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£298 per angler in Sep 2017 includes...
✔ 8 Anglers ✔ Exclusive use of the lake ✔ 2 Dover/Calais car crossings ✔ 1 Dover/Calais van crossing

Molyneux is a beautifully mature tree-lined lake of 13 acres situated in the heart of the Eure Valley. It's very easy to reach being only a 2.45 hr drive from Calais and 1½ hrs from Le Harve.

The lake nestles in stunning countryside far from light and noise pollution, the loudest noise being the birdsong that provides a peaceful backdrop to the fantastic carp fishing on offer.

Molyneux is a great carp fishery which has evolved naturally and with anglers needs in mind. It offers some great islands and margins to fish and plenty of stunning looking carp, you only have to take a look at the photos page to appreciate that this lake is something special. We expect 2017 to provide its first 50lb carp as there are many forties knocking at the door.

The lake boasts 10 swims for a maximum of 8 anglers. Of these, 3 are 'double' swims so fishing together is usually possible and the extra swims allow a degree of flexibility. (Please speak to Wally in advance if you specifically need a double swim.)

Managed by a British couple, Wally and Helen receive weekly praise not only for their lake but also for the delicious, wholesome food packages and excellent angling advice which is there if you need it.  

Wally has 30 years carp angling experience and they really do strive to offer the carp fishing experience that they themselves would wish to have. They've worked extremely hard to offer you the perfect fishing holiday in gorgeous surroundings, the number of repeat bookings to this venue bear testament to this.


'My fourth trip to Molyneux in 4 years, great friendly service from Wally and Helen, with Helen's food package not to be missed. The lake and facilities are improving every year with steady growth in the carp weights, well worth a visit each year.'

Ian Ockwell, March '17

Click here to see 433 customer feedback reports from Molyneux.
Carp lakes near Calais at Molyneux

The lake is a genuine 13 acres, sitting securely in a totally private 19 acre fenced plot.  It’s around 40 years old, spring fed and the banks are lined with fully grown willow trees which have had plenty of time to mature. It’s one of the most truly stunning carp lakes near Calais you'll ever fish with many anglers remarking on its natural beauty.

The lake is mainly snag free including around the island margins, which of course are hot spots, but are easily fished with a little application. There are no poisson chat and very few crayfish.

With a maximum of 8 anglers fishing this 13 acre lake, there’s plenty of room for un-pressurised fishing. Switching swims is possible with 10 designated swims including three which can accommodate two anglers comfortably, plus other stalking spots available.  

Car access is possible all around the lake for unloading, but vehicles must then be returned to the car park area... you cannot park behind your swim.

Best tactics are often to fish to the islands over a small amount of bait… or to create a bed of bait in open water. With the open water tactic it can sometimes take a few days for the fish to move in, but once they do some very big hits have been had. The key to continued success is to then regularly top up the swim with bait. Rigs don’t need to be complicated, indeed simple and strong are the best choice.

The bailiff will happily take you out in the on-site boat to have a prod around your swim, or to bait up. Life jackets are supplied and MUST always be worn when in the boat.

Click here to see an aerial map with swim & facility details.

Venue Siret No; 790 606 396 000 14

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A 40lb Carp from Molyneux

Molyneux was first stocked with a few carp around 35 years ago when it was only used as a camp site... and there are still a few of these stunning original carp caught today!

The lakes main stocking took place in 2004 & 2005 and there are now around 300 carp, ranging between mid twenties and high forties, the average being around the low 30lb mark.  There are also a handful of carp which have been spawned in the lake and these tend to be low doubles.  

However, the head of 30lb+ carp in the lake is very good indeed and you can expect roughly 1 in every 2 carp caught to be over 30lb.  All the carp are growing well and the number of 30's and 40's is increasing year on year, helped by an extensive winter feeding program.

Also present are around 50 grass carp (mid 20's to low 40's), Wels catfish (largest caught to date being 90lb), plus some stunning tench (up to almost 10lb) and a few perch, pike and zander, all of which have spawned on from the original fish stocked around 35 years ago.

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Facilities at Molyneux

Facilities on site include a brick built toilet and shower block with two hot showers and three English toilets. There is free freezer space for frozen baits and electricity points should you want to charge a bait boat, phones or other electrical equipment.

At Molyneux we supply all anglers with Avid unhooking cradles and Fox weigh slings for use at the lake. We do not supply landing nets which should be brought by the anglers and must have a minimum of 42" wide arms.


Optional Accommodation

If you're looking for more comfort than a bivvy there’s a lovely pine lakeside cabin which sleeps 4 and has its own beautiful spacious swim directly in front.

Inside it comprises 2 single beds in a ground floor bedroom and a double bed upstairs.  The upstairs room does have a low ceiling, and a lovely picture window looking out over the lake, but please be aware that access is via a ladder, so it will only suit fully able people.

Downstairs it's open plan.  The mini kitchen comprises a fridge, twin ring electric hob, sink/drainer, microwave and kettle.  There's a comfortable sofa and a TV/DVD player on which you can watch all your favourite UK tv and radio channels, via Freesat. There is also a selection of  DVD's for you to choose from.  It also has a toilet & wash basin with hot and cold running water.

During the Autumn, Winter and early Spring we also place a radiator in the cabin to make it sufficiently warm enough for the colder months.  All cutlery, saucepans, glasses, crockery and bedding are provided.

The cabin is rented separately from the fishing. Please check for availability and price...



