About Etang du Grand Foret
In the North of France, next to “Lac Du Temple”, “Etang du Grand Foret” is located in the beautiful nature reserve Parc naturel régional de la Forêt d’Orient. Many people also know the lake as Grand Orient or Etand du Grand orient.
We have chosen to call it Etang du Grand Foret. Because there is a lot of confusion with the super large lake Orient. Those who love nature will be impressed here and will be quiet about the beautiful surroundings. Etang Du Grand Foret is 8 hectares and is located in the middle of nature reserve. So you feel like you are all alone in complete tranquility with only the sounds of nature around you. It is a challenging and difficult lake due to some obstacles you have to work around in the lake. But the hard work is certainly worth it, with the fish stock that is here!+ Show more - Toon minder
- Distance from Dover 449km
- Number of anglers: 10
- Dogs allowed: Yes
- Lake size: 8ha
- Lake record: 30kg
- Number of pegs: 6
Etang du Grand Foret
Etang du Grand Foret is also known as Etang du Grand Orient. We named the location Etang du Grand Foret, because there was a lot of confusion with De Orient, the lake that is nearby. What is called Parc naturel régional de la Forêt d’Orient.
The lake is notionally divided into 7 zones with 6 swims, so that a maximum of 10 anglers can fish. At the end of 2015, the owner created swims and a new gravel track leading to the lake. The depths vary from half a meter to 4 meters and there are 2 islands in the lake. The bottom is mostly soft, but here and there you will find a number of hard spots. We recommend that you bring waders as there is an abundance of marginal obstacles at some swims that often require wading out to ensure the safe landing of fish. On some parts there is an abundance of weed mostly in the summer months, of course the carp love this! Although problematic weedbeds can make things tricky so you can use rowing boats / dinghies to fish the lake more effectively.
Arrival and departure times
At the entrance of Etang du Grand Foret is a building / clubhouse where you can stay in if the weather is bad. There is also a simple kitchen, a large fireplace and the shower and toilet facilities. The shower water is taken from a well and then filtered. So please note it is not drinking water unless boiled. The clubhouse is also equipped with solar panels so that you can charge your electrical items.
When the sun is not shining enough, not charging the clubhouse batteries sufficiently there is a generator if you want to use it. We recommend that you bring a can of petrol (98 euro) to use the generator on location.
There are 4 boats at Etang du Grand Foret, but the condition of the boats is no longer optimal. If you have your own boat, we advise you to bring it with you.
In the warmer months there may be thicker weed. Take this into account with your fishing. Waders are also recommended for this lake.
Etang du Grand Foret is originally a hunting area and the entire site is 400 hectares. In 2011 new managers arrived, which created the possibility for fishing. The lake has a natural and very old stock and in the past has amazed hunters to see the shadows swimming around on the surface. The lake has been further stocked with fish that pass the 20 kilos mark and they’ve since been growing. The average weight that has been caught weighs around 16 kilos and the biggest fish to date weighs 29kg+.
The peg(s) & Map
The area is really beautiful for nature lovers. Lots of wildlife in the area such as boars, deer and of course many different birds. Etang du grand Foret is located near Troyes. And about a 10 minute drive away there is a local neighborhood supermarket. At about 15 minutes drive you will find a large Carrefour to do your shopping.
Available on location
Available on location
- 1x can benzine (euro 98)
- You must bring your own fishing gear
Voor u aanwezig op locatie
- 1 jerrycan benzine (euro 98)
The clubhouse is equipped with all basic luxuries
- European electric
When you select the arrival and departure day in the agenda, select number of people / fishermen, a price calculation is automatically displayed. And you can book online.
Can be booked per week from Saturday to Saturday for a maximum of 8 people, including 8 fishermen
Non angler £63 | € 70, –
Price per angler £ 270 | € 300 (on Etang du Grand Foret only 2 or 3 person swims are rented)
Lake exclusive £ 1620,- | € 1800, – (Select 3x a two person swim, please double check if all 6 pegs are available)
All prices include tourist tax and exclude a € 20 booking fee.
Why book with Angling Escapes?
- from Friday to Friday
- Gehele meer: € 1800,- (8-10 pers.)
- Maximum 16 persons