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1st Week


A brilliant first week of our season. Over 1000lbs caught in 6 days. Commons 2lbs-24lbs. Mirrors 3lbs-26lbs. Catfsih 11lbs-40.8lbs. Sturgeon 12lbs-16.6lbs. Odds 7lb fully scaled and 7lb Koi. This was acheived by 2 anglers. ....more



L'Etanchet is one of the most prolific Carp & Coarse waters in France. We have had a cancellation for the 19th - 26th August. For full details of this outstanding water please click on 'Our Venues' and select L'Etanchet. This is a rare opportunity to get on this water - so be quick! ....more

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L'Etanchet is set in the Brittany countryside and lies close to traditional markets, shops and restaurants. The busy towns of Vitre and Laval are within driving distance and provide plenty to do on a ‘day off’. The sandy beaches of the coast are also only an hour away. In the village of Gennes-sur-Seiche ther is an excellent restaurant providing first class meals with English speaking hosts. They also offer a lunchtime menu which you can either eat in or take away.
L'Etanchet offers you excellent fishing in glorious Brittany countryside with English hospitality.


Pellets are available on site.

  • Lake Size : 1 Acre
  • Swims : N/A
  • Depth : 10 foot shallowing to 3-4 feet at the margins.
  • Carp Stock : Well stocked with commons, mirrors, fully and sparsely scaled carp to 36lbs.
  • Other Fish : Pike, zander, roach, perch and sturgeon.
  • Lake Bed : Sandy bottom
  • Features : Lilly pads, stalking area
  • Access : Excellent access all round, no vehicle access
  • Night Fishing : Yes
  • Boats Allowed : No

 At around an acre the lake offers excellent carp and coarse fishing in a beautiful setting. The lake is well balanced, well stocked and meticulously maintained. The fishing has been designed to be easy and is well suited to families with children who are interested in the sport.

There is a second lake of approximately half acre that is stocked with carp, tench, breem, roach, and perch. Ideal for the average coarse angler who loves to float fish

The fishing lodge is totally secluded offering you exclusive use of the lake for the duration of your stay. The lodge itself comprises of two twin bedrooms, shower, and toilet. The kitchen area is fully equipped with a fridge freezer, cooker and microwave etc and the living area has satelite TV. All bed linin is provided. There is private parking outside the lodge and a barbeque with outside eating facilities. Nothing better than eating out and enjoying the stunning veiws over the lake.

Private 2 bedroom bungalow.

There is a large stock of carp which run to 37 lbs.  There is also a wide variety of other fish which would not be found in many other lakes, including sparsely and fully scaled mirrors, koi carp (to double figures), zander up to 15lbs and pike up to 20lbs. The lake is well stocked with roach and perch - some over 3lb.

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France is by far the most popular destination for British motorists. Not only is it our closest and most convenient neighbour but it also holds the key to some of the most prolific and challenging Carp and Catfish fishing in Europe. Here's a few hints and tips on how to get there.....safely


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