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Etang De Campus
Etang De Campus

Location: Mayenne regionWebsite : http://www.fishing4carpinfrance.com/

Description: E'tang De Campus is a carp fishing lake situated in Northern France; the lake comes to life in early spring and with the longer French summer continues into November.The fish frequently show themselves, especially in early season where you can see big grass carp taking crust of the surface. With exclusive use of the lake and facilities you can be sure of a peaceful and relaxing holiday

Lake: E'tang De Campus is 4 acres in size and set in 10 acres of lush French countryside. The carp fishing lake borders the Alpes Mancelle, a protective area of acres and acres of forests. E'tang De Campus is a beautiful relaxing place to be let alone fish.

The lake is spring fed via 2 natural springs with water levels and quality good throughout the year. The fishing lake is lined with several large willow trees along the northern side with silver birch and the odd oak tree between. The southern side is lush green grass.

We have 6 purpose made pegs to fish from, these have been dug down close to the water line to allow safe landing and returning of carp, the pegs are gravelled for your comfort. The lake bed is mostly clay with a small amount of silt over the top.

This beautiful and tranquil fishing lake is 90% snag free, however we recommend a minimum 12lb breaking strain line.

The fishery is best suited to 4 anglers per week using up to 3 rods per person; we can accommodate 6 for a slight additional cost.{rokcomments}

The Firs
The Firs

 

Location: Pays de La LoireWebsite: https://www.firslakefrance.com.Description:

Firs Lake France is an exclusive family fishing venue in Ruillé-le-Gravelais near Loiron, in Pays-de-la-Loire, France.The beautiful 2.5 acre lake is well stocked with Carp to over 40lbs and Catfish over 60lbs.Providing exclusive carp fishing in just over 1 hour 30 minutes from the ferry port of St Malo.  Less than 2 hours 30 minutes from Caen and 5 hours from Calais.  Rennes airport is only 45 minutes away.The lake and accommodation are rented on a weekly basis for your exclusive use and are suitable for families, couples or friends looking for a quiet relaxing time.  Firs lake is best suited for a maximum of 3 anglers, with 3 sensibly spaced, good sized gravel swims, plus access around the entire lake giving plenty of options and unlimited stalking potential.   Accommodation at Firs Lake The house is just 30 feet from the lake and each of the 3 bedrooms have views of the lake. You can even relax and enjoy a BBQ on the patio, whilst keeping an eye on your rods set up in the swim nearest the house. The 3 bedrooms are situated on the first floor, 2 twins and 1 double, sleeping a total of 6. In the largest twin there is also a comfy double sofa bed, so can accommodate another 2 people. The new fully fitted kitchen and utility room, with gas cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and washing machine are accessed from the large dinning room, which has a table seating up to 10.   The lake and accommodation is available for exclusive hire at https://www.firslakefrance.com.  

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Les Noyers
Les Noyers

Location: Pays de La Loire, MayenneWebsite: http://www.carp-france.com/venue-details.php?id=119Description: The 2 acre lake is surrounded by a large number of different trees and shrubs. A pathway leads you around the lake to the 7 different swims which gives access toall areas of the lake. Its size and shape with its 2 bays and plateus lends itself perfectly for 2 anglers, although 3 could easily be accommodated. It is fed by a natural spring, the origin of which is by the lake in the form of a lavoirBooking Through: www.carp-france.com{rokcomments}

Ultimate Lake
Ultimate Lake

Location:  Brittany, MayenneWebsite: http://www.carp-france.com/venue-details.php?id=137Description: Ultimate Lake is in the Loire valley, boardering on the Normandy and is just under a 5 hour drive from Calais, 2 hours from Caen and only 1 1/2 hours from St Malo. Gorron is only 8km away where there are two supermarkets, and other small shopsBooking Through:  www.carp-france.com{rokcomments}

Watersmeet
Watersmeet

Location: Brittany, Ille et VilaineWebsite: http://www.anglinglines.com/docs/ourvenues/lakes/watersmeet/index.php

Description: Watersmeet has become a firm favourite with our customers who are looking for excellent accommodation on the banks of a private carp lake. This really is a peaceful, secure location … and the fishing isn’t bad either!

