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Woody's Hooked in France New Owners

08/10/2018

 Welcome to Woody's - Hooked in France  We are to announce that we are the new owners from September 2018. We are Simon and Kyrsteen and we hope we can follow on the good work that Alan has done as ballif over the last 10 years. ....more


Woody's Hooked in France NEW SEASON STARTS

19/03/2012

OUR FIRST 2 WEEKS HAS SEEN 50 FISH BANKED INCLUDING OUR FIRST 50LB CARP, PLUS 48LB , 44LB. WHEN YOU THINK THAT THE FIRST WEEK THE LADS COULD ONLY DO 3 DAYS ITS NOT A BAD START, THE LAKE IS JUST STARTING TO BLOOM WITH TREE'S BUDDING AND THE REEDS GROWING FAST, IT SHOULD'NT BE LONG  BEFORE IT IS ....more


Woody's Hooked in France NEW SEASON

03/03/2012

  After weeks of backbreaking work around the lake(its an easy life running a fishery),cutting back banks,reeds,tree's,brambles,tidying up the swims,fitting new weigh posts,putting 5 tonnes of siltex in the lake,raking leaves from the lake bed,our first guests arrived After just 1hr after set ....more


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Netting

08/10/2018

 We plan to net the lake fully over 2 days in December to stock take and reference our stock. Look out for updates   ....more


Odd Scale

08/10/2018

 BIG Joe had an amazing week beating his personal best numerous times.  The best being this immaculate common know as Odd Scale at 62lbs.   ....more


PREMIER BAITS

08/10/2018

 We are committed to our fish having quality bait for their health and continued growth.  Premier baits are available on site at very competitive prices.  ....more

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*** ARRIVAL TIME IS 1PM AND DEPARTURE TIME IS AT 10AM ***
Please respect this! We need time to ensure everything is clean  
 

The Premier Fishery in France

Les Montautiers is an established quality Carp fishery located in central Normandy with an existing stock of immaculate Carp of all varieties. The beautiful 5 acre lake is over 350 years old and is bordered by mature oak trees and traditional French poplars. There are many features including two islands, overhanging trees, reeds, bays, several sets of pads and a large channel between the islands and numerous hidden plateaux.

Les Montautiers is a perfect destination for anglers of all abilities, whether it is your first trip to France or you are a seasoned experienced traveller looking for that fish of a lifetime. Hooked in France provides first class on-site facilities hosted by a friendly owners Simon and Kyrsteen who are always on hand to offer advice and tips to ensure that all our guests enjoy their stay.

Please note: Non-anglers are charged at £75 per person per week.

 

  • Lake size: 5 acres
  • Swims: 4 (2 of which are double swims)
  • Depth: 2' 6" going to over 7 foot
  • Carp stock: Grassies, mirrors and commons up to 67lb
  • Other fish: Roach, perch, pike over 30lb, catfish. No poisson chat or crayfish
  • Lake bed: Silt, gravel and clay
  • Features: Overhanging trees, two islands, lily pads, gullies and plateaus
  • Access: By car to parking area. Vehicle access is only possible to one swim. Spacious foot access possible around the entire lake
  • Night fishing: Yes
  • Boats allowed?: Our boat is only to be used when absolutely necessary. Lifejacket MUST be worn
  • Bait boats allowed?: Yes
  • Distance from ports: 
    • Caen - 2.5 hours ***this route has an ideal overnight crossing and no tolls***
    • St Malo - 1.5 hours
    • Calais - 5 hours
    • Dieppe - 4 hours
    • Cherbourg - 2.5 - 3 hours
    • Le Havre - 3 hours

 

Les Montautiers is approximately 5 acres amongst land of 6.5 acres. It is stream and spring fed ensuring good quality water throughout the year.

The banks offer easy access to the water, and the swims have been designed to drain in even the wettest conditions. No wellies required. Swims have been generously constructed to accommodate even the largest two man bivvies with room to spare. Three of the swims have been designed as double swims, allowing sociable fishing for 6 anglers which ensures an exclusive, quiet and non pressured experience.

Fish Stock
Les Montautiers was initially stocked in the winter of 1998-'99 with 130 fish. Most of these were low to mid twenties with a good head of thirties and a sprinkling of forties. Then again in the winter of 2001-'02 more quality fish were added to the lake. 

