About COMMONS Lake

Commons Lake was named after its magnificent common carp. They run to over 60lb and its mirrors go to over 50lb. The venue consists of a 5 acre carp lake with accommodation right on the bank. The secluded lake is packed with big carp and has catfish to over 100lb.

Commons is located a few hundred metres from the Bigot fish farm. Situated near the top of a gentle slope, the lake surface catches any light breeze, which helps to keep it oxygenated in high summer. Local shops are 2 minutes up the road and the nearest supermarket is just 10 minutes away.

Commons Lake Prices & Availability

Commons Lake can be booked on a lake exclusive basis only. It is ideal for groups of 4 anglers, but can accommodate up to 6

  • £1650 per week for up to 4 anglers (£412.50 each)
  • £1765 per week for up to 5 anglers (£353 each)
  • £1885 per week for up to 6 anglers (£314.17 each)
  • Non-Angler £60 per week
  • 10% discount for 2nd and subsequent weeks (across all 6 Bigot lakes) for the same group, during the same calendar year
  • Commons Lake is ideal for groups of 4 anglers, but can accommodate up to 6
  • A deposit of 30% is required at the time of booking. The balance will be due 10 weeks before the date of your chosen week
  • For bookings less than 10 weeks before the start of your booked week, full payment will be required at the time of booking
  • Payments can be made by bank transfer or credit card
  • Contact us if you have any special requirements or wish to book a week that is not shown on the availability calendar

Commons Lake Accommodation

The lakeside accommodation at Commons Lake is modern and comfortable

The Facilities at a Glance

  • Large wooden style chalet
  • Mains electricity, well water
  • Modern shower and w/c
  • UK plugs for charging
  • Fridge and bait freezer
  • Two bedrooms
  • Bring your own bedding and towels

The Mobile Chalet

The facilities at Commons Lake are housed in a spacious 45 square metre wooden style chalet. It has heating and is fully insulated with double glazed windows and shutters. Situated on the bank right behind the swims, the chalet has a covered deck and is perfectly placed for social carp fishing.

Inside the Mobile Chalet

Inside, the main room is open plan with a fitted kitchen, lounge area with sofa bed and dining table. The kitchen has a hob, oven, microwave and kettle. There are two bedrooms, one of which has a double bed and the other has bunk beds. The electricity supply is from the mains, so hot water is readily available. The water is from a well.

Outside the Mobile Chalet

Outside there is a wooden terrace and covered area with a dining table and chairs. If you want to stay close to the facilities you can set up on the chalet terrace or you can fish from the banks on either side. Many groups fish together on the chalet bank for those social gatherings.

Vehicle Access

The chalet has all-weather access for vehicles and plenty of space for parking.

What you should bring

Although the facilities at Commons are comfortable and modern, you need to bring your own bedding, towels and tea towels. You should also bring bottled drinking water if you prefer not to drink boiled well water. Please note that you will also need to bring your own consumables such as toilet rolls and rubbish bags as these are not provided. You don’t have to pack carp mats though. Nash Monster Carp Cradles are provided

The Swims at Commons Lake

Anglers are free to spread around 3 of its 4 sides (there is no fishing from the right bank).

Most choose to fish from the accommodation side for convenience. The second most popular choice is from its opposite bank. On occasion, anglers choose to fish from the long flat bank on the left.

The front of the chalet has been cleared into one long swim, which has become a perfect spot for social fishing.

Commons Lake Features

Commons Lake is roughly square in shape with depths averaging 1.5m on the left bank and 1m at the right bank. The lake bottom is clay covered by various depths of silt.

The main features at Commons Lake are the far margins, where the tree line provides shady spots. Some anglers use bait boats to reach these margins but many also fish from the far bank itself. This angler activity creates feeding spots in mid water, so don’t ignore open water.

If you are going for a mid water spot and you’re not familiar with the lake’s features, the best place to start is three quarters of the way from the chalet to its opposite bank.

