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misty early morning at the lake


This private, four-and-a-half acre ancient water is over 250 years old and holds carp in excess of 50lbs. The fishing is truly superb. About 100 carp are swimming around: a very good head of forties and thirties including 3 grass carp.

The lake water is coloured, the bed is a mixture of silt and gravel with no weed, depth ranges from 13 feet to shallows.

There are no bream, poisson chat or cats – but there is a good head of roach and rudd, so you can fill in your time fishing for them!

If you fly, we will provide all your tackle but feel free to bring your own reels and alarms.

Drive-and-survive or airport pick up, the choice is yours.

Here’s a leisurely stroll round the lake, courtesy Neil, aka The Chester Carper.

dave with enormous carp


We are Dave and Steve, and between us we have been carping for well over 50 years, which is actually a really frightening thought.

We will be happy to share our experience and knowledge with you.

Our dream was to find an ancient lake in France with original carp, add to these with selected stockies, keep the features and snags, and end up with a lake that we would want to fish.

Now we have the Étang Caché, and we would like to share our lake with you.

two blokes enjoying lunch


We supply free tea, coffee and water. We can also provide a shopping package if you want to cater for yourselves. Alternatively Dave (the fat bloke) can do the cooking: you won ’t starve at this lake...

A typical daily menu, €25 per person, per day:

Full English Breakfast Sausage, bacon, eggs, beans, mushrooms, bread, butter

Snacks at lunchtime

A hot evening meal BBQs are very popular, as are roast chicken and pork dishes


Set in secluded woodland in the Dordogne, the Étang Caché is about fifty minutes drive south of Limoges airport, or 8 hours drive from Boulogne/Calais.

The area is famous for good food and wine: trust us, we have tried it all and will be happy to pass on our knowledge. Getting here couldn’t be easier.

Driving, the route south is easy, If you are flying, both Ryanair and Flybe depart from various airports in the UK and land at Limoges.

This part of France is truly rural. As you fish the sound of a tractor is all you will hear above the wildlife and the odd cry of delight from a bloke in camo!

sunset at lake


The Étang Caché now run weeks from Saturday to Saturday, though we will try to accommodate alternatives if it’s workable.

You will need to book and pay for your return flight to and from Limoges Airport. Both Flybe and Ryanair fly from the UK.

You should arrange your own holiday and travel insurance. For those of you who would like to be mobile, Avis supply discounted car hire for people who travel with Flybe.

Drive and Survive... 1 week on Lake, up to 4 anglers.
£225.00 per week per person

Pick up and drop off from Limoges Airport 1 week on Lake, equipment supplied. £290.00 per week per person

We require a deposit of £100.00 per person when booking and the remaining money to be paid no later than 4 weeks before the start of the holiday.

On arrival we require a refundable deposit of £50.00 per person against damage to hired equipment.

Tackle, Bait and High Quality Boilies are available from us. We supply pellet and particle baits that have been prepared by us. We also sell a bait package consisting of: 10kg multi-pellet 2-9mm 50/50 breakdown, 20kg Particle, 5kg boilies, all for 120.00 euros.

If you run short of end tackle we can supply it.
And please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions.

For Those Who Fly, we supply

3 Quality Carp rods, 3 Shimano Baitrunners with line
1 Two man bivvy per person
1 Cradle per swim
1 Bed Chair, 1 Recliner Chair
1 Unhooking Mat, 1 Landing Net
1 Scales and Weigh Sling, 3 Fox Alarms and Hangers
1 Pod or Bank Sticks
Rowing boat at lake for your use

At our lake Shower, Toilet, Kitchen and BBQ areas.
Shopping service available.

For more info and booking, call or e-mail

UK Rep Neil Golden
mobile 0044 (0)7841 698 045
E-mail neil.golden@hotmail.co.uk

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Chester Carper

Steve mobile 0033 (0)676 557 923
Dave mobile 0033 (0)631 309 692
E-mail etangcache@orange.fr

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