France - 225 miles from Calais

Grands Prés

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Grands Prés is located in the beautiful Champagne region, within comfortable travel distance of Calais. This 35 acres lake in the northeast of France offers all the ingredients for a beautiful carp fishing holiday. It is a challenging fish stock with very healthy carp with weights of over 65lb and a...

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What can you expect?

  • Record carp 66 LBS
  • 35-acre of water surface
  • Max. 12 anglers
  • 7x Bivvy Swim
  • Rowing boat allowed
  • Bait boat allowed
  • Dogs are allowed
  • Parking at your swim
  • Weed present
  • Some noise from the nearby road

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Grands Prés starting from € 245.00

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1. Choice your preferred length of stay

19-10-2019
19 Oct till 26 Oct 2019

2. Select swim and date

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Swims

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Swim 4
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Swim 5
1 angler
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2 anglers
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Swim 11
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Water

Grands Prés
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The lake

There are many gravel excavation lakes throughout the Champagne region, including La Carrière des Grands Prés. The lake has been in the possession of the distinguished Thiolière family for decades and has been open for carp angling for several years. The 33 hectares are completely fenced, ensuring...

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The carpstock

We estimate the fish population to be 500 carp with numerous 45-55lb and above carp. The current lake record weighs 67lb and is a beautiful wide-built mirror carp. Most of the heavy fish in Grand Prés are mirror carp, but there are also some heavy common carp swimming around. In addition to the carp...

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The facilities

Our guests are all received by the lake owner, Richard, or one of his family members. Directly beside the water, is a lodge which is at the disposal of our guests. The lodge houses a simple shower, toilet, and a kitchen. A short 3-mile drive from the lake is a supermarket, petrol station, and bakery....

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Type of holiday:Holiday with friends

Date of arrival:28-09-2019 - Number of anglers: 2

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Date of arrival:28-09-2019 - Number of anglers: 2

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12-09-2019
A stunning carpfishing holiday at Grands Prés for Dean!
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Price setting

It is possible at Grands Prés to reserve an entire week. The price for this is outlined below:

Week (Saturday- Saturday)

  • Angler € 245.-
  • Non-angler € 50.-
  • Exclusive rental of the whole lake for 12 anglers € 2,250.- (please note: every non-anglers is charged separately)

Jardin des Carpes – Services

Available on Location

  • Boat rental €50.- per week
  • 10kg ready-made French corn € 25,-
  • 10kg ready-made particle mix € 30,-
  • 1kg ready-made tiger nuts € 5.-
  • 25kg pellets (9mm) € 50,-

Note: The sale of bait, meals and other services takes place directly between the guest and the water owner. The Carp Specialist can in no way be held responsible for problems that may arise or price changes of the above services. You can place your order at least 2 weeks before arrival at The Carp Specialist, however, you pay for your order in cash upon arrival at the lake.

Main rules

Strict rules have been set at Grands Prés. Please respect the rules for your own pleasure, and that of your fellow anglers. The lake owner had the right to remove you from the property in case the rules stated below are not respected.

Time of arrival: 12:00
Time of departure: 10AM
Legal night fishing
Maximum four carp rods per angler
Leadcore is not allowed
No braided mainline
Sacking a fish is prohibited
Fixed-rigs are not allowed. Use safety rigs. Please ensure that the lead can slide over all knots (f.e. when using a shock leader). Inline leads and safety clips are allowed
Unhooking mats are obligatory and should be big and thick enough
No bent-hook rigs

Location

Address details
Department: Marne
Region: Champagne Ardenne
City: Heiltz-le-Maurupt
ZIP code: 51340
Streetname: D14

GPS Coordinates
48.80223, 4.84832
N 48 48.134, E 4 50.899
​N 48 48 8, E 4 50 54

Useful addresses

Supermarket (small): Carrefour Contact, 5 place Jean Monnet, Pargny sur Saulx Supermarket (big): Intermarché, Rue de la Tresse, Revigny sur Ornain Bakery: La Fée Baguette, 2 Grande Rue, Heiltz le Maurupt Restaurant: L'Ancre d'Or, 14 Rue de la Chavée, Pargny sur Saulx Gas station: Total, 32 Avenue du Bois du Roi, Pargny sur Saulx Tackle shop: Decathlon, Rue des Mérovingiens, Zone Commerciale du Chêne Saint-Amand, Saint-Dizier Docter: Maison Médicae de Vanault, 2 Chemin du Gué Ravigneut, Vanault les Dames Veterinarian: Clinique Vétérinaire, 13 Rue des Raine, Heiltz le Maurupt Hospital: Hospital de Saint Dizier, 1 Rue Albert Schweitzer, Saint Dizier

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