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Eagle Lake & Peters Pool - Three PB carp: 13 years apart!

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Keith Lansley from Swindon first visited Etangs De Breton in 2004, when Peter Biles (after whom Peter's Pool on the complex is named) was the bailiff.

He left in 2004 with a personal best mirror carp of 39lbs from Poplars Lake.

In 2017 Keith returned and left this time with a new personal best mirror of 41lbs 8ozs and back-up mirrors of 38lb 5oz, 36lb and 28lb 12oz from Eagle Lake.

He also fished Peter's Pool next to Eagle and he banked another personal best, this time a common carp of 31lb 13oz along with a bonus sturgeon of 16lb.

I am quite sure Peter, now well into his 80's, would be quite proud of his old friends catch!

Posted by Paul Selman on 18/10/2017 13:53 Categories : Eagle Lake & Peters Pool

Eagle Lake & Peters Pool - Our Regulars!

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We have always had a lot of clients from the North West of England.

This is probably because complex owner Paul has strong links with that area. He was North West Regional Organiser for the Carp Society for many years and his North West Diary was a regular feature in Carp-Talk for almost a decade.

The Atherton's are from Wigan and consist of dad Peter, son Ben and occasional other son Will. They have been coming for a number of years and we have seen Ben grow from a young lad into a  man. The Atherton's are quite competitive, always striving to oudue each other. Wind-ups are the order of the day!

In recent years they have grown very fond of Eagle and Peter's from which they have caught some great carp and cats.

They are out again on Eagle and Peters in July 2017.

Posted by Paul Selman on 04/01/2017 13:47 Categories : Eagle Lake & Peters Pool

Eagle Lake & Peters Pool - Our Regulars!

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David Simons and Ian Brownell have been visiting the complex for a decade now. Their early efforts were on Poplars Lake where the caught many carp into the mid-40s and some of the very big cats. In more recent years they have focused on Eagle and Peters where they continued to catch consistently and in 2016 they fished Orchard for the first time landing many fish.

They are booked onto Eagle and Peters in September 2017 and September 2018.

Another angler who has been coming for over a decade is Darren Norris. He has fished every lake on the complex and is a fan of the big cats as well as the carp. Darren holds the record carp and cat brace from Eagle and Peters with a carp of 44lbs and a Wels' of 77lbs caught on the same day. The 77lb Wels' was a new record for Eagle until it was broken by an 80lb fish this season.

Darren is out again with us for 2017.

Posted by Paul Selman on 16/12/2016 14:29 Categories : Eagle Lake & Peters Pool

Eagle Lake & Peters Pool - The Story So Far!

