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Forest Lodge Lake
19
60lb
4
7
Bait Boats
Rowing Boats
4
Exclusive Hire
Onsite Food
4h 45m Le Havre



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£326 per angler in Sep 2019 includes...
✔ 3 Anglers ✔ 1 Dover/Calais van crossing

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Set in the secure private grounds of a historic 18th century chateau, 19 acre Forest Lodge lake is a most promising French carp fishing venue with large commons and mirrors to over 60lb. Having been opened as a carp fishing venue in 2018, the lake accommodates up to seven anglers on three doubles and one single swim.

The cherry on top here is the optional 'Grand Designs' style eco-friendly lakeside lodge standing proudly on stilts out in the water at swim 1. This accommodation sleeps four (or six including use of the sofa-bed). It comes with the use of swim 1, which accommodates up to two anglers. Find more information on this under the 'facilities' tab.  

The setting is incredible, with large herds of deer roaming the forest, regularly visiting to drink from the lake. A carp angler and photographer’s paradise in one. If you're looking for somewhere as a group of seasoned anglers or as a special family holiday we recommend giving this venue serious consideration. The lake is big and natural so perhaps not for novice anglers, but if you're experienced in these settings you will love it!


Swims are booked in advance at Forest Lodge so you'll need to decide which swim you'd like when you book. Swim 1 can only be booked alongside the accommodation.

"A great return trip, found the larger fish holding up in the deep water and from then on it was a case of having enough bait to keep catching. 27 fish over the week."

Martin Larner, June '19

Click here to see 6 customer feedback reports from Forest Lodge Lake.
Carp fishing France at Forest Lodge Lake

The lake's meandering forested banks offer different bays, open water and a small island to fish to.

There are four swims in total, three doubles and one single. These large swims command a good deal of open water but also fantastic opportunities for stalking. The occasional fallen tree also features. Please note; swim one (a double) is sold only with the lakeside accommodation. 

The lake offers an authentic French carp fishing experience, not overly manicured and with a lovely natural feel. The lake bottom is mainly sandy and depths vary from 0.6 to 2.5 meters across the lake. There are some weed beds in the summer.

Both rowing boats and baitboats are allowed, however if you wish to use a rowing boat, it must be one hired on site. You can hire both boats and outboard motors in advance (find more info on this under the 'tackle hire' tab). 

There may be a small number of poisson chat present, however the lake was drained and treated to remove these in the winter of 2018, so we do not think they will cause anglers any problems.

Electronic gates offer extra security and in dry weather swims are accessible by car so tackle can be dropped off and it is possible to keep your car close to your swim for trips to the facilities, etc. In wet weather a 4x4 or quad will be used to deliver you and your tackle to your chosen swims.

Click here to view the lake photos.
A 0lb Carp from Forest Lodge Lake

The lake contains approximately 350 carp of good size. The 2017 and 2018 stockings contained mainly carp between 25lb-60lb, a mix of stunning mirrors and commons - just look at the photo gallery! You'll also find some grass carp, zander, pike and roach.


All the carp have come from the local area, many coming directly from the closure of Nautica (a well respected carp lake that was owned by the same person as Forest Lodge, but sadly closed due to irreparable problems with the dam wall). 

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Facilities at Forest Lodge Lake

Angler Facilities


The angler facilities here are modern and clean, sited at the entrance to the complex which is a mile up a gravelled track. We suggest either using your car to drive up or taking a push-bike (or indeed hiring one on site). These facilities are shared with other anglers fishing Lake Augustin, which is on the same complex.


At the facilities block you will find:

  • Oven
  • Kitchen sink
  • Hotplates
  • Fridge & freezer
  • Kettle
  • Wash basin/toilet/shower
  • WiFi, however please note that sometimes this can be a weak signal

Please note you will need to take all your own plates, pans, cutlery, towels and tea towels, etc.

Whilst the main facilities are at the entrance to the complex, there is also a fridge and freezer located in a barn closer to the lake, a few minutes walk from swim 1 & 2.

 

Optional Lakeside Accommodation


The lakeside lodge is a unique property, designed to blend in with its surroundings seamlessly. The rear of the lodge is on the bank of the lake facing the forest, but it is the front half that really gives this place the wow factor; sitting out on the water, huge glass windows offer panoramic views over the lake. This is really special carp fishing France.

The main ground floor space is divided into three areas - the entrance leads to the lounge which has a TV & DVD player, the middle third is a small kitchen, equipped with hob, fridge, microwave, dishwasher, cutlery, pans, plates and glasses. You'll also find a shower room here. The final third is the dining area with the glass doors that open onto the terrace sitting above the lake. You'll find two large woodburners in the living areas for chillier evenings (wood is provided for these at the entrance to the lodge). The lodge is also equipped with WiFi, however please note that sometimes this can drop out for short periods. 


The two double bedrooms sit on a mezzanine level and are therefore not completely closed off to the downstairs living area. There is also a double sofa-bed downstairs, however this is only really suitable for children. Bedding is provided but you will need to take your own towels and tea towels etc.

When you book the accommodation you also have use of swim 1, which is a double swim located to the side of the lodge. This swim offers plenty of room for up to two anglers.

Click here to view the facilities.
Click here to view the accommodation.

To order bait please contact the owner, Guillaume, direct.  His email address & phone number can be found on the 'Info Pack' in your Customer Area once your holiday is booked.

Guillaume is French but speaks good English, so providing you speak slowly & clearly you’ll have no problems. Please pay for the bait in Euros when you arrive. 


Boilies;
 

  • Kraken boilies (squid mix) and Nutty Crush (milk protein) from Vitalbaits 50€ / 5kg bag 

 

Pellet;

  • 9mm or 15mm  55€ / 25kg
  • 25mm 55€ / 25 kg  

 

Wheat; 

  • Prepared (cooked) 1€ / kg        

 

Maize;

  • Prepared (cooked) maize  2€ / kg 



    bait bait



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.

Anglers can rent boats (with or without outboard motors) and bicycles on site. Prices for the week are as follows;

Bike hire  30 euros
Rowing boat  70 euros
Outboard motor  35 euros
Sonar  35 euros

Please book in advance by contacting the bailiff direct. Their email address & phone number can be found on the 'Info Pack' in your Customer Area on our website once your holiday is booked. These items must be paid for in euros upon arrival at the venue.


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