Finally, the flyers were on their way to Ray at Angling Direct hopefully to be distributed to thousands of would be guests of La Tremblaye, happy days. All the hard work that has gone into said flyers and the website should get a few interested carp addicts across the channel to sample the delights provided by mine hosts John & Jan, and kick start this new adventure into which they have put so much time and energy.
Mmmm, heres me praising the efforts of said host , working my stumpy little sausage fingers to the bone and guess what arrives on my laptop ? Want to hear more ? Ok then i’l tell you !
Sat peacefully studying the form for the 4-30 at Warwick the following day like you do with my millions ready in the Bet 365 account ( ok then , pennies lol ) i notice an e-mail flash up in the corner of the screen from the lake. Kitchen finished ? More bait needed ? Grass cut ? Oh no, far more sinister than that ! All i see when i open the message is Johns face with a grin ear to ear holding a rather large kipper over the unhooking mat, with a little note underneath , ” guess what i caught within 10 minutes of setting up, just under 40lb what do you think about that ? ”
So not content with owning one of the prettiest lakes i have seen in france he has to start POACHING it , jeez some people have no scruples ( whatever that means, I’ve heard my mum say it so if its good enough for her then its definitely good enough for me ) Here i am , doing the hard bit, and John goes and catches a finned pig and sticks it in my face and asks me what i think, i’l tell you what i think, ********************************************** ha ha even spellcheck couldn’t have sorted that lot !!!
Impressive, seeing as its not one of the fish John stocked, i wonder what else is swimming about in the depths, there are going to be a few surprises i can tell you. John also caught an old friend he has named drop tail ,for obvious reasons, that he first caught at 14lb last November, which now weighs in at just under 20, nearly 6lb in under 6 months that is a fantastic sign for the lake.
If all its inhabitants are growing anywhere near that rate , with the continuous introduction of the boilie and pellet feed we should see some fantastic fish out to future guests, oh bring on May, i can’t wait, just as long as the carping pirate doesn’t keep pillaging all the swims.
Spoke to Ray and the flyers are now being distributed to customers from the shop so a big thanks to him and the staff. All the tackle has been put together and is awaiting transportation to the lake in readiness, and my camera and batteries are ready for the much needed piccies of the lakes jewels for the website ( i might just bring myself to put Johns fish on there if i can stomach it lol )
Until next time my hearties, as Long John Silver once said , ” that f****** parrot has just s**t on my shoulder again ” , enjoy !!!