For our non-fishing guests at Bletiere I supply a folder of things to do & this year I have added a list of brocantes (markets) in the local area. The brocantes take place on a Sunday and last most of the day and they range from a small village to the bigger towns where all the […]
We’ve just added 3 new videos for Bletiere ; Winter Lake Tour Swim Update Winter Feeding Regime You can watch them all here. Here’s the Winter Feeding regime video… Fishing holidays in France at Bletiere
John shows us just how gloriously remote & quiet Bletiere is! Fishing Holidays at Bletiere
This is just a short video of the red squirrels that we have here at Bletiere nesting in the pine trees. A lot of our guests say they have never seen one so I thought I would try and do a short video. As usual as soon as I got the camera out they decided […]
A quick tour of Bletiere French carp lake in its summer glory! Fishing holidays at Bletiere carp lake
John does a quick tour of the lake showing us the effects of a monumental downpour at Bletiere in April ’12. Fishing Holidays at Bletiere
I’ve been an angler now for far more years than I would like to admit to. I was lucky enough to learn my angling skills on rivers like the Avon and Stour around Bournemouth and I’ve had the privilege of fishing with a lot of good anglers, always learning from them. I then went carp […]
For the first time since we opened we have had no visitors booked here at Bletiere during March,I think due to the weather, but it has given us a chance to get some more jobs done. Today I’ve been lucky to borrow our friend Normans mini digger and dispite Lesley’s groans and look of horror […]
Before you can either net a carp lake in France lake, or dig out the silt, you have to have a total or part drain down of water… so you need to know how to pull the plug! It’s a fairly easy process here at Bletiere – with a bit of snooping around you should […]
One of the big differences you find when you move to Europe is the high level of recycling that you have to do without choice. It’s very strictly controlled here in France, which of course in the long term is a good thing for us all. Over the last year they have been rolling out […]
The First Snow of 2012 at Bletiere…
Now that the last of our Bletiere guests has left it’s time to start the big clear up and make sure we’re ready to go next spring with everything looking good and refreshed. Lesley has started to get the veg plot cleared and get the cover over it to kill off the weeds and get […]
A subject that is very important to lake owners and the majority of anglers is that of fish safety. I’m no different here at Bletiere so I’ve put together this blog article to show what you’ll need to ensure the fish are well protected. The vast majority of our visitors arrive with more than adequate […]
A lot of our visitors are intrigued when they see the grass snakes swimming across the lake and comment on the fact they do not see many in the UK. We have a lot of grass snakes here and they are totally harmless, unless you’re a mouse or a slug, so we ask people to […]
We have a lot of different woodpeckers here at Bletiere and most days you can hear them pecking away at the trees. This is a short video showing you the results of all their hard work. The tree I mention in the video that looks like it will fall down has in fact now gone […]
Here’s a tour around the lake & gardens at Bletiere in summer… looks superb! This is part of John’s Blog – the personal diary of a French carp lake owner.
Just a quick video showing you how some of the plants I’ve introduced at Bletiere are getting along.
We tried earlier in the year to grow a wild flower meadow here at Bletiere. This is an update of what happened which is basically not a lot. It’s been the least successful projects we have tried but there’s always next time.
We do not very often get starlings here at Bletiere but today there is something in the grass that has attracted dozens of them. I went to look in the grass but could not see anything… but the crows are doing the same in the field above the house. Very strange… anyone remember the Hitchcock […]
As the blog is not just all about fishing I thought I would show you what Daisy spends hours of her life doing here at Bletiere – it’s basically sitting and watching. She is hiding behind a tree waiting for a red squirrel to come down and then tries to catch it… but she never […]