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Orchard Lake Michele banks three personal bests!

24/04/2017

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!

28/12/2016

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 !

01/12/2016

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

07/04/2017

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


New Orchard Lake Big Mirror

16/12/2014

We have slipped a stunning 45lb plus mirror into Orchard for the regulars to target. A high percentage of carp and anglers return year after year to Orchard so will appreciate a new big carp in the lake to go for. Here is a pic of this awesome beast! ....more


Lady Angler Lands Lake Record Wel's

23/10/2014

Virginia Chamberlain from London had a great October stay at the popular Orchard Lake. Virginia started the week with a new personal best Wels' of 58lbs, however a couple of days later she eclipsed even that with a huge cat of 61lbs. This is a new Orchard Lake and Ladies Record Wels' catfish. Virgin ....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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25/03/2017

Great hosts, cheers! ....more


25/03/2017

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


08/10/2016

Once again, Hazel and Paul fab hosts! ....more


17/09/2016

Usual fantastic hospitality from Hazel, Paul and Gizmo. ....more


14/05/2016

Very pretty mature lake with a fantastic stock of fish all in great condition ....more

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