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Etang Tissier - Lake Record Cat


New Catfish record at Etang Tissier at 82b 4oz. Well done to Adrian hauling this beast in from the Willows Swim.   ....more

St Leonards - The Latest


Some lovely fish out again last week with best weights of 48lb, 41lb, 38lb and some nice mid 30s and upper 20s.   ....more

Malhere - Steve and his Dad have a good week


Steve and his Dad had a great weekeven though they had to leave early. They had 41carp, the first 5 over 40lb. They ended up with 8 x 40lb fish. Steve caght the same big mirror as last year which now weighs 55lb 8oz. Dad also had a large mirror at 53lb10oz. ....more

St Leonards - Update


Well done to our Dutch lads last week. Ronny had a lovely 50lb mirror from the main lake and there was also a great catfish out of the back lake that bottomed their scales out at 35 kilos so it was over 77lbs. Some nice fish out this week too already including a 38lb, a 41lb and a 48lb. ....more

Ultimate Lake - Chris's PB 54.6lb Mirror Called Pearl


Chris, Lee, Steve & Ian spent a successful week at Ultimate Lake in the stunning French countryside last week, catching 46 beautiful common and mirror carp between them. Chris got a personal best, pulling 'Pearl', a stunning 54.6lb mirror. This was a return visit for the guys, who have booked ....more

Birch Pool Retreat - The home of Carp fishing dreams !!


Last week saw a return visit by Ian & Caroline, Ian has been fishing in France for a great number of years and was desperate to catch a 50lbs Common. Needless to say we didn't disapoint !! After a steady week of catching along came "Lumpy" the fish of his dreams at 57lbs 8ozs. Ian also ....more

Ultimate Lake - What a Week at Ultimate Lake!


With a mixed bag of weather last week and Fudge taking himself off for an adventure, it was a wild week for Mickey at Ultimate Lake. Richard, George and Gareth kept him busy with a list of catches to make your head spin! 2 x 50’s, a 54 and a 56lb 5 x 40’s 14 x beauties between 30 &am ....more

Malhere - 20th June now available


We now have 20th - 27th June '15 available on this remarkable water.   ....more


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Eagle Lake & Peters Pool


Excellent! Good fishing, lovely lakes, nice clean chalet, hot showers! Be back next year! ....more

Forest Pool


Great location ....more

La Petite Martiniere


38 banked Thanks to Nikki & Marc for allowing us to keep coming back their superb food and hospitality do it every time See you in April 2016 ....more

Les Basses Berthieres


Beautiful lake with superb accommodation, could not find fault with the place. Jill and Alan fantastic hosts looked after us really well. ....more

Etang Tissier


Anthony Well 7 days come and went.... probably the best fishing experience I have ever had.... To make a truly memorable experience you need all the right ingredients. .. and this place has them all.... stunning fish, great surroundings, amazing company, friendly host, tasty food.... I could go on ....more

Ultimate Lake


Was a tough weeks fishing as the fish decided to spawn while we were there but still managed to tempt a few beauties into our nets. Even though the fishing was slow the banter and good company along with micks hosting and culinary skills made it a trip to remember, can't wait to return! ....more

Eagle Lake & Peters Pool


Very nice setting and an easy drive from Calais. Chalet was excellent but not used much and approx. 100 metres from Eagle Lake. Everything was spotless. Paul and Hazel were very nice and provided me with a charger after mine had broken. Food was varied although you can make changes. ....more

Les Burons


The fishing & facilities at this Venue get better every year., And we always have a laugh & joke with Rob & Lin ....more

Lac de Laneuville


We would like to take this opportunity to thank Ross , Peter , Helen , Sam & Jo for their warm hospitality at our recent visit to their fabulous venue ... We were made to feel totally relaxed from the moment we arrived .. The facilities met all our expectations and more , a lot of thought has been ....more

Ultimate Lake


Another excellent trip to Ultimate Lake ( we've been before) Fish caught by all and all over lake. Listen to Mickey and follow his lead ....more

Hooked in France


4th time here and cannot wait for the fifth,thanks again alan and charlotte for being 10/10 ....more

Vallee Lake 1


Personal best 62lbs , need I say any more! ....more

Hooked in France


great place,lovely people,thanks for a great week alan and charlotte ....more

Hooked in France


A clean tidy well run venue ....more

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Etang Rendezvous - w/c 9 May 2015


