Charlie Lake

Courtesy of Domaine De Goncourt

(9 Lake Complex)

Matignicourt-Goncourt France

Gallery image of Charlie Lake, Matignicourt-Goncourt France
Gallery image of Charlie Lake, Matignicourt-Goncourt France
Gallery image of Charlie Lake, Matignicourt-Goncourt France
Gallery image of Charlie Lake, Matignicourt-Goncourt France
Gallery image of Charlie Lake, Matignicourt-Goncourt France
Size of lake icon

SIZE

24 acres

Number of swims icon

SWIMS

15

Number of anglers icon

ANGLERS

10

Carp stock level icon

STOCK

Good

Carp weight up-to icon

CARP

65lb +

Lake difficulty icon

DIFFICULTY

3/5

Lake map available icon

DISTANCE

Calais - 3hr 30min

Night fishing allowed icon

NIGHT FISHING

Yes

Description

The largest carp caught to date is a mirror of 65lb 8oz with the common carp record standing at 62lb 8oz. This brings the total to 3 known 60lb plus carp and there has been 11 other  known 50lb plus mirrors and commons also caught on this lake. We estimate the average size of the fish to be 28lb plus with the fish growing by as much as three pounds per year. 

The lake's size makes it suitable for an exclusive booking for ten anglers maximum (2 anglers fishing outside the island) or eight individually booked anglers. The new island swims allow for 8 anglers to fish from a central social area similar to some of our other lakes. This new area was started in 2019/20 season and will increase the number of our social lakes to 4 lakes so you can spend the week altogether making sure everyone in your group can share that special moment when fish are caught. 

The island when finished will have a lodge with catering facilities, BBQ and large table to seat your group. This lake is sure to become one of most sought after exclusive social venues on Domaine De Goncourt in the future. The facilities will be finished for the start of 2023 but the island itself will open for the start of this season in 2020.

This means that each angler will always have their own area of water to fish. The water has got four double swims and a further eight individual swims around the perimeter of the lake and also the 4 double swims situated on the island itself. 

Details on the other lakes in our complex can be found here:

La Botte - 35 Acres
JB Lake - 40 Acres
King Lake - 15 Acres
Pascale Lake - 7 Acres 
Robin Lake - 14 Acres
Les Saules - 9 Acres
La Traque - 12 Acres
Woods Lake - 20 Acres 

				

Rules

Domaine de Goncourt does not allow the use of any type of nuts on the complex. This includes commercially prepared nuts and particles. This decision has been taken on a fish welfare basis along with poorly prepared nuts and particles by anglers that have been used in the past. If we find anyone using nuts on the complex then the whole group will be asked to stop fishing and leave the complex. No refund will be given due to this rule being broken by the a party member. 1, All anglers must meet at the lake you have book no earlier than 12.00pm on the Saturday of arrival. Cars must NOT be parked in front of any farm gates or block any road access on the complex. Departure time is 10am on Saturday and all anglers must have left the complex by this time. Pascale will arrive before 10am. You must not go onto any of the lakes before 12pm. 2, No anglers will be allowed on the lake before 12pm. 3, Maximum of 4 rods allowed except on La Traque where only 3 are allowed. 4, Minimum breaking strain of line is 12lb. We recommend 15lb and above due to the size of the fish. 5, Maximum hook link breaking strain to be 25lb. 6, No lead core or leaders of any kind allowed on the complex. 7, A lead safety system to be used at all times. No fixed leads allowed. 8, Barbless or micro barbed hooks only. No hooks allowed larger than a size 2. 9, No bent hooks allowed on the complex. 10, Adequate unhooking mats are are required and also a water bucket must be available at all times to keep the fish wet while out of the water. 11, No sacking of fish at anytime. 12, We would ask that the fish kept out of the water for the minimum time possible. 13, Anyone found marking fish will be liable under French law for prosecution. 14, It is advised you have a fish care kit available. We recommend good Koi care products such as NT Labs Wound Seal and Ulcer Swab. 15, No braided mainline allowed. Braided lines are available for use when fishing for catfish only. This will only be allowed when using live or dead baits. 16, ALL NUTS are banned within the Domaine de Goncourt complex. ONLY PARTICLES PURCHASED FROM DOMAINE DE GONCOURT ARE ALLOWED TO BE USED ON THE COMPLEX. WE DO NOT ALLOW ANY OTHER PARTICLES ON THE COMPLEX FROM ANY SUPPLIERS.16, (a) No shelf life Boilies to be used on Domaine de Goncourt, only fresh Boilies allowed. 17, All unwanted bait to be either taken home or put into the unwanted bait bin at the end of the week. This will be used during the winter months as a supplement to pellet feed that is used. PLEASE DO NOT THROW UNWANTED BAIT INTO THE MARGINS. 18, No rods to be left unattended at anytime. 19, All boats are used at you own risk. You must bring your own life jackets and these must be worn at all time while you using the boat. Failure to comply to this rule will mean that all the boats will be removed from the lake for that week. 20, Bait boats are allowed. 21, The cutting of trees and bank side vegetation is not allowed. 22, No climbing trees, or removal of branches allowed. 23, No litter to be left on the lake. The swims will be checked before departure. 24, Recycling bags must be used in conjunction with the leaflet supplied on arrival. 25, Toilets must be used in all circumstances. 26, No dogs allowed on the lakes. Dogs may be allowed on request to Domaine de Goncourt management. Owners must clean up after their animals in all cases. 27, We would ask that noise is kept to a minimum whilst on the lakes. Loud music and excessive drinking will not be tolerated. 28, No swimming in the lake. 29, No open fires or ground BBQ's. 30, Any anglers found to be breaking the rules will be asked to leave the complex and will forfeit any monies paid. 31, Children must be accompanied by their parents at all times. 32, The party leader is responsible for all loss or damage that may occur during his/her stay on Domaine de Goncourt lakes. On receipt of booking confirmation it is accepted that these rules have been read and will adhered to by all parties concerned. 33, We at Domaine de Goncourt expect all our anglers and none anglers (paid guests) to behave to the highest standard while visiting the complex. We reserve the right to take appropriate action to any person/persons that have not complied with the rules or terms and conditions set out by the owner. 34, The owner of Domaine de Goncourt lakes accept no responsible for injury, loss, theft, fire or damage to any persons or property owned by the party concerned. 35, Non angling guests, wives, girlfriend and partners are allowed and will be charged at the rate set out when the booking is made. All non angling guests will also have to pay €10 for recycling while on the complex. 36, Last rule of the lakes. Please come and enjoy yourself, you're on holiday!

