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June Cancellation Week On Poplars Lake

17/03/2017

Due to cancellation we have a vacancy on the lovely Poplars lake for 17th June to 24th June. Good accommodation in a lakeside mobile home with two bedrooms and with all mod cons (you can fish from it) exclusive lake use, fishing for carp to 45lbs, cats to 120lbs.
As the deposit has been paid we can offer this week for just £500.
Contact us quickly if you want this week!

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Top-Up Carp Stocking 2017

18/01/2017

We have been out to the Bigot Fish Farm today to select some top up fish for all five of our lakes in readiness for the 2017 season.
It has been a bitterly cold day here with a harsh wind hitting the surface of the holding ponds and the scales which took weighing the fish accurately longer than normal.
We purchased a good number of carp from 20lb up to around 37lb and these have been spread around the complex with all mirrors save for one common which went into Peter's Pool. The two largest fish went into Poplars and Birch (I think!), but all waters saw good carp introduced.
I think old Laurent was knackered by the end of the delivery!
We are sure our anglers will enjoy catching these stunning top up fish in the coming season.
 

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Andy fishes three lakes, banks three personal bests!

04/10/2016

Regulars Andy O'Brien and his wife Paddy from Wigan visit the complex for four weeks every season and have done so for several years.

On their latest trip they started their fishing on Poplars Lake where they had a great catch of carp and cats, with Andy landing a new personal best Wels' of 70lbs. Sorry about the quality of the picture, but Andy had a bad back which made it impossible for him to pick up the hefty fish.

After their week on Poplars, Andy and Paddy moved up to the two lake venue Eagle Lake and Peters Pool. Here Andy landed a stalked 33lb personal best common from Peter's Pool on sweetcorn, then banked a beautiful new personal best mirror carp of 40lbs from Eagle Lake on boilies!

Three lakes fished, three pb's landed!

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August 2016 Cancellation Week Available

29/07/2016

Due to cancellation we now have the week 13/8/2016 available on Poplars Lake for a one-off late booking price of £400 as the deposit has been paid.

The lake is suitable for up to three carp anglers or the small family.

There is comfortable lakeside mobile home accommodation with mains electric and all mod cons. It is possible to fish from the mobile home!

The lake contains many carp to 45lbs, plus Wels' catfish well in excess of 100lbs.
Contact us quickly here if you want this cancellation week!

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Top Up Carp Top Up Stocking for the 2016 Season

22/12/2015

Every year we add a few more big carp to give our Poplars clients some new fish to target.

Yesterday we added some new fish including this great mirror at 44lbs and also a superb common of just over 40lb.

We still have some good dates left for next season on a water that also contains several Wels' catfish over 100lbs with a lake record of 120lbs.

There is comfortable lakeside mobile home accommodation (you can fish from it) for three carp anglers or the small family.

 

 

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March Cancellation Week Available

07/01/2013

Due to cancellation we now have the 23/3/2013 - 30/3/2013 available on Poplars Lake.

Cost is £550 in total for exclusive use of this popular 2.5 acre carp and cat lake, the stock pond and the lakeside mobile home for up to three carp anglers or the small family. The lake has just benefitted from a top-up stocking of 35lb plus carp to add the existing excellent head of big fish.

Get in touch with us quickly if you are interested in booking this week!
 

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Lake Top-Up Stocking

13/12/2012

Poplars Lake has had a top-up of 30lb fish in readiness for the 2013 season.

Here are the three biggest stocked with one at 17kg (37lb) and two at 16kg (35lb). We hope to stock one or two more 30lb fish in the spring.

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103lbs Wels is new Personal Best!

04/04/2012

Carp-france.com client Al Sprought landed a 103lb Wels' catfish from Poplars Lake this evening after a titanic battle on carp gear.

Al took his new pb Wels' and first fish from the lake on House pellet!

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Top Up Carp Stocking

25/01/2012

The popular venue Poplars Lake has received a top up of carp for the new season to add to the already impressive list of carp it contains.

Pictured here are the four biggest of the batch. The common weighs 38lbs and the mirrors 38lbs, 37lbs and 36lbs.

There are odd weeks free in 2012 on Poplars which has produced carp to 46lbs and cats to 120lbs.

