carp fishing holidays in france with accommodation and swimming pool

Carp Fishing Holidays in France with Accommodation & Swimming Pool.

Les Croix offers a unique stock of pristine conditioned big carp to 60lb+, luxury lakeside accommodation and a swimming pool.

Facilities & Information

The lake holds approximately 100 mirror carp to 60lb+ along with 60 common carp to upper 40lb. At this venue the emphasis is on the quality, appearance and condition of the carp rather than the weight. The stock have been selectively bred on site by the owner in order to offer an exceptional variety of carp with a large number of commons that accompany the head of large mirrors.

There are at least 40 fish to 40lb, 15 different fish in excess of 50lbs and several specimens are 60lbs+. The fishing can be moderately difficult at times, however the size and quality of the fish means that even if just a few fish are feeding, there is a very good chance of catching something special during your trip.

In order to have pristine conditioned fish that are catchable in daylight there is a restriction on the hours of fishing from 06:00 to 22:00. This takes the pressure off the carp, and has ensured that they continue to feed well in daylight as they are not being pressured around the clock in their 4 acre home.

Accommodation & Swimming Pool

Guests have exclusive use of our modern fully equipped lakeside holiday cottage. Only thirty metres from and overlooking the lake, in a very private sunny location with oak woodland at the rear, the 65 square metre property sleeps up to 5 people, with two bedrooms, (bedroom 1 – double room. bedroom 2 – two single beds.) One large sofa can accommodate a 5th person.

Kitchen/living room with two double leather sofas, dining area, 40″ TV with SKY HD Freeview channels, DVD player and a 200 title DVD library. There is a good 4G signal here, and wi-fi is available.

Bathroom with large luxury shower, wash basin, heated towel rail and English W/C. Kitchen has fan oven, gas hob, extractor fan, microwave, dishwasher, toaster, kettle, fridge freezer, crockery, pans, cutlery and plenty of workspace and cupboard storage.

Cleaning products are supplied. The gite is double glazed, well insulated and remains cool in summer and warm in the cooler months with heating in all rooms. Fans are provided for summer use. Outside you will find a covered tiled terrace area with large modern gas barbecue, table and chairs and the lawns leading down to the lake. Next to the terrace is the heated swimming pool and adjoining sun patio complete with seating area, table and chairs and sun loungers.

The accommodation is maintained in immaculate condition and is thoroughly cleaned before every change over – you will find it in spotless condition on your arrival. Gas, electricity, water and bed linen are all included in the price that you pay.

The pool is open from mid-June to mid-September as this is weather dependant. The accommodation is completely independant with its own gated access, and is situated on the opposite side of the lake to the owners’ house.


A maximum of 5 guests party size and 2 anglers max. Fishing from the gite is not allowed – all anglers must stay with their rods in the swims at all times. The gite is a smoke free zone – smoking is not permitted inside.  Bait must not be taken inside the accommodation. A freezer for bait is available and is located at the owners house.

Food Package

The Les Croix package offers clients a choice of delicious meals,  all of which are prepared on site using only quality ingredients and fresh produce. The food package is available during April, May, June, September and October.

The price for the weekly package is 200€ per person (100€ under 10’s) and includes continental breakfast and two course evening meal. The following items are provided for the duration of your stay ; Cereals, milk, croissants, toast, butter, sunflower spread, eggs, ham, cheese, chorizo, a selection of jams,  yoghurt, fruit.

Please note that due to limited preparation time on changeover day on Saturday, either Chilli Con Carne or Spaghetti Bolognese will be provided, the Sunday meal will normally be a roast dinner unless clients specify something different.

One dish from the menu per day is prepared.

British Classics

1.  Sunday Roast   Roast corn fed chicken or loin of pork with all the trimmings – roast potatoes, selection of vegetables & gravy.

