De Karperhoeve – Cooper’s Lake is a carp lake based in Geel, Flanders, Belgium. It has a stock of around carp and is 2.5 Acres in size. The biggest carp is over 40lb+
The Belgian estate De Karperhoeve in Oosterlo has a rich history. Where once there was only swamp land that was thought to be haunted, there is now an angler’s paradise. In the mid-twentieth century, the swamp was excavated and a series of small lakes were carved out of the land. At the edge of the largest lake, a large building was built to house a tavern on the ground floor and a residence on the upper floor. This grants the residents a beautiful view out over the reclaimed swamp land turned nature paradise. In recent years, De Karperhoeve has received great improvements in accommodations and services and we are incredibly proud to include this spectacular location in our portfolio. Year after year, De Karperhoeve grows more popular than ever with our guests!
Cooper’s Lake has an excellent carp stock and can prove itself to be a real run water at times. The largest carp in the lake currently weighs around 20kg (released in November 2019), and there are 5 other carp in the lake weighing 15kg+. The lake contains over 150 carp and 2 big sturgeon, meaning that action is virtually guaranteed for our guests on this lake! There is also a nice stock of small Gibel carp in the lake and you are more than welcome to bring your feeder rod with you as long as you use enough strong material to safely land a regular carp should you catch one on that rod.
It is important to think about your bait choices on this lake. The original fish stock has grown well due to the abundance of natural food, especially insects such as red mosquito larvae. The average weight of the carp stock is around 8 kg, with a 50/50 ratio of common and mirror carp. Many of the mirror carp are beautifully scaled and dark in colour, serious beauties to catch. At 19-01-2022 we’ve stocked an additional 30 common carp in the lake to further increase the catches.