This small exclusive carp lake also known as The Firs is a beautiful 2.5 acre lake in the heart of rural France, providing exclusive carp fishing France with accommodation.
Although 2.5 acres is by no means small, Firs Lake is a more intimate lake compared to some big carp lakes in France over 100 acres in size!
The lake has 3 sensibly spaced, good sized gravel swims, plus access around the entire lake, giving plenty of options and unlimited stalking potential. With an average depth of 4-6ft with a clay and gravel bottom and some large areas of silt that the carp love.
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.
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!
Don’t forget to read the Firs Lake Rules before booking.
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. Due to its location it is arguably the most popular swim at the lake, as holidays are often a mix of fishing and family time.
Keep your eyes peeled for Crackles, our beautiful resident Koi. He can often be seen basking in the sun amongst the weedy area in front of BBQ Bay.
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. Some of the most successful fishing holidays at Firs Lake have come from guests who combine day trips with a few hours fishing each day. Baiting up a few spots in the morning, before spending a few hours targeting these spots in the afternoon. The trees and reeds slightly to the right of The Laurels is fantastic spot to try this method.
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. The carp are often seen bubbling up or crashing out in open water, both day and night.
Firs Lake Map:
The lake contains a good number of known 40lb+ Mirror Carp and Common Carp as well as a good head of extremely hard fighting Catfish to over 75lb.
Take a walk around Firs Lake
Get to know the lake better and enjoy the stunning views with our walkaround video:
Firs Lake France Fishing Equipment and Lake Rules
Fish safety is extremely import to us. To ensure fish safety and to minimise disease risk, we provide our guests with some fish landing and safety equipment.
All landing nets, unhooking mats and weigh scales are provided. This also gives you a bit more space in the car for your journey too.
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.
You’ve seen the lake, now check out the exclusive accommodation. Our fully equipped 3 bedroom house is the perfect retreat for families, couples and fishing friends. The accommodation and lake are provided exclusively just for you and your parties private use – all inclusive in the price of just £1300 for 7 nights.