…..the big Common’s are truly stunning…..

Stunning lake, amazing venue, great set of fish to go at, the big common’s are truly stunning. Dave & Tina are the best hosts you could ask for. Second time there this year & will definitely be returning. Highly recommend to anyone thinking of going Carp Fishing in France.

Greg Cowley

Wow! What a place Etang des Landes is……

You can’t go wrong here, from first arrival to the time you leave Dave and Tina make you feel at home and give you a holiday to remember. We have been to Etang des Landes four times now and we wouldn’t think of going anywhere else. The fish, the bait, the swims are all fantastic and Dave’s hard work can clearly be seen. Dave’s knowledge and tips are needed and you would be stupid to ignore them! Tina’s food is amazing and Hayden’s service gets better year on year! See you in April guys !!

Matt Bruford

I’ve been to EDL five times, it’s a very special place…

Tina and Dave are amazing hosts and people, the food is great the venue is sensational and the fish are in great condition, the venue difficulty is just right for a challenge and enjoyment. I often look at other places for Carp Fishing in France but never go because I just know I will end up so disappointed. I can’t recommend Etang des Landes highly enough.

Adam Mathews

Hospitality & fishing was first class !!!

Thanks to Dave and Tina for a top quality week. Hospitality and fishing was first class! We came here 5 years ago before Dave and Tina took over and what a difference it has made for the better. We took Dave’s advice with the EDL bait and it worked spot on, we had 15 fish overall to 48lb. We will be booking our next years trip soon as we get home! Thanks again Dave and Tina. x

The Scotts

…the hospitality was impeccable from the day we arrived to the day we had to leave…

Dave and Tina welcomed our group to the fishery and the hospitality was impeccable from the day we arrived to the day we had to leave. Dave’s knowledge of his lake and the tactics he gave us helped us break the barrier of two forties, both new pb’s !! I would advise anyone who gets the opportunity to fish the lake to definitely have the food package they offer… Tina’s cooking is great!!…. Can’t wait to get there next year !

Shane Lune

Highly recommend this lake to anyone !

The quality of the fish here is second to none, with beautiful scenery to accompany it. Tina and Dave are fantastic hosts, on hand for photos any hour of the day, and Tina’s cooking comes highly recommended. Looking forward to coming back in September (4th visit !) to try and break my PB that was set at this lake ! Highly recommend this lake to anyone !

Penny Phillips

Look forward to returning early next year !

Spent a week at this lovely lake at the beginning of July and was amazed how much it had changed since my last visit in 2014. Dave has put in a lot of hard work to make this venue so appealing and well worth the 4 hour drive from Calais. The fish are in excellent condition and putting on weight which shows how well they are cared for. Look forward to returning early next year, keep up the good work Dave and Tina !

Trevor Langer

Awesome lake….a truly stunning place & the fish are of the finest quality & condition….

Awesome lake, a truly stunning place and the fish are of the finest quality and condition. David and Tina really do know how to run a great business and venue, we will be back many times ….


Would highly recommend Etang des Landes & we’ll definitely be back for another visit !

It’s a stunning lake with beautiful fish which are all in fabulous condition. We all caught despite temperatures into the high 30c for the back end of the week. Dave and Tina are fantastic hosts who really do look after you. Dave really does care for his fish and the lake which shows in the quality of the fish. Tina serves up really good food, you won’t go hungry ! Would highly recommend Etang des Landes and we’ll definitely be back for another visit. 

Nic, Enrico & Steve

33 fish landed, inc 5x 40’s to 49lb between 3 anglers

Our first visit to Landes, absolutely brilliant, Dave & Tina are fantastic hosts. Dave’s stock of fish are stunning & give a cracking account of themselves. 33 fish landed, inc 5x 40’s to 49lb between 3 anglers. Would we come back again YES X Thanks

Ned, Mark & Ray

..probably the most peaceful & beautiful setting for a lake I’ve been to

Had a great time at Etang des Landes, probably the most peaceful & beautiful setting for a lake I’ve been to. The carp are in fantastic condition & well cared for by Dave. Cannot fault anything, 15 fish to 38lb, I’ll be back for a 40 next time. Lovely hosts available for help & advice whenever needed, yet also leave you to it ! Don’t want to go home ! 28 fish caught altogether between 3 anglers to 41.8lb & 14 lost ! Thanks Dave & Tina for everything & good luck for the future

Stu, Mick & Cliff

The fish are of fantastic quality & boy do they fight hard

Etang des Landes, what a fantastic intimate little venue it is. The fish are of fantastic quality & boy do they fight hard. One of the very few venues I have visited that every fish caught would take pride of place in my photo album. A fantastic weeks fishing topped off with great hosts in Dave & Tina. Would highly recommend Etang des Landes to anyone looking to visit France. 32 fish caught & 5 lost during the week. Thank you all

Tony, Neil, Luke & Charley

Wow ! What a stunning venue you have

Wow ! What a stunning venue you have ! The lake is TRUELY AMAZING & has a lot to offer ! The surroundings are stunning & its such a peaceful place to be ! It was a slow start to the week with warm weather & high pressure! I lost 3 fish early on, but after some helpful advice from Dave a few rig changes were made which saw me land 8 fish in the end! I even let Jasmine have some of the action in landing a 20lb mirror! What beautiful fish all these were & put up a good fight! Looking forward to coming back next year already ! Thanks

