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1st 4 days fishing in April


My friend came over last Thursday to take advantage of the good weather for a couple of days and wound up staying for the weekend as well. He had 17 fish to 38lb.7oz and lost 4. All the fish were in his words "fresh out of the packet and in immaculate condition" Six fish came on Sunday aft ....more

Some good anglers


Our first five weeks have produced some impressive results with an average of forty plus fish being banked each week. Many of these fish have been upper 30's that come the later part of the season will be the new 40's (fingers crossed). I have every confidence that the season will continue to throw ....more

Happy Valley 1st week


Well this was worth waiting for! our 1st week open and an angler has taken 55 fish to 39lbs. The bait was 'Sticky baits bloodworm' and he fed 10 kilos of lake pellet and maize per day. The fish are all in superb condition after the long winter we have had. Well done mate. ....more

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Happy Valley is a 1 1/4 acre lake situated between the ancient Brittany town of “FOUGERES” and the market town of ERNEE. Both towns have excellent facilites including restaurants, bars, café’s, supermarkets and swimming pools. Saint Malo is only an hour away. Caen is an easy 2 hour drive via the “Toll Free” A84 AUTOROUTE. LE HAVRE and CHERBOURG are about 2 hours and 30 mins and BOULOGNE 4 hours and 30 mins.  There is also a very good quality 2 bedroom mobile home.

The owners live nearby and are always available for help and advice.

  • Lake Size : 1 ¼ acres
  • Swims : 3
  • Depth : 8 ft shallowing to 2 – 3 FT
  • Carp Stock : MIRRORS & COMMONS to mid 40's (Biggest 47lbs Last time out Oct 2008) 
  • Other Fish : Koi, Perch, Roach Black bass
  • Lake Bed : Firm with some silt
  • Features : 2 small bays
  • Access : Parking area, foot access around the lake
  • Night Fishing : Yes
  • Boats Allowed : No
  • Bait Boats Allowed: Yes

Happy Valley was created in 1976 from granite workings. It is, as its name suggests, situated in a private valley with a trout river running around the boundary. The wildlife is abundant. Birds of prey soar over the valley, deer, hares, and kingfishers are often seen as are red squirrels rare now in England. There is a lake side barbeque for picnics. The deepest part of the lake is 7 to 8 ft shallowing to 2-3 Ft in the margins. The lake bed has silt patches and hard bottom and no snags. 

We have stocked over 100 mirrors & commons to over 40lbs with the lake record standing at 47lbs.(not been out since October 2008) Also present are some of the original “Wildies”.  

The 5 berth mobile home is situated approximately 100 metres from the lake. Provided in the mobile home is the following:
  • 1 double bedroom
  • 1 twin bedroom
  • single bed in the lounge
  • Bed linen is provided (Please bring your own towels)
  • Fully fitted kitchen
  • Domestic fridge with large freezer compartment (NO BAIT PLEASE)separate bait freezer available.  
  • Separate w/c
  • Shower room with basin.
  • Electricity & gas is included. 
  • pots/pans for cooking is provided
  • Crockery and cutlery is provided
  • French electric system (English 4 socket plug bar supplied) 
  • TV & DVD (With English Sky free to view TV)


An evening only meal package can be provided for €15 per meal.

Lake pellet  €2.50 per kilo.

Pepared Maize €2.50 per kilo.

Freshly prepared partical   €2.50 per kilo. couple of days notice please.

Fresh frozen boilies 5 kilos €40.00 By the kilo €10.00.

Boilies have become very expensive in France so we suggest you buy your favourite in UK or use ours..

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Fantastic weeks fishing at great little lake with HARD FIGHTING FISH,really relaxing venue. ....more


Fourth time I have been here and it never fails to disappoint. Dont be put off by the size of the venue, the hard fighting fish more than make up for the lack of acres! ....more


Had a good weeks fishing without trying to hard!. Bait boat makes life easier as almost all takes are tight underneath the trees. ....more


Very happy with Geoff as he was not in the best of health at time of are visit, Fishing ended up excellent, ....more


A great week fishing. Quiet and peaceful setting. A bit slow to start the week but then the fish woke up and started to bite. The fish are in a superb condition a credit to Geoff the owner. ....more

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