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✔ 10 Anglers ✔ Exclusive use of the lake ✔ 2 Dover/Calais car crossings ✔ 2 Dover/Calais van crossings
As you drive along the causeway into the centre of the lake it soon becomes obvious that this water is one of the most unusual lakes in France because Malvoisine provides the carp angler with something quite unique.
Fishing from a two acre “island,” fishing lines radiate from the centre giving each guest the maximum angling space from the margins to the far side. There’s definitely no competition for water here. It’s also the most sociable of layouts. Bivvied up together, you can enjoy a relaxing barbeque and a glass of the local cider, but still experience the best fishing the lake can offer. Malvoisine really is the perfect venue for a get together with family or angling friends.
There’s a very good head of hard fighting carp present from doubles to forties, guaranteed to thrill any angler as they pick up your baits and make spectacular runs bow waving at speed through the shallow margins. Large multiple catches are possible and a massive 1,600lbs of carp in a week has been achieved.
The owners Gigi and Pierre are warm and welcoming and we’ve been very impressed with the professional way they run their lake.
Swims are booked in advance at Malvoisine so you'll need to decide which swim you'd like when you book. Make sure to check out the lake map and if you're struggling to decide then give us a call - we'll be happy to help.
'Amazing water to fish,beautiful location. Lake owners are fantastic really helpful, and do a fantastic bbq one evening with food to feed an army. Well recommend this venue for an up and coming trip,'
Chris Burton, May '15
Don't miss out on this article, giving you chance to read a first hand account of fishing Malvoisine - 'Malvo Madness'
Malvoisine is a mature lake bordered by poplars and long trailing weeping willows which overhang the water’s edge, with sunken branches in the far margins. Flat mown grassy banks provide the perfect area to bivvy up.
Important note; swims are booked in advance at Malvoisine so you'll need to decide which swim you'd like when you book. Make sure to check out the lake map and descriptions below. If you're struggling to decide then give us a call - we'll be happy to help.
The water is between 1 and 2 metres deep and understandably with the abundance of bankside trees the lake bed is mostly silt, but it’s quite firm making bait presentation simplicity itself.
Casting distances to the far margins range from 30 metres to 160 metres, so in some areas of the lake a baitboat can be a definite advantage.
Swim 1 is the first swim on the left after walking along the driveway/spit onto the central island. Gigi likes swim 1 as you have the margin back alongside the spit and the far margin as well. It has good depth.
Swim 2 is a favourite of many regulars as on the far margin is a spot where the owners feed the Ble to the fish in the winter. They also feed some boillies broken up (locally made french fresh boillies, you can buy them on site but you need to order them at least 2 weeks before). Swim 2 and 3 sit together quite nicely and again have some good depth up to 2 metres.
Swims 3 and 4 also good and have good depth and a more distant margin, so a larger area of water covered.
Swim 5 also keeps some depth and is lovely and spacious.
Swim 6 aligns itself with closer margins to the far side and the depth begins to reduce to the right hand side.
Swims 7 & 8 are the shallowest of the swims and in the summer will go down to 0.7 - 0.5 of a metre but as we stood with water levels high it was around 1.2 metres.
Swim 9 brings once more the depth in the water and again the margins are closer.
Swim 10 is a larger wide swim and has some big willows on the left to allow shade in the summer.
Swim 11 is very close to swim 10 and is also very good fish across to the far margins in front of the wooden cabin, again another feeding spot.
Swim 12 has the margin to the right of the spit and this is also where the owners feed the ble and bollies to the right of the shed in the winter.
Click here to see an aerial map with swim & facility details.
Venue Siret No; 39 88 05 90 30 00 26
With a very good head of carp present, Malvoisine is the perfect choice for both the newcomer to French fishing and the seasoned angler who wants a good chance of daily action.
The lake has recently been freshly stocked with a large head of fish in the 16 to 33lb bracket but there is the chance of larger resident fish being present as the lake hasn’t been emptied for 25 years and definitely contained a head of carp when the present owners took it over.
The largest specimen landed to date weighed in at over 50lb.
Malvoisine is an easy drive from the channel ferry ports of Le Havre and Caen and situated close to a sleepy village in the heart of the Mayenne region. The local restaurant is just a short walk away down a quiet lane and for a few Euros provides delicious three course lunches for those wanting to relax away from the action.
If you choose to bivvy up, a few yards from the mobile home there is an anglers’ cabin. This has a sink, w/c and hot shower. Both the mobile home & the cabin have mains water.
If you plan to cook in the anglers' cabin there is an oven (no hob), a microwave, steam cooker and a fridge/freezer. There are no pots/pans/crockery but the owner is happy to lend the anglers what they need in terms of plates etc. There is also a BBQ.
The local bakers can visit the lake during the week. If you pre-order by 5pm he’ll arrive around 7.30pm with your order freshly cooked. Please note this is not a guaranteed service and the bakery may be shut some weeks for holidays.
Tuesday to Saturday, must be ordered before 17h
- Hamburger chopped steak, tomatoes, salad, cheese 5.00€
Supplement French fries 0.50€
Supplement onions 0.50€
- Kebab French fries 5.50€
With sauce algérienne (very spicy)
With sauce samourai (spicy)
With sauce burger
With sauce mayonnaise
- Nuggets & French fries 4.00 € (for children)
For anglers requiring extra facilities and a little more comfort than a bivvy, Malvoisine has a mobile home sited at the edge of the lake within 100 yards of the fishing zone. It sleeps 2 adults (one double bed) and 2 children (2 small beds) and has a kitchen with sink, gas hob, microwave oven, fridge + w/c and hot shower. Sheets, blankets & pillows are provided.
The owner's son produces and sells pellets and fresh boilies. This would need to be ordered in advance and it is possible for it to be at the lake for you when you arrive if requested. The website is http://www.fhbaits.fr/
Please note; Bait orders are made directly between you and the lake owner. 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.
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|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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