Firs Lake France, also known as The Firs, or Firs Lake, is a beautiful 2 1/2 acre lake in the heart of rural France providing exclusive carp fishing France with accommodation.
The land is surrounded by Laurel hedges and a huge variety of mature trees including stunning fir trees. With its own island and many trees creating fish holding overhangs, as well as marginal reeds, gravel patches, weed patches and lily pads providing a variety of natural features.
The lake has 3 sensibly spaced, good sized gravel swims, plus access around the entire lake, giving plenty of options and unlimited stalking potential.
It has an average depth of 4-6ft with a clay and gravel bottom and some large areas of silt that the carp love.
FIRS LAKE TOP TIP – Look out for the gravel areas and feeding holes around the margins near the reeds and the over hanging trees. The fish often show themselves regularly on the same spot giving away important clues to their favourite feeding spots!
Firs Lake Swims
BBQ Bay (House Swim)
BBQ Bay (also referred to as the House Swim) is a beautiful swim, cunningly named due to its idyllic location right in front of the house. A real social swim and the shallower end of the lake, where the carp love to show during hot summer days. Perfectly placed to allow you to continue to fish while you prepare those all important early evening BBQ’s.
The Laurels is a superb swim and has been known to produce excellent catches from the right hand margin and reed bed, as well as the ever popular patrol routes around the island. This end of the lake is the deepest and is a clearer area where the lake bed has many fine gravel patches.
Carp Corner has a huge amount of water to target, the back of the island, along the margins, and the deeper water out in front proving very popular with the Carp often seen crashing out in open water both day and night.
Firs Lake Map :
The lake contains a number of known 40lb+ Mirror Carp and Common Carp as well as a good head of extremely hard fighting Catfish to over 75lb.
In November 2007 Firs was restocked by the previous owners with locally reared Carp from a fish farmer in nearby Pouance, introducing up to 80 fish from 15lb – low 40’s. An excellent head of large Catfish to over 75lbs help to control the smaller spawned fish. The former owners also added a further 60 carp up to low 40′s in late 2011.
Throughout the year the fish at Firs Lake are fed on premium grade low oil pellets. The Carp and Cats LOVE these pellets, which are used by many fish farmers throughout France and UK.
Without doubt we highly recommend buying a sack of house pellet from us for your trip – please ask when you book.