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La Petite Martiniere Lots going on

05/03/2016

Winter work is in full swing with liming and tree work along with a make-over for swim 4 to fit our new South African canvas bush tent 'The High Top'. A big two man for you guys that Marc will put up and pack it down after you so you don't have to pack down a wet tent on your l ....more


La Petite Martiniere New pets for 2016

05/03/2016

Our new pets are safe and sound in their new home. We topped up with 11 carp to 40lb 6 nice Tench 6 good Pike and 6 good size Zander. Hope you like them ....more


La Petite Martiniere Bye bye Jurgen

23/06/2013

we have made the choice to remove Jurgen and rehome him with big Sid at our good friend Tonys water he was getting so active coming out more than once a day so to safeguard him it's for the best hopefully he can enjoy some peace and quiet on his early retirement ....more


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Winter Works

05/03/2016

 We have been wanting the temp to drop to freezing before starting our tree work so the ground is nice and hard and not cut-up, so easy with the heavy plant we use for the job and last night we got -5 C a good time to start our tree work today. Just some of the overhanging and dead limbs coming ....more


The high top

05/03/2016

New for 2016 If you need to save space in your car, we have a South African canvas bush tent 'The High Top'. A big two man for just €35 for the week.. Marc will put it up and pack it down after you so you don't have to pack down a wet tent on your last morning. The awesome features of heigh ....more


Updates and works for 2015

03/03/2015

35 new babies have come to stay with us. Just looking at the photos you can see how clean the mouths are from damage but with the brown stains they like a pellet or two. We've received this years tackle and equipment general stock, and for 2015 we are replacing our carp cradles and floating weigh sl ....more

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La Petite Martinière is a small family run fishery in the Pays de la Loire region of France,  we are close to the borders of Brittany and Normandy.  We have no immediate neighbours, no noisy main road close by, just the gently rolling landscape.  We offer exclusive use of our venue for a maximum of 3 people (whether anglers or not) to include the use of our cabin with the chance to catch excellent condition fish from our stock of over 100 carp whilst enjoying the exclusive use of the facilities provided.  If you (or partner) don’t wish to spend all of your time cooking there is a very good food package, all home cooked . And there's a bottle of Champagne for biggest fish of the week.

  •  Lake Size: 1.5 acres
  •  Lake Bed: A mix of gravel with some silt and no weed 
  • Swims: 6 spacious marked swims, There is a solid footway from the cabin to swims 4, 5 and 6 in gravel, and all swims are now in gravel, so even in the worst of conditions you should not need heavy footwear such as wellies or boots.
    We don’t like mud so you should stay clean and comfortable throughout your stay
  • Depth: Ranging from between 50cm and 180cm with the average around 140cm
  • Carp Stock: Over 100 good Carp with Common Carp to 37lb, Mirrors to over 42lb, and a 32lb Grassy also Tench to 11lbs 
  • Other Fish: Crucian Carp, Pike, Perch, Roach, and Zander
  • Features: Small Lily pads, over hanging margins and reed beds
  • Access: Designated parking area. Very good access to all swims
  • Night Fishing:  Yes No Licence Required 
  •  Boats Allowed: No.. only the use of our rowing boat for snagged fish
  •  Bait Boats Allowed:  Yes Allowed And For Hire On Site
  • Lake side cabin
  • We supply iodine for hook hole treatments we also supply a carp cradle and weigh sling free of charge.
    From the 2013 season, we will ask you to bring your own landing net of 42 inches min but we reserve the right to replace this with one of ours if it is too small or has knotted mesh!
  • Food :  Yes Available All Home Cooked, Large Portions
  • Bait / Tackle :  Yes we have a Tackle and bait shop on site 
  • 2pm arrivals and 10am departures which gives us a very narrow window for cleaning, running repairs and ensuring the lake is ready 

 

There is a solid footway from the cabin to swims 4, 5 and 6 in gravel, and swims 3, 4, 5 and 6 are also in gravel, so even in the worst of conditions you should not need heavy footwear such as wellies or boots.
We don’t like mud so you should stay clean and comfortable throughout your stay

We supply iodine for hook hole treatments we also supply a carp cradle and weigh sling free of charge.
From the 2013 season, we will ask you to bring your own landing net of 42 inches min but we reserve the right to replace this with one of ours if it is too small or has knotted mesh!

2010 saw the first year that the lake was available to the general public; previously it has been for the exclusive enjoyment of friends and family, the fish have been sourced and stocked with quality, rather than size or quantity as the deciding factor, although the Carp do go to over 42lbs and Tench to 11lbs, along with size the stocking levels are generous to help with your catch rate and they do put up a fight as a recent group commented to quote "your fish are the hardest fighting carp that we have ever caught - they must be Turbo-charged fantastic sport!". Also the facilities have been built to a quality standard rather than price, so you will not be disappointed. It is a total of one and one half acres in size, with depths between 50cm and 180cm with the average depth around 140cm, we are privately owned and the lake is spring fed at three separate points, which under French law allows legal night fishing  with no permits being necessary. There are 6 swims 3 of which are platforms and 3 hard standing, with the opportunity to set up from the banks in other areas, there is space on 2 of the hard swims for a double bivvy and the other hard swim will house a single bivvy.
 
