The Lake

The Retreat Lake carp fishery is a great exclusive venue for up to 4 anglers or those wishing to combine a fishing holiday with their family. Previously owned by a landscape gardener the lake and it’s surroundings are a joy to walk round or just sit and soak up the atmosphere whilst waiting for a bite. Click on the “Gallery” menu above or here to view more images of the lake.

The wedge shaped lake is 2.5 acres in size with depths from 1 to 5 feet. The lake bed is firm with patches of silt and there is an island with bridge access across the lake. Numerous bankside trees and bushes create great features with a couple of hours stalking these likely looking spots often producing a fish or two.

Landing nets, unhooking mats and weigh slings are provided, free of charge and must be used at all times,so no need to bring your own with you. Not only will this help with our fish care policy but will leave you extra room for taking home your wine and beer!

The Lake is well stocked with commons, mirrors and catfish to over 45lbs and a good number of 20 and 30lbs fish. Other coarse fish in the lake include: ZANDER, PERCH, ROACH, GUDGEON (No Bream, poisson chat or crayfish).

The lake is completely private and night fishing is permitted. There is complete access around the lake on foot and all swims are on comfortable lush grass banks. No mallets needed for your pegs! Car parking adjacent to the lake/gite is only 30 yards away so carrying the tackle won’t be too much of a chore. Wheelbarrow available on site.

Bait can be purchased on arrival and is provided exclusively for The Retreat and can be pre-ordered when making a booking.

You are welcome to bring your own bait, except particles, which must be purchased on site.

Bait boats are permitted on the lake and can be hired.