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Welcome to CJ French Carp Haven.  When we, Chris & Juliet, heard that the previous owners, Ray & Jean, were selling their lovingly maintained lake in nearby Meautis (previously named Raynbowend), we couldn’t resist the opportunity of owning and running this fantastic fishing site. 

We have lived in France for 13 years running our own gites and are a family of keen anglers who enjoy all styles of fishing - whether it be waiting for the alarms to scream into action, float fishing for roach/perch, or stalking along the banks for carp, this lake has it all. 

The lake is an exclusive 3½ acre spring fed non commercial venue.  We are only taking a limited number of bookings to ensure our fish, and guests, are relaxed and under no pressure.

If you can tear yourself a way from fishing, we are just 4 miles from the bustling market town of Carentan, with its many shops, restaurants and large marina.  The D-Day landing beaches, memorial sites and museums are also well worth a visit and easy access from the lake - see our “ location indepth’ page for more details.  Importantly we are situated within easy reach of the Cherbourg and Caen ferry ports.

If you are looking for an enjoyable holiday, with plenty of good carp, and coarse fishing in the beautiful Normandy countryside then our lake is the place for you. 

Please have a look at our Lake info for accommodation and more details or just go straight to the Gallery to see our fish. Catch reports and latest news

Any questions please e-mail us at chris@cjfrenchretreat.co.uk or call us on 0033 231928340.


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