Central Carpe

In the heart of the Poitou region, near Deux-Sèuvres is the 34 acre tree-lined lake called ‘Central Carpe’ (formally Etang-des-Freaux) which was created by monks in the middle of the 14th century and was extended to its current size in the 19th century.


There are15 double swims around the lake. You can drive to your swims to unload/load your vehicle, but you must then park your car on the official car park. The lake is about 3 metres deep and the lake bed is mainly sand. There are no significant snags or weed beds. 


There are around 600 Carp and the lake record is over 60lbs. There are 10 known Sturgeon and no Catfish. There are some Crayfish so protect your boilies with mesh or shrink wrap.  In February the owners intend to stock some more Carp.

There are on-site facilities with 3 toilets, 2 showers and charging points for batteries etc. and later in 2017 there will be an on-site shop. 

Central Carpe has some fantastic accommodation available. There are 3 gites within the large mansion which is only 100 metres from the lake. There is also a heated swimming pool which can be used by the people who rent the accommodation. 

There is also a Gite situated at the lake side with its own private swim.


Central Carpe Rules

Only people who have booked in are allowed on site

Children must be supervised at all times

All vehicles must be parked at the allotted car parks 

Do not damage any trees, bushes or any bank side vegetation

All rubbish to be placed in rubbish bags and removed from venue

Do not dispose of cigarette ends, bottle tops or any rubbish in the lake

Dogs are allowed on-site but must be kept on a lead and their mess cleaned up

Swimming is not allowed in the lake

Only quality unhooking mats/cradles allowed and they must be wet using fresh lake water before placing any fish on/in

Only handle fish with wet hands

A quality fish antiseptic must be used on all hook holds or damaged areas of fish

No maiming of fish

No excessive noise. Please keep radios, dvd players etc to a level so as not upset fellow anglers

No drunken behaviour 

No use of illegal drugs. Anybody caught using illegal drugs will be reported to the police

No open fires

Maximum of 3 rods per angler

Do not leave rods unattended whilst fishing

Only correctly prepared particles allowed (click here for guide on how to cook)

Barbless or crushed barbed hooks allowed

No leadcore

No shock leaders

A minimum of 75cm rig tubing to be used

Only fish friendly/safe rigs allowed

Braided mainline is not allowed, with the exception of use on marker,spod rods

A minimum of 45 inch landing net

Do not use landing nets on the Sturgeon. they must be landed by the tail.

Weigh slings must be made of a PVC type or fish friendly materials

No sacking of fish

Recovery slings may be used for a minimal period

No defecating around the lake. There are onsite toilets

BBQ's are allowed but please make sure they will not cause any fires

No open fires

Gates will be locked between 08:30 & 20:00


1 weeks fishing  per angler:  £225.00

Non fishing guest:  £50.00

Gite la Pecherie includes swim 1 (Lakeside Cottage) 1 angler and 1 guest:  £750.00

Gite la Pecherie includes swim 1 (Lakeside Cottage) 2 anglers and up to 2 guest:  £925.00

Gite du Jardin for up to 6 people:  £790.00 + £225.00 per angler

Gite du Moulin for up to 5 people:  £750.00 + £225.00 per angler

Gite de l etang for up to 5 people:  £750.00 + £225.00 per angler

Gite du for up to 5 people:  £750.00 + £225.00 per angler 


The owner of the Property/Lake or Carp Fishing Trips do not take any responsibility in case of accidents, thefts or material damage.

To have a chat about or to book Central Carpe you can call Rob

on: +44 (0) 77 1783 7879  or email:

 or by clicking on the contact page button below and filling in the form

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