Venison steaks on the bank, I wish, although they are a bit are a bit deer for me

Yeah, yeah , I know, sorry about the title of the post, if that’s the best joke I’ve got it’s going to be a long day.

Martin and Dave arrived to lovely weather for their first visit to La Tremblaye ,and after a cuppa and walk round decided to make base camp in the outlet.

As part of their annual pilgrimage across the channel the lads have always cooked for themselves al fresco, which would be a first for the lake,and as expected the  whole swim was spotless throughout their stay which is a credit to them, and obviously a deterrent for any vermin which has been a major plus at the lake due to the cleanliness of the bank side. Thank you for that boys.

Well after the cook tent was erected, 2 fridges, 2 x 4 burner cookers, professional catering pots and pans, pressure cooker, fresh coffee percolator, gas containers , it was now Friday and time to pack up and get ready for the journey home lol ( only kidding, jealousy is not a good thing ). All that was missing was the appearance of Gordon Ramsey and Jamie Oliver as the set up would have done them proud.

Now for the food, something a little special me thinks as Dave was into a little hunting, so included hand made burgers and venison ( mmmmmm), along with an array of herbs and spices.

Saturday night and Dave managed to get a couple of rods in while Martin chilled.

After our chats before the trip the lads brought along some crayfish traps and proceeded to lighten the number of the little critters in the lake. Cleaned and prepared these were then cooked as a starter ( can I tag along next time please ).

On the fishing front both caught pbs with Dave breaking his twice with a 36 mirror then a 39 grassie , happy days. 6 fish in total for the week in glorious conditions .

Just before departing, the lads explained that normally they don’t revisit venues but we’re considering coming back which is a credit to the work John and Jan put into the place, and left some fantastic remarks in the book. 

Thanks for coming, hope to see you soon , it was a pleasure .


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