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Etang Marolles
Etang Marolles

Location: Location: Brittany, Ill et VilaineWebsite: Etang Marolles is a premier 13 acre lake situated between the French Normandy and Brittany border in the beautiful countryside of Loire. The area is steeped in history with the nearest town of Fougères home to the oldest castle in Europe. The surrounding area is mainly agricultural land, with fields of maize and cows, sheep and horses grazing in nearby fields. It is a stunning area with breathtaking views and a perfect place to take time out and to relax.{rokcomments}

Abbey Lakes
Abbey Lakes

Picture of Fox lake (Etang du Renard)Location: Picardy, OiseWebsite: Abby Lakes is made up of 6 lakes.1) Fox Lake, Etang du Renard (11 Ha, 18 swims for 13 anglers)2) Heron Lake, Etang du Héron (14 Ha, 22 swims for 17 anglers)3) Attila Lake, Etang Attila (3 hectares, 10 double swims)4) Frog Lake, Etang de la Grenouille (3 hectares, 10 double swims)5) King Fisher Lake, Etang du Martin-pêcheur (13 Ha, 10 swims for 8 anglers)6) Wild Boar Lake, Etang du Sanglier  (6 Ha, 30 swims for 25 anglers)Stock: Carp{rokcomments}

Rolan de Peche

Roland de PecheLocation: Fisherman's Paradise and 40 minutes north of PARIS in the Oise (60)Website:

3 lakes

 - First Lake : Important Livestock carp between 18 and 31 Kg

- 2nd lake trout, salmon.

- 3 rd Lake: Carnivora (Zander, pike, roach, white ...)Sturgeon and trout released March 6, 2007

Night fishing allowed. Ponds fenced and guarded. Possibility of barbecue. Showers and toilets.Possibility of renting caravans.{rokcomments}

Lake Jurrassica
Lake Jurrassica

Location: A French carp fishing paradise in only 2 hours drive from Calais,


Description:  4 lakes from 2 to 30 acres set in over 80 acres of idyllic country side. Our stock includes common carp up to 61lbs, mirror carp to 64lbs and catfish to 120 lbs Size 24 acre 5 islands Lily pads gravel and clay bottom Marginal reed beds with depths from 2 to 12 feet deep with an average of 6 feet

Stock: Commons to 61.08lbs, Mirrors to 64.04lbs, Grass carp to 35lbs,Catfish to 120lbs +

Lake: There are currently 10 swims for a maximum of 8 anglers 2 of which may be used as doubles

Facilities: Club House, Toilets, Showers, with mains Hot and Cold running water.Purpose built swims on all venues. Log cabin hire available. Full English or Continental breakfast, plus 2 course evening meal available.{rokcomments}

Murphys Lake
Murphy's Lake

Location: Southwest DordogneWebsite : 

If you're looking for the perfect French carp fishing holiday, look no further than Murphy's Lake. With huge carp to over 65lb's, Murphy's Lake is a venue for all anglers to come and experience the world of French carp fishing. Featured on the recent ITV1 Little England TV series, Murphy's Lake is classed as one of the best carp fishing waters France has to offer. With a warm welcome, massive carp and no nonsense rules, its time you booked Murphy's Lake and took your PB to another level.



Location: The new Labyrinth fishery nestles amongst 100 acres of wild, overgrown woodland in the famous Yonne valley. It comprises one beautiful, intriguingly-shaped lake of nearly 60 acres, another of 6 acres and one mile of the River Yonne.Website:  There are about 400 carp in the main lake at present(January 2009) and this is made up of about 150 original fish and a further 250 that have been introduced (see website for details and pictures of some of the stock fish). We intend to stock another 100 fish in the not-too-distant future. A photographic record is being kept of as many fish as possible and this shows more and more originals still being caught. The current Labyrinth lake record was 57.4 mirror landed by Bob Nicholls in November 2008 and this is one of six different 50's landed in 2008. The lake record is not expected to stand very long and the fishery should produce its first 60 quite soon, especially as there has been several reliable sightings of at least one huge, original common! In addition to the carp stock, there are a few catfish present and although these average only 40lbs, a huge fish of well over 100lb was seen, hooked and lost, and soon adopted the name of the Minotaur (the guardian of the Labyrinth).{rokcomments}

Mar Peche (Les Beaux Lacs)

Mar Peche (Les Beaux Lacs)


Location: The lovely, 25-acre Mar-Pêche, originally named Lac du Martin-Pêcheur, lies in the valley of the famous river Yonne, near Montereau only 3½ hours drive from the ports of Calais, Boulogne and Dunkerque. The lake is less than 10 minutes from the A5 autoroute.