There’s plenty to interest non-anglers in the local area including the beautiful French town of Pacy Su Leure within 6km. Known locally as the “Town of Flowers”, Pacy sits in its own micro-climate, enjoying plenty of sunshine and little rain.

This town has a sleepy and friendly atmosphere with excellent restaurants & bars, 4 supermarkets and a launderette. A little further afield the motorway network puts several major cities within easy reach - Paris (80km), Rouen (40km) and Giverney (Monet’s Garden) 20km away.

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An excellent optional food package is available consisting of full English breakfast and evening meal.  Take a look at the customer feedback section and you’ll see that it comes very highly recommended.

To order the food package please contact the owner direct. The owner's email address & phone number can be found on the 'Info Pack' in your Customer Area once your holiday is booked. 

You will be asked to pay the cost of this directly to the lake in Euros when you arrive. You can find the price list at the bottom of this page.


Selection of cereals to start, followed by a full English breakfast of eggs, bacon, sausages, fried Bread, baked beans or tomatoes and toast, with marmalade or jam, and as much tea or coffee as you would like, eaten in either our outdoor eating area or if the weather is not so good; the indoor dining room.


Evening meal;

The evening meal will be different every night during your stay.  A typical menu would include the following;

  • Saturday... Spaghetti Bolognaise, with cheesy garlic bread
  • Sunday... Full roast dinner with all the trimmings
  • Monday... Chicken goujons, salad and chips
  • Tuesday... Chilli Con Carne with rice
  • Wednesday... Chicken pie with creamed mashed potatoes and fresh veg
  • Thursday... Homemade quiche, salad, jacket potatoes or potato salad
  • Friday... Cheeseburgers, onions and chips


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All evening meals include a complimentary beer or glass of wine and will be served in either the indoor or outdoor eating areas, or can be collected and taken to your swim. 

Indoor dining area at Molyneux carp lake Outdoor dining area at Molyneux carp lake
Indoor dining area Outdoor dining & BBQ area

We are very flexible and if there is anything you don't particularly like we are always happy to discuss your preferences and subject to availability cook you something else. 



Should anyone require a lunch we are happy to prepare a filled baguette, or something light at a small extra charge.


Additional Information; 

In the light of the recent horse meat in food scandal we would like to inform all anglers that our bacon, sausages and mince is purchased from a small family butcher back in the UK that Helen and I have used exclusively for over 20yrs.

All the meat comes from local (Sussex) farms that the butcher has dealt with for many years and trusts implicitly.

The cost for the Full Food Package is 150 euros
The cost for just the Breakfast Package is 55 euros
The cost for just the Evening Meal Package is 105 euros

Bait available at Molyneux

Boilies are from Quest Baits.  Particles will be cooked and ready for you when you arrive.

If you have any questions regarding bait, or wish to place an order, call owner Wally Gibb direct.  His email address & phone number can be found on the 'Info Pack'in your Customer Area once your holiday is booked.

Please pay for any bait ordered on arrival (cash in Euros ONLY please)

Quest Boilies (15mm only)
  • Rahja Spice
  • Fruity Trifle
  • Chilli Chocolate
  • Ghurkka Spice
  • Magnum White
5kg... 65.00€

Pop Up's
  • Rahja Spice
  • Fruity Trifle
  • Chilli Chocolate
  • Ghurkka Spice
  • Magnum White
Pop Up's... 8.50€

Fluro Pimple Pops (6-8mm)
  • Ghurkka Spice
  • Fruity Trifle
  • Magnum White
  • Neutral
Pimple Pops... 8.00€ 

  • Hemp
  • Maize
  • Party Blend (mixed particles)
5kg... 15€  | 10kg... 28€
Prepared Tiger Nuts
I have managed to source some cracking quality Tiger Nuts direct from Spain. I will be preparing these to order so will be freshly cooked on your arrival or can be fermented for a week or two prior to your trip if required…..
1kg… 10€ 

  • Trout Pellet

5kg... 15  | 10kg= 28 


Bait Package

  • 5kg of boilie of your choice
  • Pot of corresponding pop up's
  • 10kg of Partimix
  • 5kg pellet

All for just €100

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.

We now offer Annatec Baitboats for hire at Molyneux

The Annatec Pac boat is a very solid reliable boat from a company with a very good reputation for building superior quality baitboats.

It’s compactness and specially designed hull makes it easy to maneuver. During fishing it is easy to learn how to control the various functions even for a person who is new to radio controlled boats.

Cost per week is €120 with a refundable deposit required of €80 to cover any possible damage or loss during hire period.

Please contact Wally direct at the lake prior to your trip to arrange hire. His email address & phone number can be found on the 'Info Pack' in your Customer Area once your holiday is booked. 

Out of season offers at Molyneux

Out of season Discount Available
50% offthe venue. Available between
4th November 2017 and 23rd March 2018

Conditions below apply.
  • A 50% discount applies to fishing ONLY.
  • Bait and food are NOT included in discount.
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Out of season offers at Molyneux

Out of season Discount Available
50% offthe venue. Available between
3rd November 2018 and 22nd March 2019

Conditions below apply.
  • A 50% discount applies to fishing ONLY.
  • Bait and food are NOT included in discount.
Click here to check availability and get a price now.

Return Visit Discount Available
10% offthe venue.

Return visits;

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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Registered at Companies House, Cardiff. Company Number 4122063

All contents © Copyright Angling Lines. All rights reserved.