Le Prunet Lake

This 45 acre venue, with private car park, is more than 40 years old. It used to be a leisure activity centre for the village of Saint-Denis-les-Sens. Le Prunet is located just next to the medieval town of Sens (89 French department ).

The lake originally stems from the Yonne River (famous for its big fish). Its water level is constant throughout the year and the average depth is between 3.5 and 7 meters (16 to 22 feet). Around 10 springs flow into the lake and make sure the water quality remains at a high level.

Natural food and stock

Natural food is omnipresent in this lake. The carps (upto 37 kg or 80 lb) and sturgeons (upto 42kg or 92 lb) have the choice to feed themselves with crayfish, mussels, blood worms, gammars and corbicules.

Due to the natural wealth of the lake, the stock remains to be unveiled to date: there is still lots to discover. In order not to depend too much on the original stock, we have introduced 500 carps ranging from 10 to 25 kg (22 pounds to 33 pounds) for a total weight of 6 tons. The cheptel is most probably above 700 carpes. We have also stocked the lake with sturgeons for a weight of 6 to 40 kg. Some catfish also enjoy this water (one monster reaches the weight of 90 kilos or 200 lb and measures 1.70m) as well as a mandarin cat fish of 1.65 with beautiful orange colours.

Fishing at Le Prunet

Boats and bait boats are not authorized. You will need to get your spod and marker float rods out in order to go for feature finding.

Some spots are very interesting and might grant you with lots of runs once you have detected them. The water at Le Prunet is very clear and blue and you will appreciate fighting the powerful carps that will give you great but also hard times!