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✔ 3 Anglers ✔ 3 Non anglers ✔ 1 Dover/Calais car crossing ✔ 1 Dover/Calais van crossing ✔ Cottage (400m from the lake) accommodation
Ever wondered how you can keep your family happy on holiday and still catch carp? What better way to introduce your partner to carp angling than taking them to a pretty French venue, or perhaps you would like some all action carping with your mates where everyone gets in on the thrills? Vincon ticks all the boxes for groups of up to 8 people.
This beautiful spring fed 12 acre lake is available for exclusive booking for up to six anglers and is literally stuffed full with carp. The scaly mirrors and commons are absolute stunners and most guests catch more fish than they ever thought possible. Arm aching action is the norm here! Add to this a swimming pool and lakeside lodge where you can literally fish out of the front door. For those craving more luxurious surroundings there is a gite just five minutes walk away.
With a week at your disposal you can take break away from the frantic action, chill out and soak up the atmosphere of rural French life. The very picturesque town of Bourges is only 60km away, and rustic villages are literally minutes from the lake making Vincons the perfect holiday venue.
You will be warmly greeted by the Bouchot family who grow cereal and breed wild boar here. Vincons lies in the very picturesque region of the Cher, and takes around 5 hours to reach from Calais by car. This venue was discovered by us over 10 years ago and it remains a real favourite of many Angling Lines customers.
Vincons is available for exclusive bookings and you can then choose your accommodation - the basic lakeside lodge or the gite. It’s a venue that would ideally suit the discerning family angler looking for true peace and quiet... or a group of friends looking for plenty of carping action.
'I stayed in the cottage and it's classic French shabby chic and gorgeous, everything you need is there but no English TV, a good way to get away from the TV soaps. The pictures on the site just don't do it justice. The whole family had a great time and I would highly recommend this venue to any budding fishermen, there's no monsters but it's a lot of fun.'
Kevin Miller, August '15
The 12 acre lake was created in 1965 to assist with irrigation on the farm and has been left completely natural. We suggest a maximum of 4 to 6 anglers.
Please note that it is not possible to walk all the way around the lake since around 20% is inaccessible, having been left as a kind of nature reserve.
A little work with a marker float will soon locate clay and gravel areas, feed them lightly and regularly and the carp will just keep coming.
Click here to see an aerial map with swim & facility details.
Venue Siret No; 39 35 16 37 20 00 17
The first serious fishing session in July 2001 saw three anglers catch 186 carp in just one week... and believe us it hasn't slowed down since!
The lake was stocked in 1991 with 600 carp - these fish have been left to grow and breed naturally and had never been fished for until 2001. Stocked equally with common and mirror carp, the fish have thrived in this very rich environment and successful spawning has lead to a very impressive number of fish indeed.
The carp are still relatively "naive" so there's no need for sophisticated tactics - simple hair-rigged boilies are quite sufficient.
The average carp is in the 18 - 24lb bracket but there are lots of fish in the high 20’s too... the largest fish to date has been 32lb. So you're not going to catch absolute monsters in here but there's plenty of them and they must rate amongst the hardest fighting fish we have ever caught – they just don’t know when to give up!
Vincons offers 2 choices of accommodation – the lodge at the lakeside and a fully renovated cottage 5 minutes walk away. The two accommodations mean the venue can take groups of up to 8 people.
The Lakeside Lodge;
The small lodge sits right on the lakeside – you can literally fish from the front door! The open plan accommodation is equipped with two double bed settees, a compact kitchen which includes a cooker, fridge and sink unit. There's also a table and chairs and basic supplies - cutlery . Toilet and shower facilities are approximately 100m away.
The cottage was fully renovated in 2005 and is just a 5 minute walk down the farm drive. It’s been completed to a very high standard and offers all modern conveniences but still retains traditional French rustic charm. It has 2 bedrooms (plus additional sleeping for 1 on the open mezzanine area if required), 2 shower rooms, utility area including washing machine, kitchen, dining room and separate lounge area with TV (French TV only and no DVD player – sorry!). Amongst several interesting features are the original bread ovens, spiral staircase and log fires. There is no internet in the cottage.
Please note; You have the option to bring your own linen or use the linen service (8 €) per bed.
The Swimming Pool;
Constructed in 2003, the swimming pool is available for your exclusive use between July and September, other than at certain times of the week when the family reserve it for their own use - these times are very short and are published at the lake. It’s sited around 100m from and overlooking the lake, but does not disturb the fishing in any way.
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|Return Visit Discount Available|
|10% offthe venue.|
Visit this 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 trip with us and we want to reward that loyalty. Certain venues have agreed to participate in a discount scheme for return trips. This lake is one of those taking part… so book a return trip and get your 10% discount!
- Applies to 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
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