The Lake



The Golden Carp Lake - Etang de la Carpe d'Or, has been open since November 2015.

Located two minutes outside of the village of Vieux-Mareuil (24340) in the Dordogne, South-West France, The Golden Carp Lake, or Étang de la Carpe d'Or as it has been called since it was originally created, is a spring-fed 6 hectare (+/-14 acre) sand quarry that was abandoned and flooded in the late 1970's.


It caters for eight anglers, and features three double swims, two single swims, as well as the “Cabin Swim” (for two angler’s and two guests), and “The Lodge”, a communal summer kitchen and eating are, with wet room shower facilities, and separate ladies’ toilet.

All of the swims come complete with double-bivvy, boat, nets, carp cradle, slings, water buckets, scales, and tripod.


The lake has recently undergone a massive transformation, with digging-works around and behind the Cabin swim creating 3 new islands, increasing the surrounding depths to over six feet, and adding nearly 2.5 acres to the existing 12 acres!!


Depths range from a foot, to around 14 feet, with an average depth of around 7 feet.


So, if you fancy catching the fish of a lifetime, in an environment that prioritises serious anglers and their families alike, then get booked in at Étang de la Carpe d'Or - The Golden Carp Lake today!


Lake Map Animated 2020