We have two 4 acre lakes here at Windmill offering “the best of both worlds”! A specimen Carp lake with a current lake record of 52lb 4oz and the Cat lake which has hundreds of Carp to 30lbs plus Cats to 94lbs making it a real runs water.
We are based deep in the heart of the Loire Valley between the historical cities of Laval and Le Mans, just 2½ to 4 ½ hours from the ports of Caen and Calais.
The lakes were dug approximately 25 years ago and are surrounded by a plantation of Poplar trees, completely secluded from outside distractions. We have no roads, trains or industrial units anywhere near the lakes, so apart from the occasional tractor there is total peace and tranquility.
Merry Christmas to you all and hope you had a great day with friends and family.
Now that the serious stuff of Christmas is behind us and before the New Year madness sets in it’s time to reflect on what a great year 2017 was.
Our season started of with Kevin of All Season Baits coming out with Mitch and Richard testing the new baits for the year. They landed some stunning Mirrors including 3 forties up to 47lb 6lbs. They were followed by John at Carpnotica again landing Mirrors to 42lb 7oz along with 3 beautiful Commons to 27lb 2oz.
The Carp lake produced thirties and forties consistently throughout the season but we did have some stand out weeks with the John Lewer party in June having 35 fish including 14 thirties and 5 forties and the Ian Williams party in July with 39 fish including 15 thirties, 10 forties and a fifty! The season ended with a new Cat lake record with a 102 lb Catfish being landed by Graham Wagg who was here in October.
We have a few dates still available for 2018 so if you would like more info please don't hesitate to contact us. Have a great New Year and looking forward to welcoming you to Windmill Lakes.