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planchon
09-03-2012, 19:57
Hi all,

Apologies for the lack of posts recently, since the lake fully defrosted 2 weeks ago, we have been busy working on the lake, refreshing the swims and introducing steps in front of the swims to help with returning the carp back to the lake.

Iíd like to wish all the anglers and lake owners out there a very fruitful and eventful season this year.

I look forward to seeing some of you here this year.

Below are pics of the swims on the right side of the lake, the left side will follow next week.

Harrier
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Harrierís step
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Falcon
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Falconís step
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Owl
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Owlís step
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Kiran

John
10-03-2012, 14:51
Looking good :cool:

Look forward to your 2012 catch reports :tu:

Malc
10-03-2012, 17:47
The water seems low or is that normal? If so would it not have been better creating the swims just above water level?

CrazedCarper
10-03-2012, 17:55
some graft gone into that, hope you have a great season :cool:

planchon
10-03-2012, 18:36
The water seems low or is that normal? If so would it not have been better creating the swims just above water level?

Hi Grumpy, the water level is due to come up slightly. If the swims were lower they would hold water after a heavy rainfall. As you probably noticed owl needed drainage pipes put in for this reason, luckily the other 2 haven't needed it.

planchon
10-03-2012, 18:38
Cheers crafty & crazed carper, looking forward to our second season. :)

Malc
10-03-2012, 18:44
Hi Grumpy, the water level is due to come up slightly. If the swims were lower they would hold water after a heavy rainfall. As you probably noticed owl needed drainage pipes put in for this reason, luckily the other 2 haven't needed it.

Yes I noticed the pipes and thanks for your reply:cool:
Wasn't criticizing mind just asking. Lot of hard work rewarded with a great season hopefully:cool:

planchon
10-03-2012, 19:06
Cheers Grumpy, looking forward to the season.

planchon
18-03-2012, 15:14
Hi all,

With the second season rapidly approaching, the swims on the right have now been refreshed and steps put in.

Additionally signs have been added next to each swim, the signs were made locally.

Below are some pictures of the swims on the left and one of the signs.

Apart from cutting the grass, the lake is now ready for the first anglers to grace the banks of Etang de Planchon.

Kestrel Swim
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Hawk Swim
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Buzzard Swim
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Buzzardís sign
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Kiran

Etang de Planchon website: www.carp-fishinginfrance.com (http://www.carp-fishinginfrance.com)

planchon
08-04-2012, 20:38
Etang de Planchonís second season kicked off to a flying start with 105 fish being caught totalling over 2500 lbs of fish.

The lake record got broken twice and the first 40 graced the banks.

Sam Lane (13 yrs old) broke the lake record early in the week with an impressive 39 lb 13 ozs.
John Wynne broke the lake record a couple of days later with a 40 lb carp and is the current lake record holder.

The fish are well and truly on the munch ahead of spawning and the Trigga house specials were again doing the business alongside Sticky vortex.

The new season saw a difference to last year in that the larger fish were coming out on larger beds of bait as opposed to last years little & often approach.

Large beds of Hemp, Maize and pellet were drawing them in and Trigga (lake special) or sticky vortex topped with fake corn, or bright pop ups have been the downfall of the bigger fish so far.

Of the 105 carp caught, there was 1 x 40, 11 x 30ís & 80 x 20ís (of which 40 were upper 20ís).

The top 5 fish for the week were: 40 lb, 39 lb 13 oz, 2 x 35 lb & 34 lb 14 oz.

Here are a few fish from the week.

40 lb Lake Record
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Malc
08-04-2012, 20:45
Some cracking fish there:cool:

Happy customers, happy days:cool:

planchon
09-04-2012, 15:48
I made a slight error in my report, I left out a 38 lb 7 oz carp from the top fish, this also fell to John Wynne.

Kiran

planchon
15-04-2012, 20:58
Etang de Planchonís second week of the season saw 6 rods produce 80 carp totalling over 1900 lbs of fish.

Tyler Ibbotson started his run on Friday and managed to break both his PB common and PB Mirror by the time he left.
Tylerís biggest fish was a 37 lb 12 oz mirror caught on Trigga (lake special) and fake corn on a big bed of pellet and hemp.

Jake Turnbull (15 yrs old) was fishing two rods and his dad Mark was fishing with one.
Jakeís PB in the UK was 10 lb, he broke that with his first fish at 25 lb and then with his second fish managed to triple his UK PB with a 31 lb mirror.
Jakeís biggest fish for the week was a 34 lb 7 oz Mirror caught with double 15mm Trigga (lake special).

Mark Turnbull was fishing with 1 rod for the week and his biggest was 28 lb 10 oz mirror caught on Trigga (lake special) and fake green corn.

Of the 80 carp caught, there was 8 x 30ís & 65 x 20ís (of which 24 were upper 20ís).

The top 5 fish for the week were: 37 lb 12 oz, 35 lb 4 oz common, 34 lb 7oz, 32 lb 12 oz & 32 lb.

Here are a few fish from the week.

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John
16-04-2012, 19:26
some nice fish there :clap: well done the anglers :cool:

planchon
22-04-2012, 20:02
Etang de Planchonís third week of the season was hit by heavy rain, 35mph gust winds and even temperatures of -5 one night. Still the bad weather didnít stop the lake from producing 49 carp totalling over 1200 lbs.

Les Bowen returned for his second visit to the lake looking to beat his previous PB 32 lb 6 oz.
He fished Trigga (lake specials) with fake corn over beds of pellet, hemp and maize, this landed him 10 carp including a 38 lb 14 oz Mirror.

Colin McKay fished Trigga (lake specials) and fake corn, he also landed himself 10 carp and left it till 11.30 the night before he was due to leave to land himself a cracking 37 lb 13 oz mirror.

Clinton Gatenby and Chris Ayre were also here on their second visit, last year in July they had torrential rain, better weather was not to be for them but they still both managed to better their PBís from last year.

Clinton landed himself 12 carp, 75 % on Cell dumbells and 25 % on Trigga (lake specials), his biggest being a 31 lb 12 oz mirror.
Chris landed himself 17 carp on a combination of Trigga (lake specials) or sticky vortex, his biggest being 31 lb 10 oz.

Of the 49 carp caught, there was 6 x 30ís & 36 x 20ís (of which 13 were upper 20ís).

The top 5 fish for the week were: 38 lb 14 oz, 37 lb 13 oz, 31 lb 12oz, 31 lb 10 oz & 30 lb.

Here are a few fish from the week.

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John
22-04-2012, 20:51
well done the anglers :clap: some cracking fish there, in bad conditions..

CrazedCarper
22-04-2012, 20:57
The fish are coming on nicely :cool:

Well done to those anglers, some very nice fish :tu:

planchon
30-04-2012, 19:55
Etang de Planchonís fourth week was again plagued by rain, but despite the weather 86 carp were banked totalling over 2000 lb of fish.

This week saw Graham Smart and Lee Brackpool fish 7 days, Rob & Emma fish a long weekend and Johan Bonnefond fish for 24 hours.

Graham & Lee arrived at Etang de Planchon midst the bad weather that was hanging on from the previous week, the wind was still very gusty and they set up in Buzzard and Hawk.

Graham fished Trigga (lake specials) covered in Korda Goo and topped with fake corn over beds of hemp, maize and pellet.
He even decided to follow the wind for a couple of nights and move to Owl, after which he went back to Hawk.
Graham managed to land himself 34 carp, 5 of which were 30ís and his biggest a 33 lb mirror.

