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Hooked in France NEW SEASON STARTS

19/03/2012

OUR FIRST 2 WEEKS HAS SEEN 50 FISH BANKED INCLUDING OUR FIRST 50LB CARP, PLUS 48LB , 44LB. WHEN YOU THINK THAT THE FIRST WEEK THE LADS COULD ONLY DO 3 DAYS ITS NOT A BAD START, THE LAKE IS JUST STARTING TO BLOOM WITH TREE'S BUDDING AND THE REEDS GROWING FAST, IT SHOULD'NT BE LONG  BEFORE IT IS ....more


Hooked in France NEW SEASON

03/03/2012

  After weeks of backbreaking work around the lake(its an easy life running a fishery),cutting back banks,reeds,tree's,brambles,tidying up the swims,fitting new weigh posts,putting 5 tonnes of siltex in the lake,raking leaves from the lake bed,our first guests arrived After just 1hr after set ....more


Hooked in France Fish Health

09/02/2012

As part of our ongoing fish health programme, every fish caught in march and april will be injected with a powerfull antibiotic called baytril, this is just a preventative measure to help protect the fish from any infections/viruses which sometimes they get from being dormant during the colder weeks ....more


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just when you thought it could not get any better

22/03/2017

Lukes friend scott also his first time in france, fishing next to him on a double swim had this 62lb 7oz,plus he has had another 12 fish mostly 30s,and it is only wednesday ....more


Well done Luke

21/03/2017

Congratulations to Luke Potts on his first trip to france, first fish was a 50lb 7oz common, second fish a 45lb 3oz common, doesnt come much better than that on a first visit ....more


Cancellation 27th May '17

28/02/2017

Due to customer changing his week, the week starting the 27th of May 2017 has become available, with the whole lake available. ....more

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*** ARRIVAL TIME IS 12PM AND DEPARTURE TIME IS AT 10AM ***
Please respect this!
 

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 on-site bailiff, Alan, who is always on hand to offer advice and tips to ensure that all our guests enjoy their stay.

  • 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 63lb
  • 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
  • Bait boats allowed?: Yes
  • Distance from ports: 
    • Caen - 2.5 hours
    • 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. Three of the swims have been designed as double swims, allowing sociable fishing for 6 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.
 

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.

Dining

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 €110* 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 125€. This will come into effect from the start of the 2016 season.


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

Saturday
Lasagne, wedges and salad

Sunday
Roast chicken, roast potatoes, steamed vegetables, Yorkshire puddings and homemade gravy

Monday
Pork chops, chips and peas

Tuesday
Sausage and mash, fried onions and steamed veg

Wednesday
Spaghetti bolognese and garlic bread

Thursday
Cottage pie and steamed veg

Friday
Butter chicken and rice, served with homemade naan bread

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 1kg bags and carp pellets are available in any quantity you require. Purchases may be made in £ Sterling or Euros.

Bait prices (Euros preferred)

The full range of FH Baits are available

FH Baits Boilies (1kg Bags): £7.50 per kg 
Pop-ups mixed shapes and sizes: £6.00
Wafters: £6
Paste: £6
Carp pellet: £2.00 per kg
Prepared hemp: £3 per kg (minimum 5kg)
Prepared particle: £2.50 per kg
Prepared maize: £2.00 per kg (minimum 5kg)
 

Lake Offers

Lake Special - £50
5kg of boilies
5kg of carp pellet
5kg of particle mix

Lake Special 2 - £62
5kg of boilies
5kg of carp pellet
5kg of particle mix
1tub of paste 1 tub of pop-ups
 

We also have a wide selection of Korda, Fox and Trakker terminal tackle and gear for sale on site. 

Bait Boat Hire

£70 per week (£90 per week if sharing)

Dogs Allowed Tackle Hire Available 6 Food Package Available Bait Available Exclusive Booking Available 1.5 63lbs 60lbs book now compare

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29/04/2017

fantastic week,alan is an amazing host,exceeded all expectations,already booked for next year ....more


15/04/2017

very friendly people,and very helpful lovely lake and facilities ....more


01/04/2017

as always made to feel very welcome,and some good fish as well ....more


25/03/2017

stunning place and fantastic hospitality,cannot recommend it high enough,cannot wait to come back ....more


15/10/2016

tough weeks fishing due to weather but very rewarding for being persistent and listening to alans advice,we each had a personal best,venue,food,alan and charlotte were superb,all in all an excelent week ....more

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