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Les Burons - 2 x 40's already

The lads have had 2 x 40's out already this week, and it's only Wednesday!

Posted by Rob Parish on 28/03/2012 09:45 Categories : Les Burons, Catch ReportThe Latest


Famous Five - Eagle Lake & Peters Pool - New Accommodation Complete on Eagle and Peters

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The new accommodation is now completed on Eagle and Peters and is already being enjoyed by our first clients of the year, Andy and Paddy who describe it as 'fantastic.'

The cabin lies just fifty yards from Peters Pool and consists of a living/dining area with bed settee, table and chairs, kitchen units, sink, fridge, freezer, gas cooker and oven, microwave, toaster and English Freeview TV.

There is an ensuite bathroom with English toilet, hot shower and washbasin adjoining a double bedroom with ample storage for clothes etc. All in total privacy.

Car parking is right by the cabin with a separate shed for tackle storage and a barbecue area.

With two lakes to fish exclusively thrown in, the price remains at just £600 for the small family or up to four anglers!

Posted by Paul Selman on 26/03/2012 13:39 Categories : Famous Five - Eagle Lake & Peters Pool, Update


Vallee Lake 1 - 19 fish in 4 days!

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We had this email of thanks from Peter who has already had his second break here this year!

Hi Mark Nathalie,

Another sensational trip to Vallee 1. Following my weekend earlier in the month when I caught 8 carp, (29lb mirror, 41lb mirror, 49lb mirror, 42lb mirror ,46lb mirror, 32lb common ,31lb common, 29lb mirror.)

My return trip last week produced 19 immaculate fish in 4 days fishing (midweek). Fish caught were as follows -

Monday night - 32lb mirror

Tuesday night/Wed morning - 47lb mirror, 51lb mirror, 55lb mirror

Wednesday night/Thur morming - 50lb mirror, 51lb mirror, 29lb mirror, 38lb common, 34lb mirror, 40lb mirror, 38lb mirror, 42lb common, 54lb mirror, 29lb mirror, 44lb mirror

Thursday night/ Friday morning - 38lb mirror, 47lb mirror, 38lb mirror, 46lb mirror.

Not much sleep on the Wednesday night !

Thanks for the hospitality by both you and Nathalie.

Hope to see you soon.

Regards,

Peter.

 

Posted by Mark Collin on 20/03/2012 11:24 Categories : Vallee Lake 1, UpdateThe Latest


Woody's Hooked in France - NEW SEASON STARTS

OUR FIRST 2 WEEKS HAS SEEN 50 FISH BANKED INCLUDING OUR FIRST 50LB CARP, PLUS 48LB , 44LB. WHEN YOU THINK THAT THE FIRST WEEK THE LADS COULD ONLY DO 3 DAYS ITS NOT A BAD START, THE LAKE IS JUST STARTING TO BLOOM WITH TREE'S BUDDING AND THE REEDS GROWING FAST, IT SHOULD'NT BE LONG  BEFORE IT IS LOOKING GREAT AGAIN.

THE FISH ARE CRASHING ALL OVER THE LAKE, THE PIKE ARE SPAWNING, WATER LEVEL IS HIGH AND ALL IN ALL I THINK IT WILL BE A GOOD YEAR.

Posted by Alan Hawkins on 19/03/2012 09:14 Categories : Woody's Hooked in France, Update


Birch Pool Retreat - Paul's Result

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Paul and his son Adam left the lake this morning after being here for a week, his final tally was 10 Carp including 4 x 40's to 49lb 12oz, 4 x 30's to 39lb and 2 x 20's the smallest fish being 25lbs.

Considering the weather changes, we were frozen over just 3 weeks ago, and yesterday's temperature was 26 degrees, although we did have a frost in the morning,Paul did very well and he left here a very contented man.

Everything seems to be "springing" into life now although we realised yesterday the Cats have woken  :up and they were finding fresh fornicated frogs to be the "plat du jour" yum yum!!!! :(

Posted by Nikki Morgan on 15/03/2012 12:48 Categories : Birch Pool Retreat, Catch ReportUpdate


Etang Rendezvous - STOP PRESS

 

Last year my daughter, Julia, and her husband, Jim, (who live approximately 10 minutes away from the lake) decided to do a trial run of offering Dinner, Bed & Breakfast on a Friday evening for those of my guests who wanted to arrive a day early for their holiday.
Fortunately, it proved a success and so they have decided to offer this to all of my guests from the start of this season. It costs €35 per head which includes dinner and dessert Friday evening and either a full English or Continental breakfast Saturday morning.
At the moment they can only accommodate up to 4 people in their guest bedroom but, if you are a larger party, the remainder could ‘bivvy’ up (tent(s) will be erected prior to your arrival) for the night in their large garden for a lesser cost of €30 per head.
If you would like to make a reservation, please contact Julia or Jim directly (email: lestardes@sky.com or tel: 0033 254 384 571).


