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Etang Marolles - Big Lake Early Season Catch at 42lb!


One of the first fish banked by Chris after arriving this Saturday 2 April. Full catch report at the end of the week. ....more

Etang Marolles - Big Lake Winter Works Party


We welcomed the extra help to kick start the winter works last week and a spot of night fishing was in order...with some great results, 2 x 37lb, 35lb, 32lb & 29lb. ....more

Etang Marolles - Big Lake What A Year!!!


We closed our doors this season at the end of October and (...we think we are right in saying...) we have not had a single blanker this year. A big percentage of our fish stock now tipping over the 40lb mark, hence the amount of PBs smashed this year. We are already looking forward to 2016 and see ....more

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Mild Weather = Fish To Be Caught!


November at Marolles... and whilst some anglers are put off due to the time of year, these two anglers yielded the benefit of our mild winter banking a 46.2lb and 45.1lb ....more

Exceptional 2016 Season For Marolles


As we come to the end of the season we look back at some of the prize catches that gives Marolles its reputation for big, pristine, specimen carp. A lake that can offer you the best carp fishing holiday ever! ....more

Stunning 46lb Common


A fabulous week at Etang Marolles which includes this stunning 46lb Common.....Could this be one of the best looking Commons ever banked! Truly superb.   ....more

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The cost per day on the 1.6 acre lake suitable for two Motorhomes or Caravans is £40, this includes electric hookup and fishing.

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Etang Marolles is a premier 13 acre lake situated between the French Normandy and Brittany border in the beautiful countryside of Loire. The area is steeped in history with the nearest town of Fougères home to the biggest castle in Europe. The surrounding area is mainly agricultural land, with fields of maize and cows, sheep and horses grazing in nearby fields. It is a stunning area with breathtaking views and a perfect place to take time out and to relax.

Sorry, no under 16yrs allowed on the main lake.


Exclusive use of the lake for up to 4 anglers for just £1400.

Exclusive use of the lake for up to 6 anglers for just £1800 - please contact us to book.

Non angler £50.

Please enquire for further details. 

  • Lake Size : 13 Acres
  • Swims : 14 swims. Maximum 8 anglers
  • Depth : Margins 2-4 ft with average depth 5-6 ft going to 8 ft in places
  • Carp Stock : A good head of carp in the mid 20's through to 50lbs+
  • Other Fish : Grass carp and a good coarse range.
  • Lake Bed : Clay and shallow silt
  • Features : 5 small islands, overhanging trees
  • Access : Vehicular access for dropping off equipment, ample secure parking area
  • Night Fishing : Yes
  • Boats Allowed : No
  • Bait Boats Allowed: Yes

13 acre lake set in the beautiful countryside of Loire, northwest France.  The lake offers 14 well constructed oak framed swims.  Fish stock comprise of both mirrors and commons stocked to 47 lb in 2006, with a good head of fish in the  20's, 30's, 40's and 50's.  All swims are accessible by vehicles for dropping off equipment.   A  large secure car park area is provided for vehicles to be parked during your stay at Etang Marolles.  Remote controlled bait boats are allowed and available to hire in addition we provide a baiting service to those wishing to drop out larger quantities.

  • A lakeside lodge built on the edge of our lake, with an internal seating area for anglers opting for the meal package, but also a large decked outside area for anglers to sit out and enjoy the beautiful views
  • A separate shower block with two showers and w/c to cater for all of our anglers needs
  • A separate drying room for your angling clothes
  • Ample secure car parking with two separate caravan parking spaces with power hook up points. All carp swims can be accessed by vehicles, although this is purely for dropping off and collection of equipment and cars must be parked in the car park
  • Charging point for mobile phones, bait boats, and other electrical equipment such as line alarms

Etang Marolles supply the following baits

Boilie Flavours Available :
Banana & Toffee

Price = €12 per kilo N.B. All boilies are handmade on site and the best quality ingredients used.

Pellet per sack = €50 (25kg sack)

Bait Boat Hire

70€ per week (£100/100€ deposit required)

NB: Children under the age of 16 are not permitted on the main lake


13 Bait Available Exclusive Booking Available 1.5 53lbs enquire compare

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Fantastic time had by Simon and me caught 11 fish all in great condition. Hosts David and Caroline were just perfect Always ready to help at anytime. ....more




Dave and Caroline were the best of hosts ,always able to help with anything.Food was very good. ....more


Dave and Caroline were the best of hosts ,always able to help with anything.Food was very good. ....more


I couldnt recomend this venue enough it was my first time fishing in france and dave and caroline graham and jules made my trip one to never forget!! Not only is the fishery well run its set in the most stunning country side ive ever seen!! If you are looking for a carp fishing trip to remember enta ....more

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