We currently have 2 known 60s and 2 to 350s to go for and around 25 40s as backup!

A further stocking in early 2004 is further proof of the dedication and commitment of the previous owners by adding quality Carp as part of an ongoing stocking strategy for a brilliant and unforgettable catch.
 

Drive and Survive holiday it may be, but the reality of it is that we do provide a number of creature comforts that will make your stay more comfortable.

Our Anglers Lodge acts as a meeting place for our guests to swap tales of fish caught and provides a place for catching up on the UK news and sports via Sky TV.

The bathroom and shower facilities are right next door, giving you the opportunity to freshen up before breakfast and dinner.

Dining

The dining area seats up to 6 people and is often used as a gathering point for a beer or to catch up on the sports news from the Sky TV provided free of charge.

Bathroom and shower

The Anglers bathroom is located conveniently next to the Anglers Lodge. It features a hot shower, towel warmers, sink and English toilet.

 

For €130* per angler per week, we provide an excellent food package consisting of a full English Breakfast with fresh bread in the morning and a tea or coffee, and a hearty homemade evening meal at around 6pm on every day of your stay.

*Due to the increasing cost of food in France, we will be changing the food package price to 140€. This will come into effect from the start of the 2019 season.


Breakfast (sorry, but there is no full English on your departure day)
Fried egg, bacon, sausages, beans, tomatoes, fresh French bread, tea/coffee/fruit juice
Continental breakfast available on request

***New*** if you don't want to leave your rods during the morning bite times we now offer breakfast baguettes delivered to your swim  

Saturday
Lasagne, wedges and salad

Sunday
Roast chicken, roast potatoes, steamed vegetables, gravy

Monday
Pork chops, chips and peas

Tuesday
Sausage and mash, fried onions and steamed veg

Wednesday
Spaghetti bolognese and garlic bread

Thursday
Cottage pie and steamed veg

Friday
Chicken and rice, served with French bread  

Please note - some meals are subject to change. We are more than happy to cater around allergies/intolerances, but please tell us on the Saturday of your arrival.

Sandwich or baguette + crisps or chocolate + can of soft drink: 4€ - please order this either the day before, or at breakfast time  

Soft drinks and chocolate available throughout the day

Hooked in France is dedicated to only using quality baits and therefore provide a stock in our on-site shop at affordable prices. Fresh frozen boilies can be purchased in 1kg bags and carp pellets are available in any quantity you require. Purchases may be made in £ Sterling or Euros.

Bait prices (Euros preferred)

Premier Baits

The lincs and Super indian Boilies (1kg Bags): £7.00 per kg 

Coopens pellet: £2.50 per kg
Prepared hemp: £3.50 per kg (minimum 5kg)
Prepared mixed particle: £2.50 per kg
Prepared maize: £2.00 per kg (minimum 5kg)

MAD baits

£6 a kilo  

 

Lake Offers

Lake Special - £50
5kg of MAD boilies
5kg of Coopens pellet
5kg of particle mix

Lake Special 2 - £55
5kg of premier boilies
5kg of coopens pellet
5kg of particle mix

 

Leads and hooks are available on site  More tackle will be available soon  

Bait Boat Hire
Pro cat
£80 per week (£100 per week if sharing)

 

RT4 by Carplounge 

£130 per week (£150 if sharing). 

Bait spiral hire allows you to spread bait £30 per week.

Deeper Pro that fits rt4 £25 a week  

 

Delkim Plus txi bite alarms

£50 a week for 3 alarms and receiver.

ARMO bivvy mk 1

2 man avaiable for £50 a week with or without wrap  

POWAPACS

These have a massive capacity with 4 USB outputs and an AC out can run a laptop with a standard plug.  Hire for £20 and recharged for free.

 

A set of Century rods and Shimano bait runner reels can also be hired.

 

A deposit is required which will be returned when you return a clean and working boat/tackle.

Dogs Allowed Tackle Hire Available 6 Food Package Available Bait Available Exclusive Booking Available 1.5 67lbs book now compare

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29/04/2018

Best weeks fishing ever, pb's broken by both of us multiple times! ....more


14/04/2018

quite wet and cold but good fishing ....more


10/03/2018

very cold week but very good fishing ....more


07/04/2018

3rd time here and still enjoy it more every time ....more


17/03/2018

bitterly cold but still managed 13 carp up to 43lb ....more

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