Carp Fishing in France at the Moulin Lake
Our glorious private 2.5 acre Moulin Lake contains some 60 immaculate carp (mirror, common & linear 15-45lbs), plus a pair of sizeable grass carp – all offering a great challenge.
Only 35 metres from the courtyard cottages, there’s flat, easy-access all around the lake. With 5 decked swims, as well as other good spots and an accessible island, there’s a range of different open water areas to fish into.
Carp fishing in France on your doorstep has rarely been so appealing!
There are now 18 weeks when the Moulin Lake CAN be booked exclusively for 2-4 fishermen during April/May and September/October by renting the Fisherman’s cottage.
Set in 15 acres of lush meadows and woodland, the Moulin Lake is stream-fed with fresh water, while an overflow ensures good circulation and oxygenation all year. It is also fed by a natural spring beneath the waters, so it never dries out, even during hot summers.
The lake is lined by a wide variety of mature trees and wild flowers, while abundant wildlife, including kingfishers, woodpeckers and red squirrels, simply add to the delightful carp fishing environment.
There are three decked swims on the nearest bank. Two overlook the deeper area of the lake – around 5 feet – and the third is between some large willows, near the feature island in the centre – another popular fishing spot.
The two remaining swims are on the opposite side of the lake which tapers to around three feet deep at the shallower silty-bottomed top end where the stream water constantly enters the lake.
Carp fishing for four anglers is comfortable if everyone is respectful – we’ve had some cracking competition and banter, but no arguments yet! There are no outside ‘day tickets’. Only those booked into a cottage can fish.
Even if all 3 cottages are full in the non-exclusive fishing summer months of June, July and August, we rarely exceed four anglers in a week – often less. Sometimes a larger group choose to book the whole complex to ensure exclusive lake use.
Netted from time to time, the Moulin Lake has no cat, crayfish or other problem fish, and all our perfectly marked carp offer a really good challenge as our lake has never been over-fished, unlike so many UK commercial waters, which keeps the carp both clever and wary too!
With a good head of 30’s and high 20’s, the Lake Record is a 43.4lbs mirror. The women’s LR is 34.7lbs.
The lake is carefully supplemented most years by adding a selection of quality mirrors and commons from arguably France’s top carp supplier. We’ve come a long way since at a public lake-emptying, we rescued our early sentimental oddity 'Nelson' - a large mirror with a damaged top fin - from a destined fate on a French dinner plate!
The Moulin Lake is carefully managed all year round as we care passionately about the health of our carp and their surroundings. With our own on site bait shop/service and English-speaking assistance we are certain you will not be disappointed.
There is no fishing during the mid-November to mid-March winter rest period. Night fishing in season is absolutely possible on request for those with adequate experience and head/lighting gear.
In summer of course, there is plenty of daylight carp fishing time, from early morning until late evening, and due to the close proximity of the cottages, a relaxing dip in the pool, BBQ or evening meal is just moments away.
This is a beautiful carp fishing venue and all we ask is you read and follow the Fishing Rules which are there to protect the healthy environment, the pristine carp and the beautiful lake and ensure it all remains that way for others in the future.