby Lake really is in the ideal location for a french carp fishing holiday venue.

You couldn’t imagine the amount of blood, sweat and beers (mainly beers) that’ve gone into making this french carp fishery become a reality. Frazer (the owner) and his team have really put their hearts and soles into this project and, as I’m sure you’ll agree, it’s been worth the wait.

With the modern carp angler in mind from the outset, sizeable swims have been constructed around the lake to ensure maximum comfort during your weeks stay. Want to fish with a pal? Not a problem! Most swims at Lake Ruby can easily host two bivvies or shelters. 

With no more than 12 anglers fishing per week, you’ll certainly get your fair share of water and always have the opportunity to move swims should you wish. The draw for swims is on Saturday at 13:00 (French time).

The usual amenities such as kitchen area, toilets, hot shower and washing facilities are all available on site.  

Approximately 100 carp were stocked in January 2019, with the largest of the residents now weighing 56lb+. Further stockings took place this winter as part of an ongoing stocking programme, so it is estimated there will be 300 carp to fish for during the 2020 season. When you consider the natural food larders in Lake Ruby, combined with anglers additional particles, pellet and boilies, it won’t be long until these carp are packing on the pounds!


Food Package

The food package is £135 per person payable upon arrival and is available from Saturday – Saturday.

Map & Directions

Here are the directions to Lake Ruby France from Calais. 


  • No Leadcore (Safe Zone Leaders Only)
  • No Nuts
  • Barbed Hooks Only
  • Bait Boat Allowed
  • Rowing Boats Allowed (€25.00 for the week)
  • 3 Rods Maximum 

Rules may be subject to change. Please check you fully understand the rules prior to fishing.

Booking & Prices

Prices start from £275 per person. This is paid in two instalments.

  1. £140 deposit payable within 7 days of booking.
  2. £135 payable in Euros upon arrival.

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