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PB's smashed again


A great week for Jake and his dad Andy. Jake started the week wanting to catch a 30lbs Carp and Forest Pool France didn't disappoint, his first fish was a 32lbs MIrror. Jake and Andy caught steadily throughout the week with Jake smashing his PB again with a 38lbs Mirror, by the end of the week of co ....more

The fish are getting bigger !!


Forest Pool is going from strength to strength with the Carp packing on the weight, so far this year has seen a lake record in the shape of a 52lbs Mirror. A few 40's also have graced the banks including a 46lbs Mirror and a 48lbs Mirror. Some of the "stocky" fish we put in 18 months ago a ....more

2 new double swims now ready for the new season.


Next weekend sees the start of our second season at Forest Pool France and our returning guests won't fail to notice our 2 new double swims on the dam wall that have kept us busy over the winter months. We also put into place the same feeding campaign that has brought fantastic results to our sister ....more

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Carp Fishing Holidays at Forest Pool France

Forest Pool offers fantastic fishing nestling in it's own forest. 

This very pretty and traquil 2 acre lake with fully equipped lakeside accomodation offers everything a Carp angler and his family could ask for.

The lake's record Carp is an impressive 58lbs and with an additional 40+ Carp added to it's already healthy stocking in 2013, almost all of the fish are over 20lbs with the majority being 30's plus.

Situated in the heart of Limousin region of France in its own private 42 acre forest it is nature at it's very  best, with Red Kites, Buzzards and Night Jars to name but few of the many types of birdlife you can be expected to see and hear, you may even be lucky enough to see the Red or Roe Deer taking a drink from the lake early in the mornings. 

For our non-fishing guests we wish to make this a holiday to remember too, there are lots of things to do in this beautiful part of South West France, if you want a break from soaking up sun or enjoying a stroll along one of the many dappled forest trails, retail therapy is always on the cards in the shape of either Limoges or Brive or for our more adventurous guest may we suggest Horse Riding, Go-Karting, Kyaking or Water Skiing, or you could or course sample some incredible local food at some of our award winning Gourmet restaurants nearby.

A great venue for groups and families who want to enjoy exclusive Angling with lakeside accommodation. 

  • Lake Size : 2 Acres
  • Swims : 3
  • Depth : 8 feet at its deepest, shallowing to 2 - 3 feet in the margins.
  • Carp Stock : Mirrors & commons just under 60lbs
  • Other Fish : Catfish up to 70lbs, perch, roach, pike
  • Lake Bed : Hard bottomed bed with gravel areas, some silt. 
  • Features : Three lilly beds.
  • Access : Designated parking area, no vehicle access round the lake.
  • Night Fishing : Yes
  • Boats Allowed : No
  • Bait Boats Allowed: Yes

Forest Pool is a beautiful and well matured 30 year old lake set in the middle of  42 acres of privately owned forest.

The lake is partially surrounded by Pine, Chestnut and Oak trees, providing both shelter and access to the spectacular views over the countryside, a breathtaking experience in its self.

The lake is 2 acres in size and is fed by three springs and a small stream; this ensures a good turnover of water even in the summer months.

The lake bed is hard and offers excellent bait presentation; you will also find some silty areas by the three mature lily beds that offer sanctuary to the carp.

The lake depth averages about two feet at the far margins and drops off to about 8 feet by the Dam wall.

The lake offers three swims, there are two swims on the dam wall each having their own separate lily beds to fish to, and the third swim is situated at the far margin with its own twenty five metre squared decking area.

The previously impressive stocking has been added to in 2013 with an additional 41 Virgin Carp just waiting to be caught.

There is also some impressive Coarse fish to be caught with Perch well over 2lb and Roach and Rudd over 1lb.

We are very proud of the fact that we have no nuisance fish ie, Poisson Chat, Bream etc 


Our Facilities

The lakeside accommodation comprises of  the off grid Lodge sleeping up to 4 people. 

The Main Lodge 

A large bedroom with double bed and storage area for clothes. The lounge area has two large fabric sofa beds which connects together to create another double bed. The dining area has a large table with chairs that will comfortably seat 4 people. The bathroom has one toilet, hand basin and a shower cubical; there is also a storage area for your toiletries. The kitchen has a fridge, sink, gas cooker, all utensils and cutlery to accommodate for up to 6 people. There is fencing all around the outskirts of the lodge creating a secure terrace area, so for those who bring children or even dogs there is no concern about wondering off into the woodland, or even going near the water’s edge. Barbeque area is located in the terraced area with table and chairs. All our accommodation is thoroughly cleaned prior to your arrival, bed lining and tea towels are supplied. (Bath towels & sleeping bags are not supplied).



Forest Pool offers a fly-drive option with airport pickup from Limoges Airport, and supermarket trips.
Included in the cost is most tackle, this includes rods, landing nets, weighslings, unhooking mats/cradles, bivvis, bedchairs, excludes reels, bite alarms, scales and terminal tackle.



Bait Products

18mm Boillies

Nutmix or Squid and fishmeal  

£8.50 per kilo or £25 for 3kgs          

Prepared Particles           


French Maize                                         5kg                   £10

Bait is always available but please order in advance if possible.



On Site Tackle


3 x Bedchairs

3 x  Landing Nets

3 x Weigh Slings

 Carp Cradles

3 x Bivvies

9 x Carp Rods

3 x Rod Pods


1 x Boat with oars


All fishing tackle is available to all of our guests at no extra cost


Dogs Allowed Tackle Hire Available 2 Food Package Available 1 Bait Available Exclusive Booking Available 5 60lbs 80lbs book now compare

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Unfortunately we had a freak week weather wise. It rained almost continuously for the whole week and the fishing reflected the poor weather. Nikki and Julian are great hosts and were really sympathetic too us but obviously there was nothing more they could have done.. ....more


Great location ....more


A wonderful week - really lovely lake, great setting, fantastic hosts in Nikki and Julian. And of course some terrific fish. ....more


Thank you for a having us we had a great time, you have a great lake and cook quite well for a welsh bird :) !!!! See you again soon. ....more


Brothers Roy and Steve's aim was to catch a 20lb+ Carp. They didn't leave disappointed. Their comments were " Thanks Nikki & Julian for a great week, thanks for the great hospitality and the use of your fabulous pool.!!!" ....more

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