St-Amand is a well stocked big Carp lake offering you peaceful and stress free carp fishing with plenty of room to move.
Our philosophy behind this venture is to offer carp anglers to fish on un-pressured water for big fish making your holiday that bit more special. Hence our group bookings options ensuring that there will never be more than 6 anglers fishing on 4,5 acres of water.
We are committed to making your French carp fishing holiday an enjoyable one !
We offer an established 4.5 acre spring fed lake which being in a valley lends a hand to its flourishing eco-system. It’s the perfect backdrop to make your stay here truly memorable The area is breathtaking with amazing views. The lake itself has many different depths with holes, bars and plateaus There are 2 comfortable double swims and 4 single swims.
In 2006 the lake was drained for work to be done, ie building swims and snag removal.
All the original fish were removed and held in a holding pond locally.
Once work on the lake was complete we returned the 49 originals and added approx 500 up to 35lb were stocked. In 2010 we hand-picked 29 fish between 20lb-40lb to add to an already impressive stock.
The fish that were stocked in 2006 have packed on the weight and from captures in 2012 we estimate that there are approx 8/10 fish over 40lb, 40/50 fish over 30lb and about 200/250 fish over 20lb with the fish packing on the weight each year.
Also if you enjoy coarse fishing we have an impressive stock of Tench, Roach, Rudd, and very large Perch, nets of 40lbs in a day are achievable by even the inexperienced of angler. In fact the lake has been stocked in such a way that whether you are a seasoned specimen hunter or a keen first time fisher we are sure you won’t be disappointed
Our stock is exceptional, with a healthy mixture of fish; there are at least 5 different strains of mirrors with some commons. We estimate there to be approx 450+ carp between 15-47lb+ there are also Tench, Roach, Rudd, large Perch and Koi carp.
We have not stocked any huge fish because we feel happier allowing nature to take it's own path with regard to fish growth and since we stocked the lake 3,4 and 5 years ago we have been rewarded with impressive fish growths.
Our 170 year old stone built house has been maintained to a high standard, with many original features, for a truly authentic French experience and is only 400 meters away from the private fishing lake. Views from the upper levels of the house are simply breathtaking. There is room for up to 8 people with shower and toilet facilities, a large open plan Farmhouse kitchen with Butler sink, gas oven with hob, fridge/freezer, microwave, living room with satellite TV, leather sofas, dining table and 6 chairs, wood burner x 2 , 4 x double bedrooms, all include wardrobes, bed side table, chest of drawers and reading lamp. Games lounge (table tennis, darts etc), gated house garden, dining table and chairs with parasol. Large barn equipped for drying wet tackle, chest freezer for bait, boiler for particles.
Our 1st guests had a great weeks fishing with 72 carp between 2 anglers. The biggest went 48lb 12oz with 2 other fish over 40lb lots of fish over 30lb a 23lb Grassy and a 16lb Koi.
Our 2nd week of guests from April which was this particular groups 4th visit to St Amand, had a good catch rate considering the weather was very changeable. They ended up with 59 fish between 4 anglers fishing days only.Including 4 x 40’s to 49lb with nearly 20 fish being over the 30lb mark.
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