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As in the UK we had an awful winter and spring weather-wise, with week after week of heavy rain and cold, which affected our normal close season work schedule on the complex. Every day of bad weather seemed to result in more and more problems for us to tackle with such as flooding, trees falling down, roads cutting up etc. I’m sure the fish did not really know what had hit them! We contacted all our visiting anglers, to make sure they brought with them wellies and waterproofs, T-shirts and shorts weather it definitely was not! Our first party, was regular visitors the Atherton’s from Wigan who arrived on our delayed opening week beginning the 23rd March. Brothers Ben and Will and dad Peter fished the very same week on Eagle and Peter’s the previous season, when a certain lady was holidaying on Orchard Lake next door in a bikini. This spring she would have been looking for a brass monkey and a welder! The Atherton’s had to endure a really cold and wet week, with the fish not really active. Eagle and Peter’s is known as a runs water, but the lads found the fishing difficult simply because of the poor conditions as they are certainly fine anglers. Last year they banked thirty odd fish between them including several pb’s, this year only eleven fish graced the banks. Highlight of the week was young Will landing a new personal best mirror of 32lbs from Eagle and a couple of twenties. Brother Ben had a hatful last year but the fish would not play fair this year and his best was 27lbs plus in his catch of seven fish. Dad Peter stuck it out on a dour Peter’s Pool which was badly affected by flood water and was rewarded in the end for his patience with a 21lb fish at the end of the week. Still, the lads enjoyed themselves and wrote in the log “Thanks for a fantastic week…” They will be back and hopefully when the weather is kinder to them! Next up was father and son combo Brad and David Ibbison from Chorley – also regulars. They also had shocking weather, but managed to tempt one or two of Eagle’s bigger fish with David banking a new pb of 38lb plus fish of 30lb 1oz, 33lb 4oz and a common of 24lb. Hyperactive Brad managed to catch carp from three different lakes, with a new pb mirror of 33lbs from Eagle along with another at 31lbs, a new pb common from Eagle at 24lbs, a 24lbs mirror from Peter’s and a 26lb mirror from Orchard! They gave good advice in the log for catching fish in cold, wet conditions, “Very little bait needed, most fish fell to single 15mm boilies. See you next year!” clients Phil and Geoff were next to contend with the ongoing bad weather and Phil was quickly off the mark on Eagle with a new pb mirror of 32lbs and between them they ended up at the end of the week with a creditable 27 fish catch. Peter’s finally burst into a bit of life for them and they had mirrors of 26lbs, 15lb, 21lb, 26lb, 23lb, 26lb, 24lb, 18lb, 26lb, 23lb and commons of 18lb, 24lb, 18lb and 16lb. The log reports, “Thanks for a great week, shame about the weather!” A strange yellow orb started to appear in the sky the following week for our first lady angler of the Eagle and Peters season, Jan Howcroft along with hubbie Fred and son Dave. These three have always caught fish wherever they have fished on the complex and this week was to be no exception. Fred banked a total of 18 fish, the biggest a mirror of 31lb 9oz, plus two 29lbs, plus the first cats of the season - which were small suggesting the Wels’ were just starting to wake up. Jan banked just five fish, but this included her first ever thirty with a common of 30lb 6oz – the first thirty common to be banked from Eagle. Thirty yards away on Peter’s Pool, Dave took a total of 21 fish, mostly twenty pluses, with the best mirror being 33lb 11ozs and a common at 28lb 4ozs which he caught twice during his stay. I told him if he caught it a third time he could take it home with him! They are back in August again, this time on Orchard Lake and they will do well again I’m sure, but it’s about time one of them banked the 150lb catfish that lives in there! Return visitor and client Phil Dunn was next with two new anglers to the complex, Nidge and Andy from Stoke, both looking to beat pb’s which they did. The warmer weather arrived with them and by the end of the week they had a total of 55 fish between themselves to reflect on. On Peter’s, Andy smashed his pb out of sight with a mirror of 32lbs and a pb common of 27lbs in his total of 22 fish. Nidge banked mirrors of 35lb 5oz and 32lb from Eagle plus some big twenties. Phil himself took the most fish with mirrors of 38lbs 4ozs, 37lbs 4ozs, 35lbs 12ozs and the first grass carp of the year at 20lbs and 17lbs. One or two of the big cats finally woke up but unfortunately saw Phil off despite valiant efforts in chasing after them in chest waders and swimming with the rod etc…… The log tells the tale of the week, “Brill week, top class fishing!” So that’s the story so far. I’ll keep you posted on the next period of fishing on Eagle and Peter’s. We still await our first big cats still and our first forty plus carp of the season. Both will come shortly I’m sure of that, they always do. Most pleasing feature so far? Well, besides the usual raft of pb’s to anglers, has been the growth of the commons in Eagle, none of which were stocked, they have been born in there. Twenties are coming out regularly now and it’s first thirty common has graced the banks: this in a water I created from farmland just seven years ago! If you fancy a bit of the action on Eagle and Peter’s we have a couple of weeks free in September and October this year and you can book through David at I can’t promise sunshine, but I can definitely promise you will catch fish – this is a 100% blank-free zone!

Posted by Paul Selman on 02/05/2013 13:41 Categories : Eagle Lake & Peters Pool, UpdateThe Latest

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 : Eagle Lake & Peters Pool, Update