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La Petite Martiniere

Welcome to La Petite Martiniere

 

Location

 

Situated in beautiful rural countryside La Petite Martiniere can be found in North West France in the Pays de la Loire, region 53 Mayenne, close to the borders of Brittany and Normandy. There is easy access from / to all the major ports via the excellent road network both toll or free (you choose), you’ll find the driving far more relaxed and pleasurable than the cut and thrust of the UK. Calais is a 5hr motorway journey, whilst the nearest port of Caen is less than a 2 hr trip with various others in between. With your booking confirmation we will include comprehensive directions including sat-nav codes to ensure a stress free journey to us.

 

We offer exclusive use of our venue for a maximum of 3 anglers to include the use of our cabin, the chance to catch excellent condition fish from our carefully managed lake whilst enjoying the exclusive use of the facilities provided. If you (or partner) don’t wish to spend all of your time fishing there is plenty to do and see in the area.

 

2010 sees the first year that the lake is available to the general public; previously it has been for the exclusive enjoyment of friends and family, the fish have been sourced and stocked with quality, rather than size or quantity as the deciding factor, although the Carp do go to 40lbs and Tench to 9lbs, along with size the stocking levels are generous to help with your catch rate, also the facilities have been built to a quality standard rather than price, so you will not be disappointed.

 

We live on site and are happy to help or offer advice, whether it is fishing related or not.

 

About the lake

 

Before 2010 the lake had never been used as a commercial fishery, indeed it was originally constructed as an irrigation water source and source of food (they still eat Carp in France) for the then horticultural owners. It is a total of one and one half acres in size, with depths between 50cm and 180cm with the average depth around 140cm, we are privately owned and the lake is spring fed at three separate points, which under French law allows legal night fishing  with no permits being necessary. There are 5 swims 2 of which are platforms and 3 hard standing, with the opportunity to set up from the banks in other areas, there is space on 2 of the hard swims for a double bivvy and the other hard swim will house a single bivvy

 

In the winter of 2008 we stocked 13 Carp between 25 and 30lb, 20 Carp between 15 to 20lb, and 28 from 10 to 15lb, 12 Tench from 5 to 9lb, there are also Catfish to 30lb, a few Pike, Perch, Zander, Crucian Carp and Roach along with the Carp already in the water. In November 2009 we completed a partial drain down and netted the water to remove the bulk of smaller fish and most of the cats, at the same time we cleared tree roots and other possible snags from the margin areas. December 2009 saw a further stocking of 8 Carp between 29 to 40lbs and 15 between 10 to 15lbs. and to add to the variety 3 Sturgeon to 20lbs

 

You will find peace and tranquillity here as well as the opportunity to catch quality fish. Whilst you enjoy your fishing you will only be sharing it with the local wildlife, which include amongst many other, the resident red squirrel, Hares, Deer, Kingfisher and massive Buzzards that cruise effortlessly overhead on the warm thermals and of course the only near neighbours the cows.

 

Situated in beautiful rural countryside La Petite Martiniere can be found in North West France in the Pays de la Loire, region 53 Mayenne, close to the borders of Brittany and Normandy. There is easy access from / to all the major ports via the excellent road network both toll or free (you choose), you’ll find the driving far more relaxed and pleasurable than the cut and thrust of the UK. Calais is a 5hr motorway journey, whilst the nearest port of Caen is less than a 2 hr trip with various others in between. With your booking confirmation we will include comprehensive directions including sat-nav codes to ensure a stress free journey to us.

 

What we offer

 

Price per week for up to 3 persons €600.  

 

Along with our bait package offerings and equipment hire you may like to take advantage of one or more of the following.

 

Should you wish to take advantage of the many cheap flights available, we offer an airport collection / delivery service from Rennes, Dinard and Nantes.

 

Food Package.

 

Breakfast Baguette, Bacon, egg and Sausage.              

Evening meal, sweet, includes glass of wine or beer.      €100 per week.

 

Home made cakes available on request.

 

Lunchtime snacks / feasts available on request.

 

Daily or per meal rates are available if required.

 

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Contact

 

La Petite Martiniere

Post:

La Petite Martiniere

53500

St Denis de Gastines

France.

 

Tel. 0033243049664

 

Email.

 

info@carpfishingmayenne.com

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