Horcott Lakes Reviews

Horcott is situated in the heart of the Cotswolds in the historic town of Fairford and is home to some of the best-looking carp in the Cotswold Waterpark. All of our lakes contain stunning Leenies and Suttons, mirrors and commons.

The complex consists of four lakes; the main lake (20arces) which now is a highly stocked runs water and has had a massive injection of new fish, with most Carp averaging mid doubles, good head of 20’s, and the lake record being 38lb. The lake its self is a typical Cotswold gravel pit, Gin clear, 5ft-6ft in depth with lots of bars, gullies and weed beds. We also have a 10 acre 20 man syndicate lake which is much deeper in places, but yet again lots of bars, silt pockets and lovely silk weed. There are also two small match lakes at the back of the complex, great for beginners or the pleasure angler, holding lots of Carp to low doubles, very good head of Tench and plenty of silver fish.

All the lakes have been restocked over the last season making it a prolific fishery with sercure parking.

Horcott is also a great Tench and Bream fishery, along with plenty of Roach, Rudd, Perch and some very large Pike.

Abbey Lakes Reviews

About Abbey Lakes

Abbey lakes is situated in Longueil Sainte Marie, France and has 6 lakes, Heron Lake, Fox Lake, Kingfisher Lake, Attila Lake, Wild Boar Lake and Frog Lake.

Why Choose Abbey lakes?

• Making dreams a reality since 1999 !

• Secure complex

• On-site restaurant

• Food package service

• Clubhouse with  licenced bar and friendly atmosphere!

• On-site tackle shop

• Vehicle access to all swims

• Ladies and gents shower blocks

• Frozen bait storage

• Phone and bait boat charging points

• 24hr on-site bailiff

Abbey lakes Price List

Abbey lakes price list

Abbey lakes directions

Upon leaving the Eurotunnel keep to the centre of the road and follow signs towards the town centre but don’t actually leave the main road! After a short while the A26 will split left/right, keep to the right and follow the signs for Reims / Arras and Lille otherwise you will end up in Belgium. Now it is simply a case of driving straight down the motorway until you reach another fork, again stick to the right hand side and follow the signs for Arras and Paris via the A1! Having passed through the first set of toll booths, continue all the way down the A1 until you reach Junction 9, signposted Chevrières / Pont Sainte Maxence  /Creil. Take the slip road and after approximately 0.5km you will reach the toll booths, once through these you will approach a roundabout, go straight over and then take the very first exit (which looks like a small service road alongside the Norbert Dentressangle depot) and follow this to the crossroads. Go straight over the crossroads and drive for 2km until you reach a t-junction with a ‘jet ski lake’ on your left. Turn left here and follow the road for a further kilometre, turn left just as you pass under the bridge and voila, you have arrived at the Abbey complex.

Abbey lakes Food packages

Abbey are pleased to announce they will be offering a full-on food package or the choice to pick breakfasts and meals on specific days.

All Breakfasts are to be eaten in our club house, while the evening meals can be collected and taken away with you to you swim, if you prefer.

For more details on how to book food packages, please email info@abbeylake.com or contact the club house direct on 00 33 344 380 866 to make sure you don’t miss out on some top-notch grub!

We ask that you do pre-book this service in advance of your visit and therefore either pay at the time of booking or when you settle the balance 10 weeks prior to arrival. 

Prices are as follows :

Breakfast €11

Dinner €11

Full package €154

About Etang des Flores – Flores Carp Experience

At Etang des Flores, the carp are large, the lake is beautiful and the fishing is good. Okay, we may be biased, but we believe that our lake is one of the best in the region and that you will be delighted you book a carp fishing holiday with us. The lake offers 12 swims in total and is fully stocked with a diverse assortment of huge fish.

Set within acres of the picturesque French countryside, it’s the perfect getaway and a great place to fish some stunning varieties of carp. If you’re looking to catch that elusive Pretty One, it’s waiting for you within the depths of our waters.

Everything you need in one place

We offer all the facilities you need on-site, including showers, a dining lodge and a tackle shop. Whether you are a seasoned angler or a complete novice, our lake offers a number of spots where you can practice and perfect your technique or put your knowledge to the test and catch some of our fantastic carp.

