Booking Terms & Fishing Rules

Terms & Conditions

  • A deposit of £300 per angler is required to reserve your holiday. Deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable.
  • Your holiday will be confirmed and an invoice issued upon receipt of your deposit and booking form.
  • If it is necessary to alter your confirmed booking to another date, we will try to accommodate you if at all possible.
  • The balance of your holiday is due no less than 8 weeks before your arrival.
  • If you cancel your booking the following fees will apply: More than 8 weeks before is deposit only. Less than 8 weeks is the full cost of the holiday.
  • We accept no responsibility in respect of flight delays or cancellations due to weather, strikes, terrorism, or any other events beyond our control.
  • It is your responsibility to ensure that you have all the relevant up to date travel documents and insurance.
  • We reserve the right to terminate your holiday if you are causing harm or nuisance to other people, the grounds, property or lakes belonging to Lac les Pins, without compensation or refund to you. If you cause damage, you will be liable for any replacement costs.
  • Our liability to you will not exceed the amount paid to us for your holiday. You must take all the necessary steps to safeguard your own personal safety. We accept no liability for any death or personal injury, unless this results from our own negligence.
  • You are expected to take reasonable care of all hired equipment and leave it in a clean and tidy condition at the end of your holiday.
  • We require a holding charge of 100 euros (payable on arrival). This will be returned when all appropriate checks of equipment have been made. An appropriate sum will be deducted if any equipment is damaged.
  • Cabins are to be vacated by 12.00 pm midday to allow preparation for new arrivals.
  • In the unlikely event of any complaint, this must be reported to the owners of Lac Les Pins direct or put in writing no more than 7 days after your holiday.
  • We accept your Deposit and Booking Form on the understanding that you have read these Terms and Conditions.


We absolutely recommend that you carry travel insurance that includes medical cover as adequate protection for yourself and your belongings against travel disruption, theft, damage or injury. You should also have an up to date passport and an E.H.I.C (European Health Insurance Card) or G.H.I.C (Global Health Insurance Card), as insurance is not included in your holiday.

Booking with us signifies that you accept full responsibility, and that Lac Les Pins is fully exempt from any claims whatsoever. If you should happen to have an accident or fall ill, French medical treatment is very expensive and you will be expected to pay the full amount.

Terms And Rules
Terms And Rules
Terms And Rules

Fish Care and Rules

These rules are required to ensure the safety and welfare of our fish and every angler, and that the fish and the lake are kept in superb condition.

Please read carefully, as any infringement of these rules will result in your being asked to leave the venue immediately, with no reimbursement.

  • All photographs of Carp must be taken in the lake up to waist height. You have the choice of whether to photograph the smaller fish. The Carp are only allowed onto the bank for difficult hook removal and treatment.
  • Once the fish have been landed, the hook must be removed while the fish is still in the net, then transfer it straight from the net to the floating weigh sling provided while still in the water. 
  • If unable to remove the hook, disconnect the hook link from the main line or cut main line (whichever is quickest and causes less distress to the fish).
  • Whenever possible, to prevent injury please land the fish from the platforms and not from the banks.
  • All fish caught must stay in the weigh sling until waders are on, mats are wet, the scales are zeroed and cameras are ready.
  • No overnight sacking/slinging is permitted.
  • All Carp must be returned to the lake as soon as possible.
  • No barbed, micro-barbed, bent or crushed hooks allowed -  Please do not bring these in your tackle box.
  • No peanuts.
  • Use of our boilies, pellet and particle only.
  • Dips and glugs must be fit for human consumption in accordance with EU Regulations.
  • No fixed leads. Maximum size of leads - 4 oz.
  • Lead core and safe zone leaders permitted (1 metre length maximum) - helicopter/chod style only. The hook link must be able to pull off the lead core.
  • No shock leaders permitted except on spod rods.
  • Minimum 15lb breaking strain line.
  • Stripping back to a maximum of 4ml on coated braid hook line.
  • No braided main lines.
  • No rods to be left unattended at any time.
  • Spomb floats must be used when spombing
  • No fishing by non-anglers.
  • No litter. Please use the waste bins provided.
  • No glass to be brought onto the lake (including stubby beer bottles).
  • No fires under any circumstances.
  • Do not take gas burners into the cabins. These are a fire hazard and can cause carbon monoxide poisoning.
  • Smoking is strictly prohibited in the cabins and service areas.
  • ++ Rig checks will be performed ++