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Carp Quarry is a uniquely stunning 3 acre lake located in Saint-Servais in Brittany which can easily be reached within 90 minutes from nearby ferry ports. It has a current average size carp of over 36lbs, a good head of 40lb plus fish and a few fish topping the 50lb barrier. The lake is hired exclusively and includes a 3 bedroom cottage/ gite, making it ideal for a family or friends carp fishing holiday.

Carp Quarry is a former working granite quarry which closed in 1938 and is fed by natural underground springs. The lake and surroundings are truly beautiful. As you sit behind your rods, you can gaze up at the 100 feet granite cliffs that rise from the depths of the lake which are home to many species of birds of prey.

All swims are situated along the bank opposite from the cliff face and have been carefully created to accommodate a bivvy. The carp regularly patrol the overhanging trees on the far side of the lake and the swims are set out ensure that all anglers have ample water coverage and access to the cliff face. It is suggested that that the lake is fished by up to 4 anglers however, a maximum of 6 can be accommodated.

The lake, gite and surrounding grounds are fully secured with a gated entrance ensuring that you have complete privacy for your trip.

The Swims

Being a former quarry, the lake is very deep with depths ranging from 15 feet up to a staggering 50 feet! The lake bottom consists of mainly rock and gravel with a few areas of silt.

Swim 1

Situated on the a peak on the east hand side of the lake, this swim benefits from treelined cliff faces to both the left and far side and overhanging trees to the right side. The lake bottom gradually declines in depth from a few feet in front of the swim, to 25 feet in the middle and rising up to 15 feet on the far side.

Swim 2

Depths in this swim drop down to 50 feet in the middle with 25 to 30 feet of water immediately in front of you. To the left is an overhanging tree and there is good water coverage to the cliff face on the far side where depths shallow up to around 20 feet.

Swim 3

This a social swim where your neighbours in swims 2 and 4 are close enough for a beer and a chinwag. The depth is around 20 feet on the far side and immediately in front of the swim. A third of the way across the depth drops down to 45 feet before rising to around 35 feet two thirds of the way out towards the cliff face.

Swim 4

In front of the swim is 20 feet of water which drops off to 45 feet a third of the way across and then gradually rising to 35 feet and 30 feet under the cliff face. To the right of the swim are large overhanging trees.

Swim 5

Swim 5 is a double swim which benefits from mature overhanging trees to both the left and right sides. The bank to the righthand side can only to be fished to from the this swim.  Immediately in front and to the right of the swim the depths are between 10 to 15 feet. The majority of the open water is around 35 feet, shallowing up to 25 feet under the cliff face.

Swim 6

Situated halfway along the west bank, swim 6 gives you access to fish the south-west bay. Depths range from 15 to 20 feet of water in front of the swim, around 35 feet in the open water in the bay area and 20 to 25 feet under the cliff face.

2017 lake record – 52lb 8oz

Average size carp in 2016 – 36lbs

The lake was originally stocked with a mixture of carp and trout before being acquired by the current owners. The original stock which includes both mirrors and commons some of which are now in excess of 50lbs.

In 2008 the lake was stocked by the current owners with a ton of royal strain, large frame fast growing carp. These ranged from 23lbs up to mid 40s. There are now at least 3 carp over 50lbs, a good head of 40lb plus fish and an average size of 36lbs.

In addition to the carp there are some original wild carp, large pike, perch and rudd.  

Carp Quarry comes with a fully equipment 3 bedroom detached gite/ cottage which is set back 150 yards from the lake.

The three bedrooms all have twin beds. The bathroom has a bath and a shower. The kitchen/ dining area is fully equipped and includes a dishwasher, washing machine, cooker, microwave oven and fridge freezer. There is a large lounge with comfortable seating, a wood burning stove and tv/ dvd player so you can sit back and relax after a days fishing should you wish to. There is also a bait fridge/ freezer.

Do not remove bed linen from the house

Ensure the house is locked with unattended

All items removed from the house such as cups much be taken back

Leave the house and lake clean and tidy – failure to do so could result in a £50 charge

Leave  no litter

Minimum breaking strain line 12lbs and 2lb test curve rod

Semi fixed leads only

Barbless hooks

Do not sack the fish

Always keep the fish well hydrated, handle with care and return to the water as soon as possible

Maximum 3 rods per angler

Swim in the designated swims only, not from the high banks

Use the nets and mats provided

No open fires

No anti social behaviour

Do not swim in the lake or climb the cliffs

Do not cut away the bank or vegetation

Do not dump excess bait in the lake at the end of your stay

Please keep the gate closed at all times

Failure to comply with the rules could mean you are asked to leave with no refund provided

 

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2017 lake record – 52lb 8oz

Average size carp in 2016 – 36lbs

The lake was originally stocked with a mixture of carp and trout before being acquired by the current owners. The original stock which includes both mirrors and commons some of which are now in excess of 50lbs.

In 2008 the lake was stocked by the current owners with a ton of royal strain, large frame fast growing carp. These ranged from 23lbs up to mid 40s. There are now at least 3 carp over 50lbs, a good head of 40lb plus fish and an average size of 36lbs.

In addition to the carp there are some original wild carp, large pike, perch and rudd.  

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