Forest View Carp Lake

Montgibaud France

Gallery image of Forest View Carp Lake, Montgibaud France
Gallery image of Forest View Carp Lake, Montgibaud France
Gallery image of Forest View Carp Lake, Montgibaud France
Gallery image of Forest View Carp Lake, Montgibaud France
Gallery image of Forest View Carp Lake, Montgibaud France
Size of lake icon

SIZE

6 acres

Number of swims icon

SWIMS

3

Number of anglers icon

ANGLERS

5

Carp stock level icon

STOCK

Good

Carp weight up-to icon

CARP

80lb +

Lake difficulty icon

DIFFICULTY

3/5

Lake map available icon

DISTANCE

Calais - 7hr 30min

Night fishing allowed icon

NIGHT FISHING

Yes

Description

Forest View Carp Lake can be found nestling in the heart of the Limousin-Haute- Vienne National Park. This 6 acre carp fishing lake is surrounded by over 83 acres of woodland and set in breathtaking French countryside. With it’s own fresh springs of natural mineral water Forest View Carp Lake is a must for anglers!
 
This carp fishing lake offers superb fishing in a peaceful and idyllic environment with an abundance of wildlife all around. The beauty and tranquility of this location lends itself to those that like to fish a remote and isolated lake. Being a lake that separates the experienced from the novices, you will enjoy the chase and challenge of the catch. Fishing licenses aren't required by anglers.
 
The lake can comfortably accommodate a maximum of 5 anglers (4 if flying in) on 3 double pegs. New cabins have been designed and built on each swim to give the choice of a bivvy or a cabin. All fisherman have their own space to call home for the week.
 
A large lodge with full cooking and kitchen facilities is on site with an eating and barbecue area. All pots, pans, cutlery and utensils are supplied. A large modern shower room with flushing toilet is on the side of the lodge.
 
The lake varies in depth from 2ft to 11ft and has a varied base of gravel - sand - and shallow silt, predominantly silt.
Forest View Carp Fishing Lake has been heavily stocked with fast growing French and Belgium Royal Carp weighing to over 80lb+.
 
In November 2008 the first stock was introduced to the lake, then during the winter of 2009 a second stock was added. Quality stock was sourced from one of the best fish farms in France. The lake was opened to the public in 2011.  The average size of fish being caught is over 40 lb and most catch fish exceeding 50lb. 
 
The lake record at the moment stands at 82lb and is also backed up with many other 50lb+, 60lb+ fish!
​
A netting in the winter of 2017 revealed what stock we have. There were around 150 large carp, and with 20 above 50lb most will have a new personal best here. In 2019 our netting was mainly to remove the silver fish in the lake. With over 600lb removed this will give our fish plenty of space, food and oxygen to grow. 
Accommodation
​
Upon entering Forest View Carp Lake you will see the lodge. It is situated just a few metres from the lake edge. This facility is free to use by all anglers and guests, however a £50 per person refundable security deposit is required on arrival. This is to cover any accidental breakages and/or damage that may occur. The security deposit will be returned to you at the end of your holiday once everything is checked and found to be in order. 
 
Inside the lodge you will find a complete kitchen with all utensils and cutlery.  There is a table and bench arrangement where you can sit in comfort and enjoy your meals. Adjacent to the lodge are toilet and shower facilities.
 
Equipment in the lodge includes: gas fridge, cooker, sink and all utensils you might need during your stay. 
 
There are new fisherman's cabins at each swim but enough space has been left for your own bivvies if preferred. As we have the cabins, anglers bring their own bivvies should they wish to use one. However having the choice of a cabin to sleep and relax in we feel is a great benefit.
 
Before continuing please check the Food and Bait plus Equipment pages to see what deal best suits your party.
 
Please note, we only offer exclusive rental of the lake so other guests cannot be placed with you at the same time. The maximum of 5 people will never be exceeded.

