Molyneux

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  • Molyneux is a beautiful tree lined lake of 13 acres situated in rural Normandy. It’s very easy to reach being less than 3hrs drive from Calais and 1½ hrs from Le Harve… and apart from the last 10 minutes of the journey it’s all motorway.

    The lake is nestled 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 not a runs water but with a little application and thought you’ll enjoy some superb carp fishing.

    The venue is managed by a British couple, Wally and Helen, who live on-site enabling them to provide round the clock advice and assistance should it be required.

    Wally has almost 30yrs carp angling experience and Helen provides good wholesome home cooked English style food, with a flexible menu to suit all tastes. They really do strive to offer the carp fishing experience that they themselves would wish to have and they’ve worked extremely hard to offer you the perfect fishing holiday in gorgeous surroundings.

    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 at least two 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.

  • Venue Information

    Lakesize (in acres): 11 - 20
    Max Number of Anglers : 8
    Number of Swims : 10
    Stock: 300 – 399
    Average Weight: 30lb–34lb
    Fish Stocked:
    • Mirror Carp
    • Common Carp
    • Grass Carp
    • Wels Catfish
    • Tench
    • Perch
    • Pike
    • Zander
    Nuisance Species Present : None

    Records Weights

    Mirror Carp.: 45lb +
    Common Carp.: 45lb +
    Grass Carp.: 40lb+
    Wels Catfish.: 85lb+

    Facilities

    Facilities Available:
    • Hot Showers
    • Electricity (mains)
    • Flush Toilets
    • Fridge
    • Bait Freezer
    • Secure Parking
    • Accommodation
    • Cooking Facilities (self)
    • TV
    • Bait For Sale
    • Bait Boats For Hire
    Are bait boats allowed?: Yes
    Are Rowing Boats Allowed?: No

    Booking Options

    Packages Available:
    • Drive & Survive
    • Food Package
    • Exclusive Package

    Other

    Are Dogs Allowed?: No
    Are Local Fishing Permits Required?: No
    Can I book Non-Anglers?: Yes
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