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St. Leonard's - Another 50lb+

19/05/2017

 The swim to the left of the picnic table this week produced a lovely 51.04lb mirror. 28 fish out and a few lost with some lovely 30lb+ too. ....more


St. Leonard's

18/04/2017

 Two lovely fish already this week. Peg One on the Main Lake produced an early evening 51.07lb mirror and from the Back Lake a stunning 41lb Linear. ....more


St. Leonard's

02/04/2017

Jon and Steve finished the week with 21 fish between them with best weights 38lb, 35lb and 31lb. The majority of the other fish were just under the 30lb mark.  The Picnic Table produced the most fish this week along with the Double Swim to the left too. The guys on the Back Lake who a ....more

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St. Leonard’s carp lakes are two beautifully matured lakes set in their own 23 acres of private surroundings. We are situated between the pretty village of Ranes and the larger town of La Ferte Mace which holds a market every Thursday and has a variety of supermarkets and local produce shops. The region is especially beautiful and is included in the Normandy National Park area that has its own large forests with designated trails and traditional French towns to visit. It is an ideal destination for your Carp fishing holiday in France.

The main lake is 10 acres and will accommodate six anglers comfortably. This lake has been stocked every year with carp since we arrived in 2006. There is now over 200 carp in this lake with best carp weight standing at 62lbs. There is a large head of 30s and 40s including both commons and mirrors. There is also an original stock of grass carp, that have gained weight each year, with weights now to 30lb+. This lake will be stocked again for the 2012 season.

Two separate swims, with their own undercover seating area, that offer quiet, close-in fishing along with the possibility of easy casting distance and baiting up.

We supply all nets, mats and weigh slings to anglers so there is no need to bring your own. You can also charge bait boats, mobiles etc on site securely. Internet access is now available for wireless enabled devices in the cafe area.

St. Leonard’s offers everything that anglers need to enjoy a comfortable break away in a beautiful and diverse area of France. We are also in easy travelling distance from all the major ports.

Aswell as the usual Saturday to Saturday holiday. St Leonards Carp Lakes also offer short break either Friday to Monday, or Monday to Friday. Please enquire for futher details. 

  • Lake Size : Main lake, 10 acres, Second lake, 2 acres
  • Swims : Main lake - 10 swims, 7 anglers. Second lake, 4 swims, 3 anglers
  • Depth : 3 to 8ft deep with deeper silt pockets
  • Carp Stock : Original stock of carp, includinggrass carp. In 2006 2tonnes of new carp up to 50lbs we restocked. In November 2007 we stocked 29 30lb-40lb carp and a further 9 midstart of 2008
  • Other Fish : Pike, perch, rudd, roach, eel and black bass.
  • Lake Bed : Clay, silt and gravel
  • Features : Stunning lily beds, reed beds, beautifully maintained swims and overhanging trees.
  • Access : Main Lake – 1 bank accessible with vehicles, other areas - delivery service available.
  • Night Fishing : Yes
  • Boats Allowed : No
  • Bait Boats Allowed: Yes

The Main Lake


The main lake is 10 acres and will accommodate six anglers comfortably. This lake has been stocked every year with carp since we arrived in 2006. There are now over 200 carp in this lake with best carp weight standing at 62lbs. There is a large head of 30s and 40s including both commons and mirrors. There is also an original stock of grass carp, that have gained weight each year, with weights now to 30lb+. This lake will be stocked again for the 2012 season.

The main lake is easily accessible from the on-site parking and it is also possible to leave your car behind your swim when you fish the main bank. For those anglers who prefer to come without booking accomodation there is a purpose built shower and toilet block on site within easy access from the lake. We also have a licensed café that serves hot and cold food throughout the day and a meal package if you wish. Around the lake are two undercover seating areas to make your stay more comfortable and also a large picnic table situated at the designated double swim.

