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Vallee Lake 1 More & more PB's


With the last two weeks producing fantastic catches we thought it may slow up, however this week has topped them! With an incredible 29 fish over 40lb , including 2 x 60b + , 4 x 50lb , 23 x 40lb + ,71 fish banked !! the average being well over 40lb + and all anglers catching fish over 40lb all rou ....more

Vallee Lake 1 Vallee lake 1...40s, 50s & 60s - All their Christmas's at Once.


Forget Father Christmas, Vallee Lake is producing the Christmas goods, in the shape of some stunning Carp for some very happy anglers.. Pete Rosario & friend Zeth Christie from Basingstoke had a 20 fish haul in December Conditions - fishing only part time as they were helping on a work party an ....more

Vallee Lake 1 19 fish in 4 days!


We had this email of thanks from Peter who has already had his second break here this year! Hi Mark Nathalie, Another sensational trip to Vallee 1. Following my weekend earlier in the month when I caught 8 carp, (29lb mirror, 41lb mirror, 49lb mirror, 42lb mirror ,46lb mirror, 32lb common , ....more

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Well done to Darren Horton


Fishing the lodge over the weekend with a super 51lb 15oz mirror and 46b + Mirror, both pictured!   ....more

Custom Street View


Now you can have a good walk round Vallee Lake 1 without even crossing the water. Just like street view, you can walk around to your hearts content. You can even stand in each swim and have a good nose at the facilities. Go on, take a look:   ....more

1st 60LB+ Mirror of the season!


The 1st week opened in 2015 on 2nd week in Feb with wintery conditions, However a few fish managed to grace the banks especially to Oliver Chapman with a Massive 60lb + Mirror smashing his PB! this being his second fish with the 1st weighing in at 45b! Pete Hooper managed three fish also to 39lb.&nb ....more

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vallee lake 1

bivvy only, non-exclusive with accommodation
  • summary
  • at a glance
  • lake
  • the facilities
  • accommodation
  • food package
  • bait available
  • tackle hire

Located in upper Normandy Vallee Lake is a 13acre lake conveniently located close to the major ferry port of Calais being only 1.5 hours away. This makes Vallee lake the perfert location for both weekend and week stays. Just minutes from the town of Blangy sur Bresle with its supermarkets ,restaurants and shops.
Vallee lake has everything for both the bivvy angler and those who choose one of the beautiful bankside lodges.

The onsite tackle shop provides tackle, food, drinks, and snacks together with bait boat hire, tackle hire and fresh bait. Takeaway meals are also available.

  • Lake Size : 13 Acres
  • Swims : 12 marked swims, maximum of 10 anglers.
  • Depth : Margin depths ranging from 3 - 8 feet, average lake depth of 7 ft going to 16 ft at it's deepest.
  • Carp Stock : Mirrors to mid 60's, Commons to over 60lbs, grass carp to over 50lbs.
  • Other Fish : Catfish to over 100lbs, Sturgeon to 75lbs & pike, perch, and roach
  • Lake Bed : Rich silt/gravel bottom.
  • Features : A good sized island, shallows, deep margins, plateus / bars and overhanging trees
  • Access : Excellent access to all swims.
  • Night Fishing : Yes
  • Boats Allowed : No
  • Bait Boats Allowed: Yes (Available for hire)
  • 2 Bedroom bankside lodge (with 3 allocated swims)
  • 4 Person bankside carpers cabin (with 3 allocated swims)

Vallee Lake is a 13 acre mature lake set in a stunning, picturesque and tranquil location, Access is excellent around the lake, vehicle access is allowed to the Main Lodge. Gear can be taking round to your swim by quad bike. There are varying depths throughout the lake with margins ranging from 3-8ft with an average depth throughout the lake of 7ft and the deepest 16ft. Features include a good sized island, shallows, deep margins, plateus / bars and overhanging trees. The lake is rich in natural food with a rich silt / gravel bottom and holds an incredible stock of Mirrors to mid 60's ,Commons to over 60lbs, Grass Carp to over 50lbs, Catfish to over 100lbs and sturgeon to over 75lbs – it makes for superb big Carp fishing. There are no problem fish i.e. possion chat, crayfish etc giving no reason to net your baits .

