We know it can be difficult convincing the rest of the family that your carp fishing holiday will be the perfect getaway for them too. We also know we’ve got a handful of venues that tick all the boxes; excellent fishing, accommodation and the swimming pool.
Take a look at these;
1. Mas Bas
Mas Bas is an 80-acre estate with two lakes specialising in exclusive carp fishing holidays that have facilities for everyone 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 excellent carp fishing for carp to over 50lb on your doorstep.
Mas Bas benefits from the lovely weather in southern France… but if you don’t fancy the drive from the UK why not consider flying? The nearest airport, Bergerac, is approximately 1 hour away and we’ve seen flights as low as £60 return. You can hire all your tackle & buy bait on-site so it’s an easy option.
The main lake and house can accommodate groups of up to 11 people, with a maximum of 4 anglers fishing the lake.
The layout here is unbeatable, the beautiful house and private swimming pool sit right on the banks of the lake, with incredible views of the valley. There’s a large dining area and BBQ overlooking the lake with plenty of space for everyone to relax.
Charming cottage, private swimming pool, carp fishing from the terrace – you can’t help but fall in love with this venue. People return again and again because the house and BBQ area is right on the lakeside, so the whole family can really be together whilst your rods are right in front of you.
The house is best suited to sleeping four people (although a mezzanine does provide room for two more if required) and the lake is ideal for one or two anglers.
This beautiful spring fed 12 acre lake is home to a large stock of carp – most guests catch more fish than they ever thought possible! Add a lodge where you can literally fish out of the front door, or for those craving more luxurious surroundings a cottage just five minutes walk away. There’s also a swimming pool just metres from the lake.
The gite and lakeside lodge combined means the venue can sleep up to 8 people, with a maximum of 6 anglers fishing the lake. It is a fantastic venue for families and non angling guests too.
Set in 14 acres of countryside, Landes is a real find. Big carp, great accommodation sleeping four, swimming pool overlooking the lake… what more could you want?
Landes benefits from the lovely sunny climate of southern France, set in the heart of the Dordogne. With plenty of carp stocked to over 60lb, the four acre lake offers great fishing. The lakeside facilities and beautiful local area will keep non-anglers more than happy too.
4. Beau Lac
This is a mature 6 acre private lake with carp to high forties and a well equipped lakeside cabin sleeping up to 4. You’ll find a pretty seating area and BBQ overlooking the lake too.
Theres also use of the large swimming pool, located 275m up the track by the owner’s house.
The next few carp fishing venues listed have above-ground swimming/splash pools, but we can attest that this is more than enough to cool down in the hot French summers…
5. Golden Oak
Golden Oak has charm by the bucket load, ideal for groups wanting big carp with a lakeside cottage that sleeps up to 7. The lake is kidney shaped, offering plenty of features, well spaced swims for up to 4 anglers to fish comfortably and a stock of beautiful mirrors and commons.
The above ground pool, hot tub and kids play area offer something for all the family too.
Remieu is a charming little lake set in the heart of the Mayenne, surrounded by countryside and the nearby river.
The lake is ideal for one or two anglers and there is a lovely well-equipped two bedroomed gite situated just 70m from the lake. An added luxury is the above ground pool by the gite, which offers guests somewhere to cool off on those warm summer days. You’ll be sure of a warm welcome here and optional food packages and bait are available.
Kingfisher Lake offers accommodation sleeping four just metres from your own private 2 acre lake. There is also a splash pool with solar heating and surrounding decked area for sun loungers located to the side of the cottage and overlooking the lake.
The fishing here is usually action packed with carp to over 40lb and the lake can accommodate up to 4 anglers on a range of comfortable purpose built swims around the lake.