Les Rivets Carp Fishery

My name is Adrian Atkinson, and my wife name is Jenny. I am a Computer consultant by trade and have my own limited company in the UK for many year.

Firstly I would like to personally thank you for visiting our website and hope you find all the information you need.

My wife and I in March 2008 purchased a 9 acre lake set in 18 acres of land in the Yonne Valley ,after looking for over one year. 

I have been fishing for over 30 years and started my Carp fishing in the Darenth Valley in Kent, yes I am a Dartford lad. I have lived in Europe on and off for over twenty years, being Holland, Belgium, and France and have enjoyed fishing in most of the euro zone. I wanted to create a fishery with character not just a hole in the ground, so people can relax unwind and catch some big lumps and would want to return many times.


The Les Rivets Lake has lots of character with good depths, tree cover and had never been fished commercially before 2009.  We re-opening on the 2nd April 2016 now the dam repairs have been completed, it been a long journey to get this sorted out but I sure you will find the fishery even better than last time. 

On the dam we have removed all the trees, bushes and their roots. We have replaced completely the old Drain pipe with a new concrete 600mm pipe and made a proper channel for the water to run away. The front of the dam has been re-sloped and geotextile added with new rip-rap. The back of the dam as also been re-sloped and a geotextile mat installed to stop trees and bushes from growing and stop erosion. The last think we have done is build a new drain on the house side to improve water level control. The dam has now all the legal documentation approved.