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Ultimate Lake - This Week's 50lb Party Record from Dan

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 This is Dan, pictured with this week's party record - a stunning 50lb mirror - caught in spite of the heat at Ultimate Lake. Beautiful catch Dan!

With just a couple of slots left this year, time is running out for you! Book now and look forward to seeing your own smiling face right here.

Posted by Michael Spencer on 28/04/2015 12:48 Categories : Ultimate Lake, Catch Report


Ultimate Lake - Another Successful Week at Ultimate Lake

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Despite the heat of the French countryside last week, Dave, Scott and Dan managed to finish the week on a high note with some stunning catches at Ultimate Lake.

Between the 17th and the 25th the trio pulled 16 fish up to the 50lb stunning mirror pictured here with Dan (the sunglasses man!).

Dave’s star of the party was this 48lb mirror and Scott’s was a beautiful 49lb common.

Ultimate Lake is situated within easy reach of the major ports from the UK and is the perfect place to spend a relaxing, yet exciting week of purely indulgent fishing. Competitively priced and with excellent facilities, Mick's stunning French fishery is a credit to years of hard work and dedication and is almost fully booked for the remainder of the season.

If you want to join Dave, Scott, Dan and the other Ultimate Lake anglers in our 'hall of fame' get yourselves out to Ultimate Lake, Northern France's premier place to fish - snap up one of the few remaining slots in 2015 or bag your place for next year while you can.

Thanks lads, it’s been great having you around!

Posted by Michael Spencer on 28/04/2015 12:43 Categories : Ultimate Lake


Etang Rendezvous - w/c 11 April 2015

 Again, the weather started off dull with rain but from late Saturday afternoon onwards the sun came out and the weather improved as the week went on with the air temperature starting at 15⁰c then rising to 31⁰c, although temperatures did, again, dip overnight. The water temperature rose steadily through the week from 16⁰c to 21⁰c.

As a point of interest, a 32 lb common was caught on a Zig 6 inches under the surface.

Unfortunately, because of the rise in water temperature the fish started to spawn from Tuesday morning and ended on Thursday afternoon. Therefore, only a total of 856 lbs 8 oz of fish were caught this week comprising the following:

Carp – best catch of the week was a 57 lb common, and the rest were 7 x 20lb+, 7 x 30lb+ and 1 x 50lb+

Cats – 8 cats were caught with the biggest being 82 lbs.

Posted by Sandi Raby on 20/04/2015 15:58 Categories : Etang Rendezvous, Catch ReportWeatherUpdate


Etang Tissier - The 30lb carp keep coming!!

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 Etangtissier is living  up to it name as one of the best runs waters in france !

With 14 x 20lb pluss

        2 x 29lb

      18 x 30lb pluss

and 6 x cats to 71 1/4 lb

Total for two anglers 53 fish and 18 fish lost!

If you want a bend in your rod look at Etangtiier

 

Posted by Peter Boswell on 19/04/2015 14:27 Categories : Etang Tissier


Etang Rendezvous - w/c 4 April 2015

 The weather started off dull with rain but from Sunday onwards the sun came out and the weather improved as the week went on with the air temperature starting at 10⁰c then rising to 28 ⁰c, although temperatures dipped overnight with frost visible early in the mornings. The water temperature rose steadily through the week from 12⁰c to 16 ⁰c.

A total of 1,511 lbs 10 oz of fish were caught this week comprising the following:

Carp – best catch of the week was a 41lb 14oz common, and the rest were 4 x 15lb+, 21 x 20lb+, 12 x 30lb+ and 2 x 40lb+

Cats – 8 cats were caught with the biggest being 80lbs.

Posted by Sandi Raby on 14/04/2015 17:13 Categories : Etang Rendezvous, Catch ReportWeatherUpdate


Etang Rendezvous - w/c 28 March 2015

 As with the previous week, the weather was a bit of a mixture with the air temperature hovering between 10⁰c-14⁰c with strong winds and heavy to light rain on and off all week. The water temperature varied between 11⁰c-12⁰c.

A total of 2,016 lbs 14 oz of fish were caught this week comprising the following:

Carp – best catch of the week was a 45 lb mirror, and the rest were 3 x 15lb+, 17 x 20lb+, 14 x 30lb+ and 6 x 40lb+

Cats – 13 cats were caught with the biggest being 92lbs.