Watersmeet is a beautiful mature venue consisting of two lakes - one specialist carp lake and one smaller coarse lake. It is superb for a family, or a small group of up to 4 anglers, who are seeking quality fishing in tranquil surroundings with the added bonus of excellent lakeside accommodation in the form of a lovely renovated cottage which sleeps up to 6. Watersmeet is situated in NW France, in the Mayenne region, amongst lovely countryside near the village of Larchamp. Approximate driving time from the port of Caen is 1½ hours.

Lake: The carp lake is 2.5 acres with an average depth of 1.5m and a deepest point of 4m. It’s a drainable, spring fed lake with a clay/silt base, lily pads and overhanging branches which are present on the near and far side margins

The coarse lake is one acre in size with an average depth of 1m. Again it is a drainable spring fed lake with a silty substrata and overhanging branches. This lake is heavily stocked with small carp of 2 to 3lb (including a few 20lb+ surprises!), roach and rudd.

Stock: The Lake was first stocked in February 2004 with just under a ton of carp averaging 25lb, koi to 20lb, Wels catfish to 50lb and grass carp to 25lb. A further stocking took place in December 2005 of 6 x 30lb+ commons & then the most recent stocking took place in December 2008 when over ½ of a ton of carp were stocked with an average weight of 28lb.

In total there were; 7 x 30lb+.... biggest 35.5, 14 over 27lb{rokcomments}

Sapphire

SapphireLocation: Pays de la Loire region, Mayenne

Website: http://www.anglinglines.com/docs/ourvenues/lakes/sapphire/index.phpDescription: Sapphire is set to become the ‘Jewel in the Crown’ of Michel & Laurent Bigot’s carp venues (Margot, Morgane, Commons and Lords being the others). The Bigots are one of the top fish farming companies in France, so you can always be assured of plenty of top quality fish when you book one of their waters.

This venue has the best of both worlds. Great bivvy fishing with good facilities on hand... or pure luxury if you wish to book the large lodge for that family holiday, or just to offer more comfort for large groups.

The lodge has 6 bedrooms (all with bathrooms or ensuites) and would happily accommodate large parties who are after serious fishing alongside high standard accommodation.

There’s plenty to do locally for non anglers and plenty of space for children to explore and play without disturbing the anglers. The lake stretches out in a lovely valley and whilst tranquillity reigns on the lake, shops and restaurants are only a few minutes away.

Stock: 400 carp to 60lb+{rokcomments}

Sauvelliere
Sauvelliere

Location:  Pays de la Loire, MayenneWebsite Address: www.anglinglines.com/docs/ourvenues/lakes/sauvelliere

Description: Sauvellière is a 3.5 acre lake set in the Mayenne countryside, less than 100 miles from the ferry at Caen. This venue is extremely private set in it's own fenced grounds in a tranquil and peaceful area of Normandy. Staying here really is like having your own carp lake in your own garden and is immediately inviting the moment you pass through the entrance gate. The lawns are beautifully kept with a mature trees and bankside vegetation – it’s a little piece of heaven!

The lake can comfortably fish up to 4 anglers and the on-site accommodation has room for four also. You can book the lake exclusive for your party (up to 4 anglers) but they also accept bookings from pairs of anglers who are happy to share the facilities. The venue is owned by an English couple, David and Chris Ayress, who live nearby and are very welcoming and friendly.

Lake: Sauvellière is a mature 3.5 acre lake surrounded by grassy banks and established trees, dammed at one end and with an island providing a natural haven for the carp at the chalet end. It is fed by a natural spring so the water quality is excellent. The lake shape is varied and interesting and 4 anglers will be able to fish comfortably without fear of impeding each other.

The depth of the lake varies, averaging 2 to 3m in the centre, down to less than 1m in the shallows by the island. David tells us that stalking carp in these areas can be very productive. The lake also holds tench, perch and trout as well as good head of roach and rudd.

Stock: As the venue has never been seriously carp fished it's difficult to ascertain the existing carp stocks, but fish of double figure to low twenties were deffinitely present, as was a good head of mixed coarse fish. The owner has undertaken a new stocking of larger carp, the first batch of which were introduced on the 15th December 2005 and consisted of 30 carp for an average weight of around 23lb.

