Welcome to
Abbey Lakes
What our customers say...
"The Abbey fish are renowned for being not only scaley and dark but bloody big too! " Adam Penning

Carp Fishing in France

Les Etangs de l'Abbaye or Abbey Lakes was founded in 1999 by Sébastien Harle d'Ophove who had a unique aim in mind, to create Europe's first angling centre for both carp and catfish.

The complex officially opened it's doors for business during March 2000, providing fishermen with a choice of 4 lakes.

Fox and Heron were the specimen carp waters, Kingfisher was marketed as a 'Predator' water with a huge head of massive catfish and pike stocked and Wild Boar was initially opened as a mixed fishery for both match and specimen fishing

The following year, Abbey opened a 5th Lake, Attila, which had been used as a stocking lake in line with their strict fishery management policy to grow on and produce only the finest Carp from an on-site facility.

The Abbey Lakes carp fishing in France complex is incredibly natural with lakes containing weed, crayfish, frogs, mosquitoes (in the warmer months), wild boars and deers and if you’re lucky you’ll even see our resident racoons, so please bear this in mind when you book your fishing holiday.

What our customers say...
"The Abbey fish are renowned for being not only scaley and dark but bloody big too! " Adam Penning
Making dreams a reality since 1999!
6 mature carp lakes
Carp to 70lb+
Secure complex
On-site restaurant
Food package service
Clubhouse with licenced bar and friendly atmosphere!
On-site tackle shop
Vehicle access to all swims
Ladies and gents shower blocks
Frozen bait storage
Phone and bait boat charging points
24hr on-site bailiff

Our 6 French Carp Lakes

Attila
Abbey Lakes Swims
18 acres
Abbey Lakes Swims
9 swims
Abbey Lakes Swims
7 anglers
Abbey Lakes Carp
70 lb+

2022 Price
353
7 days per angler
View Attila
Frog
Abbey Lakes Swims
4 acres
Abbey Lakes Swims
6 swims
Abbey Lakes Swims
4 anglers
Abbey Lakes Carp
50 lb+

2022 Price
1150
7 days Lake Exclusive
View Frog
Fox
Abbey Lakes Swims
25 acres
Abbey Lakes Swims
18 swims
Abbey Lakes Swims
13 anglers
Abbey Lakes Carp
70 lb+

2022 Price
406
7 days per angler
View Fox
Heron
Abbey Lakes Swims
35 acres
Abbey Lakes Swims
21 swims
Abbey Lakes Swims
17 anglers
Abbey Lakes Carp
70 lb+

2022 Price
406
7 days per angler
View Heron
Kingfisher
Abbey Lakes Swims
16 acres
Abbey Lakes Swims
9 swims
Abbey Lakes Swims
8 anglers
Abbey Lakes Carp
70 lb+

2022 Price
406
7 days per angler
View Kingfisher
Wild Boar
Abbey Lakes Swims
12 acres
Abbey Lakes Swims
11 swims
Abbey Lakes Swims
10 anglers
Abbey Lakes Carp
50 lb+

2022 Price
321
7 days per angler
View Wild Boar

Abbey Lakes Food

Dine in with us ... and relax

Nathalie, our Abbey Chef is pleased to continue offering all our guests with our popular food package options.


Full week packages can be pre-booked or options to pick breakfasts or dinner meals for just specific days are fine too! With new, delicious, home cooked options on our seasonal menus, there should be something for everyone.

11
per meal View Food Packages

Watch Carp Fishing in France

Continuing the fast paced action you have come to expect in The Great Escape, we the RidgeMonkey team on their foreign carp fishing series as they tackle up to target the renowned and some what pressured waters of Abbey Lakes in France.


Ferry Crossings

We have teamed up with FishingFerry.com to offer you a 10% discount off your crossing to France for your carp fishing holiday.

We have found that they are quite considerably cheaper than any other company for your Dover to Calais P&O ferry tickets. Click the banner below to get a quote and see how much your can save.




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