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Oct 2019
Winter is around the corner;

Bonjour All

 

It is starting to feel a bit like winter and with it just around the corner we have started to clear ready for the new 2020 season,

Pictures are the filling up of the new stock pond, this we hope should be ready to start using by the start of the new season, it is fed by the large lake and if it ever fills to the top it has two overflow pipes to keep the level safe.

The back bank of the lake and the overview up the lake taken this morning whilst checking the oxygen levels as i do every morning,

Clearing of the land to the back of the trout stream and next to the new stock pond, this area we hope to grass over going forward,

We Cut the grass yesterday and just thinking how many times we will have left to cut this year,

Then thats me with the beard ready for winter.

 

Tight Lines All,

 

John n Karen.



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Sep 2019
Quick catch up

Bonjour All

News from La Bletiere for the past couple of weeks, Fishing has been steady with Paul and Rhys Fisher landing 35 carp up to 43.04Lb for last week, well done to you both with a new PB for Paul at 43.04Lb. This carp is called Cyclops as she only has one eye, normally put in an appearance a couple of times a season.

Picture of Paul with his new PB below. 

Two weeks ago we had guests Wendy, Alan and Brother Ian, a first for us as they came to France by Train with out fishing tackle and hired all the tackle from La Bletiere (except terminal tackle, this they brought with them), we hired all the tackle to them shelters rods alarms etc.

They split the week in to days out sight seeing and days spent by the lake fishing (No night fishing) a great week had by all.

Summer has now been and gone and Autum has just started today, night will draw in days a little bit shorter, we are just starting to see the Puff Ball Mushrooms that grow in the woods at La Bletiere along with all the other type of Mushrooms that grow wild in France, we are very lucky here, if you look close enough around La bletiere you will see the wild herds that grow, which we use in the kitchens.

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New Stockpond, Sebastion our fish farmer is returning this month to finish off this project for us, then we can allow the water to flow in to and fill the new pond with water, once the water has settled and been allowed to rest we can then start to place smaller carp in to it to allow them to grow on before returning them to the larger lake.

That's about it for the quick catch up,

Tight Lines All John N Karen.



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Aug 2019
Latest News from La Bletiere

 

Hello to you All

Fishing this season has been good dispite the un-settled weather, April this year we were in to some very hot weather, hot enough to have a number of carp spawn, this went on for a couple of days before the weather turned cold and stopped the spawning, on and off the carp spawned another three times and the last ones being in August.

In terms of lake management, we have now added the Crushed Oyster shell to the lake this year over a number of months, this will harden the bed of the lake whilst at the same time it will start to filter the water resulting in a cleaner lake and more settled PH levels, the levels at the moment are reading 7.6 which is very good given the hot weather and the time of year.

New Stock Pond is now well under way, we have finished the dig and main ground work to the new pond off which is situated to the back of the main lake and the other side of the Trout stream, the lake will fill with water from the main lake and then back out in to the very far stream keeping a constant feed and level to the stock pond, Sebastion our Fish Farmer has taken on the build and will be back in September to finish off the burm and then the pond can be filled ready for next season.

Plans are to reduce numbers of smaller carp below 20Lb from the main lake and place them in to the new stock pond, this will allow the larger carp to grow on in the main lake, and once the carp have grown to 20Lb and above in the stock pond they can be returned back to the main lake, or sold on to other lakes.

Work party week in July, Marc Kelly Sam Leah and Jonathan were here to help with the weeks work carried out on the lake, this was a hard weeks work given the hot weather, a big thank you for all of the help given. The plan was to carry on pushing the wooden stake in to the bed of the lake to the back bank then back fill the void with the mud and clay from the new stock pond. Reasons for this were to add strengh to the bank and widen out the bank allowing access for the tractor to drive around the back of the lake. This has been an on going project for two seasons now with one season left to finish it off, to date we have pushed 1000 wooden stakes in and we have around another 300 left to complete the whole back bank.

Catch reports this year have been steady this season with some very good size carp being landed, the newer stocked carp from four years ago have started to grow on now and the average weight are 30Lb and upwards, the largest landed this season up to date is a 44.06Lb common and a 47.08Lb Mirror, but there is still eight weeks left for this season so it could all change.

Thats about it for this catch up news report, but we will try to up-date every month going forward.


John and Karen.



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Apr 2019
March Newsletter.
Bonjour All March 2019 News Letter; This news letter I have deliberately left to send until April as this is the first week of the new 2019 season, this week we see Paul Kim and Rhys who are returning guests to La Bletiere and our first guests of this year, we look forward to seeing you all on Saturday. We have just finished the last couple of jobs that were left to do and all is now ship shape and ready for the new season. Grass cutting we cut for the first time last week and will now be on going right through-out the season, we tend to cut on a Thursday and Friday weather permitting and try not to disturb you too much whilst this is going on. New wood chip bark has now been placed in all of the swims, this was only done yesterday giving it a couple of days to settle before the first guests arrive. Karen has been away on business and visiting friends and family in the UK for a week, she asked me before she went if I could build her a small decking over looking the gardens and lake, where the old Lime tree was that we cut down, this I have now done and is all finished, and has been nick named Karen's wine deck, needless to say a good sunny place to sit watching the sun sink with a good glass of wine. Whilst Karen was away a good friend called Marc came over to help me with some job's, one of the job's was an on-going project scattering crushed Oyster shell in to the lake from the boats, this will help to keep the lake clean as the shells will help by reacting with phosphorus and nitrogen to help remove any algal blooms giving a better clarity of water, this system is being used in some lakes in the UK and we thought it would be a good idea to do the same at La Bletiere given the hot summers we get here. Stock pond is on going and should be finished by the end of July by our fish farmer Sebastian, in the mean time Karen is carrying on with the clearing of the grounds. Swims; Our swims come equipped with a Carp Cot, Flotation / Weigh Sling, Tripod to Weigh The Carp, and a Landing Net, Bucket and a Dustbin, if you prefer to bring your own Landing Nets this is all ok but they must be bone dry, and please dip them in our disinfectant tank on arrival. Particle and Pellets; Please could you remember to drop me a quick email with any requirements for Particle dry mix (4Kg before cooking makes a large bucket full) as I make this to order and it has to be soaked before cooking, Pellets 8Kg buckets (mixed 9mm + 15mm) if you let me know I will also have them ready for you on arrival. Boilies; We stock CC-Moore The Live System and Pacific Tuna (Shelf Life) baits can be bought on arrival, we also stock a good selection of Quest baits (Shelf Life) Whafters, Dumbells, Pop-Up's. Tackle Hire; We hire Rod sets to include pods alarms and reels, bed chairs, carp chairs, Bivys 1 man or 2 man, Storm shelters, Lake Reaper Bait boat, Food Packages; Full Food Package, Evening Meal Only, Breakfast Only, all are available on request but please book in advance to allow Karen the time to shop. Terminal Tackle; We do stock a minimal amount of terminal tackle if you run out or forget to bring some thing with you. Most questions, if you have any can be answered on the Angling Lines web page / La Bletiere, pricing for tackle hire, food package and baits, with a list of the lake rules, if you require any further help please just email us. So I think that's about it for the March News Letter, we would just like to say a big thank you to all new and returning Guests for booking La Bletiere for your French Carp Fishing Holiday, also to Angling Lines for the continued help and support they give to us all. Tight Lines All. John and Karen. ​





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.  


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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.



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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.

 

 



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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. 



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