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Oct 2018
Additional Stocking

Three new commons added to La Bletiere this morning. Big thank you to Sebastien for suppling them and finding us such great looking carp. All in pristine condition. A second thank you to our guests this week Peter and David for helping us with putting them in. 


Weights: 38lb, 40lb and 35lb.  






Sep 2018
September Update

First off a thank you to Lee and Cheryl, Marc and Sam and Jon who all came across from the Uk to help out for a week working on the lake and property, 200 wooden sticks were pushed in to the bed of the lake at the back bank of the lake and back filled to the existing bank. Two reasons for this are to widen the bank where many years of weather have reduced the width and also to add strength to the back of the lake, this was the first phase, and we will carry on again next year until all of the bank is finished off.

This has also allowed us to start the new stock pond to the back of the lake not too far from the main lake, all of the clay we are digging out to make this new stock pond is now being placed behind the wooden stick we have pushed in to the bed of the lake on the far bank, I would say we have moved approximately 25 tonnes to date and the job is on going.

The 2018 season is now drawing to a close with only four weeks left before we close the doors for the winter, this year it is going to be a rather different one for us, as I will be going in to Hospital in Le-Mans for an operation on my lower back, not going in to details but I will be out of action for a couple of months once I am back home, this will add some work load to Karen this winter, we have been trying to get as many jobs done as we can before I have this operation, but all being well I should be back at it again by February next year.

Season 2018 has been a good one for the lake, we have had some great carp caught of all sizes, but our largest grass carp seems to be very shy and does not want to be caught, largest common up to date is 41.7lb and Mirror 47.12lb and Grass Carp 38.10lb.

There are some bigger carp in the lake but not wanting to put in an appearance just yet, but we still have four weeks to close of play.

La Bletiere has had a good year with bookings up on the previous years since we have owned it, next season is starting to fill up as  Angling Lines are starting to book up the weeks for us, there are no plans for change next season, we will still be offering the usual benefits:

Meal Packages, Full Package, Breakfast only, or just the Evening Meals but if you chose any of them we do require notice to allow with shopping

Baits, we now stock CC-Moore Baits, Pacific Tuna and The Live System including pop-ups whafters air ball, along with a good selection of Quest Baits

Particle we make to order this must be ordered in advance to allow us to prepare and cook it for you so it is all ready on arrival

Pellets we stock and sell 9mm mix with 15mm which has been supplied by La Bletiere for the past 14 years

Tackle hire, we have a very good selection of tackle hire, please send us an e-mail with any question and we will try to help, terminal tackle we stock a small amount which is normally enough to keep you going if you forget some thing or run out.
Please take time to look at the Angling Lines web site / La Bletiere page, this will give you all an up to date idea of what La Bletiere is like.

Well I think that's about it for this month, thank you all who have been with us this year, we look forward to seeing our last guests of this season as we draw to a close, with a big thank you to many off you that have re-book to return again next season 2019.

One last bit of news, we called round to see Sebastian our Fish Farmer, he has confirmed that La Bletiere will have two new mirror carp being delivered to us on the 16th or 17th of October each fish with a weight of around 35lb each to add to our stocks.

Tight Lines All
John and Karen.







Aug 2018
August Update

Where do we start then, maybe a planned weeks working party at La Bletiere, this was all put together early 2018 as we wanted to widen and strengthen the rear bank of the lake to allow access for machinery going forward.

Lee and his partner Cheryl joined us two weeks ago for a quick holiday before the work started, oh how did we all know that the sewage out lets and pipes were going to fail from the main house to the septic tanks, All of this problem has been the result of shoddy workmanship when installed by the last owner ten years ago, you pay out good money and the work was second rate.

Pipes backed up with no out ward flow, we ended up, digging up all of the old pipes to find all the pipes were flowing back to the house and not to the tanks, this has now all been replaced by Lee, John and myself on the digger, very well assisted by Karen, this was a weeks work on its own from start to finish putting all the gardens back as they were before we started.

Then at the same time we have the work on the lake, this was to widen the back bank creating a path wide enough to drive the diggers along and at the same time put a greater amount of strength to the rear bank, this we done by pushing wooden stick in to the bed of the lake and back filling behind them to the existing bank with clay, this work was carried out by Marc, Sam, Jon on the 360 digger and Karen. This was phase one and the work will be on going as and when we have time to carry on out of season. 

The lake itself has been fishing well only two weeks ago Paul and Rhys Fisher landed 27 carp on the bank plus loosing 7 through hook pull, we have been through very hot periods of weather, which we thought might slow up the fishing during the day, yes it did a little but not as much as we thought it would, with good numbers still being landed and even better through out the night. 

