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Carp fishing at Etang Sauvage
Bruz, Brittany

Carp fishing at Etang Sauvage

Bruz, Brittany
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Lake Description

Etang Sauvage, which translates into English as Wild Lake, is a lovely 8 acre venue with a stunning 2 bedroom holiday home literally on the swim. Situated next to Rennes, less than 1 hour from the nearest ferry port of Saint-Malo, this destination is ideal for those carp anglers looking for extra comfort. This lake is just the perfect destination for your next carp fishing holidays with the family.

Lake Side Holiday Home

On the property there's a stunning 2 bedroom holiday home. From the living room, the kitchen and from the bedrooms you have panoramic views over the lake. The house is literally a few meters from the waters edge. You can enjoy a barbecue with your family & friends and have your rodpod next to you on the terrace ;-)

The holiday home features 2 bedrooms with king size beds, a fully equipped kitchen, dining area with large table for 6 persons, new & clean bathrooms, a living room with sofa, TV and sound system. For your entertainment there is Wifi, a table football table and darts board.

There is also a mobile home with electricity with a bed at the other end of the lake. It doesn't have running water.

Lake & Swims

Etang Sauvage has a total surface of about 8,6 acres (3,5 hectares). There are 3 spacious swims for up to 6 anglers. The venue features many small islands and mature trees and shrubs that surround it. The lake bed descends to a maximum depth of 2m (6-7ft) and consists of gravel, sand and silt.

There's space for one rodpod on the terrace in front of the house. From here you can fish towards the island. At the right of the terrace another rodpod can be placed. There space for a third angler further to the right on a wooden pontoon. This swim is quite challenging because there are 2 trees in the lake about 30 min from the swim.

150 m from the house there's another swim for 1 or 2 anglers with space for a bivvy. From here you can fish the back side of the island situated in front of the holiday home.

Fish Stock at Etang Sauvage

Etang Sauvage is stocked with around 300 carp. The owner estimates there are around 20 fish between 15 and 20kg (35-45lb) and about 5 fish over 45lb. The largest fish is a 25kg (55lb) mirror. They are fed during the colder winter months on a regular basis with an automatic fish feeder, which guarantees a solid yearly growth.

There are 4 sturgeon (up to 33lb) and other fish species including pike and roach. There's no poisson chat, but there is crayfish. The owner keeps their numbers down with traps, but make sure you take some mesh to protect your baits (especially in summer).

Ferry Ports & shops

The closest ferry ports are Saint Malo (77 km) and Caen (200 km). If you travel via Calais, there's a 5h drive in France to the lake.

In a 5 minute range around the lake there's the Golf course BlueGreen Rennes, a McDonnald's and several local restaurants, Carrefour supermarket, a bakery.

Nearest Tackle Shop

There are two tackle shops near Etang Sauvage in case you need to buy bait or some end tackle for example. « Le Coin du Pêcheur » is at 10 minutes (8km) in Vezin le Coquet and « Alcedo » is another tackle shop in the same shopping centre.

Must see in the area

The city centre of Rennes - capital city of Brittany - is only 10 km from the lake. It's known for its medieval half-timbered houses and grand Rennes Cathedral. Don't miss the Parc du Thabor and its rose garden, the Musée des Beaux-arts with works by Botticelli, Rubens and Picasso. The Champs Libres cultural center houses the Musée de Bretagne (Brittany Museum) and Espace des Sciences, featuring a planetarium.


There's a rowing boat available for the guests. Optionally, on site you can rent an e-motor with battery for 75€ per week.

Holiday home

Etang Sauvage living room carp fishing holidays

On the property of Etang Sauvage there's a stunning 6 person holiday home. From the living room, the kitchen and from the bedrooms you have panoramic views over the lake. The house is literally a few meters from the waters edge. You can literally enj...

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Key points

  • Lake: Etang Sauvage
  • Department: Brittany
  • Area: 8,5 acres (3,5 hectares)
  • Open: all year round
  • Distance to lake: from Saint-Malo: 77 km // from Caen: 200 km
  • Bottom: Mixture of gravel & silt
  • Depth: up to 2 m (2-6ft)
  • Max. Anglers: 6
  • Stocking: 300 carp, biggest 25kg (55lb)
  • Price Lake Exclusive: 1750€
  • Wifi: yes
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Rules - Etang Sauvage


1. The owner requests that you send him a Whatsapp or SMS before noon with the expected time of arrival: +33 769 126 071 (Jérémy).
2. It’s allowed to fish 24 hrs per day - catch and release
3. Boats & bait boats are allowed.
4. Swimming in the lake is forbidden.
5. Allowed rigs: “carp friendly” rigs (safety bolt rigs, weight should fall off easily in case line brakes). Please use single hooks with micro barb. Braided mainline not allowed.
6. Carp sacs, bent hooks, braided mainline, peanuts and other nuts are banned. Rig tube is allowed. Lead-core shouldn't be longer than 50cm.
7. 3 Rods per angler. Bivvies and tents should be brown or green.
 Each angler should have a big landing net with a min. size of 90 cm and a large unhooking mat of min. 5 cm thick (you can use one of our mats if necessary), a big weigh sling and Carp Antiseptic to disinfect the hook wounds.
8. Fishing is only allowed on the booked swims.
9. Please return the fish carefully to the water. Bring your waders to make your pics with the fish in the water (under your responsibility).
10. Marking or steeling fish will be reported immediately to the local Police (Gendarmerie) and French Justice.
11. Alcohol abuse and drugs are not tolerated.
12. Please respect the nature and the tranquillity of the site. Keep clean the sanitary building and the swims. Please separate waste in the designated containers.
13. Dogs are allowed. Campfires are strictly forbidden. Gas cookers and barbecues are allowed.
14. The owner can keep the refundable payment if you don’t respect the regulations
15. Arrival 15:00 h. Departure before 10:00 h.
16. The owner and the bailiff can check your rigs at any time.
17. The owner is not responsible for theft, fire, injury or what so ever.
18. Each angler should sign the regulations declaring that he/she accepts them

19. The cleaning fee is 100€, CASH, to be paid on arrival.
20. There's a 200€ deposit (guarantee) PER PERSON for the holiday home to be paid CASH.
21. Smoking in the holiday home is forbidden (even open window).


Nice lake,beautiful area. Great house and shopping nearby. Not a lake for novices,snaggy need to be locked up and ready to get out in boat to play fish. Average size of fish not too impressive. Worth a day trip to Mont sant michel just over an hour away. Biggest we caught (3 anglers) 20,4kg. Most around the 6-9kg mark. Sturgeon are a nightmare!
Peter John

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