Rules

Sacking or retaining of any fish is not permitted under any circumstances. All fish are catch and release after weighing/photo process Fishermen holding fish for photos must do so in the lake itself. The perimeter of the lake is comfortably shallow enough to do this. All nets and mats are supplied. No need to bring your own net or mat. No Shelf Life Boilies. Frozen fresh boilies only. We recommend hooks to be no larger than size 4 and no smaller than size 8. All hooks are to be micro-barbed. No barbless hooks. No Nut baits i.e. Tiger Nuts and Peanuts. Only Particle Baits professionally prepared. No preservatives. If bringing your own baits then please tell the bailiff before opening tubs/tins to avoid any doubt. All anglers must not leave rods unattended whilst lines are in the water. Unhooking mats or cradles MUST be used at all times and are suitable for 50lb+ Carp and Catfish. No Fixed Rigs or Death Rigs of any description (Semi Fixed Rigs must come apart easily). Lead Core and Leaders are not permitted Minimum 15 lb. breaking strain line to be used on main reels. Three rods maximum per angler or 15 rods per group. Braid and Hybrid line are not permitted as main line, i.e. Fireline. Braid may be used as hook length material or for spod and markers. Vehicles must stay in car park. No driving along dam wall. Please note it is a condition of our insurance that ALL visitors to the lake must be aged 18 or over. Ensure all litter is disposed of properly in the appropriate bins provided. The lake and surrounding area is supplied clean and tidy, we ask that on departure it be left the same way. The Lake bank is rat free and we ask that any food waste be disposed of in the bins provided also. No Glass. This includes beer and wine bottles. Cans and cartons only. Bait Boats are permitted. There are rowing boats provided on site, however you MUST wear a Life Vest at all times during use. No Naked Flames are permitted other than the sensible use of Cooking Stoves. This means no Camp Fires. Please take great care when using stoves. Never wander onto other people’s property and bear in mind property boundaries are not always clearly marked. We will visit the lake regularly and during one of those visits we will ask to check one of your lines that is in the water. This is to ensure our rules are being adhered to at all times. Bailiffs will treat all parties with the utmost respect and courtesy. We expect that to be reciprocated to us, our representatives, any visitors or local residents at all times. Report any damage or we will have to assume it happened during your stay. For Safety reasons the minimum party size to hire the lake is 2 (two) persons. No Swimming. Do not climb any trees or buildings on site. PLEASE REMEMBER, Water is potentially dangerous so be safe and sensible and above all ENJOY your holiday.

  • Description
    Forest View Carp Lake can be found nestling in the heart of the Limousin-Haute- Vienne National Park. This 6 acre carp fishing lake is surrounded by over 83 acres of woodland and set in breathtaking French countryside. With it’s own fresh springs of natural mineral water Forest View Carp Lake is a must for anglers!
     
    This carp fishing lake offers superb fishing in a peaceful and idyllic environment with an abundance of wildlife all around. The beauty and tranquility of this location lends itself to those that like to fish a remote and isolated lake. Being a lake that separates the experienced from the novices, you will enjoy the chase and challenge of the catch. Fishing licenses aren't required by anglers.
     
    The lake can comfortably accommodate a maximum of 5 anglers (4 if flying in) on 3 double pegs. New cabins have been designed and built on each swim to give the choice of a bivvy or a cabin. All fisherman have their own space to call home for the week.
     
    A large lodge with full cooking and kitchen facilities is on site with an eating and barbecue area. All pots, pans, cutlery and utensils are supplied. A large modern shower room with flushing toilet is on the side of the lodge.
     
    The lake varies in depth from 2ft to 11ft and has a varied base of gravel - sand - and shallow silt, predominantly silt.
    Forest View Carp Fishing Lake has been heavily stocked with fast growing French and Belgium Royal Carp weighing to over 80lb+.
     
    In November 2008 the first stock was introduced to the lake, then during the winter of 2009 a second stock was added. Quality stock was sourced from one of the best fish farms in France. The lake was opened to the public in 2011.  The average size of fish being caught is over 40 lb and most catch fish exceeding 50lb. 
     
    The lake record at the moment stands at 82lb and is also backed up with many other 50lb+, 60lb+ fish!
    ​
    A netting in the winter of 2017 revealed what stock we have. There were around 150 large carp, and with 20 above 50lb most will have a new personal best here. In 2019 our netting was mainly to remove the silver fish in the lake. With over 600lb removed this will give our fish plenty of space, food and oxygen to grow. 
    
    Accommodation
    ​
    Upon entering Forest View Carp Lake you will see the lodge. It is situated just a few metres from the lake edge. This facility is free to use by all anglers and guests, however a £50 per person refundable security deposit is required on arrival. This is to cover any accidental breakages and/or damage that may occur. The security deposit will be returned to you at the end of your holiday once everything is checked and found to be in order. 
     
    Inside the lodge you will find a complete kitchen with all utensils and cutlery.  There is a table and bench arrangement where you can sit in comfort and enjoy your meals. Adjacent to the lodge are toilet and shower facilities.
     
    Equipment in the lodge includes: gas fridge, cooker, sink and all utensils you might need during your stay. 
     
    There are new fisherman's cabins at each swim but enough space has been left for your own bivvies if preferred. As we have the cabins, anglers bring their own bivvies should they wish to use one. However having the choice of a cabin to sleep and relax in we feel is a great benefit.
     
    Before continuing please check the Food and Bait plus Equipment pages to see what deal best suits your party.
     
