Sometimes it’s nice not to be bothered by other anglers. We get it. Particularly when it’s your only French carp fishing trip of the year and you’ve been waiting for it to come around for the last 11 months. Here are four of our carp lakes that are perfect for just 2 or 3 anglers to share exclusively;
Kingfisher lake offers exclusive use of the 2.1 acre spring-fed lake and a modern well-equipped lakeside cottage. The venue is ideal for small groups of anglers that want a relaxing holiday with excellent fishing right on the doorstep. There are a wide range of carp from singles to 40lb+, with a small stock of other coarse fish too – perch, roach, pike and zander.
The comfortable two bedroom accommodation has all the mod cons you would expect, providing excellent facilities even if you choose to bivvy out. After a days fishing you can dine inside or outside on the deck, which sits only 8-10 metres from the lake.
Find out more about Kingfisher Lake here – Exclusive carp fishing France with accommodation
Set in its own 75 acre estate with friendly animals and accessible only by a private road, Notaires is perfect for 1 to 3 anglers (4 at a push) who want a lake exclusive to themselves with hard fighting carp, good facilities and an excellent food package available.
The smallest fish are around 15lb ranging at the upper end into the mid forties. As well as the carp, each lake also has a medium-sized catfish to do the lake housekeeping. The carp are triploid which means that they do not breed, so fishing time isn’t lost in spawning, plus they grow faster. Another positive factor is the consequent absence of small carp.
For more information on Notaires follow the link – Carp Fishing Holidays
This 5 acre lake is incredibly peaceful, set close to the dam wall of the Lac d’Orient. You have one large grassy swim which has good vehicle access. You’ll have complete use of the lake to yourselves but you share the facilities – kitchen, dining area, shower & toilets – with the other lake on the complex, Jonchery. There’s also a great optional food package available. This venue is ideal for 2 anglers but can fit 3 at a push.
There around 170 carp, at least 30 of which are between 33lb and 50lb. What’s more, because the owners are fish farmers, the carp have been hand-picked and some of the scale patterns on the mirrors together with some beautiful linears, makes for memorable fishing.
Slightly different to the lakes featured above, 8 acre Deux Iles is best suited to 4 anglers BUT the layout is quite unique and offers pairs of anglers a quality fishing experience. There are just two islands on this lake, both with a cabin and enough room to comfortably accommodate 2 anglers. Each island is hired out individually and has fishing rights over half the lake.
The venue is very rural, with no sounds of traffic or disturbance. It is situated just a 2hr 45 drive from Calais and 1hr 30 from Le Havre. The total number of carp in the lake is around one hundred and fifty between 15-50lb. There are also around 15 koi carp in the lake, a lone sturgeon, plus a few zander, pike and perch for those who prefer their fish with sharp teeth.
Find more information on Deux Iles here – Carp fishing in France