There are two lake side lodges ideally situated at opposite ends of the lake . Each lodge gives you seclusion and privacy from the rest of the lake and gives you exclusive access to the bank side just in front.

The Main lodge - being larger and more luxurious than the two is spread over two floors with two good sized bedrooms (one double, one twin) each with access to the balcony, a large living area with English satellite TV and DVD, fully equipped kitchen area with everything provided and a large shower room (with wc and vanity basin) and large outside undercover verander on the ground floor.

Carpers Cabin - being a good size is spread over one floor with a kitchenette (gas hob, sink and fridge) table and chairs ,double bed and single fold up beds (when sleeping four)- shower and toilet facilities being at the main sanitary block. This lodge enjoys a premier position and commands exclusivity of its own private bay of the lake .

Excellent facilities are offered also for the bivvy angler with first class showers and toilets 24/7, with mains power and mains water. with charging facilities for boats and mobile phones etc .

There is a tackle shop onsite providing tackle ,food, drinks and snacks together with bait boat hire and fresh bait- ( which can be pre ordered)
Meals can also be provided at your swims.
A boat is also available for marker positioning , snagged fish etc

Altogether Vallee Lake does provide everything for the discerning angler and their family.


One fully equipped bank side Main Lodge & one Carpers' Cabin. Excellent shower & toilet facilities for bivvy anglers.

Main Lodge

The Main Lodge at Vallee Lake 1 has 1st Class comfortable facilities commanding its own area of the lake reserved solely for Main lodge guests only. This hugely popular Lodge is ideal for families, accommodating up to three anglers and non fishing guests. (be sure to book well in advance!)

Ground Floor

Fully fitted kitchen.
Large bathroom room with W.C. vanity basin & power shower.
Spacious lounge /dinning area, stairs leading to First Floor.

First Floor

Open landing (can accommodate single bed)
Bedroom 1 – with double bed, glass door leading to spacious balcony with spectacular views over lake.
Bedroom 2 – with two single beds, glass door leading to spacious balcony with spectacular views over lake.
TV, Satellite decoder (English channels).
Sofa, chairs coffee table.
Gas cooker.
Crockery / cutlery.
Charging points
For our youngest visitor a cot & high chair can be provided


Convenient parking with security lighting.
Undercover spacious veranda and clothes line, chairs / table provided & BBQ.
Outside power charging point (for bait boats etc) lighting.
Dedicated swims 1 & 2 for 3 anglers (1 double & 1 single swim) within 20m of the lodge.

Carpers' Cabin

Situated at the opposite end of the lake to the Main Lodge the spacious cabin is finished to a high standard, commanding its own area of the lake reserved solely for cabin guests only. Ideal for two to three anglers and non fishing guests.

Facilities include

Ground floor cabin with double and single beds.
Sofa & Coffee Table.
Kitchenette with gas hob.
Satellite TV.
Table and chairs.
Crockery / cutlery.
Electricity and lighting.
Mains hot and cold water.


Security lighting.
Undercover veranda, cloths line, chairs / table & BBQ.
Outside power charging point (for bait boats etc) lighting.
Dedicated swims 6,7 & 8 for 3 anglers, within 20m of the Cabin.

N.B, Showers and toilets are located at the main onsite sanitary block.


Mid week
Week end
Monday – Friday
Friday - Monday
99 €
N.B. please note no breakfast is served on arrival or departure day