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August Personal Bests!

28/08/2011

It has been another month of personal bests on Poplars Lake.

First up, was Mike Smith with a personal best mirror of 41lb, followed up with mirrors of 36lb, 33lb and 32lb plus several twenties all caught in between touring the area.

Next was Lee Hallams party who all caught good carp and cats. Kyle Taylor had the biggest fish with his first ever cat being a new personal best of 70lb on luncheon meat! Daz Bray also banked a first and new pb cat of 53lbs.

Regular Kevin O'Shea from South Wales was unlucky in losing six monster cats but still managed a new personal best of 68lbs also on luncheon meat. Kevins friend Gregg also had several cats, with a new personal best cat of 28lbs, plus a mirror of 30lbs caught on his last night.

Photos: Kyle Taylor with his new pb of  70lbs and Daz Bray with his new pb of 53lbs.

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Jamie and Jack Leave Poplars with Four new PB's

22/07/2011

Fishing from 9th Julty to 16 July, father and son Jack and Jamie Cottee broke their personal bests several times during their stay and left the lake well happy with three new personal bests!

Dad Jack had a new personal best mirror of 37lb 8oz and another of 34lb 5oz. Jack also had his first-ever catfish at 14lb 4oz.

Son Jamie banked a new personal best and his first forty mirror at 40lb 1oz, then came close again with a mirror of 39lb 14oz. He also had a common of 12lb 3oz, a ghost common of 15lb 15oz, and to top all that his first ever cat and new personal best of 70lb!

Jamie commented: "I'd like to say a big thank you to Paul and Hazel, great week of fishing. Hazel's food was brilliant. Looking forward to coming next year!'

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5 Personal bests in a week!

29/05/2011

Nigel and Keith fishing 21st May to 28th May: Catch Report.

Mirrors: 19lb 9oz, 12lb 7oz, 33lb 14oz (pb for Keith), 34lb 7oz, (pb for Keith), 36lb 8oz (pb for Keith) 33lb 6oz, 39lb (pb for Nigel).

Commons: 13lb, 19lb 7oz.

Wels' catfish: 29lb, 14lb, 12lb, 62lb (pb for Keith).

Comments: boilie over pellet under trees. Yet again another peaceful and enjoyable week. Five PB"s landed. Fishing got better as the week progressed. See you for a repeat in a few weeks!

 

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120lb RECORD CATFISH

17/06/2009
Andy McHale from Hull, has landed this week a personal best and Poplars and complex record Wels’ catfish of 120lbs.

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21 PB's!

31/07/2006
Visiting anglers to Birch and Poplars Lake have recorded no less than 21 new personal bests in the last four weeks! Highlight catches from Birch Lake include new personal bests for second-time visitors Damon Allen and Stuart Woods. Damon banked a catfish of 66lb 8oz - a new Birch record Wels' - whilst Stuart Woods landed a personal best common carp of 31lb and a p.b. mirror of 36lb. Also scoring on Birch was Alan Taylor from Cambridgeshire with a common of 30lb and a 65lb monster cat breaking his p.b.'s out of sight. Alan's party also managed to catch several nice Birch carp off the surface - the first time this method has succeeded at the venue! Highlight catches on Poplars include a new lake record, complex record and a personal best Wels' catfish of 85lb to Dean Southall of West Bromwich. Dean landed his awesome fish on a pork pie! He then followed that up with another of 78lb, this time on black pudding! Not content with that Dean landed also landed a personal best mirror of 32lb. Dean's wife, Sharon, landed a new p.b. Wels' of 70lb on the same trip - the biggest cat ever landed by a lady angler at Etangs de Breton! The Southall family are regular visitors, and have already re-booked for two weeks with us next year! Brian Swinyard and Maureen Swinyard from London are also regular visitors, and in a two week stay Brian caught several carp from Birch up to a new best of 35lb 12oz mirror, then beat that with a 36lb mirror from Poplars Lake! When Trevor Davies from Stockport arrived at Poplars Lake he had never, ever fished or caught a carp. Following some quick tuition, Trevor was soon into a fish, landing a personal best and first-ever carp of 22lb, catching several other carp in his day-only sessions culminating in a new p.b. mirror of 24lb. Well done, Trevor!

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