Gites in France with private fishing lakes.

You don't have to be a serious carp angler to enjoy

 Smallwater lakes ,

 It is an ideal family activity holiday in France

with lots of good fishing fun for everyone.

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 Smallwater carp fishing Lakes are situated in a tranquil, scenic location on a private secure site, surrounded by woodland and green fields with abundant wildlife in the area.

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A fishing holiday at Smallwater lakes is more than just a fishing trip to France, we offer much more with our, insulated, air conditioned, central heated and double glazed luxury holiday lodge , plus a lake-side chalet which are both true homes from home, fully equipped inside and out, with swimming pool,  bbq, sun terrace, and all for your own private use  ! Many venues claim to offer quality accommodation, but we are one of a very few places in France that have lake-side facilities that can be truly described as first class luxury lakeside accommodation for anglers and their familys.



These French Fishing Lakes are owned and run by an experienced fisheries manager, so you can expect a professionally managed fishing venue. We have a population of over 200 beautiful hand selected carp, young hard fighting fish, with mirrors and commons to 50lbs+ backed up with lots of upper 20's and 30's, around 50% of the carp are over 20lbs, and specimen perch, bream, tench, roach and rudd also present. There are no poisson chat or catfish in the lake.

 

Hire THREE carp rods with reel & 20lb line plus rod rests carp landing net unhooking mat, brolly & Stool for just 5 a day.       ( Plenty available )

All you need to bring with you is the terminal tackle ( hooks, links, weights etc )

Match rods are also available for hire.

Bite alarms are not suplied.

A 100 deposit is required that will be returned in full when you hand the tackle back with nothing broken.

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A selection of bait is also available to buy on site.

 

We also have a minibus pick up service for hire

 

Fishery Rules
You must have a suitable landing net & unhooking mat at all times when fishing.
Do not leave rods unattended when your line is in the water.
Please carefully dispose of all litter in bins provided.
No lead core and barbless hooks only.
Maximum of four rods per fisherman allowed.

These rules are set out for the welfare of the fish and to ensure quality fishing and an enjoyable stay for all our guests.

If you neglect to abide by the rules above, we reserve the right to ask you to leave the fishery.

Thank you for your consideration, we look forward to meeting you.

 

Fishing in the Landes

The Landes offer more than 11 000 hectares of lakes and ponds, 6000 km of 2nd category courses, 1650 kms of 1st category river or little streams, many of which fall within the Parc Naturel Regional, as well as 100 kms of coast from which to fish. In the south of the department the River Adour flows south west to wards the sea and the border with the department of the Pyrenees Atlantiques and close to the excellent little trout rivers flowing down from the mountains. You will need a fishing permit.

 Lakes, Ponds and streams: There are a huge number of ponds and lakes in les Landes. Each lake or pond seems to have its own colour. The large coastal lakes from Seignosse to Biscarosse are unique. You can fish either from the bank or from boats with small motors for carp, perch, tench, pike, black bass or pikeperch.

Sea Fishing: You can go out in a boat with a local fishing guide to fish for tuna. Off season, when the beaches are less busy you can fish for sea bream or bass, surf casting. Surf casting is becoming increasingly popular in this part of France.



Fishing Seasons in the Landes

* Grayling: The season for grayling is 15th May to 19th September on 1st category water and 15th May to 31st September on 2nd category water. Grayling under 30cms must be returned to the water.
* Perch : The season for Perch on 1st Category wateris from 13th March to 19th September inclusive and on 2nd Category water from 1st January to 25th January and from 17th April to the 31st December.
* Pike: The season for pike on 1st Category water is 13th March to 19th September inclusive and on 2nd Category water from 1st January to 25th January inclusive and from 17th April to 31st December inclusive Pike under 50cms must be returned to the water.
* Salmon: The season is from 3rd April to 31 July inclusive. Salmon under 50cms must be returned to the water. From the 1st of July salmon are only to be fished on a fly.
* Shad : The season for Shad on 1st category water is 13th March to 19th September inclusive and from 1st January to 31st December on 2nd category water. Shad under 30cms must be returned to the water alive.
* Sea Trout: The season for sea trout is from 3rd April to 31 July inclusive. Sea Trout under 35cms must be returned to the water.
* Trout: The season for trout is 13th March to 19th September. Trout under 23 cms must be returned to the water.
* Zander: The season for Perch on 1st Category water is from 13th March to 19th September inclusive and on 2nd Category water from 1st January to 25th January and from 17th April to the 31st December. Zander under 40 cms must be returned to the water.
* All other fish: The season for all other fish is from 13th March to 19th September on first Category waters and all year on second category water.

 

 

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