About the lake

Before 2010 the lake had never been used as a commercial fishery, indeed it was originally constructed as an irrigation water source and source of food (they still eat Carp in France) for the then horticultural owners. It is a total of one and one half acres in size, with depths between 50cm and 180cm with the average depth around 140cm, we are privately owned and the lake is spring fed at three separate points, which under French law allows legal night fishing  with no permits being necessary. There are 6 swims 3 of which are platforms and 3 hard standing, with the opportunity to set up from the banks in other areas, there is space on 2 of the hard swims for a double bivvy and the other hard swim will house a single bivvy. 

In 2010/11 we netted and removed a total of 346lb of silvers and 270lb of smaller Carp which allowed us to stock a further 40 commons between 14 and 20lbs. For a few pictures from the netting and some of the works carried out check out gallery of lake works here

 
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In the winter of 2008 we stocked 13 Carp between 25 and 30lb, 20 Carp between 15 to 20lb, and 28 from 10 to 15lb, 12 Tench from 5 to 9lb, a few Pike, Perch, Zander, Crucian Carp and Roach along with the Carp already in the water. In November 2009 we completed a partial drain down and netted the water to remove the bulk of smaller fish and most of the cats, at the same time we cleared tree roots and other possible snags from the margin areas. December 2009 saw a further stocking of 10 Carp between 29 to 40lbs and 15 between 10 to 15lbs along with a monster Grassie at 32lbs, another 10 Tench to 8lbs and just to add to the variety 3 Sturgeon to 20lbs

You will find peace and tranquillity here as well as the opportunity to catch quality fish. Whilst you enjoy your fishing you will only be sharing it with the local wildlife, which include amongst many other, the resident red squirrels, Hare, Deer, Kingfisher and massive Buzzards that cruise effortlessly overhead on the warm thermals and of course the only near neighbours the cows.

 

 

La Petite Martiniere

La Petite Martiniere
53500
St Denis de Gastines
France.

Tel. 0033243049664
for more info or any questions
Email. info@carpfishingmayenne.com

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