Les Ravalières

Courtesy of Les Ravalières

Méral France

Gallery image of Les Ravalières, Méral France
Gallery image of Les Ravalières, Méral France
Gallery image of Les Ravalières, Méral France
Gallery image of Les Ravalières, Méral France
Gallery image of Les Ravalières, Méral France
Size of lake icon

SIZE

3 acres

Number of swims icon

SWIMS

3

Number of anglers icon

ANGLERS

3

Carp stock level icon

STOCK

Good

Carp weight up-to icon

CARP

55lb +

Lake difficulty icon

DIFFICULTY

3/5

Lake map available icon

DISTANCE

Calais - 5hr 30min

Night fishing allowed icon

NIGHT FISHING

Yes

Description

Welcome to Les Ravalières !

Carp Fishing Holidays in France with luxury accommodation including a jacuzzi and pool. Now you don’t have to choose between a fishing holiday or a family holiday!!

Gallien’s Reach is a 50 year old stream and spring fed lake, containing mirror carp, common carp and ghost koi. Carp to 55lb (24.95kg). It has quality water all year and is on a clay subsoil. 

The lake is 3 acres in size with depths ranging up to five feet. There are 2 islands roughly central and the western end of the lake is dammed.

It has a hard bottom in some places and silty base in others which will make for challenging angling.

There is some weed cover and lilies to fish to as well.

There are 3 swims available around the lake allowing 3 anglers at any one time. Landing nets, unhooking mats and weighing slings are provided.  

Prior to 2020, this water had never been fished (except by family) and there were mirror and common carp in the lake when we arrived in December 2018.   We enhanced the stock in February 2019 after netting the lake in December to remove excess silver fish.

In December 2020 we netted to check on the progress and health of our fish. Happily they are growing really well, maintaining good health and nice proportions. During this netting we removed nearly 1 ton of silver fish, decreasing the biomass and allowing our fish to feed and grow.

We increased our stock again in January, February, May and November 2020 and January 2021. Over 65 mirror carp and 13 common carp have been added ranging from 6kg (14lb) to 18kg (40lb), with the average weight now around 10kg (22lb).   We also added some young ghost koi in May 2020 to grow on, some of their growth rates have been amazing.

Additionally, there are zander, pike, perch, tench, roach and rudd in the lake.

The fish spawned in May 2019, April 2020 and April 2021 and have been feeding well since.

Over the winter of 2020 into 2021 Jon began the process of removing silt from the lake to provide increased water depth and quality. In the process finding the original river course. We have also been planting reeds, lilies and other aquatic plants to enhance the bio-diversity within the lake.

				

Rules

Number of anglers on the lake limited to 3 (excluding child under 12 with parent). Maximum of 3 rods per angler, 1 line, 1 hook Children are not to be left unattended around the lake and are to be supervised at all times No rods to be left unattended. If you need to go further than 30m then remove your hooks and baits from the water. Even if you are using receivers No sacking of fish No swimming, wading is encouraged only to release fish Only on-site landing nets, slings and mats/cradles to be used, all provided upon arrival Minimum line 15lb/7kg breakage No braid as main line No lead core or leaders to be used Only tungsten tubing to be used – minimum 18″ (46cm). If you’re unsure it will be available on site and instructions on how to use it No long shank, nailer, bent, circle hooks Micro barb hooks only No fixed leads, all rigs must be safety rigs, ie eject the lead. If in doubt, please ask All rigs will be inspected No shelf life boilies. No plastic baits. No nuts. No maggots. Particle to be purchased on site only to ensure correct preparation. We have our own quality proven bait on site at competitive prices, saving you money and time. You are welcome to bring your own fresh or fresh frozen bait – please advise us of the brand name. The health of our fish and lake is very important to us so no shelf-life boilies or tiger nuts please. Keep cradles and mats wet as in the sun they can become very hot Carp care is paramount . Please treat any hook holes or wounds with a carp care product (Steri Seven or similar). This will be available on site Our boat is only to be used for freeing up snagged line and fish Please photograph all carp on both sides and weigh before returning to water Do not stand up with fish to be photographed, return fish to the water as soon as possible All fish over 40lb (18kg) – get in the water to take photographs, and return the fish whilst in the water to ensure the safety of the fish Please send all photographs and weights of fish caught to us as this allows us to keep accurate records of fish health and weight. We’ll set up a WhatsApp group with you for this We have a bait boat for hire. Please advise if you wish to bring your own and it mush be thoroughly cleaned before arrival No marking, disfiguring or damaging of the fish in any way (you will be asked to leave the site without refund or compensation) No removing fish or introducing fish

  • Description
    Welcome to Les Ravalières !
    
    Carp Fishing Holidays in France with luxury accommodation including a jacuzzi and pool. Now you don’t have to choose between a fishing holiday or a family holiday!!
    
    Gallien’s Reach is a 50 year old stream and spring fed lake, containing mirror carp, common carp and ghost koi. Carp to 55lb (24.95kg). It has quality water all year and is on a clay subsoil. 
    
    The lake is 3 acres in size with depths ranging up to five feet. There are 2 islands roughly central and the western end of the lake is dammed.
    
    It has a hard bottom in some places and silty base in others which will make for challenging angling.
    
    There is some weed cover and lilies to fish to as well.
    
    There are 3 swims available around the lake allowing 3 anglers at any one time. Landing nets, unhooking mats and weighing slings are provided.  
    
    Prior to 2020, this water had never been fished (except by family) and there were mirror and common carp in the lake when we arrived in December 2018.   We enhanced the stock in February 2019 after netting the lake in December to remove excess silver fish.
    
