Rotier – Sapiniere Rules



Maximum 3 rods per angler


100% No Kill


Only lake nets, mats and slings to be used.


BARBLESS hooks or Micro-Barb


Safe rigs only


Minimum 15lb mainline


The fish must be able to lose the lead in case of line breakage


All fish should be released back in to the same swim after photo shooting them.


use of carp-care


The House & Barbecue must be left clean and tidy


All litter, including cigarette ends, must be placed in the bins provided.



Rods are NEVER left unattended.


Fish should never be kept in retaining slings


No OMC Magic Twig


No braid


No lead core


Use of the boat is not permitted.


No bonfires


Non-paying guests or visitors are not allowed


No climbing trees


No loud or disturbing music


Swimming is prohibited

Good to know :

– No fishing licence required

– Baits Boats allowed

After unloading your tackles, you must park your vehicle in the designated area

Parents are responsible for their children.

– At the end of your stay, it is strictly forbidden to throw the rest of your bait into the water.

– The management takes no responsibility for injury, loss or damage to you or your property.

Anyone one found breaking rules will be leaving without refund : NO SECOND CHANCES

Please make sure you and other members of your group know and understand all rules

Travel General Rules


When traveling to most EU countries or certain neighboring nations, ensure your passport meets Schengen area requirements:

  • Issued within 10 years of entry (check ‘date of issue’)
  • Valid for at least 3 months beyond your planned departure (check ‘expiry date’)

Verify your passport meets these criteria beforehand. If issued before October 1, 2018, consider renewal. Contact the French Embassy in the UK for assistance if needed.

Food & Baits

Post-Brexit, restrictions prevent the transportation of boilies or pellets from the UK to the EU, classified as animal feed. Despite meeting EU standards and being produced by a UK-registered manufacturer, importing animal feed now requires extensive paperwork, utilizing proper export-import procedures, and inspection by authorized EU veterinarians. While hook baits and liquids are permitted as “lures and attractants,”

In short, if you bring your own boilies you risk confiscation and, at worst, a fine from customs. If you want to avoid this, you can pre-order baits from owners very easily via our website, or buy baits in France or use the hexabaits solution.

Regarding taking food and drink into the EU:

Meat, milk, or products containing them are generally prohibited. Exceptions exist for medical purposes, such as specific amounts of powdered infant milk, infant food, or medically necessary pet food. For detailed regulations, consult the European Commission website.


Here are 6 key steps to ensure smooth travel with your furry friend:

Schedule a rabies vaccination appointment. For UK residents, dogs must have a microchip and valid rabies vaccination, administered at least 3 weeks before obtaining an Animal Health Certificate from a vet. Early vaccination booking is advised, with costs ranging from £50 to £90.

Obtain an Animal Health Certificate containing your dog’s details, microchip number, vaccination date, vaccine batch number, and the vet’s stamp and signature.

Arrange an appointment with an Official Veterinarian for an Animal Health Certificate, issued within 10 days of departure, costing approximately £180 per pet. Ensure your dog’s microchip is scanned before obtaining the certificate.

Before returning to the UK, administer tapeworm treatment to your dog within 1 to 5 days prior, recorded on the Animal Health Certificate to avoid complications at the border (We can organise this for you free of charge (apart from vet fees)).


Follow signs: Prioritize destination signs over road numbers. Roads can switch classifications without warning.
Yield in developed areas: Give way to right-side traffic, even at ambiguous intersections. Horn use is for emergencies only.
Approach roundabouts cautiously: Yield to traffic already on the roundabout if indicated by signs. Otherwise, entering traffic yields.
Find gas stations: Use a map app to locate nearby stations. Pay in euros per liter. Ensure your vehicle’s fuel requirements match (diesel vs. petrol). Avoid red diesel, intended for farmers.
Cell phone usage: Only use hands-free devices while driving. Mobile phone use incurs fines and penalty points on French licenses.
Child safety: Children under 13 must use age-appropriate car seats or seat belts. Infants should face rearward in car seats.
Seat belt use: Mandatory for all occupants, front and rear. Exceptions exist for older vehicles without rear seat belts.
Alcohol limit: Strict laws apply, with a very low permitted blood alcohol level of 0.02%. Penalties, including imprisonment, are severe.
Emergency protocol: Dial 15 from French mobiles for serious accidents (ambulance), or 112 from non-French phones. Call 18 for fire brigade assistance. Provide precise location details.
Using Highways:

Tolls: Most motorways (autoroutes) have tolls. Exceptions exist for converted roads and urban areas.
Toll payment: Collect a ticket upon entry, pay upon exit. Some booths may be unmanned. Credit cards are accepted, but cash may be required for some exits. Ensure you have change for cash payments.