Commons Lake Fishing

The lake has common carp to over 60lb, a number of 50s, a huge head of 30s and 40s, plus cats to over 100lb. In addition to the usual commons, mirrors and linear carp, there are also a few grass carp present.

Commons Lake is netted each year to remove any kittens. There are no other nuisance fish.

Catch reports give a good indication of the average fish sizes in the lake. This catch report from a group of 3 anglers in October 2018: 16 fish, including 1 x 60, 1 x 50, 4 x 40s, 9 x 30s and 1 x 20. In 2018 Commons Lake averaged just under a fish a day per angler across the whole season. 8 out of every 10 carp caught at Commons Lake in 2018 weighed between 30 and 62lb. On average, at least one carp over 40 pounds was caught every 6 carp runs landed.

The great thing about Commons Lake is that you don’t have to drive too far. We’re 2 hours 10 minutes from the nearest port.

You can use the google map module below on your smatphone



Margot, Commons, Morgane and Lords Lakes are all situated within a 5 minutes drive of each other on the outskirts of Miré in West France, which is where the Bigot Fish Farm Operation is located.

Driving to the Carp Lake

Port Driving Time Distance
Calais (Ferry Port and Eurotunnel) 4 hours 30 minutes 300 miles
Caen (Ouistreham) 2 hours 10 minutes 145 miles
Le Havre 2 hours 50 minutes 190 miles
Dieppe 3 hours 10 minutes 210 miles
St Malo 2 hours 15 minutes 120 miles
Cherbourg 3 hours 20 minutes 185 miles
Roscoff 3 hours 40 minutes 210 miles
Address GPS (Decimal degrees) Degrees (minutes seconds)
Commons Lake is located near Miré on the D78 going towards Soeurdres N47.753318
N47° 45′ 11.944″
W0° 30′ 38.833″

16 fish caught: awaiting review
3 x 45lb, including a mirror weighing in 47lb
6 x 35lb+
3 x 30lb+
4 catfish – 1 x 62lb, 1 x 28lb and 2 small.

Marc Copson 11th September 2021.

Bad Smell of sewage occasionally.
Laurent and Guiliany were very helpful, she couldn’t do enough to make our stay stress free with paperwork.
We would recommend Bigot Lakes.
Fishing tactics: Pellet + boilies and yellow pop-ups.
24 fish in total, including a common carp of 48lb3oz PB.
4 x 40lb+
10 x 35lb+
5 x 30lb+
2 x 25lb+
2 x 20lb+.
Catfish: 5 x 51lb.

Richard Drummie, Jack and Darelle Morley 21st August 2021

Very satisfied
Commons is a fantastic lake full of great condition, and Laurent and Guiliany are the perfect hosts.
We would recommend Bigot Lakes.
We caught 50 fish only fishing days/evenings (rods were out of water from 10.30pm to 7am) with some repeated captures.
Fishing tactics: bait boat, pellets, boilies etc.
50 carp, including 1 PBs mirror: 4 x 50lbs+, 18 x 40lbs+, 11 x 35lbs+, 6 x 30lbs+, 4 x 20lbs+.

53lb12oz Common


Best venue we have been to.
Excellent cabin and veranda. Very friendly welcome and nothing is too much trouble. 10/10.
Fishing Conditions: On arrival, temperatures were very hot. The first 2 fish caught showed signs of low oxygen, taking a long time to recover. We informed Laurent and an oxygenator was fitted straight away. The condition of the fish improved, causing less concern and then fighting harder than ever.
Fishing Tactics: Small beds of bait over pop ups.
14 Carp: 3 x 40s, 10 x 30s and 1 x 17lb linear.

