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Date Added: 12-10-2017

Some great fish have been coming out this week, great fishing for Andy T.
Biggest Carp was yesterday just under 40lbs

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Rick & Nicki Woods

Date Added: 7-10-2017

30 Sept - 7 Oct

This is our 4th visit to Etang Hirondelle & as always we have had a fantastic time.
It was slightly later this year, so the weather had cooled, though we still had lovely sunny days.
Rick caught plenty of fish which included his PB 40lbs 8ozs Mirror Carp, 9x 30lbs+, plenty of20lbs+ & 3 Stugeon biggest at 22lbs.
Thank you Glen for photos took and being a great help landing the fish. Glen & Linda, once again, great hosts and Linda's food as always were amazing, in particular the gluten free bread & butter pudding.
Thank you for an amazing Holiday, already booked to come back 2018

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Andy T & his amazing first day

Date Added: 7-10-2017

A fantastic days fishing at Etang Hirondelle !

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Andy T's amazing first day cont......

Date Added: 7-10-2017

Andy T first day "Amazing" 6 fish, fished from Mid-day until 7pm, House swim. 2x 30s, biggest 35lbs, 24lb Sturgeon and 3x 20s , 1 Common carp at 23lbs and the Mirrors 21lb and 23lb.
Great weather too !

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Mike & Julia Sept

Date Added: 5-10-2017

We had an amazing week staying with Linda and Glen at their beautiful property. They are perfect helpful, considerate and friendly hosts which greatly enhances the
excellent facilities provided.

I don't fish, but was kept fully occupied enjoying walks and admiring the stunning woodlands surrounding the lake. The weather was very kind. Warm and sunny during the day, so I also had plenty of opportunity to amuse myself drawing and painting.
The evenings were a little chilly, but fine for eating outside with a jumper or sweatshirt. No light pollution whatsoever, which made star gazing quite magical.
The cottage is warm, comfortable and inviting with a wide variety of books for reading addicts like me.The kitchen is very stylish and fully equipped for those who like to cook. For those that don't, I can highly recommend the home cooked food prepared by Linda - Sunday roast was exceptional.
I may have been slightly influenced by the excellent (and relatively cheap) red wine we bought at the supermarket in Craon, but I think it is probably the best relaxing holiday I have ever had.

Now for the fishy bit.
Mike broke his PB on Mirrors, Commons and Sturgeon 8 times, including an amazing 45 lbs Mirror on the last day.
Never even seen a Sturgeon before, let alone caught one.
Glen said they take a little while to recover, but he didn't mention that it was going to take Mike longer, what a fight.
Fish caught.
Mirrors lbs 12,22,23,23,25,26,26,29,29,30,31,45.
Commons lbs, 8,10,11,16,17,18,26.
Sturgeon lbs, 21,21.

See you in June 2018.

Mike & Julia

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Derek & Maggie Stritton

Date Added: 18-09-2017

Derek Stritton & Maggie Stritton's comments, photos to follow soon.
Sept 2 - 16
We always have a great time when we stay at Etang Hirondelle, Glen & Linda are fantastic hosts. Linda's food was great as always. The weather was up & down with quite a lot of rain.
Fishing days only & also a few days out, the total caught was 39 fish.
2x 40s @ 41lbs & 40lbs 8oz
9X 30s 39 1/2lbs, 36lbs , 34lbs 2X 33lbs, 2x 32lbs 31lbs & 30lbs 8ozs all Mirrors.
9x 20s biggest 29lbs 12ozs including 3 Commons biggest 28lbs & a Grass carp at 25lbs.
Sturgeon was 22lbs
Great Holiday and we have already booked for next year

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Lee Douthwaite

Date Added: 4-09-2017

Lee Douthwaite 19 - 26 August
My Holiday....Where do I begin?
The lake ! What a sight, absolutely beautiful ! Didn't have time to change when I was into my first fish, a Sturgeon, what a fight! First one I have ever caught. That evening I caught a Mirror Carp weighing in at 33.5lbs, my previous was about 12lbs!!
Over the rest of the week, the days were hot and the fishing was more of an evening. Gary Gaynor caught a 36 1/2 lbs Mirror , I had my PB 38 1/2lbs Mirror, we also had a few other carp in the 20s. The week then sadly came to an end for me.
Thank you Gary Gaynor & Michala Hall for inviting me, one of the best weeks of my life!

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Andrew Brazier

Date Added: 3-09-2017

Andrew & Barabra Brazier 5 - 19 Aug
After last week I expected an anti-climax but the week started well with an evening session which saw 4 fish caught , the best a mirror of 35lb 4oz.
However on Monday the weather changed and it became extremely hot and humid and too uncomfortable to fish.
You may have gathered that I am not a "Hard core carp angler" but fish for fun.
Monday and Tuesday did not yield any fish but only fished for 3 hours in the evening.
Wednesday spent most of the day visiting charity shops and picking up some very good bargains.
One sturgeon caught on wednesday evening.
Thursday it rained and it was a relief form the heat. Fish started biting again and several caught including a mirror of 32lb 8oz
Friday did not fish as we had to pack up and clean the villa ready for an early start (3 am) saturday.
These two weeks have been the highlight of my 60 years fishing and I don't expect to ever better them in the future. Still I can always hope!
3 x 40lb best 42lb
12 x 30lb best 39lb
16 x 20lb best 27lb 4oz
3 x sturgeon best 23lb
8 x up to 20lb best 19lb 8oz
Thank you Glen for all your help and advice and especially for the maize and pellet. You should patent it!
Thank you Linda for everything and especially for telling us about Emousse.

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