10 Best Small Exclusive Carp Lakes in France For 2/3 Anglers

Sometimes it’s nice not to be bothered by other anglers. We get it. Here are ten of our small exclusive carp lakes in France that are perfect for just 2 or 3 anglers to share exclusively;

Jonchery 7

This 5 acre lake is incredibly peaceful, set close to the dam wall of the Lac d’Orient.  This is one of the best exclusive carp lakes in France for runs and lots of them! The large stock of carp goes to over 60lb.

You have one large grassy swim which has good vehicle access. You’ll have complete use of the lake to yourselves but you share the facilities – kitchen, dining area, shower & toilets – with the other lake on the complex, Jonchery. There’s also a great optional food package available. This venue is ideal for 2 anglers but can fit 3 at a push.

What’s more, because the owners are fish farmers, the carp have been hand-picked and some of the scale patterns on the mirrors together with some beautiful linears, makes for memorable fishing.

“We had 53 carp in total. Brilliant fishery, brilliant bailiff and family, they cant do enough for you, will always put you on the spots, give you the best advice on rigs and baits. Brilliant venue for runs, some very big lumps to be had if your lucky enough, very peaceful, tranquil and relaxing until your buzzers rip off.” – Ritchie Bywaters

For more information on Jonchery #7 follow the link – Carp Fishing Lakes in France

Jonchery 7


Bletiere is ideal for 2 or 3 anglers, a pretty lake packed full of features and holding around 150 carp to high forties. A good percentage of these weigh in at over 30lb and the majority of the remaining carp are over 25lb.

The stone cottage accommodation is included in the hire of the lake and so provides excellent facilities just across the lawn from the lake. To top it off, the venue offers optional food packages, bait on site and tackle hire too.

“A fantastic venue with some cracking fish, the owner Paul is very knowledgeable and could not do enough to ensure we enjoyed our stay, I will definitely be going back.”
– Darren Brooks

Find more information on Bletiere here – Carp Fishing in France

French fishing holidays at Bletiere

Jonchery 8

Following the success of Jonchery #7 featured above, the Bachelier family set out to create a similar small lake exclusive venue again on the same complex. This time however, they would aim to stock a higher average weight and slightly less carp – the end result being slightly less of a runs water but a big fish water.

This 3 acre lake holds carp to over 60lb and is ideal for up to 3 anglers, all fishing from one very gravelled large swim. On site you will find good facilities, food packages and bait available.

Find out more about Jonchery 8 here – Carp fishing in France

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Jonchery 8

Eau De Vie South

A spring fed 2-acre lake, with mature surroundings and a good stock of carp to over 50lb, Eau De Vie South will suit up to 3 anglers wanting a small lake exclusive with excellent lakeside facilities.

The lakeside railway carriage accommodation is included in the hire of the lake. It offers comfortable and simple accommodation sleeping up to four, there’s also a seating area and BBQ with a double swim directly outside and stunning views across the lake. The set up of this venue has made it a favourite for small groups of anglers and also those looking to take non-anglers too. Food packages and bait available on site.

“If you want it all then this is the place, great fish up to and over 50lb, venue quiet and picturesque, accommodation has everything you need. Owners will help you with any of your needs and advice, very warm and friendly, tackle shop on site and highly recommend the food and bait packages. Top venue!!” – Colin Sim

Find out more about Eau de Vie South here – Exclusive Carp Fishing in France

Eau De Vie South

Eau de Vie North

Based on the same complex as Eau de Vie South above, this pretty 3.3 acre lake is packed with features and suited for up to four anglers. It holds a good stock of carp to high forties and comfortable swims.

The lakeside accommodation is included, providing good facilities and two bedrooms – a double and a twin. From the outdoor dining area you can enjoy a BBQ with your rods out just a few metres away.

There are also optional food packages and bait available to purchase on site.

“67 fish in total between 2 anglers. Absolutely fabulous week on our first time fishing in France could not have been better. Great fishing, PBs broken, great accommodation and fantastic food.” – Ian Wood

Find out more about Eau de Vie North here – Carp fishing in France with Accommodation

Eau de Vie North

Heart Lake

Heart Lake is the perfect place for groups of 2/3 anglers that want to enjoy quality fishing with very good facilities, or alternatively those looking to combine carp fishing with a family holiday.

The lake and charming cottage (sleeping up to 6) is private to you for the week. You’ll find enough big carp to keep serious anglers happy, with a lake record currently sitting at 53lb and a very healthy population at over 30lb.

2hr45 from port of St Malo, 3hr25 from Caen & 5hr45 from Calais.

“We absolutely loved it at Heart Lake. I’ve fished all over the world and it’s actually quite hard to find somewhere that has a true sense of privacy, but Heart Lake has it. Hosts Lionel and Veronique are really superb and offer the perfect balance between being there if you need them, or leaving you alone and private, if that’s what you want too. Lionel is also a very experienced carp angler and well worth listening to. We are already trying to make arrangements to go back, and you can’t say more than that.” – Pete Castle

Find out more about Heart Lake here – Lake Exclusive Carp Fishing in France

Heart Lake exclusive carp lakes in France

Deux Iles

Slightly different to the lakes featured above, 8 acre Deux Iles is designed for 4 anglers BUT the layout is quite unique and so offers pairs of anglers a quality fishing experience. There are just two islands on this lake, both with a cabin and enough room to comfortably accommodate 2 anglers. Each island is hired out individually and has fishing rights over half the lake.

