Le Moulin de Boutineau

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

CarpHunters Retreat

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

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

Carp Lake drain downs

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