An October session on Golden Oak carp lake

Golden Oak French Carping Lake

An article by Paul Cooper describing his session on Golden Oak in October 2010.

Golden Oak Lake is situated deep in rural France, just South of Limoges. The 5 acre lake is owned by Jo and Dick Muntimer, and it sits on their 38 acre estate. They purchased the estate around 5 years ago from a local farmer and have worked continually to present the ideal fishing holiday destination, the biggest project being the conversion of an old barn.

The gite is part of the barn conversion and has been built and furnished to a very high standard. It consists of a ground floor and first floor.

The ground floor has an open plan design, living, dining and kitchen area. The kitchen is fully equipped with an electric oven, ceramic hob, a microwave oven, all the pots, pans, dishes and cutlery that you require to prepare any meal, along with a large refrigerator.

There is a television with a satellite connection providing most of the free view English channels, 2 settees, dining table and a wood burner, making this a warm and comfortable place to relax in the evenings.



There are 3 bedrooms, one on the ground floor and the other two on the first floor, all with en-suite facilities consisting of a toilet, wash-hand basin, heated towel rail and a large shower. Two of the bedrooms have a double bed and the third has 3 single beds.

The double patio doors open out onto a patio leading to a lawn which overlooks the lake. There are a table and chairs on the patio and only a few yards away is a splash pool, for those hot balmy days.

There is a large freezer in one of the outbuildings to accommodate an ample supply of boilies for your visit.

The lake is around 5 acres in size, with wide grassed banked access around it. Some of the banks are shared with the owner’s sheep, goats, geese and horses, but none interfere with the anglers and the lake can be comfortably fished by up to 4 anglers from the nearside bank.

The banks are sectioned off by gates to keep the owners animals secure and apart. The lawn leading down to the lake is fenced off from the lake and access is gained via a gate that can be secured to keep children away from the water.

At the far end of the lake a stream enters the lake where the water is around 18inches deep. This drops after about 60 yards to around 4 feet slowly deepening down to 9 feet by the dam, making over 4 acres of the lake 4 feet or deeper. The far margins across from the Gite are bordered by click here to read the full article…


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