Spend idyllic days fishing on our glorious private two acre lake for carp (mirror & common 15-40lbs), plus roach, tench and others, while your family relax around a sparkling, heated 12×6 metre swimming-pool and play area, sit in the hot-tub spa or explore the 15 acres of magnificent tree-lined grounds, fields and woods surrounding this… Read More Le Moulin de Boutineau
Hunters Retreat is a 5 acre fishing lake in the Loire, 10 minutes away from the historical town of Chateaubriant and 4 Km from the picturesque village of St Aubin Des Chateaux which has all the amenities you will need, including a bar which does meals. It is also only 5 minutes to our local… Read More CarpHunters Retreat
Lac de lion is a 5 acre lake in the Dordogne region of France surrounded by oak, beech and pine trees, situated a kilometre down its own track ensuring you will have peace and quiet for your weeks fishing. Lac de lion has been owned by Paul and Debs since 2003 and after we stocked… Read More Lac De Lion
What are peoples thoughts on fish weights this year? Are you seeing weight increases or decreases?
As mentioned before, some water levels are well down having had very little rain. Weather this year in France has been very erratic which has affected the Carp fishing sometimes.
Here in France we had a very hot spell for seven weeks, with temperatures in the low forties. This plus much lower water levels may prove annoying for lake owners who want to do a drain down. At the moment in the Dordogne/Haute Vienne region permission is being refused.
Down the lake today, and saw three kingfishers flying in formation. What a sight – sometimes nature is even better than carp fishing!!! Kingfishers are a group of small to medium-sized brightly colored birds in the order Coraciiformes. They have a cosmopolitan distribution, with most species found outside of the Americas. The group is treated… Read More Kingfishers
2016 April: 9th and the 16th October: 15th and the 22nd 2017 April: 1st, 8th, 15th and the 22nd. May: 13th, 20th and the 27th. June: 10th and the 17th. July: 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd and the 29th. August: 5th and the 19th. September: 2nd, 9th and the 16th. October: 7th, 14th and the 21st.… Read More Le Moulin de Graffeuil – Availability Update – 2016/2017
A week of 2 halves this week for a lovely couple from Manchester, Charlie and Elaine Baker. One half of the week was good, the other half not so good. However 17 fish to 47lb was not too bad. Elaine was here to unwind and enjoy a week of relaxation, Charlie was here for the… Read More Le Moulin de Graffeuil – Catch Report – 13 June 2015
I am a day early with the catch report this week because I do not have any new guests arriving this afternoon and I find myself at a bit of a loss for something to do. Normally at this time on a Saturday I am running around like a headless chicken preparing the place for my next… Read More Le Moulin de Graffeuil -Catch Report – 23 May 2015