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September 2018 weeks now available!

02/11/2017

The weeks 1/9/2018 and 8/9/2018 are now available on the extremely popular and normally fully booked Orchard Lake.

Contact us quickly if you want either or both of these weeks!

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Last Week of the 2017 Season Still Available on Orchard Lake

19/07/2017

The last week of the season is still available on the normally fully booked Orchard Lake.
This is from 28/10 - 4/11.
This prolific two acre water has a swim side cabin with all mod cons suitable for two carp anglers, a couple or the small family. Well behaved dogs are welcome.
October/early November is normally a mild period in this part of France, but you cannot rule out some rain at this time of year, but you will have the cabin to retreat to and fish from if it does.
At this time of year the carp come to the fore as they feed up prior to the winter, although you will also catch odd large catfish and sturgeon.
As it is the last week of the season we are offering this week for just £500 - £100 off.

Contact us quickly if you want this week!

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Rare cancellation week available on w/c 6th May 2017.

07/04/2017

Due to cancellation we have a rare cancellation week available on the fully booked and very desirable Orchard Lake for w/c May 6th 2017.

As the deposit has been paid and it is short notice we can offer this week for only £500 for two carp anglers or the small family.

One of the most comfortable lakes to fish in France with it's fully equipped swim-side cabin, the lake has been fishing very well every week so far with multiple catches of carp, sturgeon and cats.

Contact us quickly  on here if you want this week!

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New Orchard Lake Big Mirror

16/12/2014
We have slipped a stunning 45lb plus mirror into Orchard for the regulars to target. A high percentage of carp and anglers return year after year to Orchard so will appreciate a new big carp in the lake to go for. Here is a pic of this awesome beast!

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Lady Angler Lands Lake Record Wel's

23/10/2014

Virginia Chamberlain from London had a great October stay at the popular Orchard Lake. Virginia started the week with a new personal best Wels' of 58lbs, however a couple of days later she eclipsed even that with a huge cat of 61lbs. This is a new Orchard Lake and Ladies Record Wels' catfish. Virginia also landed three nice carp to over 24lbs in the same session.

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REMAINING AVAILABILITY 2014 SEASON

06/06/2014

There are only two weeks available on Orchard Lake this season, which happen to be the last two weeks - w/c 18/10 and w/c 25/10. Normal price is £550 but we are reducing these remaining two weeks by £50 so total cost is just £500. This beautiful prolific lake with its lakeside cabin is perfect for two carp anglers or the small family to enjoy. Contact us quickly if you want either week, or both!

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New Common Carp Record

11/05/2014

Denise Spencer from Newquay, Cornwall, has landed a new personal best, lake record and Ladies record common carp from Orchard at 37lbs 12ozs. She also caught cats to 32lbs and sturgeon, whilst husband Michael had cats to 40lbs plus and a number of good carp. Orchard Lake is very popular with couples as the comfortable cabin is just a few yards from the main swims. Bookings are being taken for 2015 now!

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Brace of personal bests for Shelly Withers

24/09/2013

Mike Fagan and Shelly Withers made their second trip of the season to their favourite Orchard Lake last week and amassed a total of 43 fish.

Specialist Nurse Practitioner and keen lady angler, Shelly, from Epsom, Surrey, banked a total of 21 fish made up of carp, cats and sturgeon.

This trip she landed a new personal best Wels' catfish at 42lbs plus another at 38lbs. She also caught numerous carp, mainly upper twenties but also a new personal best in the shape of a superb common of 30lbs 9ozs, plus a couple of sturgeon.

Successful tactic, as always on Orchard, was fishing at range to the far margins with pellet and  boilies with a bait boat.

Needless to say, the couple have already booked again for 2014!

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Alan Lobley Amongst the Big Cats!

13/09/2012

Alan and Judy Lobley from Dewsbury, Yorkshire, come every year for two weeks in September to Orchard and this year Alan has been amongst the cats which are getting bigger with each passing year.

So far he's had his best cat from the lake yet with a 51lb 4oz specimen, plus back-up cats of 40lb and two 39lb fish, with the big moggie falling to livebait. He's also had sturgeon to 18lb and numerous carp to 27lbs.

With two nights left of his holiday Alan is now hoping to bank the 100-150lb Wels' we know the water contains!

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Lake Record Wel's Landed!

08/07/2012

Londoner David Fiske banked eight cats last week from Orchard Lake, including this lake record Wels' of 58lbs - a real solid-looking fish.

Big cat man David fished live baits caught from the lake on dumbell rigs. He also landed two different 40lb cats and several double figure sturgeon.

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Great September Stay For Alan

25/09/2011

Alan Lobley from Dewsbury had a great September stay at Orchard Lake with a total of 54 fish landed!

Here is Alan's catch report:

Mirrors: 19lbs, 19lbs 12ozs, 29lbs 2ozs, 19lbs 12ozs, 21lbs 2ozs, 16lbs 4ozs, 29lbs, 26lbs 6ozs, 23lbs, 21lbs 8ozs, 32lbs, 19lbs 10ozs, 27lbs, 19lbs 7ozs, 19lbs 12ozs, 16lbs 6ozs, 13lbs 4ozs, 23lbs 4ozs, 21lbs 3ozs, 21lbs 2ozs, 16lbs 5ozs, 21lbs, 19lbs 6ozs, 24lbs 6ozs, 22lbs 3ozs, 16lbs 10ozs, 20lbs 8ozs, 25lbs 8ozs, 24lbs 9ozs.

Commons: 13lbs 12ozs, 10lbs 15ozs, 16lbs 15ozs, 10lbs 4ozs, 12lbs 3ozs, 16lbs, 10lbs 2ozs, 11lbs 8ozs.

Wels catfish: 17lbs, 40lbs, 35lbs 10ozs, 38lbs 2ozs, 40lbs 10ozs plus six kittens.

Sturgeon: 17lbs, 16lbs 8ozs, 17lbs, 16lbs 8ozs, 17lbs, 15lbs 2ozs.

Alan commented: "I used inline leads and both bottom baits and live baits for cats. Scopex Squid Liver  and lots of  Paul's pellets both sides/margins of the lake and either side of island for the carp. As always made welcome by Hazel and Paul - see you again next year!"


 

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Catch Report: Orchard Lake 7/4 - 16/4

17/04/2011

Dave Lawson (only fished dawn till dusk)

Mirrors: 31lb 8oz, 19lb, 28lb, 32lb, 22lb 4oz, 21lb 8oz, 26lb, 21lb, 22lb, 21lb 8oz, 19lb 8oz, 21lb 8oz, 25lb, 22lb, 20lb 8oz, 23lb, 2lb 12oz, 25lb 8oz, 21lb.

Commons: 16lb, 18lb 8oz.

Wels' catfish: 33lb, 8lb (removed), 10lb, 6lb (removed), 33lb, 12lb, 41lb, 6lb (removed), 19lbs 8oz, 7lb, 6lb, 5lb (removed).

Sturgeon: 16lb.

 

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Orchard Lake Catch Report

02/04/2011

Orchard Lake - 02 04 2011

Richard Wright (Single Angler)

Mirrors: 22lbs 6ozs, 27lbs 14ozs, 34lbs 4ozs, 28lbs 6ozs, 23lbs 12ozs (linear), 10lbs, 27lbs 4ozs, 21lbs 6ozs, 15lbs, 26lbs 9ozs.

Common: 10lbs.

Wels' catfish: 38lbs 11ozs, 10lbs, 18lbs 6ozs.

Sturgeon: 18lbs, 12lbs.

 

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