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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 Week Free on Orchard Lake!


Due to a regular client having to rearrange her week, we now have Orchard free for w/c 14/9/2019. This beautiful, always fully booked exclusive use two acre lake is suitable for two carp anglers or the small family for just £600. The lake is heavily stocked with big carp and cats. The lakes ....more

Odd Weeks Available on Orchard Lake for 2019


We still have odd weeks free on our hugely popular Orchard Lake for 2019. Weeks available are: w/c 30/3, 6/4, 17/8, 28/9, 5/10, 12/10 and 19/10. For two carp/cat anglers or the small family you get a two acre lake to yourself with carp to 45lb and cats to 90lb, plus the swim-side cabin equipped w ....more

Winter Top-Up Stocking


As has been our practice for several years now, we always have a little top up of carp across the complex in the winter to provide new fish for our clients to catch when we re-open in March. Yesterday we stocked 17 new carp across the complex courtesy of Michel Bigot Pisciculture our local fish far ....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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I’ve been to the complex 5 years in a row now, love the place. Always done well with the fishing and it feels like you’re in the middle of nowhere when you’re on the lakes. Paul and Hazel are really good people and hazels cooking is top quality. Good wildlife around the lake ....more


Weather dry all week, warm days and cool, clear nights - great for March. Don't leave any open bait on the floor the ducks eat anything! Good Luck to all who fish here and many thanks to Hazel, Paul and Guizmo! ....more


Thank you to Hazel and Paul for the amazing hospitality. Amazing food from Hazel. Thank you from Lewis for making his birthday so special! See you next year! ....more


Fished the lake on my own. Had a warm welcome off Paul upon my arrival, he also gave me great advise on where the fish would be located. Paul is a great guy, very knowledgeable, happy to give advice as and when required, but also happy to let you get on with it. ....more


Thanks to Hazel and Paul for their hospitality, great two weeks. ....more

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19/10/2019 - 26/10/2019 - £100.00 off

26/10/2019 - 02/11/2019 - £100.00 off

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