Les Croix is one of the few venues in France where everything has been done legally from day one.
The fishery is registered in France, and all our carp have been purchased from bonafide sources.
- we strongly disagree with the theft and illegal movement of carp which is still a problem in France,
and now that the French authorities are clamping down on illegal lakes, imposing huge fines,
we hope that these places will soon be a thing of the past.
Les Croix has a stock of carp that you will not find elsewhere at this type of venue. 100 mirrors
and 25 commons inhabit the lake. The average weight is well over 40 pounds, and 50% of the fish are
in excess of 40lbs*. There are at least 15 different fish in excess of 50lbs, three of which are 60lbs+
going up to nearly 70lbs. Although this in itself is remarkable, we do not focus purely
on the size of the fish - there are carp of all sizes in the lake, including some pretty,
heavily scaled mirror carp in the 30-40lb bracket.
We are extremely proud to say that all the carp in our fishery are in pristine condition - this is due
to the fishery rules and fish care procedures - all carp, regardless of their size are weighed and
photographed in the margins of the lake. Having invested heavily in the fish stock, we want to protect the fish
and preserve their condition so as to make it possible for our clients to enjoy catching pristine
condition carp - we believe that the condition of the fish is more important than their weight,
and that all carp regardless of their size deserve the same respect and treatment.
We have an ongoing stocking programme, we have been releasing young fish into the lake since
2010 that have been stocked for the future of the fishery, These fish have already reached 60lbs !
You can find more info about the stock, and weekly catch reports on our Facebook page.
(Click on the News Tab).
* Weights of the fish vary and are lower in the post-spawning period June - August.