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Etang de Planchon











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Carp up to 50lb+





Etang de Planchon is a friendly carp fishing destination within the Haute Vienne region of France, near the lovely market town of Chateauponsac which has bars, restaurants and shops and is 30 minutes away from Limoges Airport.


This beautiful four acre lake is set in a ten acre estate and is a secluded and secure venue which caters for a maximum of five anglers per week, licensed for day and night fishing where no permits are required.


This is the perfect destination for first timers to France, novice or well seasoned anglers.  You can be assured of a very warm and friendly welcome at a venue with superb facilities and great fishing.


The venue also includes a fully contained two bedroom Gite overlooking the lake, which can be hired and is ideal for anglers bringing their family, friends and partners.

To ensure you have a fantastic holiday, we will work with you and help you to customise the packages to meet your requirements.                    

If you fancy a long weekend break instead of a week, please contact us and we will work with you on your requirements





The lake has been stocked with Carp up to 50lb+






By Air

The hassle free option is to fly directly to Limoges Airport where you will be chauffeured from and to the airport.  The venue is 30 minutes from the airport.

For those who have selected the ‘All Inclusive’ package, your swim will be setup with your equipment ready for your arrival.


By Road

The journey takes approximately 6.5 hours from Calais.

Address of Location: Le Planchon, 87290 Balledent, Haute Vienne, Limousin, France.




Anglers Facilities


There is a dedicated anglers comfort and refreshment area which is open 24/7 where you will find tea and coffee making facilities, a fridge-freezer to store your supplies and a sink. There are power sockets with English extension leads for charging your mobile phones or camera batteries.


For those not wanting to "bivvy up", or if you choose to bring your partner or family, there is the option of staying in the luxurious fully furnished two bedroom Gite over looking the lake, which has its own private entrance and is available for an extra charge.

Bathroom and Shower

There is a toilet, shower, basin and mirror available 24/7 within the anglers area which are cleaned daily.  The shower and basin have hot water available day and night.




Should you opt for the full package, home cooked Breakfast and evening meals are included and served in our dining area, inside the main house or outside on the sun patio overlooking the lake.


– An option of a full English/continental breakfast or a choice of baguettes with tea/coffee and fruit juices.


Evening Meals


– A hot meal prepared on site from fresh local produce. Individual dietary requirements and personal preferences will be taken into account.

• There is an option of a weekly BBQ should you prefer.  All meat and vegetables will be prepared with home made marinades, plain or spicy, the choice will be yours!

• There is also an option of traditional home cooked authentic Indian and Thai curries should you wish.

• For those who do not want to reel their rods in, food, drinks and bait can be delivered to your swim upon request. Should you need anything that is not available on site, we can take you to the local shops or get the supplies on your behalf.

• If you have not opted for the "All Inclusive" package, meals can be provided for you as an additional supplement.





The kitchen is fully fitted and houses a large dining table.  It is equipped with a gas cooker and oven, fridge-freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, toaster, kettle, utensils and cutlery.


The main double bedroom has a double bed and 2 single beds, with an en-suite shower and a separate en-suite toilet. The second bedroom consists of a double futon bed.  The Gite has potential to sleep a maximum of 8 people if the sofa beds in the lounge are also used.



There is also a garden patio set on the outskirts of the lake area, with a childrens swingset, a perfect area to keep the kids amused and to soak up some sun.


Sun loungers are available on request for a small supplement if you want to laze around and get a nice tan.


If you fancy some outdoor cooking, there is a BBQ on the patio and charcoal can be purchased on site


If a cooling off is what you need, there are plenty of swimming pools in the local area, the first being 5 minutes away in Chateauponsac."


Please see the website for more details;



How to book


Contact: +33 555 608 251  










1. ALL INCLUSIVE   £495  


1 weeks fishing (sat 2pm to Sat 10am)

Chauffeur service to and from Limoges Airport

All tackle supplied (Except End Tackle)

Home cooked breakfast and evening meal each day

Please take note of what you need to bring



2. DRIVE & SURVIVE   £260  


1 weeks fishing (sat 2pm to Sat 10am)  

Your own transportation  

You bring your own tackle  

Meals not included (available as a weekly or a daily supplement)






1 weeks fishing (sat 2pm to Sat 10am)  

Limoges Airport pick and drop off (if required)

Tackle can be supplied for £80 per person

Meals can be supplied for £110 per person

French Carp lake