One of the best known and most prolific big carp waters in France 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.
Mas Bas is an 80 acre farm estate with two lakes specialising in exclusive carp fishing holidays that have facilities for all the family to enjoy, whether or not they fish. It’s set in the heart of rural south west France and the privacy of the site offers tranquil family holidays with the added bonus of excellent carp fishing. Excellent accommodation, swimming pool, specimen carp fishing – you can’t help but fall in love with this venue.
Maurepaire was a lake that often appeared in the UK carp magazines a few years ago. It was run by Dave Payne and many of the UK’s top carpers fished there and had stunning catches. After Dave left, the owner Patrick Bachelier, one of France’s most respected fish farmers, closed for a year before re-stocking. He re-opened it in 2006 and and has re-stocked with 500+carp ranging from 15lb to 55lb, including two 50’s, sixteen mid-40’s, around 320 fish from 25lb to 40lb, and approximately 100 fish up to 25lb. Excellent stock levels that are reflected in the catches.
A large water of around 25 acres, this former gravel pit has depths varying from 6 to 1.5 metres.There are swims on both sides and all the pegs are wide and spacious – some can comfortably accommodate 3 or 4 anglers. All pegs are pre-booked… you will be asked to make a choice when you book your holiday. If the ground conditions are good you can drive to most of the pegs and then return your car to the car park. If it’s wet you can drive to the lake edge & then wheel barrows are available to help transport your tackle to your swim.
True action waters with an awesome number of carp Roseau is an established venue in Northern France, about 2½ hours drive from Calais. These mature lakes can definitely be described as action waters – they contain an awesome number of carp and there are also a fair number of larger cats to 100lb+. There are two lakes with good facilities including toilets, showers and a popular bar and restaurant.
Molyneux lies in the beautiful Normandy countryside and is very easy to reach being just 2¾ hours from Calais and 1¼ hours from Le Havre… and apart from the last ten minutes it’s all motorway! The lake is nestled in stunning countryside far from noise and light pollution, the loudest noise being the birdsong that provides a peaceful backdrop to the fantastic carp fishing on offer.
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.
An excellent lake and fabulous accommodation in beautiful surroundings. 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.