We are proud of the facilities we have to offer at Flores and the wonderful experiences our guests have had over the years. If you are looking for a holiday to remember in one of the most beautiful carp fishing locations in France, we would be delighted to welcome you.

Etang Des Flores Dining Area & Kitchen

One of the finest Carp fishing lakes in France

Carp fishing in France at Etang des Flores offers an exclusive carp fishing experience in a stunning location. Our 10-acre lake is set in the heart of nature and is fully stocked with a comfortable number and selection of carp, including mirror, common, grass, leather and koi varieties. At the last count, our stock resided at around 280 carp ranging in weight from the mid 20’s to well over the magical 60lb barrier.

Since we bought this beautiful lake in December 2011, we are proud to have nurtured it to become the ultimate fishing water and certainly one of the best in the region. The lake has been an established carp fishing waters since 1998 so we had a great head start.

More than just a place to fish

Fishing at Flores is not just about beating your friends to the largest fish or smashing your own personal best. It’s about enjoying some of the best carp fishing in France in some of the most unspoilt and idyllic surroundings available. While you’re waiting for that first fish to bite, you’ll have the chance to spot one of our many wildlife visitors and inhabitants.

From woodpeckers and cuckoos to kingfishers, deer and wild boar, the lake is a natural haven for many wild animals and birds.

Unique Experience

At Etang des Flores, we offer our guests a truly unique fishing experience amidst some of the most beautiful scenery. In addition to our fully stocked lake, we have thought of everything you need while fishing and all within a short walk away or situated at every swim. This means you can simply turn up, set up and be reassured that you won’t need to leave your equipment for more than a few minutes to grab some refreshments, have a quick shower or enjoy a bite to eat in our dining lodge.

All the essentials when and where you need them

Every swim around the lake is served by WiFi and power, perfect if you need to recharge your phone or check Google for the latest weather or catch up on your favorite program! Our shower block has hot running water and we also have a locker room for you to store your belongings safely. Our snack shop is stocked with essentials like sandwiches, crisps, drinks and chocolate, while our dining lodge is perfect for sharing tales with other guests about the one that was “this big” or the one that got away.

Etang Des Flores Toilets & Showers

All this and tackle, too

Of course, it wouldn’t be fair of us to offer all of these facilities and then make you drive miles to find good quality tackle. That’s why we ensure our on-site tackle shop is stocked with all the essentials from big names like Korda, Nash, Solar and Ridge Monkey. We also have freezers available for storing bait.

Etang Des Flores Information

What is included in the price?
Our prices are all inclusive of travel from the UK, 7 Days Fishing and a breakfast & dinner food package.

Can we bring our own bait?
No, all bait is supplied at the lake and no other bait is to be used. This is not for a financial benefit, it is to control the quality of bait being introduced into the lake. We offer 2 different baits on site: House Bait (Frankfurter) & Bait Asylum Marine Receptor & Cream Amino. The House Bait is £75 for 10kg & the Bait Asylum Baits are £80 for 10kg.

Is Particle allowed?
Particle can be used at Flores, but only particle which is purchased from the bailiff. This is cooked fresh, on site, daily and is reasonably priced.

Are bait boats allowed?
Bait boats are allowed on EXCLUSIVE BOOKINGS only at Flores. Please use them sensibly and consider other anglers when using one.

How is the draw for swims done?
The draw for swims is done on the Saturday morning that you arrive at the lake. After you have been greeted by Dan & Julie they will take you on a walk around the lake to get a feel for the swims. The draw is done in the lodge & will be done by picking numbers out of the hat. If you pick number 1 – you have first choice of swims. If you pick number 8, you have last choice of swims.

How long does the journey take?
The journey is broken up into two parts. The ferry leaves the UK from Portsmouth on the Friday evening (approximate departure time is 23:00) and docks at Caen on the Saturday morning (approximately 6am). You then have a 2-hour drive in France from Caen to the Mayenne Region where you will arrive at the lake at (approximately) 9am.