Lee stuck it out in Buzzard for the whole week and fished Trigga (lake specials) topped with green or yellow fake corn.
Lee landed himself 25 carp for the week of which 1 was a 30 and it weighed in at 37 lb 10 oz.

Johan Bonnefond lives in Limoges and came for a short 24 hours session, his third visit to the lake.
He landed himself 4 carp in the 24 hours, fishing with Trigga & fake corn. His biggest was 28 lb 12 oz.

Rob & Emma came for their second long weekend, this time Emma was hoping Rob would let her land a few of the carp they caught. Rob was looking for a 30 this time round as he didnít manage to land one on their previous visit.
They fished mainly Trigga (lake specials) on its own or topped with fake corn, this was over a bed of pellet, between them they landed 23 fish (3 to Emma) 3 of which were 30ís and the biggest of which was 35 lb 1 oz.

Of the 86 carp caught, there was 9 x 30ís & 60 x 20ís (of which 33 were upper 20ís).

The top 5 fish for the week were: 37 lb 10 oz, 35 lb 1 oz, 34 lb 2oz common, 33 lb, & 32 lb.

There is no one on the lake now until Saturday so there will be no report for week 5.

Here are a few fish from the week.

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planchon
13-05-2012, 20:04
Etang de Planchon’s sixth week was a busy one for the anglers, the weather has been warming up and the carp showed their appreciation by gracing the banks.
Between Tony Montero, Gary Smith & Des Smith (who only fished in the daylight) there were 113 fish caught totalling over 2600 lbs.

This week saw a bit of confusion when Tony, Des (Tony’s father-in-law) and Gary (Tony’s brother-in-law) arrived. As soon as they were picked up Des & Gary were calling Tony “Mark”, apparently it’s because his dad is also called Tony and it avoids confusion (we nearly got it right by the end of the week)

Tony (Mark) was in buzzard swim and he mainly fished Trigga (lake specials) with or without fake corn, it was over beds of particle or with a few freebie boilies. He also caught a few using vortex boilies and Mistral rosehip boilies.
Tony landed himself 46 carp, 5 of which were 30’s and his biggest was a 37 lb 11 0z mirror.

Des fished only daylight hours and had opted for Owl swim, he started his week using Tiger nut boilies, he caught over half of his carp on them and the rest were caught on Trigga (lake specials) or vortex both topped with fake corn. He also fished over particle and pellet.
Des landed himself 43 carp for the week, 1 of which was a 30 and his biggest was 36 lb 14 oz.

Gary fished Harrier swim and the wind was against him most of the week, he fished a combination of either Trigga (lake specials) or vortex with or without fake corn. He also fished over particle with some maize and pellet.
Gary landed himself 24 carp, 1 of which was a 30 and his biggest fish was 37 lb.

Of the 113 carp caught, there was 7 x 30’s & 95 x 20’s (of which 30 were upper 20’s).

The top 5 fish for the week were: 37 lb 11 oz, 37 lb, 36 lb 14oz, 33 lb 10 oz, & 33 lb 1 oz.

Thanks guys for a cracking week.

Here are a few fish from the week.

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John
14-05-2012, 16:43
Some lumps there in the last couple of weeks :clap: well done planchon and the anglers :cool:

Malc
14-05-2012, 19:25
This venue keeps producing some excellent fish. Well done to the Anglers and well done to Planchon:cool:

planchon
17-05-2012, 13:31
This venue keeps producing some excellent fish. Well done to the Anglers and well done to Planchon:cool:

Cheers Grumpy, it's great to see happy anglers during and after a good week of catching. :)

planchon
20-05-2012, 16:08
Etang de Planchonís seventh week started with high pressure and temperatures that were up and down, -3 degrees one night, so there was a slow start to the catches.
Initially there were 2 guys fishing the lake, Anthony Smith and Sean Barrett. Sean had his twin brother (Connor) with him, but his brother wasnít planning on fishing, that was until Sean pulled his first 30 out. Connor decided to pay for fishing and hired a 1 rod setup and join his brother in catching.

Tony started his week in Owl swim, he only fished one night and spent the rest of the nights in the Gite with his wife (Shirley). Tony moved between swims during his week and landed fish in Owl, Harrier & Buzzard swims.
Tony fished Trigga (lake specials) topped with fake corn. A couple of fish landed to Trigga (lake specials) topped with half a pop up and he also landed a couple of fish on 3 bits of fake corn (an idea he got from the boys below).
Tony landed himself 17 fish, 2 of which were 30ís and the biggest was 38 lb 10 oz.

Sean & Conner were fishing in Kestrel and the fished mainly Trigga (lake specials) topped with fake corn. Towards the end of the week they tried fishing 3 bits of fake corn and no boilie, this also caught them a couple of fish.
Sean landed himself 22 fish, 4 of which were 30ís and the biggest was 37 lb 12 oz.
Connor landed himself 10 fish, 3 of which were 30ís and the biggest was 34 lb.

Between the 3 of them (7 rods) they managed to land 49 carp totalling over 1100 lbs of fish.

Of the 49 carp caught, there was 9 x 30ís & 29 x 20ís (of which 8 were upper 20ís).

The top 5 fish for the week were: 38 lb 10 oz, 37 lb 12 oz, 34 lb, 33 lb 6 oz, & 33 lb 3 oz.

Here are a few fish from the week.

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planchon
27-05-2012, 13:40
Etang de Planchonís eighth week saw the arrival of Arthur Hudson (aka Rob) having the lake to himself for the week.

Arthurís first couple of days started off slow, only landing 2 carp, but that soon picked up.
Apart from day 1 Arthur fished Kestrel swim and tried various baits. Throughout the week he tried Trigga (lake specials) on their own or topped with faked corn, halibut boilie or a Tuna / Chilli pop up, he also tried Vortex, fake corn on itís own and pineapple pop ups on their own.

Arthur landed himself 26 fish over the week with his biggest being a 32 lb 6 oz mirror.

Of the 26 carp, there was 1 x 30 & 19 20ís (of which 3 were upper 20ís)

Here are a couple of fish from the week.

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John
27-05-2012, 14:05
Good last couple of weeks :cool: well done the anglers, some cracking fish :clap:

planchon
03-06-2012, 11:38
Etang de Planchonís ninth week saw the arrival of Paul Fernley and Gordon Stapley, it also saw some signs that the carp may spawn, but they never did.

The first day was very busy for the guys and they landed 7 carp between them in 6 hours, then the lake quietened for a day.
Between them they ended up with 37 carp for the week totalling just under 1000 lb of fish.

Paul fished in Buzzard for the week and caught all of his fish with Trigga (lake specials), all but 2 of which were topped with fake corn.
Paul landed himself 21 fish over the week, 2 of which were 30ís, with his biggest being a 35lb mirror.

Gordon fished in Hawk for the week and 12 of his 16 carp were caught on Trigga (lake specials) topped with fake corn, while the other 4 were caught on a cell pop up topped with fake corn.
Gordon landed himself 16 fish for the week, 4 of which were 30ís, with his biggest being 38 lb 12 oz mirror.

Of the 37 carp, there was 6 x 30 & 29 20ís (of which 13 were upper 20ís)

Iíd just like to say thanks to the guys for keeping the animals entertained.

Here are a couple of fish from the week.