Andrew & Jasmine

The lake is glorious & a real gem

Thanks Dave & Tina for a tremendous week. The lake is glorious & a real gem, all credit to you both for your hard work. Thanks for keeping us well fed & watered all week, the diet starts tomorrow 🙂 Whilst the angling has been tricky this week the advice from Dave has been invaluable resulting in a new p.b for Neil & a p.b Common for Chris in the form of the Gold Star Common which before the trip was the one I really wanted to catch. Kindest Regards & Best Wishes, See you soon

Chris & Neil

hard pushed to find a more complete and well run fishery anywhere in France

Etang des Landes, well what can I say ……… You’ll be hard pushed to find a more complete and well run fishery anywhere in France. An absolute cracker of a venue, the perfect all rounder, fantastic hosts, brilliant fishing with top draw facilities. An absolutely amazingly maintained picturesque gem of a lake, the kind of venue you’d be proud to call your own. All credit to Dave & Tina, they have created something very special ! Thanks for an incredible weeks fishing (30 plus fish to 43lb and counting – writing this on Friday night) The advice & banter were all spot on ! Wishing you all the best for the future and looking forward to returning. Many Thanks & Tight Lines

Mark & Josh, Big Dave, Little Dave, Cliff & Ricky

Lovely place, Fish are superb

Lovely place, Fish are superb. 24 Landed & 4 lost. Dave & Tina are great hosts, warm welcome & great food. We will be back! Many Thanks

Graeme, Craig & Dave

I am going back for a 50!!!

I visited on the 18th March 2017 and had a great time. 8 carp to 44.8lb but this is just 1 point. Lovely lake and the carp crash all night, so you know they are there. Friendliest hosts I have met in 20 years of travelling to France. Food package was excellent and the supplied bait works, so don’t stress about this. Well worth a visit and I am going back for a 50!!!

Richard Miles

3rd time here! glorious venue with friendly owners

The Bruford’s Trip! The Bruford’s return to Etang des Landes for the third time and we are not disappointed, some of EDL’s 30’s on the bank made the planning and preparation worth while. A glorious venue with friendly owners, Dave and Tina, always on hand to assist the old fella with his rig tying and casting techniques, cheers Dave. Wonderful food served up day and night with a cheerful smile. The new EDL specially prepared boilies (free range eggs and all sorts of loveliness) brought fish to the bank. We’ll be back again next year on our mission for those glorious EDL monsters. Thanks!!

Michael, Matthew & Jeremy

Fishing in France for 15 years…best venue to date

Joe’s 50th bash ! We’ve been coming to France fishing for 15 years now and this is the best venue to date. Dave and Tina are fantastic hosts, friendly, welcoming and the food package is exceptional. We struggled to get amongst the bigger fish on this trip with the biggest landed 35lb8oz common, 11 landed in total with 6 lost. Would highly recommend Etang des Landes, we will be back for our second trip next year.

Adam, Joe & Alan

Great all round

Great food, venue, fish and owners…..pets included!

Penny Klimcke

best we have ever visited!

We have fished in France for 18 years now and can say without doubt that it would be difficult to find a venue of 5 acres that is so near the complete package. The facilities are excellent and the setting is without doubt the best we have ever visited and the fish are in superb condition. Gone are the days where fish crawling up the lines was the normal thing, but if you can crack the code on this lake the fish are absolutely stunning. Dave & Tina can’t do enough for you and the EDL bait applied properly helped us during our session. See you next year !! Catch Report – 15x Mirrors to 53lb12oz (New P.b) 13x Commons to 48lb4oz (New p.b Common) Lost Fish x5. Total Runs x33

Martin & Brent

2 new P.Bs caught!!

Thank you Dave & Tina for a great time. Tina’s food was excellent & kept us going. Dave’s advice was very much welcomed. 2 new P.Bs caught just short of our baited area. Already considering what dates we can make next year !! P.s Thank you for the perfect location for Jason to propose to me!!!

Penny & Jason

Never disappointed with the venue

Third time back and the lake is still awesome. Never disappointed with the venue, the fishing or Tina and Dave’s hospitality. Booked again and will come back time and time again for the full experience. Cheers guys.

Dierk Russell

Already booked to return next year

I thought it only right to write a review on Etang Des Landes after returning home after a week on this beautiful lake. I would like to say it was so refreshing to meet Dave, an owner that cares so much about his fish, and was always available 24/7 for any help or advise he could give. And Tina, thanks for keeping us fed throughout the week, I think I have put on more weight than the carp now!!! The three of us have already booked to return next year & hopefully again smash our pb’s again!! Keep up all the good work Dave & Tina, can’t wait till we see you again next year!!!

Mark Newman

Fishing is superb and the fish are stunning

Absolutely cracking place to fish. Dave and Tina make it a place to remember. Fishing is superb and the fish are stunning, a great place to fish. And get the food package!

Matthew Bruford

Brilliant place to fish in France

Brilliant place to fish in France facilities were excellent food was excellent, would recommend Etang des Landes to any would be fishermen wanting to fish a lake in France.

Steve McCann

Amazing food and hospitality…the fishing was great

Just got back from a absolutely brilliant week! Amazing food and hospitality, Dave and Tina were extremely welcoming, most importantly the fishing was great with both of us breaking the 40lb barrier! Already looking forward to next year! Thanks guys.

George Williams

Stunning quiet place – 180 beautiful carp

What can I say, stunning, quiet place, with over 180 beautiful Carp in it. Had the session of my lifetime so far, with 3 pb’s from 38lb4oz through 40lb12oz to a stunning 45lb12oz so can’t fault it. Would love to come back and would definitely recommend.

Marek Uberman

No better venue

You won’t find a better venue anywhere in France. Simple as that.

Adam Matthews