About The Lake

About Etang Bertie

Set amongst farmland, close to the village of Brielles and just 20 minutes south of the historic town of Vitre, lies Etang Bertie.

A short 1 ½ hour journey from the port of St. Malo and 2 ½ hours from Caen, Etang Bertie has its own private driveway. This driveway leads you to an exclusive water with top-notch accommodation.

The lake and its accommodation are private and exclusive to your party. The superbly managed grounds in which the 4 acre lake lies are just 100 yards away from the house. The perimeter of the lake is lined with rushes and mature trees offer excellent cover for the bivvy angler.

There is good access all around the lake, with flat firm grass banks forming the perfect area for your bivvy. You could, on the other hand, take advantage of the 5 purpose built swims which are dotted around the lake in strategic positions. Features include a small island which is within an easy casting range of 60 yards from the furthest bank. Depths run from 2 – 3 feet at the near margin up to 16 – 18 feet in the top left corner. Check out our lake map for more details, including a swim guide by venue regular Brian Skoyles.

This is an extremely well-stocked carp and catfish venue with mirrors over 50lb, commons topping the 45 lb mark and cats weighing in excess of 130lbs. If that is not enough, the lake also has sturgeon, grass carp, and 70 lb plus bighead carp. Browse our photo galleries to help whet your appetite!