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Carp fishing in France with accommodation at Watersmeet
Watersmeet has become a firm favourite with our customers who are looking for excellent accommodation on the banks of a private carp lake. This really is a peaceful, secure location… and the fishing is rather impressive too!
Watersmeet is a beautiful mature venue consisting of two lakes - one specialist carp lake and one smaller coarse lake. It's superb for a family, or a small group of up to 3 anglers, who are seeking a quality fishing holiday in tranquil surroundings with the added bonus of excellent lakeside accommodation... the lovely renovated cottage sleeps up to 6. Watersmeet is situated in NW France, in the Mayenne region, amongst lovely countryside near the village of Larchamp. Approximate driving time from the port of Caen is 1½ hours.
The owners do not live on site so guests have this tranquil venue to themselves, however the English bailiff will visit at the beginning of your week.
'Had a very enjoyable week. Lovely accommodation with excellent facilities. Very well cared for fish. Great to have the small lake for fishing too. Highly recommended – would come again. Thank-you.'
Iris Wagstaff, September '15
The carp lake is 2½ acres with an average depth of 1½m and a deepest point of 4m.
It’s a drainable, spring fed lake with a clay/silt base, lily pads and overhanging branches which are present on the near and far side margins.
The coarse lake is one acre in size with an average depth of 1m. Again, it's a drainable spring fed lake with a silty substrata and overhanging branches. This lake is heavily stocked with small carp of 2 to 3lb (including a few 20lb+ surprises!), roach and rudd.
Click here to see an aerial map with swim & facility details.
The lake's fish population has been developed over many years, having received its first stocking in February 2004 with just under a ton of carp averaging 25lb, including koi to 20lb and grass carp to 25lb.
A further stocking took place in December 2005 with 6 x 30lb+ commons... then more in December 2008 when over ½ of a ton of carp were stocked with an average weight of 28lb, including 7 x 30lb+.
In November 2011 another 40 carp were added with just 2 under 20lb, at least 6 good 30's, plus a few more around the 30 mark & also one of 40lb+. The rest were all good 20's. Another then took place in November 2012 when 25 more mid-20lb carp were added and November 2013 saw 25 more mid-20lb carp added.
In December 2016, we handpicked a further 8 mirror carp between 35-44lb to be placed in the lake.
So the main lake now holds numerous 20’s, a good head of 30’s and at least 4 known 40’s with the current lake record being 47lb. There are also a small number of catfish, which were stocked at 20-40lb a number of years ago.
The house sleeps 6 and is sited just 30 metres from the lake. It has recently been fully renovated and offers oil fired central heating, bathroom, kitchen, new double glazing and all new furniture. The ground floor has a kitchen which overlooks the small lake and is well equipped with a large fridge/freezer, gas hob, electric oven/grill, microwave, washer/dryer, table & chairs, stainless steel sink and pots & pans. As an added bonus there's a TV & DVD player - handy for doing the dreaded dishes and the kid’s for DVD’s when dad's watching the footy if he’s too tired from fishing!
The spacious lounge accommodates a modern 50" screen TV & digital Sky+ box with full Sky package including Sky Sports & Movies and a DVD player. There is also an ipod docking station, log fireplace, one 3 seater & one 2 seater sofas and one armchair. The lounge overlooks the main lake and double doors open up to the terrace and BBQ area. A wet gear area, toilet and bait freezer are also present downstairs. Wi-Fi internet access is also available free of charge at Watersmeet, both at the house and at the swims. There are also electric points at each swim.
The recently constructed conservatory, overlooking the main lake, is a lovely place to soak-up the late evening sun and enjoy a meal. It has a dining table and chairs for 6 people.
The first floor has 3 bedrooms – Bedroom 1 with a double bed overlooking the main lake, with a modern TV which receives UK Freeview channels. Bedroom 2 with two single beds, a TV & a Playstation and finally Bedroom 3 with two single beds overlooking the coarse lake.
PLEASE NOTE; Access to bedroom 1 is through bedroom 2 – see accommodation photos.
Guests are asked to bring their own bed linen and towels, although duvets and pillows are provided.
The bathroom is fitted with a bath, shower cubicle and wash basin and there's also a separate upstairs toilet.
Just 5m from the lake there is a superb sheltered BBQ for guests use - this makes for a great social atmosphere on warm evenings. Two picnic tables are also sited by the lakeside. At the back of the house is a washing line which folds away on to the wall when not in use. This all creates one of the best Carp fishing in France with accommodation venues.
Local facilities are within easy reach at the village which is 2 miles away. There's a baker, mini-market, bar/tobacconist and a restaurant. There is a big supermarket 8 miles away in the town of Ernée. In the opposite direction, only 7 miles away, is the larger town of Fougeres with 2 large hypermarkets & a variety of restaurants to choose from.
Three large unhooking mats are supplied, one for each swim, which you're welcome to use FOC.
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Bait is available to purchase on-site. If you have any questions regarding bait, or wish to place an order, please contact the bailiff direct.
The bailiff's email address & phone number can be found on the 'Info Pack'in your Customer Area once your holiday is booked.
Important note; Shelf Life boilies are not permitted at this venue. There is a bait freezer available for you to store bait.
- FH baits, size 14mm. Caviar & Cranberry or Kohlanta (coconut flavour similar to Cell). 9.50€/kg
- 14€ / 5kg
- 65€ / 25kg
- Prepared maize. 12€ / 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.