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Malhere Early bonus


 While over getting ready for the new saeson, Dave managed to catch this 40lb mirror. ....more

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New Personal Best for Byron and Kurt!


After an 8 year gap as a last ditch effort to beat their groups personal bests of a 27lb grassy, a 40lb common and a 46lb mirror, Byron and Kurt did it with 5 × 20lb, 2×30lb, 3×40lb, 2×50lb commons, and a 60lb 3oz mirror. A great week with an excellent result!!     ....more

2020 Dates Now Available to Book.


Be the first to book for 2020 on this incredible venue. Booking calendar now available. ....more

New lake Record


 A new lake record of 60lb 2oz has been caught at the end of the season. A lovely Mirror, well done to Martin. ....more

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Malhere is  a well established lake in a peacfull location with no near neighbors.  It is situated in a rural part of Brittany, 1 and a half hours from Caen or st Malo.

The lake is 2.5 acres and has a six acre wood at the rear, it is surrounded on the other 3 sides by farmland. 
In the first two years the lake was stocked with 115 carp, mirrors and common, ranging from 15lb to 44lbs!.The fish have grown significantly since then and the lake record now stands at 68lbs! (Mirror). Commons also breach the 60lb mark, putting Malhere as The Premier Small Water Big Carp Venue.

The lake can accommodate 3 anglers comfortably. Additionally there is a comfortable 3 bed mobile home and also a separate shower and toilet block, with fridge freezer. 

The Local Area:
The lake is situated 5 miles from the medieval town of Fougeres, which has plenty of supermarkets and restaurants. Also a market on Saturday mornings. In the other direction about 10 miles, is Vitre another medieval town with a lovely old chateau, and lovely old buildings. Also lots of restaurants here. From Vitre you can get the TVR to Paris.

Please note: There is a minimum age of 16yrs. No one under 16 years of age may access the venue.


  • Lake Size : 2.5 acres
  • 3 Bedroom bankside mobile Home
  • Max of 3 anglers
  • Average Depth : 3 - 5 feet
  • Carp Stock : 115 Carp up to 68lbs
  • Other Fish : Roach, Rudd, Pike, Crucian carp, Koi, 1 small catfish
  • Lake Bed : Clay bottom
  • Features : Overhanging bushes and trees on 3 sides
  • Access : Excellent access by foot, no vehicle access around the lake
  • Night Fishing : Yes no licence required
  • Bait Boats Allowed : Yes but not necessary 


The lake is 2.5 acres with a clay bottom. The average depth is 3-5 ft, with overhanging bushes and trees on 3 sides. The lake has level grass banks, and you can walk around the whole lake. Anglers tend to fish on the bank nearest the mobile; this gives scope to cover the whole lake. The fish tend to hold up tight to the banks, and under the gorse.

There are a mixture of commons and mirrors with the lake record standing at 68lbs, a few koi , a couple of pike and a small catfish. Also crucian carp up to 5lbs and plenty of roach and Rudd to keep the kids happy.

The fish are fed over the winter months with coppens pellet. 

Please note: There is a minimum age of 16yrs. No one under 16 years of age may access the venue.

There is a comfortable 3 bed mobile home where you will find 1 double bedroom and two bedrooms each with 2 single beds, these can be pushed together to make double beds. There is a fully equipped kitchen with hob oven and grill. There is also a gas BBQ outside. There is a separate toilet, and also a shower room. There is a large TV with satellite in the lounge.

Duvets and pillows are supplied, but please bring your own covers sheets pillowcases, and also towels etc.

For those not needing the mobile and wish to to use bivvies, there is a separate shower wash basin and toilet block.

There is no mains electricity or water on site. The electricity is supplied by generator, which is easily turned on by a switch inside the mobile and solar panels. The water is pumped from the well, which is fine for washing etc, but do not recommend it to drink. We advise to take bottled water for this. The plugs in the mobile and outside are English, which makes it easy for charging phones boats etc.

Please note: 2No. Weigh slings are provided, please bring your own nets & mats.

Please note: There is a minimum age of 16yrs. No one under 16 years of age may access the venue.

We now have available for sale Coppens carp and Course pellet @ 16 euro per 5KG bag and

Essential Baits B5 Shellfish Boilies 16 or 20 ml @ 17 euro per 1KG bag

Both can be bought on site from the caretakers.

We feel that both of these have improved catch rates.


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The best Carping holiday in the last 15 years,,only fish 3 hours in the morning before dinner then 5 hours in the afternoon until latest 7;30,,no nights at all,great restaurant in luitre de salle about 15 mins away,well worth a visit ....more


No bait is available although states Coppens pellet and shellfish boilies under bait available, also no freezer for fresh frozen baits unless pre arranged. ....more


Revisited Malhare after an 8 year gap as a last ditch effort(after all I am 78) to beat our groups personal bests of, a27lb grassy, a 40lb common and a 46lb mirror. AND DID WE JUST!!! ....more


Cracking lake, great fish. Stunning surroundings. Utterly alone with nature, a very peaceful and relaxing venue ....more


This was our 4 visit to Malhere which never fails to disappoint. This time we stayed for two weeks. First week started slowly with fish only coming out at night, but improved during the second week. Weather was very mixed but warmer second week. The venue is as stunning as ever and well maintained ....more

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