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We’re proud to present you Chateau Moulin, an established 44-acre lake. Surrounded by luscious oak and pine forests, it’s a well-stocked carp lake with 18 swims. A maximum of 10 anglers can fish the lake, which gives you options to move around a little. All this, combined with the fantastic service that the owners provide, will make your vacation a great one with fantastic atmosphere and some great carp. We invite you to come and experience the thrill of fishing this beautiful, unspoiled haven for carp.
Chateau Moulin, an old mill, has a surface of 42 acres and is surrounded by amazing forests. The surroundings are just fantastic and you would believe the movie Lord of the Rings has been shot here… Established in the 11th century by monks, Chateau Moulin is now a well established, fully mature lake; featuring overhanging trees, reed lined margins and large beds of lilies, which help to support a whole host of insect life in this environment. Further up the food chain there is a large numbers of original carp (both common and mirror).
Three natural streams come in the lake, which provide plenty of oxygen, even during the hottest summer months.
The large, secure parking area just 15 yards from the lake provides plenty of parking space, and access all the way around the lake makes life that much easier for everyone. The owners are more than happy to help you bring your tackle to your swim.
The bottom consists of silt with some sandy and stony patches. On average the lake is about 3-4 feet deep. The deepest area, which lies at the clubhouse, is around 12-14 feet deep.
A graveled path connects the 18 swims around its perimeter. A maximum of 10 Anglers can fish the lake simultaneously. This means that every angler has about 4.2 acres at his disposal; this is a tremendous amount of water if you compare it to some lakes from our competitors…
The graveled swims are clean and they don’t get muddy.
Most of the swims are single swims, but for those who want to fish together, there are some larger double swims.
Some swims are accessible by car, others aren’t. If you wish so, a member of the team (Steve or Brian) will help them to pack your things and boat them to the swim you have chosen.
Note: at Chateau Moulin it’s not possible to pre book a swim. Every saturday at 12.00 o'clock there will be a draw of the swims. The bailiff says the fish is everywhere and there is no constant swim. The fact that you can’t pre-book a swim has never been a problem, as there are 18 swims for only 10 anglers. During your stay you can move around a little if you wish to.
Chateau Moulin has about 600 original carp (both common and mirror) living in the lake, which have reached considerable size. Also to be found are impressive catfish, zander and pike.
The absence of any angling pressure has allowed the carp to grow undisturbed. Their weight lies between 20lb and 61,72lb (2011 biggest fish); and the average weight is about 16 kg.
The lake is restocked every year and the owners expect to have a maximum of 800 big carp in the next couple of years.
Steven's Tip: "Château Moulin is predominantly a Boilie lake. You can bring particles, but we really don't recommend using particles on Château Moulin. If you use particles, you will attract all the silver fish, bream; then the pike and the catfish will come in and the carp will stay away from your fishing area."
This venue offers a wide range of services, which explains why 70% of the clients come back year on year, even several times per year.
The on-site clubhouse, located only 20 yards from the lake, offers excellent home cooked food. Constructed in the old mill house, it is of ample space for up to 30 people so there will always be plenty of room. Even the most avid angler won't be able to resist its warm, homely atmosphere. You'll want to pop in at least once during your stay for a meal or just to relax for a while with a glass of wine or beer. The club is well stocked with drinks and snacks. It is available to you during your stay for a meal and a nice cold beer or glass of wine, or just to relax.
Continental or full cooked English breakfast is available and there is also a lunchtime menu. The evening meal is home cooked and consists of two courses (main and dessert). Rose and Kim prepare all meals. Please note that the price of your stay does not include meals, drinks and snacks taken at the clubhouse.
The meals can be delivered to the bivvy if the angler whishes.
On the dam wall, there’s a BBQ at your disposal.
Terminal tackle, a variety of Mistral bait, plus Château Moulin Pellets are available from our on site café/shop.
The owners also provide all anglers with walkie talkies so you can contact them day or night whether it be to bring you up a box of milk when Steve next walks around the lake or to help photograph your P.B at 3.00am.
Steve has 10 unhooking mats at your disposal (can safe some space in the car). There are also 2 freezers for the anglers.
The WC in the clubhouse contributes to the ample numbers spread around the lake, and there's a shower block with 2 fully equipped shower units and washbasin where you can wash and dry yourself. You should bring your own flannels, towels, etc.
Close to the car park is a WC for your convenience. There is also a second facility at the farthest end of the lake.
The self-catering apartment is situated on the first floor in the Old Mill on the lakeside and has three bedrooms, sleeping five persons (1 single, 1 double and a twin room). The apartment includes a shower room, separate toilet and a fully equipped kitchenette. Bed linen is supplied (but not towels).
The apartment is ideal for fishing families, but is also available for non-fishing guests.
The price is 390 €/week. This is a fixed price all year.
We are sure you will enjoy your stay in our apartment and we look forward to hearing from you.
- Anglers: 350 €/week
- Non Anglers: 75 €/week
- Discount if lake is booked exclusively: 3000 €/week - max. 10 Anglers
- Lakeside apartment: 390 €/week
These rules are in place for the safety of the fish and of the anglers, and for the well-being of the fishery. They must be abided by at all times!
There is a 3 rod limit.
Unhooking mats are compulsory.
Barbless hooks only may be used.
No lead core.
Absolutely NO LITTER (bin bags will be provided).
Bait boats, if used sensibly, are allowed, but not full-sized boats.
No particles unless purchased on site or organised and cleared with the bailiffs prior to your visit.
All anglers must repect the surrounding countryside and wildlife.
Minimum of 12lb line.
Sacking for photographic purposes only.
Fishing from designated swims only.
The bailifs have the final say in any disputes.