  • Description
    The largest carp caught to date is a mirror of 65lb 8oz with the common carp record standing at 62lb 8oz. This brings the total to 3 known 60lb plus carp and there has been 11 other  known 50lb plus mirrors and commons also caught on this lake. We estimate the average size of the fish to be 28lb plus with the fish growing by as much as three pounds per year. 
    
    The lake's size makes it suitable for an exclusive booking for ten anglers maximum (2 anglers fishing outside the island) or eight individually booked anglers. The new island swims allow for 8 anglers to fish from a central social area similar to some of our other lakes. This new area was started in 2019/20 season and will increase the number of our social lakes to 4 lakes so you can spend the week altogether making sure everyone in your group can share that special moment when fish are caught. 
    
    The island when finished will have a lodge with catering facilities, BBQ and large table to seat your group. This lake is sure to become one of most sought after exclusive social venues on Domaine De Goncourt in the future. The facilities will be finished for the start of 2023 but the island itself will open for the start of this season in 2020.
    
    This means that each angler will always have their own area of water to fish. The water has got four double swims and a further eight individual swims around the perimeter of the lake and also the 4 double swims situated on the island itself. 
    
    Details on the other lakes in our complex can be found here:
    
    La Botte - 35 Acres
    JB Lake - 40 Acres
    King Lake - 15 Acres
    Pascale Lake - 7 Acres 
    Robin Lake - 14 Acres
    Les Saules - 9 Acres
    La Traque - 12 Acres
    Woods Lake - 20 Acres 
    
    	                        
  • Price Guide (per week)

    Per Angler:

    Per Non-Angler:

    Exclusive Hire:

    POA

    POA

    POA

    Notes:

    
    								
  • Facilities
    • Accommodation
    • Bait Available
    • Tackle Hire
    • Bait Boats
    • Rowing Boats
    • Wi-Fi Available
    • Disabled Access
    • No
    • Yes
    • No
    • Yes
    • Yes
    • -
    • -
    • Toilets
    • Food
    • Showers
    • Hot Water
    • BBQ
    • Car Parking
    • Dogs Allowed
    • Yes
    • -
    • Yes
    • Yes
    • Yes
    • Yes
    • No
  • Specifications

    Size:

    Swims

    Max Anglers:

    Stock:

    Carp Weight:

    Difficulty:

    Night Fishing:

    24 acres

    15

    10

    Good

    65lb

    3/5

    Yes

  • Rules
    Domaine de Goncourt does not allow the use of any type of nuts on the complex. This includes commercially prepared nuts and particles. This decision has been taken on a fish welfare basis along with poorly prepared nuts and particles by anglers that have been used in the past. If we find anyone using nuts on the complex then the whole group will be asked to stop fishing and leave the complex. No refund will be given due to this rule being broken by the a party member.
    
