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Welcome to : Hunters Retreat

Location - Pays de la Loire

Hunters Retreat is a 5 acre fishing lake in the Loire, 10 minutes away from the historical town of Chateaubriant and 4 Km from the picturesque village of St Aubin Des Chateaux which has all the amenities you will need, including a bar which does meals. It is also only 5 minutes to our local creperie / restaurant.


We (Pam and Mark) moved from the UK in 2001 and have set up a very successful self catering holiday home business with 2 cottages set in 17 acres of private land, which also has a small fishing lake with carp up to 20lb


plus perch, tench, roach, common, mirror, grass and Crucian carp


The lake was bought in 2004 and was completely emptied and de-silted. Mark being an avid angler he restocked it with mirror, common, grass and wild carp plus sturgeon, pike and black bass. The lake was reopened in 2009 and the lake record stands at a 44lb common carp (after 2 years it's now possibly 47lb). It's named Rocky by our first client who caught it, breaking his P.B. (pictured above). All the fish are in pristine condition and are gaining weight all the time.


As a new venture the business was built on our reputation for quality and expertise to ensure you have a great holiday and want to return. Fishing is limited to 3 fishermen at a time to ensure the fish remain in good condition. You will also have exclusivity if you book the lake, so no-one else will be fishing alongside you. You will have complete solitude apart from the wildlife!


We look forward to seeing you at Hunters Retreat for your next holiday whether you'e a keen angler or just looking for a family holiday at an unbeatable price.




The lake is 5 acres with 6 swims, with a path going all the way around it. It is part gravel bottomed with underwater features, islands, trees and lily pads to make an appealing environment for the fish.


The fish are regularly fed so are growing well and are used to feeding.


Fish include Common, Mirror, Grass Wild Carp up to 44lb with plenty of doubles, twenties and thirties.


4sturgeon only, Black Bass, and a few small Pike (NO POISSON CHAT OR CRAY FISH)


Fishing Rules


-  Barbed hooks only (no trebles)

-  No braided line

-  Rods to be attended at all times

-  No Sacks

-  Particules allowed but must be prepared correctly

-  Unhooking mats must be used

-  Bait Boats allowed

-  Min 15lb main line




The Lake is available for exclusive hire for up to 4 persons ( 3 Anglers Maximum) from £600 to £1000, however please check with the owners at the time of booking to confirm the current price.


Mobile Home and Caravan

For the fishing widow who doesn't want to bivvy up or for a relaxing family holiday, we have a very comfortable, well laid out mobile home which sleeps 4 with 2 bedrooms 1 double and 1 twin. It has a shower room, toilet, cooker and hob, microwave, CD player, books, TV and DVD player - all the home comforts you need for a great holiday. The caravan sleeps 2 and also has kitchen facilities.

Bait Cabin


The bait cabin has bait preparation facilities, fridge/freezer, shower, toilet so you can keep all the messy fishing gear outside of your accommodation.



- Private fishing in tranquil surroundings

- TV (English), DVD and CD player

- Bed linen provided

- Plenty of crockery, cutlery, glasses etc.


- Boules

- Landing net and unhooking mat

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