Petit Pretre

from £225 per angler

Set in the beautiful Champagne-Ardennes region of France, Petit Pretre is just a 4-hour drive from Calais and offers anglers an excellent secluded venue for a relaxing and rewarding carp fishing holiday.


In Detail:

from £225 per angler / per week

Anglers: Up to 7
Suitable: Individuals or groups
Location: Private 7.5 acre lake
Fishing: Action / Specimen
Fish: Carp to 50lbs +
From Calais: 4 hours drive
Arrive/Depart: Each Saturday

Here you will find an idyllic 7-acre lake in 52-acres of woodland paradise. Petit Pretre means Little Priest. Monks setting up their own fish farming facilities originally excavated the lakes several hundred years ago - hence the name “Little Priest”.

There are three lakes at Petit Pretre. The main lake is approximately 7 acres with depths ranging from 3 to 8 ft. This is the only lake that is operational at the moment. The other lakes are in the process of being prepared for future years, ensuring that visitors will be able to return and experience the new facilities being developed each year.

The main lake includes a large selection of carp ranging in size up to 50lbs and has 8 single and 3 double swims and areas where carp can be stalked. All paths and swims are covered with gravel and bark chippings.

The fishing is best described as moderate to easy with the fish yet to wise up and the stock density sufficient to ensure good action should be had by most. The venue would suit both the experienced and relative novice or younger anglers alike and the owner is on-hand to help with advice to ensure you the best chance of action.

The facilities include:

  • Shower facilities with wash hand basins & toilets
  • On-site Kitchen
  • Clubhouse and dining area
  • Bar with license
  • English power points for recharging mobile phones, etc.
  • Freezer
  • Free tea and coffee available 24 hours in the dining area
  • Bait and general supplies available (particle baits MUST be purchased onsite)
  • Snacks, rolls for lunch and drinks are available at additional cost
  • A full board package includes breakfast and dinner including desert.
Petit Pretre is situated just 2 Km south-east of the small town of Montier-en-Der (Champagne-Ardennes region of France), which has about 2000 inhabitants and many facilities which include:
  • Supermarket (Intermarché, Aldi and Lidl)
  • Fuel - Diesel and Petrol
  • Banks (including cash machines)
  • Restaurants
  • Hotels
  • Doctors
  • Pharmacie / Chemist
  • Vets
  • Pâtisserie
  • Church
The village is just 25 Km (15 miles) south of Lac du Der Chantecoq and some 210Km (130 miles) west of Paris and DisneyLand.