    1, All anglers must meet at the lake you have book no earlier than 12.00pm on the Saturday of arrival. Cars must NOT be parked in front of any farm gates or block any road access on the complex. Departure time is 10am on Saturday and all anglers must have left the complex by this time. Pascale will arrive before 10am. You must not go onto any of the lakes before 12pm.
    2, No anglers will be allowed on the lake before 12pm.
    3, Maximum of 4 rods allowed except on La Traque where only 3 are allowed.
    4, Minimum breaking strain of line is 12lb. We recommend 15lb and above due to the size of the fish.
    5, Maximum hook link breaking strain to be 25lb.
    6, No lead core or leaders of any kind allowed on the complex.
    7, A lead safety system to be used at all times. No fixed leads allowed.
    8, Barbless or micro barbed hooks only. No hooks allowed larger than a size 2.
    9, No bent hooks allowed on the complex.
    10, Adequate unhooking mats are are required and also a water bucket must be available at all times to keep the fish wet while out of the water.
    11, No sacking of fish at anytime.
    12, We would ask that the fish kept out of the water for the minimum time possible.
    13, Anyone found marking fish will be liable under French law for prosecution.
    14, It is advised you have a fish care kit available. We recommend good Koi care products such as NT Labs Wound Seal and Ulcer Swab.
    15, No braided mainline allowed. Braided lines are available for use when fishing for catfish only. This will only be allowed when using live or dead baits.
    16, ALL NUTS are banned within the Domaine de Goncourt complex. ONLY PARTICLES PURCHASED FROM DOMAINE DE GONCOURT ARE ALLOWED TO BE USED ON THE COMPLEX.  WE DO NOT ALLOW ANY OTHER PARTICLES ON THE COMPLEX FROM ANY SUPPLIERS.16, (a) No shelf life Boilies to be used on Domaine de Goncourt, only fresh Boilies allowed.
    17, All unwanted bait to be either taken home or put into the unwanted bait bin at the end of the week. This will be used during the winter months as a supplement to pellet feed that is used. PLEASE DO NOT THROW UNWANTED BAIT INTO THE MARGINS.
    18, No rods to be left unattended at anytime.
    19, All boats are used at you own risk. You must bring your own life jackets and these must be worn at all time while you using the boat. Failure to comply to this rule will mean that all the boats will be removed from the lake for that week.
    20, Bait boats are allowed.
    21, The cutting of trees and bank side vegetation is not allowed.
    22, No climbing trees, or removal of branches allowed.
    23, No litter to be left on the lake. The swims will be checked before departure.
    24, Recycling bags must be used in conjunction with the leaflet supplied on arrival.
    25, Toilets must be used in all circumstances.
    26, No dogs allowed on the lakes. Dogs may be allowed on request to Domaine de Goncourt management. Owners must clean up after their animals in all cases.
    27, We would ask that noise is kept to a minimum whilst on the lakes. Loud music and excessive drinking will not be tolerated.
    28, No swimming in the lake.
    29, No open fires or ground BBQ's.
    30, Any anglers found to be breaking the rules will be asked to leave the complex and will forfeit any monies paid.
    31, Children must be accompanied by their parents at all times.
    32, The party leader is responsible for all loss or damage that may occur during his/her stay on Domaine de Goncourt lakes. On receipt of booking confirmation it is accepted that these rules have been read and will adhered to by all parties concerned.
    33, We at Domaine de Goncourt expect all our anglers and none anglers (paid guests) to behave to the highest standard while visiting the complex. We reserve the right to take appropriate action to any person/persons that have not complied with the rules or terms and conditions set out by the owner.
    34, The owner of Domaine de Goncourt lakes accept no responsible for injury, loss, theft, fire or damage to any persons or property owned by the party concerned.
    35, Non angling guests, wives, girlfriend and partners are allowed and will be charged at the rate set out when the booking is made. All non angling guests will also have to pay €10 for recycling while on the complex.
    36, Last rule of the lakes. Please come and enjoy yourself, you're on holiday!
  • Lake Map

    Advice for fishing in France can be found HERE.

    Map of Charlie Lake, Matignicourt-Goncourt France
  • Lake Video
  • Location

    Advice for fishing in France can be found HERE.

    GPS:
    Lat 48.681270599365
    Lon 4.645209789276

  • Contact

    ADDRESS

    Domaine De Goncourt, 2 Rue Goncourt, 51300 Matignicourt-Goncourt, France

    PHONE

    +33 6 14 46 49 07

    EMAIL

    goncourtfishingltd@gmail.com

    WEBSITE

    Lake Website

    SOCIAL FEEDS

  • Latest Catches
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Price Guide (per week)

Per Angler:

Per Non-Angler:

Exclusive Hire:

Other:

POA

POA

POA


					

Facilities

  • Accommodation
  • Bait Available
  • Tackle Hire
  • Bait Boats
  • Rowing Boats
  • Wi-Fi Available
  • Disabled Access
  • No
  • Yes
  • No
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • -
  • -
  • Toilets
  • Food
  • Showers
  • Hot Water
  • BBQ
  • Car Parking
  • Dogs Allowed
  • Yes
  • -
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • No

Specifications

Size:

Swims

Max Anglers:

Stock:

Carp Weight:

Difficulty:

Night Fishing:

24 acres

15

10

Good

65lb +

3/5

Yes

Lake Map

Map of Charlie Lake, Matignicourt-Goncourt France

Lake Video

Location

Advice for fishing in France can be found HERE.

GPS: Lat 48.681270599365, Lon 4.645209789276

Contact

Domaine De Goncourt

Domaine De Goncourt, 2 Rue Goncourt, 51300 Matignicourt-Goncourt, France

+33 6 14 46 49 07

goncourtfishingltd@gmail.com

Lake Website

Latest Catches

Per Angler - c.POA /week

Exclusive Hire - c.POA /week