Etang de Pesnel
Jon of Ultimate French Carping took over the exclusive English rights to fishing the beautiful Etang Pesnel in 2017. The lake has been under the management of a few companies over the years, which has given us the ability to give accurate stats on the fishing. The lake itself is truly a wonderful place that anglers have returned to year after year providing wonderful experiences. This lake is truly hassle free and caters for anglers of all abilities. Everyone enjoys hearing their buzzers scream!!
The lake is located in a green setting in the heart of the Orne department, in the beautiful park of Normandy Maine just 45 min South of Caen. The Lake is 28 acres in size has no crayfish or poisson chat. The lake bed is predominantly clay with a constant spring feed of fresh water. The average depth is around 6-7ft. There’s an existing gravel river bed running through the centre of the lake. In the centre, there is a sunken island and also a beautiful horse shoe shaped island with overhanging trees that scream carp!!
There really isn’t a figure for 20’s, 30’s and 40’s. In 2017 an angler caught over 1200lb of carp in a week without fishing 24/7!! Upper 40’s, 50’s and even a 60 have all come from the lake in recent times but you will need to fish through the 20’s 30’s to get to them. On average, carp over 40lb are caught each week. There have been estimations from the owner from previous netting of 12 tons of carp. This really is a true runs water!
The complex that the lake is set in is completely fenced off with secure entrance gates under lock and key. This enables the anglers to have their own piece of France with no disturbances from the outside world. The lake accommodates a maximum of 8 anglers with the option of fishing 13 pegs. This will give everyone a great choice around the lake and if you are struggling (no ones does) on a peg you will always have the option to move should you wish to.