Mirror Pool Fisheries

Mirror Pool Fisheries - French Carp Fishing at it's Best

We run four of the premier small water carp lakes in France. All of the fisheries, Mirror Pool, Meadow Lake, Mayflower Pool and Millstone Pool are beautifully maintained and well run lakes with many large carp to 74lb! The choice of fisheries cater for most anglers looking for an uncrowded, drive and survive fishing holiday in France with big carp and beautiful surroundings.

Our lakes are situated in the French region of Limousin close to the city of Limoges and are approximately one hour apart. We open for fishing at the beginning of April and close at the end of October, giving our fish five months recovery time with no angling pressure. We operate on a Saturday to Saturday basis commencing fishing at 3pm and finishing at noon the following Saturday, and accept individual or group bookings.

Unlike most of these other French carp fishing venues, we own and run all of our fisheries. All the fish stocked in them have been put in and grown on by us. There are no stories of uncaught monsters - why? Because, unlike these other lakes, we put the fish in and we know what you will be fishing for.

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17/06/2017

Richard and Matt were on their third visit to Mayflower Pool in three years and therefore as with a number of our regular anglers came with a growing knowledge of what they might expect from a week on the fishery, with that in mind Richard elected for swim 1 with Matt initially in swim 7 although after some further consideration decided to move into swim 5 on Monday knowing that too many lines out in the shallows, swim 5 would offered a wider choice of water especially given he had access to a bait boat. Richard managed a new PB on the Sunday afternoon with a Mirror at 39lbs 12ozs just eluding him of that much sought after first forty. That aside the week proved reasonably productive with a final tally of fifteen fish banked during the session, these weighed as follows: 22:12, 24:10 (Common), 26:04, 26:08, 27:06 (Common), 28:04, 32:02, 33:04, 34:00 (Common), 34:08, 35:02, 35:06, 37:08, 38:04,and 39:12. The vast majority of Richard's fish came on Mainline's Essential Cell although one of Richard's twenties fell to a black bug zig. Matt on the north bank had to wait until Monday before his first bite came which turned out to be a nice Common at 37lbs 12ozs a second Common came on a similar zig at 26lbs 2ozs later on in the week on Thursday afternoon which would prove to be the sunniest and warmest day of the week.In addition to these two Commons Matt managed a further eleven Mirrors weighing in as follows: 33:12, 35:04, 36:02, 37:11, 38:04, 38:10, 42:12, 45:00, 47:04, 47:08,and 51:04. Matt's preferred bait was again Mainline boilies but this time Snowman yellow wafters tipped with yellow pop ups and Hybrid wafters tipped with yellow pop ups over Hybrid boilie freebies. It has been very encouraging to see the larger fish starting show up post spawning and all barr one were reported to be in good condition. So whilst a mixed bag of weather over the past week presented its own problems a total of twenty eight fish were caught and in summary the stats look as follows: One 50 (The 14th so far this season) Four 40's Sixteen 30's (Includes two Commons) Seven 20's (Includes two Commons) In conclusion the average weighs appear to be back on the up after spawning as the past week shows with a figure of 35lbs 5ozs. There are a number of free weeks coming up so check for availability to get in on the Mayflower experience.

10/06/2017

Richard and Matt were on their third visit to Mayflower Pool in three years and therefore as with a number of our regular anglers came with a growing knowledge of what they might expect from a week on the fishery, with that in mind Richard elected for swim 1 with Matt initially in swim 7 although after some further consideration decided to move into swim 5 on Monday knowing that too many lines out in the shallows, swim 5 would offered a wider choice of water especially given he had access to a bait boat. Richard managed a new PB on the Sunday afternoon with a Mirror at 39lbs 12ozs just eluding him of that much sought after first forty. That aside the week proved reasonably productive with a final tally of fifteen fish banked during the session, these weighed as follows: 22:12, 24:10 (Common), 26:04, 26:08, 27:06 (Common), 28:04, 32:02, 33:04, 34:00 (Common), 34:08, 35:02, 35:06, 37:08, 38:04,and 39:12. The vast majority of Richard's fish came on Mainline's Essential Cell although one of Richard's twenties fell to a black bug zig. Matt on the north bank had to wait until Monday before his first bite came which turned out to be a nice Common at 37lbs 12ozs a second Common came on a similar zig at 26lbs 2ozs later on in the week on Thursday afternoon which would prove to be the sunniest and warmest day of the week.In addition to these two Commons Matt managed a further eleven Mirrors weighing in as follows: 33:12, 35:04, 36:02, 37:11, 38:04, 38:10, 42:12, 45:00, 47:04, 47:08,and 51:04. Matt's preferred bait was again Mainline boilies but this time Snowman yellow wafters tipped with yellow pop ups and Hybrid wafters tipped with yellow pop ups over Hybrid boilie freebies. It has been very encouraging to see the larger fish starting show up post spawning and all barr one were reported to be in good condition. So whilst a mixed bag of weather over the past week presented its own problems a total of twenty eight fish were caught and in summary the stats look as follows: One 50 (The 14th so far this season) Four 40's Sixteen 30's (Includes two Commons) Seven 20's (Includes two Commons) In conclusion the average weighs appear to be back on the up after spawning as the past week shows with a figure of 35lbs 5ozs. There are a number of free weeks coming up so check for availability to get in on the Mayflower experience. Regards, Brian "Fishery Bailiff"

07/11/2016 at 05:00

We have just received a cancelation on Mirror Pool for the first week of the 2017 season. Please contact me if you are interested.

19/10/2016 at 13:00

Best quality carp pellets are now available to buy on Mirror Pool, Mayflower Pool and Meadow Lake. The cost is just £18 per 10k and need to be booked prior to leaving.