Work at La Bletiere is still on going, the house is now all painted out side, Karen is on the final 20 feet of the hedge work down our access lane which will look good once completed, well done Karen this was no easy task. 

We have now added a new two man bivvy to the stocks for tackle hire, this bivy is a good size and will accommodate two people in comfort, any enquires please email me.

Last part of the 2018 season is now upon us, Guest who are waiting for the holiday to come around, but will require pellets, particle, boilies, food packages and tackle hire, please could you email me with any request to allow us time to organise what is that you require.

Last but not least a big thank you to every one who has holidayed this season at La Bletiere, along with those of you that are waiting for your week to come along, Angling Lines are as ever supporting this industry in every way, thank you all at AL.

Just wanted to say Lee, Cheryl, Jon, Marc, Sam and my wife Karen, this has been with out doubt a very hard week, with the work that every one has carried out, we do so much appreciate every thing that you have all done to help. 

Tight Lines All.

 

 



Marc
Marc

Sam
Sam



Jun 2018
June Update

We have now come to the end of June and making our way in to July, weather in June was a little unsettled to start, but at this moment in time we are in to a small heat wave with daily temperature's reaching 29 + most days, if you are visiting us in July bring plenty of sun block.

Lake and grounds maintenance is on going, with grass cutting each week, the entrance lane to La Bletiere, Karen is still clearing the hedges but can now see the end in sight, only another 100 feet to go.

Fruit trees are very heavy with fresh fruit, vegetable garden is coming on well, producing plenty of fresh vegetables each day for the guests having the meal package. 

Carp are still feeding albeit some what slower during the day due to the hot weather as would be expected, but night fishing is still producing some good quality carp.

John had to make a quick visit back to the Uk last week, this gave him the opportunity to visit CC-Moore who are our chosen bait supplier, this bait is now for sale at La Bletiere we stock Pacific Tuna and The Live System along with the relevant pop-up's, both baits seem to be producing well and the carp seem to feed well on the baits.

John will also have to make a second visit back to the UK during July, this will not effect any booking's as Karen will be at the helm and enjoying every minute of it. 







May 2018
May Update

We are well in to the new season 2018 now and the lake is producing a steady catch report, with our biggest Common landed to date at 41.7lb, and the biggest Mirror 39.1lb but there is plenty of time left with larger carp to catch this year.

This season the lake is producing higher end 30lb carp with lower numbers of 20lb carp, we do have a number of small 2 Lb + to 20 Lb carp in the lake which we are looking to net in November, to reduce the smaller carp numbers and remove the silvers, followed by an additional mix of ten larger commons and mirrors being added to the lake.

The weather in the past week or so has been very unsettled with sun, some heavy rain storms and large thunder storms, next week is forecast to stay the same, but hopefully it wont upset the lake too much and the carp keep feeding.

 
We are in the process of re-painting the out side of our house, if you are visiting us over the next couple of weeks please be aware of ladders and work tools in the vicinity of the main house.

Grass cutting is still taking place every week on-going, weather permitting and this happens on a Thursday and Friday afternoon, we do try to keep away from the lake side.

Karen is still working on the hedge row as you approach the property from the main road in, the track is a good mile long and the hedges required a good tidy up, this is on going and will take a while to complete.

Last but not least, a big thank you to you all for choosing La Bletiere, with Angling Lines for you French Carp Fishing Holiday, for every one who has been hear all ready this season, it was good to see you all, and we hope you had a great time, and for those who still have to wait for your holiday to come around, its not long now and we look forward to meeting you all soon.

 

Tight Lines All.
John and Karen.







Apr 2018
April Update

The new season has started at La Bletiere, we have had some good catch reports up to now, even though the weather can not make up its mind, we have had very wet weeks along with very sunny weeks, which has made the carping quite testing at times.

Looking ahead as long as the weather settles down, we should all have a good summer in France and the UK, the grass cutting is now back under control as the rain seems to have eased off, we are now cutting every week being Thursday and Friday afternoons, we do our best to keep any noise to a minimum, as not to disturb the fishing but to be honest the carp are not bothered by us cutting the grass. 

New Guest Decking Area; John is replacing the old decking area to the side of the Gite where the BBQ is situated, this is because the old one had started to decay after the years of use, the new one should all be finished with in a week, ready for the long summer evenings.

