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Birch Lake - Birch Session by Alex Denzey

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 A very wet few days on Birch but it didn't put us or the fish off.

Fish were caught from all swims, carp mainly in the shallows and middle swim and the cats down in the snags at the deeper end.

Plenty banked and a few lost. A PB cat of 45lb and PB Grassy of 26lb for Rachel. And a PB cat of 78lb for me and although it's not my largest carp ever banked I have a new common PB of 41lb.

Unfortunately our trip was cut short with a family emergency but we loved our stay. Paul was a great host and we will be back.

Posted by Paul Selman on 14/06/2019 08:48 Categories : Birch Lake


Lac du Val - 3x 40's In A Week

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 Father and son duo Lee and Alfie, along with family friend Richard finished off their weeks holiday with a total of 35 fish on the bank, dropping another 13 along the way!!! These included a 40lb plus lump each for themselves, with Richard breaking his PB 4 times consecutively, but Alfie stealing the limelight, nailing our newly stocked ghostie, ➡️ "Casper" ⬅️, one of his target fish for the week. So to summarise the weeks catch, 3 x 40's to 45lb 8oz, 5 x 30's to 38lb, 22 x 20's to 29lb 6oz and 5 high doubles 🙌💯💥🎣. Happy days had by all. It was a real pleasure meeting you guys. And thank you for choosing Lac du Val for those dreams to realize. Tight lines!!!

Posted by David Coleman on 07/06/2019 15:29 Categories : Lac du Val, Catch Report


Lac du Val - Steve & Aidan Landed Their New PB's

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 It's just getting better and better here at ➡️ “Lac du Val” ⬅️ for the anglers this season.

New first time guests for us, Aidan Jones and Stephen Watson have banked a total of 19 fish between them.

Aidan got off to a flying start, banking 4 fish in his first 24 hrs, and then settled down to a steady catch rate, leaving it to the last 24 hrs to break his PB with a cracking common hitting the scales at an impressive 35lb 1oz

Steve had a slow start to the week but his patience paid off, which produced not one but 3 Pb's for him, getting bigger and bigger until he nailed 👉"Cailiñ"👈, one of our resident big mirror's at 47lb 12oz !!!

Well done guys 👍🙌💥💯🎣✅ Tight lines!!

Posted by David Coleman on 07/06/2019 15:19 Categories : Lac du Val, Catch Report


Saint Amand Leisure - April

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Great weeks fishing with 72 carp between 2 anglers during our 1 st week. The biggest went 48lb 12oz with 2 other fish over 40lb and a shed load vof fish over the 30lb mark.

Posted by Chris Shobowale on 30/05/2019 20:08 Categories : Saint Amand Leisure


Lac du Val - Broke PB 5x In A Week !!

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 First time over to France, Terry Ali and partner Claire, along with a first time visit to Lac du Val, Dylan and partner Amy, nailed over 30 fish between themselves. Terry broke his PB on his first night and continued to do so another 4 times with his biggest going to a cracking mirror weighing in at 40lb 12oz 💥👍🎣🙂.

Dylan and Amy, who travelled from Ireland, also enjoyed their holiday with us, with Dylan breaking his catfish PB, hitting the scales at 33lb 8oz. Top angling guys and of course top "scooping/photographing” girls 💪🙌😃!! Hats off to you Dylan for the hard work you put in . We really enjoyed your company and look forward to seeing you all again 😊❤️.

Posted by David Coleman on 16/05/2019 13:10 Categories : Lac du Val


Lac du Val - The Irish Touch!!

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 “Irish Carpers” member Sean smashed his PB with a cracking mirror hitting the scales at 42lb 12oz 🙌👍💯💥🎣. One of our new fish stocked this winter, slightly down on her weight but as expected. Well done Sean Top dangling!!!

He and John finished their week with 22 fish on the bank, (plus dropping 7), which included John's PB common, "Survivor" hitting the scales @ 44lb 8oz. Along with 3 x 30's to 36lb 4oz and 14 mid to high 20's, it's safe to say they had a cracking weeks holiday. Well done guys!! 🙂
See you again in September...... Rigs now sorted and no more dropped fish eh 👍

Posted by David Coleman on 16/05/2019 12:56 Categories : Lac du Val, Catch Report


Woody's Hooked in France - 64 08 for Phil.

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 It's been a tough week for the boys with the lake fishing really slow. But as they say... The best things come to he who waits! Oddscale up in weight at 64 8. Smashed his Pb by 40lbs!! Good job Phil!
Fish was caught on Premier bottom bait with a wicked whites topper. On a simple KD style rig and a super sharp mugga hand sharpened hook. All available on site at very competitive prices. 

Posted by Simon Wood on 09/05/2019 02:25 Categories : Woody's Hooked in France, Catch Report


Les Basses Berthieres - Another 40lb+ Common

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 Good thinking by one of our latest guests, after a quite period Mike decided to have a wander round the back of the island to have a look for the fish and found a few shoaled up under the trees.He cast a small, bright pink Nash Citruz pop-up just short of the tree. As I was waiting for the line to sink, it twitched a few times and then bolted off to the right, resulting in this cracking, scale perfect common at 42lb 7oz

Mike Thrussell Jnr

Posted by Alan Selby on 08/05/2019 11:55 Categories : Les Basses Berthieres


Lac de Laneuville - Lake record Number of 50's caught

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What a week Paul, Toby & Cooky had 3 x 50's. 7 40's ( 2 x 49lb, 48lb, 46lb) 9 x 30's & 2 x 20's Cooky had a PB Common & a PB Mirror. Two weeks still left at special prices 1st June & 6th July 2019

Posted by Ross Denny on 06/05/2019 21:01 Categories : Lac de Laneuville, Catch Report


Eagle Lake & Peters Pool - Courtesy of Wel's Catfishing Community on Facebo

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John Hague writes:

I joined this site to hopefully improve my catfish knowledge.

Last year I fished my first cat lake in France and managed 5 cats on carp gear with a pb of 59lb 12oz and lost six. After that trip I felt I was never really in control of the cats and hadn’t maximised the potential of the lake so after asking a few basic questions on this site and reading plenty of other chaps questions I felt more prepared. 

I arrived at Paul Selman's Etangs de Breton on Orchard Lake on the 20th April the lake had produced very little the previous week Paul informed me so I was very cautious and started with three 3lb test curve rods 15lb line and 25lb hooklengh and a 6 hook to try and tempt a carp. O Dear!  Three hours later 3 hook pulls and 2 breaks the cats had woke up!

Never mind I was ready for them: two newly acquired 12ft Madcat rods complete with 50 lb Armourkord hooklength and a 2 hook on 25lb Big Game line a version of Dan Tully's meat rig basically but with a boilie on were put out. These changes meant there were no more breaks of hook length again I did lose an odd catfish but only fishing days roughly 90 hours of fishing in the week had an unbelievable weeks fishing landing 43 cats which included 11 20lb plus fish, 7 30lb plus fish, 5 40lb plus fish, 4 50 lb plus fish and a new pb of 68lb.

I also managed six carp including a 35lb 4oz mirror and a stalked 36lb 4oz mirror.

I would like to say a big thankyou to all on this site who are so keen to give other anglers use of their valuable knowledge without this I wouldn’t have had such a great week.

What an amazing complex Etang de Breton is: stunning lakes with amazing fishing and fantastic owners at bargain prices.

Thanks again all, tight lines!

Posted by Paul Selman on 06/05/2019 15:57 Categories : Eagle Lake & Peters Pool