9 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 nine 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.  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.

There around 170 carp, at least 30 of which are between 33lb and 60lb.  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

Jonchery 8 small lake exclusive france
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 South

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

La Retraite

This 2.5 acre lake is the ideal French carp fishing retreat for up to 4 anglers, but the tiered pricing means that it is affordable for just a couple of anglers too. There are around 130 carp to over 50lb and a myriad of features to fish to.

The addition of lakeside lodge accommodation provides excellent facilities again and you can fish from right outside the door. A couple of wooden cabins dotted at other swims around the lake offer a little more comfort than a bivvy. Food packages are also available.

“This was our second time at this venue. We caught 52lb and 53lb mirrors. Stuart & Marina are great hosts, you could not meet a better couple. All in all it’s a great lake and the the fish are in great condition and we can’t wait to go back again.” – Steven Hook

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

Small exclusive carp lakes in France
La Retraite

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

Heart Lake

This is the perfect small lake for anglers that simply want to enjoy some quality fishing with good facilities.

The lake hire comes with a two bedroom cottage (although of course you can bivvy out if you wish!), a social BBQ area & terrace.

You’ll find enough big carp here too, with a lake record currently sitting in the mid 50´s and a very healthy population at over 30lb. The average weight here is very good.

This venue has been a long term project for owners Lionel and Veronique, a very welcoming and knowledgeable French couple. The lake sits in a lovely rural setting yet still within minutes to the nearby town with all amenities.

Find more information on Heart Lake here – Exclusive Carp Fishing

Heart Lake Exclusive France
Heart Lake


A private 3 acre lake that comes complete with a charming lakeside cabin (sleeping two) and terrace with hot tub.

It suits a couple of anglers that want a lake to themselves with good facilities – you can fish directly from the decked terrace or there is another swim choice further round the lake

You can expect straight forward and enjoyable fishing here. There are no monster carp but it is well stocked with carp into high twenties, a couple of catfish and sturgeon.

Food packages and bait is available on site. They even do tackle hire and airport transfers if you´d prefer to take the speedy and stress free option of flying in!

Find more information on Bumbles here – Carp fishing in France with Cabin


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

See all 48 of our French carp fishing lakes here – Angling Lines venues


10 thoughts on “9 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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