Rod Corbett on 15 August 2020

Very good.
4 PBs says it all. Can’t say a bad thing about Commons Lake. Sharon and Laurent very helpful. Came 2 years ago and booked for two year’s time already.
Fishing Tactics: Pop ips/snowman over big beds of bait.
45 Fish:
36 Carp – 1 x 59, 8 x 40s, 24 x 30s, 2 x 20s and 1 x 17.
9 Grass Carp – 2 x 40s, 4 x 30s and 3 x 20s

Dave Huxley on 8 August 2020

100% recommended.
Fantastic trip, with PBs caught all round. Be back soon. Very good facilities – always hot water. Sharon and Laurent were spot on – very helpful. Other comments: Remove small cats and could do with more English plugs. 2 week stay.
Fishing Tactics: Snowman rigs over big beds of bait worked best.
37 Fish (including 4 fish caught by Stevie during a short spell at Lords Lake):
26 Carp – 2 x 50s, 1 x 40, 16 x 30s, 6 x 20s and 1 x 17
7 Grass Carp – 2 x 40s, 2 x 30s, 2 x 20s and 1 x 17
Lords catches: 1 x 46, 1 x 37 and 2 x 20s (including a grass)

Stevie Leggett on 1 August 2020

Very good lake and facilities.
No problems. Suggestions – Remove all small cats under 25lb. Remove all stones and lay to grass.
Fishing Tactics: None given!
37 Fish:
33 Carp – 2 x 60s, 2 x 50s, 7 x 40s, 21 x 30s and 1 x 20
2 grass carp – 1 x 50 and 1 x 30
Catfish – 1 x 88 and 1 x 20

Steve Pointer on 11 July 2020

Great week’s fishing.
Fish in good condition. Small cats need removing. Lake and facilities – good
Fishing Tactics: Fish to showing fish. Long range to far margins. Used double tiger nuts to stop boilies being attacked by roach.
48 Fish, including 3 PBs:
38 Carp – 1 x 50, 10 x 40s, 19 x 30s, 5 x 20s and 3 between 17 and 20lb.
6 Grass Carp – 2 x 40s, 2 x 30s and 2 x 20s
4 Catfish – 3 x 60s and 1 kitten

Taylor on 4 July 2020

Loved every day here.
Fantastic fishing. Clean, quiet and friendly. Third time at Commons and it never lets us down. 27 fish caught with a few PBs again! Laurent and Sharon very helpful throughout our stay. See you in October 2021.
Fishing Tactics: Single hook baits over particle.
1 x 50, 9 x 40s, 13 x 30s (1 grass), 3 x 20s and a 77lb catfish

John Hanks on 21 March 2020

Commons Lake Rules

Our lakes are designed so that you enjoy your stay and our fish are protected at the same time. Please take time to read these rules.

  • Security Deposit: On arrival you will be asked for a £200 per group security deposit. This will be returned at the end of the week providing everything is left in good condition, and as clean and tidy as when you arrived.
  • Please do not arrive before 4pm and depart no later than 10am.
  • Maximum 3 rods per angler, no unattended rods.
  • No lead core leaders.
  • Barbless or micro barb hooks only. No hooks bigger than size 1 and no bent hook rigs.
  • No braid as mainline, no fixed leads. Unhooking mat compulsory, the lake provides Carp Cradles. No sacking of fish. Please use safe rigs making sure that the lead set up can slide over any shock leader knot.
  • H Block marker floats are not allowed on Commons
  • With the exception of particles purchased on site, or factory pre-prepared branded seeds and nuts, e.g. Quest, Dynamite, Natural Baits etc., no other particles will be allowed. Preparation of particles on site is strictly forbidden and there is a zero tolerance policy in operation at this venue.
  • No marking or mutilation of fish, offenders will be prosecuted.
  • Boats not allowed, but bait boats are OK.
  • No swimming and no loud radios please. Please leave your pegs clean and put all litter, bottle tops and cigarette ends in the bins provided.
  • The toilets use a septic tank system not mains drainage. Please do not put anything down the toilet except toilet tissue otherwise you will block it. In particular please do not put baby wipes down the toilet.
  • Any angler not respecting the rules will be asked to leave and no refund will be given.

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