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Famous Five - Eagle Lake & Peters Pool - Christmas 2022 Eagles and Peter's

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 We've just heard that Father Christmas has included Eagles and Peter's on his flight plan for 2022

The all-new accommodation will be installed in early November right on the edge of Eagles Lake at The Famous Five and comes complete with 2 bedrooms and is fully equipped.  

A full Christmas Dinner is available on the big day and of course exclusive access to Eagles and Peter's for some festive angling

Posted by David Searle on 04/11/2022 10:26 Categories : Famous Five - Eagle Lake & Peters Pool, The Latest


Famous Five - Eagle Lake & Peters Pool - Awesome Catch Report for Wayne and Steve w/e 3/10

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 Mirrors: 16lb x 3, 19lb, 20lb 3oz, 21lb 11oz, 23lb 12oz, 24lb 12oz, 27lb 13oz, 30lb, 32lb 8oz, 33lb 1oz, 33lb 12oz, 33lb 13oz, 34lb, 35lb, 37lb 13oz,  39lb 11oz, 40lb 1oz, 40lb 5oz, 40lb 13oz, 40lb 15oz, 41lb 1oz, 44lb 4oz, 44lb 6oz, 44lb 13oz.

Commons: 10lb, 26lb 13oz, 28lb.

Catfish: 10lb, 15lb, 25lb, 25lb, 48lb, 53lb, 70lb.

Bream:1lb 8oz x 2;

We fished boilie over pellet.

Posted by Paul Selman on 27/10/2020 14:47 Categories : Famous Five - Eagle Lake & Peters Pool


Famous Five - Eagle Lake & Peters Pool - Over the Rainbow......

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A lovely shot by George Nixon of a rainbow over Eagle Lake on the complex.
Irish folklore has it that Fairies were said to have great wealth, and would often bury their treasures or pots of gold at the end of the rainbow. This led to the fable that the end of the rainbow contained riches that could be found, and they would be guarded by leprechauns.
George found his pot of gold at the end of the rainbow in the shape of this wondrous bar of gold weighing over thirty pounds in Peter's Pool.......

Posted by Paul Selman on 17/08/2020 10:37 Categories : Famous Five - Eagle Lake & Peters Pool


Famous Five - Eagle Lake & Peters Pool - Variety is the spice of life....

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A 41lb mirror for regular Steve Durrington from Eagle Lake week in a single night, plus a 23lb grassy, plus a 90lb Wels'..........

We still have a vacant week on Eagle and Peters for w/c 12/9/20 contact david@carp-france.com for details and booking.

 

Posted by Paul Selman on 16/08/2020 11:37 Categories : Famous Five - Eagle Lake & Peters Pool


Famous Five - Eagle Lake & Peters Pool - Eagle Lake: who will catch the first fifty pound carp in 2020?

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Eagle Lake has always been a prolific lake after we excavated the tiny pool to make it much bigger after we purchased it in 2004.

However in the last two seasons we have seen a big increase in the weights of the carp after a sustained winter feeding programme with aquaculture pellets.

The mutiple catches of twenty pound and thirty pound fish have now been replaced with multiple catches of thirty and forty pound carp, with two different carp of 49lb caught by regulars Ben and Josh in 2019. It seems certain that it will produce its first fifty pound carp in 2020. 

The Wels' catfish are growing too with the best at 99lb in 2019, with further nineties and eighties commonplace, plus the odd grass carp which are growing too. 100lb plus cats are also certain in 2020!

We have a few weeks free for 2020 and with the ability to fish Peter's Pool at the same time as it is just a few yards away from the swims on Eagle you have more carp and cats to go at, with commons to 40lb and Wels' to 50lb plus. A totally unique venue!

 

Posted by Paul Selman on 06/01/2020 14:52 Categories : Famous Five - Eagle Lake & Peters Pool, Catch Report


Famous Five - Eagle Lake & Peters Pool - Before and After......

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BEFORE......Douwejan Kloppenburg from Holland fishing Eagle Lake 13 years ago, a couple of years after I had it dug out, excavated and lanscaped.......

AFTER....... a more recent shot of John Gleave fishing the same swim......

Posted by Paul Selman on 08/11/2019 15:29 Categories : Famous Five - Eagle Lake & Peters Pool


Famous Five - Eagle Lake & Peters Pool - Courtesy of Wel's Catfishing Community on Facebo

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John Hague writes:

I joined this site to hopefully improve my catfish knowledge.

Last year I fished my first cat lake in France and managed 5 cats on carp gear with a pb of 59lb 12oz and lost six. After that trip I felt I was never really in control of the cats and hadn’t maximised the potential of the lake so after asking a few basic questions on this site and reading plenty of other chaps questions I felt more prepared. 

I arrived at Paul Selman's Etangs de Breton on Orchard Lake on the 20th April the lake had produced very little the previous week Paul informed me so I was very cautious and started with three 3lb test curve rods 15lb line and 25lb hooklengh and a 6 hook to try and tempt a carp. O Dear!  Three hours later 3 hook pulls and 2 breaks the cats had woke up!

Never mind I was ready for them: two newly acquired 12ft Madcat rods complete with 50 lb Armourkord hooklength and a 2 hook on 25lb Big Game line a version of Dan Tully's meat rig basically but with a boilie on were put out. These changes meant there were no more breaks of hook length again I did lose an odd catfish but only fishing days roughly 90 hours of fishing in the week had an unbelievable weeks fishing landing 43 cats which included 11 20lb plus fish, 7 30lb plus fish, 5 40lb plus fish, 4 50 lb plus fish and a new pb of 68lb.

I also managed six carp including a 35lb 4oz mirror and a stalked 36lb 4oz mirror.

I would like to say a big thankyou to all on this site who are so keen to give other anglers use of their valuable knowledge without this I wouldn’t have had such a great week.

What an amazing complex Etang de Breton is: stunning lakes with amazing fishing and fantastic owners at bargain prices.

Thanks again all, tight lines!

Posted by Paul Selman on 06/05/2019 15:57 Categories : Famous Five - Eagle Lake & Peters Pool


Famous Five - 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 : Famous Five - Eagle Lake & Peters Pool


Famous Five - 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 : Famous Five - Eagle Lake & Peters Pool


Famous Five - 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 : Famous Five - Eagle Lake & Peters Pool