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planchon
11-06-2012, 14:45
Etang de Planchonís Tenth week saw the arrival of Andy & Sam Lane and the rest of Andyís family, it also saw the arrival of Mick & Callum Hayes. Both groups were only fishing for 5 days.
There was also signs that some of the carp had spawned overnight, but nothing major compared to last year (still more to come I think)

Over the 5 days, both groups between them managed to land 94 carp totalling over 2000 lbs.

This was Andy & Samís fourth visit to the lake since it opened in March 2011.
On their previous visits Sam & Andy fished in the same swim, this visit Andy felt Sam was ready to fish his own swim and he could introduce the rest of his family to French carp fishing.

Between the 2 swims (3 rods in each) they managed to land 56 carp totalling over 1300 lb of fish.
Andy also let Ethan his youngest son land 8 of his carp and his daughters helped land a couple of others.
Team Andy fished Falcon and landed 39 carp in total (including 8 to Ethan and 2 to Yolanda) Andyís biggest carp was 38 lb 6 oz, Ethanís biggest was 33 lb 12 oz and Yolandaís biggest was 27 lb 12 oz, 2 of the 39 carp were 30ís.
Andy stuck with the old faithful Trigga (lake specials) topped with fake corn, mega corn or mini yellow boilies. All of this on beds of pellet, hemp & maize.

Sam started his week in Harrier and them moved to Owl and landed himself 17 carp, 2 of which were 30ís. Sam also stuck with Trigga (lake specials) topped with fake corn or yellow pop ups. All of this on beds of pellet, hemp & maize. Samís biggest was 36 lb 8 oz.

Sam only fished one night and Andy didnít fish two of the nights as he wanted to spend time with his family.

Father & son, Mick & Callum Haynes arrived the day after Andy and despite Callum being unwell from a bug he had brought with him from the UK they still managed to land 38 carp totalling over 900 lbs of fish.

Mick fished Kestrel for the 5 days and landed himself 24 carp, 4 of which were 30ís. He fished Trigga (lake specials) topped with different coloured corn or pink pepper pop ups, again all of this on beds of pellet, hemp & maize. Hi biggest was 34 lb 14 oz.

Callum fished between Kestrel and Hawk for the 5 days, despite being out of action for 2 days, he landed himself 14 carp, 1 of which was a 30. He fished Trigga (lake specials) topped with different coloured corn and again all of this on beds of pellet, hemp & maize. His biggest was 31 lb.

Of the 94 carp, there was 9 x 30 & 75 x 20ís (of which 28 were upper 20ís)

Here are a few of the fish from the week.

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John
11-06-2012, 17:16
Some really nice kippers there :cool: top bombing the anglers :clap:

planchon
19-06-2012, 11:16
Etang de Planchonís eleventh week saw the arrival of 6 guys from Cheshire. Karl D, Carl T, Clive, Ian, Stephen and Billy arrived on Sunday, they all fished with 2 rods except Ian who fished with 3 rods and only Ian fished nights.

This week also saw Englandís first two Euro games and the guys decided they wanted to watch England v France in a local bar, it was a good night and the guys even managed to end up on French TV.
Check out our video diaries page to see the clip of the guys: www.carp-fishinginfrance.com/videos.htm (http://www.carp-fishinginfrance.com/videos.htm)

Later in the week they decided to watch the England and France game at the lake but asked me to invite the neighbours for a BBQ, letís just say it was a good night and no one fished that night.

Over the week the guys managed to land 100 carp totalling over 2400 lbs.

Ian was in Buzzard and bagged up for the week, he fished all but 2 nights and landed himself 36 fish. He fished Trigga (lake specials) topped with fake corn over beds of pellet hemp & maize.
4 of his fish were 30ís and his biggest was 35 lb 6 oz.

Carl T & Karl D started in Kestrel.
Carl T stayed in Kestrel all week and started his week with a 32 lb 2 oz mirror, he landed himself 16 fish over the week, all falling to Trigga (lake specials) & fake corn.
4 of his fish were 30ís and his biggest was 38 lb 6 oz.

Karl D stayed in Kestrel all but 1 day, he decided to poach a few of Ianís fish from Buzzard for a day.
He landed 13 fish over the week with his biggest being 28 lb 12 oz. He also fished Trigga (lake specials) topped with fake corn.

Clive started his week in Harrier with Billy, but moved half way through the week to Hawk.
He fished Trigga (lake specials) over beds of hemp, maize & pellet and landed himself 16 fish over the week.
2 of his fish were 30ís and his biggest was 33 lb 8 oz.

Stephen fished in Owl and his first catch was his biggest for the week at 30 lb 2 oz.
He fished Trigga (lake specials) topped with fake corn, he also landed a few fish with Tutti Fruitti boilies.
Stephen landed himself 15 fish over the week.

Billy fished in Harrier, Falcon and even had a go in Owl. His methods were the same as the rest of the group (apart from not using back leads), despite this he still only managed to land himself 4 fish for the week.
Billyís biggest fish for the week was a lovely 30 lb common.

Of the 100 carp, there was 12 x 30 & 76 x 20ís (of which 23 were upper 20ís)

Here are a few of the fish from the week.

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planchon
25-06-2012, 17:20
Etang de Planchonís twelfth week saw the arrival of a father and 3 sons. Ted, Jon, Dan & Matt Luik arrived Sunday, only Jon fished nights and he only did 2 all week.

Ted, the father of the group likes to experiment and he tried various different things to catch his carp.
He spent a couple of days surface fishing with one of his rods, he tried a ball of worms and he even put out a chod rig, unfortunately to not much success, apart from 1 carp on the chod rig.

The weather for the week was very hot and the pressure was high, but despite that the 4 guys still managed to land 47 carp totalling over 1100 lb of fish.

Jon started in Owl for the week and swapped around with his dad and one of his brothers over the week.
He fished Trigga (lake specials) topped with Mega corn, squid pop ups or double fake corn over beds of pellet, hemp & maize or with just freebie boilies.
Jon landed 14 fish over the week, 1 of which was a 30 weighing in at 36 lb 8 oz.

Dan started in Buzzard and moved to Harrier and then Falcon over the week.
He fished Trigga (lake specials) topped with fake corn or with a Trigga pop up as a snowman, all this again over beds of pellet, hemp & maize.
Dan landed 13 fish over the week, 2 of which were 30ís and his biggest was 35 lb.

Matt started in Kestrel and moved to Owl and then Kestrel over the week.
He also fished Trigga (lake specials) topped with fake corn, mega corn, a Trigga pop up or a pink (fishy) pop up.
Matt landed 10 fish over the week, 1 of which was a 30 lb 1 oz common.

Ted had a slow start to the week in Kestrel and so he moved to buzzard and even managed to sneak a fish from Jon in Owl.
He fished Trigga (lake specials)or Robin red pellet, topped with fake corn, mega corn or a pop up of some description.
Ted also landed 10 fish over the week, 1 of which was a 30 weighing in at 33 lb 2 oz.

Of the 47 carp, there was 5 x 30ís & 32 x 20ís (of which 8 were upper 20ís)

Here are a few of the fish from the week.

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planchon
30-06-2012, 13:15
Etang de Planchonís thirteenth week saw the arrival of 6 lads from Preston. Wayne, Graham, Jimmy, Eddie, Peter and Gary all arrived on Sunday for 5 days fishing.
Half of the lads fished 2 rods all week and the other half used 3 rods towards the end of the week.

This week also saw some very high pressure and high temperatures reaching 35 degrees. Unfortunately for the lads this slowed up the fish bites, they still managed to land 37 fish between them totalling over 850 lbs of carp.

