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✔ 2 Anglers ✔ 2 Non anglers ✔ Exclusive use of the lake ✔ 1 Dover/Calais car crossing ✔ 1 Trailer
Golden Oak is situated in the heart of rural France, where picturesque historical villages nestle in the rolling hills of the unspoilt countryside. If this starts to conjure up an image of a beautiful lake in a tranquil setting, then you are definitely starting to get the picture. It's a perfect location for families and couples as well as groups of up to 4 anglers, all available to book on an exclusive basis.
The 5 acre lake forms a gentle curve, which seems to disappear into the mature wood which surrounds the far end. The lakeside accommodation is spacious and immaculate, sleeping a maximum of 7 with en-suite facilities in each of its 3 bedrooms and the added bonus of an above ground swimming pool which will be great for the kids. There's a full home-cooked meal package too, which will satisfy the hungriest of mouths.
Almost everything an angler would need is available to either hire or buy on site... from double bivvies and bed chairs to rods and reels and everything in between. The 6 hour car journey from the French ports suddenly seems a lot closer when anglers know they can travel light. Booking a stay at Golden Oak means that 4 anglers can now think about taking a fishing holiday in France in just one saloon car and all that you need to pack is end tackle and a change of clothes.
Or why not forget about the drive and the hassle and just fly in? If you are lucky enough to live near an airport then the family could be splashing about in the pool and you could have 3 rods in the water just a few short hours after leaving home. You can hire a car from the airport for the week and often this can work out cheaper than driving yourself.
'A great holiday was had, Jo & Dick were very welcoming and were only too pleased to be of service. The food was fantastic and well worth a 5 star rating. There were no negatives to be taken from a wonderful week we have enjoyed. We are looking forward to booking next years holiday here.'
Terry Lennard, July '15
Golden Oak is a beautiful, unspoilt water covering 5 acres which has been in the same family for the last 45 years and has only been lightly fished in this time. In the main part of the lake the depth varies between 2m and 3m, with its far end shallowing to about 0.5m.
There are some crayfish present which you may come across if you fish the shallows, but often the large carp will be in the same area as crayfish are one of their favourite treats! There are no poisson chat or other problem species.
The original feeder river runs through the centre and the rock/gravel bed can still be seen.
As well as the river feed there are several springs that contribute to keeping the water fresh and full of oxygen giving ideal growing conditions for carp.
Click here to see an aerial map with swim & facility details.
The lake was re-stocked 3 years ago when additional mirrors were introduced to supplement the existing stock to create a really good head of carp to mid 40’s.
Then in February 2011 the lake was netted and additional carp added as part of the on-going fishery management plan. Well over 100 carp in the 10 to 12lb bracket were removed, along with ½ tonne of roach, pike and perch.
All the carp over 20lb were all returned to the lake... and the two biggest carp weighed 39lb 11oz and 45lb 8oz. 30 new carp were then stocked, all between 20 and 31lbs.
You can read all about the netting, restocking & watch a video of the operation in Latest News.
In May 2015 the lake record was set with a 66lb mirror known as The Boss.
The gite is a traditional stone barn conversion which retains many original features but includes all of the comforts you would expect from a high class conversion.
Exposed stonework, oak beams and a wood burning stove all rub shoulders with soft colourful rugs and tasteful furnishings. There's also an English TV & DVD player.
The gite sleeps 7 people in comfort in 3 generous sized bedrooms, one of which is on the ground floor. All have ensuites with double size showers, toilet, hand basin and dressing room.
- Bedroom 1 is on the ground floor and has a king sized bed. This is suitable for wheelchair users with partial mobility and the owners can supply ramps for the front entrance if needed.
- Bedroom 2 is on the 1st floor, overlooking the lake, and has a double bed.
- Bedroom 3 is also on the 1st floor. It has three single beds.
- There is also a child's cot.
Bed linen and towels are provided, but please bring your own pool towels. Parking is conveniently situated next to the gite, which is under cover.
