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Moulin Lake News

Joanne Sets New Women’s Lake Record

Joanne Sets New Women’s Lake Record

Joanne Turner is one of the nicest, but keenest carp anglers we’ve met, so it was fitting her utter dedication brought a new Moulin WLR in August 2016 with this 28.1lbs common. She was even more chuffed to bits that she also out-fished hubby Andrew during the week by banking more carp poundage!

Wet Whitsun & Willow Branch

Wet Whitsun & Willow Branch

The Whitsun weekend in late May 2016 was the wettest for 40 years – so an old man in the boulangerie says! Around 60mm of heavy rain fell in 15 mins, when 3 freak storms all collided over Loches. The quantity of rain was ridiculous and too much for the huge willow branch near deck 3 which snapped and fell in the lake. Chain-sawing chest deep in water was a new nervy experience – but big thanks to regular angling guest Roger Hoare for help with the clear-up and landing the main trunk!

Asian Hornet’s Nest Shot Down!

Asian Hornet’s Nest Shot Down!

Leaves fell from the lakeside walnut tree in early November 2015 to reveal a huge egg-shaped structure about 1 metre high, hanging in the upper branches – an unwelcome Asian Hornet’s nest, perfectly camouflaged in summer. These foreign invaders destroy bees at their hives. Our local bee-keeper loathes them, and arrived at twilight with a shotgun to blast the intricate papier-mache monster into chunks which he sprayed once they fell. A free jar of honey reward for alerting him!

Amelie to the Rescue!

Amelie to the Rescue!

In May 2015 regular lake visitor Mark Greatorex had a bit of a problem when both his lines kicked off at the same time…solution…. hand the second rod to your 10-year-old daughter! Amelie who has accompanied Dad here since she was two, expertly kept control until Mark landed carp 1 and then took over to reel in number 2. With her sister Scarlett and a pair of decent mirror carp it made for a top photo!

New Lake Record of 43.4lbs

New Lake Record of 43.4lbs

Jason Aldred from London had an extraordinary sequence run during August 2014 as his first four carp – all mirrors were 39.2lbs, 36.3lbs, 43.4lbs (new lake record) and 30.1lbs – all verified on electronic scales. Jason then followed up with a 26, 25 and 24lbs. Strange thing was, the 43.4 had evaded the lake netting in April. Cunning these carp!

More Carp Added

In January 2015 a further fifteen carp – a mix  of pristine mirrors and commons - in the 20-30lbs bracket were added by one of France’s most respected suppliers to our existing stock, taking the head of carp in the lake to somewhere around 60. The delivery in oxygenated tanks, arrived late in the day but despite the winter darkness all fish were safely transported and released.

Elusive Grass Carp Caught!

More stock added after netting

A proud Wayne Penfold banked one of our pair of elusive grass carp in June 2014. It was only the second time one has come out since 2007, when they were introduced into the lake to help control any weed by local French lake owner Guy – in exchange for a bottle of whisky! This one now weighed in around the early-20’s – but just to show what elusive silver torpedoes they are – both jumped over the Spring lake netting like a couple of salmon!

Spring Lake Netting

Spring Lake Netting

On a Spring day before the start of the 2014 season the Moulin lake was completely netted out to check on both the health of the carp and also remove many unwanted other residents. Carried out by our trusted carp supplier and his crew, it was a dramatic all day affair. Taken out were 140kg of bream, 25kg of roach, a handful of sizeable zander (one 25.8lbs!) and pike, plus a substantial quantity of smaller fish and fry. Only some large ‘doctor fish’ tench and a couple of jack pike were returned to the water.

More stock added after netting

More stock added after netting

Following the lake netting in Spring 2014 we also re-stocked further, adding five substantial new 30lbs plus carp into the lake to supplement the group of 41 lifted by the nets – although inevitably, a few others evaded capture, hiding in the margins or under the jetty, including one the largest carp in the lake! Two of the biggest new additions were both over 35lbs.

Contact Details

Moulin de Boutineau
Perrusson 37600
France 

Call us: (0033) 247 91 58 55

Email: jujubask@orange.fr

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