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Martins’ Lakes – Specimen Lake

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Martins’ Lakes – Specimen Lake Image
Martins’ Lakes – Specimen Lake Image
Martins’ Lakes – Specimen Lake Image
Martins’ Lakes – Specimen Lake Image
Martins’ Lakes – Specimen Lake Image
Martins’ Lakes – Specimen Lake Image
Martins’ Lakes – Specimen Lake Image
Martins’ Lakes – Specimen Lake Image
Martins’ Lakes – Specimen Lake Image
Martins’ Lakes – Specimen Lake Image
Martins’ Lakes – Specimen Lake Image
Martins’ Lakes – Specimen Lake Image
£275 /Per angler per week
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Available
St Malo, 337 miles
Nearest ferry port
Bergerac, 28 miles
Nearest airport
Yes
Airport Collection
6
Anglers
2
Accommodation Sleeps
50 lbs
Carp size
80 lbs+
Catfish size
7 acres
Lake size
Yes
Food package
Available
Tackle hire
Available
Bait on site
Overview
Fish Stock
Facilities
Tackle Hire
Food Package
Rules
Ferry Ports
Map

Specimen lake is a stunning 7 acre lake with a wealth of features including overhanging trees, silted bays, reeds and graveled areas. Its set in 80 acres of French countryside situated just south of Limoges in south west France and includes an optional chalet for hire. This is a well-stocked lake with carp up to 50lbs and catfish 81lbs+.

Make use of the two rowing boats, which are free of charge, or you have the option to hire a bait boat.

You will be greeted by Greg on arrival who will give you some great pointers including bait and rig suggestions. If you need any extras such as shopping, bait etc then this can be arranged with Greg. The lake is limited to five anglers or six if you book it exclusively.

To make your holiday as enjoyable and hassle free as possible, the following options are available at an additional cost:

  • Airport pick up(from Bordeaux or Bergerac)where you will be met on arrival (less than one hour away from the lake).

There are an additional two lakes on the site, Martin’s Course Lake and The Jungle Lake. If you are interested in booking one or more of the lakes then please see the prices below and specify which lakes you would like to book when making the enquiry.

July/Aug Other Times
Course lake, Cottage(gite) and Specimen Lake £1700 £1530
Specimen Lake one angler(D&S) £275 £275
Specimen lake exclusive use (max 6) £1000 £1000
Chalet (included with exclusive use of spec lake) £150 £150
Tackle Hire (per person) £65 £65
Airport Transfer(per vehicle up to 4) £85 £85
Non fishing guest £60 £60
Bait Boat hire/week £65 £65
Please pay the following on arrival in euro
Food package per person/week £155 €175
Martin’s Lakes carp pellets 4mm or 15mm £3.50 €4/kg
Dynamite Boilies 15-18mm £10 €12
Popups 14mm (200ml pot) £9 €10
Air Dry Boilie Bag £6 to buy €7 to buy, €5 hire deposit

Carp ranging from upper-doubles to 50lbs+ which include commons, mirrors, fully plated mirrors, linear mirrors and leathers. To add a splash of colour, there are some koi carp and catfish (81lbs+).

If you prefer that extra comfort then book the lake exclusively to enjoy the chalet, which is equipped with a four ring gas hob and fridge. The chalet sleeps two anglers (on single beds). Towels are provided at a small extra charge and you can come up to the house to take advantage of the WiFi.

 

Rent of bivvy and tackle includes(per angler): three carp rods, a landing net, an unhooked carp mat, carp chair, rodpod, sling and set of scales.

You will need to bring reels, buzzers, sleeping bag and a torch. Bait and terminal tackle aren’t included in the package but can be provided at an extra cost.

 

Delectable home-cooked meal package which includes breakfast and a two course evening meal which will be brought to you at the lake to ensure minimal disruption to your fishing (we always check food preferences beforehand).

Only large unhooking mats to be used

Keep the fish hydrated and out of water for a minimal time

A maximum of 1kg per day of particles which are limited to maize, hemp and sweetcorn.

A maximum of three rods per angler

Plastic or fake bait is prohibited

Nuts are prohibited

Do not sack the carp or catfish

Always support the fish and kneel for photos

Fixed rigs/ death rigs are prohibited

Only large PVC weigh slings

No double hook rigs allowed for catfish

Do not litter, keep the property and swims clean and tidy

A landing net of at least 42inches to be used

Don’t leave rods unattended

Live bait is only allowed if its caught from the lake

Minimum 15lb breaking strain line

A carp care kit to be used to treat fish wounds and hookholds

No fires allowed

No unauthorised visitors

Unruly behaviour will not be accepted

Port Distance
Calais 504 miles
Dunkirk 505 miles
Boulonge 483 miles
Dieppe 411 miles
Cherbourge 416 miles
Roscoff 423 miles
St Malo 337 miles
Caen 348 miles
Le Havre 370 miles
Martins’ Lakes – Specimen Lake
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