Le Moulin de Boutineau – French Carp Advertising

The scenic Moulin lake is two acres in size, and set in 15 acres of tranquil meadows and woodland.

Fed by both a nearby stream and natural springs beneath the lake, it never dries out during hot summers and has level, easy walking access around the entire perimeter which is lined by a wide variety of mature trees and wild flowers, while abundant wildlife including kingfishers, woodpeckers and red squirrels add to the delightful fishing environment.

There are six swims, with four on the nearest bank. Three overlook the deeper area of the lake – around 12 feet – and the fourth is in the shadow of a large willow near the feature island in the centre. The two remaining swims are on the opposite side of the lake which then tapers to around three feet deep at the shallower top end.

Carp or Coarse/Float fishing for four to six anglers is comfortable if everyone is respectful. There is no need to long distance cast as the lake, is well-stocked with Carp (mirror & common from 15-40lbs), plus decent-sized Roach and Tench.

Perfect 27lbs

Mick Jewell shows off his 35lbs PB!

Indeed, this is really quite a special lake as, until very recently, it had not been fished for over 25 years, has no problem fish, and many of the perfectly marked carp and roach in particular are completely home-grown – and a good challenge as they are wary too!

The natural stock has been carefully supplemented by adding a balanced selection of beautiful mirrors, commons and large tench. Our only sentimental oddity is ‘Nelson’ a large mirror with a damaged top-fin which we rescued and set free from a destined fate on a French dinner plate!

At the Moulin lake we care passionately about our fish and their environment, which is why there is no fishing during the December-February winter rest period. Night fishing is possible on request with adequate cap/hat-lighting.

In summer of course there is plenty of daylight fishing time from early morning until late evening, and due to the close proximity of the cottages, a relaxing barbecue or evening meal is just moments away. Fishing right on your doorstep has rarely been so appealing!




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