Exclusive Angling Holidays
Outstanding Catfish & Carp Fishing in France
Exclusive Angling Holidays is a three lake complex within 25 acres of Chestnut woodland, in the North Dordogne region of France.
With two amazing catfish dedicated waters and one fantastic carp lake you are sure to find your perfect fishing holiday.
We can offer you several different ways to fulfil your dream fishing holiday from Drive & Survive, Fly & Survive or Holiday with close by accommodation. Bring your own gear or hire from us, feed yourselves or let us cater for you. Bring your own bait or buy what we recommend, the choices are endless and its our passion to make your holiday the best you'll ever have! Hundreds of others have done it, so why don't you. Have a peek at our testimonial page and let other anglers tell you of their experiences with Exclusive Angling Holidays.
We are just 40 minutes south of Limoges airport or a six hour drive from Caen.
Our season is from March to the end of October and we run on a Friday to Friday basis.
Lake Bleu (4.5 acres) is our well established catfish predator lake with an average weight of over 78lbs. Our largest named 'Red October' weighs roughly between 140lbs and 160lbs and is yet to be caught. The current lake record is 121lbs, 5oz (May 2014). Weekly catches of over 2300lbs are not uncommon.
Lake Rouge (4.5 acres) is our relatively new catfish only lake. Holding roughly the same amount of cats as Lake Bleu including at least 10 over 100lbs. The biggest catfish was 116lbs, two years ago. There are also plenty of upper 70's, 80's and 90 pounders along with four breathtaking albinos weighing over 30lbs.
Lake Vert (1.5 acres) is our carp lake. Fish stocking here is well balanced, there are five over 40lbs and 30, over 30lbs, with plenty of these in the high 30's. There are also smaller carp, which were so beautiful we couldn't resist, including several fully scaled and a couple of coy. Vert's lake record (June 2017) is 50lb mirror carp.
Exclusive Angling Holidays offers both a 'Drive & Survive' or a 'Fly and Survive' package. This means, which ever way you decide to travel to us, you are free to arrive at the lakes and bivvy up without the additional cost of a place to stay. See the individual lakes for more details and costs.
Alternatively we can also offer you a fishing holiday with accommodation staying in either one of our two apartments at Chatelavy (sleeping three or four people) or in a mobile home at the local camp site Camping Maisonneuve (sleeping six people).