Please pre order your bait prior to arrival a minimum of two weeks in advance – this ensures your bait is ready for you on arrival. Bait is available on site for top ups and additional orders. We cannot guarantee bait availability on arrival if not pre ordered.
All bait is of the finest ingredients being an accepted food source for our fish (pre baiting) and prepared freshly as possible and delivered to your swim in buckets for particles and frozen boilies. N.B. Please return bait buckets after use.
Lake rules request that only frozen bolies are permitted, i.e. no Shelf life, with only particles including pellets purchased from the lake. Please respect these rules.
Bollies  - Vallee specials have been developed exclusively for Vallee Lake 1 to ensure maximum fish growth and prolonged use, using the best quality fishmeals and ingredients available. The use of these boilies over a sustained period of time will practically guarantee even bigger and healthier carp for the years ahead.
All Boilies are supplied in 5kg Bags in either 16, 18mm and dumbbells, matching pop ups and dips are also available. Split bags also available in 2.5kg qty @ 30€
Particles - We can also provide you with a choice of freshly prepared particles supplied in 5kg Buckets. Only Particles purchased at Valleelake can be used! WHY? Simple; we take our fish seriously and know that our particles are of the highest quality, and most importantly prepared correctly. Your benefits, all particles are pre - cooked and prepared ready for fishing on site – more space in the car, no customs hassle, Going Bait! Competitively priced – More time fishing! Why not add one of our bait soaks also for that personnel touch!

Frozen Boilies
55 € per 5kg
Hemp - Prepared
18 € per 5ltr
Chili Hemp - Prepared
20 € per 5ltr
Partiblend - Prepared
18 € per 5ltr
Spod Mix 18 € per 5ltr
Maise - Prepared
18 € per 5ltr
Spicy Maise - Prepared
18 € per 5ltr
Pro Carp Pellets
15 € per 5kg
Pop-ups (Mixed)
10 € per tub
Bait flavourings
10 € per bottle

Bait Deals:
  • Buy - 5Kg Boilies, 20ltr of any paticles + bait soak and matching pop ups worth - 147 euros for only 135 euros SAVE 12 euros!
  • Buy - 15kg Boilies, 40ltr of mixed partiicles, and receive 3 bait soaks + pop ups FREE! Worth 369 euros ONLY - 350 euros SAVE 19 euros !
  • Buy - 25kg Boilies, 60kg mixed + 4 bait soaks & 4 tubs of pop ups - worth 571 euros for ONLY 520 euro! SAVE 51 euros!


At Vallee Lake they operate a tackle hire option for your convenience; this ensures you maximize your fishing, saving weight and space in your car. All hire equipment is regularly serviced with full bank side back up and tuition where necessary. Should you require additional equipment not listed, please enquire and we will do our best to assist you where possible.

All we ask is for the clean and safe return of all equipment in working order - A £50 deposit / credit details are required for all hire equipment with any damage or dirt charged to the hirer.

Bait Boats
We operate a bait boat ( Microcats ) hire facility that can be pre–booked, essential as they are popular. Full tuition and guidance is given. This type of fishing ensures accurate bait and hook link presentation, economic and precise use of bait, increase chances of catches and fish friendly. All boats have free battery top ups / solar panels, chargers and protection mats included. Echo sounder boats are available (additional cost) please enquire.

40ltr Bankside Fridges
Due to popular demand we now operate a Bank side Fridge hire option. These fridges have great Capacity keeping all your drinks and food ice cold - bivvy side! Even with ice makers keeping those beers and Wine perfectly chilled! Fridges supplied in your swim with FREE gas.


Mid week
Week end
Bankside Fridge
50 €
40 €
30 €
Microcat (2 anglers)
Echo sounder
120 €
90 €
70 €
25 €
20 €
15 €
1 Man Bivvy
40 €
38 €
30 €
Unhooking Mat
Weigh Sling

Tackle Hire Available 13 Food Package Available 2 Bait Available Exclusive Booking Available 1 72lbs 100lbs enquire compare

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Stunning lake set a beautiful quiet valley only 1.2 hours from Calais. Martin the ballif is a gentleman and very helpfull, Jo on site a fantastic cook and the food package is recommended. Unfortunately we arrived during pre-spawning and spawning towards the end of the week so only saw 4 fish out all ....more


2nd trip to valley lakes Fantastic holiday ....more


The venue that we chose for our fishing holiday was a very scenic lake in a lovely part of France ....more


Everything was just to good I couldn't fault it at all its the 3rd time to this lake and I would highly recommend it it was my mates james 1st time And He's Already Asking Me When Are We Going Again It's Perfect That It's Not To Far Down The Road From calais It's About 1.5 Hours Max yet Again A Bril ....more


Personal best 62lbs , need I say any more! ....more

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