Description: Virtually everyone that visits Mar-Pêche remarks on how comfortable the place is. The gently sloping, grass swims with large amounts of space behind each fishing area offer what can only be described as 'sheer comfort'. There is ample room in every swim to erect the largest of bivvies, to park your car and spread out your tackle. This, combined with a maximum of 10 anglers on the whole lake, ensures there's plenty of room for everyone

On three banks you will see the customary rows of French poplars, far enough away from the water to allow comfortable casting, yet close enough to offer good shade in mid-summer. The shorter west bank, on which there are no swims, has been allowed to grow more naturally and borders Lac Cachette, where you can sample the action of this wild, overgrown lake, heavily stocked with doubles, 20's and the occasional 30.

Stock: The lake holds about 160 carp with 95% being between 30 and 70 pounds (14-32kg). More than 35 DIFFERENT 50's and SEVENTEEN DIFFERENT 60's, including four different 70's have been caught in the last two years. The majority of stock are very young with many fish growing up to an incredible 10 pounds per year! The current lake record, stands at 71.8. There is a small head of catfish and the average size is about 50lbs with a sprinkling of 100lb plus fish, including a 180-pounder landed by Michael Scott{rokcomments}

Etang Meunier
Etang Meunier


Location:  Limousin, Haute Vienne


Description:  Etang Meunier is a wonderfully tranquil 6 acre lake set in the beautiful countryside of the Limousin region of France. Situated in mature woodland, this private stream-fed lake is secluded and yet close to many local amenities for anglers and non-fishing guests alike.

Lake:  At around 6 acres in size you don't need over the top heavy duty carp gear to fish Meunier and most standard good quality gear is fine. We recommend lines around 15lb as your main line. The bottom of the lake is generally light silt, free of weed, and most standard rig systems work well. Generally speaking, other than the obvious ones, there are no major snags in the water, but like any lake, after winter gales,  the odd small branch can fall in and get stuck in the bottom.

Stock:  As well as its beauty what makes Meunier really impressive is the incredible stock of mirror and common carp it holds. There are over forty carp weighing over 40lb, with a number of these being over 50lb and going to a top weight of 62lb 8oz. On many weeks the average size of fish caught is over 40lb! In addition Meunier also holds grass carp, tench, roach, pike and big head carp up to 80lb.

Facilities:  The main accommodation is on the first level, and comprises two bedrooms, and a general living area. What makes it rather special is that it opens out onto a veranda affording wonderful scenic views over the lake. Anglers have spent many an hour leaning on the balcony, spotting carp as they cruise in front of you.The house sleeps 4 people comfortably and consists of two bedrooms with 2 single beds in each (linen supplied). There is also a double sofa bed in the lounge to accommodate any extra guests.{rokcomments}

Moulin Le Ponto
Moulin Le Ponto

Location:  Brittany, MorbihanWebsite:

Description: The Gites are located only one kilometre from the village of Le Sourn which is easily reached by foot or car along a quiet local road. In the village you can find pizzaria, bar/restaurant, pharmacy, general store, butcher and bakers. So if you don't fancy self catering in your Gite the alternatives are very close at hand.

A unique Brittany Gite set within seven and-a-half acres of landscaped grounds in a sheltered south facing position, where you can enjoy your Brittany holiday relaxing in the grounds and alongside our private coarse fishing lake in Brittany. You have a private Jacuzzi with views over the lake on your private terrace.

Lake: The fishing lake is about the same as a full size football pitch and fed from a spring in to the mill feeder canal over the water fall 20ft to the lake below for the most part about 5 to 6 ft deep.

Stock: tench, carp, roach, rudd, bream, perch and trout{rokcomments}


Star Lakes
Star Lakes

Location:  Brittany, Côtes d'ArmorWebsite:

Description: Star Lake is a stunning 2.8 acre lake within an idyllic forest setting.  The wonderful location is ideal to sit back, relax and catch some impressive fish.