The lads fished Trigga (lake specials) and cell boilies, they topped them with fake corn, mega corn, and even fresh prawns, Gary even dipped his boilies in a bloodworm dip.
The majority of the lads fished on beds of hemp, pellet & maize.

The biggest 2 fish fell to Wayne and Eddie, Wayne landed the biggest of the week at 38 lb 8 oz and Eddie was not far behind with his 37 lb 12 oz catch.

Despite the slow fishing over the week, the lads enjoyed themselves so much they have already booked for April next year.

Of the 37 carp, there was 2 x 30ís & 30 x 20ís (of which 10 were upper 20ís)

Here are a few of the fish from the week.

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John
30-06-2012, 16:53
Nice lumps over the last cpl of weeks, well done all :clap:

keith wright
01-07-2012, 08:12
looks like all the hard work you have put in , has paid off ,another selection of cracking fish...:cool:

planchon
08-07-2012, 14:58
Etang de Planchonís fourteenth week saw the arrival of Raymond Loughran & David Palmer from Northampton and it also saw a return visit from Tom Suckling, Ian Dixon and Alex Dixon from Hertford.
The fishing this week was very slow and the fish were just not biting, was it the pressure? Was it the changing weather?... I donít know.

The guys persisted and between the 4 people fishing they managed to land 32 fish totalling over 700 lb.

Despite the catches being slow there was a lot of banter and funny comments flying around all week.
Ian had us all in stitches telling us of tales of the fish hooking itself then jumping out the lake and extending its fin like a middle finger and spitting his boilies out.
He couldnít quite get to grips with the words ďback leadsĒ and was calling them ďback legsĒ all week, he also said he managed to a land a 46 lb carp but apparently couldnít get hold of anyone to take a photo.
Towards the end of the week, he informed us over the walking talkie that he had been poaching (he meant stalking) and had just fallen out of a tree.
He topped it off by breaking the plastic chair he was sitting on and all that could be seen were his 2 legs sticking up in the doorway of his bivvy where he went flying back.
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This was the first time fishing in France for Raymond & David and between them they opted for Hawk & Buzzard, although later in the week David changed from Hawk to Kestrel.
All but one of their catches was on Trigga (lake specials) topped with whit fake corn, one catch was on DT baits N Blend topped with white fake corn.
David landed 8 fish for the week, 1 of which was the biggest for the week at 37 lb 6 oz.
Raymond landed 14 fish for the week 1 of which was 31 lb.

Tom and Ian started in Harrier but moved to Owl & Falcon mid week, they did not fish any nights.
Between them they landed 10 fish, not a patch on last years visit, they tried everything possible but the fish were just not having it.
Between the 2 of them the biggest was landed by Tom at 28 lb 6 oz.

All the guys on this week enjoyed themselves despite the slow fishing and are looking to return next year and improve on their catches.

Of the 32 carp, there was 2 x 30ís & 16 x 20ís (of which 6 were upper 20ís)

Here are a few of the fish from the week.

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NorthernCarper
08-07-2012, 15:02
:clap: once again a great report and some cracking fish. These reports seem to be getting better and better each one you do. keep up the great work guys :cool:

John
08-07-2012, 18:17
Lumps :cool: :clap:

planchon
16-07-2012, 16:20
Etang de Planchonís fifteenth week saw the arrival of 3 lads from Farnborough, Sam Bell, Theo McCusker & Lee Wilson.

After the last two weeks of fewer catches, I was waiting to see if the fish had livened up for these guys and the carp did not disappoint. The guys landed 47 fish between them totalling over 1100 lb of fish.

Sam Bell fished in Hawk for the week, he had the most fish for the week landing himself 24 carp totalling 542 lb 13 oz. He brought his own Trigga boilies tweaked with GLM, topped it with white fake corn. Four of his carp were caught on Trigga (lakes specials) topped with white fake corn. All his baits were fished over a bed of boilies and his biggest for the week was a 33 lb 6 oz mirror.

Lee Wilson fished in Buzzard for the week, he landed 18 carp for the week and they were all caught on Trigga (lake specials) topped with fake corn, all his baits were fished over a bed hemp, maize & pellet.
His biggest fish for the week was a 33 lb 4 oz mirror.

Theo McCusker started his week in Owl and moved midweek to be sociable with the other 2 lads, unfortunately for Theo when he moved the carp dried up. Even though his week was slow with him catching just 5 carp, he left a happy man having landed the 2 biggest fish for the week, both mirrors weighed in at 37 lb & 35 lb 4 oz.
His biggest fish was his first fish deciding to take his bait late evening during a heavy downpour.

The lads have already booked for next April and I look forward to seeing them all again.

Of the 47 carp, there was 4 x 30ís & 37 x 20ís (of which 10 were upper 20ís)

Here are a few of the fish from the week.

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John
16-07-2012, 18:07
Loving these reports, some real quality, clean fish being produced :clap:

Well done the anglers & planchon :cool:

planchon
22-07-2012, 14:52
Etang de Planchonís sixteenth week saw the arrival of 2 groups of 2, David & Nick Pinder, from Lancashire, arrived Friday and Richard and Adam Morecroft, from West Yorkshire, arrived Sunday.

There were a few showers in the week but mainly the weather was hot, reaching 31 degrees one day. The four guys between them managed to land 51 carp totalling over 1170 lb.

Nick & David fished on the left side of the lake, opting for Buzzard and Hawk.

Nick having been to France before let his dad have first choice of swims (Buzzard) and Nick opted for Hawk, a good choice as he landed himself 22 carp totalling 501 lb 8 oz.
Nick caught most of his fish on Trigga (lake specials) topped with white or yellow fake corn, a few of his carp also fell to tiger nuts, or Tiger nut and plum boilies.
Most of his baits were fished over balls made up of softened pellet, 2 of Nicks fish were over 30 lb with his biggest being 36lb.

David was a French novice and started his week by racing ahead of Nick, on their first full day David landed 6 carp to Nickís 2. David ended his week behind Nick with 17 carp totalling 387 lb 9 oz.
David caught his fish on Trigga (lake specials), all but one was topped with white or yellow fake corn.
Again most of Davidís baits were fished over balls made up of softened pellet, his biggest for the week was 26 lb 1 oz.

Richard & Adam fished directly opposite Nick and David but they unfortunately caught fewer carp. They were not disappointed though as they arrived with UK PBís of 13 lb & 14 lb and doubled that by the end of the week.

Adam fished Falcon for the week and landed himself 8 carp totalling 184 lb 12 oz. The majority of his catches were on Trigga (lake specials) topped with fake corn, 2 of his catches were on cheese cubes topped with fake corn.
His last fish was caught out of Hawk when Nick left.
Most of his baits were over pellet, hemp & maize. His biggest for the week was 27 lb 8 oz.

Richard fished in Owl and fished Trigga (lake specials) topped with fake corn & pineapple dumbell.
Richard only managed to land 4 over the week totalling 96 lb 12 oz. Despite the low catch rate he was happy to walk away with a new PB of 31 lb 4 oz.

Nick & David have already booked again for next year and Richard and Adam plan on booking once they get home. Well done all and look forward to seeing you next year.

Of the 51 carp, there were 3 x 30ís & 39 x 20ís (of which 11 were upper 20ís)

The top fish for the week were: 36 lb 34 lb & 31.4 lb

Here are a few of the fish from the week.

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John
22-07-2012, 17:04
:clap: nice fish, well done the anglers :cool:

planchon
29-07-2012, 22:59
Etang de Planchonís seventeenth week saw the arrival of Mike Bingham, Dan Bingham & Les Horton from Birmingham.

