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Famous Five - Poplars Lake Our Regulars!


Long time regular visitors Mr and Mrs Andy and Paddy O'Brien are from Wigan, Greater Manchester. For the first few years they stuck to Orchard Lake and Eagle Lake and Peter's Pool. However a couple of years ago the weeks they wanted on these were not available and we suggested Poplars Lake as an al ....more

Famous Five - Poplars Lake Poplars Mobile Home


We are busy refurbishing the mobile home on Poplars Lake to make it even more comfortable for our guests in 2015. This is lakeside and with mains electric it has all the mod cons including English tv. There are two bedrooms one with a double the other with bunk type beds suitable for children. ....more

Famous Five - Poplars Lake Top-Up Stocking 2015


As is our policy we add a few nice carp to Poplars Lake each season to increase the percentage of 30lb plus fish in the lake. We have added a few more this December all 30lb-35lb, courtesy of Bigot Pisciculture. Every other carp in Poplars now should be 30lb plus and we hope to add one or two more ....more

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March Early Bird Bargains


We are offering 25% off any booking for Poplars Lake, Birch Lake, Eagle Lake and Peters Pool and Orchard Lake for March 2019. Contact David at for details and bookings! ....more

August 2018 Cancellation Week Available for a Great Price!


 We have had a late cancellation on Poplars Lake for w/c 25/8/18 to 1/9/18. As the deposit has been paid and it is short notice we are offering this week with lake and lakeside mobile home exclusive for HALF PRICE i.e. just £300. Contact us quickly if you are interested in booking this ....more

August Cancellation Week Available


Due to cancellation we now have week commencing 4/8/2018 available. This very pretty lake containd many carp to 45lbs both mirrors and commons and cats to over 100lb and has lakeside mobile home acccommodation with all mod cons. As the deposit has been paid we can offer this week for just £5 ....more

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Poplars Lake is a 2.5 acre lake and 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 one and half hours drive away from St Malo - this is all by motorway and there are no tolls. The lakes are two and a half hours from Caen and three hours from Le Havre, and three hours from Cherbourg - again no tolls.

You and your party of up to three anglers will have exclusive use of the lake, the pond and the lakeside mobile home.

  • Lake Size : 2.5 acres plus a small stock pond.
  • Swims : 3 good sized swims
  • Depth : 5 to 6 feet at the dam end, shallowing to 2 feet.
  • Carp Stock : Excellent head of carp up to 46lbs, many 20's and 30's.
  • Other Fish : Catfish over 140lbs,  roach, perch, American perch, gudgeon, eels, and grass carp
  • Lake Bed : Hard bottom with silt patches
  • Features : Overhanging trees at the margins
  • Access : Vehicle access to the bank side mobile home.
  • Night Fishing : Yes
  • Boats Allowed : Yes.
  • Bait Boats Allowed: Yes
  • Dogs Allowed: Yes

Poplars Lake is the first beautiful lake on the Etangs De Breton complex, which is situated just over an hour away from the busy ferry port of St Malo.

This lovely 2.5 acre lake is roughly rectangular in shape and is bordered all around its perimeter by mature trees and shrubs. Completely fenced and secure, Poplars Lake and Pond is a tranquil and very private rural retreat, with abundant wildlife. It is not overlooked.

Only three large comfortable swims about forty yards apart exist on the heavily-wooded fishing bank, although there is also lots of scope for stalking.

Poplars anglers also have exclusive use of the stock pond behind the mobile home which kids love to fish.

The use of a bait boat is strongly recommended to present baits under marginal trees and a one man rowing boat is provided if you don't have a bait boat for rowing out rigs, bait etc..

The mobile home on Poplars is just five yards from the water's edge.
With mains electricity it comprises two bedrooms (one double and a twin, suitable for children), a separate bathroom with hot shower basin and toilet,fitted kitchen area with full cooker, microwave, toaster,freezer and fridge 
lounge area with tv/dvd. BBQ is provided for clients to use
There is ample storage for tackle in a separate tackle shed,also a small  boat is provided,we do not supply life jackets

Dogs are allowed at this venue but must be cleaned up after by owners at all times
Dogs Allowed 2.5 2 Bait Available Exclusive Booking Available 1.5 46lbs 140lbs book now compare

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38 fish landed! ....more


Target achieved: new personal best catfish! ....more


Good weeks fishing! 43 fish haul! ....more


Good week. The dogs loved it! ....more


Great location and good accommodation. Hazel and Paul are fantastic hosts and look after all of their guests well on all of the lakes. The weather could have been kinder but did not dampen our spirits to make it a very enjoyable week. ....more

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