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Poplars Lake Our Regulars!


Long time regular visitors Mr and Mrs Andy and Paddy O'Brien are from Wigan, Greater Manchester. For the first few years they stuck to Orchard Lake and Eagle Lake and Peter's Pool. However a couple of years ago the weeks they wanted on these were not available and we suggested Poplars Lake as an al ....more

Poplars Lake Poplars Mobile Home


We are busy refurbishing the mobile home on Poplars Lake to make it even more comfortable for our guests in 2015. This is lakeside and with mains electric it has all the mod cons including English tv. There are two bedrooms one with a double the other with bunk type beds suitable for children. ....more

Poplars Lake Top-Up Stocking 2015


As is our policy we add a few nice carp to Poplars Lake each season to increase the percentage of 30lb plus fish in the lake. We have added a few more this December all 30lb-35lb, courtesy of Bigot Pisciculture. Every other carp in Poplars now should be 30lb plus and we hope to add one or two more ....more

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June Cancellation Week On Poplars Lake


Due to cancellation we have a vacancy on the lovely Poplars lake for 17th June to 24th June. Good accommodation in a lakeside mobile home with two bedrooms and with all mod cons (you can fish from it) exclusive lake use, fishing for carp to 45lbs, cats to 120lbs. As the deposit has been paid we ca ....more

Top-Up Carp Stocking 2017


We have been out to the Bigot Fish Farm today to select some top up fish for all five of our lakes in readiness for the 2017 season. It has been a bitterly cold day here with a harsh wind hitting the surface of the holding ponds and the scales which took weighing the fish accurately longer than nor ....more

Andy fishes three lakes, banks three personal bests!


Regulars Andy O'Brien and his wife Paddy from Wigan visit the complex for four weeks every season and have done so for several years. On their latest trip they started their fishing on Poplars Lake where they had a great catch of carp and cats, with Andy landing a new personal best Wels' of 70lbs. ....more

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Poplars Lake is a 2.5 acre lake and is located mid-way between the towns of Vitre and Laval, a few minutes drive away from a pretty Bretagne village. The lake is situated in private fenced grounds on the edge of the forest, and down a little-used country side-road.

The one and half hours drive away from St Malo - this is all by motorway and there are no tolls. The lakes are two and a half hours from Caen and three hours from Le Havre, and three hours from Cherbourg - again no tolls.

You and your party of up to three anglers will have exclusive use of the lake, the pond and the lakeside mobile home.

  • Lake Size : 2.5 acres plus a small stock pond.
  • Swims : 3 good sized swims
  • Depth : 5 to 6 feet at the dam end, shallowing to 2 feet.
  • Carp Stock : Excellent head of carp up to 46lbs, many 20's and 30's.
  • Other Fish : Catfish over 140lbs,  roach, perch, American perch, gudgeon, eels, and grass carp
  • Lake Bed : Hard bottom with silt patches
  • Features : Overhanging trees at the margins
  • Access : Vehicle access to the bank side mobile home.
  • Night Fishing : Yes
  • Boats Allowed : Yes.
  • Bait Boats Allowed: Yes
  • Dogs Allowed: Yes

Poplars Lake is the first beautiful lake on the Etangs De Breton complex, which is situated just over an hour away from the busy ferry port of St Malo.

This lovely 2.5 acre lake is roughly rectangular in shape and is bordered all around its perimeter by mature trees and shrubs. Completely fenced and secure, Poplars Lake and Pond is a tranquil and very private rural retreat, with abundant wildlife. It is not overlooked.

Only three large comfortable swims about forty yards apart exist on the heavily-wooded fishing bank, although there is also lots of scope for stalking.

Poplars anglers also have exclusive use of the stock pond behind the mobile home which kids love to fish.

The use of a bait boat is strongly recommended to present baits under marginal trees and a one man rowing boat is provided if you don't have a bait boat for rowing out rigs, bait etc..

The mobile home on Poplars is just five yards from the water's edge.
With mains electricity it comprises two bedrooms (one double and a twin, suitable for children), a separate bathroom with hot water shower, toilet and washbasin. It also features a fitted kitchen area with cooker, fridge, dining area, and a lounge area with English TV/DVD, CD/tape player etc.  Just outside is a barbecue area with garden furniture overlooking the shallows and lily pads. 
A bait/food freezer is provided and there is ample storage for tackle in a separate tackle shed.

Dogs are allowed at this venue.
Dogs Allowed 2.5 2 Exclusive Booking Available 1.5 46lbs 140lbs book now compare

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We caught a total of 49 fish. Thanks Hazel and Paul for a great week. See you in 2018! ....more


Great hosts, great stay. We really enjoy fishing the lake. Dogs loved it again. ....more


Unsettled weather all week. ....more


24 catfish ranging from 3lb to 62 lb 2x30lb ,50lb,45lb rest of the majority were around the 15lb mark , lost very large cat .,cats evetuly became a nusance eating up every thing in sight,4 carp caught 36lb 30lb 2x25 lots a couple, if your into cat fishing i would strongly reconmend whatch out when n ....more


Great lake Food awsome Paul & Hazel great hosts ....more

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