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Carp Quarry is a very old deep granite quarry which closed in 1938 & now fills from underground springs. This 3 acre lake truly is 1 of the most unusual stunning fishing venues in France. To the far side of the lake rising from the water are 100 ft granite cliffs which are home to many birds of prey. The swims are along one side of the lake which have been excavated to make large comfortable swims where it is possible to cast over to the overhanging trees on the cliff face opposite. The lake which is set in its own grounds has a large lockable gated entrance. You can park your car within the lake complex giving you total privacy. No permits are required & fishing is permitted day & night. We recommend 4 persons fishing but can accomodate up to 6. The lake is very deep with mainly a rock & gravel bottom with a few silty areas. We have just stocked in excess of a ton of fish supplied by a local fish farmer in the winter of 2008. The smallest of these fish being 23lbs up to the mid 40lbs with the average fish being nearly 30lbs. These are the quick growing large framed royal strain mainly mirrors with a few common to compliment the existing fish stocks. The lake was stocked with carp & trout by the previous owner in 1995 but was only fished for trout up until the year 2000 since then it has been left untouched. The lake dates back to 1938 when it stopped production as a quarry. It holds a good head of wild carp as well as the original mirrors & commons which we know very little about but have heard stories about monster commons. We have seen 1 of them that looked in excess of 50lbs so the lake may produce 1 or 2 surprises. There are also very nice trout, rudd & perch with the odd large pike. There are crayfish in the lake but these do not cause a problem to the fishing as the large carp eat them as soon as they appear. DONT FORGET TO LET THEM KNOW WHERE YOU FOUND THEM
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