    In December 2020 we netted to check on the progress and health of our fish. Happily they are growing really well, maintaining good health and nice proportions. During this netting we removed nearly 1 ton of silver fish, decreasing the biomass and allowing our fish to feed and grow.
    
    We increased our stock again in January, February, May and November 2020 and January 2021. Over 65 mirror carp and 13 common carp have been added ranging from 6kg (14lb) to 18kg (40lb), with the average weight now around 10kg (22lb).   We also added some young ghost koi in May 2020 to grow on, some of their growth rates have been amazing.
    
    Additionally, there are zander, pike, perch, tench, roach and rudd in the lake.
    
    The fish spawned in May 2019, April 2020 and April 2021 and have been feeding well since.
    
    Over the winter of 2020 into 2021 Jon began the process of removing silt from the lake to provide increased water depth and quality. In the process finding the original river course. We have also been planting reeds, lilies and other aquatic plants to enhance the bio-diversity within the lake.
    
    	                        
  • Price Guide (per week)

    Per Angler:

    Per Non-Angler:

    Exclusive Hire:

    €250

    €70

    €750

    Notes:

    Day rate available: €25 /24hrs
    
    Lake exclusive inc accommodation:
    €1500 - €1800
  • Facilities
    • Accommodation
    • Bait Available
    • Tackle Hire
    • Bait Boats
    • Rowing Boats
    • Wi-Fi Available
    • Disabled Access
    • Yes
    • Yes
    • -
    • Yes
    • -
    • -
    • -
    • Toilets
    • Food
    • Showers
    • Hot Water
    • BBQ
    • Car Parking
    • Dogs Allowed
    • Yes
    • Yes
    • Yes
    • Yes
    • Yes
    • Yes
    • Yes
  • Specifications

    Size:

    Swims

    Max Anglers:

    Stock:

    Carp Weight:

    Difficulty:

    Night Fishing:

    3 acres

    3

    3

    Good

    55lb

    3/5

    Yes

  • Rules
    Number of anglers on the lake limited to 3 (excluding child under 12 with parent). Maximum of 3 rods per angler, 1 line, 1 hook
    Children are not to be left unattended around the lake and are to be supervised at all times
    No rods to be left unattended. If you need to go further than 30m then remove your hooks and baits from the water. Even if you are using receivers
    No sacking of fish
    No swimming, wading is encouraged only to release fish
    Only on-site landing nets, slings and mats/cradles to be used, all provided upon arrival
    Minimum line 15lb/7kg breakage
    No braid as main line
    No lead core or leaders to be used
    Only tungsten tubing to be used – minimum 18″ (46cm). If you’re unsure it will be available on site and instructions on how to use it
    No long shank, nailer, bent, circle hooks
    Micro barb hooks only
    No fixed leads, all rigs must be safety rigs, ie eject the lead. If in doubt, please ask
    All rigs will be inspected
    No shelf life boilies. No plastic baits. No nuts. No maggots. Particle to be purchased on site only to ensure correct preparation.
    We have our own quality proven bait on site at competitive prices, saving you money and time. You are welcome to bring your own fresh or fresh frozen bait – please advise us of the brand name. The health of our fish and lake is very important to us so no shelf-life boilies or tiger nuts please.
    Keep cradles and mats wet as in the sun they can become very hot
    Carp care is paramount . Please treat any hook holes or wounds with a carp care product (Steri Seven or similar). This will be available on site
    Our boat is only to be used for freeing up snagged line and fish
    Please photograph all carp on both sides and weigh before returning to water
    Do not stand up with fish to be photographed, return fish to the water as soon as possible
    All fish over 40lb (18kg) – get in the water to take photographs, and return the fish whilst in the water to ensure the safety of the fish
    Please send all photographs and weights of fish caught to us as this allows us to keep accurate records of fish health and weight. We’ll set up a WhatsApp group with you for this
    We have a bait boat for hire. Please advise if you wish to bring your own and it mush be thoroughly cleaned before arrival
    No marking, disfiguring or damaging of the fish in any way (you will be asked to leave the site without refund or compensation)
    No removing fish or introducing fish
  • Lake Map

    Advice for fishing in France can be found HERE.

    Map of Les Ravalières, Méral France
  • Lake Video
  • Location

    Advice for fishing in France can be found HERE.

    GPS:
    Lat 47.932521820068
    Lon -0.988290011883

  • Contact

    ADDRESS

    Les Ravalieres, 53230 Méral, France

    PHONE

    +33 2 43 64 90 97

    EMAIL

    info@lesravalieres.com

    WEBSITE

    Lake Website

    SOCIAL FEEDS

  • Latest Catches

Price Guide (per week)

Per Angler:

Per Non-Angler:

Exclusive Hire:

Other:

€250

€70

€750

Day rate available: €25 /24hrs

Lake exclusive inc accommodation:
€1500 - €1800

Facilities

  • Accommodation
  • Bait Available
  • Tackle Hire
  • Bait Boats
  • Rowing Boats
  • Wi-Fi Available
  • Disabled Access
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • -
  • Yes
  • -
  • -
  • -
  • Toilets
  • Food
  • Showers
  • Hot Water
  • BBQ
  • Car Parking
  • Dogs Allowed
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes

Specifications

Size:

Swims

Max Anglers:

Stock:

Carp Weight:

Difficulty:

Night Fishing:

3 acres

3

3

Good

55lb +

3/5

Yes

Lake Map

Map of Les Ravalières, Méral France

Lake Video

Location

Advice for fishing in France can be found HERE.

GPS: Lat 47.932521820068, Lon -0.988290011883

Contact

Les Ravalières

Les Ravalieres, 53230 Méral, France

+33 2 43 64 90 97

info@lesravalieres.com

Lake Website

Latest Catches

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Per Angler - c.€250 /week

Exclusive Hire - c.€750 /week