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The carp lake is an exclusive 3½ acre spring fed non commercial venue. We are only taking a limited number of bookings to ensure our fish, and guests, are relaxed and under no pressure.
If you can tear yourself away from carp fishing, we are just 4 miles from the bustling market town of Carentan, with its many shops, restaurants and large marina.
The D-Day landing beaches, memorial sites and museums are also well worth a visit and easy access from the lake.
Importantly we are situated within easy reach of the Cherbourg and Caen ferry ports.
If you are looking for an enjoyable holiday, with plenty of good carp, and coarse fishing in the beautiful Normandy countryside then our lake is the place for you.
Our lake suits up to 4 anglers max with 4 bivvy swims available, 2 singles and a double, it also suits the mobile angler as there are several prime stalking spots. (Wifi can be picked up on the carp lake side but not in the chalet).
Lake stock consists of the original stock - carp, tench roach, rudd, pike and eels supplemented with 48 carp up to 30 lb. Standard carp catches average between 12- 22lb, so I would describe this as a well stocked coarse lake with surprises.
The lake was originally a mill pond, and as a result is relatively shallow, but well balanced, with depths ranging from 2ft in the sand margins to 4ft in the silt centre. The fish seem to be thriving in this environment, and putting on weight yearly.
There is a chalet available to those that don’t want to sleep under canvas, this sleeps 4 comfortably thanks to the new extension which has recently been built. This now has 1 double bedroom with twin beds, 1 bunk room and full size convertible sofa bed in the lounge. It also gives you your kitchen /dining facilities, shower, toilet, electric and water and is situated just across the road next to the stream out flow and parking area.
There is a toilet shed and water tap on the lake side for bivvy fishermen along with a small bait fridge.
Fridge, 4 gas ring hob, electric fan grill/oven.
Pots & Pans.
Crockery, cutlery and glassware.
1 Twin bedroom.
1 Bunk room (full size singles).
Shower, toilet and wash basin.
Dvd player and satellite tv showing English channels + range of dvds.
Off road hard standing parking.
Carentan. With its massive 14th century Eglise Notre-Dame one of the finest gothic churches in the whole of Normandy, dominating the skyline with its octagon – spired belfry. Below, the 16th century Arcades offer a wide range of shopping.
Bayeux, a historical town par excellence and guardian of the great Bayeux tapestry. D-day landing beaches and museums. Arromanches and its still visible mulberry harbour. Port-en-bessin, a small port with its chaos of masts and rigging, brightly coloured paintwork, making it a fascinating scene well worth a stroll or viewing from one of the small harbour front bars. Chateau de Balleroy and its grounds designed by Le Notre are considered to be a masterpiece of the landscape gardeners, and is a popular visit especially with the museum on site. St Lo, capital of the “Manche” region with fantastic shops and a large Saturday market.
Caen, a historical city, ancient capital of the normal dukes – famous for its canal link to the sea, William the Conqueror’s castle, old houses and pedestrianised shop precincts and numerous markets. Honfleur with its quaint old cobbled streets, public gardens and old dock. Deuville and Trouville, the Normandy fashionable seaside resorts, with wooden promenades for strolling or rubbing shoulders with the rich and famous. Expensive bars, restaurants and a casino. Mont St Michel, abbey fortress, Normandy’s most famous of all landmarks. Barfleur, a delightful village/fishing harbour, the coastal scenic route to this place is spectacular. There are so many sights and places to go that nobody could be stuck for things to do. For the more adventurous, Normandy offers sailing, wind surfing, white water canoeing, bungee jumping, sand yachting, go-karting, horse riding, golfing and many more active sports.