The fishing was slow this week, the pressure was high and the temperatures hit 35 degrees.
The three guys between them lost 10 carp and landed 16 totalling just under 390 lb.

Mike fished Falcon, Les fished Owl and Dan fished Buzzard.
The three of them fished Trigga (Lake specials) topped with fake corn.

Because the week was slow, an experiment was tried mid week, a 25 kilo sack of pellet and a kilo of boilies was split between 3 spots (1 at each swim). They all fished 1 rod on the spot and it produced a few catches within a few hours. From this, two of Mikeís catches were 30ís.

Of the 16 carp, there were 2 x 30ís & 12 x 20ís (of which 1 was an upper 20)

The top fish for the week were: 37.10 lb & 33.14 lb

Here are a few of the fish from the week.

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planchon
06-08-2012, 15:08
Etang de Planchonís eighteenth week saw the arrival of Ian Smith & his 10 year old son Thomas from Royston, Lee Evans & Mike Jones from Anglesey and Kees Schilder from Lutjebroek, Holland.
Kees is here for 2 weeks so his catches & totals will appear in next weeks catch report.

Thomas only fished the days as his dad said he could sleep through a thunder storm. Between the 4 of them they managed to land 34 carp totalling just under 770 lb.

Ian fished Kestrel and Thomas fished Hawk during the days. The week was slow due to high pressure and warm temperatures but they both managed to break their UK PBís . Ianís second and third fish came in quick succession and so he told Thomas to take one while he dealt with the other.
Thomas had and interesting way of playing the fish with the rod between his legs, not something I would imagine he will continue to do as he gets older.
Thomas landed Ianís third fish and it ended up being the biggest fish for the week weighing in at 36 lb. Ianís biggest was 29 lb 12 oz.
Between them they landed 12 carp, they fished Trigga (lake specials) topped with fake corn or fluro pop ups.

Lee and Mike opted to fish either side of the dam wall by choosing Buzzard & Owl.
Leeís week started off quicker than Mikeís and he landed 13 fish, his biggest being 29 lb. He fished Trigga (lake specials) topped with white or yellow fake corn, he also landed one fish with Cell topped with yellow corn.

Mike was getting a ribbing from Lee due to the slow start but Mikeís week picked up and he landed 9 fish with his biggest being 29 lb 8 oz, half a pound bigger than Leeís.
He fished Trigga (lake specials) topped with yellow & white fake corn and also topped with red pop ups, he also landed 1 carp on cell topped with fake corn.

There were handful of misses over the week, of the 34 carp landed there was 1 x 30 & 22 x 20ís (of which 8 were upper 20ís)

The top fish for the week were: 36 lb, 29.12 lb, 29.8 lb & 29 lb.

Here are a few of the fish from the week.

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planchon
12-08-2012, 16:08
Etang de Planchonís nineteenth week saw Kees Schilder from Lutjebroek, Holland (fishing his second week) joined by his son in Law Chris Schouten and also the arrival of Barrie Topley (aged 70) and Albert Kitson (aged 75) from Derby.

The weather was very hot and pressure was high which meant most of the catches were happening at night. Albert decided not to fish nights and only fished daylight hours.
Between the 4 of them they caught 45 carp totalling just over 1000 lb.

Kees fished his first week in Harrier, he only fished 2 nights over the first week as he had hired the Gite for him and his wife. His second week he was joined by his son-in-law (Chris Schouten) and he moved to Kestrel. Kees also took a few days out sightseeing and experiencing the local culture.
He finished his 2 weeks landing himself 15 carp totalling 337 lb 4 oz, his biggest was 31 lb 14 oz.
Kees fished with Trigga (lake specials) topped with fake corn and tiger nuts (both over beds of pellet or tiger nuts)

Chris joined Kees on Saturday and fished until Friday and opted to fish in Hawk. He landed himself 17 fish totalling 369 lb 8 oz, most of his fish came out during the hours of darkness. His largest carp over the week was 34 lb 8 oz.
Chris fished mainly tiger nuts, he also caught on Trigga (lake specials) and a cocktail of maize and tiger nut, all this over beds of pellet and tiger nuts.

Barrie started his first day in Harrier and then moved to Owl on his second day. All but 2 of Barrieís fish came during the hours of darkness. He landed himself 10 fish over the week totalling 219 lb 14 oz with his biggest being 27 lb.
Barrie fished Trigga (lake specials) topped with fake corn over beds of pellet ad boilies, his catches picked up at the end of the week when he decided to start his night sessions with 10 kilo of pellet and a kilo of 15mm boilies spread over his 3 spots.

Albert decided he liked his sleep too much to fish the nights, unfortunately due to the heat it did mean that his catch rate was slow and he landed himself 3 fish over the week, the biggest being a 31 lb common. He was happy none the less considering he didnít really fish for big carp and his biggest to date had been around 7 lb.

Of the 45 carp landed there was 3 x 30ís & 31 x 20ís (of which 7 were upper 20ís)

The top fish for the week were: 34.8 lb, 31.14 lb & 31 lb Common.

Here are a few of the fish from the week.

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planchon
19-08-2012, 13:17
Etang de Planchonís twentieth week saw Andy & Sam Lane, from Wirral, arrive for their fifth visit and it also saw the arrival of David Johnson and his son Josh (aged 9) from Hull.

The weather has continued to be hot and the pressure was still high which again meant that most of the catches were happening late evening and through the night.
Andy & Sam were here for just 5 days, David & Josh were here for 6 days, Josh was only fishing 1 rod.
Between them they caught 28 carp totalling just over 690 lb.

Andy & Sam had previously fished the right side of the lake on all previous 4 visits, this time they fancied a changed and opted for the left side, Andy in Buzzard and Sam in Hawk.
Andy fished Trigga (Lake Specials) topped with Mega corn, he landed himself 11 carp over the week with his biggest being 31 lb 12 oz.
Sam fished the same and landed just 4 fish this trip, his biggest being 26 lb 4 oz.
They are both back in October and then the opening week of 2013.

David & Josh were here for their first trip to France, Davidís other half (Melissa) had bought it as a present for him and she was with them in the bivvys.
David fished Trigga (lake specials) topped with various flavoured fake corn and landed himself 12 fish over the week. His first fish to land on the bank was a 37 lb 4 oz mirror which added 20 lbís to his UK PB, not content with landing it just once, he landed the same fish later in the week.
Josh was fishing just 1 rod and in between playing with the dogs he managed to land 1 carp and his smile on the photo said it all as it weighed in at 30 lb 14 oz. Unfortunately he did lose 1 near the net as well.
They are all returning in April next year.

Of the 28 carp landed there was 4 x 30ís & 20 x 20ís (of which 5 were upper 20ís)

The top fish for the week were: 37.4 lb, 37.4 lb, 31.12 lb & 30.14 lb.

Here are a few of the fish from the week.


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planchon
26-08-2012, 13:44
Etang de Planchonís twenty-first week saw Lewis Kerrigan, from Preston, return for a second visit, this time with his dad (Paul), his uncle (Craig) and his mate (Chris Birchall). Lewisí mum and aunt also came and stayed in the Gite.

The temperatures soared this week and topped out around 41 degrees, the pressure was high and the majority of the fish decided to show themselves over night. Despite the heat and pressure between the 4 of them they caught 42 carp totalling just over 900 lb.

