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Orchard Lake Michele banks three personal bests!


Michele Martin, visiting Orchard Lake with her fiance Ant Clark, set out with the aim of catching a sturgeon, one carp and one catfish. One of each would have made her very happy! She ended up however, catching eight fish,  including a 15lb 8oz sturgeon, a 37lb 4oz common carp and a 57lb 3oz & ....more

Orchard Lake Our Regulars!


Alan and Judy Lobley from Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, have been visiting the complex for over a decade. They fell in love with Orchard Lake on  their first visit some years ago to such an extent that they have booked the first two weeks of September on Orchard every year indefinitely. Alan is a ....more

Orchard Lake Our Regulars !


We thought it would be a good idea to feature in the Blog some of our regular anglers who have fished the complex for several years now. First up is 76 years young Colin from Luton. Colin has fished Poplars, Birch and Orchard in recent years and here he is pictured with a personal best 34lbs plus f ....more

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September 2018 weeks now available!


The weeks 1/9/2018 and 8/9/2018 are now available on the extremely popular and normally fully booked Orchard Lake. Contact us quickly if you want either or both of these weeks! ....more

Last Week of the 2017 Season Still Available on Orchard Lake


The last week of the season is still available on the normally fully booked Orchard Lake. This is from 28/10 - 4/11. This prolific two acre water has a swim side cabin with all mod cons suitable for two carp anglers, a couple or the small family. Well behaved dogs are welcome. October/early Novem ....more

Rare cancellation week available on w/c 6th May 2017.


Due to cancellation we have a rare cancellation week available on the fully booked and very desirable Orchard Lake for w/c May 6th 2017. As the deposit has been paid and it is short notice we can offer this week for only £500 for two carp anglers or the small family. One of the most comforta ....more

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Orchard Lake is a 2 acre lake located mid-way between the towns of Vitre and Laval, a few minutes drive away from a pretty Bretagne village. This very beautiful lake is part of the popular Etangs De Breton complex in the Mayenne region of France. It is a heavily stocked carp, cat and coarse water.

Everyone who sees this breath-taking lake cannot wait to fish it!

It has its own private entrance and grounds, with an orchard beyond the shallows which feature an iris island, pink lily pads and soft weed.

You and your party of up to two carp anglers or the small family will have exclusive use of the lake and the cabin right next to the swims.

  • Lake Size : 2 acres
  • Swims : 1 large gravelled double swim (suitable for 2 carp anglers).
  • Depth : 5ft at dam end, 1ft at shallow end.
  • Carp Stock : heavily stocked to over 40lbs.
  • Other Fish : Catfish: Wels’ catfish to 100lb+. Other fish: Sturgeon into double figures, roach, perch.
  • Lake Bed : Soft silt but not deep silt
  • Features : Beds of lily pads in the shallow, both pink and white, a reed iris island, overhanging trees, soft weed and pads dotted here and there.
  • Access : Firm grassy banks, vehicle access to chalet.
  • Night Fishing : Yes
  • Boats Allowed : Yes, one man rowing boat provided. 
  • Bait Boats Allowed: Yes, strongly recommended.

Orchard is a  heavily stocked 2 acre carp and coarse water, making it the ideal action water for the beginner or for those anglers that just like action!

The use of a bait boat is strongly recommended and a one man rowing boat is provided if you don't have a bait boat.

The lake is fenced and the grounds are well-maintained and has its own private entrance. There is an orchard beyond the shallows hence the lakes name. The lake is surrounded by mature trees and shrubs, many of which overhang the water. There are beds of lily pads and soft weed, plus a reed iris island. The lake/accommodation is suitable for two carp anglers, a couple or a small family.

This is a very exclusive and private retreat.

The lakeside accommodation - only a few yards from the swims - consists of a bedroom with twin Z beds, heater and an en-suite bathroom with shower, toilet and wahbasin. This has a separate entrance to the main cabin. 
The kitchen area has all mod cons including microwave, gas cooker and oven, heater, storage cupboards, table and chairs, fridge/freezer, hot and cold water sink and worksurface and the living area is equipped with English Freeview TV/DVD, CD player and a double bed-settee. 
Outside there is a barbecue and garden furniture. There is a plastic storage shed for tackle. With a remote alarm receiver you can fish safely whilst watching your favourite soap or Match of the Day!
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Thank you Hazel, Paul and Gizmo. Great location, great hospitality. Always happy to help but never intrusive. A lovely break away from 'normality' and an experience to be repeated in the not too distant future. ....more


Another great week, thanks! See you again next time for the 7th year! ....more


Great week yet again. Great hosts as always. See you next year! ....more


Great hosts, cheers! ....more


Listen to Paul's advice. Fished hard most of the week, 2-3 runs at the same time. Cheers Paul and Hazel. ....more

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