this gravel quarry, curiously nicknamed the ‘Isles Cubed’ (Isles3) comprises 3 islands over 25 hectares (almost 62 acres) of water, formerly named ‘The Three Islands’ and previously, ‘Domaine of the 5 Lakes’, was dug out in the 1970s. It forms part of a group of connected water features and has links with the river Seine.
for more than 20 years, these lakes have formed a dead channel of the Seine in a naturally abundant habitat. A population of wild carp have settled in these gravel quarries along with a majority of common carp. Since exploitation of the quarry ceased, nature has reclaimed her rights and the parcels have been dyked to create 6 distinct, wild and separate water features.
around 800 carp were introduced, into an existing stock of around 2-300, in 2006. There are neither catfish nor sturgeon. Record catches; a Mirror Carp of 34kg (74lbs 15oz) and a Common Carp of 33kg (72lbs 12oz).
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