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5th- 19th April '14


Having just come back from a nice Easter break at Firs, to catch up with the preparations for the forthcoming season we had some lovely weather and managed to get some fishing in too! In total, I caught 27 fish this was made up of 16 carp inc. 8 x 30′s to 36lbs, 2 x 29lbs and 5 x 25lbs+ also 9 ....more

Perfect family holiday


Lovely week, weather not been great, few thunder storms, sun came out by the end of the week. Fishing started slow but got better. Willow Plus Boilies with plastic corn worked for us. Would recommend fishing the island and tree line. This was more of a family holiday than a serious fishing trip, we ....more

Mixed bag


Mr Foster said “House is best we have stayed at so far, not that we were inside that much. A lovely setting and location. As for the fishing we left disappointed. Only 5 fish to show for the week (no carp). Two best were Catfish of 15lb and 36lb and Stumpy the sturgeon made an appearance. It ....more

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The Firs is a 2.5 acre lake situated in Ruille le Gravlais, 15 minutes from Laval. The excellent motorway links make it very accessible from the ferry ports of St Malo, 1½ hours, Calais, 4.5 hours and Caen, 2 ½ hours. In the adjoining village of Loiron there is a bar, restaurant, pharmacy and small supermarket.

Along with exclusive use of the lake comes a superb 3 bedroom house which is no more than 30 feet from the waters edge, and the first swim! Both Carp and Catfish are present with the lake record carp standing at just over 45lbs. The Cats aren't small either weighing in at over 60lbs.

  • Lake Size : 2 1/2 acres
  • Swims : N/A, max of 3 anglers
  • Depth : 5ft - 6ft
  • Carp Stock : Stocked with Commons & Mirrors to mid 40lbs. (Nov. 07)
  • Other Fish : Catfish to 50lbs, Koi carp, Zander, Roach Rudd, Perch, Tench
  • Lake Bed : Gravel bottom
  • Features : Stream fed, small island
  • Access : Excellent
  • Night Fishing : Yes
  • Boats Allowed : Yes
  • Bait Boats Allowed: Yes

The 2.5 acre lake is complete with its own island and fed by a small stream running alongside. It is set within a mature garden of beautiful plants and trees. The whole area is surrounded by established laurel bushes and fir trees, giving you total privacy.

The 3 bedroom bankside house (1 double and 2 singles) enjoys a south facing aspect. There is a patio area directly facing the lake and a BBQ adjacent to the large dining room. The galley style kitchen is complete with all mod cons. There is a decked patio area leading out to the back garden with children’s swings. To the front of the house there is a comfortable sitting room with traditional Breton fireplace and French doors leading to the patio and lake.
Downstairs the living rooms provide ample sofa seating, English Sky TV, a games room and other ameneties for the family to enjoy.

We provide Mainline “Cell” Freezer boilies and particles, These MUST be pre-ordered if you require them.
We also stock some Dynamite products. We would recommend 10kgs+ of boilies per angler per week, and 10kgs+ of pellet/particle per angler.

All “dry” particles can be cooked on site in our particle boiler.
We can now offer “Carp Leads”

Mainline “Cell”freezer 18mm 10kg boilies - £90-00
Mainline “Cell” Pop ups x 50 18mm - £6.50
Dynamite Carp Pellet 11mm 20kg - £29.50
Parti-blend (Dry) 12 .5 kg - £15.00
Hemp Seed (Dry ) 15kg - £23-50
Tiger Nut Extract 500ml jar - £4-95
Prepared Tiger nuts 380g jar - £4.40
Dynamite Baits 2.5 ltr jar “Chopped Tigers Nuts” - £12.50
Dynamite Baits Betaine pellets 3mm 900g bag - £4.40
Sweetcorn large 2.15kg TIN - £6-50

Carp Leads (pack of 10) £7.50



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The accommodation was superb.We have spent 34 weeks over the years, fishing in France and this accommodatio is up there with the best of them. However, I am concerned about the quality of the water in the lake, which smelt nasty and had a lot of dead and black weed, both floating on top and on the b ....more


Accommodation spot on close enough to the lake to keep the wives happy, good browny points to be had there, the lake - what can I say stunning, well kept swims in good shape, awesome. ....more


Very nice place. Weather not brilliant, but better than UK's. Fishing harder than expected, but with hard work and good watercraft decent catches possible. ....more


Fishing was hard as fish were spawning and weather was changeable but a good time was had by all, 3 personal best on the trip, house was fantastic although probably could have been used more! ....more


Excellent accommodation, and lovely lake , fishing not easy but the rewards are there if you put in the effort. ....more

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