7x 22lb; 3x 23lb; 3x 24lb; 2x 25lb; 6x 26lb; 1x 28lb; 1x 30.5lb; 1x 34lb; 1x 35lb

A further stocking took place on the 19th December 2005 when 12 carp, all over 20lb, were added to the lake. The owner did not finish there and a large 42lb mirror was stocked in January 2006.  Click here to see pictures.

In November 2006 the professional netsmen came to Sauvelliere to remove some of the unwanted small carp. This was followed in December 2006 by additional carp being added to supplement the existing stock. This consisted of 56 fish…. 4 x 33lb+ (largest 36lb), 20 x 26lb to 32lb & all the rest 22lb+. This short video clip shows the additional stock being introduced – following the carp from leaving the fish farm to entering their new home.Fish Stocked: Carp{rokcomments}

Etang des Landes
Etang des Landes

Location :  Pays de la Loire / 30 mins from Le ManWebsite Address: www.etangdeslandes.co.uk

Description:  Etang des Landes is a 4 3/4 acre stunning country estate style lake, it is in a quite location surrounded by ancient trees and as quoted by the many anglers who visit us as being one of the prettiest lake in France.   Lake:  4 3/4 acres in size with a ancient hand built stone island in the middle and a large maple tree overhanging the sides. There is a wooden boathouse overlooking the lake and many large oak, beech and pine trees surrounding the lake. It has a clay and silt lake bed with some gravel patches. The depth varies between 12 foot at its deepest to 3 foot in the margins with the rest of the lake being 5 to 6 foot.     Stock: 170 carp - Mirrors to 50lb and Commons to 45lb with a good head of fish being over 30lb.  (Note there are no nuisance fish in the lake)     Facilities:  There is a lodge with eating area, fridge freezer, bait freezer, microwave, mini oven and T.V / DVD player. There is a shower room with multi jet shower, toilet and sink. There are 2 bedrooms available one double and one twin if required for an extra cost. There is also an outside eating area overlooking the lake with BBQ for those nice hot sunny days.   Booking Info - Via the website

 

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Lillypool
Lillypool

 Location:  Lillypool is a carp fishery situated in the Pays-de-la-Loire region of France and is a drive and survive complex taking as little as 2 hours from the France port of St Malo. Calais or Boulogne is only 4-5 hours away via the new motorway.

 Website: www.lillypool.co.uk

 

Description: The 4 acre carp fishing lake is located within 10 acres of beautiful French countryside. It has its own private entrance and is completely self contained. Suitable for 4-5 anglers. All swims give maximum access for catching the lakes resident carp. The banks are flat, grassy and perfect for pitching your  bivvy, ideal for your carp fishing holiday in France.

The closest village to the fishing lake for amenities is Villiers-Charlemagne, with the local supermarket being 7km at Chateau-Gontier.

Lake: The Lake is spring fed with average depths of 3-8 feet; features include margin plants, lilypads, shallow and deep margins and an island.

 Stock: You don't have to worry about crayfish or poisson chats there are none! The lake has been drained and prepared ready for the new arrivals. Carp have been added to Lillypool ranging from 20-40lb, guaranteed to be a brilliant runs water for our opening season 2010.

 All the new fish were supplied by Michel Bigot pisciculture in France. Michel's family run business came highly recommended as one of the finest carp suppliers in France. All the fish were handed picked by ourselves with Michel's expect knowledge and guidance.

The facilities: at the fishery include a very well equipped fully fitted kitchen and the following:

Gas cooker, Microwave oven, Fridge/ freezer BBQ, Full set of kitchen utensils ,Hot & cold mains water, Toilet and shower.{rokcomments}

Oakview Lake
Oakview Lake

 

Location: Pays de la Loire, Sarthe

Website: www.anglingfrance.com

Description: A truly outstanding venue for the family angler. That’s not just our opinion, it’s what our customers keep telling us – again and again. Whether you are an experienced angler just looking for a relaxed quality fishing holiday with the family, or whether you are a group of friends who fancy getting started on some bigger carp, Oakview caters for both. Tucked away in the country lanes of the beautiful Mayenne countryside, the two and a half acre lake with its luxury lakeside lodge is two and a half hours from Caen and five hours from Calais.

At the 2 lodge swims, anglers can enjoy a drink or a meal together on the lodge terrace without even having to reel-in. Oakview’s flat curving banks also make it comfortable for 4 anglers to tuck themselves out of sight and still have access to the island, margins and plenty of open water.

