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Woody's Hooked in France Amazing week


 Les Montautiers is not always easy. However lasts weeks guests demonstrated that sometimes it can produce some amazing results!  46 fish were banked to 58lb and 3 personal bests were broken. Well done boys!    ....more

Woody's Hooked in France Taz lands a 50!


 A great start to a new week with a cracking common of 53 9. ....more

Woody's Hooked in France A good week


 The week started slowly but a change to the recommended house bait and the boys had 19 fish. Some excellent angling.  ....more

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3 x Personal Bests


Last week saw 3 personal bests with a 48.8lb common carp, the best of the week for Adam as well as a 30lb plus grass carp. ....more



 We plan to net the lake fully over 2 days in December to stock take and reference our stock. Look out for updates   ....more

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Please respect this! We need time to ensure everything is clean 

If not lake exclusive and more than one party fishing a draw will take place at 2pm

Every angler MUST have a bootle of gardner intensive care and use where necessary. AVAILABLE on site at £7.50

The Premier Fishery in France

Les Montautiers is an established quality Carp fishery located in central Normandy with an existing stock of immaculate Carp of all varieties. The beautiful 5 acre lake is over 350 years old and is bordered by mature oak trees and traditional French poplars. There are many features including two islands, overhanging trees, reeds, bays, several sets of pads and a large channel between the islands and numerous hidden plateaux.

Les Montautiers is a perfect destination for anglers of all abilities, whether it is your first trip to France or you are a seasoned experienced traveller looking for that fish of a lifetime. Hooked in France provides first class on-site facilities hosted by a friendly owners Simon and Kyrsteen who are always on hand to offer advice and tips to ensure that all our guests enjoy their stay.

Please note: Non-anglers are charged at £75 per person per week.


  • Lake size: 5 acres
  • Swims: 4 (2 of which are double swims)
  • Depth: 2' 6" going to over 7 foot
  • Carp stock: Grassies, mirrors and commons up to 67lb
  • Other fish: Roach, perch, pike over 30lb, catfish. No poisson chat or crayfish
  • Lake bed: Silt, gravel and clay
  • Features: Overhanging trees, two islands, lily pads, gullies and plateaus
  • Access: By car to parking area. Vehicle access is only possible to one swim. Spacious foot access possible around the entire lake
  • Night fishing: Yes
  • Boats allowed?: Our boat is only to be used when absolutely necessary. Lifejacket MUST be worn. No wading. 
  • Bait boats allowed?: Yes
  • Distance from ports: 
    • Caen - 2.5 hours ***this route has an ideal overnight crossing and no tolls***
    • St Malo - 1.5 hours
    • Calais - 5 hours
    • Dieppe - 4 hours
    • Cherbourg - 2.5 - 3 hours
    • Le Havre - 3 hours


Les Montautiers is approximately 5 acres amongst land of 6.5 acres. It is stream and spring fed ensuring good quality water throughout the year.

The banks offer easy access to the water, and the swims have been designed to drain in even the wettest conditions. No wellies required. Swims have been generously constructed to accommodate even the largest two man bivvies with room to spare. Two of the swims have been designed as double swims, allowing sociable fishing for 5 anglers which ensures an exclusive, quiet and non pressured experience.

Fish Stock
Les Montautiers was initially stocked in the winter of 1998-'99 with 130 fish. Most of these were low to mid twenties with a good head of thirties and a sprinkling of forties. Then again in the winter of 2001-'02 more quality fish were added to the lake. 

A further stocking in early 2004 is further proof of the dedication and commitment of the previous owners by adding quality Carp as part of an ongoing stocking strategy for a brilliant and unforgettable catch.

In 2009 40 carp up to 40lb were added and again in 2011, 30 carp, mostly commons of which there were twenty thirty’s up to 38lb and the other carp were high twenty’s. Ten pretty mirrors from the fish farmer all high doubles were added in 2014 and another 12 high double mirrors were added in 2016. These were a mix of stunning fully scaled mirrors and linears.

We currently have 2 known 60s and 2 to 3 50s to go for and around 20-30 40s as backup! The rest of the stock average mid 30s so you have plenty to go for!!!

The lake is regularly netted to remove silver fish and improve biomass. This helps ensure the fish grow to their full potential.


Drive and Survive holiday it may be, but the reality of it is that we do provide a number of creature comforts that will make your stay more comfortable.

Our Anglers Lodge acts as a meeting place for our guests to swap tales of fish caught and provides a place for catching up on the UK news and sports via Sky TV.

The bathroom and shower facilities are right next door, giving you the opportunity to freshen up before breakfast and dinner.

USB charging phones is free. A small charge is made for bait boat charging. 

NEW 2020

Electric hook up in swim. 

We have invested in an electric hook up in every swim with USB and UK plugs.  A small charge is made if required. 


The dining area seats up to 6 people and is often used as a gathering point for a beer or to catch up on the sports news from the Sky TV provided free of charge.

