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Carp Fishing in France

By June 22, 2020 No Comments

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The Main Lake
The Main Lake is available for booking on a lake exclusive drive and survive basis, for a maximum of 4 anglers, is
priced at £1400 per wk or a lake exclusive drive and survive basis, for a maximum of 6 anglers, priced at £1800 per
wk. The lake supports 11 swims, however we prefer to only offer a maximum of 6 anglers per week to ensure plenty
of space for anglers to enjoy moving around and the ability to fish without encroaching on a fellow anglers water. We
would of course, if a group was slightly bigger, be willing to discuss the possibility of upping the numbers slightly.
Containing a good head of fast growing specimen Mirror, Common and Grass Carp. Depending on the time of year,
based on weights pre and post spawning, around 30 fish 25lb+, 60-70 fish between 30-35lb, 60-70 fish between
35-45lb, 40-50 fish in excess of 45lb+ and depending on time of year we have between 6-12 50lb+ fish going to mid
fifties. We might nudge the magical 60+ barrier this year! Grassies in excess of 50lb+ are always a welcome
surprise. The predators in the lake are Pike, Zander and Perch, we do not have any Catfish.
Facilities available to anglers include :-
Electrical outlets in all swims (small additional fee),
A shower and wc block. During the lockdown period and while the property purchase was waiting to complete, we
have taken the opportunity to begin the build of a second shower and wc block. This should hopefully be completed
in the next couple of weeks.
Drying room
Each swim is equipped with :-
Nash Carp Cradles
Trakker Sanctuary Retention Slings
Water buckets
Iodine to take care of our fish
The lake Itself :-
Has a lake depth ranging from 2 -7 ft, Average 4 – 5 ft. with the odd clay and gravel bar.
Consists of a Lake Bed Predominantly made up of clay and silt.
Features five islands, the ‘point’ and the ‘D’ , plenty of overhanging marginal shrubs and trees.
Contains 11 Swims as previously stated as a rule the maximum number of anglers each week is 6 allowing for ample
water to fish without having other lines in your swim.
All swims are accessible by vehicles, enabling easy drop off/collection of equipment. Once cleared, all vehicles must
be parked in our private secure car park.
We do allow Bait boats on the lake which are available for hire onsite
Bait is also available for purchase onsite in the form of High quality fishmeal boilie, & pellets.

BelleVue Lake and Luxury Lodge
Bellevue Lake and luxury lodge, complete with its own private hot tub/spa, is available for booking on an exclusive
basis priced at £1350 per week.
The lodge, with its own purpose built swim positioned directly in front of the bi-folding doors, where you can fish and
relax in comfort and style, is able to sleep up to 4 people although we stipulate 3 anglers with a 6 rod limit.
Upstairs, there is one large bedroom, with an ensuite bathroom containing bath, shower and low level WC. French
doors open onto a rooftop sun terrace with stunning views of the lake.
Downstairs is open plan with a sofa bed and further shower and toilet facilities. We are looking to extend the lodge
within the next 12 months, by adding a further double ensuite bedroom, on the ground floor, with French doors
opening out onto a patio area overlooking the lake.
The comfortable lounge with log burner, is situated alongside a dining area which opens through bi-folding doors to a
patio area overlooking the lake bringing the outside in.
The fully equipped kitchen contains a gas cooker, dishwasher, microwave and washing machine.
A private hot tub/spa is available to enjoy after a long days fishing.
Sun loungers, English television, a DVD Player and private parking alongside the lodge are also available
A cot bed can be made available on request if required.
Adjacent to BelleVue lodge are two caravan pitches with electric hook ups which are available for booking with
exclusive fishing. One caravan, maximum of 2 people with a 6 rod limit is priced at £500 per week. Two caravans,
maximum of 4 people, again we stipulate 3 anglers max with a 6 rod limit is priced at £750 per week.
Bellevue Lake is rented exclusively with the luxury lodge OR caravan pitch(s) NOT both at any one time.
Fish stock in BelleVue comprises 100+ carp, predominantly, 30’s and 40’s and up to 45lb+ alongside two bonus
Sturgeon, Grass Carp, Roach, Perch, Pike & Zander.
The lake itself
Has a lake depth averaging 3-4 feet with areas reaching 6-7ft with a hard bottom clay bed containing silt patches
Features include an island and stalking swims. Fishing is from designated swims only with great margin fishing..
A private parking area adjacent to the lodge gives excellent vehicle access to both the lake and accommodation.
Bait boats are also allowed on BelleVue and are available for hire onsite and bait as previously mentioned is available
for purchase on site.