Fishing at Cherpont Lake In France.
Updated: Jul 31
Cherpont Lake is set in 65 acres in the rolling hills of the Limousin region in Central Massif France and was created in the early 19th century, giving it a Cassini status. Cherpont is a 39-acre, river-fed, mature lake, in a peaceful, secluded setting with tree lined banks and beautiful views of the surrounding hills and country side.
The average weight is 34lbs and there are around 20 fish over 50lbs and there is a good chance of achieving a PB here when fishing for big carp. A maximum of 15 anglers can fish at any one time to make sure everyone gets their fair share of the action. So if you're looking for some of the best carp fishing in France , look no further than Etang de Cherpont.
Cherpont Fishing Rules:
PLEASE DIP NETS ON ARRIVAL
RUBBISH BAGS ARE PROVIDED FOR YOU PLEASE CAN YOU SEPARATE GLASS, GENERAL AND RECYCLABLE .
NO SACKING OF FISH EXCEPT TO GO AND FETCH THE PERSON NEXT TO YOU FOR A PHOTOGRAPH.
PLEASE USE RECOVERY SLINGS PROVIDED FOR WEIGHING OF FISH, ALSO FOR LIFTING LANDED FISH OUT OF WATER
(SAFER ON FINS) THE USE OF THE ONE HANDED PVC TYPE
WEIGH HOOKS ARE NOT ALLOWED AS THEY CAN BREAK!!!
MICRO-BARBED OR BARBLESS HOOKS ONLY
NO UNLEADED/ LEADCORE LEADERS. NO SHOCK LEADERS OF ANY KIND. 14LB MINIMUM BS LINE ONLY. ASK THE OWNERS.
NO BRAIDED LINE ON FISHING RODS
FUSED LEADERS MUST ONLY BE USED WITH SEMI FIXED (LEAD-CLIPS) OR RUNNING LEAD, IF UNSURE PLEASE ASK THE BAILIFF
LEAD-CLIPS, REMEMBER THESE ARE DESIGNED FOR THE LEAD TO RELEASE UNDER ABNORMAL TENSION, SO DO NOT FORCE RUBBER SLEEVE FULLY.
LEAD-CLIPS MUST BE OF SMOOTH VARIETY I.E NO RIBBING/GRIP ON THE CLIP AND WITH ORIGINAL/MATCHING TAIL RUBBER n.b.PLEASE MOISTEN THE TAIL RUBBER BEFORE SECURING.
14LB MINIMUM REEL LINE n.b. THIS WILL BE CHECKED BY THE BAILIFF
BRAID CAN BE USED ON MARKER/SPOD RODS
IF NOT USING A SAFETY LEADER LINE TUBING MUST BE USED AT A MINIMUM OF 18″
NO NUTS ALLOWED. THE USE OF PARTICLE CAN ONLY BE FROM SHOP BOUGHT PRODUCTS, OR PREPARED BY CHERPONT. PARTICLES MUST BE PRE-ORDERED MINIMUM 2 WEEKS BEFORE YOUR VISIT. SHOP BOUGHT BRANDED PRODUCTS ONLY.
NO WADING, ONLY WHEN RETURNING FISH CLOSE TO THE MARGINS
UNATTENDED RODS, MAXIMUM 1 SWIM AWAY – IF YOU’RE IN CHURCHILLS/UFO NO UNATTENDED RODS ALLOWED,PLEASE FISH FULLY LOCKED UP! THERE ARE DANGEROUS SNAGS PRESENT!
ALL ANGLERS MUST HAVE AND USE ANTISEPTIC ON WOUNDS UPON CAPTURE THIS WILL AGAIN BE CHECKED BY THE BAILIFF
UNHOOKING MATS, WEIGH-SLINGS AND WATER BUCKETS ARE IN ALL SWIMS PLEASE LEAVE THEM HANGING OFF THE GROUND ON DEPARTING THE SWIM.
BAIT BUCKETS, WHEEL-BARROWS ARE AVAILABLE, ANY UNWANTED BAIT AT THE END OF YOUR WEEK PLEASE LEAVE WITH THE OWNERS OR BAILIFF – DO NOT DISCARD INTO LAKE.
MINIMUM NET SIZE 42″
PLEASE LEAVE SWIMS WITH NO CIGARETTE BUTTS, BOTTLE TOPS ETC. THIS WILL BE CHECKED AT THE END OF YOUR STAY.
NO SACKING OF FISH CAUGHT DURING DARKNESS IN ORDER TO GET A DAYLIGHT SHOT IN THE MORNING. ANYONE FOUND TO BE DOING THIS WILL BE TOLD TO PACK-UP AND LEAVE IMMEDIATELY.
If you are unsure of any rules, please ask to owners we are happy to help and advise you.
When coming to Cherpont we recommend that you bring the following fishing tackle:
Carp rods with at least 2 3/4 lb test curve.
Reels fitted with 14lb minimum mono line.
Large specimen type landing net 42″min
Bite indicators with bank sticks or a rod pod.
Bivvy & sleeping bag (pillow recommended ! ).
On your all inclusive carp fishing luggage is restricted to a rucksack (max 100 ltrs), rodbag (3 rods madeup), bivvy, sleeping bag, small carryall and 1 bucket of bait per angler (10kg). Nothing else will be allowed on the coach due to the transport company’s rules and space limitations.