A holiday home set in the heart of
the Limousin region of France, in an area of 'outstanding natural beauty'. This is your
opportunity to enjoy your own exclusive French Country Farmhouse with swimming pool and 2
acre French carp lake set in 12 acres, for a memorable carp fishing holiday. The carp lake was landscaped in 2013 and designed for the perfect carp fishing holiday. 10 new carp were added in 2014, stocked between 25-30lb. Further new stock were added in 2015, in the form of an immaculate 38.7lb mirror along with a 33lb and a cracking 29lb mirror with a beautiful pink tinge. The 38lb had a very hollow belly on the day of stocking, given the overall size of the fish it could be huge! Nature's Retreat total stock now consist of 63 French carp, weighing up to 50.1lb.
A strict feeding regime has been applied since 2013 with regards to high
quality feed and bait only being used.
As a result, our fish are going from strength to strength and we are delighted that our guests have been reaping the rewards. Over 15 new 30lb+ and a new 41.1lb carp have
been caught this year. Some fish have
yet to be caught since being stocked in 2014/2015. So, 2016 looks set to be
another fantastic year with many more personal best’s being achieved. With just a handful of carp coming out under 20lb
in 2015 our average is now 22-25lb. Many carp came out in the upper 20lb
bracket, so we are sure that 2016 will be yet another growth year to build on
the past 3 years…. with many new 30s and probably more new 40s! Scarface our most caught carp shocked us this
year. Stocked at 36.8lb in 2012 she
then lost 6lb by September 2013. She soon gained back up to 35lb where she
stayed for almost 2 years then managed to put on an amazing 5lb in 5 weeks and
came out at 40.1lb in September 2015.
true Nature's Retreat spirit our fish are in excellent condition and a real
fight to contend with. As part of our philosophy
the lake is not heavily fished, so when the carp are on the feed there’s
some fantastic sport with an average of 15/20 carp being caught in a week per
are some big beautiful carp in our lake now that have really settled in since
stocking and are really piling on the weight so our future anglers are going to
be in for a real treat.
Nature's Retreat is a beautiful place to stay in the Limousin; relax, unwind and soak up the
wildlife and French country lifestyle. All of our rooms are decorated
with French luxury in mind. Enjoy a special holiday at Nature's Retreat
and let your cares float away in the private swimming pool.
The surrounding area is made up of
beautiful little French villages, medieval towns, gorgeous chateaux and
stunning countryside. Local activities including walking, cycling,
mountain biking, horse riding, golf,kayaking, the famous rugby at Brive and
various lake watersports.
The local markets and gourmet food
and wine are full of delights waiting to be discovered...
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