Bel Eaux - Belforet in Grand Est
Just over a 3-hours drive Calais, you will find the beautiful Domaine de Bel Eaux, translated: “the domain of beautiful lakes.” Hidden deep in the woods of the beautiful Northern France landscape you will find an incredibly special complex of more than 20 lakes. The owner of Bel Eaux, Sébastien, together with his in-laws, has been breeding small carp, whitefish and predatory fish for decades. This family business has something special to offer every kind of angler. However, three of the waters are specially designated for carp fishing, with the 12 hectares of Belforet being the largest! Belforet has incredible carp weighing up to 66lb, 3 luxury gites, and 2 bivvy swims. With the additional option to book weekends and midweeks this is a wonderful and flexible destination!
Belforet has a particularly rich fish stock, which has been given a lot of attention in recent years. It is estimated that there are currently 400 carp in the lake and that the population has an average weight of about 26lb. At least 20 carp in this lake weigh more than 45lb: the heaviest fish, a mirror carp, weighs 65lb; the second largest, a common, weighs 60lb; and the third largest, a grass carp, weighs 58lb. There are around 100 koi in the lake between 8lb and 45lb, around 250 common- and mirror carp between 15lb and 65lb, around 50 grass carp between 18lb and 58lb and 4 large silver carp between 100lb and 120lb.
Belforet certainly has a large and healthy fish stock, making it not particularly difficult, but also not an easy lake where you can expect run after run without a bit of work. We highly recommend that you use a high quality bait and think about your fishing tactic and what will work best here. Many tricks such as zigs, chod-rigs, ronny rigs, PVA bags, and free-lining may put you ahead of the game on this lake.
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