The accommodation often attracts family anglers, so the lake doesn’t tend to suffer from continuous pressure fishing. The 2009 season saw great catch reports from experienced anglers and countless PBs from those newer to the French fishing experience

Lake: The Lake was completely drained and de-silted in November 2007 and the carp were introduced in stages throughout 2008. It’s roughly pear-shaped with a central island in its bulge, meaning that 100% of the water is fishable and 4 anglers will all have attractive swims.The banks are grassed, flat and wide and mature trees surround the whole complex, making it a haven for wild animals and birds amongst the surrounding farmland.

The swims are located near each corner of the lake and each of the 4 main swims has a sister swim on its adjacent bank. So every angler can switch banks at any time to take advantage of changing wind and conditions. In the 2 home swims you can enjoy a drink or a meal on the lodge terrace without even having to reel in!

The lake bottom is mainly clay. There are deeper areas at both ends of the lake and a deeper trench running the length of the lake - so there’s plenty of underwater ridges and features to fish to. The depth range is between 4 and 7 feet and although the water level normally drops a foot over the summer months, there is very little silt, so there aren’t any shallow no-go areas.

Stock:  Average size of carp stocked in November 2008 was 20lb 4oz. Average catch in 2009 was 25lb and the catch reports saw plenty of 30s on the bank. The 2009 lake record was 39lb 8oz and the most fish out by single anglers in a week were 37 and 21. Nuisance fish (small carp) were removed in July 2009.{rokcomments}

Etang Maison Verre
Etang Maison Verre

Location: Pays de la Loire, MayenneWebsite: www.etangmaisonverre.comDescription: We discovered this beautiful stream fed three and a half acre lake in August 2004, having previously been stocked with an excellent head of more than 200 fast growing carp and catfish from the Champagne region of France. The lake is very well stocked and holds Cats to over 75 lb and Carp to 43 lb.

Access to the secluded property is via a private road, surrounded by wooded farmland. The tree-lined lake and cottage are in a secluded tranquil setting, the lake has the look and ambience of a typical estate lake. You will have exclusive use of the cottage, lake and grounds, which are very private and situated at the end of a farm track, covering four and a half acres in total.

Fish Stocked: Carp, Catfish{rokcomments}

Le Moulin de Marault
Le Moulin de Marault

Location:  Pays de la Loire, MayenneWebsite Address: http://www.merault.co.ukDescription: In the Mayenne Loire Valley, near to Brittany and Normandy. The house is set in 3 acres of landscaped grounds, with a lake of half an acre. The property offers complete tranquillity and seclusion, yet is situated only 2 miles from a town with all amenities

Fish Stocked: Carp{rokcomments}

Les Genets
Les Genets

 

Location: Pays de la Loire, Mayenne

Website: www.anglinglines.com/docs/ourvenues/lakes/genets/index.php

Description:  Genêts is situated in the idyllic, peaceful countryside of the Pays de la Loire region, near Mayenne. Although easy to find with the directions supplied it is set well away from busy main roads - the only neighbours you'll be likely to see are cows grazing in the nearby fields - making this an ideal setting for a quiet week of fishing away from it all.

The Lake: This is a 40 year old man made lake of approximately 5.5 acres, fed by a natural spring, with a silt over clay bottom. The owners have retained its natural look with trees and bushes overhanging the water, giving shade and shelter to both anglers and fish. There are 9 single swims & 1 double for 5 anglers maximum to choose from, so there's plenty of room to move around if you wish. All the swims are on one side of the lake and are well drained with good cover and plenty of space for large bivvies. The bank you fish to is mostly tree and bush lined and there are lily pads at one end of the lake.

Owners Larry, Steve & Heather live on-site so there is always someone available should you need any help or advice. The property is securely fenced in and there is a car parking area. Larry & Steve can help you transport your tackle to your swim if you wish.

Facilities: There is a comfortable lodge overlooking the lake where breakfast and evening meals are served. The food package includes a full cooked English breakfast with cereals, toast and as much tea and coffee as you can drink... or a breakfast baguette delivered to your swim, and a two-course evening meal... main course and sweet. We're told nobody has ever left hungry, so be prepared to put on a bit of weight!!