3. Ham, Egg and Chips Thick slices of succulent ham served with 2 fried eggs and chips.

5. Beef Burger & Chips Beef burger made from 100% prime limousin (0% fat) beef mince served in a bap with chips & salad.

6. Cottage Pie Prime Limousin 0% fat mince  with peas and carrots topped with creamy mashed potato and savoy cabbage.

7. Traditional Beef Stew Slow cooked chuck steak with in a rich gravy served with boiled or mashed potato and green vegetables.

8. Pork Chop A succulent pork chop served with creamy mashed potato, seasonal vegetables and gravy.

European Classics

10. Chicken Chasseur Whole chicken breast in a white wine and mushroom sauce, served with potatoes & veg.

11. Spaghetti Bolognaise High quality 0% fat minced beef in a traditional Italien style tomato sauce with herbs.

12. Sausage Casserole Basquaise   A delicious, spicy, casserole with sausages, onions, and haricot beans in a paprika and tomato sauce served with creamy mash and seasonal green vegetables.

Spicy selection

13. Szechuan Chilli Chicken   Chicken breast pieces in a rich spicy soy & yellow bean sauce served with egg fried rice

14. Chicken Balti Chicken breast, onions in an aromatic spicy indian curry sauce served with basmati rice or chapatis.

15. Chilli Con Carne   Prime Limousin minced beef (no fat) cooked with plenty of chilli for a good kick!  Served with basmati rice

16. Thai Red Curry   A spicy curry cooked with red curry paste, coconut milk, red chilli and kaffir lime leaves, served with Egg Fried Rice Salads

17. Salads with the ingredients of your choice (ham, beef, cheese, tuna, smoked duck etc or half pizza) presented on a large bed of lettuce, cucumber, tomato, sweetcorn, and served with fresh crusty bread.

Examples of desserts included with Evening Meal – Cheesecake, Ice Cream , Chocolate Mousse, A selection of fresh French Patisseries – desserts are served with cream, ice cream,  or creme anglaise.

Tackle & Bait

Bait Prices

Boilies 15€/1kg

Pellets 30€/10kg

Combi Bait Deal – 10kg  boilies + 10kg  pellets €180

Boilie Only Bait Deal – 20kg boilies €250

Big Bait Deal – 20kg boilies + 30kg pellets 300€

Advisory Note: Aside from angling ability and the variable feeding response of the carp, insufficient baiting is often the reason for poor catches. Discounted bait deals are offered with the intention of encouraging anglers to use more bait during a weeks visit which in turn should see more fish caught. Bait deals are supplied on the basis that all bait will be used on site during the holiday when it is purchased. For this reason bait purchased as part of a deal can not be taken off site, but can be stored here for future trips.

Tackle Prices

Tackle hire is available to all anglers. If you are short of space in your vehicle, or for any other reason, individual items of tackle can be hired for one week at the prices shown below.

Please advise us of your requirements when you make your booking.

Nash 2-man bivvy – €40

3 x Nash Entity/Pursuit Rods 12 ft 2.75lb t/c – €45

Nash Stainless 3 Rod Pod – €10

Nash Recliner Low Chair – €15

Reuben Heaton Digital Scales – €15

Thigh Waders – €10

Free Spirit Marker Rod + Daiwa marker reel – €30                         

Clients take responsibility for any damage to hired items and any damages paid for. A deposit is required.