The English owner of the lake and resident keeper has fished in France for 20 years and has all the necessary experience to assist you with every aspect of your holiday

Lake: Star Lake was initially excavated in the early 1970's.  In the past two years extensive work to the lake has been carried out specially for carp anglers. The depth of the lake is 3-9ft with gravel bars, lily pads, plenty of foliage and overhanging trees that enables excellent margin fishing.  The lake is totally weed free.

One of the main features of the lake is a central island with mature trees and foliage around which the larger carp patrol.

There is a large stock of fish in the lake including common carp up to 42lb,  mirror carp up to 48lb, grass carp up to 28lb and cat fish up to 62lb. (new stock introduced winter 2006).  The lake is free from crayfish and chat.

The lake has 6 excellent swims, all different, including 2 double swims.  Each swim has it's own pontoon and is contained in it's own barked area which includes:Stock: Carp{rokcomments}


la Fritterie
La Fritterie

Location:  Champagne Ardenne, MarneWebsite: Carp

La Fritterie is owned and run by Jeff and Lisa Powell the founders of JRC, one of the UK's leading carp tackle brands.

Set in the Marne Valley approx 3 1/2 hours drive from Calais; the 30-year-old, mature 12 acre carp lake has a large lodge with internally fitted showers, toilets and kitchen facilities. There are eating areas inside the lodge and a covered area outside which has panoramic views of the entire lake.

The maximum number of anglers allowed at one time is 8, this gives you plenty of space to move swims during your weeks fishing , we do not take part bookings for the lake.

To be fair to all anglers we operate a draw system on arrival, swims unfortunately cannot be pre-booked but all swims can produce big carp. The lake has 10 swims, all of which are accessible by car


Etang du Vaulaurent

Location: Brittany, Morbihan** This website will give you more information on Vaulaurent **Webiste: Carp{rokcomments}

freedom Lakes
Freedom Lakes

Location: Outside the village of Usson, South-east of PoitiersWebsite: Three lakes are open for fishing, they are approximately 9acres, 19acres and 29acres and represent carp fishing in France how we feel it should be with beautiful natural surroundings and immaculate bigfish. The 9acre and 19acre carp lakes are both well stocked with big carp and provide a high chance of catching 30lb+ carp and even 40lb+ during your fishing holiday aswell as the chance of very big grass carp to 50lb and catfish to well over 100lbLake – Sacha

The smallest of the 3 lakes at 9 Acres

Lake SACHA was drained in 2008 and has been meticulously landscaped.Nestled in the western edge of the property, in a very special location bordered on all sides by dense woodland. There are lots of interesting features in the lake to fish to, such as several small islands, sand and gravel spots, some lily pads and a densely reed lined far margin. The shallow depths means the lake fishes very well all year around, it warms up very early so the spring period can be very productive as well as being a good winter water with the fish reacting to any small change in conditions.

Vehicle access is restricted to one location; however there is a Car Park. Lake SACHA can be booked for up to 6 anglers, or exclusively booked

STATS:Depths 2 to 9 feetCarp stocked: 250Average weight: 24lbs

Lake – Angele

The ‘middle’ sized lake at 19 Acres

Located in the centre of the complex, it is stocked with an incredible head of young and powerful 20’s, 30’s, 40’s and regularly produces some arm wrenching sport. In its first season the lake produced well in excess of 1000 fish landed. The lake also holds a number of big grass carp averaging over 35lb and a few catfish between 60lb and 130lb. The lake bed is a mix of sand silt and stone, a few weed beds and lily pads. There are several sunken islands plus lots of overhanging trees around the lake, every swim is capable of producing a result.

This lake has been intentionally developed as something approaching a ‘Runs Water’, but with a very big average size of fish (Sept 09 – 30lb average). Stocked with an incredible array of stunning carp from leathers to linears and everything in between. This lake is well worth looking at for 2010 if you want to catch some very nice 30’s with a great chance of fish over 40lb in fact we are confident enough to say that the best carp fishing holidays in France will be right here next year.

ANGELE can be booked for up to 10 anglers, or exclusively booked. Toilets and showers, including the Clubhouse are situated between lake ANGELE  and Lake LOUANNE. There is also use of a chalet located at one of the swims.  ANGELE has Vehicle access to all swims.

STATS:Depths: 2 to 6 feetCarp stocked:400 x 25lb-35lbs100 x 35lb-40lbs30 x 40lbs plus

Lake – Louane

The largest of the 3 lakes at 29 Acres

LOUANE is the biggest lake open, situated on the East side.

