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Back From France

April 26th, 2009 Comments off

Well I am now back from fishing in France, came back a day early. Not the best trip and apart from the company ( Mick) it would have been a complete disaster. As it was it was the worst trip I have ever been on and I would not recommend the venue at all. Certainly the venue is pretty, and apparently contains carp  however due to reasons I don’t want to go into here I will not be going back ever. The credit crunch will really affect fisheries that are not professionally run and I fear for this one for this reason. I can summarize my catch in 1 line, possion chat and 1 crucian carp… ( plus a mirror of mid 20’s lost at the net).

All in all a complete waste of money and time and considering what is going on will probably be the last French fishing holiday for this year, what a waste. I will post a full review over in Carp-forums.com in the foreign venues section.

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Off to France

April 16th, 2009 Comments off

Well it is almost time to be off to France, after last year at Abbey Lakes we decided to go a little further for this year. Eventually we chose Etang Gallet from Boysaway Carping. Apart from distance from Amsterdam ( it is a little far) it fits all the criteria we had. Another plus is that we probably will be the only anglers on the complex which means easy swim moves.  Another thing it has going for it is Zander and Black bass, I have never caught a Zander and Micks doesnt count :o) so this will be an experience for both of us and I am looking forwards to that style of fishing almost as much as the carp.

Anyway we are off in the next day or so and apart from some blogging from the bivvi ( there is wlan access) it will be silent for a while.

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New Lapdog

April 10th, 2009 Comments off

A visit to the land of bad food and bad weather ( London) can only mean 1 thing… new laptop. Was thinking about replacing my ailing EEEPC 701 for a while and after a mail on a certain mailing list I decided to go for a Samsung NC10. Really happy, it is the sub-notebook I always wanted and all for £335 on Tottenham Court Road.

TCR is really quiet at the moment, you can really see that the economic slow down is starting to bite.. the shops are empty with staff just hanging around. Not that there are spectacular bargains to be had as they don’t seem to be interested. Oh well their loss.

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