Catch Report 2015
Two local French anglers are conducting their winter campaign at our lake and have had a cracking December. The weather is mild at the moment here with sunny blue skies during the day and temperatures in single figures during the night. They are using a variety of ready made boilies over a bed of hemp.
They started on 6 December and Steven had a lovely 32lb mirror. Their next visit was for the weekend of 19 December and Steven caught a 33lb mirror and Franck a 37.5lb mirror. Much to our surprise, they said that they wanted to fish over Christmas and arrived on Christmas Eve afternoon and departed on Sunday at lunchtime. We visited them on Christmas Day with mince pies and Ratafia (a fortified wine). During this session Franck caught four mirrors and a common. These were between 24 and 30lb. Steven caught a mirror at 33lb.
"Christmas break brace"
Father and son duo, Franck and Steven Perardot, fished the weekend of 19 and 20 December and had a beautiful mirror carp each. Steven's was 33lb and Franck's was 37.5lb.
Both men fished from the jetty in front of the chalet and used a variety of ready mades over a bed of prepared hemp.
What do you do when you own a carp fishing lake in France and you have a night off? Exactly, you wet a line and not without success. We both had a 30+ lbs fish during the night.
August 2015 Sander de BrasemKoning
There he was again; Sander came over from the Netherlands to assist Barry and Yve with some miscellaneous lake maintenance jobs. Besides that he tries to wet a line or two whenever he has the chance resulting in some beautiful mirror carp. You sure know how to catch them Sander, well done!!!
August 2015 Brian (ProLine)
August was a great month looking at the fish catches and growth rate of our carp and the lake is really kicking into gear. ProLine sponsored angler Brian visited us for a short week, fishing most of our swims for a day or two and had some great results as the pictures below show you.
Yet again we noticed that our lake boilies did the damage landing some stunning looking mirrors and commons.
Work party July 2015
At the beginning of the month July we were happily surprised by a visit of some of our friends from our syndicate water in England. On this occasion Matt also made the long trip down from Austria to have a look at our new venue. The guys worked very hard on the shower block and to shape the lake ready for the start of the season. Guys many thanks for all your hard work and we are truly blessed with having you as our friends.
..and back she goes
Another stunning common
The long common
Bar of Gold
Pristine common carp
We had three local men from Sauvage Magny fish the night of the 10th November as it was a bank holiday in France (Armistice Day) and all three were succesful.
Florian Kesler had a mirror of 14kg/31lbs on 11/11/2015 during the day from the "House" swim. Franck Perardot had a 15kg/33lbs mirror during the night of 10/11/2015 and fished from the jetty.
Steven Perardot had a 14.5kg/32lb common during the night of 10/11/2015 from the "House" swim.
They used an assortment of boilies and sweetcorn. During the day of 11/11/2015 the family of Franck and Steven joined the party and Barry and Yve were invited to join them for their family BBQ for lunch.