Breakfast & evening meals are served in the lodge… or, weather permitting, at the seating area overlooking the lake. For those hardy fishermen who don't want to reel in they are more than happy to serve your evening meals at the gazebo situated close to your swims{rokcomments}

Lac Louvetiere
Lac Louvetiere

Location: Pays de la Loire, Mayenne

Description: Lac Louvetiere is a stunning 5 acre carp lake situated deep in the scenic Mayenne countryside. Owned & managed by former professional footballer Ty Gooden & his wife Michelle.

Beautiful secluded tree lined venue, packed with features. Mature lake, fully established & un-fished for 10yrs prior to purchase.

Over 1 tonne of carp to over 30lb added to original mystery stock. The lake also holds some MYSTERY sized catfish. Price packages to suit all. New intimate 2 acre venue opening later this year

Lake: The picturesque 5 acre lake is full of features.Trees line the whole of the far bank giving anglers fishing anywhere on the other 3 banks plenty of fish holding areas to aim at.There is an island in the middle offering yet another fish holding area within reach of many swims on the venue.The carp tend to patrol the far bank, the island, plus the nearside margins,so wherever you are on the venue, the fish are within casting range. The deeper area near the sluice is also a good target area.The fish that have been caught so far have come from all areas of the lake so there are no favoured swims or sought after as yet

Fish Stocked: Carp{rokcomments}

Le Lac St Michel
Le Lac St Michel

Location: Situated in a beautiful part of Normandy, only 2½ hours from Le Havre and 1½ hours from Caen.

Website: www.lelacstmichel.com

Description: Carp breeding fish farm never seriously fished. Acquired November 2002; now taking bookings for 2007. Very heavily stocked with first class Mirror, Common and Grass carp up to and including 40 pounds in weight. Owned and run by an English couple with lifelong fishing experience

Excellent accommodation if required - half board, full board or self catering. No more than two rods per angler. A third rod may be used at the discretion of the owner at a fixed charge in relation to the number of anglers that week. No rods to be left unattended at any time.

Fish Stocked: Carp{rokcomments}

Etangs de Breton
Etangs de Breton

Website Address: www.etangsdebreton.co.uk

Location: Of five lovely carp and catfish lakes on a very private estate in north-west France. Collectively known as Etangs De Breton-

Description: The lakes contain an excellent head of both common, leather and mirror carp. These include carp to well over 40lb, with many 20lb and 30lb specimens. The lakes contain Wels’ catfish to 120lbs plus. The catfish are very powerful and will put up a fight which is second-to-none, so please bring your heavy tackle if you are targeting these. The aim is to provide interesting big carp and cat fishing on five beautiful small lakes set in very private tranquil surroundings.

The Lakes: Poplars Lake and Birch Lake are both now well-established with UK anglers, many of whom return to the lakes year after year. Both Poplars and Birch can be booked exclusively for up to three anglers with non-fishing guests going free. Two of the lakes - Eagle Lake and Peter's Pool - are now only available exclusively to single parties of up to four anglers who have both lakes to fish! Orchard Lake is absolutely georgeous and has it's own private lakeside chalet accommodation suitable for two carp anglers, a fishing couple or the small family.All the lakes are classic English-style estate lakes, and are all stream-fed and rich in natural food. Although all the lakes are close together you cannot see one lake from the other. This is an excellent feature. Once you set-up, you and your party has total privacy, and you are free to come and go as you please. The five lakes lie in tranquil and very private woodland surroundings set in rolling French countryside. The estate is entirely enclosed by fencing and secure gates, and the acres of woods and mature trees which surround the lakes provide complete seclusion and quiet.The property lies off a quiet back road; there is no noise other than the resident wildlife, which includes red squirrels, kingfishers, ducks, deer and birds of prey.

Although off the beaten track, you are less than five minutes drive from the nearest village, with its traditional French shops, supermarkets and bars. The nearby village also boasts a clean inland beach for swimming and sunbathing. There are lots of things to do and see in the area, and the Brittany coast is just over an hours drive away.The major city of Laval and the historic medieval town of Vitre are just fifteen minutes away. Laval is noted for its large hypermarkets and shopping facilities. It also has one of the best carp tackle shops in north-west France! Enjoy this site and contact me via email for more information if required!

