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✔ 5 Anglers ✔ Exclusive use of the lake ✔ 2 Dover/Calais car crossings
This lovely 5.5 acre carp lake created by carp anglers for carp anglers and opened in Spring 2015. Sister lake to Lillypool, Lillybelle is located in the Mayenne region close to the village of St Michel et Chanveaux and is a real find. Set in utterly tranquil surroundings, the lake is rectangular in shape and an island just off centre means that it will accept up to 5/6 anglers fishing the lake.
Sold on an exclusive basis only it has all the amenities you could wish for. Nestled at one corner of the lake is a simple 2 bedroomed lodge with a fitted kitchen/diner & toilet and shower facilities. An eating area sits just outside and it’s possible to fish from the swim just next to the lodge.
The lake is full of features, with the island and several small beds of lillies and in addition there's some great margins to fish to with overhanging trees and bushes. The lake contains an original unknown stock of carp and some coarse fish, but 2 years ago a further 120 carp were hand stocked to low thirties.
In January 2015 a further 23 carp were stocked to over 40lb, bringing the complement up to very respectable levels. Already, throughout testing, the lake is producing great volumes of runs and some hard fighting carp!
Tree lined to all sides, the lake is a little 'hideaway' yet has the benefits of accommodation alongside. The flexible pricing depends upon the number of people so this lake is not out of reach of 2/3 anglers wanting exclusive use.
'Excellent venue, secure, secluded, well stocked and run by a real gent. Looking forward to our return.'
David Tomkinson, October '15
The lake is rectangular in shape with an island with willow trees sitting off side to the centre of the lake. It provides plenty of interest for up to 5/6 anglers.
The shallowest area is in the corner nearest to the gated entrance. This then slopes gently away and the main body of the lake is between 3ft to 7ft in depth with a silt based bottom. Surrounded by a firm track and grassy area the lake and lodge are easily accessible by car weather conditions permitting.
There are several small patches of lily pads around the lake and margins are scattered with overhanging bushes, so plenty of features to fish too.
Originally used as a private weekend getaway for carp fishing, the original stock levels remain unknown. It was bought by owners of Lillypool in 2011 and then stocked in 2013 with 120 carp to mid thirties.
In January 2015, 10 new faces arrived at Lillybelle from the well respected Vasseur fish farm, these new fish were all between 32 and 40lb. Another 20 carp have subsequently been stocked in the February of 2017.
There are also a couple of catfish around 50lb. Other species already in the lake include roach, rudd, pike, zander, bream, sun fish & eels. There are no crayfish or poisson chat. By the end of 2015 the largest carp size caught was 44lb, so the carp are growing on well.
Sited at the far corner of the lake is a wooden lodge (sleeping up to 4 persons) which has two small bedrooms, one containing a double bed and chest of drawers, the other with adult sized ‘bunk beds’ and a chest of drawers. Please note no bed linen or towels of any kind are provided. It’s mains electric and the sockets are English in the lodge.
There is an ample toilet and shower room and a fitted kitchen with fridge freezer, full cooker, microwave, kettle, plates and cutlery etc. There's an eating area with table and chairs. A bait freezer is also on site.
Outside is an eating area with BBQ . The lodge and eating area is sited just behind the corner swim and is idyllic for those who like to fish with the amenities close by. There is no central heating but there is an electric heater if you need it. The facilities here are simple, there is no fussy decoration, just everything you could want on hand at the side of a lake. Good phone signal too. However be prepared to drive 10 to 15 minutes to shops if you need anything.
Ideal for couples and larger groups of anglers. The pricing is built flexibly here so it’s as affordable for exclusive bookings of just 2 or 3 persons as it is for 4 or 5. If this sounds like your idea of heaven then take a closer look, we're sure you won’t be disappointed.
This venue stocks Quest Baits. To order bait please contact the owner direct. His Email address & phone number can be found on the directions sheet which will be made available to you in your Customer Area on our website when your holiday has been paid for in full. Please order at least 4 weeks in advance. Please pay for any bait you order when you arrive in Euros. Please note; the Euro to £ sterling exchange rate can fluctuate throughout the year.
- Quest Rahja Spice, Fruity Trifle, Surf & Turf, Ghurkka Spice . 15mm or 20mm, 1 or 5kg bags
- Pop-ups & dips to match.
Prices as per Quest price list.
Other lake prepared baits available;
- Maize (cooked)... 12€ / 5kg
- Carp pellets... 12€ / 5kg
- Hemp (cooked)... 13€ / 5kg
- Particle mix prepared... 12€ / 5kg
Please note; Bait orders are made directly between you and the lake owner and/or Quest Baits. We (Angling Lines) cannot be held responsible for any problems that may subsequently arise. If you order bait to be waiting for you when you arrive we strongly recommend you telephone or Email the owner a few days before your arrival to make sure it will be there for you. In 99% of cases this will just be purely precautionary, but bait is such an important part of your holiday that it’s only sensible to take every step to avoid problems.
Tackle Hire - 2 full sets available
To save you taking up valuable car space tackle is available for hire at Lillypool. It’s all top brands including Shimano, Nash, Trakker, Delkim, Waverunner, Prologic, Viper, etc.
To reserve any item please contact the bailiff direct in advance of your trip. His Email address & phone number can be found on the directions sheet which will be sent to you when your holiday has been paid for in full.
You can hire the following;
• 3 rod set-up (bait runner reels, bank sticks and bite alarms)... £60 (£50 deposit)
• Bedchair... £15 (£20 deposit)
• Day chair... £5 (£10 deposit)
• 1 man bivvy... £40 (£40 deposit)
• 2 man bivvy... £50 (£50 deposit)
• Landing nets... £10 (£10 deposit)
• Unhooking mats... Free
• angling technic bait boat... £60 (£60 deposit)
• Waverunner atom bait boat... £60 (£60 deposit)
Bring own weigh slings and sleeping bags.
Hire a full tackle set-up, including bait boat... £215 (£200 deposit)
|Return Visit Discount Available|
|10% offthe venue.|
Visit this lake 2 (or more) times in the same calendar year & get a 10% discount on the return visits!
We have lots of customers who make more than one trip with us and we want to reward that loyalty. Certain venues have agreed to participate in a discount scheme for return trips. This lake is one of those taking part… so book a return trip and get your 10% discount!
- Applies to fishing only & excludes accommodation (if normally booked separately), food, bait etc.
- Members of a group booking who have not visited twice will not be eligible for the discount
- This offer is only valid for return trips taken in the same calendar year and cannot be taken in conjunction with any other offer or special discount applied to this lake
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