David and Heather were with us for a week in April, they were making a new promotional video for Le Bletiere, this is to replace the old one on the Angling Lines website, this will allow you all to put a Name to a face before you arrive at La Bletiere for your Holiday, big thank you to Heather and David for all of the work and help you have done, we are looking forward to seeing the new Web page. 

Baits; We are now stocking CC-Moore carp baits all 15mm shelf life, The Live System and Pacific Tuna are the two flavour's of boilies we have started off with, along with a good selection of pop-up's, depending on how sales go we may decide to stock other flavours going forward.

Quest baits; Boilies are still in stock, these we have a good selection of flavours, along with pop-up's glug's, and micro pellets.

Sticky baits; we have 12mm Frozen Krill in stock, approximately 20 Kg and once it is gone this will no longer be available, we have a good stock of Pop-up's, whafters and Dumbbell's plus glug still available.

Food Package; All available but please let us know in advance to allow us to shop and organise, we offer ,Breakfast, or an Evening Meal with a desert,  or the full Monty being Breakfast and evening meal with a desert. 

Tackle Hire; We hire most tackle at La Bletiere, please email us with any requests, we do have a bait boat you can hire, please ask for details.

Terminal Tackle; we stock a minimal amount but hopefully enough to help if you run out or forget to it bring with you.

Honesty Fridge; We have a fridge in the fisherman's bait room, this is an honesty fridge we stock Chocolate bars, crisps, bottled water, milk, beers, wine and much more.

FOC; We supply Carp Cots, Weigh Sling / Flotation bag's, Tripod's for weighing the Carp, and Landing net's which are optional. you can use your own as long as it is bone dry on arrival.

Big thank you to every one for choosing Angling Lines, and  La Bletiere for your French Carp fishing holiday, we look forward to seeing you all as the season rolls on.

We think that's about it for another month, days seem to go so quick when the season starts.

Tight Lines All.

John and Karen.







Mar 2018
March Update

We are now open, the 2018 season has started. Our first guests of the season, we said hello to Stuart and Daniel this week who have been fishing the lake, they have been fishing days only this week, as this is what they prefer to do. It has been a steady week with eight carp landed from 25.15lb to 32lb but they still have today to go.
 

The weather has not been very kind to them, we have had very little sun, and plenty of rain, which is again again forecast for all of next week.

Luke is arriving this Saturday to fish La Bletiere along with his family for a week's holiday, we are looking forward to seeing you all.

Well the weather is not helping at all, the rain started back at the end of October and feels like it has never stopped, we would have been looking at a lot less rain fall in the past seasons, and now be thinking of the first grass cut of the year. This we can only apologize for, we can not get any where near the grass with the tractor to cut it, it is not too long yet but could do with a cut to start the season off, so if you are with us over the next couple of weeks we recommend good waterproof foot wear.
 

Baits, we have in the past stocked Sticky Krill, Shelf Life and Frozen, we are now running the stocks down and once sold we wont re stock as the shipping costs are expensive, and we can not sell the baits to you at a reasonable price.

We do still have Sticky Glug, Pop-up's, Wafters and Dumbbell's in stock, we also stock Quest shelf life boilies, Ghurkka Spice 10mm + 16mm, Fruity Trifle 10mm + 16mm, Questrami 10mm + 16mm and Magnum White are 10mm only. along with Active Pellets, Pop-up's, and Dip's.

Frozen Boilies we have B5 Black 16mm, T1 16mm, K5 16mm in stock.

We are in conversation with Diepvries Boilies and Baitology two companies from the Netherland's who are wanting to work with us. We also have a regular Guest Lee and his partner Cheryl, Lee works with Natures Baits as a field tester and we are trying to get in to conversation with them to find out some more about supply from them, we will keep you posted on how this is developing.

 

Well I think that's about it for this month, it has gone quick it's just a shame the rain has not disappeared as well.

 

Tight Lines All,

John and Karen.

 







Feb 2018
February Update

Where to start, how about snow as we seem to have had a good covering this year, three lots over a space of three weeks, deepest being 20 inches and the last covering arrived last night but thankfully only about three inches this time. 

We think this winter has been one of the hardest and wettest we have had since moving to France and owning La Bletiere, the ground works have been very slow due to the ground either being water logged or frozen solid, which has not helped with the work program for this winter.

 

Work has all started again around the place allowing us to play catch up on projects we are a little behind with. But that’s ok as won’t take long to catch up.

Work left to do on the lake is rake out the leaves from the island end by Alan’s Swim where they tend to end up, CHAUX the ends of the lake with Auxifert, renew the bark in all three swims and replenish with new grass seed around the banks.








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