Facilities: Boats - All lakes are equipped with a small boat for each parties exclusive use (1 boat for Eagle Lake & Peter's Pool) Although boats are not really necessary as you can walk around to bait-up each swim, you can use the boat for baiting up or for rowing the rigs out if you wish.Bait boats are welcome at Etangs De Breton. Chargers can be plugged into the mains in the mobile homes(s)

Unhooking Mats - Each swim will be equipped with a large unhooking mat which should be used. This also saves space as it will not be necessary to take your own

Toilets - There is an English flush toilet on each site.

Shower - washing facilities - Each lake has its own shower. The shower at Birch is in the outbuilding whilst on Poplars it is in the mobile home. On Eagle & Peter's this in the chalet.

Drinking Water/Water - Although there is running water on site, we do not recommend you drink it. Please bring your own drinking water. Drinking water can also be purchased locally from all supermarkets in 5 litre containers for under a Euro (64p).

Storage Space/Fridge - Each lake has a fridge freezer/bait freezer. Barbecue Equipment  Each lake has its own barbecue and furniture. Car Park - All cars must be parked in the designated car parks.

Email Address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.{rokcomments}

Margot
Margot

 

Location: Pays de la Loire, Mayenne

Website: http://www.anglinglines.com/docs/ourvenues/lakes/margot/Description: Margot has definitely become established as one of the premiere big fish waters in France - its combination of rural tranquillity and truly awesome stock of very large carp make it a very popular destination for specimen anglers. Situated in a rural and agricultural landscape, Margot is around 12 acres in size and within 2.5 hours drive from the port of Caen. It is possible to book the lake exclusively

Lake: 12 acres in size, Margot has 8 pegs for a maximum of 8 anglers It’s a relatively shallow lake ( 2 to 8 feet ) with a clay/fine silt bottom. The maximum distance you probably need to cast is just under 100 yards but most fish get caught within 30 yards of the bank. There are three boats on site which are available for your use.

Stock: Margot is owned by one of France’s most respected fish farmers, Michel Bigot... so as you can imagine the carp stocks are awesome. Put quite simply he has readily available what most lakes just cannot get their hands on – an almost limitless supply of big carp.

The current stock is over 400 carp up to 66lb. At least 100 fish are over the 30lb barrier and around 30 over 40lb. The current record is an awesome common carp that weighs in at 66lb. The Koi carp go to 36lb and the grass carp to 45lb+. The current sturgeon record is 67lb.

Because he is a fish farmer Michel regularly adds new stock and he did just this on the 24th of February 2009.

In total 70 large carp to 49lb and four Koi were introduced to this prolific venue. The vast majority of the carp were in the high 20’s to low 30’s with the jewel in the crown being a magnificent 49lb common, what a superb fish!! So now there are two very large commons in this famous lake including the lake record of 66lb. Quite a target to go for!

Facilities: There is cabin on the bankside for the use of anglers which includes eating area, full kitchen facilities, English style toilet & shower.  There are also BBQ facilities outside.  Mini markets are within 2 minutes of the lake and hypermarkets 10 minutes away{rokcomments}

Laroussi
Laroussi

Website Address: www.anglinglines.com/docs/ourvenues/lakes/laroussi/index.php

Description: In 2005 Laroussi burst onto the big fish scene with a bang...the catches were simply stunning. For example, over seven days in April 2005 six different 50lb+ fish were caught - exceptional fishing which made headlines in most of the Carp Press. Well 2006, 2007 & 2008 was no different and the fantastic catch reports kept rolling in.

The lake is a 34 year old virgin gravel pit set in the heart of the beautiful Pays de la Loire countryside. It lies close to Le Mans, famous for the legendary 24 hour motor racing circuit, and is within 3 hour’s drive from the ferry at Caen.

Lake: Laroussi is a mature, natural looking lake of around 15 acres with many interesting features including plateaus, overhanging trees, lily pads, shallows and gullies up to 5m deep. The average depth is around 3m, with a gravel, sand and clay bottom and there are no crayfish or poisson-chats present. There are 7 swims (some doubles) for a maximum of 8 anglers - giving each one over one acre of lake to themselves! It is possible to book the lake exclusively. All the swims are easily accessible and comfortable. The lake is fenced and tree lined making it totally private - it has been left as natural as possible giving a real feel of seclusion.

