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Lac du Val - FIRST 50 POUNDER!!

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 💥💥 BOOM 💥💥

Lac du Val produces its first 50 pounder of the season at ➡️ 54lb ⬅️ on the button. 💯✅🔥💚❤️💪🎣🎣🎣

A full post of yesterday’s highlights fishing the museum swim will be posted soon on our Facebook Page. 

🟢🟢🎣🎣 Here’s a sneak preview!!

Posted by David Coleman on 11/05/2020 12:01 Categories : Lac du Val, Catch Report

Les Basses Berthieres - Lockdown

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 Taking advantage of lockdown here, had an afternoon's fishing as weather warmed up and managed to bank a couple of mirrors one of just under 38lb the other dead 30lb.

Hope to be seeing you all soon. 

Posted by Alan Selby on 05/04/2020 10:10 Categories : Les Basses Berthieres, The Latest

Les Basses Berthieres - Lockdown

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 Due to the lockdown here , thought i'd have a couple of afternoon sessions on lake.

First fish lost at net then next fish a new mirror PB  of 43lb, following day just a 31lb 6oz, next day 32lb 8oz and a 37lb 2oz  all mirrors.Hope this does not last too long as i'm sure our clients would rather be sitting round the lake enjoying the peace and quite and catching some really lovely fish.

Stay safe everyone , hope to see you all soon


Posted by Alan Selby on 21/03/2020 21:03 Categories : Les Basses Berthieres, Update


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 Well. We must admit that our posts have been a bit few and far between recently but I'm sure your not interested in the amount of trees that have gone into the lake, due to the recent storms we have all experienced etc. 😫😫

Is anyone interested in "Lac du Val’s" stocking programme this year?

And anything new that's swimming around?


Because it's that time of the year again !!!!!

😄😍🔥❤️🙏💪🤜🤛 💯🎣🎣🎣

In total, we have finally managed to source an additional ➡️ 9 fish ⬅️ !!!!
This is our second stocking since we took over Lac du Val.

Some might think this is an easy task, but I assure you, it's not quite as straight forward as it sounds, when you are looking at purchasing from a reputable supplier. Our new residents will definitely compliment our current stock and in return, give you guys some new stunners to target.

The stocking 2020:

6 mirrors, to include an absolutely stunning scaley @ 26lb, a 39lb 13oz, a 41lb 8oz, a 45lb 8oz, a 47lb 6oz and a "51lb", to accompany hopefully another of our 50's, "Cailiñ" whose best weight last year went to 48lb. All absolutely cracking and in perfect condition

And then there's the commons. Another "Ghosty" @ 34lb, to go with our current resident Ghosty "Casper" who's best weight last year was 44lb. And to join our biggest common "Survivor", another of our current big fish hopefully hitting the magical 50lb plus this year, a 38lb 8 oz and a 45lb 5oz

To summarise, 1 x 24lb, 3 x 30's to 39lb 13oz, 4 x 40's to 47lb 6oz and a 51lber which we feel is getting "Lac du Val" to where we want it.

Unfortunately, after hand picking these fish and having to travel over 400 miles to get home, we did not want to stress them out any more than necessary, and only took pictures of the ones that were prepared to have their mug shot taken in 10 seconds flat, which amounted to just the 5 mirrors & a common. The others were having none of it !!!! We'll leave it up to you guys to provide additional pictures during the coming season when you have them on the bank.

Are we whetting your appetite for this years fishing experience ?

So which one catches your eye?

Not too long now before we welcome back our regulars and new comers here at ➡️ Lac du Val ⬅️.

Tight lines!!!!

Dave n Evamarie

Posted by David Coleman on 22/02/2020 22:08 Categories : Lac du Val, New StockUpdateThe Latest


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We still have some vacancies on the Etangs De Breton complex for 2020.

Poplars Lake: £600 per week for exclusive lake and lakeside mobile home use for three carp anglers or the small family.

Birch Lake: £650 per week for exclusive lake and lakeside cabin use for three carp anglers or the small family.

Eagle Lake and Peter's Pool: £650 per week for exclusive use of two lakes and cabin (fifty yards from Peters Pool) for three carp anglers or the small family.

Orchard Lake: £600 per week for exclusive lake and lakeside cabin use for two carp anglers or the small family.

Very quiet and tranquil complex, yet only five minutes drive to shops, bars, beach, etc. In business since 2001.
Fully registered and legal French business, unlike many venues featured on FB, so your holiday is safe.

Contact David at for further information or bookings.

Posted by Paul Selman on 11/01/2020 12:48 Categories : Birch Lake

Eagle Lake & Peters Pool - Eagle Lake: who will catch the first fifty pound carp in 2020?

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Eagle Lake has always been a prolific lake after we excavated the tiny pool to make it much bigger after we purchased it in 2004.

However in the last two seasons we have seen a big increase in the weights of the carp after a sustained winter feeding programme with aquaculture pellets.

The mutiple catches of twenty pound and thirty pound fish have now been replaced with multiple catches of thirty and forty pound carp, with two different carp of 49lb caught by regulars Ben and Josh in 2019. It seems certain that it will produce its first fifty pound carp in 2020. 

The Wels' catfish are growing too with the best at 99lb in 2019, with further nineties and eighties commonplace, plus the odd grass carp which are growing too. 100lb plus cats are also certain in 2020!

We have a few weeks free for 2020 and with the ability to fish Peter's Pool at the same time as it is just a few yards away from the swims on Eagle you have more carp and cats to go at, with commons to 40lb and Wels' to 50lb plus. A totally unique venue!


Posted by Paul Selman on 06/01/2020 14:52 Categories : Eagle Lake & Peters Pool, Catch Report

Eagle Lake & Peters Pool - Before and After......

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BEFORE......Douwejan Kloppenburg from Holland fishing Eagle Lake 13 years ago, a couple of years after I had it dug out, excavated and lanscaped.......

AFTER....... a more recent shot of John Gleave fishing the same swim......

Posted by Paul Selman on 08/11/2019 15:29 Categories : Eagle Lake & Peters Pool

Orchard Lake - Would you believe it! Amy Mower takes new Ladies Record Wels!

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Regular visitor Amy Mower from Sudbury, Suffolk, has smashed the Ladies Record Wels' from Orchard Lake with a great fish of 78lb 8oz.
This beats the previous record held by Shelly Withers at 70lb 8oz, who took the record off her daughter Carla by just 8ozs!
Well done Amy, over to you Shelly and Carla!

Posted by Paul Selman on 27/10/2019 15:36 Categories : Orchard Lake

Orchard Lake - Mum takes record off daughter!

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 Shelly Withers from Epsom, Surrey, has landed the Ladies Record Wels' catfish at 70lb 8oz from Orchard Lake.

This beats her own daughters previous record Wels' caught last season from the lake. Carla had a fish of exactly 70lb so mum has beat it by 8oz!

Well done, Shelly! Over to you Carla.......

Posted by Paul Selman on 15/10/2019 10:49 Categories : Orchard Lake

Birch Lake - Seventy is the magic number

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Jonathon Johnson targeted the cats of Birch Lake last week and was rewarded with three over 70lb at 71lb, 72lb and 78lbs.

Using a variety of pellets over big halibuts was the successful bait.

Posted by Paul Selman on 09/10/2019 09:11 Categories : Birch Lake