The venue is very rural, with no sounds of traffic or disturbance. It is situated just a 2hr 45 drive from Calais and 1hr 30 from Le Havre. The total number of carp in the lake is around one hundred and fifty, with the lake record into the mid 50´s now. There are also around 15 koi carp in the lake, a sturgeon, a few zander, pike and perch too.

“An excellent weeks fishing at a truly beautiful venue. 32 runs in total with 25 fish landed. Bruno is a top bloke. There when you need him but left alone when you don’t, so a perfect host. The lodge was a real luxury and with 3 nights of heavy rain much appreciated. Loads of room and a fridge. Well comfortable.” – Neil Large

Find more information on Deux Iles here – Carp fishing in France

Deux Iles

Beau Lac North

Beau Lac North offers your own small lake exclusive for up to 2 anglers, with accommodation included (but you’re very welcome to bivvy up and just use the cottage for its excellent facilities if you wish). The lake is home to carp to over 47lb and it is straight forward fishing here. The open main bank means you can fish together and reach all parts of the lake.

The top quality accommodation is Rosiers cottage, which sleeps up to 4 people. This sits approximately 300m away, up a charming tree-lined track and next to the swimming pool and gardens. Enjoy a morning coffee on the sunny balcony and then stroll down to the lake for a relaxing day’s fishing. All of this is situated in a pretty estate, with lots of extra facilities including a heated swimming pool.

Find more information on Beau Lac North here – Carp fishing in France with accommodation

Beau Lac North small lake exclusive

Granite Lake

Granite Lake is designed for up to 4 anglers, but proves very popular with just 2 or 3 anglers looking for big carp and plenty of them.

This is a pre-Napoleonic 5 acre lake, truly beautiful and mature but, best of all, the fishing is top quality too. Reaching to over 60lb, there are over a dozen known 50lb+ carp and the majority are over the 30lb mark.

There are also optional home-cooked food packages and a range of bait available onsite. The lake sits in the Creuse countryside, a 4hr 40 drive from Caen and 5hr 50 from Calais, just a 10 minute drive off the A20 autoroute.

“Everyone had 50’s up to 58lb 8oz. Beautiful setting, great fishing and excellent hosts, what more do you want?” – Laurence Powell

Find more information on Granite Lake here – Carp fishing in France

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Manière is a 5 acre spring fed lake, home to an impressive stock of carp to over 59lb and perfect for small groups of up to 4 anglers wanting a lake exclusive.

Weekly hire includes the modern lakeside accommodation with two twin bedrooms. But you are also welcome to bivvy up for the week and just take advantage of the excellent lakeside facilities the accommodation provides.

The large average weight of carp, with many at 40lb+, will not disappoint even the most serious of anglers.

Find more information on Maniere here – Exclusive Carp Fishing in France

Want to discover more of our French carp fishing lakes? Take a look at our top ten French carp lakes for 60lb+ carp.

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10 thoughts on “10 Best Small Exclusive Carp Lakes in France For 2/3 Anglers

  1. Peter Shaw says:

    I am looking for lake exclusive for a week from August 25th.
    Do you have anything please?

  2. Hi Peter

    It really depends what you’re after – if you’re looking for accommodation too etc. However, the following two small lake exclusives are free the week commencing 25th August and well worth a look:

    Bletiere – http://www.anglinglines.com/Bletiere/
    Kingfisher Lake – http://www.anglinglines.com/Kingfisher-Lake/

  3. James Fletcher says:

    Hi I’m looking to come over some point in Sept for a week with my partner and dog I’m not expecting exclusivity, if not have you any reconmendations.

  4. Hi James

    Were you looking for this year or 2019? I can have a look what is available for you. Were you wanting somewhere with accommodation or happy to bivvy up?

    Look forward to hearing from you,


  5. Chris O'Regan says:

    Hi , I’m looking for a week in September, quiet , but don’t mind sharing a lake with another loner like me lol ?

  6. Richard Gurton says:

    Hi, I’m looking to fish deux lles possibly in may or possibly in September. Can you tell me if there is any availability please. It would be for a friend and myself. Regards Richard.

  7. I’m afraid May and September are fully booked. For 2022 we have the following dates:

    5th March
    30th July
    29th October

    We do have other similar venues with availability in May or September:

    https://www.anglinglines.com/venue/Seigneurie (Same owner as Deux Iles)
    https://www.anglinglines.com/venue/Molyneux (Has an optional cabin similar to Deux Iles)

    Any questions just let me know,

  8. Dave. Hawkins says:

    Hi I am looking for a week fishing with my wife to include quality accommodation , carp to 50 lb +
    We will not be fishing at night and would like to spend the odd day sightseeing etc we are both over 70 years old and would prefer an exclusive or quiet venue.
    We are looking for end of August / September / up to mid October comeing by car from uk.
    Could you please recommend venues and costs
    Thanking you in advance. Dave. Hawkins

  9. Hi Dave

    Take a look at the following two venues, both have good accomodation and carp to over 50lb:


    They both have available weeks in the time frame you have asked for. You can get quotes for each of them (choosing the channel crossing route you most prefer) on their webpages. It will also show you the available dates.

    Another two worth a mention is Lake Edge and Bletiere, both have lovely accommodation and are in a great area but the carp currently go to 45lb and 47lb respectively. They also have availability for at least one of the months you mention.


    Any questions please just let me know,

    Kind regards

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