LOUANE is home to some very special fish, the lake average is over 35lb. It is the biggest and deepest lake on the complex and is more suited to experienced anglers due to a lower stocking density and snaggy lake bed, it is not a runs water but with most of the fish being over 30lb it is a lake that has the potential to produce a once in a lifetime catch. Several anglers have had 20×30’s and 40’s in a week in 2009. The lake bed has a hard flat bottom, so a good baiting strategy combined with watercraft can pay dividends.

The lake is already producing a good growth rate, the average is over 35lb and will probably be around 40lb in 2010. The water also contains ONE big Catfish called Scarface (180lb+), he has been hooked a few times in 2009 and has won every battle!!

There are enough swims to accommodate up to a total of 8 anglers, there are two islands, one of these has 4 swims cut into it and is a fantastic location to spend a week or two with a few mates. The whole lake can be booked exclusively.

Toilets and showers, including the Clubhouse are situated between ANGEL Lake and Lake LOUANE.  Vehicle access to all swims.

STATS:Depths: 3 to 11 feetCarp stocked:250 at 30lbs plus{rokcomments}

Gigantica (formerly St Christophe)


Location: Champagne Ardenne, Aube


Description: In September 2008 the venue which used to be known as St. Christophe was bought by Danny Fairbrass of Korda. He has changed the name to Gigantica .Gigantica lies in the Champagne region of Eastern France, around 4 hours from Calais, with the majority of the journey being by motorway. The lake is around 35 acres in size and is a cobalt blue gravel pit. It’s a true specimen hunters water – there are some truly exceptional carp swimming in its clear, aqua blue water

Lake: Gigantica is 35 acres (14 hectacres) of water... the water is cobalt blue because of the heavily alkaline gravel it has been dug from.Depths range between 18 and 25 feet, there are no ‘deep holes’ contrary to rumours from anglers. The bottom is fairly flat with very few lumps and bumps, it is therefore better to establish a baited area at a comfortable range and then stick to it.

Stock: Gigantica’s stock is still uncertain... the old owner boasted 950 fish; we can neither confirm nor dismiss this. As the season unfolds more and more carp are being caught which we personally have never seen before, this is because the old owner never kept any stocking records or catch reports

Facilities: The old shower and toilet have been made into a ‘wet room’ which has been totally rebuilt and tiled to a very high standard... ‘too good for carp anglers’ was the tiler’s comment! The wet room has a large shower with free shampoo and shower gel along with a separate ‘posh’ sink. You can lock yourself in for total privacy and it is heated{rokcomments}

BMP Carp Fisheries
BMP Carp Fisheries

(Lake Perigny La Rose)Location: Champagne-Ardennes region, near EpernayWebsite: Carp


The lake is about 13 acres in size, which has been established approximately 18 years. During the last few years, Mr. Dollat (Mayor of Perigny la Rose) with his team have refurnished this pit and made all the banks available for fishing. The lake is totally secured with a fence covering the full 15 acres of land. There is a track that goes all around the perimeter. The swims are well spaced out, with grassy areas for bivvies and rods. The banks are very smooth, which give you the opportunity to fish anywhere you like.

The lake bed, in true gravel pit style, is anything but flat with gravel bars, deep holes and plateaus all over the place. Bait boats are allowed on this venue and could be an advantage for precise baiting and presentation. There is not a lot of weed – a big head of grass carp do a good job at keeping it at bay.

The lake has a very big head of carp that was stocked bi-annually by the mayor of Périgny la Rose until 2008. One of the nice things about the venue is the high proportion of commons present – the lake record common stands at 55lb.

The average size is between 32lb – 35lb, with mirrors and over 55lb having been banked. There is a very healthy head of 30-35-pounds carp.

In January 2010, another ton of fish, commons, mirrors and linears to over 30lbs were added by us to boost the original stock


Carp Quarry
Carp Quarry

Location:  Brittany, Cotes d'ArmorWebsite:

Description:  An exclusive 3 acre carp venue in Brittany France only 90 minutes from the ferry ports. Carp Quarry has been set up for the discerning anglers who want peace and tranquillity at a truly stunning venue with top quality carp fishing where you and your party have exclusive use of the 3 bedroom gite/cottage and the lake.