Map & Directions


  1. TACKLE– This is a serious carp fishery and we expect anglers to turn up with suitable high quality carp fishing gear. A safety check on rigs/setup will be undertaken before you start fishing, advice may be given at this point if neccessary.
  2. RODS – Maximum 3 per angler, soft through action rods 2.5 -3.0 lbs T/C are best suited to the venue (long distance casting not needed here)
  3.  REELS – Big pit type reels only. The retrieve rate of these bigger reels and the front drag system is essential for keeping large powerful fish under control.
  4.  LINES – minimum 14lb (0.33mm absolute minimum) –  nylon monofilament and flourocarbon mainlines only. 
  5.  END TACKLE – Simple running or semi-fixed rigs only. Helicopter/chod/zig rigs are prohibited. 2.5oz leads maximum. Only flying backleads are allowed. No shop bought rigs. A safety leader of 1. 5 metres minimum length must be used (Nash Diffusion D-Cam leaders are the preferred product and are sold on site), Leaders must be attached using a figure of 8 knot at the end of the main line and by use of the loop to loop system.
  6.  HOOKLINKS – Only coated braid hooklinks are permitted, the coating must be intact and unbroken the whole length of the link. (The hair can be stripped)
  7.  HOOKS – Barbless size 4 – 7 straight point only. Nash Fang/Twister, Fox S3, Korda Kurve Shank etc. No long shank or beak point hooks. Hooks sold on site. Please ask if you are unsure about the hooks that you use. Shrink or silicon tube to be used over the eye of the hook.
  8.  SCALES – Due to the size of fish present, all anglers must be in possession of digital scales 60kg (132lb model). These are available for hire on site (15€/week)
  9.  RIG PLACEMENT – rigs to be kept away (minimum 10 metres) from the out of bounds area which is clearly marked, and the lily pads.
  10.  BAIT – Anglers must use the products that are sold on site. Since January 2021 it is prohibited to bring bait from the UK.
  11. We sell quality bait on site. Only the high quality boilies and carp pellets that are sold on site are allowed. Boilies, pop-ups or a combination of these as hookbaits only.  All additives including liquids, oils, glugs, salt, chilli etc are strictly prohibited as are particles, nuts, and all artificial/dried baits. Please keep all bait in closed sealed containers at all times, and do not take bait into the accommodation or throw unused bait into the lake.


  1.  Fishing from from 06:00 to 22:00.
  2. 3 rods per angler (6 rods maximum on the fishery).        
  3. No Bait boats.        
  4. No carp sacks.
  5. No unattended rods – anglers must be within 15 metres of their rods at all times – no exceptions.
  6. Rig placement and baiting up from the dam are not allowed. Please observe and keep your rigs well away from the out of bounds area. Baiting up to be done by means of catapult, baiting spoon, throwing stick or spomb-type bait rocket (no spods).
  7.  All fish to be unhooked, weighed and photographed in the water –  please read the fishery information on fish care. Quality landing nets, mats, slings and waterside purpose built weigh stations are provided. 
  8. To deal with fish in the water, assistance is neccessary – we provide a bankside assistance service that is second to none, and we will be pleased to help you with the fish care process and take photographs for you.
  9. Anglers must be in possesion of, and use NASH MEDI CARP antiseptic treatment on all hookholds and any visible body damage.
  10. Any carp that are recaptured during an anglers’ visit are to be released immediately without being weighed or photographed, as are any foul-hooked fish.


  1.  Children under 10 years old are not allowed on the angling swims unless supervised by a non-angling adult. No exceptions.
  2. All gates to the property are kept locked at all times, please inform the owners if you wish to leave, and give an idea of your time of return. Visitors to the site with prior permission from the owners only, visitors must check in at the owners house before entering onto the property. All rubbish including cigarette ends to be bagged and put in the bins provided.
  3. ALCOHOL – In our opinion, alcohol and fishing do not go together. If you disagree with our view about this, then Les Croix is not the venue for you.
  4. Our rules relating to the consumption of alcohol are clear and simple – this is a quiet family run venue and as such we do not accommodate those who wish to mix fishing and alcohol. With this in mind we politely ask clients to limit the use of alcohol to the evenings after fishing has ended.

Rules may be subject to change. Please check you fully understand the rules prior to fishing.

Booking & Prices

1 Angler + 1 Guest (FOC) £1,800 per week

Additional angler + £300 per week additional guest + £100 per week

Maximum number of people per booking is 5 (2 anglers maximum)

Clients can arrive any time after 15:00 on Saturday, and are asked to vacate the site before 10:00 on the day of departure. If you are going to arrive after 18:00 please call in advance to let us know.

A  £200 damages deposit will be required to be paid by bank transfer before arrival – This will be refunded after the holiday has ended (subject to terms and conditions).

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