Payments at the lake – do you accept Euros or Sterling?
We only accept payments in sterling at the lake and have no card facilities.

Where are your collection points?

  • Portsmouth Ferry Point – The Ship & Castle Pub (90 Rudmore Square, Portsmouth PO2 8DR)
  • Essex Angling Grays (7-8 Queensgate Centre, Grays RM17 5DF)
  • Thurrock Services (Arterial Rd West Thurrock, Grays RM16 3BG)
  • Clackett Lane Services (M25 Westbound Junction 5/6, Westerham TN16 2ER)

Can we self-drive?
No, we do not offer Self Driving packages to Flores. All our holidays are fully inclusive.

Can a non-angler come to Flores?
Everyone is welcome to Flores, but unfortunately due to the minibus only having 8 seats. Non-anglers are subject to the full price of £640pp.

Do you do a food package?
We certainly do!! All prices are inclusive of a food package, this includes breakfast which begins on Sunday morning (you can either have a cooked breakfast down in the lodge, or a breakfast baguette delivered to your swim). And then a two-course evening meal which can be served in the lodge or NEW FOR 2019 can be delivered to your swim.

What are the luggage restrictions?
There is a slight luggage allowance due to the minibus. All anglers are allowed 1x rod bag, 1x clothes bag, 1x bivvy, 1x holdall/rucksack, 1x personal bag & 1x sleeping bag.

What don’t I need to bring?
We supply unhooking mats, weigh slings, Bedchairs & day-chairs. Please do not bring your own as it will restrict available space on the minibus. All of the above equipment is refreshed on a six monthly/yearly basis.

What facilities do you have on site?
We have a purpose-built shower block, with 3 showers, 8 lockers, 2 basins all supplied with electricity and storage facilities. There is a snack shop on site for all essentials; crisps, chocolate, drinks and sandwiches. The on-site tackle shop is stocked with all essential tackle from Korda, Nash, Solar and Ridge Monkey. Freezers are also available for storing bait. And finally, we have a separate, purpose-built toilet block with 3 toilets & a wash basin.

Can my son/daughter come to Flores with me?
Yes, younger anglers are welcome at Flores, but we do have a minimum age of 14 years old.

Are there any double swims?
Yes, NEW FOR 2019 there is 2 Double Swims at Flores. One on each bank. For those that have visited Flores before and are familiar with the layout the double swim on the house bank has replaced swim 4 & 5 and is situated in the middle. And on the Forest bank the double swim has replaced swim 8 & 9 and is situated in the middle of this area.

My collection point is the Ship & Castle Pub – can I leave my vehicle here?
There is secure parking at the Ship & Castle. This is £50 for the week and it to be paid to the pub direct. Please note that they only accept cash. You are leaving your vehicle here at your own risk and Flores Carp Experience take no responsibility for any damage or theft of vehicles.

What are the Crayfish like?
Crayfish show their presence through the summer months so make sure you come prepared! It is safe to travel with Hard Hookbaits, Bait Wrap and spare terminal tackle.

Dorchester Lake Reviews

Drayton road Dorchester on Thames (behind recreation ground). This is our tench lake and as of August 2018 is fully fenced, although it holds a few massive carp 3 nudge 30lb, also some nice pike, if you fancy a challenge the carp are catchable but you may need to put in a lot of time and effort.
New stocking of carp February 2012, 20 carp from 7lb upto 18lb, all commons!
​There are 25 swims, 6 or 7 are only accessible with waders when we have high water level. Many of them are big enough for a bivvy but many are a bit small and anglers need to go light! umbrella bedchair and rods. NEW FOR 2017/8 SEASON, SECURE GATED PARKING FOR LONG STAY ANGLERS.
All gates on combination locks.

Biggest tench 2013- 9lb 4oz, 8lb 11oz, 7lb 9oz.     2015 10lb 7oz 2016 8lb 12oz, 2017 9lb, 2018 9lb 10oz
Biggest reported carp 2014 38lb 10oz see gallery. 2015 40lb 8oz 2016 29lb 5oz

Four Seasons Fishery Reviews

Four Seasons Fisheries and Café premier day ticket fishery offering carp to over 32lbs and catfish to nearly 50lbs.

