Domaine de Bouxier
Domaine de Bouxier is located in the Auvergne: one of France's hidden treasures, a region of beautiful valleys, large expanses of coniferous forests, and spectacular views. Set in a stunning, picturesque and tranquil location, this private lake has plenty of interesting features. Domaine de Bouxier is a 52 acres lake (21 hectares) with only 7 swims, dotted on the 3 sides of the lake. Each swim is provided with a wooden chalet which has a table and two chairs. Access is excellent around the lake and vehicle access is allowed. The lake has a sandy bottom with gentle slopes that run down to the middle where it’s about 3 meters deep. There are no snags or weed beds. Domaine de Bouxier is a great venue for those carp anglers that are looking to be closer to nature with some comfort.
Before 2008, Domaine de Bouxier hadn’t been fished for 20 years. During this period the original stock could grow and expand in a natural way. The lake opened doors for carp fishing back in 2008, which immediately gave a few surprises. But, given the fact that the catches were still a bit poor, the owner decided to restock (2013) the lake with 50 carp between 33lb (15kg) and 46lb (21kg). The restocking created competition for the food in the lake, with the result that the original stock started feeding on boilies, particles and other bait. The lake has a nice head of 30’s, 40’s and several 50’s. The lake record is a 56-21lb mirror (26 kg). During this winter, the owner will most probably restock his lake with some more big fish. Apart from carp, there’s a natural stock of pike, silverfish and catfish. There is some crayfish and Poisson chat.
The lake owner agreed with Fisherman Holidays that only 7 swims will be fished by a maximum of 14 anglers. The swims are doubles, but the anglers can also book a swim for their own. Swims 1, 2 and 3 are situated right at the entrance and close to the facilities. Swims 4+5 are on the left side of the venue. There is plenty of room between the swims so the other anglers won’t bother you. All swims have car access and you can leave the car next to your swim. Swim 1 can only be booked with the holiday-home included.
Service and Facilities
The showers and toilets are at the entrance of the venue. They are quite new and well kept. Here you can charge your batteries and mobile phones. Thefacilities also includes 2 fridges and 2 freezers.
Each swim must have at least one boat. You can bring your own boat or hire one on site. If you wish to rent one at the venue, please indicate this with enough time in advance. Boat Hire: €50 EUR per week; e-Motor: €30 EUR per week
Bike Rental: €15 EUR per week.
5 Kilometers from the lake, there are shops to buy food and drinks.
The bailiff visits the lake every now and then to check if everything is ok.
There's WiFi available at the entrance of the venue.
2 Anglers on 1 swim (3 rods per angler): €325 EUR per angler
1 Angler per swim (4 rods per angler): €375 EUR per angler
non-fishing guests: €60 EUR
This is the Domaine de Bouxier Holiday Home For those who would consider leaving the bivvy at home this year: there is a magnificent 4-5 person holiday home (gîte) available on Etang de Bouxier. Up to 5 guests can stay here, all modern commodities a...
- Lake Domaine de Bouxier
- Department Allier (Auvergne) - Central France
- Open March - October
- Distance Calais - Bouxier: 620 km
- Area 52 acres (21 hectares)
- Bottom sandy - clay
- Depth 2-3 metres
- Carp Stock about 700 carp, 15lb - 58lb
- Access All swims have car access
- Prices 375€ per week for 1 angler & 650€ for 2 anglers
- Price non-angler 60€ per week
- Holiday home 525 euro per week
- WIFI YES