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Birch Pool Retreat - The thaw has started

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After -22 degree temperatures last week the lake has now started to thaw, we have a good supply of fresh water going in through the stream so fingers crossed it won't take too long for a complete thaw.

On a plus side it looks stunning, if a little cold lol.

 

Posted by Nikki Morgan on 21/02/2012 15:42 Categories : Birch Pool Retreat, WeatherUpdateThe Latest


Vallee Lake 1 - Weed Clearance

Our weed clearing contractor has now been confirmed for week 26 on both Vallee Lake 1 and Lake 2.

We are hoping the weed will be minimal this year, however this precaution has been taken, and booked for this week in the event of any excessive weed present.

This would be cut and cleared from the lake within the shortest and most efficient way possible. We understand how frustrating weed can be and we think this is the best way to help you, the angler.

for any more information please contact carp-france.

All the best and tight lines, Mark & Nathalie.

 

Posted by Mark Collin on 27/02/2012 16:34 Categories : Vallee Lake 1, Weather


Etang Rendezvous - Warming up nicely

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The weather is warming up nicely now here at Rendezvous. According to the thermometer this morning the water temperature is 9 degrees and the fish are moving about nicely. Throughout the Winter, I stick to a 10 day feeding pattern, when the water temperature is 5 degrees or above, which over the years has lead to fish always gaining weight through the Winter which I'm really pleased with. I feed them with 10% protein Maize of the Winter which serves the purpose well, something to bare in mind if you're coming early on.

I was absolutely over the moon with the 61lb 4oz common which came out last September and hope to see a few more 60's pop out this season. I've put a pic of the 61lb common with this post - what do you think of the photo? 

We have invested in all new Nash Monster Carp Cradles and Monster Carp Slings for you to use this season along with scales which go up to 220lbs and plenty of tripods etc so you don't get caught out. 

The start of the season kicks off on Saturday, so we'll keep you all updated as to how things go.

Posted by Sandi Raby on 01/03/2012 11:16 Categories : Etang Rendezvous, WeatherUpdateThe Latest


Etang Rendezvous - Welcome to sunny ....... or rather soggy, France

Gale force winds and very heavy rain. Water temperature down to 11c. But nevertheless we had the following catches:

Carp - best carp out mirror weighing in at 48+, the rest were 2x40+, 4x35+, 12x30+, 7x25+, 9x20+ and 5x15+.

Cats - only one proper cat weighing in at 58lb.

The highlight of the week was a 27lb grass carp which broke the lake record.

Total weight of fish 1,315lb.

Roll on summer!
 

Posted by Sandi Raby on 01/05/2012 13:01 Categories : Etang Rendezvous, Catch ReportWeatherUpdateThe Latest


Etang Rendezvous - Weather Still An Issue

w/c 19 May 2012.

This week had a terrible start; it did not stop raining from the Sunday until Tuesday morning.  The weather then improved significantly and it became very hot and sunny.

The water temperature at the beginning of the week was 18c and but by the end of the week it was 22c .

Total weight of fish caught this week was 1,743lb, which included:

Carp – The largest catch this week was a 55lb 12oz common.  Other catches were 21x10lb+, 6x15lb+, 10x20lb+, 3x25lb+, 3x30lb+, 5x35lb+, 3x40lb+ and 1x45lb+.

Cats – The largest cat caught this week weighed in at 112lb.  Other catches included, individually, 108lb, 102lb, 45lb, 43lb, 38lb and 30lb.  Also caught were 10 kittens under 30lb.
 

Posted by Sandi Raby on 30/05/2012 14:57 Categories : Etang Rendezvous, Catch ReportWeatherThe Latest


Etang Rendezvous - To Spawn or Not To Spawn

w/c  2 June 2012

There was a lot of activity for a couple of days but now appears to have stopped, again, but I do think that is it – hopefully.
The weather was still a bit of a mixture – hot, cold, wet, warm but the water temperature remained at 24c.
Total weight of fish caught this week was 1,493lb which was brilliant as there were only two guys fishing this week, and they only fished in the daytime!  The breakdown of the catches was as follows:

Carp – the best catch of the week was a 41lb 6oz. mirror carp; other catches included 1x41lb, 6x35lb+, 4x30lb+, 8x25lb+, 11x20lb+ and 5X15lb+.

Grass Carp – 1x25lb+

Cats – the best cat weighed in at 107lb 3oz; other catches included 99lb+, 76lb+, 61lb+, 60lb+, 53lb+, 45lb+, 10lb+ and 7lb+, plus a few kittens.
 

Posted by Sandi Raby on 11/06/2012 16:13 Categories : Etang Rendezvous, Catch ReportWeatherUpdate


Etang Rendezvous - More Of The Same

w/c 9 June 2012

The weather was hot and sunny to start but quickly changed to very unsettled for the rest of the week.

The water temperature dropped from 24c down to 19c overnight!

It was a very hard week with some nuisance fish.

Total  weight of fish caught this week was 866lb+, which included:

Carp -  the best catch of the week was a 38lb7oz. common.  Other catches were 2x35lb+, 3x30lb+, 1x25lb+, 4x20lb+, 7x15lb+ and 5x10lb+.

Cats – Individually; 52lb7oz., 52lb, 31lb and 28lb.
 

Posted by Sandi Raby on 19/06/2012 13:29 Categories : Etang Rendezvous, Catch ReportWeatherUpdate


Etang Rendezvous - France – The Wet and Windy South

This weather just doesn’t give up.  This week was crazy.  The wind managed to pick up the awning of my big caravan and throw it over the top! As well as smashing everything else that was on the decking!

The guys did not fish for four nights during this week.  During the rest of the time they caught a total of 1,131lb of fish, which comprised as follows:

Carp – the best catch of the week was a 41lb common, the rest were made up as follows – 4x30lb+, 8x25lb+, 6x20lb+, 4x15lb+ and 1x10lb+.

Cats – the best cat weighed in at 105lb, and the rest were 96lb, 75lb, 71lb, 51lb and 25lb.

The water temperature was 21c.


 

Posted by Sandi Raby on 25/06/2012 17:10 Categories : Etang Rendezvous, Catch ReportWeatherUpdate


Etang Rendezvous - A Quieter week

w/c 30 June 2012

Weather was more settled this week and the water temperature was 23c. Catches for this week as follows: Carp – 1x40lb+, 3x30lb+, 5x25+, 6x20+ and 3x15lb+, plus a 14lb 8oz grass carp. Cats – 18lb, 41lb, 53lb and 2x61lb. Unfortunately not a very large bag this week – 694lb of fish in total.

Posted by Sandi Raby on 12/07/2012 18:35 Categories : Etang Rendezvous, Catch ReportWeatherUpdate


Etang Rendezvous - w/c 7 July 2012

The weather started off very good but conditions went down hill after Tuesday ending with really heavy rain by the end of the week.

The water temperature went down by 4c from 24c to 20c!

Carp – the best catch the week weighed in at 44lb 4oz. The rest of the catches came in as follows; 8x15lb+, 15x20lb+, 15x25lb+, 10x30lb+, 2x35lb+ and 1x 43lb+.

Catfish – the best catch of the week weighed in at 95lb and the rest came in as follows; 73lb, 68lb, 63lb, 59lb, 52lb, 36lb, 16lb and 4 kittens.

The total weight in fish overall caught this week was 1,749lb 8oz.
 

Posted by Sandi Raby on 16/07/2012 15:39 Categories : Etang Rendezvous, Catch ReportWeatherThe Latest