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Les Basses Berthieres - Very wet and very windy

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Cold wet and windy, but Damian and Lorraine were not put off. They bravely fished, day and night to be rewarded with 25 fish during the week. Sadly none of the big boys came out, with the largest being 26lb 11oz, although Damian did hook into a big one on his last night but unfortunatly he lost it. Says he is determined to come back as he now has unfinished business.

Posted by Alan Selby on 29/04/2012 17:38 Categories : Les Basses Berthieres

Etang Rendezvous - Has Winter Returned?

It was a very changeable week which saw halestones to heavy rain and then to sunshine all within about 20 mins and the rest of the week was pretty much the same. Carp-wise we had 1 x 58lb+ common, 1 x 47lb+ mirror, 2 x 40lb, 5 x 35lb+, 9 x 30lb+, 13 x 25lb+, 21 x 20lb+ and 14 x 15lb+. Cat-wise, the best cat out was 104lb followed by a 86lb, 65lb, 58lb, 55lb and 28lb. The grand total for the week was 2,120lb. A different approach was taken, as the anglers were fishing with boilies only at medium range. Water temp was 16C and the fish seemed to be following the wind.

Posted by Sandi Raby on 16/04/2012 20:08 Categories : Etang Rendezvous, The Latest

'Mega' week at Ultimate

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Danny Windust and his party had a week to remember. More PB's than you can shake a stick at!! Possibly too much info for you, but for your reference:

41 Mirror pb
37 Mirror
29 Mirror
47.12 Mirror
16.10 Pike pb
53.14 Mirror Arthur pb
43.06 Mirror pb
37.02 Mirror pb
16.10 Pike
46.06 Mirror
40.01 Mirror pb
52.06 Mirror Spike pb
41.02 Mirror
15.10 Pike pb
40.02 Mirror
54.06 Mirror unknown, now called "Big Bry". pb
36.14 Mirror
6 Pike
15.08 Pike
6.04 Pike
28.05 Mirror
30.00 Mirror
53.14 Mirror Arthur (again) pb
43.07 Mirror
20.04 Mirror
15.06 Pike pb
38.08 Mirror
20.04 Common
20.01 Mirror
26.14 Linear


Posted by David Gordon on 13/04/2012 13:45 Categories : Catch Report

Etang Marolles - Big Lake - Catch Report for week ending 7th April '12

Cold nights, warm days with high pressure. Wind North Easterly changing to Northerly.
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Max Temp: 19
> Min Temp: 1
> No. of days fished: 7
> No. of anglers: 3 and one child

No. fish lost: 10
> Doubles: 4
> 20's: 7
> 30+: 12
> 35+: 7
> 40+: 2
> 45+: 1
> 50+: 0
> Fish of the week: 46lb Mirror
> Comments: "We had a great week. Lovely people, superb fishing, beautiful lake. We really respect the way the owners take care of the lake and the fish in it. They have a long-term policy that you can notice. We strongly recommend you come here. Thanks for everything. Harran and Leo. PS We will be back in May on the caravan lake!"
"Fantastic cooking and lovely service. Brilliant weeks fishing. Myself and my son both broke PBs. Awesome. We will be back. Thanks to Dave,, Caroline, Sophie, Bea and Dina the dog".


Posted by David Midgley on 10/04/2012 17:13 Categories : Etang Marolles - Big Lake, Catch Report

Poplars Lake - Al Sproughts 103lb Cat Pic!

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Here is a picture of carp-france client Al Sprought from Romford with his pb 103lbs Wels' catfish from Poplars Lake on the Etangs De Breton complex!

Posted by Paul Selman on 10/04/2012 12:29 Categories : Poplars Lake


w/c 31 March 2012

There were four anglers on this week who had the following catches;

Carp - 1x45+, 9x40+, 10x35+, 23x30+, 24x25+, 41x20+ and 35x15+.

Cats - 1x109lb, 1x104lb, 1x101lb, 1x72lbx 1x53lb and 1x25lb.

There was a grand total of 4,404lb of fish of which 2,001lb was caught by just one angler, Daren.

All in all another blinding week, although there were no 50lbers.

The weather conditions were sunny during the day but with a continual north-easterly wind which made it very cold at night. The water temperature varied between 14-16 degrees.

Posted by Sandi Raby on 08/04/2012 20:11 Categories : Etang Rendezvous

Birch Pool Retreat - New lake record 51lb Mirror

It was with such delight that we received a phone call last night from Claire to say that Jamie had caught a really big fish. On arrival at the lake we were greeted by much excitement and when we saw the fish we could understand why, the question was would it make the magical 50lb mark ?

Imagine how pleased we were to see the scales finally stop at 51lbs, we knew there were fish over 50 but to have it finally confirmed was amazing.

The fish was caught near to the rock on a critically balanced Alphabaits Monster Crab boillie.

A very well done to Jamie & Claire on a fantastic result and as Jamie turns 30 on Monday what an early Birthday present

Posted by Nikki Morgan on 05/04/2012 12:57 Categories : Birch Pool Retreat

The Retreat - Gite finished in time for the new guests at The Retreat

The gite's makeover is now complete and the new guests have arrived. Some small additions for the ladies include a hairdyer and full length mirror to get ready for those occasional trips out, when the anglers finally drag themselves away! It's going to be difficult though, with the biggest fish this year already being 36lb and caught by a lady!!!


Posted by Craig Neary on 04/04/2012 17:25 Categories : The Retreat, The Latest

Etang Marolles - Big Lake - Catch Report for week ending 26th March '12

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Catch report for this week.


Hot days (26°) & cool nights throughout

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Min Temp

No. of days fished

No. of anglers

No. fish lost








Fish of the week
41.14lb Mirror

Another fantastic weeks fishing for the third year in a row and we will be back for more! Thank you very much.
Sturart & Andy


Posted by David Gordon on 04/04/2012 13:23 Categories : Etang Marolles - Big Lake, Catch Report