Kingfisher Lake Abbey Lake is a carp lake based in Longueil-Sainte-Marie, Hauts-de-France, France. It has a stock of around carp and is 32 Acres in size. The biggest carp is over 70lb+
Size : 32 Acres
Swims : 11
Anglers : 8 max
Rating : Moderate
Kingfisher is something of an unknown quantity. Formerly marketed as Abbey’s ‘predator’ Lake during the early years, it has started to throw up some seriously good looking and seriously heavy carp in equal measure during the past 2 or 3 years,This is why in 2019 we decided to start the removal of the catfish as the potential of kingfisher as a carp lake was massive and after just 1 season of removals it has proved the right decision as the weights of the carp are increasing to staggering figures!!
At roughly 32 acres in size, this almost rectangular lake has it all. Depths range from 2′-42′, there is a huge gravel bar that comes up from 24′ to a depth of 2′ under the surface, nearly cutting the Lake in to 2 halves. There are gorgeous, clear, deep margins with depths up to 12′ just a rod length out, a vast silty area nearly 6 acres in size, rafts of canadian pondweed and also a huge ‘resident’ weedbed along one bank that dominates almost a quarter of the lake in the height of Summer!
Nobody is entirely sure quite how many carp are present but The average size of these is somewhere around 35lb and with around 60 different 40lb+ fish and 14 different 50lb+ carp at least 4 over 60lb and 1 breaking the magical 70lb barrier it is fair to say that the potential is still very much untapped! there have been sightings of even bigger during the spawning period!
These fish are by no means easy to catch but for the time being are still relatively naïve and as a result, some big hauls are possible! One final thing of note regarding Kingfisher is the fact that due to the additional weed growth and the size of the catfish, it is possible to use a rowing boat at all times of the year and consequently you can ONLY use one for the playing and landing of fish.