Exclusive use of Genets Carp Lake for up to 4 people.

Established as a Carp Fishing Lake since 2004 with a stock of truly stunning Carp to over 50lb in the peaceful Mayenne region of France, a perfect setting for your Carp fishing holiday in France.

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Key Points

  • Lake size: 5 acres.
  • Carp to: 50lB+
  • Max number of anglers: 4
  • Bait boats allowed: Yes
  • No of Swims: 7
  • Weigh slings provided: Yes Free
  • Carp cradles provided: Yes Free
  • Bait AVAILABLE: Yes
  • Nearest ferry port 1 hour 35mins.
  • Safe car parking: Yes



Our Lake

Genets carp lake is a 60 year old man-made carp lake of just over 5 acres, fed by a natural spring, with a silt over clay bottom.



The anglers lodge with showers & toilets is situated on the far bank overlooking the lake.



We offer an excellent optional food package with generous portion sizes which will see you through the day...



We always hold stock of the following on-site but in order to maintain our stock levels we do ask that you pre-order your bait.



You can find out all you need to know about our lake rules here.


Getting Here

Find out all you need to know to make sure you reach us relaxed and ready to enjoy.



Date: June 29, 2024

Name: Ben, Steve, Scott & Jimmy.

Catches: 56 Fish. Scott PB Mirror 49lb 15oz & PB Common 38lb.

No of Anglers: 4

Tactics: Simple braided hooklinks, bottom baits/wafters.

General Comments: Returned after 6 years & Genets did not disappoint. Fantastic fishing. Fantastic food. Heather & Larry always on hand to make sure we had the perfect trip. Until next time..
Date: May 25, 2024

Name: Jason & Mat.

Catches: Mat 9 Jason 3. 25lb to 47lb & a few small catfish

No of Anglers: 2

Tactics: Little feed + bottom baits or spinners.

General Comments: It was great to return to Genets again and see Heather and Larry once more. Our visit always comes with the risk of the carp spawning due to the time of the year and this time we were unlucky. Some of the fish started in earnest but Mat was lucky to have a flurry of bites over a 24 hour period before they all decided to spawn. Wet weather followed for most of the week but we managed to pick a few up on the last couple of days, with a 47lb mirror being the pick of the bunch. It’s always a great trip, even if the fish don’t play ball, and nothing is a problem for Heather and Larry. We look forward to returning next year and have already started dieting in readiness for the food package!
Date: May 18, 2024

Name: Lee, John, Lewis & Bert.

Catches: 15 Carp to 39lb.

No of Anglers: 4

Tactics: Light baiting/singles. S7 Snowman.

General Comments: Weather very indifferent with high & low pressure in same day.! Will they spawn? Won’t they spawn? That is the question!! Lake/Carp very moody!! Slow fishing throughout the week but that’s nature for you, didn’t dampen our spirits & love for this place! As always had a wonderful holiday with Heather & Larry the perfect hosts! The food is the best in France!! Thanks so much for everything & see you next year.
Date: May 11, 2024

Name: Steve Roffe

Catches: Only 7 Carp caught. Tough week!!

No of Anglers: 3

Tactics: Basic blowback rigs on soft braid size 4 Korda curve shanks.

General Comments: A great week with some difficult weather, plenty of rain, wind & a bit cold, but that’s just the way it is! Fishing was tough, possibly down to weather but probably getting ready to spawn, then the weather changed from hot to cold, tried hard but only a few caught. Lovely lake, anglers need to spread out, find spots (see Larry) & stay with it, that’s my opinion. Facilities are great, & Heather’s cooking was really nice, plenty to eat. A lovely place, would love to come back! Lake coming alive, good luck!! Steve, Derek & Dave.