Fishermens Retreat is a 5-acre exclusive fishing lake in rural Limousin for up to 4 anglers.

Drive and Survive

This package is for those that want to come to The Retreat with all their own gear on a drive and survive basis. There is still plenty included to make your stay comfortable and you get the whole lake to yourself and your fishing party

It includes access to the cottage so you can head back at your own leisure to freshen up. There is also fridge and freezer facilities here to store your food and bait and there’s also English plugs and USB ports to recharge your mobiles, batteries and power packs in between uses.

We have 5 beautiful made swims , recycling facilities, a composting toilet, a Gazebo with an 8 foot picnic table where you can sit and have your meals together. You can use the gas powered hob, bbq and fridge thats provided in the gazebo so cooking whatever the weather is possible. There is also solar charging power at the Gazebo for your tablets and mobile phones.

There is a games area where you can play Petanque, table tennis and darts.

We will provide all landing equipment that is needed, we do this protect our fish from inferior products and the transfer of diseases. So on arrival each swim will have a carp cradle, landing net, retaining sling, weighing sling, tripod and scales.

COST – £1200 for Lake exclusive up to 4 Anglers/Guests for 7 nights




Good Fish, Good friends, Good Times!!

Fly and Hire

This package you get the same as the drive and survive option at the retreat but it includes the 2 bedroom cottage recently refurbished in 2015, It has a fully functional kitchen, english freeview in the lounge area with 2 sofas. It also has a double bedroom and a twin bedroom upstairs. All clean linen and towels will be provided for your stay at the beginning of the week. It also includes wifi and the garden area. The cottage is not recommended for those that have difficulties getting upstairs due to the location of the bedrooms.

We recommend you hire a car from Limoges airport for your stay for access to and from the lake and cottage and also supermarkets and other shops throughout the week.

On arrival, at the swims of your choice your set up will be ready. All you have to do is bring your end tackle and a sleeping bag. We also supply one float road, one spinner rod, one Spod and one Marker rod for your group. You will be supplied with;

  • 3 x Rods
  • 3 x Reels
  • 2 Man Bivvy
  • 3 x  Bite Alarms plus receiver
  • Rod Pod
  • Landing Nets
  • Weigh Slings
  • Cradles
  • Scales
  • Weigh Tripods
  • Buckets
  • Bedchairs
  • Day Chairs

All of the above listed is top brands like FOX, Avid, Reuben Heaton etc. This is available for 4 x anglers fishing a 3 rod set up.

COST – £1600 for Lake exclusive up to 4 Anglers/Guests for 7 nights

Tackle Hire

This package can be bolted onto any of the fishing packages.

On arrival, at the swim of your choice. Already set up will be a  Bivvy, Bedchair, Guest chair, Rods, Reels and Bite alarms. All you have to do is bring your end tackle and a sleeping bag.

COST – £150 per swim set up per week

Bait Boat Hire

We have a Microcat mk 3 bait boat for hire. It come with an extra set of batteries and a solar panel for charging your boat at your swim. The boats will be supplied to you in a clean condition and we expect them returned in the same condition. There will be a cleaning charge otherwise.

COST – £100 per boat per week (£100 Deposit)


Amount of Anglers and Guests

Whether your driving or flying, there is a maximum of 4 anglers fishing at the lake at any one time and there is a limit of 12 rods fishing the lake. This is to enable you to get the best out of your fishing holiday.  With all venues, as soon as too many lines are in the water then the fish will become spooked and your catch rate will plummet.

You can bring additional non fishing guests at the cost of £50 per person. For example, if you have only 3 anglers and 1 non fishing guests then there will be no extra charge as you haven’t exceeded the amount of 4 guests that is included in each package.