In the winter of 2008 we stocked 13 Carp between 25 and 30lb, 20 Carp between 15 to 20lb, and 28 from 10 to 15lb, 12 Tench from 5 to 9lb, a few Pike, Perch, Zander, Crucian Carp and Roach along with the Carp already in the water. In November 2009 we completed a partial drain down and netted the water to remove the bulk of smaller fish and most of the cats, at the same time we cleared tree roots and other possible snags from the margin areas. December 2009 saw a further stocking of 10 Carp between 29 to 40lbs and 15 between 10 to 15lbs along with a monster Grassie at 32lbs, another 10 Tench to 8lbs

January 2011 we completed a partial drain down and netted the water to remove the under 12lbs carp and silvers‎ we removed a total of 297lbs of carp and 382.8lbs of silvers we cleared tree roots and other possible snags from the margin areas also a further stocking of 40  virgin commons all around 16 -18 lbs , new landscaping and pathway from the cabin , and mods to swim 1 for more room to site a bivvy also swim 5 is now a nice big 5m double. 
 
You will find peace and tranquillity here as well as the opportunity to catch quality fish. Whilst you enjoy your fishing you will only be sharing it with the local wildlife, which include amongst many other, the resident red squirrels, Hare, Deer, Kingfisher and massive Buzzards that cruise effortlessly overhead on the warm thermals and of course the only near neighbours the cows.
 

A fully equipped cabin, on-site bait shop also a little corner shop offering wine, beer, milk, water, soft drinks and ice creams to save you the journey into town. We also have a tackle and a hire shop.
 
A brick built BBQ is located alongside the cabin for your use (we stock charcoal and firelighters).
 
Garden furniture (table, four chairs, umbrella and sun lounger) are available for your use and comfort in front of the cabin.

We have no immediate neighbours, no noisy main road close by, the gently rolling landscape is perfect for walking or cycling with our local village only 2 kms away, there you will find 2 boulangeries, a small supermarket, 2 banks, a bar / tabac, doctors, pharmacy and hairdressers.  

We have worked to make the lake and facilities a venue that will appeal to and deliver a pleasant, relaxing, enjoyable and unforgettable holiday / break. Being a smaller lake than some others, we understand this will not appeal to the macho man Carper that needs to fire a large lead 100’s of metres (and still blank), indeed it is possible to place your bait in your chosen area without massive effort and you will also find it possible to enjoy a leisurely float session and still bank some fine specimens. We are ideally suited to a couple of anglers, husband / wife, or dad and lad etc. the peace and quiet with pleasant surroundings will ensure a completely relaxed break, with good fishing.
 

Our log cabin (which sleeps two) is purpose built, overlooking the lake only a few seconds walk to the bank, it has double glazed windows and doors, gas heating,  hot / cold water and 230 volt electrics, most power points are French standard but there is a double UK style 3 pin socket for your phone, battery chargers etc. There is a shower, toilet, wash hand basin, fridge with a small freezer compartment and a gas hob there is (no oven) but a microwave, kitchen sink, table and chairs, double sofa bed, Sony full hd 32 inch (82 cm) LCD TV. Sky HD Freeview TV box. Also we will have available for your use the latest hdmi usb media player with a 500 gb hard drive full of films and tv series box set. For the ladies there is a mirror above the plug socket for your hair dryer / straighteners.
 
Externally there is veranda with small table and chairs (for that evening glass of wine watching the sun set), a barbecue is available adjacent to the cabin.
 
We supply one full set of towels per person so if you need more please bring them,also tea towels, toilet roll, cutlery, plates, mugs, cooking utensils and washing up liquid, you will need to provide your own toiletries.

Upon your arrival you will find a greeting pack consisting of milk, water, beers and a bottle of wine.

The cabin has its own access road with parking directly alongside and is accessible from the front of our house from the road.

A damage / theft deposit of €100 / £100 is payable on arrival. This will be returned on check-out following an inspection of the cabin.

 

Food packages for your weeks stay price per person (payable in cash on arrival)

We think a food package is an essential part of your stay and home cooked really does mean just that and plenty of it Nikki is a very good cook i have the belly to prove it !

You may also be treated to some of her great cakes if she is baking during your stay so be very nice to her!
 

Bronze  - Breakfast a lovely fresh baked Breakfast Baguette,(2 bacon, 2 egg, 2 sausage)  €45

Silver  - Fresh baked Breakfast Baguette, (2 bacon, 2 egg, 2 sausage) and a two course evening meal, with the choice of a glass of wine, bottle of beer or a soft drink. €135

 

A breakfast baguette will be delivered to your swim daily around 10am so no need to reel the rods in 

The evening meal is served around 6.30pm at the seated area next to the cabin over looking the lake

or should the weather be bad the cosy lake side cabin 
 
Please advise no less than two weeks prior to your arrival if you would like the food package.

