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Carl, Bella & Madison

Date Added: 11-08-2018

Carl, Bella & Madison
Sat 28 July - 11 Aug
Our 4th Time at Etang Hirondelle, had a fab holiday! Fishing was hard at times with temps reaching 40°+.
We caught 46 fish in total ranging from originals to upper 40's Mirror carp.
We also had some long sturgeon and grass carp.
Thanks again Glen & Linda, see you again next year.

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The O'Toole Family

Date Added: 6-08-2018

21 - 28 July
Our second visit to Miller’s was amazing. The boys were pleased to catch more carp this time and new pb’s were got 37lb 12oz Martin and 31lb 6oz for Matthew. They also both got new pb’s on the Sturgeon, Martin 20lb 9oz and Matthew 22lb 6oz. The total catch report 4 x 30lb’s, over 21, 20lb’s and 4 sturgeon, approximately 50 fish caught over the week between the two. The accommodation was clean, spacious and had everything needed, we enjoyed barbecues and ate outside every day. The 3 generation of girls enjoyed the tranquillity and the shade whilst relaxing reading and cooling down in the pool. The donkeys were chatty and Coco came to greet us, there were even baby chickens and ducks along with other wildlife. Linda and Glen were most helpful and we were pleased to catch up after a 2 year period. We are already counting down to next year……50 weeks to go !

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The Glover Family

Date Added: 1-08-2018

July 7 - 14
We are a family of 5 (two adults, three girls 13, 11 and 9) coming from Norway. This was our second trip to Etang Hirondelle, and like the first, it did not disappoint. As for last time, the accommodation and pool were both very nice/clean/comfortable. This time we got to sample Linda's cooking, and it did not disappoint (thanks Linda). Absolutely recommend that!

As for day trips we went to the "drive though" Safari park just south of Nantes and that's certainly worth a look for families or adults. Yet again we visited the small but quirky market at Craon (try lunch at the Galette van - we did this both trips great!), and we also visited Renne (great shopping centre and nice park/historical town - good weight lifting gym Raging Bull Club - for those interested in that also). We also went to the chateau at Le Plessis Beurre which is nice to kill and hour or so, and not a long drive either - very nice buildings albeit relatively little to see inside. Recommended.

We fished mornings and evenings (apart from two days where we also fished most of the day) and we caught plenty of fish:

Total 36 fish
Sturgeon x4 = 22.5lbs (weighed) and 3x 20-22lbs (estimated).
Common x20 = 10lbs, 10, 8, 12, 18, 9, 15, 9, 12, 9, 22, 15, 4, 15, 11, 19, 18, 6, 20.5, 14.
Mirror X10 = 28lbs, 22, 20, 22, 20, 11, 29, 23, 30.5, 31.
Grass x2 = 21lbs and 22lbs (both weighed).

We caught the fish using different tactics, including a 20lb mirror and one of the grass carp captured on a little float and centrepin reel right under the rod tip at the far end of the lake (amazing sport). Most of carp were nevertheless taken on boilies close to overhanging features using a bait boat for delivery. A few in open water. Had a go at floater fishing and got them taking off the top several times, but never with enough intensity that it was going to produce a take - which it didn't. Absolutely recommend people try as others have managed before.

Overall we were super happy with the holiday, hosts and venue. The grounds are so well kept that it feels like your fishing in someone's garden - which is pretty much what it is. The hosts Glen and Linda are marvelous, and the fishing was great. This is a very picturesque lake that offers opportunities to get up close with with fish (don't just sit in the house swim...), and try stalking. To be honest, it is very difficult to find fault with the place and its certainly our intention to return again. I would (and have) happily recommend this venue to anyone looking for a combined family/fishing holiday. If you were nevertheless to twist my arm, I would have said a simple heating system for the pool would not have hurt (it sits partially in the shade and on modest temperature day is not overly-warm...), and although I am sure opinions on the following will be divided - personally, I would have preferred to have seen the smallest of the common carp removed. But just to repeat myself, wonderful place, great hosts, and we will be back.

Kevin and Family

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Mike & Julias first visit

Date Added: 26-07-2018

Mike & Julia 30th June to 6th July 2018
Another fantastic week with wonderful hosts, Linda and Glen!

We were both in need of some R&R so Mike took it pretty easy,
World Cup V Fishing?
World Cup won
Very little fishing due to laziness, managed a 31 Mirror.
Very hot so the pool also won
I had also a very laid back week, enjoying the beautiful weather and surroundings plus watching the wild life with a glass of chilled wine.
We're looking forward to returning in August when I'm sure the fish will revert to receiving Mike's full attention.
Mike, Julia & Daisy

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Craig & Karen

Date Added: 1-07-2018

We have just had a lovely 2 weeks fishing holiday at Etang Hirondelle, but due to the beautiful hot weather, we did not fish everyday. The sun loungers & pool are Fab!
On the days we fished we were not disappointed, caught some cracking fish, we both beat our PB's. Craig caught his first ever Sturgeon at just over 23lbs & his first ever Grass Carp @ 29lbs. I beat my PB for Grass Carp with a lovely 30lbs, beating Craig again!! My first ever Sturgeon @ 24.2lbs.
We had several Common's, 15lbs - 25lbs & Mirror Carp ranging from 23lbs - 47lbs, a new PB for Craig !
Glen & Linda were Fab as usual & very welcoming as always.
Thank you for a lovely holiday.
Craig & Karen

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Price Drop!!

Date Added: 25-06-2018

Sat 14 - Sat 21 July 2018 750€

Due to a cancellation, we are now offering this week for the discounted Price 750€
This is for maximum 4 people, exclusive use of lake, pool and Lakeside Villa.

For more information, please do not hesitate to contact Linda Miller

Personel Best

Date Added: 11-06-2018

Addenbrooke Family

Saturday 26th May - Saturday 2nd June

An excellent weeks holiday.

Weather was mixed which seemed to upset the fish at times far more than it did us.

Fishing was fairly difficult with early mornings and late evenings being the most productive.

All the fish caught were in excellent condition and fought like crazy.

Well over a dozen carp caught in the week with the biggest a superb 34lb Mirror Carp which gave our Son a new personal best.

Three Sturgeon were an added welcome bonus at 21lb, 22lb and 23lb's.

Food as always First Class - Thank You Linda.

Lake looking superb due to Glen’s hard work.

See you both again soon

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Another great week!!

Date Added: 9-06-2018

Trace Party - Matt, Chris, Brian & Norman

Fishing slow to start with but soon got better as the week went on.
Fish caught:
Biggest 33.5 Mirror,Biggest Sturgeon 23.5lbs,
23.5lbs Grass carp, Crucians & even had the odd Pike.

Another great week - thanks very much for a memorable week Glen & Linda

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