Lake

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 waters are stocked with Carp averaging up to 25lbs .  There are also smaller Perch ,Roach and Tench in the lake and a resident Catfish weighing around 35lb’s .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, some PB’s can be Viewed  here 

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.

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LAKE RULES AND CARP CARE  RULES AT LA CHATOUILLETTE LAKE  click here to read more …  

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.

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All slings ,nets and mats must be dipped in the antiseptic bin on arrival and prior to use. Each angler must be equipped with a mat of suitable thickness and padding.Strictly no sharing of mats. Thin mats are not suitable, the net  needs to be a minimum 42″. We have nets and mats (deposit required)

Two rods per angler. Rods must not be left unattended  in the water at any time.

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 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.

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.

It is compulsory for ALL anglers to carry and use  an antiseptic like Klin-ic Tamodine, Korda or bongela.

We reserve the right to inspect your rigs, bait and  equipment  and to prohibit fishing on the lake if found to be unsuitable or inadequate.

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Fresh/Frozer boils baits only. NO shelf life boiled baits.

No high oil pellets or home made boilies/particle baits allowed.

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 keep all bait products in sealed containers to store or out side.

Do not throw leftover bait into the lake at the end of your stay, please leave it in the storeroom.
 
Bread, carp pellets, branded tined cooked sweet corn is permitted .
Please use ground bait in sensible quantities to preserve the water quality,excessive usage is not permitted.

Strictly no fresh fish or sea types to be brought on site from external sources.

No nuts baits of any kind. Pet food is not allowed.

Bait boats are not allowed.

No dumping of unused baits at the end of your stay, please leave in the storeroom

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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.

No sacking or holding of fish under any circumstances.

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.

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.

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!

Jan/2016