 Weather: the air temperature averaged between 25⁰c - 29⁰c with a water temperature of 24⁰c. There were only two on the lake this week neither of which fished nights. A total of 1,526lbs+ of fish were caught this week comprising the following: Carp – best catch of the week weighed in ....more

Etang Rendezvous - w/c 2 May 2015


Weather; air temperature was 14⁰c with a water temperature of 18⁰c. A total of 3,698lbs+ of fish were caught this week comprising the following: Carp: best catch of the week weighed in at 57lb9oz common, and the rest were 7x15lb+, 34x20lb+, 47x25lb+, 18x30lb+, 13x35lb+, 2x40lb+ and 1x50lb+. Cats ....more

Ultimate Lake - Chris Gets 54.6lb PB at Ultimate Lake


Chris, Ian, Lee & Steve spent a great week fishing Ultimate Lake last week, pulling 46 stunning carp, including a PB for Chris called 'Pearl' at 54.6lb! Chris - 28lb, 24.5lb, 44.6, 28.10, 38.9, 26, 23, 33, 39.1, 29.7, 54.6lb, 17, 46.6, 40lb Steve - 35lb, 43.5lb, 30, 31, 17, 30, 50.1, 17.5 ....more

Ultimate Lake - Featured Catch


Ultimate Lake consistently lives up to its name, delivering some of the most stunning carp in France week after week. Snap up one of the last remaining weeks of this season, or reserve your spot for next year.   ....more

Etang Marolles - 25 April -2 May 2015


"What can I say apart from what a fantastic experience. A brilliant venue and Dave & Caroline couldn't have done more to make our visit a memorable one. I smashed my PB with a 45.4lb mirror, what a fish! What a place. A huge thank you for a brilliant week and hopefully see you again soon" Wayne, ....more

The Retreat - Lake Record at The Retreat


Congratulations to Mike& Craig Shepherd who visited The Retreat the last week in April and caught the lake record Common at 41lbs, commenting that it was the strongest fighting fish they had ever caught! Strageties which helped were fishing from margins using a bait boat with high beds of bait. ....more

Etang des Landes - New Swims For 2015


 Over the winter months we have updated & improved five more swims for the coming season. The Boathouse, Talltrees, Mistletoe, Maple & Cedar have all been renewed now with a section in the lake just above water level, the idea is to make it easy to land & remove fish without slippin ....more

Birch Lake - Busy at Birch Lake!


Regulars that fish Birch will notice some major work on the far margin tree-line opposite the swims has been completed ready for the 2015 season. Regulars will know that in several spots on the far bank we have allowed the overhanging trees to spread out up to several meters over the lake to provid ....more

Poplars Lake - Poplars Mobile Home


We are busy refurbishing the mobile home on Poplars Lake to make it even more comfortable for our guests in 2015. This is lakeside and with mains electric it has all the mod cons including English tv. There are two bedrooms one with a double the other with bunk type beds suitable for children. ....more

Les Kaolins-Galleon - Dean Canfield 4 - 11 October


Another week of good weather with a bit of rain and getting a bit cold at night. The Canfields caught 21 carp up to mid thirties, lost 5, plus a large catfish got away, again! Dean's dad, Terry Canfield, broke his PB 3 times over the week - he was very happy as he only fished the days. Loved the ....more

Etang des Landes


 New to….'Etang des Landes' An absolutely stunning new addition to the portfolio offering a beautiful 4.75 acre lake in the loire valley for exclusive use for up to 5 anglers. David and Tina will welc ....more

Christmas Message


Merry Christmas & Happy New Year from What a fantastic year it's been, with record numbers of PB's being caught with results getting better and better as the season went on. This year saw the most amount of 60's and 70's being banked, well done to all those who managed their per ....more

So far so good


 It's been a mixed start to the season with some venues having the best start to a season they have ever had, namely Vallee Lake 1 with umpteen 50's and several 60's ( The weather has been unprecedented with the relentless cold weather. For many ....more

Changes to Facebook


So Facebook have been moving a few bits around, this means you won't always get to see our updates, and most importantly what's been banked at all our venues. If you don't want to miss out on our latest news, visit our facebook page and you will see a little cog in the top right hand corner (next t ....more

A little bit more Breathalyser info for you.


As the French Law becomes enforceable in November this year, it's wise to get prepared. Up to now we have found the Alcosense Breathalyser to be the one which is most recommended. Here's a link for more info and how to go about getting hold of one: ....more