Lac Baleine

Lac Baleine is an astonishingly beautiful 23 acre lake set on 40 acres of land in the idyllic Champagne region, near Vitry-le-François, just over 3 hours from Calais. Spectacular views and a tranquil atmosphere make this a very special lake indeed.

A mature tree-lined lake, excavated over 25 years ago, Lac Baleine consists of gravel and clay. The lake offers a multitude of interesting features: from two islands with overhanging trees and deep margins to depths ranging between 8 to 12 feet depending on the time of year.

Spacious, well-maintained and perfectly positioned, Lac Baleine consists of 23 swims, a mixture of singles and doubles, with a maximum of 12 anglers. This ensures anglers have the freedom to move around while maintaining the secluded atmosphere that makes this such an impressive lake. All swims are accessible by vehicle. Lac Baleine can be weedy from time to time.


The lake stock is estimated at 350+ carp, with 25+ above 22kgs, 10+ above 30kgs and a current lake record well over 34kgs! Mixture of mirror and common carp, with some stunning scaly mirrors. No poison chat, crayfish or bream.
Showers and toilets
Fridges and freezers
Social area comprising of BBQ and picnic benches with spectacular views of the lake
Solar electricity is present on site for charging batteries and phones
>Weigh station on each swim
10 minutes from a range of supermarkets, restaurants and shops
Fenced with a gated entrance
Food packages
Bait boats to hire
Rowing boats to hire


• All nuts including peanuts are banned.
• Maggots, worms and snails are banned.
• NO plastic hook-baits are allowed whatsoever.
• Bait boats are allowed subject to sensible usage.
• There are 10 boats available, which can be rented. Life jackets are mandatory. All
boats must be returned to the lodge in the same condition as you received it.
• No rowing boats to be brought onto site.
• No fishing tackle or bait stored in or around the social areas. Any such items found
will be removed.
• Showers and toilets are free for the anglers to use – use them! Please ensure these
facilities are left clean after use. Report any damage or faults to the bailiff/owner
• No cutting or pruning of any plants, trees or vegetation.
• Weekly maintenance of grass, trees and swims will be carried out to ensure the good
upkeep of the lake.
• No swimming – No fires – No defecating around the lake. Drunkenness, antisocial,
threatening behaviour etc. will not be tolerated.
• Dogs are not permitted.
• All your rubbish must be taken with you when you leave the lake. To ensure this
happens we will hold a €20 deposit which will be returned on departure, assuming
there is no rubbish or human waste left in or near your swim.
• We want everyone to have a great holiday, please keep in mind that sound over the
water carries far.
• Offenders will be asked to cease fishing and leave the lake without being refunded.
• By booking you are deemed to have accepted these rules. If in doubt, please ask.


Price per week: €450 for a single angler. €4000 for exclusive usage of the lake.


GPS: 48.727624, 4.654116


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