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5 - 12 Sep, 2020
12 - 19 Sep, 2020
19 - 26 Sep, 2020
26 Sep, 2020 - 3 Oct, 2020
Archipelago Lake is mature treelined 8 acre specimen carp lake located close to the Champeaux Region of France. On the same site next to Archipelago Lake is the Blue Lagoon, a small runs water of around 2 acres in size. Set in completely private grounds the lakes are three quarters of a mile away from the nearest road, railway or neighbours to ensure that you experience complete peace and tranquillity during your stay.
A maximum of 6 anglers can fish Archipelago Lake. Parties of up to 8 anglers are welcome provided that 2 anglers fish the Blue Lagoon.
Archipelago has a stock of approximately 110 carp the majority of which are over the 40lb mark, there are many carp over 50lbs and the lake record is currently a mirror of 67lb 10oz called Daisy. The largest common carp, GI Jones is 53lbs 4oz when last caught. A maximum of 6 anglers can fish Archipelago.
Blue Lagoon has a stock of around 200 fish with an average weight of 35lbs. This is more of a runs water and is limited to a maximum of 2 anglers. Since the lakes were acquired by the current owners they have undergone numerous drain downs and nettings to remove almost all nuisance fish and snags from the lake bed as well as being de-silted The fishery is completely enclosed and anglers can come and go from the fishery as they please.
There is a clubhouse, shower block and a gazebo social area. The owners will be on hand to offer advice and help if you request it but equally if you would prefer you can be left to figure the lake out for yourself. High quality unhooking mats, weigh slings, cradles, tripods, landing nets and even Reaben Heaten 240lb scales are provided free of charge.
The lake is 8 acres and rectangular in shape meaning that it can be easily fished from all sides. Down the centre of the lake there is a row of small tree clad islands which offer plenty of features to fish to as well as acting as a divider across the lake and offering anglers opposite a degree of privacy. In addition to the islands you will find bars, narrow gullies and overhanging tree which can all be productive areas to fish to. It goes without saying don’t forget your market rod as extra effort will be rewarded. Depths are between 2 and half and 8 feet in the deepest area.
An ancient woodland borders the south side of the lake which provides welcome shade in the heat of the day. There are 12 swims around the lake which have been well thought out all offering ample water coverage and features to fish to. Each swim can easy accommodate a bivvy and as there will only ever be a maximum of 6 anglers there will always be vacant swims to move into. Swims 6 and 7 or 8 and 9 are perfect for those wishing to fish close together particularly if one angler is overseeing a youngster or inexperienced angler who wishes to have their own swim. Swims 9, 10, 11 and 12 benefit from the shade as they back onto the edge of the woodland. Swims 1 to 5 get the sun most the day and the shallower water at this end of the lake can be very productive as the water temperature rises. Behind swims 6 and 7 there is shed which can be used for storing unused tackle and equipment.
You will find a rowing boat on either side of the lake which are for your unrestricted use. Bait boats are permitted and recommended. If you do not have your own these can be hired from the owners, however please arrange this well in advance of your trip.
The Blue Lagoon
At around 2 acres in size the Blue Lagoon was drained in 2015, cleared of all snags re-stocked with some original fish and some new fish in late 2016. The shallowest part of the lake is around 2 and half foot and deepest around 7 foot. The lake is clay bottomed with some silty areas and couple of patches of weed. There are 3 purpose built swims which can each accommodate a bivvy. There is a cabin at the west end of the lake which has some basic cooking equipment and also hot and cold running water.
Prices – Saturday to Saturday bookings Exclusive Lake Booking – £1350 per week This is based on 5 anglers fishing Archipelago lake. A maximum of 6 can be included with 1 angler fishing the Blue Lagoon at an additonal cost of £250.
Approximately 110 carp
70 percent are mirrors, 35 percent commons, there is one leather, 3 grass carp, two koi carp, a ghost carp and two catfish.
The mirrors go to well over 60lbs, the largest being Daisy at 70lbs 4oz. Commons go to in excess of 50lbs with the current largest one being GI Jones at 55lbs. There are now only a few fish below the 40lb mark with most being 40s and 50lb fish. The largest grass carp is 60lbs and the catfish is around 92lbs.
Approximately 200 carp going up to 35lbs. Three quarters of the stock are commons with the rest being mirrors. There is one catfish at 88lb.
Catering is served from the completely refurbished old chalet which is now the anglers clubhouse.
Breakfast and dinner is served at the clubhouse and other snacks and drinks can be purchased from here. There is wooden decking area outside the club house where you can eat if the weather if nice but if not there is seating inside.
There are also small items of Nash tackle which are available to be purchased.
Good quality showers are walking distance from both lakes. There are also basins and English style toilets.
Close to swim one there is a gazebo which has charging points for boats and phones etc. There is also running water in the gazebo.
There is a cabin on the blue lagoon lake which has basic cooking facilities, sofas, running water and charging points. There is also a bait freezer. Outside the cabin is a fixed stone bbq. Please not that cooking utensils are not provided.
Free wifi is available but when the weather is bad connectivity can be lost.
High quality unhooking mats, weigh slings, cradles, tripods, landing nets and even Reuben Heaten 240lb scales are provided free of charge.
Boilies and pellets are available to purchase at the lake. Please enquire for details.
A breakfast and dinner package is available at an additional cost of £130. A minimum of 3 people are required for the food package.
Arrival not before 1pm and departure by 9.30am.
Anglers entrance gate to be kept locked at all times.
Barbed or micro barbed hooks only. Long shank hooks are not allowed.
Leadcore or leadcore leaders are not permitted
No fixed leads, fish safe drop off systems only
All anglers must use rig tubing no less than 1 metre long
Rigs will be subject to daily inspection
Braided mainlines are not allowed except for spombs and marker rods
Do not use wire trace for the catfish
Minimum mainline 15lb breaking strain
Maximum 3 rods per angler
Sacking of fish is not allowed. The floatation slings can be used but for a limited period of time only
Do not pull for a break if you snag your tackle. Snagged tackle must be removed immediately to prevent fish fatalities.
Treat fish hookholds or other damage with a carp car kit
Only frozen/ fresh boilies allowed
All pellet and particle must be purchased on site
Oil are not allowed
Open fires are not permitted
BBQs are not allowed
Do not swim in the lake
Drug use or excess alcohol consumption will not be tolerated.
No number two on the bank. Use the toilets.
All anglers must be 18 or over
Draw for the swims will commence at 14.00s
Leave no litter and use the allocated recycling bins
Failure to follow the rules may result in you being asked to leave with no refund
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