Orchard Lake is a beautiful tree lined extremely well maintained 5 acre carp fishing lake which is part of the 2 lake complex called Les Lac du Verger. You can choose between drive and survive or have the excellent food package. Orchard Lake is located close to Vitry Le Francois in the Champagne Ardenne Region of France and is just a 3.5hrs drive from Calais.

Playing a fish on Orchard Carp Fishing Lake in France

All the swims are very well maintained on Orchard carp fishing lake including the stalking swim shown above.

Typical swim on Orchard Lake

Keeping a look out for those carp

Only 5 carp anglers are allowed at any one time on Orchard Lake, this allows you the opportunity to change swims if you spot fish feeding in another area or just fancy a change.


Orchard carp lake Sunset on Orchard Carp Lake in France

The average depth of the lake is about 6 feet (1.8 metres) with most of the margins around 4 feet (1.2 metres). There are 3 islands and some very nice secluded reed lined bays for those who like to do a bit of stalking for their carp


Orchard carp lake Nice Margins on Orchard Lake in France

On-site facilities include a purpose built anglers cabin.


Orchard carp lake cabin Purpose built cabin for the fishermen on Orchard Lake in France


For those who wish to drive and survive but don’t want to take all their cooking stoves can use the facilities in the anglers cabin. Inside the anglers cabin there is a modern kitchen area with all the facilities you will need, including a fridge, freezer, oven, hobs, microwave, kettle, sink and UK style power points. There is ample room to dine inside the cabin or weather permitting you can dine al fresco. You must bring your own plates, mugs, cutlery, pans, washing liquid, tea towels etc. with you as these are NOT provided. You must leave the cabin and the equipment in a clean state.



Orchard carp lake inside cabin Inside the cabin at Orchard Lake in France



Orchard carp lake cabin kitchen Inside the cabin at Orchard Carp Lake in France


There are modern toilet/shower facilities in the fishermans shower cabin.


Orchard carp lake cabin outside Shower and toilet block on Orchard Lake in France



Orchard carp lake cabin bathroom Shower on Orchard Lake

The Carp


Orchard Lake has in excess of 250 carp between 20lbs and 56lbs and in October 2013 the lake record was broken with a fish of 58lbs+. There are also some grass carp that go up to 45lbs. There is also the odd catfish that go up to 140lbs.


Orchard carp lake A Mirror from Orchard Carp Lake in France


Orchard Lake is classed as a runs water by the owners, but with an average weight of 33lbs it's an exceptional carp fishing runs water.  


Orchard carp lake Mirror Carp from Orchard Carp Lake in France


There are some beautiful Commons as well.


Orchard carp lake Common Carp from Orchard Carp Lake in France


Orchard  Lake in France holds a few big Catfish as well


Orchard carp lake Catfish from Orchard Lake in France



Orchard carp lake Cat Fish from Orchard Carp Lake in France


Orchard Lake in France is available to book as a lake exclusive for up to 5 anglers. You can drive and survive or have the food package.


Up to 4  anglers lake exclusive drive and survive, £1300.00.

Up to 5 anglers lake exclusive drive and survive, £1500.00.

Non fishing guest £40.00 each maximum of 4 per week.



Food package: Breakfast and Evening Meal £125.00 per person.

Boilies: £8.00 per Kilo.


For more information or to book fantastic venue, call Rob on  +44 (0) 77 1783 7879

or email: 




Anglers will not be permitted onto the complex before 13:00hrs on the day of arrival, and must leave by 10:00hrs on the day of departure.  

The swims, facilities etc must be left in a clean and tidy state.

Anglers under the age of 16 must be supervised at all times by an adult who must accept full responsibility for them. 

ABSOLUTELY NO SACKING OF THE FISH. Retaining sacks are not allowed on the complex at all.

Fish may be retained in your landing net for a short period while preparing scales, camera etc.

Unhooking mats, weigh slings must be doused in the lake water before being used.

The fish must be doused in the lake water while on the unhooking mat.

Fish antiseptic must be used on hook holds or any cuts etc.

Any damage to the fish must be reported to the management.

Fish to returned to the water in the swim they were caught from.

Any person trying to remove any fish from the venue will be reported to the police for theft.

Absolutely no transferring fish between lakes.

Only nuts and particles purchased on site may be used.

Absolutely no marine/halibut pellets allowed.

No shelf-life boilies allowed.

A maximum of 3 rods allowed per angler.

Mainline braid is ONLY allowed on marker and spod rods.

Absolutely no leaders of any kind.

A 250mm minimum of rig tubing to be used above the lead.

A minimum of 25lb b/s hooklink.

Micro barbed hooks only to be used.

No bent or acutely curved hooks allowed.

No longshank Nailers or similar hooks allowed.

No rods to be left unattended at anytime.

The management reserve the right to inspect rigs at anytime.

No litter of any kind will be tolerated, this includes cigarette butts and bottle tops.

No damage or cutting of trees, branches or bankside vegetation allowed. If you feel that something needs attention ask the bailiff.

Gates to the fishery must be kept closed and locked at all times. If you leave the venue close and lock the gates behind you, no matter how short a period you will be away. 

No firearms allowed.

Baitboats are allowed but please respect other anglers.

Only the row boat provided is allowed to be used. 

Lifejackets must be worn when using the boat.

The boat is NOT to be used at night.

Use of the boat is entirely at the anglers risk.

Any damage of losses to the boat will be charged for.

No swimming or deep water wading.

No open fires.

Music, TV's etc. are allowed but keep the volume to an acceptable level.

Bright lights to be kept to a minimum.

All the facilities to be left as you would like to find them. 

Excessive alcohol and any illegal drug use will not be tolerated.

Any criminal behaviour including the use of drugs will be reported to the police.

The owner of the Property/Lake or Carp Fishing Trips do not take any responsibility in case of accidents, thefts or material damage.



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Size:   5 acres                                              Baitboats:   Yes   

How many swims:  5                                 Row boats:  Only venue boat allowed 

Max no anglers  5                                       Bait available:  Yes                        

Double swims: 0                                         Tackle hire:  Bedchair, Bivvy 

Onsite shop:  No                                         Hook pattern:  MicroBarbed 

Parking behind swims:  Yes                      Distance to shops  5 miles 

Meal package:  Yes                                     Facilities:  Shower, Toilets, full cooking facilities  

Cooking facilities:   Yes                              Species: Carp & Catfish              

Drive and survive:      Yes                          Lake record: 66lbs /30kg    

Accommodation:       No                      

Distance Calais: 3.5hrs: 218ml/352km.      Tackle Supplied: Unhooking Mat and Weigh                                                                             Sling


To have a chat about or to book Orchard Carp Fishing Lake in France 

call Rob on: +44 (0) 77 1783 7879  email:

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