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Alder
6
58lb
nds
5
5h 9m Caen



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£305 per angler in Oct 2017 includes...
✔ 3 Anglers ✔ 1 Dover/Calais van crossing

The first time you drive along the track from the farm, stop and turn to face Alder it’s almost one of those fist in the air moments.  As you slowly descend and the carp lake comes fully into view you know you've made the right decision, you're really going to enjoy this week's carp fishing in France.

 

Yes, the lake has history, it's pre Napoleonic, & it’s beautiful, lying in a deep bowl surrounded by woods and rolling fields.  It’s really peaceful, located in one of the least populated areas of France miles from major roads and railways.  But most of all it has atmosphere in buckets... it’s a distinct pleasure just being here!

 

'Outstanding food package with huge portions, including a lovely breakfast roll. Very welcoming and friendly hosts in Chris & Steph. Some nice touches - water at your swim on arrival and a cold bottle of beer with your evening meal. Very helpful and informative but let you get on with your fishing. A simply stunning lake and a good head of mirror carp, set in beautiful countryside - a truly idyllic retreat to unwind and be at one with nature.'

Anthony Squibbs, October '15
Click here to see 147 customer feedback reports from Alder.
Carp fishing in France at Alder

The 6 acre carp lake feels spacious and accommodates up to 5 carp anglers, allowing the freedom to move swims.  Fishing is from two sheltered banks where swims have been cut into the tree line and from the dam wall.


Almost hidden from view by the mature oaks, chestnuts and of course, alders, the carp lake sits in a natural bowl.  Depths vary from a few inches to 15 feet, whilst the bottom is a fascinating combination of gravel, silt and clay. Weed is not a problem here.


Two streams enter the lake in the bays on either side of the heavily wooded no carp fishing area. The shallows surrounding this area provide some great carp holding features in the daytime and a thrilling opportunity to stalk your prey... real exciting carp fishing in France

Click here to see an aerial map with swim & facility details.

Venue Siret No; 499 350 619 000 15

Click here to view the lake photos.
A 39lb Carp from Alder

After draining the carp lake in 2005 stocking took place in '06 and '09 with incredible deep bodied Royale carp.  These carp are triploids and don't breed so there's no small carp present.  Currently the smallest carp weigh in the region of 20lb with the largest carp well in excess of 50lb... & with over 200 of these fish the lake has the potential to produce some fantastic carp fishing.

 

And if you don't believe us check out this article & video - 161 carp to 2 anglers.

 

There are no poisson chat and the crayfish are kept at bay by a catfish.  There's a bottle of champagne waiting for the first angler to land the catfish each year!

Click here to view 444 fish photos.
Facilities at Alder

The carp lake's position in the middle of such unspoilt countryside makes it impossible to connect to electricity and mains water, so the facilities are basic and more importantly environmentally sensitive.  The low flush toilet system purchased specially from Canada solves one problem and in the long term generates compost. The low flush is provided by a bucket of water from the carp lake, which is provided by of course environmentally friendly carp angler power!

In a separate cabin there is a gas cooker. Fresh water is fetched down from the farm house in containers and there is solar lighting. The main toilet, shower and freezer facilities are located at the owner’s farm which is a short walk away (300m).

The local village is very close by for the essential French bread and pastries and there's a large supermarket around 15km away.

Click here to view the facilities.
Click here to view 10 Points of Interest.

If you have any questions regarding the food packages, or wish to place an order, please contact the owner direct.
Their email address & phone number can be found on the 'Info Pack' in your Customer Area once your holiday is booked.

To make your carp fishing in France more comfortable you can take advantage of a meal package consisting of;

Breakfast
A generous breakfast baguette with fillings including bacon, mushroom, tomato or egg.

Evening Meal
With the home cooked food package served at the Gite you will have access to a centrally heated lounge-dining room which is warm for the colder months and naturally cool in summer thanks to the thick stone walls. After your evening meal you can digest while watching the FreeSat TV or hop on the fast internet to check email or weather forecast, etc. The bathroom is heated with bath and shower, so not so much Drive & Survive as Drive plus plus!


Example main courses:-

  • Chilli con carne with rice, lemon meringue pie
  • Sunday roast with roast potatoes and vegetables, rice pudding
  • Coq au Vin with chips and vegetables, jam sponge and ice cream
  • Cottage pie with BBQ baked beans followed by gateaux Creusois (local specialitymade with hazelnuts)
  • Chicken pot pie and chips, key lime pie
  • Spaghetti Bolognese, fruit crumble and crème anglaise
  • Chicken korma and rice, shortbread, fruit and cream

 

Please note; if you book the food package you will be asked to pay the cost of this directly to the lake in Euros when you arrive.


The cost for the Full Food Package is 150 euros

This venue stocks Quest Baits. If you have any questions regarding bait for your Alder carp fishing, or wish to place an order, please contact the owner direct.
Their email address & phone number can be found on the 'Info Pack' in your Customer Area once your holiday is booked.

 

Boilies:
Magnum White, Rahja Spice & Chilli Chocolate. Shelf Life. 20mm. 1kg packs 
(larger orders can be placed for anything in the QuestBaits range).

Prices as per Quest website.

 

Other carp bait (all minimum 5kg orders):

  • Cooked Hemp: €7 / Kg
  • Cooked Partimix:  €3 / Kg
  • Cooked Maize €10 / 5Kg
  • Carp Pellets: €15 / 5Kg

 

Please note; Bait orders are made directly between you and the lake owner. We (Angling Lines) cannot be held responsible for any problems that may subsequently arise. If you order bait to be waiting for you when you arrive we strongly recommend you telephone or Email the owner a few days before your arrival to make sure it will be there for you. In 99% of cases this will just be purely precautionary, but bait is such an important part of your holiday that it’s only sensible to take every step to avoid problems.

The owner can supply up to 3 sets of carp tackle including bivvy, bedchair, 3 carp rods, reels, alarms, rod pod, landing net, mat… almost everything apart from sleeping bags & terminal tackle.

To discuss, the owners email address & phone number can be found on the 'Info Pack' in your Customer Area on our website once your holiday is booked.



Out of season offers at Alder

Out of season Discount Available
50% offthe venue. Available between
24th March 2018 and 30th March 2018

Conditions below apply.
  • A 50% discount applies to exclusive fishing ONLY.
  • Bait and food are NOT included in discount.
Click here to check availability and get a price now.

Out of season offers at Alder

Out of season Discount Available
50% offthe venue. Available between
23rd March 2019 and 29th March 2019

Conditions below apply.
  • A 50% discount applies to exclusive fishing ONLY.
  • Bait and food are NOT included in discount.
Click here to check availability and get a price now.

Return Visit Discount Available
10% offthe venue.

Return visits;

Visit this carp lake 2 (or more) times in the same calendar year & get a 10% discount on the return visits!

We have lots of customers who make more than one carp trip with us and we want to reward that loyalty. Certain venues have agreed to participate in a discount scheme for return carp trips. This carp lake is one of those taking part… so book a return trip and get your 10% discount!

Conditions:

  • Applies to carp fishing only & excludes accommodation (if normally booked separately), food, bait, etc.
  • Members of a group booking who have not visited twice will not be eligible for the discount
  • This offer is only valid for return trips taken in the same calendar year and cannot be taken in conjunction with any other offer or special discount applied to this lake

Want a price for this carp lake based on your particular requirements?

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7 Videos at Alder


Carp fishing in France at Alder


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Registered at Companies House, Cardiff. Company Number 4122063

All contents © Copyright Angling Lines. All rights reserved.