Bathroom and shower

The Anglers bathroom is located conveniently next to the Anglers Lodge. It features a hot shower, towel warmers, sink and English toilet.


For €130* per angler per week, we provide an excellent food package consisting of a full English Breakfast with fresh bread in the morning and a tea or coffee, and a hearty homemade evening meal at around 6pm on every day of your stay.

*Due to the increasing cost of food in France, we will be changing the food package price to 140€. This will come into effect from the start of the 2019 season.

Breakfast (sorry, but there is no full English on your departure day)
Fried egg, bacon, sausages, beans, tomatoes, bread, tea/coffee/fruit juice
Continental breakfast available on request

***New*** if you don't want to leave your rods during the morning bite times we now offer breakfast baguettes delivered to your swim  

Lasagne, wedges and salad

Roast chicken, roast potatoes, steamed vegetables, gravy

Pork chops, chips and peas

Sausage and mash, fried onions and steamed veg

Spaghetti bolognese and garlic bread

Cottage pie and steamed veg

Chicken and rice. 

Please note - some meals are subject to change. We are more than happy to cater around allergies/intolerances, but please tell us on the Saturday of your arrival.

Sandwich or baguette + crisps or chocolate + can of soft drink: 4€ - please order this either the day before, or at breakfast time  

Soft drinks and chocolate available throughout the day

Hooked in France is dedicated to only using quality baits and therefore provide a stock in our on-site shop at affordable prices. Fresh frozen boilies can be purchased in 5kg bags and carp pellets are available in any quantity you require. Purchases may be made in £ Sterling or Euros.



Bait prices (Euros preferred)

Pellet: £2.50 per kg

Prepared hemp: £3.50 per kg (minimum 5kg)

Prepared mixed particle: £2.50 per kg

Prepared maize: £2.00 per kg (minimum 5kg)

House baits

Stocking mads excellent Asbo. These have been going in this winter alongside our pellet.

£6.50 a kilo  

5k of ASBO BAITS £35

What can you say about ASBO
It is a high quality digestible fish meal boilie mix.
Utilising fermented shrimp concentrate, complemented with pre-digested fish meals; enhanced with Robin Red,Csl,Garlic, added Aminos also there is some others which we keep to ourselves.

A pure high quality liver powder and a range of bird foods before adding our range of devastating spices that include chilli,garlic,fenugreek,with sweeteners and attractors added this bait is simply devastating.


CC Moore

Pacific tuna

The brilliant CC moore baits have been stocked since some of the CC moore team members fished the lake last year and did rather well! 

Live system 

Another excellent bait that has accounted for many fish in the lake. If they switch off the fishmeals then this will usually get you a bite. 

5K £45

Sticky Baits


Another bait that has produced many fish last year. 

5K £45 16 and 20 mm

5K £50 12 mm


Lake Offers

Lake Special 1 - £45
5kg of ASBO boilies
5kg of pellet
5kg of particle mix

Lake Special 2 - £55
5kg of cc moore or sticky boilies
5kg of pellet
5kg of particle mix


Leads and hooks are available on site. We also hold a limited range from Gardner, Ridge Monkey, Korda, Trakker and PB products. If you are after a particular item contact us and we can make sure we have it for when you arrive. 

Bait Boat Hire

RT4 by Carplounge 

£120 per week (£150 if sharing). 

Bait spiral hire allows you to spread bait £30 per week.

Deeper Pro that fits rmicrocat £20 a week  


£90 for the week. £120 If sharing  

AT standard boat


ND boat with autopilot 

£100 (£120 if sharing) 

Delkim Plus txi bite alarms

£50 a week for 3 alarms and receiver.

ARMO bivvy mk 1

2 man avaiable for £50 a week with or without wrap  


These have a massive capacity with 4 USB outputs and an AC out can run a laptop with a standard plug.  Hire for £20 and recharged for free.


A set of Century rods and Shimano bait runner reels can also be hired.


A deposit is required which will be returned when you return a clean and working boat/tackle.

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Fantastic holiday venue in such a nice location. All the hard work Simon has put in is clear to see. Will definitely be returning! ....more


Lovely lake and very easy to find. Very friendly and helpful owners Simon & Kyrsteen who cannot do enough for you when asked. Simons advice about the lake and how to fish it is invaluable so please pay attention! Simon and Kyrsteen bought my partner Sonia a birthday cake and made her an internet sen ....more


What can I say ,...simply beautiful and idyllic surroundings met with a stunning head of prize fish all waiting to be had, The facilities are fantastic aswell from a fisherman’s lounge, on site tackle shop stocking all the important things to a delicious menu to choose from , Absolutely delighted ....more


I fished from Friday afternoon till Tuesday morning although I was working on site during the days. The fishing was brilliant. ....more


I fished from Friday afternoon till Tuesday morning although I was working on site during the days. The fishing was brilliant. ....more

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