Lakes & Stock :
Drive and survive – exclusive lake hire – carp fishing in France : This 20 acre lake was created in the Middle Ages as an iron ore quarry. On its edges, you will have a fabulous view of the chateau, which overlooks the lake, and also the magnificent natural surroundings.
There are 6 swims, including one double, all of which have been equipped to ensure your optimal angling experience and comfort (WIFI). The only thing which can possibly interrupt your peace and quiet is your own alarm !
The lake is fed by the river L’Avre, guaranteeing a constant flow of fresh water and, therefore, oxygen for the carp, which are active all year.
Along the lake-side, you will find high-quality facilities; 3 separate showers, 3 WCs, 2 large sinks, a kitchen, refrigerator, freezer and electricity points. You may unload your car at your swim before parking it in the car park.
The complexity of the lake makes it impossible to net and drain. So, until they are caught we will never know what the lake holds exactly since its conception in the medieval period. An exciting prospect for any angler! There had been no fishing until 2011! The first fishing tests were quite satisfactory with beautiful common carp up to 40lbs. However, what we can be sure of is about what carp have been added since then.
The first part of a major stocking programme took place in 2013 : A total weight of 4,500lb was stocked comprising carp between 30 and 50 lb and 10 sturgeons between 20 and 30 lb. Following on from another stock of 7 carp between 45 and 55 lb.
New in 2017 !! 3 carp betwen 50 – 58 lbs, 10 carp bewten 25 – 35 lbs and the big one : a common of 67 lbs !!