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After a succesful netting of Poppy's lake with are now busily excavating a couple of islands plus deeper area's to add more variety to the fishing. Poppy's will always be a plolific and pretty fishery but we are trying to add features that will give far more interest to the fishing than in the past. With the two new island being surrounded with deeper water and some margins also being deepened we are hoping that anglers will be encouraged to partake in a little stalking and more mobile fishing during the hot day's of summer. Work continues and regular updates and pictures can be seen on the blog at - carpdreams.wordpress.com.
Don't for get that with a price of just £500 for up to 3 anglers and £600 for 4 anglers Poppy's offers not just great fishing but also great value. Happy days !
So Facebook have been moving a few bits around, this means you won't always get to see our updates, and most importantly what's been banked at all our venues.
If you don't want to miss out on our latest news, visit our facebook page and you will see a little cog in the top right hand corner (next to the message button), click on this and then you can add us to your interest lists!
As the French Law becomes enforceable in November this year, it's wise to get prepared. Up to now we have found the Alcosense Breathalyser to be the one which is most recommended.
Here's a link for more info and how to go about getting hold of one: http://www.alcosense.co.uk/alcosense-singles.html
Danny Windust and his party had a week to remember. More PB's than you can shake a stick at!! Possibly too much info for you, but for your reference:
41 Mirror pb
16.10 Pike pb
53.14 Mirror Arthur pb
43.06 Mirror pb
37.02 Mirror pb
40.01 Mirror pb
52.06 Mirror Spike pb
15.10 Pike pb
54.06 Mirror unknown, now called "Big Bry". pb
53.14 Mirror Arthur (again) pb
15.06 Pike pb
The season is off to a flyer on the Juvanze Lakes:
Firstly, let's talk about the newcomer which is Juvanze-Blue. We've have a lot of interest in this lake, with particular interest in the early months as guys want to be the first to fish a virgin water with many unknown originals plus, of course it has also had a quality stock of Carp put in up to 55lbs.
A work party of 2 guys has just fished 3 nights (nights only) and between them they landed 22 fish from 26 runs. All, but two, were over 20lbs with 7 x 30's and a 41lb original. All fish came out of the Juvanze Specials over a bed of pellet, maize and hemp. Not bad for a short session. We're waiting for photo's, once they arrive we'll post them up.
Lake Juvanze started it's season last weekend and that's also off to a cracking start with 4 anglers on they have already banked 9 fish with the smallest being 33lbs and the largest being 42lbs and an average of 36lbs. With only 3 nights fished so far, this is pretty awesome. Again, all fish came to a bed of pellet, maize and hemp mix with either Specials or Live System on the hook. Watch out for the full round up.
For more info on Juvanze-Blue visit: http://www.carp-france.com/Venue.aspx/LakeJuvanzeBlue
For more info on Juvanze visit: http://www.carp-france.com/Venue.aspx/LakeJuvanze
Photos to follow later in the week.
We've had several people contact us regarding the New breathalyser law in France. Here is a small article we found in the Telegraph which sums it up:
Drivers planning on heading to France this summer are being reminded that they will be required by law to carry a breathalyser in their car, writes Chris Knapman. The new measure comes into effect from July 1, and applies to anybody travelling through France. It means that at minimum, they will have to carry a single-use breathalyser with them. From November, those failing to do so will be fined €11 (£9.30).
The idea is that drivers can test themselves to check whether they are over the limit before setting off, although they should note that the legal limit in France is lower than the UK - 50mg of alcohol per 100ml of blood compared with 80mg.
Motoring organisation the Institute of Advanced Motorists is advising drivers to take at least two breathalysers so that if one needs to be used there is still a spare in the car if you are stopped.
We have found the cheapest ones on Amazon for £2.82, so it's wise to pre-order. The link to the Amazon one is: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Neewer-Electronics-Accessories-DIGITAL-ALCOHOL/dp/B004BIE2T2/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1330426409&sr=8-1
We're often asked what you need to have with you when you're driving in France. As you may know, this seems to change like the wind, but here's a list of the latest required by French Law:
Vehicle Registration Document
Certificate of Motor Insurance
Letter of Permission to use the vehicle (if not registered to you)
Breathalyser conforming to NF standards
GB Sticker (Unless your vehicle reg has GB already on it)
Reflective Jacket or Waistcoat (for each occupant of the car)
Spare Bulbs Kit
Hope it helps, we've had a few guys get caught out in the past and the French don't seem to be too leenient, to say the least!