  

SATURDAY
 
Chicken Curry with Rice
 
SUNDAY
 
Minced Beef Pie with Jacket Potato, Fresh Vegetables and Gravy
 
MONDAY
 
Cajun Salmon with Pasta
 
TUESDAY
 
Chilli Con Carne with Cheese on a bed of Rice
 
WEDNESDAY
 
Turkey Escalope with a Creamy Mushroom and Bacon Sauce with Chips
 
THURSDAY
 
Meatballs with Potato Wedges, Onion, Peas and Gravy
 
FRIDAY
 
Chicken Martinière (Breast wrapped in Bacon) with Potatoes, Fresh Vegetables and Gravy
 
 
Each dish will be accompanied by the ‘Dessert of The Day’
 
All meals are freshly made on the premises daily
 
We will add to, or vary the menu to suit the seasons and the available fresh produce
 
Vegetarian options available by prior request
 
Any special dietary requirements to be advised prior to your arrival
 
Corner shop
 1 Litre Bottle of Milk 1.00 €
1 Litre Bottle of Water 0.50 €
2 Litre Bottle of Water 1.00 €
2 Litre Bottles of Drink (Coke, Diet Coke, Orange, Lemon) 2.00 €
Nestle Extreme Ice Cream Cones (Cornetto) - Chocolate / Vanilla Brownie 1.00 €
0.5 Litre Can of German Lager 1.00 €
Tray of 18 x 0.5 Litre Cans of German Lager 15.00 €
75cl Bottle of Red Wine 3.00 €
75cl Bottle of White Wine 3.00 €
75cl Bottle of Rosé Wine 3.00 €
75cl Bottle of Cider 3.00 €
 

 

We have a range of baits available on site which have been very popular from 2012.
Making our own boilies allows us to customise bait to our own specifications only using the best ingredients from C C Moore Uk we steam cook and vacuum pack in 1kg bags so supplying you with the best fresh bait we can at a great price.
Please let us know in advance so we can prepare your bait in good time and you have the confidence that it hasn’t spent days in a box being transported from the UK to us.
14-20mm Caviar & Cranberries, Monster Halibut, Purple Haze, Monster Crab all €8.50 Per KG

 

We also offer a small selection of CC Moore baits on site which we buy direct from the UK factory so you can be confident that it’s the real thing.

Live System 15/18mm Price at €13.75 per 1kg bag

In addition to boilie and hookbaits, we can also supply you with pellet and particle.
Our pellet is a dedicated carp pellet (low oil) allowing for all year round use which we have since 2008.
The pellet is 10mm and our lake mix contains lots of maize, wheat and barley.
We prepare on site and make it fresh so it’s waiting for you on arrival.
Only tiger nuts or nuts of any description supplied buy us permitted

Prices
Particle is all freshly prepared on site
Please Give 48 Hours Notice
Maize 3.00 € per kilo
Barley 3.50 € per kilo
Hemp 3.50 € per kilo
Pigeon Conditioner 3.50 € per kilo
Tiger Nuts (Cooked),100g Session Pack 3.00 €

Pellet 10kg - 26 euro / 20kg sack - 42 euro
Party pigeon Conditioner mix 10kg bucket - 25 euro
Lake mix 10kg bucket - 22 euro
Hemp & Maize 10kg bucket - 25 euro

We try to keep our prices competitive but over the last 5 years the cost of pellet and seed such as maize has risen dramatically we are priced in Euros which is currently approx. 20% cheaper than pounds



 

 

 
Stock number
Week Rate

Waverunner Atom Bait Boat Mk2 with 3 batts

                 1

            €60.00

One Man Bivvy

                 3

€25.00

High Top Hexibow 2 Man Bivvy 1.88 x 2.50 m

                   1

             €35.00

JRC Contact 3 Leg Bed Chair

2

€15.00

Adjustable Day Chair

2

€13.00

Big Bed (The Relax) 208cm x 88cm

€18.00

JRC J4 Carp Rod (2.75lb TC)

4

€10.00

Shimano ST6000RA Reel

                   4

€10.00

 

 

             

 

Daiwa Sundridge Bite Alarm Kit (2 alarms and a long distance remote receiver set, plus drop offs) (you will need three 9v batteries per set not supplied)

 

2

 €15.00

Rod Rock Steady Rod Pods

 2

 €10.00

 

 
All hire items are subject to a small damage and theft deposit
the bait boat deposit is €100 / other hire £50 which will be returned upon check out

 

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09/07/2016

Great week for me resetting my PB 7 times from 30lbs to 41lb.12oz We had a great time and will back next year for 2 weeks xx ....more


25/06/2016

Great place to start a 1st trip to France you have Wifi at the swims and a lovely cabin along with the awesome fish 1st week 40 out up to 37lb, 2nd week 23, but great fish with the bigger grass at 32lb. Best a 36lb mirror, Changing weather does make the fishing interesting and keeps you thinking ....more


18/06/2016

We had a relaxed week with the cute splashing carp ....more


09/07/2016

Great week for me resetting my PB 7 times from 30lbs to 41lb.12oz We had a great time and will back next year for 2 weeks ....more


28/05/2016

We only did a 5 day break because of work. It was a hard time with the pets close to spawning, but we did ok with 11 out for Alan 3 over the 30lb mark his best was a 37lb and 12 for Ian, his best a 34lb mirror ....more

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