The main fishing bank runs along the full length of the main lake offering excellent features to fish to and easy markers. For people choosing not to bring a bait boat you can access the opposite bank easily and bait up from this side. There is a double swim on the main bank . At the back of the lake are two separate swims, with their own undercover seating area, that offer quiet, close-in fishing along with the possibility of easy casting distance and baiting up.
We supply all nets, mats and weigh slings to anglers so there is no need to bring your own. You can also charge bait boats, mobiles etc on site securely.

Wireless internat access is available in the cafe area.

St. Leonard’s offers everything that anglers need to enjoy a comfortable break away in a beautiful and diverse area of france. We are also in easy travelling distance from all the major ports.

The Back Lake


New for 2012 at st. Leonard's is the opening of the back lake as an exclusive water with log cabin accommodation for 2 anglers. This beautiful two acre lake is set on the same complex as st. Leonard's main lake and can be accessed easily and with your car if you wish. It is in its own lovely surroundings and has fish-able bank on three sides and offers anglers the option of easy casting and baiting up but is also a great bait boat water if preferred.

The log cabin accommodation has two single beds and a kitchenette including a fridge/freezer and a microwave. It also has its own attached undercover seating area outside.All other facilities on the complex are on offer for you to use such as the shower/toilet block and the licensed café.Wireless Internet access is available in the cafe area.

Along with an original stock of carp there has been a stocking of catfish to 66lbs in 2011. For the 2012 season there will also be another stocking of carp, including mirrors and commons, to the 35lb+ mark.

This lake is perfect for those who wish to come to France without necessarily being in group. It offers anglers the chance to fish in privacy with all the benefits of accommodation and the facilities offered on the complex.
 

For the bivvy only angler, there are good shower and toilet facilities and power for charging batteries. There is also an on-site Cafe for those wanting a food option along with the traditional Food Packages available.

The Cottage

At St. Leonard's we can offer anglers, and non-anglers who are also very welcome, two types of accommodation. The main accommodation is a beautiful stone cottage that was built in 1710. This was the original mill house and is typical of the lovely Norman architecture of the time. There is a spacious living/kitchen area with a beautiful, working, open fireplace, British satellite TV and a DVD player. There also two bedrooms - one with a double bed and one with two singles - a bathroom with shower and a separate toilet. The cottage is fully self-contained and an excellent base for those who like some home comforts along with their fishing.

The Main Lake Chalet

On the side of the main lake is a purpose built wooden chalet that can sleep two (two single beds). It is open plan with a kitchenette, satellite TV and a DVD player. There is also a wooden picnic table outside for chalet users. Anglers who hire the chalet automatically receive first refusal on fishing the first two swims on the main lake if they would like them.

Both the cottage and the chalet are within easy access of the lakes and the other facilities. However, if you hire either of the accommodations on offer and you want to night fish you must bring a bivvy.

The Back Lake Cabin

New for 2012 at st. Leonard's is the opening of the back lake as an exclusive water with log cabin accommodation for 2 anglers. This beautiful two acre lake is set on the same complex as st. Leonard's main lake and can be accessed easily and with your car if you wish. It is in its own lovely surroundings and has fish-able bank on three sides and offers anglers the option of easy casting and baiting up but is also a great bait boat water if preferred.

The log cabin accommodation has two single beds and a kitchenette including a fridge/freezer and a microwave. It also has its own attached undercover seating area outside.All other facilities on the complex are on offer for you to use such as the shower/toilet block and the licensed café.Wireless Internet access is available in the cafe area.

Along with an original stock of carp there has been a stocking of catfish to 66lbs in 2011. For the 2012 season there will also be another stocking of carp, including mirrors and commons, to the 35lb+ mark.

This lake is perfect for those who wish to come to France without necessarily being in group. It offers anglers the chance to fish in privacy with all the benefits of accommodation and the facilities offered on the complex.
 

 

New for 2012 Food Packages

£120 full english breakfast, lunch time sandwich, and evening meal with desert.

£100 full english breakfast and an evening meal (without a desert).

We also have a seperate on site cafe menu listed below if you do not require a food package.

For those who wish to self cater there are variety of supermarkets and local shops to choose from, within 10 minutes of the lakes.