The new season is about to start and new records to compete for. Just to remind you, the overall lake record for a common carp is 61lb 4oz which was achieved last season (2011) and, as the record for the cats has not been bettered, it still stands at 114lb.
On another note, I have purchased all new monster carp cradles, monster slings and a weigh tripod all for your use.
 

Posted by Sandi Raby on 15/03/2012 12:11 Categories : Etang Rendezvous, The Latest


Lake Juvanze - We're off and running..

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Opening week, 3rd -10th March was superb. The Welsh Carpers, Big Gav, The Beast, Lee and Wiggy braved the cold and were rewarded with a total of 23 carp. Their average weight was 33lbs and each of them caught a 40lb+ fish. These included fish of 40.4, 42.0, 42.12 and 51.8. The 51.8, a new personal best for Lee was the first capture of this particular fish over 50, so it really topped a fantastic opening week. Most of the fish came to Juvanze Specials or Live System boilies fished over pellets.

 

Posted by Jeff Collins on 14/03/2012 19:28 Categories : Lake Juvanze, Catch ReportThe Latest


Birch Pool Retreat - What a start

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Our friend Paul arrived last Thursday to give us a hand with the last few bits and pieces to get ready for our 8th season and my goodness has he been rewarded, some of the fish he has caught so far include a 49lb Common, a 46lb Common, a 39lb Mirror, a 37lb Mirror and a 31lb Mirror.........I do hope we can persuade him to leave before the season starts lol.

Posted by Nikki Morgan on 12/03/2012 09:49 Categories : Birch Pool Retreat, The Latest


Juvanze Lakes Roundup

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 The season is off to a flyer on the Juvanze Lakes:

Firstly, let's talk about the newcomer which is Juvanze-Blue. We've have a lot of interest in this lake, with particular interest in the early months as guys want to be the first to fish a virgin water with many unknown originals plus, of course it has also had a quality stock of Carp put in up to 55lbs.

A work party of 2 guys has just fished 3 nights (nights only) and between them they landed 22 fish from 26 runs. All, but two, were over 20lbs with 7 x 30's and a 41lb original. All fish came out of the Juvanze Specials over a bed of pellet, maize and hemp. Not bad for a short session. We're waiting for photo's, once they arrive we'll post them up.

Lake Juvanze started it's season last weekend and that's also off to a cracking start with 4 anglers on they have already banked 9 fish with the smallest being 33lbs and the largest being 42lbs and an average of 36lbs. With only 3 nights fished so far, this is pretty awesome. Again, all fish came to a bed of pellet, maize and hemp mix with either Specials or Live System on the hook. Watch out for the full round up.

For more info on Juvanze-Blue visit: http://www.carp-france.com/Venue.aspx/LakeJuvanzeBlue

For more info on Juvanze visit: http://www.carp-france.com/Venue.aspx/LakeJuvanze

Photos to follow later in the week.

Posted by David Gordon on 06/03/2012 15:25 Categories : Catch Report


Woody's Hooked in France - NEW SEASON

 

After weeks of backbreaking work around the lake(its an easy life running a fishery),cutting back banks,reeds,tree's,brambles,tidying up the swims,fitting new weigh posts,putting 5 tonnes of siltex in the lake,raking leaves from the lake bed,our first guests arrived

After just 1hr after setting up the first fish of the year was banked,a cracking 22lb mirror,not one of the bigger fish but a good quick start,and as i write this one of the lads has told me he just lost another one ?

So hopefully they will have a good 4days(they could'nt get longer off work),lots of fish moving about at the moment,can't wait for our big common (oddscale) to make an appearance this year,if she has put on her usual 5/6lbs per year she should break the 60lb barrier at around 62lb fingers crossed,and win win the captor a fully inclusive fishing holiday for 2 people plus a bottle of bubbly 

SO HERE IS TO A SUCCESSFUL 2012

Posted by Alan Hawkins on 03/03/2012 10:23 Categories : Woody's Hooked in France, Update