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, 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. If you don't like fishing in the weed, we recommend you come to Loch Ness early spring or in autumn.
Also, Loch'Ness has hardly any crayfish anymore. There is no poisson chat.
The Carp Stock
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.
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. But for the summer months, if necessary, you could adjust your choice of bait accordingly. We advise you to wrap the boilies well (e.g. with Korda Wrap) and/or with tiger nuts or hardened and/or artificial baits and a leader made of rigid material so that your presentation stays in place even after being hit by the crayfish.
Loch'Ness Carpe counts only 6 swims for a maximum of 11 anglers. This gives each angler a pretty large fishing area.
Swims 1 and 2 both 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. Both swims are equipped with a table and 4 chairs. Bed linen is included in the price. The cleaning fee is 60€.
The tents 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.
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.
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 ...
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 ...
- 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: yes, from mid may to early september
- Access: All swims have good car access
- Price per Angler: 300€ per week (Sat - Sat)
- Price per non-fishing Guest: 50€ per week (Sat - Sat)
- Lake Exclusive: 3000€
- Wifi: no
- Price Safari tent accommodation: 400€ per week