Fox Lake Abbey Lakes is a carp lake based in Longueil-Sainte-Marie, Hauts-de-France, France. It has a stock of around carp and is 25 Acres in size. The biggest carp is over 70lb+
Size : 25 Acres
Swims : 18
Anglers : 13 max
Rating : Moderate
Fox was the first Lake available to fish when Abbey opened it’s doors way back in the year 2000. Since then it has progressed at an incredible rate and having matured from being the ‘runs water’ of old, it is now the jewel in the crown on the complex!
The lake itself is around 25 acres in size and is shaped in roughly the same manner as a capital letter P. There are 18 swims around the lake and there is a limit of 13 anglers allowed at any one time, so there is always an option to move should you wish! The make up of the lake is a largely sand and gravel bed with a prolific growth of Canadian pondweed around the margins in Summer and some silkweed beds in the central areas of the lake during the same period.
There is a large plateau at the top end of the lake (in the head of the ‘P’) as well as numerous holes, gullies and bars to be found around the rest of the lake. Unlike most other French fisheries, depths range from 6′-8′ in the steeply shelving margins down to an average of 14′-16′ out in the middle, with deeper areas still, between Pegs 14 and 15.
The only other thing of note that you should be aware of is the (well publicised) fact that Fox is also home to a population of signal crayfish that frequent the shallower, clear areas of the lake during the warmer months. Despite the fish not quite having hit the heady heights of Heron Lake next door, the average weight of the stock in Fox is almost unrivalled anywhere else in Europe! . What sets Fox apart from the crowd is it’s huge head of 40lb+ Carp.
If it’s a PB you want to break then fox is the lake for you as well as all the 40lb + carp it holds a good head of 50lb fish with at least a dozen known 60’s and a couple over 70lb add to that a group of very scaley almost English looking carp that would be a great addition to any carp anglers album, so there is plenty to go at !! add to that a group of massive grass carp which I believe go to record breaking weights already being banked to just under 80lb!!!!, fox is good test of angling ability and if you get it right then the rewards are there to be had , as with all waters that contain weed presentation is key so make sure you find then spots , the fish in fox love to follow the wind so they are moving about all the time which gives everybody there chance just make the most of it when its yours!!!