The kitchen is fitted with all the usual equipment and laundry facilities are available on request.
The lounge/dining area has double doors leading onto the terrace, which overlooks the lawn and lake, making it the perfect place for breakfast, a BBQ, or just an aperitif! Garden furniture is provided and to help you keep you cool, and the kids amused, there's a large plunge pool.
Golden Oak - fantastic Carp fishing in France with accommodation.
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Golden Oak provides an excellent food package which includes breakfast and evening meals.
To order the food package please contact the owner direct. The owners email address & phone number can be found on the directions sheet which will be made available to you in your Customer Area on our website when your holiday has been paid for in full.
Menus can be arranged at the beginning of your stay so you can take advantage of the wonderful and varied produce. Whatever you choose you can be assured of fresh, tasty home cooked food prepared just for you. Lunches and snacks are also available at an extra cost.
Either bought to your swim as a generously filled egg, bacon & sausage baguette with a large mug of tea or coffee... or served in the gite as a breakfast platter, with mushrooms, tomatoes and French bread.
Served on the terrace or in the gite. Menus can be arranged at the beginning of your stay so you can take advantage of our wonderful and varied produce. Whatever you choose you can be assured of fresh, tasty home cooked food prepared just for you.
This is a small selection of our varied evening meal menus;
Homemade vegetable soup; pate with crusty bread & salad garnish; hot goats cheese with salad garnish; pasta in a rich tomato sauce topped with grilled cheese.
Meaty pork ribs, oven roasted with homemade BBQ sauce, fresh vegetables & jacket potatoes; Lasagne or spaghetti bolognaise, garlic bread and salad; Liver, onions and bacon served in a rich gravy with creamy mashed potato and vegetables; Chicken and mushroom pie, cooked in cream & wine, topped with light, golden pastry & served with vegetables and roast potatoes.
Bread & butter pudding, made with pain au chocolate & served with cream or ice cream; Blackberry crumble served with cream or ice cream; Various trifles and sundaes, all with cream or ice cream and other naughty things.
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. Please note that due to fluctuations in the exchange rate the amount you pay when you arrive may not equate exactly to the amount in £’s sterling – it may be slightly more or less due to a change in the exchange rate.
The cost for the Full Food Package is £113 = 130 euro appr
The cost for just the Evening Meal Package is £76 = 88 euro approx
This venue stocks Quest Baits. To order bait please contact the owner direct. The owners Email address & phone number can be found on the directions sheet which will be made available to you in your Customer Area on our website when your holiday has been paid for in full. Please order at least 2 weeks in advance. You pay the owner in Euros when you arrive.
'We really try to hold down prices. STILL GREAT VALUE.'
Chilli Chocolate, Ghurkka Spice, Special Crab & Magnum White. 10 mm 15mm & 20mm.
1 Kg ........Recommended price £10.99 our price 15 euros
5 Kg ........Recommended price £49.99 our price 65 euros
25 Kg ......Recommended price £219.99 our price 275 euros
Prepared hemp, per kg.......................................... 3.50euros
Prepared maize & hemp super spicy, per kg ...... 3.50euros
Dicks special particle mix;
Crushed maize, corn & grains, this is fed daily, great value per kg.............. 3.00euros
Please order in advance, call or email for more information. Thank you.
Please note; Bait orders are made directly between you and the lake owner and/or Quest Baits. 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.
You can hire a full set of tackle for a cost of 150€ per person per week. The set consists of;
- 2 man bivvy
- Bed chair
- Bite Alarms
- Rod pod
Alternatively you can hire items individually;
- Bivvy with bedchair 65€
- Bivvy with 2 x bedchairs 100€
- Bivvy, Bedchair & rod pod 90€
We have 3 double bivvies, 5 bedchairs & 5 rod pods available. Baits and other accessories are also available on site but you will need to bring your own end tackle and weigh scales.
These items do need to be reserved in advance. To reserve please contact the owner direct. The owners Email address & phone number can be found on the directions sheet which will be sent to you when your holiday has been paid for in full.