Description

Nestled in the lush green lands of Brittany and fed by 3 streams is the beautiful Etang du Vaulaurent which is very mature having been first dug by the monks around 250 years ago. There is a prominence of overhanging trees and lily beds, with each swim offering a vast amount of water to the angler, with just 8 swims on the 26 acres (6 of these are double swims).

For those anglers after a little more luxury than just simple bivvy angling, there are two swims with their own cabins which can be booked as well as a larger, more luxurious cabin set slightly back from the water’s edge for those wishing to make their holiday more of a family affair.

With carp to 72 lb and lots of large back up fish, this really is a big fish paradise.

It had been a beautiful drive through the lush green hilly lands of Brittany and as we turned into the final road/drive heading to the clubhouse we caught our first glimpse of this beautifully old and established lake. It was simply a case of love at first sight, with its relatively large open expanse of water liberally dotted with lily beds and surrounded by mature trees everywhere.

Etang Du Vaulaurent was dug around 250 years ago, but it looks like it has been there forever with its 3 streams trickling in pure water. Being stream fed, it is necessary to purchase a French Fishing Licence, but this is sorted before you go and will be there for you upon arrival and is included in the cost.

Swims
This 26 acre lake has just 8 swims which have to be chosen when you book. All of them offer lots of room and of those 8 swims 6 are doubles. The depths vary from 1.5 metre to 3.5 at its deepest with no major drop offs. Each swim is equipped with a table and a barbecue pit but no grill.

Swim 1 – Double Cabin Swim (Minimum of 2 anglers if the cabin is not rented)
Swim 2 – Double Cabin Swim (Minimum of 2 anglers if the cabin is not rented)
Swim 3 – Double
Swim 4 – Double
Swim 5 – Single
Swim 6 – Double
Swim 6 – Double
Swim 8 – Single

We urge you to study the swims on the map and have an idea of preferences prior to contacting us. The fish move around a lot and are caught from all of the swims. Each swim has vehicular access into the swim for dropping your gear off other than swim 5, but your car is still very close at the top of the bank a few metres down the track.
All the swims are secure and fenced off so that any country ramblers are diverted well away from you.

Stock
Current owners Michel and his wife Cécile took over Etang Du Vaulaurent in 2012 and from studying the catch pictures they concluded that there were at least 200 carp already present, since 2012 they have stocked a further 350 carp both mirrors and commons. The current lake record was landed from swim 8 in 2019 at 72 lb, this being a mirror.

  • Up to 10 anglers
  • Individuals or group bookings
  • Food packages available
  • 26 acre lake
  • Carp to 72 lbs +
  • 2 hours drive from Saint Malo / 6 hours drive from Calais
  • Arrive/Depart Saturday
  • 8 Swims (6 doubles)

Booking

You have the option of booking the full lake as a lake exclusive for up to 10 anglers, or you can book individually. This lake is booked by swim; please refer to the map of swim location and boundaries. 6 of the swims are doubles.

Cost Breakdown

£125.00 Deposit payable within 10 days of booking.
£200.00 Balance due 10 weeks before your holiday.
£50.00 for a non-angling guest.
£3,250.00 for Full Exclusive lake booking.

Optional extras (added to the price of the angling)
Non angler guest £50.00 (under 16’s no charge)
Swim 1 Chalet plus rowing boat £315.00 with a £50 deposit
Swim 2 Chalet plus rowing boat £315.00 with a £50 deposit
4 berth chalet 410.00 Euro (this one doesn’t have its own swim being set slightly back but still with a lakeside view)
Bait Boat Fees for 1 boat for 1 angler: (Security Deposit of 50€)
20€ per 24 hour 110€ per week
Fees for 1 boat for 2 anglers on the same swim. (Security Deposit of 50€)
20€ per 24 hour 110€ per week
Breakfast 10.00 Euro per day
Evening meal 18.50 Euro per day
Full week meal deal 170.00 Euro
4 berth chalet 410.00 Euro

Boat Disclaimer for the cabin swims
You will be required to read and sign a disclaimer before being allowed to use a boat to ensure you understand the consequences. A copy of this is shown below.

Food Package Available

A food package can be booked prior to your holiday or upon arrival. Please find their menu below. Specific meals can be prepared to order.

They also offer Full English Breakfast or Continental. Group meals can be arranged with advance notice. Please don’t hesitate to contact us about these options.

Etang du Vaulaurent Weekly Menu

Saturday
Ham and Potato Gratin, Sponge cake or Chocolate/Vanilla Set Cream

Sunday
Chicken and Sauteed Potatoes, Apple Crumble

Monday
Homemade Lasagne, Chocolate Cake

Tuesday
Steak and Chips, Fruit Tart

Wednesday
Turkey Curry and Rice, Custard Tart

Thursday
Spaghetti Bolognaise, Pear sponge cake

Friday
Roast Pork with green beans or boiled potatoes, Chocolate Charlotte

Weekly Food Package / 170€ Per Person (Breakfast included)

Daily meals (Breakfast and evening meal) 25€ per person

Meals can be ordered separately – Full English Breakfast or Continental / 10€ per person, Evening Meal / 18,50€

(Meals are served at the Club House or are available to take away) Accompaniment can be changed on demand.

Catch Photos


Swim 1 – Double Cabin Swim

The depths vary from 1.5 metre to 3.5 at its deepest with no major drop offs. Each swim is equipped with a table and a barbecue pit but no grill.
(Minimum of 2 anglers if the cabin is not rented)

  • Kitchen/Dining Area
  • Mains Power
  • Single Bed
  • Toilets & Showers

Swim 2 – Double Cabin Swim

The depths vary from 1.5 metre to 3.5 at its deepest with no major drop offs. Each swim is equipped with a table and a barbecue pit but no grill.
(Minimum of 2 anglers if the cabin is not rented)

  • Kitchen/Dining Area
  • Mains Power
  • Single Bed
  • Toilet & Shower

Swim 3 – Double

The depths vary from 1.5 metre to 3.5 at its deepest with no major drop offs. Each swim is equipped with a table and a barbecue pit but no grill.

  • Toilet & Shower

Swim 4 – Double

The depths vary from 1.5 metre to 3.5 at its deepest with no major drop offs. Each swim is equipped with a table and a barbecue pit but no grill.

  • Toilet & Shower

Swim 5 – Single

The depths vary from 1.5 metre to 3.5 at its deepest with no major drop offs. Each swim is equipped with a table and a barbecue pit but no grill.

  • Toilet & Shower

Swim 6 – Double

The depths vary from 1.5 metre to 3.5 at its deepest with no major drop offs. Each swim is equipped with a table and a barbecue pit but no grill.

  • Toilet & Shower

Swim 7 – Double

The depths vary from 1.5 metre to 3.5 at its deepest with no major drop offs. Each swim is equipped with a table and a barbecue pit but no grill.

  • Toilet & Shower

Swim 8 – Single

The depths vary from 1.5 metre to 3.5 at its deepest with no major drop offs. Each swim is equipped with a table and a barbecue pit but no grill.

  • Toilet & Shower

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