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Etang Tissier - Catfish record

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 Well done Mark Lake record catfish 58lb 10oz , mark also landed on the same day (28th aug 2013) 39lb cat, 44lbcat, 52lb cat and 5 carp 22lb to 27lb good fishing !

Posted by Peter Boswell on 28/08/2013 10:36 Categories : Etang Tissier


Etang Rendezvous - w/c 10 August 2013

Weather - good. A grand total 2,596lb of fish were caught this week which comprised the following: Carp - the best catch of the week weighed in at 44lb and the rest came in as followings; 10x15lb+, 14x20lb+, 15x25lb+, 9x30lb+ 12x35lb+ and 1x40lb+ Catfish - Best of the week weighed in at 116lb, the rest came in at 102lb+, 83lb+, 78lb+, 71lb+, 70lb+, 2x67lb+lb+, 54lb+, 53lb+, 50lb+, 37lb+, 27lb+, 20lb+, 19lb+ and 16lb+ All fish under 17lb removed to stock lake.

Posted by Sandi Raby on 26/08/2013 17:51 Categories : Etang Rendezvous, Catch ReportWeatherUpdate


Etang Rendezvous - w/c 3 August 2013

Weather - remaining hot. A grand total 732lb of fish were caught this week which comprised the following: Carp - the best catch of the week weighed in at 35lb and the rest came in as followings; 7x15lb+, 6x20lb+, 5x25lb+, 1x30lb+ and 1x35lb+ Catfish - Best of the week weighed in at 78lb, the rest came in at 72lb+, 62lb+, 14lb+ and 2x13lb+ Pike - 2x6lb and 8lb All fish under 17lb removed to stock lake.

Posted by Sandi Raby on 26/08/2013 17:51 Categories : Etang Rendezvous, Catch ReportWeatherUpdate


Etang Rendezvous - w/c 13 July 2013

Weather - hot, hot, hot A grand total 2,006lb of fish were caught this week which comprised the following: Carp - the best catch of the week weighed in at 47lb 8oz and the rest came in as followings; 8x15lb+, 13x20lb+, 12x25lb+, 9x30lb+, 2x35lb+ and 6x40lb+ Catfish - Best of the week weighed in at 94lb, the rest came in at 88lb+, 78lb+, 1x66lb+, 2x64lb+, 60lb+, 55lb+, 31lb+ and 16lb+ Grass Carp - 25lb and 17lb

Posted by Sandi Raby on 26/08/2013 17:50 Categories : Etang Rendezvous, Catch ReportWeatherUpdate


The Retreat - Very quiet and very relaxing - 'The Retreat' name fits it well

Phil and Adele Farley who spent two weeks at The Retreat commented on the fitting name for THE RETREAT describing it as the perfect venue for relaxation and peace and quiet. Commenting that everything was above their expectations and that they would return again. Gite was homely and venue provided a great compromise for fishing and non fishing due to the facilities and wonderful surroundings, meeting all of their needs perfectly.

Hope to see you again next year!

Posted by Craig Neary on 11/08/2013 14:52 Categories : The Retreat


Croix Blanche Tortue Lake - 90lb Tortue Catfish

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Welsh angler Ceri Howells set his stall out for the lake’s big cats during his session at the venue in early July and ended up with a bumper haul.
Venue regular Ceri was fishing from the very productive peg 12 at the far end of the complex, on the Tortue lake. Conditions were fairly poor for carp with hot sunny days and high pressure, even if several good fish did come out during his week. But the catfish decided they wanted to play and Ceri did not want to miss out on the feeding spree.

His tactics were, to say the least usual. Instead of the more conventional halibut pellet or fishy boilie approach, Ceri opted for a large bunch of maggots. Now by, large bunch of maggots, that’s exactly what I mean. He was threading over 150 of the little wriggling baits onto a length of dental floss which, in turn, was tied to the D rig hook set up. Using a bait boat to present the hookbait and more maggot fee offerings over his zone, he certainly found a very effective way of attracting and catching these giant moggies.

He banked nearly 30 large fish during his week, topped off by a fish over 90lb, which is the largest landed so far this year. 

Posted by David Gordon on 01/08/2013 13:20 Categories : Croix Blanche Tortue Lake, Catch ReportUpdate