Etang De Vaumigny

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  • What’s your PB? A 60lb carp, a 100lb sturgeon or perhaps even a 170lb catfish? At Vaumigny all this is possible. Vaumigny is a water that will test your skill, your tackle and your nerve!

    It’s not a runs water and this lake is not for the faint hearted or inexperienced – you’ll be tackling big catfish, sturgeon and carp. Anglers who favour wild and natural lakes will find themselves right at home.

    The current lake record carp is 66lb 8oz and Frank the bailiff now only records carp captures over 44lb (20kg).

    Vaumigny is situated just south west of Paris in the region known as “Le Centre.” It’s a little under 3 hours from the ferry port of Caen. Calais is further (just over 4 hours via Rouen) but much of the journey is on the Routes Nationales so the tolls are easy on the pocket too. The historic cities of Paris, Chartres and Orleans are an easy drive away and the Centre region has the highest concentration of historic chateaux in the whole of France.

    The setting is perfect and the 80 year old lake is surrounded by mature trees and wild flower packed meadows and woods. The bankside trees and bushes provide cover for the fish in the margins and privacy for the anglers in the 16 well placed swims.

    At 37 acres there’s plenty of water for everyone. Swims 1 to 7, 15 and 16 are accessible by car with 8 to 14 reached on foot. There is room to park your vehicle (or indeed motorhome) at Swims 1,3,5,6,7,15 & 16. Swim 1 is the double swim. Swims 15/16 can also be classed as a double swim in certain circumstances.

    Swims 1 to 7 are grassy swims sloping down to the water’s edge, while 8 to 16 are cut into the woods providing welcome shade and protection from the prying eyes of the fish which do come close to the bank. The deeper margins on this bank are not to be ignored. Barrows are available to move your tackle and you can pre book your swim.

    Vaumigny is spring fed by four springs guaranteeing the superb water quality. The lake bottom is fairly smooth, hard sand and gravel. Depths are generally around 5 to 10 feet and, as the size and growth rate of the fish would suggest, the lake provides an amazing range of natural food.

    A little work with a marker float will help you find the many features including gravel patches, small bars and silt pockets – the grass carp ensure that there is no weed. There are quite a few snags, particularly in the margins, but a quick chat with the knowledgeable owner will soon identify these.

    Bait boats are allowed and you can use a rowing boat (only rigid bottomed boats, no inflatables, & for your safety life jackets are compulsory so please bring them with you). Alternatively rowing boats and life jackets are available for hire.
    There is a factory near to the lake and although this is out of sight, it can sometimes be heard if the wind is blowing towards the lake.

  • Venue Information

    Lakesize (in acres): 31 - 40
    Max Number of Anglers : 16
    Number of Swims : 16
    Stock: 400 – 499
    Average Weight: 30lb–34lb
    Fish Stocked:
    • Mirror Carp
    • Common Carp
    • Grass Carp
    • Koi Carp
    • Wels Catfish
    • Sturgeon
    • Bream
    • Pike
    • Zander
    Nuisance Species Present : Poisson Chat

    Records Weights

    Mirror Carp.: 65lb+
    Common Carp.: 40lb+
    Grass Carp.: 45lb +
    Wels Catfish.: 175lb+


    Facilities Available:
    • Hot Showers
    • Electricity (mains)
    • Flush Toilets
    • Drinking Water
    • Fridge
    • Bait Freezer
    • Secure Parking
    • Bait For Sale
    • Rowing Boat For Hire
    Are bait boats allowed?: Yes
    Are Rowing Boats Allowed?: Yes

    Booking Options

    Packages Available:
    • Drive & Survive
    • Exclusive Package


    Are Dogs Allowed?: No
    Are Local Fishing Permits Required?: No
    Can I book Non-Anglers?: Yes
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