Etang Cache, Dordogne | France

At over 250 years old this intricate, private, 4½-acre pool is a carp angler's paradise, with carp to 50lb and a very good head of forties and thirties including three grass carp

Contact: 0033 (0) 631 309 692
Stock: Just over 100 carp
Lake record: 48lb plus
Rules: No sacking of fish, no leadcore, no braided main line
Tickets: From €280 per person, per week, based on four anglers on the lake exclusively for a week
Satnav: St Saud, 87100 Saint-Saud-Lacoussière, France