By browsing our site you agree to our use of cookies. You will only see this message once.
You can view our cookie policy here.


Bletiere
2.5
46lb
3
4
6
2h 14m Caen


News at Bletiere

News Reports:
Showing 1 - 8 of 228
Sort By:
Per Page:

‹‹123456...29


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.







Jan 2018
January Update

Happy New Year to you all, we hope you have all had a good Christmas and are well in to this year's activities.

We have now turned the corner with the weather, the wet and stormy weather has calmed down, we wont say gone away but for now given us a respite.

This has now given us the chance to carry on with the jobs we started before Christmas and before the bad winds and rain moved in, the grass is still very wet and the ground is not yet hard enough to use the plant and machinery on, but given a couple of weeks we should be ok.

 

Karen has finished off the bank clearing around Alan's swim, all is now ready with an additional step each side to make access safer for all. All of the swims will have fresh new bark added just before the first guests of this season. The work carries on around the rest of the lake as the banks are drying out, the two Poplar trees left to log up in the wood's we will get to as soon as we can.

 

Gite maintenance, this year we have replaced the front door to the Gite, as existing guests know it was a little bit quirky, as in hard to shut and once shut would open on its own, albeit a modern door it had to go, and I have now replaced it with a new double glazed one. 

 

The mild winter and constant amount of rain we have had will have refreshed the lake right through, the three springs would have been at full flow right through the winter ongoing, the Carp have been fed on Particle every other day since we close back in November and we will carry on feeding until we open in March for the new season.

 

Bookings this year have gone well up to now, we do still have a couple of week's free this season, and if any of you are interested please contact Angling Lines direct, or go on line and have a look at the Angling Lines Web Site.







Jan 2018
December Update

Hello to you all, so that was Christmas as they say and we hope you all had a great time, receiving lots of new fishing tackle ready for the new 2018 season.

December was a wet and cold month which stopped work around the grounds as it was just too wet to use any machinery safely, Karen kept on clearing around the banks, leaving just about 80 feet to clear from around all three swims to finish.

We suffered some damage again from the very high winds, it brought down a couple of trees and damaged a couple more, giving me just reason to cut the damaged ones down adding to the log pile for the burners.

We have had a delivery of wooden stakes from Sebastian, these have all now been pointed at one end, we shall use these to widen the path around the back of the lake, by means of pushing them in to the lake bed with the digger, and back filling in behind them to the bank with clay and a mud mix. This will work in two ways first a wider bank by a foot, and secondly creating a stronger rear bank where required, we will only do this marginal improvement in the places where we feel it is required.

Additional fish added to the lake - we have added 12 x pike and 15 x perch. They are a good size to grow on and our plan is they will reduce the number of silvers in the lake natures way. We do already have an exisiting stock of Pike, Perch and Black Bass, and with these additions too we hope to control the silvers better.

Couple of pictures attached of the pike and perch we added, the wood stick for use on the back bank, and a water colour painting of Lee and one of the common carp he caught from our lake, which was painted for him by his partner Cheryl as a Christmas present.

 

New Year 2018, we would like to wish all of our guests a Happy New Year 2018, we look forward to meeting every one in the New Year, some returning guests from seasons gone by and new guests that have not stopped with us at La Bletiere, it is going to be a great season.

 

Tight Lines All.
John and Karen.







Nov 2017
November Update

Hello to you all from a very cold and frosty France,

We started off this week with dry but cold weather, which has turned in to quite a cold snap with snow. We have been working around the lake and grounds trying to get on despite the weather, Karen has now all but finished the back bank of the lake this should all be done by next weekend.

The sand bags have been placed over the rocky surface around Sugar's swim, this is to help reduce any damage to the Carp when landing them. We have been to a fish sale only last Sunday at Sebastian's fish farm, we are still talking over this years plan on any new Carp, so we shall wait and see what happens.

Bookings are looking good for next season thank you, we have 19 weeks booked up to date, we like to get around 28 weeks booked a season so we do still have 9 weeks spare to book up.

The single swim which was called the number one swim has now been named, when we moved over to France and bought La Bletiere, Karen's Brother David moved here with us, sadly David passed away with in our first year of living in France and the swim has now been called Frosty's swim after David Frost, Karen's Brother.








‹‹123456...29

Useful Info Carp Fishing Venues Our Venues
About Us
Terms & Conditions
Privacy Statement
Cookies
Links
Press
Carp videos
Sitemap
Contact Us
Drive and Survive Venues
Accommodation Venues
Big Carp Venues
Runs Water Venues
Family Venues
Swimming Pool Venues

T.0845 050 3322
Calls will be charged in accordance with your own telephone provider's call charge and access charge.

support@anglinglines.com  www.anglinglines.com
Facebook
Twitter
YouTube
Google+
Angling Lines
Useful Info Carp Fishing Venues
About Us
Terms & Conditions
Privacy Statement
Cookies
Links
Press
Carp videos
Sitemap
Contact Us
Drive and Survive Venues
Accommodation Venues
Big Carp Venues
Runs Water Venues
Family Venues
Swimming Pool Venues

T.0845 050 3322
Calls will be charged in accordance with your own telephone provider's call charge and access charge.
support@anglinglines.com  www.anglinglines.com

Facebook Twitter YouTube Google+
International Passenger ProtectionBest Foreign Holiday Company - Total CarpBest Overseas Holiday Company - Carp TalkWinner UK - Frech Awards 2010Powered by Barclaycard
Angling Lines, PO Box 761, CHESTERFIELD, S40 9NS Registered at Companies House, Cardiff. Company Number 4122063

All contents © Copyright 2018 Angling Lines. All rights reserved.
Angling Lines, PO Box 761, CHESTERFIELD, S40 9NS
Registered at Companies House, Cardiff. Company Number 4122063

All contents © Copyright Angling Lines. All rights reserved.