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Carp fishing at Loch'Ness
Connerré, Northern France

Carp fishing at Loch'Ness

Connerré, Northern France
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Lake Description

Located near Le Mans and around 440 km from Calais, Loch'Ness Carpe is an attractive carp fishing destination of 15 hectares or 37 acres.

The venue counts only 6 swims. Swims 1 and 2 both feature a great Ecolodge Tent with all the comfort for your unforgettable carp fishing holidays (double bed, kitchen, electricity, running water...).

Loch'Ness Carpe is an old gravel pit featuring a peninsula in the middle. The average depth is about 6 feet (2 meters) and the deepest area is more than 16 feet (5 meters) deep. The lake has a sandy bottom with gravel, covered with a thin layer of silt. There are no obstacles or snags.

The last couple of years the owner Fred has made some significant efforts to get the weed growth under control. But still, you have to count with weed formation during the summer months.

The Carp Stock at Loch'Ness

The management estimates there is a stock of around 500 carp. They believe around 50 carp have weights over 20kg (45lb+). The biggest mirror carp is 28kg (62lb) and record common was 26kg (57lb) last time it was caught. Locals claim there are 30kg + in the lake but they haven't been landed so far.

The average weight of fish is firmly on the rise. The owner feeds the fish twice a week during the winter months. The rest of the year, aquatic plants and weeds provide an abundance of natural food that benefits the health of the fish. The first 30kg fish will come out soon!

Other species present are grasscarp up to 27kg (60lb), catfish (up to 100kg), big pike, tench and silver fish.

Loch'ness Carp contains a lot of natural food for carp such as bloodworms, snails and few crayfish. The crayfish population has been drastically reduced and is no longer a problem at Loch'Ness Carpe. There's not poisson chat.

6 Comfortable Swims

Loch'Ness Carpe counts only 6 swims for a maximum of 11 anglers. This gives each angler a pretty large fishing area.

Swims 1, 2 and 4 have a luxury safari-style tent. In front of the tent there's a wooden swim. The views from your tent over the lake are absolutely stunning. These swims are equipped with a table and 4 chairs. Bed linen is included in the price. The cleaning fee is 60€.

The tents in swims 1 and 2 feature two sleeping areas: one has a double bed, the other a bunk bed. They have a small kitchen with hobs, a fridge & freezer and a microwave oven. There's running water and electricity. You can use the new sanitary building where you'll find 2 showers and 2 WC.

Swim 3, 4 and 5 are large double swims. Swim 6 is a single swim.

From mid May to early September you have to count with weed formation. During these months Loch Ness is only recommendable for those anglers who like fishing in weedy lakes.

Service & Facilities

The anglers have 5 bikes at their disposal.

The venue has a new sanitary building with 2 showers and 2 WC; there's also 2 fridges, a freezer and plenty of charging points.

The friendly owner Fred - who speaks English - visits his guests on a daily basis. On site, he sells a particle mix (10kg - 30€, 25kg - 60€)

Supermarket and shops are about 2 to 5 km from the venue.

Dogs are allowed on the leash.

Boats & bait boats are allowed and recommended. Boat rental with e-motor for 100€ per week.

Holiday home

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Swim 1 features a luxury safari-style tent or Ecolodge. In front of the tent there's a wooden swim. The views from your tent over the lake are absolutely stunning. The swim is equipped with a table and 4 chairs. The tents have 2 sleeping areas, one ...

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Loch Ness Carpe 0869185739 n

Swim 2 features a luxury safari-style tent or Ecolodge. In front of the tent there's a wooden swim. The views from your tent over the lake are absolutely stunning. The swim is equipped with a table and 4 chairs. The tents have 2 sleeping areas, one ...

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Key points

  • The Lake: Loch'Ness Carpe
  • Region: Pays de la Loire
  • Open: March - November
  • Distance to lake: Calais - Loch'Ness Carpe: 440 km
  • Surface: 15 hectares // 37 acres
  • Bottom: Sand & gravel, thin layer of silt
  • Depth: 2 to 5 meters // 6ft to 16ft
  • Max. Anglers: 11
  • Stocking: around 500 carp
  • Weeds: Weedformation during summer months
  • Access: All swims have good car access
  • Price per Angler: 320€ per week (Sat - Sat)
  • Price per non-fishing Guest: 50€ per week (Sat - Sat)
  • Lake Exclusive: 3800€
  • Wifi: no
  • Price Safari tent accommodation: 400€ per week
See Carp fishing at Loch'Ness rules here >>

Rules - Loch'Ness

Northern France

1. The angler should bring a valid booking confirmation.
2. It’s allowed to fish 24 hrs per day - catch and release
3. Boats & bait boats are allowed and strongly recommended.
4. Swimming in the lake is forbidden.
5. No braided line, braided leaders and NO lead-core. Minimum line – 15lb breaking strain – safety rigs only. Please use single hooks with micro barb.
6. Carp sacs, bent hooks, braided mainline, peanuts and other nuts are banned. Rig tube is allowed. Lead-core not allowed.
7. 3 Rods per angler. Bivvies and tents should be brown or green. Canned maize is allowed, but no home-cooked particles. Only particles bought at the venue are allowed. Each angler should have a big landing net with a min. size of 90 cm and a large unhooking mat or cradle of min. 5 cm thick, a big weigh sling and Carp Antiseptic kits to disinfect the hook wounds.
8. Fishing is only allowed on the booked swims. Never leave your rods unattended.
9. Please return the fish carefully to the water. Bring your waders to make your pics with the fish in the water (under your responsibility). Please stand up with a carp to make pictures, all pictures should be made in the water or kneeled down with the carp held over the mat or cradle. Please don’t use landing nets for sturgeon, these fish should be landed on the mat grabbing they fish by the tail. Never pull the sturgeon on the swim or the bank. It’s a fragile fish, please take great care of the sturgeon.
10. Marking or steeling fish will be reported immediately to the local Police (Gendarmerie) and French Justice.
11. Alcohol abuse and drugs are not tolerated.
12. Please respect the nature and the tranquillity of the site. Keep clean the sanitary building and the swims. Please separate waste in the designated containers.
13. Dogs are allowed. Campfires are strictly forbidden. Gas cookers and barbecues are allowed.
14. The owner can keep the refundable payment if you don’t respect the regulations
15. Arrival: 11h00-12h00. Departure: 9h00-10h00.
16. Cars may stay on the swims.
17. The owner and the bailiff can check your rigs at any time.
18. The owner is not responsible for theft, fire, injury or what so ever.
19. Each angler should sign the regulations declaring that he/she accepts them
20. Waste sorting: please separate glass, from paper & cardboard, bricks & cans etc. You must bring your glass to the glass container in the village.
21. At arrival anglers pay a garantee of 50€ and for the eco-lodges they pay a garantee of 200€. The cleaning fee for the eco-lodges is 60€, clean sheets and blankets included.


The trip to loch ness carpe was very pleasant, the owner very welcoming and kind. He went the extra mile we had a problem with a charger of our own bait boat which Fred resolved. Facilities very good pillows are inclusive.
We found it quite a challenge to catch the fish Fred gave us the guidance required
Excellent lake. Good amount of stock. Gorgeous carp. Ideal location. Eco Lodge - recommended - comfortable.
As for the lake itself, it is very beautiful and there is not as much weed in it as I expected. However, the owner does not want to speak English, although he can. From seats 4, 5 and 6 there is no way to get to the social rooms. Of the three bicycles that were to be available to anglers, only one works and has no brakes.
Beware of weed in early spring

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