Lake: Carp Quarry is a very old deep granite quarry which closed in 1938 and now fills from underground springs. This 3 acre lake truly is one of the most unusual stunning fishing venues in France. To the far side of the lake rising from the water are 100 ft granite cliffs which are home to many birds of prey. The swims are along one side of the lake which have been excavated to make large comfortable swims where it is possible to cast over to the overhanging trees on the cliff face opposite. The lake which is set in its own grounds has a large lockable gated entrance. You can park your car within the lake complex giving you total privacy. No permits are required and fishing is permitted day and night. We recommend 4 persons fishing but can accommodate up to 6. The lake is very deep with mainly a rock and gravel bottom with a few silty areas.


Stock: We have just stocked in excess of a ton of fish supplied by a local fish farmer in the winter of 2008. The smallest of these fish being 23lb up to the mid 40's with the average fish being nearly 30lb. These are the quick growing large framed royal strain mainly mirrors with a few common, to complement the existing fish stocks. The lake was stocked with carp and trout by the previous owner in 1995 but was only fished for trout up until the year 2000, since then it has been left untouched. The lake dates back to 1938 when it stopped production as a quarry. It holds a good head of wild carp as well as the original mirrors and commons which we know very little about but have heard stories about monster commons. We have seen one of them that looked in excess of 50lb, so the lake may produce one or two surprises. There are also very nice trout, rudd and perch with the odd large pike. There are crayfish in the lake but these do not cause a problem to the fishing as the large carp eat them as soon as they appear.


Facilities: The accommodation is a detached 3 bedroom house situated 150yrds up the road from the lake (just a 2 minute walk), you can park at the gite and also at the lakeside. All 3 bedrooms have twin beds, there is a well equipped kitchen/diner with washing machine dishwasher cooker microwave fridge freezer etc and a large separate lounge with large log burner, tv/dvd and a bait fridge freezer. There is also a large patio with table and chairs. The bathroom has a bath with shower over.{rokcomments}


Location: Brittany, Ille et VilaineWebsite:

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}


SapphireLocation: Pays de la Loire region, Mayenne

Website: 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}


Website: The Notaire’s Lakes are located deep in the French countryside in the region known as the green heart of France. The Creuse is one of the last undiscovered tourist destinations and Notaire’s is a new venue that hasn’t been commercially fished before. The fish stocks have been added in stages to ensure their health and vigor and now range from 15 lbs to mid 30s with the average in the high 20s.Stock: Carp{rokcomments}



Location:  Brittany, Cotes d'Armor


Description:  Gléhias further compliments our excellent range of small waters which can be booked exclusively and include top class accommodation. This is definitely a venue where you could take the whole family and relax knowing that they'll be happy while you enjoy some fabulous fishing. The accommodation is optional so it will also suit a small group of up to 4 anglers who prefer to bivvy and enjoy a lake to themselves. To give further flexibility Glehias also offers some weeks when it’s possible for 2 pairs of anglers to book the lake on a shared basis... so if you fancy a crack at this stunning little venue there’s lots of options

Lake: The Lake sits adjacent to a small forest, set in a 10 acre protected plot attracting a variety of rare and beautiful wildlife including eagles, owls and kingfishers. It's around 3 acres in size, varying in depth from 1m to 2m. It's lined with irises, bulrushes, foxgloves and overhanging trees and shrubs. On three sides of the lake there's room for 4 anglers and their bivvies on the grass banks. The fourth bank is overgrown with gorse and reeds giving an excellent feature to fish to.

Stock: The Lake had never been fished before 2005 and the original stocking can only be guessed at. What is known with certainty is that the owners did stock additional carp in February 2006 - this consisted of 68 fish, including 22 carp between 30lb and 42lb, plus several grass carp, koi and sturgeon. We estimate this brings the total carp count to around 100 fish with an average weight of around 26lb. This is a large number of fish for a 3 acre lake and should ensure everyone enjoys some rod bending action! There are no poisson chat or crayfish in this lake.

Accommodation: When you fish Glehias you can also hire fabulous accommodation for up to four people in a traditional French farmhouse, set a 5 minute walk from the lake. There are three bedrooms - one double and two singles, shower and toilet. Downstairs there is a large living room with TV and DVD. The kitchen has all you need for self catering, including oven and hob, sink, kettle, microwave, fridge/freezer and toaster. There's an optional food package which can be pre-booked if you prefer not to cook... and you can take advantage of this even if you don’t hire the accommodation.For more infomation please refere to website {rokcomments}

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