La Loubière: Untouched for years, now available for Carp Fishing
La Loubière is located in the Cher region, only 40 minutes south of Bourges (Central France). Surrounded by large expanses of forests, fields and spectacular landscapes, this 37 acre carp fishing lake has only 7 double swims. Managed by Guillaume, a professional fish farmer, La Loubière has a spectacular carp stock that has been completed with the carp from his former venue Etang Rys at the St. Augustin property. The lake record currently is a 74.3 lb (33,7 kg) mirror.
In the late 90's, La Loubière was a public lake where people from the area used to for swimming and camping during summer time. Around 2005, Mr. de la Rochefoucault, owner of the 15th century Chateau de Lalande, bought the La Loubière property as hunting land. The lake and the fish haven't been of any interest more than 15 years.
Fed by the river La Loubière, this lake receives plenty of fresh natural water to keep the oxygen and the water temperature in perfect conditions. The silty lake bottom is fairly flat with gentle slopes to the middle. The deepest area is at the far end.
La Loubière is a 37 acre long stretched lake with 2 single swims on the northwest bank and 5 double swims on the southeast bank. The 2 single swims are relatively close to each other, good for 2 anglers who wish to have their own swims but want to have a social from time to time.
Swims 1, 2 and 3 are grassy swims. Swims 4 and 5 are wooden pontoons. Swims 6 and 7 are grassy swims and there is a wooden pontoon for the rodpod.
Swims 1, 2 and 3 have car access. Swims 4, 5, 6 and 7 can only be reached on foot or by boat. Own boats aren't allowed, but you can rent one on site.
The original stock has been completed with fish from Guillaume's former venue Etang Rys at the St. Augustin property. La Loubière has an estimate of 600 carp. There's a good head of 30's, 40's and 50's. Because it's a very rich lake with lots of natural food (bloodworms, small freshwater mussels, etc), the carp with gain weight quickly. The lake record currently is a 74.3 lb (33,7 kg) mirror.
There is grasscarp to keep the weed formation under control. There's no poisson chat, but there is crayfish.
Service & Amenities
In the farm next to the entrance of the property, new facilities have been installed for the anglers. They feature a WC, shower, washbasin and a fridge. There's electricity to charge phones and batteries.
Boats are for rent on site:
- boat rental: 70€ per week
- e-motor rental: 70€ per week
Guillaume also sells bait (boilies, pellets and particles) on site.
- Water: La Loubière
- Département: Cher
- Open: All year round
- Distance to lake: Le Havre - La Loubière: 461km
- Surface: 37 acres (15 hectares)
- Bottom: Sand, some stoney areas, silt pockets
- Depth: 2ft-11ft deep (0,7m - 3,3m)
- Max. Anglers: 12
- Stocking: 600 carp
- Lake record: 74.3 lb (33,7 kg) mirror
- Access: Car access, some swims only by boat
- Price per Angler: 250€ (winter ticket: 225€)
- Price per non-Angler: 75€
- Lake Exclusive: 2500€ for up to 12 anglers
- WIFI: no