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La Retraite
2.5
50lb
nds
4
Bait Boats
Rowing Boats
6
Exclusive Hire
Onsite Food
4h 40m Caen



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£362 per angler in Sep 2020 includes...
✔ 3 Anglers ✔ Exclusive use of the lake ✔ 1 Dover/Calais van crossing

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*New for 2019*

La Retraite is a delightful lake for carp fishing in France, set in a beautifully private and secluded location.

A true gem, this lake is approximately two and a half acres and can take up to four anglers, with the accommodations sleeping up to six. The carp go to over 50lb, providing enjoyable fishing with challenging fights for all.


This really is the ideal retreat for a small group of anglers as well as those wishing to take the family too. For non-anglers the venue provides an ideal base for walking and cycling, discovering the local area or just relaxing watching the local wildlife and migrating birds.

The lake comes with lakeside mobile home accommodation included in the price (sleeping four), but there is also the option of an additional lakeside lodge (sleeping two) approximately 40 meters from the lakeside. It is possible to fish from both accommodations. A further two angler's cabins sit on two of the swims, offering a good alternative to your bivvy.

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Carp fishing in France with accommodation at La Retraite

The two and a half acre lake has good depths of up to 7 feet and a myriad of features - two islands, lily pads and small reed beds. The lake is left very natural and unspoilt, fed from a natural spring ensuring a rich and diverse natural diet for the fish.

There are six designated swims, with at least four of these having plenty of space for anglers to double up if they wish. 

The lake is surrounded by woods and meadows, which are a haven for wildlife. You will hear plenty (and occasionally see) of the natural residents of La Retraite including: lizards, kingfishers, polecats, wild boar and roedeer.

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A 0lb Carp from La Retraite

There are approximately 130 carp stocked - a mix of mirrors, commons, leathers and a couple of koi. The rough breakdown is: 

3 x 50’s - 60’s

10 x 40’s - 50’s

25 - 30’s - 40’s

55 - 20’s - 30’s

40 x 10’s - 20’s


We have an over-winter feeding programme to encourage and maintain competitive growth of the already large fish. These fish are therefore in immaculate condition and wiley and tricky to catch.


There are also a handful of pike, one catfish and a few grass carp. 

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Facilities at La Retraite

The venue is secured by a private gate at the front of the property, you approach through the woods to the lake and accommodation. Although the property is in an isolated setting, surrounded by fields and trees, you are still within easy reach of shops as the main road passes nearby with towns and villages in both directions. 

There is a rowing boat for use on site and a life jacket is provided, which must be worn at all times. Landing nets, weigh slings and unhooking mats are provided free of charge.


Mobile Home Accommodation

This accommodation is included in the hire of the lake, providing a spacious and comfortable place to relax with a glass of wine to discuss the days catches. 

Inside there is an open plan dining area with kitchen, two bedrooms, shower and wc. The master bedroom contains a small double bed, alongside a second smaller single bedroom. There is also an additional double bed that can be made-up in the living area. Bedding and towels are provided. 

The kitchen contains a full sized cooker, microwave, toaster, fridge freezer and it is equipped with pots, pans, cutlery etc. There is also English TV, phone charging points and all English plug points.


Outside you will find a large picnic table and gas BBQ. 

 

Additional Lodge Accommodation

You can also opt to hire the comfortable lodge, which sits approximately 30 metres from the mobile home and 40 metres from the lakeside. This is one large well appointed room with 2 single beds, toilet, shower, sink with vanity, log burner, fridge and tea/coffee making facilities.

There is also English TV, phone charging points and all english plug points. Bedding and towels are provided. 

The lodge has its own very pretty decked seating area to one side. 


Local Area

The village of Ambernac is near the medieval town of Confolens and is approximately a 45 minute drive from the larger town of Limoges, 30 minutes from Angouleme and 1 hour south of Poitiers.

For those interested in history or the 2nd world war, the historic preserved village of Oradour sur Glane is also nearby and is well worth a visit if you can break away from the fishing.

 


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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.


The full meal package consists of breakfast, lunch and 2 course evening meal.

 

BREAKFAST

A choice of: bacon and/or sausage and egg baguette, served warm to your swim; or a full English breakfast in your accommodation.


EVENING MEAL

Typical evening menu examples;

  • Pork chop, mashed potato, green beans, broccoli, carrots and gravy. Followed by a dessert of Tiramisu.
  • Chilli con carne with rice and garlic bread. Followed by fruit flan and ice cream.
  • Meatballs in a tomato sauce, served with pasta and garlic bread. Followed by fruit crumble and ice cream.
  • Cottage pie served with green vegetables and crusty bread. Followed by apple tart and creme anglaise.
  • Chicken curry with naan bread. Followed by gateau.
  • Chicken and mushroom pie, mashed potatoes and vegetables. Followed by trifle.

All evening meals are subject to variation and will be served in your accommodation.

 

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 140 euros
The cost for just the Breakfast Package is 35 euros
The cost for just the Evening Meal Package is 70 euros

If you have any questions regarding bait, or wish to place an order, please contact the owners direct. Their email address & phone number can be found on the 'Info Pack' in your Customer Area once your holiday is booked.  All bait is to be paid for in Euros upon arrival.

Maize/Particle  €10 per bucket (7.5kg approx)

Lake Pellet  €3 per kg 

Boilies  €40 per 5kg bag

Pop ups & Wafters  €5 per 100g pot

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.


Please book in advance, to be paid for on arrival in Euros. For more details please contact the owners 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.

Please note that landing nets, weigh slings and unhooking mats are provided free of charge.

We have four full tackle set-ups available to hire.

Full sets are €95 per angler per week with a deposit of €100 (refunded when tackle is returned undamaged)

An example of the tackle for hire (all purchased in 2018 or 19):

Shimano and Fox bait runner reels
Nash bedchairs and chairs
Nash, Fox Warrior, Sonic Vader, Daiwa Powermesh rods
2-3 Rod Stalker plus rod podsNash bait alarms
Ruben Heaton scales
A small selection of Fox and Korda end rigs


Alternatively you can hire individual items (perhaps to save room in the car!)

Day chairs  €15
Bed chairs  €25 
Scales  €10 



Return Visit Discount Available
10% offthe venue.

Return visits;

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!

Conditions:

  • 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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