Etang Rendezvous is in the region of Chateauroux, which is approximately 2 hours drive from Paris or 6 hours from Calais. For those wishing to go via the overnight ferry from Portsmouth to St Malo the drive time is 4 hours. The venue is gated and secure, with all the amenities anglers will require for a week’s stay. It is fishable from all sides and there is an electricity supply to each of the swims around the whole lake/on every swim. There is 12 acres of water set in 17 acres of land and with a maximum of 6 anglers this gives ample water for all those fishing.
The lake depth ranges from 9ft at the Dam wall to 2ft in the shallows, the bottom being mainly silt with gravel in the margins and shallows. There are many reed beds, with shrubs and trees overhanging the water. All branches below the water line have been removed to facilitate fishing. Night fishing is permitted and no licences or permits are required. Our Bailiff will be pleased to assist you wherever possible.
Etang Rendezvous was originally dug in 1941 as a shooting venue and has become a beautiful lake surrounded by large mature trees and vegetation. It is set in open countryside, having no immediate neighbours and there isn’t a main road to be seen or heard – a perfect location for those who like their peace and quiet. In 2002 the lake became a fishery being stocked with carp and catfish. The current carp stock stands at approximately 300 mature fish, with the largest captures in 2021 being a 62lb common and 145lb catfish. We are due to remove the cats at the end of the 2020 season with the exception of the albino cat. The cats have now been removed in a successful netting. The lake has a good head of 20, 30, 40 and 50lb fish. It is not a venue where you will sit behind quiet rods. With a little thought the fish are very catchable, as our overall weekly tallies show, our best for 2015 being 5300lbs for 4 anglers.
We welcome bait boats and for those not owning one, they are available for hire (see hire section). We ask that you use a good quality bait at the lake. This is not only better for the fish, but will improve your results, as digestible baits will pass through the fish easily and quickly and they will want to feed again, rather than waiting on the bottom with bloated bellies. If you require bait, please see our bait section. There is a large chest freezer for those wishing to bring frozen baits.
Etang Rendezvous is essentially a bivvy lake, although it does have 2 lakeside chalets located at the far end of the lake, which are independently wired for mains electricity and a separate toilet. One chalet is equipped with 2 bunk beds (ie 4 beds) a shower and washing facilities. The other is fully equipped with free view TV, gas cooker, microwave, toaster, fridge and freezer along with table and chairs, cutlery, crockery, pans and glasses. Please note that no bed linen or towels are supplied. There is good reception for mobile phones.
We require all anglers to be aware of the Lake Rules and the Booking T&C’s prior to attending the lake. These are in place for your personal safety and the safety of the fish.
For all enquiries please see contact details, or for booking enquiries please refer to availability. Early booking is advised, as this is a popular venue.