Millbrook Fisheries Reviews

Millbrook fisheries is a picturesque venue set in the grounds of 8.4 acres,with the lake being 4.5 acres, It’s fully secure both for anglers and the bio-security of the stock.We have cctv,comfortable clean swims,toilet and shower facilities ,plus electrical points if required.

The lake is in the stunning village of wetley rocks in staffordshire, and it’s not just the lake that’s stunning, it’s the fish too.

Millbrook is a family run business and was opened in september 2015 and is home to around 200 hand-picked carp from mark simmond’s, with between 120 -140 of these now being over the magical 20lb bracket, with the lake record at the moment reaching 37lb. We’ve created a top class carp fishery right here in the heart of the midlands, and we look forward to seeing you all on the banks of this tranquil venue very soon.

Honeypot Specimen Lake Reviews

The Specimen lake is by appointment only. It is 4 acres in size with a max of 10 swims, with 150 of the carp ranging between 20-35lb,  also a good head of catfish up to and over 55lb.  The make up of the lake is a clay bottom with gravel and silt patches with very little weed.

Cromwell Lake Reviews

Cromwell is a beautiful 18 acre spring fed, tree lined specimen lake, set in peaceful surroundings just of the A1 in Newark.

The Lake has many features and varies in depths between 3ft and 20ft, with prominent gravel bars, silty areas and drop off’s, there are various types of weed in the warmer months however our weed management plan allows easy fishing for anglers but also allows some weed to contribute to the carps balanced and natural nutrition.

The lake is surrounded by beautiful willow, beech, magnolia, scotts pine, and cherry trees, which provides a haven for wildlife, all in all the lake and its environment lends itself to a wealth of biodiversity.

In 2004 the fishery was transformed into a specimen carp venue, with a re-stocking programme, resulting in a lake holding 250+ fish including several 40’s and forty plus 30’s, with yearly stockings from reputable UK carp farms this November we will be receiving 33 c5s from the prolific Mark Simmonds.

The grounds are immaculately kept and have been developed into a 18 peg site with up to an acre of water per angler. One peg has been specially designed for the disabled angler with car and wheelchair access.

Island Carp Lake Reviews – Furzebray

This Carp lake was built in 2006 and was stocked in 2007, it contains 100 fish ranging up to and over 46lb with some 30  fish over 30lb & 60 + over 20lb. The lake varies in depth between 1.5ft and 12ft with an average of 3.5ft to 4.5ft. There are  reeds all around the lake providing plenty of features to fish to. Each Carp Fishing Swim on the lake offers the angler some thing different to fish to… The Specimen Carp Day Ticket Carp lake was built with only one thing in mind, to offer the Carp Angler a high quality carp fishing venue with some of the most beautiful carp in the southwest of England to fish for. The Island lake has eight swims all offering the budding Carp Angler features and hot spots to temp these stunning carp from..

Drayton Reservoir Reviews

Drayton Reservoir is a reservoir in Daventry, Northamptonshire, England. The reservoir is accessible from the A361 near the northern edge of Daventry. Drayton Reservoir is a feeder reservoir for the Grand Union Canal. When water is required for the canal the water level at Drayton can drop by 30 cm or more in a day.

Horseshoe Lake Reviews – Carp Society


Horseshoe Lake on the boarders of Gloucestershire and Oxfordshire is run on traditional lines and we pride ourselves on the care we take to ensure your security and enjoyment. For this reason we like to meet all our anglers on their first visit so it is recommended that you arrive during office hours, where we can pass on whatever hints and tips we can to assist your choices of swim, baits and techniques. All of our bailiffs are highly experienced anglers and are here to help.

Home Pool Reviews – Chad Lakes

Although an intimate Pool, fishing is made challenging and interesting by its many features, including islands, weed beds, silt pockets, hard spots and varying depth, therefore the fishery is best suited to more experienced anglers.

Flat grassed swims offer ample space for even the largest of bivvies. Additionally there is a shed, with seating area outside, offering members fridge/freezer, microwave and power facilities. There is ample secure parking, toilet and drinking water tap.