Stock: Laroussi was not open to the public in the first 33 years it existed, giving the original stock fish plenty of time to mature - it now offers exceptional big carp fishing. Most of the carp are between 30lb and 40lb, with more than 30 different forties, 13 different fifties, 3 sixties of 61lb, 64lb, 65lb and a huge 75lb 2oz, the current lake record.{rokcomments}

La Petite Martiniere
La Petite Martiniere

Location: Situated in beautiful rural countryside La Petite Martiniere can be found in North West France in the Pays de la Loire, region 53 Mayenne, close to the borders of Brittany and Normandy. There is easy access from / to all the major ports via the excellent road network both toll or free (you choose), you’ll find the driving far more relaxed and pleasurable than the cut and thrust of the UK. Calais is a 5hr motorway journey, whilst the nearest port of Caen is less than a 2 hr trip with various others in between.

Website: www.carpfishingmayenne.com

Description: The area surrounding us is agricultural, with cows, sheep and horses grazing in nearby fields, and in season crops of Maize, Barley etc. an interesting fact of our area is that there are more cows than people; we have no immediate neighbours, no noisy main road close by, the gently rolling landscape is perfect for walking or cycling with our local village only 2 kms away, there you will find 2 boulangeries, a small supermarket, 2 banks, a bar / restaurant, a bar / tabac, doctors, pharmacy, pizzeria and hairdressers. The nearest town is Ernee (8kms.) which has large supermarkets, garages and a wide variety of other shops and services including a chocolate factory (with shop). Mayenne town is only 13Km boasting chateau, masses of shops and restaurants providing all you may need. With your booking confirmation we will include comprehensive directions including sat-nav codes to ensure a stress free journey to us.

 2010 sees the first year that the lake is available to the general public; previously it has been for the exclusive enjoyment of friends and family, the fish have been sourced and stocked with quality, rather than size or quantity as the deciding factor, although the Carp do go to 40lbs and Tench to 9lbs, along with size the stocking levels are generous to help with your catch rate, also the facilities have been built to a quality standard rather than price, so you will not be disappointed.

As with most French towns and villages they have weekly markets where you can find a variety of goods including locally grown produce. Further away (20 mins) you will find the city of Fougères home to the largest medieval castle in France, with the famous Mont St Michel, Normandy beaches etc. only a short distance further, or in the opposite direction Le Mans, Vitre, Saumur etc. are all within easy reach.

 Before 2010 the lake had never been used as a commercial fishery, indeed it was originally constructed as an irrigation water source and source of food (they still eat Carp in France) for the then horticultural owners. It is a total of one and one half acres in size, with depths between 50cm and 180cm with the average depth around 140cm, it is spring fed at three separate points, allowing legal night fishing. There are 5 swims 2 of which are platforms and 3 hard standing, with the opportunity to set up from the banks in other areas, there is space on 2 of the hard swims for a double bivvy and the other hard swim will house a single bivvy. 

 Stock: In the winter of 2008 we stocked 13 Carp between 25 and 30lb, 20 Carp between 15 to 20lb, and 28 from 10 to 15lb, 12 Tench from 5 to 9lb, there are also Catfish to 30lb, a few Pike, Perch, Zander, Crucian Carp and Roach along with the Carp already in the water. In November 2009 we completed a partial drain down and netted the water to remove the bulk of smaller fish and most of the cats, at the same time we cleared tree roots and other possible snags from the margin areas. December 2009 saw a further stocking of 15 Carp between 30 to 40lbs and 25 between 10 to 15lbs.

 You will find peace and tranquillity here as you enjoy your fishing, only sharing it with the local wildlife; which include resident red squirrel, Kingfisher and massive Buzzards that cruise effortlessly overhead on the warm thermals.

 Facilities: We offer exclusive use of our venue for a maximum of 3 anglers to include the use of our cabin, the chance to catch excellent condition fish from our carefully managed lake whilst enjoying the exclusive use of the facilities provided. If you (or partner) don’t wish to spend all of your time fishing there is plenty to do and see in the area. We live on site and are happy to help or offer advice, whether it is fishing related or not.

 Booking: Via their website{rokcomments}

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