The private lake is for the exclusive use of our guests. It was constructed in the late 1990’s. The waters are centrally positioned within the seven and a half acre grounds of La Chatouillette. The private lake is approx 2 acres  and is well stocked with Carp weighing up to 26lb and averaging between 15-22lb. and some reaching 30 lb. Other coarse fish in the lake include Trench, Perch, Rudd and a Catfish weighing about 45lb.There are many an accomplished fisherman’s who have hooked it and some have managed to land it.

There are numbered, grass banked swims around the lake, which provide enough room for bivies and tackle.  The Maximum number of anglers on the lake is four, each allowed two rods.

Our lake has a proud history of Carp catches, take a look at our gallery of recent catches

 

There is woodland at one end of the lake and natural gardens and an open field at the other. Trees and reeds edge and overhang the waters and line the river and lake. The lake is fed from the river and two natural springs, ensuring high quality water and healthy fish. The waters covers an acre and a half.There are two small islands towards the wood end of the lake. They have overhanging bushes and reeds and margins that create shade for the fish. The lake has a firm clay bottom with only marginal weed growth in certain areas.

 

LAKE RULES AND CARP CARE  RULES AT LA CHATOUILLETTE LAKE  click here to read more …  [expand title=“Read Terms and Conditions and Fish Care”]

The welfare of our fish is paramount, the rules at La Chatouillette are common sense, with the emphasis being on the protection of our fish,lake and the wildlife. 

Although we know many of you will be seasoned anglers with experience and use common sense, we have to give guidance for differences in abilities and experiences.                                                            

All anglers should be aware of the lake rules before they commence fishing, please ensure that the rules are adhered to at all times.

Guardians remain responsible of their children’s safety and behaviour at all times. Junior anglers must be supervised .

If any person breeches these rules we reserve the right to terminate your holiday and ask you to leave La Chatouillette immediately without compensation or refund of any previous payments.

 

<º){{{{{>< Tackle and Equipment <º){{{{{><                                                                                                                                                     We have nets and landing mats for your use, these are checked before and after use.                                                                                Each angler must be equipped and use a mat and net.                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Please have AT ALL TIMES, Klin-Ik first aid for fish (or similar make) to treat all hook wounds .                                                                    Bucket and lake water are at hand to keep landing mat and fish wet whilst out of the water.                                                                                Two rods per angler.                                                                                                                                                                                              Baited rods must not be left unattended in the water at ANY time.                                                                                                                           The gamesroom can be locked and used to store tackle and bait in sealed containers only.                                                                            All rigs must be Carp friendly. Only safe rigs utilizing a proper lead discharge system, such as safety bolt beads are allowed.                              Inline leads are permitted as long as the system will allow the lead to detach itself when snagged.                                                                      No fixed or tethered rigs permitted.                                                                                                                                                                       Strictly no retaining, keeper nets, or sacking of fish allowed ,under any circumstances.                                                                                  25lb minimum hook link for carp, 45lb for catfish 12 for float fishing. Strictly genuine ‘Barbless hooks’ only, used up to size 2 maximum. Genuine Barbless hooks only. No curved hooks i.e. Fox series 2, Long Shank Nailers, Flattened filed or micro barb. No bent hooks permitted.  No braided main line leadcores or any kind of shock /snag leader are allowed.  Please remove all broken lines.

We reserve the right to inspect your tackle, rigs and bait to ensure rulesare being observed. If they are not we will ask you to stop fishing on the lake.

<º){{{{{><Bait<º){{{{{><                                                                                                                                                                                      We prefer the use of Fresh/Frozer boilies to shelf life. Exceptable are ‘High quality’ shelf life eg. Mainline’s High Impact range, Sticky Baits The Krill, CC Moore’s Pacific Tuna, Advanta’s Bloodworm and Krill and Nash. Bread, carp pellets, branded & tined cooked halibut, sweetcorn and spam are allowed.                                                                                                                                                                   NOT allowed High oil pellets, tiger nuts, peanuts, homemade boilies/particle baits Cat/Dog food.                                                                  Use ground bait in sensible quantities to preserve the water quality. We do not permit excessive usage.                                                          All Goo products are not to be used on our waters. Anyone using them will be asked to stop fishing immediately.                                    Please do not leave opened bait in Bivvies overnight, as we do not want to encourage the chickens or cats helping themselves!  Please keep all bait products in sealed containers or in the games room.                                                                                                                Strictly no fresh fish or sea type bait to be used.                                                                                                                                                 f you have any unwanted bait at the end of your stay please do not empty into the lake.

 

 

<º){{{{{><Carp Care <º){{{{{><                                                                                                                                                                      Mats and nets must be wetted down before use and kept wet, especially in hot weather.                                                                                The handling of fish is to be kept to a minimum and always with wet hands.Please do not carry Carp in your bare hands.                           Please make sure the fish are supported and fully recovered before releasing.                                                                                                Strictly no retaining, keeper nets, or sacking allowed under any circumstances.                                                                                                     Please remove watches/bracelets when fishing.                                                                                                                                          Strictly forbidden NO MARKING the the Carp in any way.                                                                                                                             Make sure hook links are either unclipped or main line cut before lifting the fish onto the mat. Make sure you have your scales, forceps, antiseptic and camera ready before placing the fish onto the mat.                                                                                                     Photographing and weighing of fish should be done quickly and carefully thus avoiding excessive periods when the fish are out of the water. Please keep the fish wet .                                                                                                                                                                       Do not lift the carp out in the landing net only. Instead, break the net down and slide your weigh sling under the landing net to lift the fish. Be very careful not to bend back the pectorals fins of the carp while lifting.                                                                                                    Whilst on the mat, keep the carp off their stomach as much as possible.

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If fishing after 10.00pm please keep your bite alarm volume down to a minimum.                                                                                     Fishing is only permitted from the numbered designated swims                                                                                                                         No swimming or wading in the lake or river.                                                                                                                                                     Litter, please put in the rubbish bin. Please keep all glass bottles etc to the seating area and not by the lake .                                                                                                                                                                    No loud music or shouting , No open fires. The BBQ is by the seating area.                                                                                                    The Games room can be used to store tackle and bait in sealed containers. Please do not leave bait in Bivvies overnight, as we do not want to encourage the chickens or cats, helping themselves!