ST.LEONARD'S CARP LAKES
MENU AND PRICES
HOT FOOD AND BREAKFASTS

FULL ENGLISH BREAKFAST:
2 RASHERS OF BACON, 2 SAUSAGES, 2 EGGS, MUSHROOMS, BEANS & TOMATOES, 2 SLICES OF TOAST, CUP OF TEA, COFFEE OR FRESH ORANGE.
E6.00

CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST:
BOWL OF CEREAL, CROISSANT, POT OF JAM,
FRESH ORANGE, 2 SLICES OF TOAST, YOGHURT & FRUIT
E5 .00

CHEESE & HAM TOASTIE E 2.50
BURGER E 2.50
CHEESE BURGER E 3.00
SAUSAGE OR BACON SANDWICH E 2.50
JUMBO HOT DOG (OPTIONAL WITH ONIONS) E 3.00
STEAK & CHIPS E 7.00
PORK CHOP, CHIPS & PEAS E 6.00
CHICKEN, CHIPS & PEAS E 7.00
WHOLE PIZZA (VARIOUS FLAVOURS ) E 5.00
CHIPS E 1.50
JACKET POTATOE WITH BUTTER E 2.50
EXTRA FILLINGS:
CHEESE E 0.50
BEANS E 0.50
COLESLAW E 0.50
SWEETCORN E 0.50
TUNA E0.50
PLAIN OMELETTE E 2.00
CHEESE & HAM OMELETTE E 3.00

IN PLACE OF CHIPS THERE IS THE OPTION OF BOILED OR MASHED POTATOES.

 

 

COLD FOOD AND DESSERTS

FRESHLY MADE SANDWICHES:
HAM, CHEESE, PATE E2.60
WITH SALAD E3.00

YOGHURT VARIOUS FLAVOURS (PLEASE ASK) E 0.50
ICE CREAM VARIOUS FLAVOURS (PLEASE ASK) E 2.00
TINNED FRUIT AND CREAM/ICE CREAM E 2.50

WE STOCK NUTRABAITS AND CARP PELLET.                                                                                   
                                                            

FREEZER BAITS:  

SQUID AND ORANGE

MILKY COCONUT

2 SIZES AVAILABLE

 
1 KG BAG                                                                                 £10.00
   

 
 
   
   
POP-UPS 15 OR 20 MM:  
PINEAPPLE AND N-BUTYRIC £7.00
SALMON, CAVIAR AND BLACK PEPPER £7.00
 
SEA MONSTER £7.00
TRIGGA ICE £7.00
VIOLET £7.00
OTHER  
20 KG BAGS OF CARP PELLET £32.00
20 KG BUCKETS OF PREPARED MAIZE £20.00

PLEASE NOTE WE DO NOT ALLOW ANGLERS TO BRING OR PREPARE THEIR OWN PARTICLE BAITS.
 

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20/08/2016

Fantastic venue set in beautiful surroundings. All the fish were in great condition and the lake is kept clean and tidy by Steve who's passion for the venue oozes out of him as does the passion for cooking fabulous meals from Liz too. ....more


18/06/2016

Great venue with some excellent fishing and excellent facilities. The lake is well maintained and fish welfare is important to the owners which is great to see. Very friendly and helpful family run business, lots of good advice and great food available at very reasonable rates. Thoroughly recommen ....more


27/06/2015

Had a lovely week, Steve and Liz were both excellent hosts. Steve was very helpful. Lovely food. The lake is stunning in a lovely setting. Fishing was challenging but mainly down to high temperatures of 37'. Would highly reccomend to anyone. ....more


21/04/2014

An absolute beautiful lake with brilliant hosts. Would highly recommend the food deal as liz's cooking was amazing value for money! Not only do you get portions that would feed the most ravenous of people but the quality was spot on!! You would be a fool not to take steves advice because it's his ....more


12/04/2014

well what can i say without doubt the best weeks fishing ive had liz and steve made me feel so welcome from my arrival to my very last day steve was an absolute life saver he helped me every night getting my bait out as id had no baitboat or if i needed anything he was there for me thanks steve and ....more

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