Lewis opted for the swim he finished on last year (Harrier), he was hoping to repeat his 30 lb catch last year and wanted to beat it.
He fished Trigga (lake specials) on their own or topped with fake corn. Unlike the rest of the group most of the carp that landed to Lewis came out during the day, he ended the week with the most carp and the biggest.
Lewis caught 14 carp totalling 295 lb 15 oz, he landed 2 30ís and his biggest was 35 lb 4 oz.

Paul opted for Buzzard, he fancied the dam wall and monk. All but one of Paulís carp came in the hours of darkness. He fished Trigga (lake specials) as singles, doubles or topped with fake corn.
He landed himself 11 carp over the week but a 30 eluded him, his biggest weighed in at 27 lb.

Chris fished Harrier for the week and had a slow start to the week. He fished Trigga (lake specials) on their own or topped with different coloured fake corn. Despite his slow start he managed land 9 fish over the week, one of which was a 30 and the second largest of the week weighing in at 34 lb.

Craig drove to the lake and arrived after the other 3 had set up, he opted for Owl. All but 2 of his carp came during the hours of darkness and half of his catches were commons. He fished Mainline cell for the week. Craig landed 8 fish over the week with his biggest being 26 lb 8 oz, unfortunately a 30 eluded him as well.

They all plan to return but they would prefer a cooler time of the year.

Of the 42 carp landed there was 3 x 30ís & 22 x 20ís (of which 3 were upper 20ís)

The top fish for the week were: 35.4 lb, 34 lb & 30.10 lb Common.

Here are a few of the fish from the week.

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planchon
02-09-2012, 16:14
Etang de Planchonís twenty-second week saw 2 groups of two drive to the lake. Barry Mead and his father-in-law, Alan Spearing, arrived early in the morning for breakfast and Andrew Jones and his son David arrived mid afternoon.

The temperatures had cooled a little from the previous week but the pressure was still high and there was no sign of any rain. The carp were still being landed during the hours of darkness more than during daylight hours.
Between the 4 of them they caught 31 carp totalling just over 700 lb.

Barry & Alan started their week with a hearty breakfast before they went off to set up on the left side of the lake.
They had brought various un-prepared particles with them that they were going to prepare onsite so we could verify it was prepared correctly. The mix was prepared properly but unfortunately was not overly successful for them and Trigga (lake specials) topped with fake corn seemed to do the business again over beds of pellet or with just a few freebie boilies scattered around.

Alan fished Hawk for the week and landed himself 7 carp over the week, a 30 eluded him and his biggest for the week was 28 lb 12 oz.
Barry started in Kestrel and moved to Buzzard mid week, he landed himself 4 carp over the week and his biggest was 24 lb.
They both plan on returning next year to improve on this.

Andrew & David had the right of the lake and started the week in Falcon and Harrier.
David started showing his dad how to catch fish and managed to land more than his dad over the week.
Andrew soon put a stop to that when he went on to land himself 3 x 30ís over the week.
Andrew started in Harrier for the week and had a quiet couple of days until his first fish out was his biggest for the week at 31 lb 6 oz, he then decided to move to Owl and he finished his week with 9 carp, 3 of which were 30ís.
He caught on Trigga (lake specials) topped with fake corn or half a yellow pop up.

David finished his week with 11 carp, his biggest was 29 lb, he fished Trigga (lake specials) topped with fake corn.
Andrew & David plan to return next year.

Of the 31 carp landed there was 3 x 30ís & 21 x 20ís (of which 5 were upper 20ís)

The top fish for the week were: 31.6 lb, 30.4 lb Common & 30 lb Common.

The group that arrived yesterday are here for a fortnight so the next catch report will be posted in two weeks.

Here are a few of the fish from the week.

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planchon
17-09-2012, 16:33
Etang de Planchonís twenty-third & twenty-fourth weeks saw 4 anglers and 1 guest return for their second visit. Last year, John & Shirley Hawkins, Steve Skillin & Trevor & Jenni Horne from the Happy Hookers forum graced our banks for a week and this year they came for two.

The temperatures were up and down, warm during they day, fresh during the night, the pressure was still high and there was still no sign of any rain.
Between the 4 of them they caught 51 carp totalling just over 1200 lb.

During the fishing, all the guys spent 4-5 hours a day socialising at the house over breakfast & dinner, Steve usually only fished one rod overnight if he fished at all and they all took a day out to do some sightseeing.

John & Shirley fished Kestrel for the duration, John fished the end of the lake and Shirley fished the middle.
They both fished a mix of Premier baits and Aqua dynamix, a few of their catches also landed to Trigga (lake specials)
John landed himself 15 fish over the week totalling 357 lb 8 oz, 3 of which were 30ís and his biggest being 36 lb 4 oz.
Shirley also landed 15 fish over the week totalling 365 lb 8 oz, 2 of which were also 30ís and her biggest was 31 lb 14 oz.

Trevor fished Harrier and had the whole right side of the lake to himself.
He fished mainly premier quad on itís own or topped with fake corn, also he caught on Matrix peach & black pepper and his biggest fish fell to a few pieces of fake corn.
Trevor landed 14 fish totalling 340 lb 8 oz, his biggest being 31 lb.

Steve fished Buzzard, he fished Matrix on itís own topped with fake corn or Trigga (lake specials) topped with fake corn.
He landed himself 7 fish totalling 164 lb 2 oz, his biggest was 27 lb 4 oz.

It was good to see them all back again and hope to see them again soon.

Of the 51 carp landed there was 6 x 30ís & 40 x 20ís (of which 13 were upper 20ís)

The top 5 fish for the week were: 36.4 lb, 31.14 lb, 31.8 lb, 31 lb & 30lb.

Here are a few of the fish from the week.

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John
17-09-2012, 16:46
Nice :clap: :cool: shame about the temps :td: having the same problem here in the UK. :lol:

planchon
24-09-2012, 13:15
Etang de Planchonís twenty-fifth week saw 5 anglers arrive. Ashley Unwin (from Wiltshire), Stephen Gennery (from Oxfordshire) & Neil Harborne (from West Midlands) all came on their own and Richard (Dickie) & Andy Hodges (from Kent) drove down.
All the lads got on really well and there was plenty of banter flying around all week.

The pressure stayed high for the week and despite the threat of a good downpour there was hardly any rain. This made the fishing particularly difficult for the week.
Between the 5 of them they caught 33 carp totalling over 700 lb.

Ashley fished buzzard for the week and caught the majority of his fish along the dam wall adjacent to the monk, he caught all but 1 of his fish on a Cell snowman with 1 landing to Trigga & fake corn.
He landed himself 9 fish over the week totalling 202 lb 10 oz, with his biggest being 29 lb 8 oz.
Ashley would have had 10 but he left Neil to guard his rods while he went to the anglerís area and one of his rods screamed off, he returned to see it being played but he told Neil to have it.

Stephen fished in Hawk for the week, Stephen was the first to catch over the week but then his week slowed down and had a few days between catches, where he was busy playing ďNet boyĒ for Neil & Ashley. He did manage to land the biggest fish over the week so it was worth the wait when it weighed in at 35 lb 2 oz.
He landed 6 fish over the week totalling 139 lb. He fished Trigga (lake specials) topped with white, green, yellow or pink corn.

Neil fished Kestrel over the week, he started his week with Trigga (lake specials) topped with fake corn, as the week was slow he thought he would try the Vortex & Rosehip topped with half a yellow pop up. This caught him his next 5 fish.
He landed 7 fish over the week totalling 153 lb 12 oz, his biggest being 27 lb 8 oz which was his new PB.

