Fishing for carp at Châlons in Champagne

Le grand Jard, the arm of the Canal

Arm of the Canal du Jard in Châlons en Champagne

An arm of the canal in Châlons en Champagne where the carps are present and of good size (averages:12 to 25 kg).
Fish especially the edge of the island at about 2 meters maximum from the shore.
Be careful with the departures, because the carps have the annoying habit to go to nest. in the many submerged stumps and branches.
As soon as the weather is nice, you become the attraction of the walkers who, when faced with the deployment of your equipment, do not hesitate to to come and keep you company and it's not unpleasant to be able to share his passion.

Canale di Jard in Châlons en Champagne

Beautiful Carp in the Grand Jard de Châlons in Champagne

Map of the Jard à Châlons in Champagne

In the summer in July and August, fishing is practically impossible with the new port and nautical activities that dominate the park.
Beware, camping and night fishing are forbidden on this part of the canal!

Canal du Jard à Châlons in Champagne

The Saint Hubert ponds

The ponds of St Hubert de Châlons in Champagne

Les Étangs saint Hubert is composed of several bodies of water where the presence of specimens weighing more than 20 kg makes it worthwhile to linger.
There are many productive jobs, especially in the undergrowth.
I am particularly fond of the "coup du soir" but in high season (May, June, August, September), it is not uncommon to play all day long.
Don't hesitate to provoke them in their lairs!
The site Aux Amis Pêcheurs Cheminots St Hubert is private property and traffic is regulated.
All visitors who do not hold a fishing card are obliged to park in the car parks at the entrance.
Night fishing allowed (ask for information). It is imperative to respect the house rules (no wild camping and no fire on the ground!).

Page Facebook Night fishing allowed for members Regulations for carp fishing in the ponds St Hubert de Châlons en Champagne

the undergrowth of St Hubert

ToniSno at the St Hubert ponds with big mama

Plan of the ponds of St Hubert

Plan of the ponds of St Hubert

The Renaudin pond in Fagnières

See the website of La Raquette Châlonnaise

Belonging to the fishing company of Chalons en Champagne "la Raquette Chalonnaise".
Night fishing reserved for members (AAPPMA card + night card).
Presence of very beautiful carp specimens (20+) but also beautiful love carps and combative catfish!
Fishing at night from 5 to 20 meters will give you big surprises!

Night fishing allowed Fishing Regulations for Carp at the Renaudin de Châlons en Champagne Ponds

The Renaudin pond in Fagnières of the Raquette Châlonnaise

A battery of carp at Renaudin Pond

Fishing on the Renaudin lake

For the respect of the fishermen, the posts are numbered and the fishing areas are well delimited.
Lake Renaudin Fishing Stations Plan

The river Marne

The fishing pressure is relatively low and the carp are not particularly wary. The common carp are dominant and carp weighing over 20kg have been known to caress the landing mats.
The main difficulty of fishing lies in the wind and the current, which is quite strong except in the summer because after the dam the water level is often very low.
The carps being cut to fight against the current, I advise you to strengthen your lines and your assemblies.
For the positions, I recommend fishing upstream of the dam, where the water is deeper and the positions more accessible.
Priority should be given to places sheltered from the current, a dead arm, a hole followed by a shallow bottom and crowded places (submerged branches, weed beds, nenuphars).
Night fishing for carp is allowed all year round on both sides of the river on a stretch of 167.396 kilometres of the department.

The Marne dam in Châlons en Champagne

Useful local services
The Châlons en Champagne campsite is less than 4 km away: Voir le site
- Shops are not far away, less than 1 km: Bakeries, Tabac-Presse, Groceries and restaurants.
- For vapoteurs, an E-cigarette shop in the city centre that I recommend for the seriousness and quality of the products: J-Well.

- The fishing shop "Europêche" located less than 2 km away.

Fishing cards and night fishing supplements are available at:

Europêche Châlons en Champagne store

EuroPêche Châlons en Champagne

EuroPêche Bouxin Châlons en Champagne

EuroPêche Châlons en Champagne

Open Monday afternoons from 14h to 18h45 and the rest of the week from 9h to 12h and from 14h to 18h45 (closed on Sundays and public holidays).

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Articles updated on: 13/09/2021

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