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Kingfisher Lake is a beautiful tree lined 7 acre lake, located in Massignac in the Charente department in southwestern France and set in 35 acres of private woodland. It is one of 3 lakes run by Carp France Fisheries, the other 2 being Lac Lucie and Lac Sans Nom.

The lake is available to book exclusively for up to a maximum of 5 anglers and includes a fully equipped chalet which sleeps 6 set just back from the lake bank. The venue can be hired by more than 6 people, typically a mixture of anglers and non anglers with some sleeping in the in the bivvies. Bookings are from Saturday to Saturday.

If you are a party of more than 8 anglers then both Kingfisher and Lac Lucie can be hired together. Please enquire for details.

The fish stock is quite incredible. There’s 150 carp with an average weight of 38lbs and the lake’s largest resident carp being 67lbs. There are also a few catfish to keep the nuisance fish at bay. With the largest cat being 150lbs you’ll certainly have a battle on your hands if you hook one.

The lakes were established by the current owners as a carp fishery in 1999 making it one of the first carp lakes in France offering fishing holidays for UK anglers. In fact, the fishery was endorsed by former British carp record holder and angling legend Chris Yates and inspired his book ‘Cross Channel Carping” in which he described the lakes as:

“…Well off the beaten track , well clear of the over–intensive carp circuit, these lovely pools each have the unique atmosphere, offering wonderful fishing, especially for the stalker and have the potential to make even your biggest landing net look small…”

Kingfisher Lake is perfect for a family holiday and as well as the lakeside chalet, there is an outdoor swimming pool and hot tub for use in the warmer months.

The lake is packed full of features and can be accessed all the way round making it ideal if you fancy some rod tip margin stalking under the overhanging trees and bushes. There’s also many underwater features including gravel bars and deep holes so a bit of work with the marker rod will pay dividends.

There are 7 swims which are spread around the lake ensuring each swim has sufficient water coverage. Two of the swims are doubles making this a very sociable venue and ideal for those for those of you that like to fish in pairs. Depths very from around 3 foot in the shallowest areas to around 10 feet at the deepest.

150 carp which are a mixture of Commons and Mirrors

There is a good head of 40s as well as many 50s and some over the 60lb mark.

Most week carp in excess of 50lbs are banked

Catfish are also present in the lake with the average size being 100lbs and the largest being 150lbs!

Booking Kingfisher lake includes a fully equipped chalet which overlooks the lake.

The chalet has 2 bedrooms, one is a double and the other is a twin. There is also a sofa bed that in the living room. The is a modern bathroom with a shower. The living room has a dinning area with seating for up to six people. There is a fully equipped kitchen which includes, oven, hob, fridge freezer, microwave, dishwasher, fridge freezer, washing machine, iraon and ironing board. There is also a 50 inch TV, blueray player and UK satellite channels to help you relax after a days fishing.

Outside the chalet there’s patio furniture as well as a brick BBQ and a charcoal BBQ for your use.

If you have very young children then there is a high chair available on request as well as a travel cot.

 Kingfisher lakes comes with an exclusive swimming pool which can be used from June to September. There’s also a hot tub which can be used by guests at both Kingfisher’s lake and Lac Lucie.

Wifi is available on the site although the signal does not reach the chalet. Asmall shop selling English groceries, cold drinks, bait and limited tackle is on site.

The lake and chalet are set in 35 acres of private woodland making it a great place for a holiday even if you are not into fishing as there is so much to explore.

A £200 deposit is required to be made prior to your arrival. Providing there are no breakages this will be returned within 7 days of your departure.

Fly and Fish

A fly and fish package is available which includes pick up from Limoges airport which is approximately 45 mins from the lake and hire of tackle for the week.  

You will need to bring your own reels, bite alarms, terminal tackle and sleeping bags but everything else for a 3 rod set up is available for hire. Please enquire for details.

Food

Food packages can be included which consists of 2 hot and home cooked meals. A cooked breakfast every morning and a 2 course evening meal.

Please enquire for details.

Bait

A selections of baits are prepared on site and available for purchase.

This includes Carp Cuisines boilies, fresh or frozen which the fish are fed on throughout the year.

There are full range of pop ups which can be purchased as well as pellets, party blend and chilli hemp.

All bait fish, which fishing for catfish, must be caught at the fishery

A suitable sized landing net must be used at all times

Fish must not be retained

Always handle the fish with care, keep them wet and always place them an unhooking mat or cradle.

The unhooking mats provided by the fishery must be used

Never leave rods unattended

Swims must be kept free of all rubbish

No nuts, maize or shelf life boilies

Care care kits must be with you at all times to treat hookholds and any other damage to the fish

No leadcore

Barbless hooks only

No braided mainline (except for marker rod and spod rod)

No snag leaders or shock leaders

Minimum breaking strain line 15lbs

When fishing for cats minimum 20lb breaking strain line

Maximum of 3 rods per angler

Bait boats are allowed but do not use them to fish dangerous close to snags

Rig tubing must be no less than 600mm for ledgering

You are required to bring your own life jacket if you are using a boat

Antisocial behaviour will not be tolerated and you risk having your holiday termiated early with no refund.

Accommodation Rules

No nappies or sanitary wear to be flushed down the toilet

Leave the chalet clean and tidy

Separate the household waste from the recycling

Do not use the chalet cooking utensils for bait preparation

Bed linen from the chalet should not be use on the lakeside

Arrival time no earlier than 16.00 and departure time no later than 10am the following Saturday

No additional guests without prior permission and arrangement

 

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150 carp which are a mixture of Commons and Mirrors

There is a good head of 40s as well as many 50s and some over the 60lb mark.

Most week carp in excess of 50lbs are banked

Catfish are also present in the lake with the average size being 100lbs and the largest being 150lbs!

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