Andy & Dickie fished the right side of the lake and opted for Owl & Falcon.
Andy fished Owl and used Trigga (lake specials) topped with fake corn, there was a bit of rivalry between him and his dad (Dickie) so he was happy he kicked off his week before his dad did.
He landed himself 7 fish for the week totalling 147 lb, his biggest being 23 lb 8 oz, a new PB for Andy.

Dickie fished falcon and had the slowest week out of all the guys. He was happy though to have bagged himself a new pb common & mirror.
He also fished Trigga (lake specials) topped with fake corn.
Dickie landed 4 fish for the week totalling 81 lb 4 oz, his biggest being 22 lb 4 oz.

Of the 33 carp landed there was 1 x 30ís & 20 x 20ís (of which 4 were upper 20ís)

The top fish for the week were: 35.2 lb, 29.8 lb & 27.8 lb.

Here are a few of the fish from the week.

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planchon
01-10-2012, 13:44
Etang de Planchonís twenty-sixth week saw 4 anglers arrive. Ross Clarke from Lincolnshire (on his second visit but for 2 weeks this time) and Jayde-Lee Holt, Colin Raggett & Mark Salmon from Lancashire (on their first visit to France for fishing).

Finally the pressure had dropped and there was rain (much needed rain).
The change in weather definitely made a difference to the fishing, between the 4 of them they caught 61 carp totalling over 1400 lb.

Ross arrived Saturday (a day before the other 3) and started fishing in Falcon, over the week he moved to Owl and then back to Falcon. He was hoping to land himself 5 30ís over the 2 weeks he was here.
Ross fished Trigga (lake specials) or Mistral Rosehip topped with fake corn or a tutti fruitti pop up.
He landed himself 34 fish on his first week totalling 786 lb 4 oz, amongst which were 4 of the 30ís he was looking for with his biggest being 36 lb 10 oz.

Jayde & Colin fished a double swim, Kestrel, over the week.
Jayde came to France with a UK PB carp of 4 lb, caught on a float rod. She was looking forward to landing some bigger fish over the week. Ideally starting low and working up to the bigger fish would have been the way to go but it was not to be as Jaydeís first fish weighed in at 36 lb 10 oz, her fifth fish was 36 lb 14 oz and ended up being the biggest of the week.
Jayde fished Trigga (lake specials) or Rosehip topped with fake corn, she landed 6 fish over the week totalling 181 lb 8 oz, 2 of which were 30ís.

Colin fished side by side with Jayde, he matched Jayde fish for fish but the bigger ones seemed to be landing to Jayde.
Colin fished Trigga (lake specials) & Rosehip topped with fake corn and also landed 6 fish over the week totalling 130 lb 1 oz. His biggest for the week was 25 lb 14 oz.

Mark fished Buzzard and was looking to land himself a 30 before he left, he fished Trigga (lake specials) topped with fake corn.
It was early evening for Markís first fish and he was in sandals and a t-shirt, the fish gave him a good run and he was playing it for 20 minutes, during which the heavens opened so he was totally soaked by the time it was in the net.
He landed himself 15 fish over the week totalling 314 lb, his last fish was his 30 weighing in at 32 lb 12 oz.

Ross got on well with Jayde, Colin & Mark and there was plenty of banter flying around. Ross, Colin & Mark have already booked up to come back together next October.

Of the 61 carp landed there was 7 x 30ís & 33 x 20ís (of which 9 were upper 20ís)

The top 5 fish for the week were: 36.14 lb, 2 x 36.10 lb, 33.4 lb & 32.12 lb.

Here are a few of the fish from the week.

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planchon
08-10-2012, 12:58
Etang de Planchonís twenty-seventh week saw Ross Clarke from Lincolnshire continue fishing for a second week (he was joined by his wife Carrie as a non fishing guest), it also saw the arrival of 2 guys from Kent, Bob Sutton & John Harbud (on their first visit to France for fishing).

After the previous week of rain and low pressure which turned the lake back on after a long dry spell, the rain disappeared leaving just the occasional drizzle and the pressure shot up again. It seems that after the previous week being quite busy and a rise in pressure, the lake went quiet again, between the 3 of them they caught 19 carp totalling over 400 lb.

Ross continued into his second week hoping to catch his fifth 30 over the 2 weeks, he had caught four the previous week but the fifth escaped him this week.
Ross continued to fish Trigga (lake specials) or Mistral Rosehip topped with fake corn.
He landed himself 11 fish on his second week totalling 235 lb 14 oz, technically 1 of his carp should be attributed to his wife Carrie who joined him for his second week as a non fishing guest. Whilst Ross had come up to the main house, leaving Carrie to guard his rods, he had a take that Carrie landed for him weighing in at 17 lb 5 oz. His biggest for the second week was a 26 lb 4 oz common.
His total catch for the 2 weeks was 45 carp totalling 1022 lb 2 oz, amongst which there was four 30ís with the biggest being 36 lb 10 oz.

Bob & John drove down and arrived Sunday, John was not a fisherman but joined Bob on this trip so Bob would have a fishing partner.
John did not fish nights and Bob only fished 2 nights, they also took 1 day out sightseeing.
Bob & John fished Buzzard & Hawk and fished Trigga (lake specials) & Rosehip boilies topped with fake corn.
Between the two of them they landed 8 fish totalling 171 lb 8 oz, their biggest being 25 lb 10 oz common & 24 lb 6 oz.

Of the 19 carp landed there was 13 x 20ís (of which 3 were upper 20ís)

The top fish for the week were: 26.4 lb common, 26.2 lb common, 25.10 lb & 24.6 lb.

Here are a few of the fish from the week.

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John
08-10-2012, 15:17
Some right nice lumps there over the last few weeks :cool: well done the anglers :clap:

planchon
15-10-2012, 16:20
Etang de Planchonís twenty-eighth week saw two guys from Norwich (Lee Beckham & Colin Brzeczek) arrive for their first carp fishing trip to France, it also saw the arrival of John Wynne on his third visit with his mate Scott Welby.

This weeksí weather was almost perfect for fishing but the fish did not play ball all week and the right side of the lake performed better than the left. Between the 4 of them they caught 28 carp totalling over 640 lb.

Lee & Colin arrived on Saturday and were here for 6 days.
Lee opted for Harrier and opted to try Rosehip over Trigga (lake specials). His week started slow and peeked on Wednesday with his most catches in one day and his biggest.
Lee landed all but one of his fish on Rosehip topped with fake corn, with one landing to Trigga (lake specials) topped with fake corn.
Lee landed 13 carp over the week totalling 303 lb 15 oz, 1 of which was over 30 lb weighing in at 30 lb 8 oz.

Colin fished Owl over the week and started his week off with his second biggest fish over the week.
Most of his catches were also caught on Rosehip topped with fake corn with 2 of his carp landing to Trigga (lake specials) topped with fake corn.
Lee landed 9 carp over the week but a 30 eluded him with his biggest weighing in at 28 lb 12 oz.

John arrived on Sunday and was here for 5 days, when he arrived he was happy to see Buzzard was not taken and opted for that while Scott went next to him in Hawk.
The left side of the lake was slower than the right, John and Scott started the week using Trigga topped with fake corn. Johnís last two fish, including his biggest, fell to Dynamite fresh squid, Octopus & Black Pepper.
Between them they landed 6 carp totalling 132 lb 14 oz, with John landing the only 30 between them weighing in at 30 lb 4 oz.
John has already booked for the opening week of 2013.

