River Lot Paradise

About River Lot Paradise


The River Lot is a pure fisherman’s paradise. It flows through some of the most scenic locations in South West France and is a big river totalling 480km in distance and on average 80-150m wide.The villa is situated on the lower River Lot where the flow is more gentle and the river wider. The low flow in this area makes it an ideal place for carp to thrive. They have been caught to over 60lb from this area and the carp are extremely nomadic making for very interesting and rewarding fishing. Catching a river carp is the pinnacle of many anglers ambitions and rightly so as they are totally wild creatures born and bred in the river.
The predator fishing on the river is also first class with Pike, Catfish, Perch and Black Bass all to be fished for right outside the Villa. A day spinning out on the boat drifting along the river is a wonderful way to spend a day.

Fishing for the monster Catfish can be fun too..the stretch outside the house has done them at 100lb+ so some serious cat fishing can be done for some out and out giants.

General coarse fishing is excellent with Chub, Barbel, Bream and Roach all falling to simple float fishing and feeder tactics. For the all round fisherman the River Lot is just paradise!!

The River is a public fishery so a licence must be obtained before fishing. These are very cheap and can be obtained easily online or locally at the local cafes. You can purchase holiday permits covering one or two weeks fishing.

Please remember you share the river with other users so please be polite to them at all times. River Cruisers, Canoeists are common place on the river so please be respectful to the other users.

If I am fishing during the day I will always use back leads to ensure a peaceful time. Late evening, throughout the night and early morning the angler has the river to himself; it’s a magical place to be fishing.

There are two main fishing swims in the garden and you can bivvy up if you feel like it although not necessary as only 10 yards from the house!

If you require help on how to fish the river I am more than happy to give advice on how to tackle the river. I can give advice on tackle/bait and location and will always be willing to help out.

Tackle Rental

If you are flying over or just want more room in the car I can rent out a full set of quality carp fishing gear. Only need to bring your buzzers and tackle box if you desire.

3 rod quality set up includes:

3 x 12ft Daiwa infinity or Armalite Rods 3.5tc

3x Shimano long cast or 6500 baitrunners

Bedchair, Fox Horizon pod, Nash Euro Carp Cradle

Bivvy/oval Brolly if required

All this for £150 per week

Can also arrange for bait and leads to be there, please enquire.

Damaged or missing tackle will result in holiday deposit being lost.

The Villa

The villa sleeps six people with three double bedrooms. Two of the rooms have double beds whilst the third has two single beds. The villa has two shower rooms and bathrooms, one on each level of the villa. One of the living rooms has a double Futon Sofa bed so it is possible to sleep 8. Please get in touch if your party is over six people.
The villa’s living room and two of the bedrooms have stunning views looking over the river. The far bank of the river is totally unspoilt giving you excellent views of wildlife in their natural environment.

The villa has its own terrace which stretches the full width of the house, enabling you to sit and absorb the magnificent river and its scenery from an enhanced position.

A 9x4m swimming pool sits next to the villa and it’s just lovely soaking up the sun sat by the pool totally relaxing.

On the ground level of the villa there is a games room with pool table and TV with DVD player and loads of movies to keep you entertained.

There’s also a full size table tennis table for hours of fun and a number of push bikes allowing you to go on lovely bike rides along the bicycle track just behind the villa.

Also included are two canoes for exploring the river, you can spend literally hours discovering the river via a canoe. Life jackets must be worn whilst on the river.

The villa sits in one acre of its own stunning garden full of fruit trees with 70m of river frontage belonging to the villa. Night fishing is allowed from the garden.


The villa is situated on the edge of a small French village called Sainte-Livrade-Sur-Lot right alongside the banks of the stunning River Lot. A short walk takes you into the centre of the village where you can visit the local cafes and boulangeries to purchase the customary French stick and pan au chocolate. The quiet village has a weekly market every Friday.

Sainte-Livrade-Sur-Lot is in South West France, Aquitaine region known as Lot-et-Garonne, it’s quite simple one of the most stunning parts of France. Rolling country side with numerous vineyards producing the finest wine France can produce.

A very short drive away (5km) is the busier market town of Villeneuve-Sur-Lot where you can spend all day visiting all the local shops, enjoying the market stalls and soaking up the atmosphere of French village life.

The whole area is steeped in local tradition, browsing in open-air markets, fine dining, coffee at the local bar and sightseeing at historic Chateaux’s just part of regions attractions & lifestyle.

This area of the river is classed as a non-flood zone with its slow flow and level being controlled by Barrages upstream so no worries of heavy flow and rising river levels.

Closest airport is Bergerac being only 35 miles away, Bordeaux airport only a short drive too.

The stunning Atlantic Ocean and beaches of the West Coast are within driving distance and make for an enjoyable day out too.

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If you have any questions at all no matter how small please call Jamie on - 07967 005607