The Labyrinth fishery nestles amongst 100 acres of mature woodland in the famous Yonne valley. It comprises one beautiful, intriguingly – shaped lake of about 50 acres, another of 5 acres and one mile of the River Yonne.The property was purchased by Les Beaux Lacs in 2007 and represented an enormous amount of hard work to turn it into a fishery. The previous owners had never fished the property and had left it locked-up and unused for 15 years! Since then, one mile of fencing has been erected, over a mile of woodland track cleared, one mile of electric cable and water piping laid underground, several fridge/freezer centres constructed, plus showers, washroom, toilets and more than 25 swims made!
The Main Lake The main body of water is known as The Labyrinth because of its intricate combination of points, bays, creeks and heavy tree-growth, in which it can be difficult to find one’s way! The Labyrinth is about 50 years old and was originally attached to the Yonne, so that barges could take away the sand and gravel. When completed, the river entrance was closed and the whole place left to go wild. The lake averages about 12 feet in depth, with numerous shallower bars and plateaux. Clean sand and gravel spots can be found at all depths as well as silty pockets. Weed-beds are present and these become more prominent later in the summer in the bays and smaller areas. The carp have been caught at all ranges from under the rod tips, to medium range and at distances exceeding 100 yards (bait boats are permitted).