    Please note, we only offer exclusive rental of the lake so other guests cannot be placed with you at the same time. The maximum of 5 people will never be exceeded.
  • Price Guide (per week)

    Per Angler:

    Per Non-Angler:

    Exclusive Hire:

    N/A

    N/A

    £1500

    Notes:

    Food packages (per week)
    Breakfast - £70
    Evening Meal - £110
    Breakfast & Evening meal - £160
    Breakfast, Lunch & Evening meal - £200
  • Facilities
    • Accommodation
    • Bait Available
    • Tackle Hire
    • Bait Boats
    • Rowing Boats
    • Wi-Fi Available
    • Disabled Access
    • Yes
    • Yes
    • Yes
    • Yes
    • Yes
    • -
    • -
    • Toilets
    • Food
    • Showers
    • Hot Water
    • BBQ
    • Car Parking
    • Dogs Allowed
    • Yes
    • Yes
    • Yes
    • Yes
    • Yes
    • Yes
    • -
  • Specifications

    Size:

    Swims

    Max Anglers:

    Stock:

    Carp Weight:

    Difficulty:

    Night Fishing:

    6 acres

    3

    5

    Good

    80lb

    3/5

    Yes

  • Rules
    Sacking or retaining of any fish is not permitted under any circumstances.  All fish are catch and release after weighing/photo process
    Fishermen holding fish for photos must do so in the lake itself.  The perimeter of the lake is comfortably shallow enough to do this.
    All nets and mats are supplied. No need to bring your own net or mat.
    No Shelf Life Boilies. Frozen fresh boilies only. 
    We recommend hooks to be no larger than size 4 and no smaller than size 8. All hooks are to be micro-barbed. No barbless hooks.
    No Nut baits i.e. Tiger Nuts and Peanuts.
    Only Particle Baits professionally prepared. No preservatives.  If bringing your own baits then please tell the bailiff before opening tubs/tins to avoid any doubt. 
    All anglers must not leave rods unattended whilst lines are in the water.
    Unhooking mats or cradles MUST be used at all times and are suitable for 50lb+ Carp and Catfish.
    No Fixed Rigs or Death Rigs of any description (Semi Fixed Rigs must come apart easily). Lead Core and Leaders are not permitted
    Minimum 15 lb. breaking strain line to be used on main reels.
    Three rods maximum per angler or 15 rods per group.
    Braid and Hybrid line are not permitted as main line, i.e. Fireline.  Braid may be used as hook length material or for spod and markers.
    Vehicles must stay in car park. No driving along dam wall.
    Please note it is a condition of our insurance that ALL visitors to the lake must be aged 18 or over.
    Ensure all litter is disposed of properly in the appropriate bins provided.  The lake and surrounding area is supplied clean and tidy, we ask that on departure it be left the same way. The Lake bank is rat free and we ask that any food waste be disposed of in the bins provided also.
    No Glass.  This includes beer and wine bottles.  Cans and cartons only.
    Bait Boats are permitted.  There are rowing boats provided on site, however you MUST wear a Life Vest at all times during use.
    No Naked Flames are permitted other than the sensible use of Cooking Stoves. This means no Camp Fires.  Please take great care when using stoves.
    Never wander onto other people’s property and bear in mind property boundaries are not always clearly marked.
    We will visit the lake regularly and during one of those visits we will ask to check one of your lines that is in the water.  This is to ensure our rules are being adhered to at all times.
    Bailiffs will treat all parties with the utmost respect and courtesy.  We expect that to be reciprocated to us, our representatives, any visitors or local residents at all times.
    Report any damage or we will have to assume it happened during your stay.
    For Safety reasons the minimum party size to hire the lake is 2 (two) persons.
    No Swimming.
    Do not climb any trees or buildings on site.
    PLEASE REMEMBER, Water is potentially dangerous so be safe and sensible and above all ENJOY your holiday.
  • Lake Map

    Advice for fishing in France can be found HERE.

    Map of Forest View Carp Lake, Montgibaud France
  • Lake Video
  • Location

    Advice for fishing in France can be found HERE.

    GPS:
    Lat 45.519031524658
    Lon 1.422510027885

  • Contact

    ADDRESS

    Le Bourg, 19210 Montgibaud, France

    PHONE

    +44 7834 183446

    EMAIL

    sales@forestviewcarplake.com

    WEBSITE

    Lake Website

    SOCIAL FEEDS

  • Latest Catches
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Price Guide (per week)

Per Angler:

Per Non-Angler:

Exclusive Hire:

Other:

N/A

N/A

£1500

Food packages (per week)
Breakfast - £70
Evening Meal - £110
Breakfast & Evening meal - £160
Breakfast, Lunch & Evening meal - £200

Facilities

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

Specifications

Size:

Swims

Max Anglers:

Stock:

Carp Weight:

Difficulty:

Night Fishing:

6 acres

3

5

Good

80lb +

3/5

Yes

Lake Map

Map of Forest View Carp Lake, Montgibaud France

Lake Video

Location

Advice for fishing in France can be found HERE.

GPS: Lat 45.519031524658, Lon 1.422510027885

Latest Catches

Per Angler - c.N/A /week

Exclusive Hire - c.£1500 /week