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Birch Lake Our Regulars!

23/12/2016

For over a decade a group of anglers from Somerset and Avon police annually visited the complex. They fished all the lakes at the complex banking many personal bests, but their favourite venue was Birch Lake for the quality of the fishing and the good bankside accomodation.. One of the policeman, ....more


Birch Lake Our Regulars

08/12/2016

The Howcroft family from Basingstoke have been coming to the complex for seven years now. In that time they have fished all four venues: Birch, Poplars, Eagle and Peters and Orchard. They are equally at home targetting the big cats as well as the carp. I can't recollect a visit where they have no c ....more


Birch Lake Busy at Birch Lake!

03/02/2015

Regulars that fish Birch will notice some major work on the far margin tree-line opposite the swims has been completed ready for the 2015 season. Regulars will know that in several spots on the far bank we have allowed the overhanging trees to spread out up to several meters over the lake to provid ....more


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Josh banks three personal bests!

07/06/2017

Young Josh Bodie from Surrey banked three new personal bests on his recent trip to Birch Lake. Josh (aged 13) landed four Wels' catfish with the heaviest weighing in at 37lbs, a chunky mirror carp of 28lbs and an absolutely stunning common carp of 41lbs during his stay at the lovely water. Pink po ....more


Owen lands a catfish bigger than himself!

07/09/2016

Nine year old Owen Brett visited Birch Lake in August.  Amongst the hundreds of roach, perch, gudgeon and catfish he caught float fishing with maggots in the margins he also hooked into a giant Wels' catfish of 66lb 8oz on his specimen rod! The cat - which was longer than Owen is tall - was la ....more


Birch Lake Top-Up Carp Stocking for 2016 Season

23/12/2015

Every year we add a few fish to Birch Lake to give our clients new carp to target for the next season. We added a few carp yesterday including these two cracking fish, with the common at 40lbs 8ozs and a stunning half linear at 35lbs. We still have some dates left for 2016 on a water with a superb ....more

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Birch lake is located mid-way between the towns of Vitre and Laval, a few minutes drive away from a pretty Bretagne village. The lake is situated in private fenced grounds on the edge of the forest  and down a little-used country side-road.

The hour and a half drive from St Malo is all by motoway and there are no tolls. The lake is 2 1/2 hours from Caen 3hrs from Le Havre, and 3 hours Cherbourg - again no tolls. Calais is 5 hours away by new motoway.

Dogs are allowed at this venue.

You and your party of up to three carp anglers or the small family will have exclusive use of the lake and lakeside chalet.

 

  • Lake Size : 2.5 acres
  • Maximum of 3 anglers
  • Depth : 5 feet at the dam end, 2 feet in the shallows
  • Carp Stock : Excellent stocking of carp to mid-40's. Many 20's & 30's, noted for it's 30lb plus commons. 
  • Other Fish : Catfish to 140lbs, roach, grass carp, eels, perch and American perch.
  • Lake Bed : Hard bottom bed with silt patches in the middle with gravel margins
  • Features : Overhanging birch trees, fish from one bank.
  • Access : Excellent vehicle access to the lake and accommodation - park right outside.
  • Night Fishing : Yes
  • Row boats Allowed : Yes, one man boat provided  (please supply own lifejacket).. 
  • Bait boats allowed: Yes  Bait boats are strongly recommended.
  • Dogs allowed: Yes

Birch Lake is 2.5 acres in size and is regarded by many as the most beautiful lake on the complex. The first glimpse of it from the dam wall has been described by many visitors as 'simply stunning.'
 

Birch is a long lake, with the non-fishing bank composed of an unbroken series of over-hanging trees. A very atmospheric lake, and one of the most tranquil and private lakes in France, it is set in fully-fenced private woodland. The wildlife on Birch is rich and varied, and it is home to resident kingfishers, birds of prey, red squirrels, mallards and many species of song birds.
 

Many personal bests are taken from Birch every season, and many anglers are completely captivated by Birch, and return every year - which is no surprise to us. Parties have complete privacy, and are not overlooked.

A bait boat is recommended  to use at this venue to present baits and hookbait under the far marginal trees although a one-man rowing is provided to row out rigs etc  if you don't have a bait boat..
 

The chalet on Birch Lake provides very comfortable accommodation for the anglers or small family and is only a couple of yards from the water's edge.

The chalet has mains electricity and hot and cold running water and comprises one bedroom with a double bed, a fully equipped kitchen with gas cooker and oven, microwave, fridge, fridge/freezer and storage cupboards. The living/dining area provides a double bed-settee, tables and chairs, English TV with DVD, CD player etc.

The bathroom has a shower, English toilet and wash basin.

There is a barbecue area right outside the mobile home complete with garden furniture, overlooking the shallows. There is a separate shed for the storage of tackle.
 

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22/04/2017

Hard week weather wise, even some snow, fish just were not really on the feed but that's fishing, Hazel & Paul extremely nice, a pleasure to meet. ....more


03/09/2016

There was supposed to be three of us fishing but other two went up to eagles as it was empty. Food was great, weather boiling. ....more


27/08/2016

A lovely peaceful venue with superb facilities and great hosts! ....more


28/05/2016

Fantastic venue, great hosts, we will be back! ....more


06/08/2016

Great week! ....more

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