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Le Moulin du Mee - ‘Cut Tail’ common out again – this time at 54lb.

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 Last night saw Glen break his pb once again, this time with our old friend the ‘Cut Tail’ common out for a second time in just over a week. The weight is back to 54lb showing that the carp are now well on the feed after a quiet few weeks. Lots of fish are now to be seen all over the lake and in particular over the baited area’s. The lads have opted for a heavier baiting approach than of late and the carp certainly seem to be responding to this tactic. Most of the fish are coming off the baited area’s and although 30 fish have been banked so far I feel that the total could have been so much better if all fish hooked had been landed. For instance last night Tony actually had all 3 rods burst into life at the same time and although he managed to land a nice 32lb mirror he suffered a late hook pull on the second rod and the third had ejected the hook before he had the chance to lift the rod. All the lads have also lost fish after a short fight so it would appear that despite being well on the feed the fish are still a tad finicky on the take.

Glen is all smiles this morning and although he has only landed 4 carp so far (Wed morning) they are mirrors of 36lb, 36lb 10 oz, 44lb 7oz and a common of 54lb. !! Tony is top rods on fish count and with a best of 41lb he has also had eight good 30′s (2 x 38lb) and four upper 20′s. Brian (The Mars Bar kid) has had 5 cracking mirrors comprising 4 good 30′s and a 46lb stunner plus a solitary common of 29lb. Paul has banked 5 fish so far with the best being a really powerful male mirror weighing in at 43lb. I stood and watched Paul playing this particular fish for almost an hour and believe me, there is nothing he could have done to land the chap any quicker.

Leyton is suffering a little at the moment because he has plenty of fish in his area and showing over his bait he is yet to bank one. An afternoon on Poppy’s helped boost his confidence with a stack of mirrors being landed up to high doubles.

All in all things are really looking good with our only worry being the lack of rain. Water levels are at an all time low for us and we are praying that rain will arrive sooner rather than later. Although the lack of water is a worry for us the carp seem to be flourishing and although I have been switching on the aerator for periods it is more to keep me happy than the fish ! Judging by the activity and strength of the fights given by the carp it would indicate that oxygen levels are remaining good despite the heat. All is looking well for the rest of the week and I am hoping we may even see another of the big girls banked.

Posted by David Gordon on 29/08/2012 18:33 Categories : Le Moulin du Mee, Catch ReportUpdate

Etang Rendezvous - w/c 11 August 2012

Summer arrived this week, it was hot, hot, hot.

The water temperature was 24c and the air temperature was a very hot 35c.

The total weight of fish caught this week was 1,591lb which comprised the following;

Carp – the best catch of the week was a 56lb common; the rest came in as follows, 7x15lb+, 17x20lb+, 12x25lb+, 8x30lb+, 3x35lb+ and 3x40lb+.

Catfish – the best catch of the week weighed in at 110lb; the rest came in as follows, 66lb, 54lb, and 26lb.

NOTE: Electricity supply can now be accessed from all of the roadside swims.

Posted by Sandi Raby on 26/08/2012 12:48 Categories : Etang Rendezvous, Catch ReportWeatherUpdate

Lac de Laneuville - 10th - 17th August '12

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10th-17th August
The Ede party all had a good holiday with some great sunny weather, and some nice fish. The fish seemed to have adapted now to the long sustained hot weather and Darren and Mark caught most of there fish between 11p.m through to 11a.m . I think that Darren and Mark made the most of there trip as the weather has still not broken and yesterday temperatures hit in excess of 38degrees. 8 x 30's to 38lb and 4 x 20's was the total tally with 4 being caught on the last morning.!! All fish were caught on a mix of particles pellet and boilies and plenty of it. 

Posted by David Gordon on 20/08/2012 17:17 Categories : Lac de Laneuville, Catch Report

Saint Amand Leisure - Fantastic new rates from Sept 2012

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New Prices starting from September 2012 with over 30% reduction from £1250 down to £850 for the week with exclusive use of the large character house and stunning 4.5 acre lake with fantastic fishing which we believe probably makes us the best value for money family holiday house lake combination in France.
As we are open all year we are offering a further discount from the beginning of Nov to the end of Feb £600 for the week.
We wanted to make our venue somewhere that even the smallest of groups could afford and enjoy.
We know that many people particularly families which make up 70% of our clientele are struggling in these times of recession to get away as the cost is not shared between individuals and would like to make it as accessible to them by giving them a fantastic offer.
Please look at our site and our reviews so you can see what you are getting for your money we are confident that you won’t find better value for money anywhere.
We suggest that you book early to avoid disappointment as we can only offer this price from Sept 2012-Dec  2013.

Posted by Chris Shobowale on 17/08/2012 16:26 Categories : Saint Amand Leisure, Update

Etang Rendezvous - w/c 28 July 2012

The weather was hot and sunny to begin with but became cloudy and breezy by the end of week. The water temperature was 22c

A very quiet week with the following results:

Carp – best catch of the week weighed in at 54lb,other catches were 1sx15lb+, 4x20lb+, 1x30lb+ and 4x35lb+

Cats – 1x18lb and 68lb,

Plus several nuisance fish.

Total weight of fish caught this week was 413lb.

Posted by Sandi Raby on 08/08/2012 11:18 Categories : Etang Rendezvous, Catch ReportWeatherUpdate

The Retreat - Catches at The Retreat

Another family enjoys a successful weeks fishing at The Retreat. Mr Miller and his family had a profitable weeks' fishing with over 50 fish caught in total, the biggest being a 35lb mirror and a 31lb common.Tactics used were mainline cell boilies over pellet with baitboat tight to the trees. Altogether a lovely family holiday.   

Posted by Craig Neary on 06/08/2012 15:55 Categories : The Retreat, Catch Report

Etang Rendezvous - w/c 14 July 2012

It was the first time fishing in France for a father and son this week and I am pleased to say that all PBs were broken.

Total weight of fish caught this week was 1,294lb broken down as follows:

Carp – the best catch of the week weighed in at 57lb 4oz and the rest – 3x40lb+, 3x35lb+, 10x30lb+, 9x25lb+, 11x20lb+ and 6x15lb+.

Cats – there were only a couple of cats caught this week and they weighed in at 70lb and 1r5lb plus a few kittens.

The weather showed some improvement this week and the water temperature varied between 20c – 22c.


Posted by Sandi Raby on 03/08/2012 16:46 Categories : Etang Rendezvous, Catch ReportWeatherUpdate