If you don’t fancy the long drive and ferry crossing or taking Euro tunnel, then all inclusive carp fishing holidays in France are fantastic. All inclusive lakes generally offer bait, tackle hire, food packages and sometimes even airport pick up and drop off. Many of the lakes have swimming pools making them ideal for a family carp fishing holiday or taking your partner. You can just jump on a plane and be fishing in no time at all!
Typically, you bring your own reels and terminal tackle, but the rest of the gear you need is waiting at the lake for you. Here are 7 of the best all inclusive carp fishing holidays in France:
Dream Catchers Lake – La Glane, 23km from Limoges airport
Fox Pool – Maillet, 48km from Limoges airport
Moulin de Boutineau – Loire Valley – 27km from Tours airport
Kingfisher Lake – Massignac, 59km from Limoges airport
La Froterie – Pougne-Hérisson, 61 km from Poitiers–Biard Airport
Etang de Villaine – Vesdun, 130Km Clermont-Ferrand Auvergne Airport
Martin’s Coarse Lake – Saint-Barthelemy-de-Bellagarde, 45km Bergerac airport
Dream Catchers is a mature lake lined with beautiful trees and includes accommodation and a swimming pool. It is a 7 acres in size with some real monsters in it. Situated just outside Limoges it has carp that exceed 40lbs. This lake is available for exclusive hire for up to 7 anglers. There is a luxury farm house which sleeps up to 14, an outdoor swimming pool, a pool table as well as fishing tackle, all included.
The current owners purchased the lake and its 30 acre grounds in 2017. The lake was dug in 1971 and wasn’t fished until 2017. Honestly, this lake could hold far bigger carp than 40lbers!
Dream Catchers has everything you need to catch your dream carp on-site including bivvies, boilies and rods!
Fox Pool is located in Maillet and is a beautiful 4-acre lake. It is a drive and survive venue which offers a complete 3 rod set up with 2 man bivvy and bedchair included in the price so all you have to bring is your terminal tackle.
There’s no shortage of big fish to go ahead with carp to 60lbs and catfish to 90lbs!
The easiest way to get to Fox Pool is from Limoges airport, where Graham the lake owners will collect you.
Situated in the stunning Loire Valley Chateau and Vineyard region Moulin de Boutineau is an idyllic venue which is perfect for a family fishing holiday. Run by husband and wife, the complex offers 3 lovely stone built cottages, an outdoor pool, hot tub and of course a specimen carp lake on a private 15 acre site.
The lake is 2.5 acres in size with a good head of carp to just under 50lbs. The 3 cottages on site are the Fisherman’s Cottage which can sleep up to 6, the Gardener’s Cottage which sleeps 4 and the Bread Oven which sleeps 2.
Full tackle hire is available as well as a luxury food package allowing you to sit back and relax and enjoy everything this stunning venue has to offer.
Kingfisher lake is a 7 acre lake set into a beautiful 35 acres of private woodland. It is located in Massignac in the South West of France and a short drive from Limoges airport. Kingfisher is available for up to 5 anglers, but its lodge sleeps 6, so it’s great for families. This all inclusive carp venue also comes includes an outdoor swimming pool. If you do have more than 8 anglers in your party, you can hire the lake next door too, Lac Lucie. Kingfisher and Lac Lucie are just 2 of the many lakes available for private hire with accommodation that we list.
Kingfisher is the place to go if you want to catch big carp but also like a bit of a challenge as you do have to work for bites on this lake. There’s 150 carp in the lake. Average weights are 38lb and the largest carp in the lake last weighed in at 67lbs. It is rare that this lake doesn’t produce a PB during a week’s fishing trip!
La Froterie is a gorgeous 4 acre lake in the South West of France and offers a fantastic all inclusive fishing package which is ideal for a family or if you are taking your partner. The lake has a luxury gite that can sleep up to 6 anglers who will have exclusive fishing on the lake during their stay. You will be catered for by a lovely husband and wife team who know the lake like the back of their hand. They know their way around a bacon sandwich too cooking some amazing breakfasts to keep your strength up.
The lake holds stunning commons and mirrors to about 50lbs and has a very good head of back up of 30 to 40lb carp. Swims on this lake are well positioned to ensure every angler has an excellent chance of catching.
Etang de Villaine is situated in Vesdun set in acres of countryside and is a stunning 6 acre lake. This drive and survive lake is managed by a wonderful guy called Stuart who is a keen carp angler himself and know that lake extremely well.
Etang de Villaine is stocked with carp ranging from 20lb to 60lb. The current average weight of carp caught is 40lb. The climate and habitat is perfect for the carp to grow, so this season may see this average weight increase. Etang de Villaine has everything you need on-site including tackle hire.
Martin’s Course lake is 1.5 acre lake which can be booked with Martin’s Specimen Lake which is a 7 acre lake with carp to 50lbs. The smaller lake has plenty of carp to over 20lbs making it perfect for children.
Included in the price is a fully equipped gite which can sleep up to 6 people. Step out the gite onto a wonderful terrace with your own outdoor private swimming pool. Take a dip to cool off or relax on the sun loungers as you work on your tan.
The lake is within a short drive of Bergerac airport and full 3 rod set ups are available for hire. Airport pick up can be arranged at just a small additional cost. If you don’t fancy cooking, a wonderful food package including breakfast and a two course evening meal is also available.