10 Best Small Exclusive Carp Lakes in France For 2/3 Anglers

Sometimes it’s nice not to be bothered by other anglers. We get it. Here are ten of our small exclusive carp lakes in France that are perfect for just 2 or 3 anglers to share exclusively; Jonchery 7 This 5 acre lake is incredibly peaceful, set close to the dam wall of the Lac d’Orient.  This […]

0 – 88 In 30 Minutes At Notaires Lake

After almost nine years and many snapped off anglers, Jess from Morley is the first angler to bank the Notaire’s elusive catfish setting a new lake record. Our Facebook comments show that many anglers have fond encounters with the cat. Jess came to Notaires targetting the uncaught catfish and fished using a giant 50mm home […]

Notaires Ends The Season On A High

The Crane fishing party have held records for both Alder and Notaires previously and have reclaimed the record for Notaires with Jon Vary’s 46lb 8oz mirror on their 5th annual visit… Jon reported:- “I ended up with 750 lbs for the week it consisted of 16 20’s most of which were just under 30. I […]

Water Monitor Installed at Notaires

I have seen from the forums that there is a great deal of interest in the environmental conditions at the various carp lakes. I am pleased to announce that Notaires Lakes now has live online monitoring which can be seen here. The system is based around the famous Raspberry Pi “computer on a credit card”. We […]

Young Angler James has Huge Haul at Notaires

Notaires provides the perfect balance for a family angling holiday, here’s why James Geeson thinks so… General Comments: We stayed as a family of 5 with Chris and Steph for a week in mid july and had a wonderful time. Our 3 boys enjoyed the swimming pool and the animals as well as the wi-fi! […]

Want the Real French Experience? – Spotlight on Notaires

The Notaires Lakes are located deep in the French countryside in the region known as the green heart of France. Your accommodation for the week is a renovated 200 year old Limousin stone built farmhouse with a swimming pool overlooking the carp lake. Peace and quiet are guaranteed.  The fish stocks have been added in stages to […]

Spring Flowers at Notaires Carp Lakes

Winter has been long and wet though not particularly cold this year, so it is a pleasant surprise to see the crocuses starting to come through so early at Notaires. The ‘warm’ wet weather has been good for the fish as the aquifers are refilled after the drought of the least two years and there […]

Carp Lake Record Broken at Notaires

 The Horse – 45lbs 10oz Matt Baker has only been freshwater fishing since April and had a previous carp PB of 12lbs but at Notaires he hooked into a big fish from the dam wall which proved to be ‘The Horse’ and weighed in at 45lbs 8oz – setting a new lake record. This means […]

Lake Record Broken at Notaires – 43lb Mirror Carp

Robert had already landed a forty on his first night of fishing at Notaires and had a steady week of catches.  No surprise then that when he found out that the following week was free they decided to stay on. So instead of packing up on Friday evening  Robert was able to continue fishing and […]

Fish ‘n’ Chips at Notaires

Size of the RFID chip We have initiated a programme to chip our fish in the Notaires lakes using tiny injectable RFID chips. This is partly as theft deterrent but mainly as a management tool. There is a saying that if you can’t measure it, then you can’t manage it. We have started the chipping […]

Taking Advantage of the Big Freeze at Notaires Carp Lake

They say it’s an ill wind that blows no good and the north wind certainly blew in with ill intent here at Notaires recently, freezing the upstairs pipes and causing havoc with the heating.  Even the drain pipes froze up overnight as the temperatures dropped below -10 each night for two weeks, even reaching as […]

Virgin catches a carp!

          When Paul Blakeley visited the Notaires Lakes with his family, he had only intended to float fish for the roach and the perch. However, lake owner Chris persuaded him to have a dabble with the carp. On the Friday Chris set up two rods for Paul, fishing to the trees […]

Look beyond the carp lake

Steph & Chris Dagg run Notaires & Alder lakes. Through this personal Blog, Steph is going to describe her experiences of moving to France and living the dream of many UK carp anglers. It’s easy to fall in love with a fabulous property – or at least one with a lot of potential! – when […]

A great first year with Angling Lines!

Notaires lake in its summer glory… 2010 was our first year with Angling Lines. We have two venues, Alder Lake and Notaire’s House and Lake, on our 75 acre estate in Creuse, in central France. And it was a great inaugural year. Notaire’s was booked for odd weeks off season, and pretty much solidly from […]

And now for something completely different….. carp & llamas!

You would expect lakes and carp on your fishing holiday. You might even expect some nice countryside, but would you expect to find llamas and alpacas on a 75-acre estate? Well, you will at the Notaires House and lakes in Limousin. We trek our gentle, majestic animals around our woods and fields. This caused such […]