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NEW for 2018 SEASON

09/11/2017

Etang Maison Verre is back! and is better than ever. The 3 acre Carp Lake boasts Carp to over 40lbs with a neighbouring lake boasting Cats to over 150lbs! The Lake Side two Bedroom house is OUTSTANDING, with no stone unturned to make this venue THE LUXURY CARP VENUE in FRANCE.  ....more

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Etang Maison Verre or EMV. Exclusive & Luxurious carp fishing in NW France. New to carp France for 2018 bookings.

The glass house lake An ex Millers lake, now reopened after 7 years of extensive lake and house improvements. The owner Billy has fished in France for over 20 years and fell in love with EMV on arrival. Realising the place needed an overhaul a deal was struck and 7 years and lots of headaches have finally paid off.. 


Situated in the Mayenne department. only 1 hour from St Malo and 2.5 from Caen,  In the North Western region of Pays de la Loire France, where every other car is a tractor lies Etang Maison Verre, an exclusive carp lake in front of a lovely oak framed house with glass from floor to ceiling for panoramic views. You can either base yourself in the house and fish from the double swim in front of the house, or bivvy up around the 2 lakes on offer.

The site is accessed down a shared farm track and set in a valley, with only the sounds of the neighbouring farms cows and tractors it really is well off the beaten track. 

Fishermans hut 

There is a fishermans hut with drinking water and 240v electric halfway along the house bank. This is ideal for a bed chair for one or two at a squeeze. or utilise the overhanging roof on each side with BBQ and sink and beer fridge! This is an ideal area if two couples are on holiday for the men of the group to have a social fish whilst family members use the main house. The overhanging roofs are also ideal to keep out of the rain and prepare food away from the house if fishing the left bank or cat lake.

Garage and wash house

There is a garage on the driveway before the house, this is fitted out with chest freezers for food and bait as well as beer fridges, Washing machine and tumble dryers.This is an ideal area to hang wet clothing between fishing sessions, keeping the house clean.

 2 lakes: EMV @ 3 acres and Cat lake @ 2 acres. inclusive for 2018


At EMV for 2018 you get the 3 acre carp lake right in front of the house. plus a 2 acre cat and carp lake next door to EMV.
So you can fish for 110 carp up to high 30’s (all fish over 20b) in EMV.


Fish for 9 cats from 90lb to well over 150lb in MV cat lake next door as well as float fishing for smaller carp and silvers
The lake and grounds have had extensive work carried out to ensure the best environment for the fish and clients.

The surrounding area 

The glass house is tranquil and with stunning facilites yet only 3 minutes to Le Petre which boasts 2 x bars. A pharmacy, 2 bakeries and a small food shop. There is also a lake in the centre of the village with a beach area and swimming section of the lake which is ideal for summer days out.

Loiron is only 5 mins away and has a decent sized supermarket with self service fuel and car wash and pharmacy together  plus a fantastic butchers and Deli, bakery and bar, Restaurant and Tabac.

Laval is only 15mins away with St Berthevin host to many large hypemarkets and DIY stores and all you can eat Chinese!  as well as 2 very good fishing tackle shops carrying all your end tackle and bait needs should you forget something!

The stunning medieval town of Vitre is only 15mins away with a lovely park in the centre along with a lovely market place and shops.

The Refuge de l' Arch in Chateau Gontier is 45 mins away but we have visited it many times with our young children and it is a fantastic day away from the rods with a whole range of animals to see.

 Lake Size : 3 acres Carp lake 2 acre Cat and carp lake
Swims : 5 plus
Depth : 3 feet at the narrow end to , 7 ft at the Vidange house bank end.
Carp Stock : Mirrors & Commons and grass up to high 30's
Other Fish : Catfish over 150lb, Sturgeon and silvers
Lake Bed : gravel edges, silt bottom
Features : overhanging Oaks, gravel beds.
Access : Good access to all swims, wheel barrows provided
Night Fishing : Yes
Boats Allowed : No
Bait boats Allowed: Yes

 This tranquil 3 acre carp lake was dug and dammed in the 1960’s as a fish farm. The lake was fed by a stream up until 2015 when we finally were granted permission to divert the feed allowing us to have the lake officially classified as a closed water.

This allows the lake to be fished 365 days of the year 24 hours a day without a permit. Since being granted this permission we have carried out massive improvements to ensure the fish have the best environment to grow.

With a modern silt drain “vidange” and overflow in place and a spring feed the water quality has been drastically improved. We also removed 27 huge poplar trees from the left bank to install the ditch and also reduce the huge amount of acidic leaf matter and improve light.

We have an aeration system installed running from a compressor to ensure the oxygen levels are optimum at all times. This also helps to keep the fish feeding in the hotter months.

The Winter of 2015 saw the lake emptied, all fish moved. The lake was dug out where possible and then heavily limed to reduce silt and improve water quality. Our on going works see the lake level dropped every Winter, netted of all silver fish and small carp. Then limed before being re-filled.

