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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 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

Bank repairs 2016


 At the close of this season we have done a major repair of the banks near the mobile. The digging by coypu had made the bank quite dangerous. We have pulled back the bank and filled the coypu holes. We have put gabion baskets along the front filled with stone. Then levelled and reseeded. We ha ....more

Pellet and Boilies now available


 We now have available for sale Coppens carp and Course pellet @ 12 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. ....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 44lb 2oz.The fish have grown significantly since then and the lake record now stands at 60lb 2oz (Mirror).

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.

It is also possible to book the lake exclusively without the mobile home, but with full use of the toilets and showers on-site, for a reduced price of £890. 


  • 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 57lb 2oz
  • 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 60lbs 2oz, 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. 

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 (New for 2012). 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.

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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Amazing place to spend the week carp fishing I would recommend to lots of ppl ....more


Amazing place to spend the week carp fishing I would recommend to lots of ppl ....more


A very hard weeks fishing due to adverse weather. From +30 degrees to -1 degrees to torrential rain. Never the less, a great location and some really nice fish caught, just wish there were a few more of them. Thank you to Steve and Irene as well, you are the best hosts ever and sorry we forgot to co ....more


Arrived to a nice friendly welcome by Irene and Steve. 7th time at malhere, lots of rain in France so banks were very muddy glad of the cravan. Rained on and off till the Wednesday . Fishing was very slow thru the week but still managed to bank some great fish. Joe had is pb first fish of 48.2,mysel ....more


What a great place!!! Lovely location nice and private and well maintained. Was greeted on the day of arrival by Irene and Steve who went over everything necessary for our stay. We had booked the venue between just the 2 anglers which in my opinion is just right and with the cold weather was so glad ....more

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