Of the 28 carp landed there were 2 x 30ís, 19 x 20ís (of which 7 were upper 20ís)

The top fish for the week were: 30.8 lb, 30.4 lb, 29.7 lb & 28.12 lb.

Here are a few of the fish from the week.

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planchon
22-10-2012, 19:52
Etang de Planchonís twenty-ninth week saw the arrival of Drew Harvey & his son Cole from Sheffield, Daniel Kelly from Worcester Park & Tom Mason and his girlfriend Natalie from Dorset.
The guys didnít know each other when they arrived but over the week they got on so well they are coming back as a group next September.
Also David Morley came for a days fishing, it was his second time here.

This weekís weather was a mixed bag of sunshine (briefly) followed by rain, then some more rain, a little sun and then some rain.
Between the four anglers here for the week they managed to land 51 carp totalling over 1200 lb.
David added two carp to this totalling 48 lb.

Drew & Cole arrived first on Saturday and needed a double swim as Cole was only 12, they opted for Kestrel. Their catches were slow to kick off but once they started topping their boilies with fake corn and putting out beds of pellet, hemp & maize their catch rate started going up.
They fished Nutrabaits BFM, Salmon, Caviar & black pepper boilies, all but 2 of their fish landed to this topped with fake corn. The other two fish were landed on Dynamite fresh squid, Octopus & Black Pepper and Mistral Rosehip, both topped with fake corn.
Between them they landed 13 carp totalling 297 lb, Drewís biggest was 27 lb 4 oz and Coleís was 27 lb. They both went away having beaten their UK PBís.

Danny arrived next, Saturday afternoon and opted for Buzzard at the dam wall. He caught steadily over the week trying Mistral Rosehip and Frank Warwick ďthe RelishĒ boilies.
He was looking to land himself a 30 and he was not disappointed, his second to last fish was a 31 lb 6 oz common.
He landed himself 14 fish over the week totalling 336 lb, all but one fell to Rosehip topped with fake corn, his other fish was caught on The Relish boilie topped with fake corn. He had also been laying out beds of pellet hemp & maize.

Tom arrived on Sunday and decided to fish in Harrier, he had half the lake to himself as the other guys were on the opposite side of the lake. He was looking to break his UK PB, he smashed it with his first carp when it weighed in at 37 lb 4 oz.
His catches were on a mixed bag of boilies. He used Nutrabaits BFM, Salmon, Caviar & black pepper, Mistral Rosehip and Dynamite fresh squid, Octopus & Black Pepper. All but 2 of his boilies were topped with fake corn, the other two were topped with red pop ups. He was also putting out beds of Pellet, Hemp & maize.
Tom caught 24 carp over the week totalling 589 lb 13 oz, three of which were 3ís with his biggest being his first fish.

David Morley has a holiday home in Chateauponsac and decided while he was here to pop in for a days fishing, he was looking to catch a bigger carp than his last visit.
He landed himself two fish during the day, each one beating his previous PB here & in the UK.
He landed himself a 23 lb 12 oz and a 24 lb 4 oz.
Both were caught on Strawberry boilies, one topped with fake corn and the other topped with a tutti frutti pop up.

Of the 53 carp landed there were 4 x 30ís, 43 x 20ís (of which 16 were upper 20ís)

The top fish for the week were: 37.4 lb, 32.8 lb, 32.6 lb & 31.6 lb Common.

Here are a few of the fish from the week.

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planchon
28-10-2012, 11:16
Etang de Planchon’s thirtieth and final week of season 2 saw the arrival of Andy & Sam Lane (with their family) arrive for their sixth visit and Lee Evans & Mike Jones (with his son Liam) arrive for their second visit.
Being the last week of the season there will be no more catch reports until next April, but watch out for a few updates and news letters of the work that will be going on over the winter.

This week’s weather started a little wet but the sun soon arrived and then there were visible signs of temperatures starting to drop for the cold snap expected next week.
Between the four anglers here for the week they managed to land 91 carp totalling over 2250 lb.

Andy and Sam arrived on Sunday and they were here until Friday, initially they were coming on their own but as the Gite was vacant, Andy decided to bring his whole family for their second visit. He said it’s nice to have his whole family with him but I am sure he enjoyed having a few gophers with him to fetch stuff for him.
Andy opted for Falcon, unfortunately we had no Trigga lake specials left so Andy decided to fish Rosehip and fake corn as this had been doing well over the last few weeks. The plan was that Sam would fish Owl during the day but bring 1 rod and fish with Andy in Falcon over night, due to a late afternoon flight Andy & Sam decided on fishing in Falcon the first night and setting Sam up in Owl the next day. The first night was very productive, they started after their evening meal and landed 6 fish up to breakfast the next morning.
Andy chased a 30 all week but unfortunately the only 1 that came to his swim ended up being landed by Sam. Andy had 22 carp totalling 532 lb, his biggest over the week was a lovely 28 lb 12 oz common.
Sam fished Owl during the days and was with his dad at night, he too fished Rosehip and fake corn.
Also 2 nights in the week neither of them fished as they had the luxury of going to sleep in the Gite if they were too tired. Sam landed himself 19 carp totalling 488 lb 10 oz, although his dad beat him on numbers he did land the biggest fish over the week. He had 4 x 30’s over the week with the biggest weighing in at 32 lb 4 oz.

Lee Evans & Mike Jones arrived on Monday and were also only fishing until Friday, Lee opted for Hawk and Mike wanted a double as he had his son Liam was here as a guest, he chose Kestrel.
Their previous visit didn’t produce any 30’s so they were looking to land one this trip.
Lee fished Rosehip topped with fake corn or fake tiger nut pop ups, his first 24 hours produced more fish than his previous visit.
Lee landed himself 24 carp totalling 590 lb 4 oz, he landed himself four 30’s with 1 of them being the biggest out of the group for the week weighing in at 37 lb.
Mike also fished Rosehip topped with fake corn, fake tiger nut & fake maggot. He also landed more fish than his previous visit. His total fish count was 26 carp totalling 604 lb 9 oz. He had three 30’s with his biggest being his first fish of the trip weighing 35 lb 14 oz.
Mike’s son Liam was here as a guest, Lee had mentioned previously that he likes to talk, we often heard him having a little sing song in welsh and Lee even turned his walkie talkie off sometimes so he could get some sleep. Liam was very helpful to the lads as he was always there to help land the fish, unless of course it was at night. One night Mike managed to run for a fish trip and pull up the back of the bivvy, not that it bothered Liam as he happily stayed asleep whilst with no bivvy above him, he didn’t believe the guys when they told him.

We were lucky that Lee got this photo because apparently he was in a lot of pain from laughing so hard from Mike’s accident.

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Of the 91 carp landed there were 11 x 30’s, 70 x 20’s (of which 30 were upper 20’s)

The top fish for the week were: 37 lb, 35.14 lb, 32.4 lb Common, 31.4 lb & 3 x 31.2 lb.

Here are a few of the fish from the week.

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Check out the gallery photos here: www.carp-fishinginfrance.com/gallery_catch_12.htm (http://www.carp-fishinginfrance.com/gallery_catch_12.htm)

Etang de Planchon website: www.carp-fishinginfrance.com (http://www.carp-fishinginfrance.com)

keith wright
28-10-2012, 18:25
good end to the season fella , look forward to reading next Yrs reports:cool:

John
28-10-2012, 19:17
Great year you've had looking through the reports, well done all :clap: