Aquadev is a stunning venue hidden deep in the french countryside. The lake is lined by rich and luscious flora that provides a quiet and beautiful landscape in which you can totally escape from the outside world. The mystique of this lake becomes apparent when you arrive at the car park – you’ll expect to see the waters edge upon arrival, but you will be greeted by an expanse of greenery where the lake remains hidden within. If you then follow the stairs down through the matured tree line, you will end up in your own piece of paradise, surrounded by no less than 6 hectares of enchanting nature!
The view across the lake from the beach is sensational and the beauty of this matured lake is impossible to ignore. Only the sounds of nature can be heard and you will realise just how enjoyable a week spent in this angling paradise will be.
All you have to do now is book your favoured week and send yourself to one of the most relaxing and nature pure lakes you will ever encounter.+ Show more - Toon minder
- Distance from Dover 470 miles
- Number of anglers: 2
- Dogs allowed: Yes
- Lake size: 2,5ha
- Lake record: 28kg+
- Number of pegs: 3
A stunning lakeside chalet was built on the venue. The facilities and build is basic, comfortable and the lakeside chalet is perfect for groups of 2 maximum 4 people. Within the cabin there is a dining space/kitchen, a twin burner stove and all the necessary pots and pans to cook up a feast fit for a king. On the outer deck of the chalet there is a nice terras that measures over 30m2, it’s the perfect place to unwind with a glass of wine and enjoy a barbecue whilst looking out onto the lake.
Due to the sophisticated accommodation combined with the lakes topography, Aquadev is recommended for winter bookings as well as the popular summer months. There is a wood burner within the chalet that will keep you toasty and warm in the colder periods and the owner will bring you fresh wood and water every day.
Arrival and departure times
There is a log cabin near the car park that hosts a shower and a drytoilet. The water from the shower is fed through the lake via a filter system and hot water is supplied by a generator. There is also a larger kitchen area here to wash dishes.
To get your equipment to your chosen swim, you can drive past the car park and you can take your car down to the beach of site 2. Here you can load your things into the boat and go to site 1 on the other side, so you don’t have to lift them all down the stairs. You are completely free to decide what you want to do yourself, but moving kit by boat is usually the preferred option for our customers. In addition to the cabin on Aquadev, you also have the option to place bivvies if you want to fish other areas.
In shallower parts of the lake there is weed growth, but this is certainly not problematic and it’s easy to work around. The bottom consists mainly of sand and gravel, but in the middle there is a softer sediment to target as well. There are several hard bottom areas to find too.
The fish stock
The lake was purchased in 2009 by the friendly French owner Eric Devigne, who also speaks good English. The lake was not emptied after purchase to check the existing number of fish that reside in there so it is not known what the exact fish stock is. Maybe there are still some surprises left to find in this magical water. Eric has a well established network of fisheries and fish farms that he works or acquaints himself with and due to this he has stocked some exceptionally beautiful fish into Aquadev, the most stunning fish are the gost carp you can catch here.
You get fresh drinking water from the owner every day, which is included in the price.
You can also ask the owner to bring baguettes or croissants. These can be ordered at cost price.
On location available
2 electric motors
1 depth meter
3 unhooking mats
5 storage bags
2 weighing bags
2 landing nets
In the nearby village of Saint Maurice les Chateauneuf, about 5 minutes from Aquadev, you can find a bakery and a butcher shop. You can also eat delicious pizza here or go to other restaurants too. If you want to find a big supermarket, you can go to Chauffailles, which is a 15-minute drive from Aquadev.
The peg(s) & Map
The lake is so hidden that you can only see the tops of the trees. If you then follow the stairs down through the trees, you will end up in your own valley. In the nearby village of Saint Maurice les Chateauneuf, about 5 minutes from Aquadev, there is a bakery and a butcher’s shop. You can also eat delicious pizza here or go to other restaurants. Should you wish to make larger purchases, you can head to Chauffailles, which is a 15-minute drive from Aquadev.
Available on location (Please specify with your reservation, so that it can be ordered for you)
Available on location
- Fresh bread service
Present at location
- 2 canoes
- 2 Boats
- 3 accu’s
- 2 electric engines
- 1 sonars
- 3 uhnookingmats
- 5 keep sacks
- 2 wieghtslings
- 2 landingnets
It meets all basic needs for up to 4 people. Unfortunately there is no Wifi available.
- Dinner table
- 4 chairs
- Wood stove
- 2 burner stove
- Picknick table
- Dry toilet
- washing up facility
Please contact us to make a reservation and/or request for available periods
Prices lake exclusive 2 anglers €930,- | £ 800,- per week
Nonanglers charge €30 per day, but they may cast a fishing rod for white fish and predator fish.
All prices exclude a € 20 booking fee.
Why book with Angling Escapes?
- from Friday to Friday
- Maximum 4 persons