Posted by Sandi Raby on 14/04/2015 17:12 Categories : Etang Rendezvous


Etang Rendezvous - w/c 21 March 2015

 Again, the weather was a bit of a mixture with the air temperature starting at 19°c at the beginning of the week turning colder as the week went on with lots of rain. The water temperature varied between 8°c - 12°c.
A total of 2,538 lbs 6 oz. of fish were caught this week comprising the following:

Carp - best catch of the week was a 57lb14oz common, and the rest were 3 x 15+, 20x20+, 27x30+ and 10x40+

Cats - 8 cats were caught with the biggest being 115 lbs 13 oz

Posted by Sandi Raby on 14/04/2015 17:04 Categories : Etang Rendezvous, Catch ReportWeatherUpdate


Etang Rendezvous - w/c 14 March 2015

 The season got off to a very good start although the weather has been a bit all over the place.
As I said, the weather was a bit of a mixture this week. We had sun, cloud, wind and some rain. The air temperature varied to 18°c and the water temperature was on average 12°c.

A total of 2,938lb of fish were caught this week which comprised the following:

Carp - best catch of the week was a 47lb mirror, and the rest were 6x15lb+, 16x20lb+, 28x25lb+, 18x30lb+, 7x35lb+, 4x40lb+ and 2x45lb+.

Cats - best of week weighed in at 106lb+, and the rest were 73lb+, 75lb+, 81.5lb+, 2x85lb+ and 90lb+.

Posted by Sandi Raby on 14/04/2015 17:03 Categories : Etang Rendezvous, Catch ReportWeatherUpdate


Croix Blanche Tortue Lake - That was the Week that Was

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 Large groups on the lakes over the years have often been sources of hassle for me and for themselves. They are invariably difficult to organize for the guy who takes on the task, and I have seen it end in huge arguments on the banks between guys often who don’t really know each other.
So despite an easy full week for me, it was with slight trepidation I welcomed Zacc Harvey and his group to the venue on the week of the 23rd August.

Zacc had had the foresight to set up a Facebook page for the trip and we had all, me included spent a fair amount of time discussing the venue and tactics and tackle needed. This set most people’s mind at rest and paved the way for a no surprises, week of angling.
On the Saturday in question they rolled up in two hire vans absolutely packed to the gunnels with gear. This was Carp Gear R Us on steroids….
I gave them a tour of the lakes, explaining the best way to tackle each peg and what baits I recommended.
Zacc is a bait producer and has a company called ‘Best of British’, so naturally his baits were going to be put to the test.
Swims were decided and everyone went about setting up and getting the fishing under way.

Things kicked off fairly fast, Mark Lindley had the first fish in the shape of a 44lb catfish, and several swims started producing some nice fish quickly. Richard Curren on peg 2 had cats for 56lb and carp to 27lb. Zacc on peg 13 had a couple of large catfish and carp to 38lb..
Chris Boyle, not happy on peg 14, moved to peg 5 and immediately started to catch. Grant Hurst on Peg 12 had the first big carp at 42lb… all in all a very good start.

I popped in most days and was pleased and surprised to see how the lads were doing. Their baits certainly seemed to work.
What really made the week for me were the regular posts on Facebook showing their catches, with photos… while I curse mobile phones, this was an instance where they were a really useful piece of kit.

In all there were some memorable hauls… before the last night, and there were a few more fish banked during that time, they had landed a total of 74 carp and 39 catfish. This included 7 carp over 40lb to 47lb.

Zacc was the lucky captor of the stunning twotone common at 47lb but several of the guys also banked a few lumps.
Chris on peg 5 had a lovely 45lb mirror, and Richard on peg 2 continued to haul but topped it all off with a common of 45lb 8oz.

I was especially happy for young Jordan Small who struggled early on losing a fair few fish. But managed to bank a common of 45lb and a mirror of 45lb and a 60lb plus catfish… At just 16 that has to leave an impression…

What was nice was that everyone caught fish and personal bests were smashed all over the place. All in all a fabulous week with some lovely carp and cats banked.
Thanks to Zacc for organizing a great week .. See you again soon!!

Posted by David Gordon on 13/04/2015 14:00 Categories : Croix Blanche Tortue Lake, Catch ReportUpdate


Ultimate Lake - Matthew Finishes the Week Off with a 52.8!

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After a week of incredible fishing, Matthew Griffiths pulls the final carp from Ultimate Lake and what a beauty it is at 52.8lb.

Nice one Matthew! It's been great having the lads here this week - top bunch - Cheers!

Posted by Michael Spencer on 04/04/2015 10:27 Categories : Ultimate Lake