Leon Lake France

French carp lakes with carp to 80lb.

Leon Lake is a 30 acre big fish water with specimen carp to 80lb.

Facilities & Information
Leon Lake is a 30 acre former gravel pit situated in the picturesque countryside of Northeastern France. The lake was originally excavated 60 years ago and has matured into one of the regions flagship big carp waters. Located adjacent to a nearby river and surrounded by 50 acres of farm land, Leon Lake makes for a relaxing and comfortable fishing environment.

The lake hosts 14 double swims, each commanding a large area of the 30 acre water. You’ll find an array of depths varying from 8ft (2.5 meters) to 20ft (6 meters) and there’s an abundance of features including islands, shallow bars, plateaus and more.

Leon lake is recommended to experienced anglers. The lake is rich in natural food, including cray fish, which is why the carp have grown to their huge sizes. It’s estimated the lake contains 290 – 300 carp with roughly 100 over 45lb’s (20kg), half a dozen over 65lb’s (30kg+) including a 77lb common and the lake record is a 81lb (37kg) common.

On site you’ll find a toilet, shower, secure parking, sockets for recharging batteries and freezer facilities. There is easy vehicle access all around the lake which makes the task of setting up or changing swims that little bit easier.

Food Package

An optional food package which includes breakfast and evening meals is available from €200 per person per week. The food package is ordered in advance and payment is made directly to the bailiff on arrival.

The supermarket is 15 minutes drive away and there’s kebab and pizza takeaways in the nearby town.

Bait & Tackle

There is a fishing tackle shop located in the nearby village which stocks a limited amount of carp fishing terminal tackle items and bait. Bait is also available at Leon Lake. Bait is ordered in advance and payment is made directly to the bailiff on arrival.

  • Boilies from 9€/kg
  • Pellets from 75€/25kg


Map & Directions

The lake is approximately 5 hours 10 minutes drive from Calais. 

Directions will be provided on conformation of booking. 


  • Arrival is on Saturday from 11:00 am (French Time)
  • The draw for swims is on Saturday at 13:00 (French time).
  • Swim choice is subject to availability. (Pre-booked swims and swim reservations may need to be considered prior to choosing your swim.)
  • On the day of departure the swim must be vacated before 10:00am (French Time)
  • Four rods per angler
  • No fixed leads
  • Micro-barb hooks only
  • Landing nets must have a minimum span of 100cm
  • Unhooking mat/cradles and weigh slings are mandatory and must be dry upon arrival
  • Fish over 50lb+ (22kg) to be photographed in the water
  • Retaining fish is not allowed
  • Rowing boats are allowed and a life jacket must be worn at all times
  • Bait boats are allowed
  • Particles are allowed with the exception of peanuts
  • BBQs are allowed, provided they are off the ground
  • Minimum 12lb breaking strain mainline, braid and nylon allowed.
  • All rubbish to be taken home including cigarette butts and tea bags
  • Toilets and showers to be left in a good condition.

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

Booking & Prices
From £350 per person per week.

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