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Famous Five - Orchard Lake Discount Cancellation Week


 Fancy fishing the well-known and usually fully booked Orchard Lake? We have had a very short notice cancellation for 5/9/20. We are offering this week for £300 only which is 50% off. Exclusive lake use for big carp and cats, plus lakeside fully equipped cabin for two anglers or the smal ....more

Famous Five - Orchard Lake Would you believe it! Amy Mower takes new Ladies Record Wels!


Regular visitor Amy Mower from Sudbury, Suffolk, has smashed the Ladies Record Wels' from Orchard Lake with a great fish of 78lb 8oz. This beats the previous record held by Shelly Withers at 70lb 8oz, who took the record off her daughter Carla by just 8ozs! Well done Amy, over to you Shelly and Ca ....more

Famous Five - Orchard Lake Mum takes record off daughter!


 Shelly Withers from Epsom, Surrey, has landed the Ladies Record Wels' catfish at 70lb 8oz from Orchard Lake. This beats her own daughters previous record Wels' caught last season from the lake. Carla had a fish of exactly 70lb so mum has beat it by 8oz! Well done, Shelly! Over to you Carla.. ....more

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August week on Orchard Lake Available


Due to a late cancellation we now have a vacancy on the usually fully booked Orchard Lake for w/c 15th August 2020. Lake exclusive plus the exclusive swim-side cabin equipped with all mod cons for two carp anglers or the small family. Watch Match of the Day whilst fishing! Carp to 40lbs, cats to 9 ....more

Orchard Lake Vacancies 2020


We still have the odd week left on the very popular Orchard Lake for 2020, which is usually fully booked. Only £600 for two carp anglers or the small family for exclusive lake and swim-side cabin equipped with all mod cons. One of the most private lakes in France. Watch Match of the Day whil ....more

September Week Free on Orchard Lake!


Due to a regular client having to rearrange her week, we now have Orchard free for w/c 14/9/2019. This beautiful, always fully booked exclusive use two acre lake is suitable for two carp anglers or the small family for just £600. The lake is heavily stocked with big carp and cats. The lakes ....more

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Orchard Lake is a 2 acre lake located mid-way between the towns of Vitre and Laval, a few minutes drive away from a pretty Bretagne village. This very beautiful lake is part of the popular Etangs De Breton complex in the Mayenne region of France. It is a heavily stocked carp, cat and coarse water.

Everyone who sees this breath-taking lake cannot wait to fish it!

It has its own private entrance and grounds, with an orchard beyond the shallows which feature an iris island, pink lily pads and soft weed.

You and your party of up to two carp anglers or the small family will have exclusive use of the lake and the cabin right next to the swims.

  • Lake Size : 2 acres
  • Swims : 1 large gravelled double swim (suitable for 2 carp anglers).
  • Depth : 5ft at dam end, 1ft at shallow end.
  • Carp Stock : heavily stocked to over 40lbs.
  • Other Fish : Catfish: Wels’ catfish to 100lb+. Other fish: Sturgeon into double figures, roach, perch.
  • Lake Bed : Soft silt but not deep silt
  • Features : Beds of lily pads in the shallow, both pink and white, a reed iris island, overhanging trees, soft weed and pads dotted here and there.
  • Access : Firm grassy banks, vehicle access to chalet.
  • Night Fishing : Yes
  • Boats Allowed : Yes, one man rowing boat provided. 
  • Bait Boats Allowed: Yes, strongly recommended.

Orchard is a  heavily stocked 2 acre carp and coarse water, making it the ideal action water for the beginner or for those anglers that just like action!

The use of a bait boat is strongly recommended and a one man rowing boat is provided if you don't have a bait boat.

The lake is fenced and the grounds are well-maintained and has its own private entrance. There is an orchard beyond the shallows hence the lakes name. The lake is surrounded by mature trees and shrubs, many of which overhang the water. There are beds of lily pads and soft weed, plus a reed iris island. The lake/accommodation is suitable for two carp anglers, a couple or a small family.

This is a very exclusive and private retreat.

The lakeside accommodation - only a few yards from the swims - consists of a bedroom with twin Z beds, heater and an en-suite bathroom with shower, toilet and wahbasin. This has a separate entrance to the main cabin. 
The kitchen area has all mod cons including microwave, gas cooker and oven, heater, storage cupboards, table and chairs, fridge/freezer, hot and cold water sink and worksurface and the living area is equipped with English Freeview TV/DVD, CD player and a double bed-settee. 
Outside there is a barbecue and garden furniture. There is a plastic storage shed for tackle. With a remote alarm receiver you can fish safely whilst watching your favourite soap or Match of the Day!
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First time on orchard but second time at the complex. What can I say, Epic weeks fishing once again. We only fished days and to be honest my arms really appreciated the rest. Weather was very hot and stormy at times but this didn’t put the fish off. Caught some great fish. Far too many to list them ....more


great place, peaceful with good facilities that you need and great hosts. ....more


I’ve been to the complex 5 years in a row now, love the place. Always done well with the fishing and it feels like you’re in the middle of nowhere when you’re on the lakes. Paul and Hazel are really good people and hazels cooking is top quality. Good wildlife around the lake ....more


Weather dry all week, warm days and cool, clear nights - great for March. Don't leave any open bait on the floor the ducks eat anything! Good Luck to all who fish here and many thanks to Hazel, Paul and Guizmo! ....more


Thank you to Hazel and Paul for the amazing hospitality. Amazing food from Hazel. Thank you from Lewis for making his birthday so special! See you next year! ....more

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