We have invested heavily in the lake environment but not just by buying big fish,we have sourced young fish that we will grow on through the correct management of the water.

 

The 2 acre Cat lake is only just through the hedge from cat corner on the house bank at EMV. Here is a dedicated BIG cat fishery that comes with EMV for 2018. The lake is home to 9 seriously big cat fish, this is only to be fished by experienced and fit anglers. The bailiff will inspect your rods, line and end tackle and has final say. We provide you with floating slings and no one is to lift the cats from the water. This stunning lake has a good head of silvers and carp too so a day float fishing is well worth it.

Next door to the cat lake is MV our new 3.5 acre carp lake. This will not be open until 2019 though you will be able to have a peek through the hedge and a walk around only with the bailiff. This lake will then form a new complex for 2019 with the cat lake. EMV for 2019 will be only the house lake but by then will hold a really good head of 30's and 40's with the big cats now moved. 

The Glass house: 2 bedroom house sleeping up to 8. 

The front of the cottage overlooks the lake and has bi-fold doors from floor to ceiling providing breathtaking panoramic views of the tree-lined lake.

The front of the house has a large oak framed porch area ideal for sheltering from the sun or rain. The first swim is a double one only 7m from the porch area. Therefore you can easily enjoy a social whilst fishing.

The completly re-wired house using modern low consumption LED lighting along side modern insulation materials. This is to keep the cost down for the angler and the environment in reduced consumption of electirc and fuels.

There is a gas combi boiler with radiators and a large wood burner too in the huge fireplace.

2 bedrooms are present at the rear of the house, one being en-suite. The master room is a double and the other has 2 single beds that can become a double.

Large open plan kithcen/dining/lounge area.

50" wall mounted tv. Netflix, DVD's. UK Satellite. WIFI

The kitchen is brand new and has all high end fittings. A dishwasher is present as is a large gas hob and separate electric oven.

All bedding and towels are provided.

 

 Fishermans hut

There is a fishermans hut with drinking water and 240v electric halfway along the house bank. This is ideal for a bed chair for one. or utilise the overhanging roof on each side with BBQ and sink and beer fridge! This is an ideal area if two couple are on holiday for the men of the group to have a social fish whilst family members use the main house. The overhanging roofs are also ideal to keep out of the rain and prepare food away from the house if fishing the left bank or cat lake.

Garage and wash house

There is a garage on the driveway before the house, this houses chest freezers for food and bait as well as beer fridges, Washing machine and tumble dryers.This is an ideal area to hang wet clothing between fishing sessions, keeping the house clean.

Fishing tackle 

We provide:

  • Nash carp cradles 
  • Trakker large unhooking mats
  • Large trakker floating slings
  • wheel barrows
  • carp antiseptic 
  • 42" landing nets 

 

 

 

 The Glass house

The single story house is of exceptional quality with large oak frames as the main structure. The house was built in the 1960's as a holiday home. it really is a unique house and with our recent renovation and upgrade it is truly highend. 

The front of the cottage overlooks the lake and has bi-fold doors from floor to ceiling providing breathtaking panoramic views of the tree-lined lake. With the sun setting at the far end of the lake in the evenings it creates a wonderful atmosphere whether you are a fishing group or enjoying a quiet break with your family.

The front of the house has a large oak framed porch area ideal for sheltering from the sun or rain. The first swim is a double one only 7m from the porch area. Therefore you can easily enjoy a social whilst fishing. 

The house has been extensively renovated with the roof being re-felted, re-tiled and insulated. The floor and walls have all been fully insulated too to kit the heat house as warm and as efficient as possible.

The completly re-wired house using modern low consumption LED lighting along side modern insulation materials. This is to keep the cost down for the angler and the environment in reduced consumption of electirc and fuels. 

There is a gas combi boiler with radiators and a large wood burner too in the huge fireplace. 

2 bedrooms are present at the rear of the house, one being en-suite. The master room is a double and the other has 2 single beds that can become a double.

As you enter the house from the porch you walk in to a large open plan kitchen dining and living room. This offers the family or friends to enjoy each others company whilst cooking and relaxing in sheer comfort. The large living room also has 2 double fold out beds so the house can sleep 8 with ease. A wall mounted 50" tv with UK Satellite tv, DVDs and Netflix included. There is also a decent stereo system. Wifi is present in the house and outside of the house in the first swims.

The kitchen is brand new and has all high end fittings. A dishwasher is present as is a large gas hob and separate electric oven.

All bedding and towels are provided. 

 

 

 

We feed our fish weekly on high quality pellet and boillie. 

In the interest of fish saftey and your catch rates we would prefer you to buy our baits. pre-ordering is a must as bait is made to order and frozen or air dried.  

it is advised that each angler would need 10kg of boillie per week and 20kg of pellet.

Boillie per kg is 12 Euros 

pellet is 55 euro per 20kg sack 

All bait to be ordered well in advance and paid in Euros directly to the baliff on arrival at the lake. 

NO NUTS NOR PARTICLES 

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