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NEWS

March 2016

Works got underway this winter for a waterside lodge.

In the first week we had wind, snow and torrential rain thrown at us. Week two has been kinder, noted by the blue skies.

Caravan Lake work March 2016

January 2016

A HAPPY NEW YEAR to all our customers.  Some big changes underway for our Caravan Lake this year.  It will increase in size (around 3 acres) with a bigger stamp of carp taking resident, our fish stock will be 100 carp predominantly 20’s, 30’s, a couple of 40’s, two sturgeon around the 30lb mark and a couple of grass carp 35lb and 42lb.    It will be open for business beginning of May 2016.  We will also be building a lodge (sleeps 4) which can be rented exclusively with the lake.  BUT fear not our loyal Caravanners!   We are keeping the  caravan pitches but the lake can only be rented exclusively and on  a first come first serve basis.  All these changes come at a price and this means a different tariff to last year.  N.B.  However, if you have already make your booking, as promised we will keep it at the 2015 price.

Sept 2015

Hazel at Etang Marolles

“Thank you Caroline & Dave for the lovely warm welcome, amazing meals and spectacular setting to fish.  High 20 degrees all week with over 400lb of the best specimen carp ever seen.  Healthy, beautiful fish, cracking 30lb+ caught off middle back bank and continuous 20lb+ each day.  We found this gem of a location due to Graham and Jules, thank you for sharing your find.  We feel we have found a little bit of paradise and look forward to visiting again next year”.  Hazel & Colin

August 2015

Plenty of catches for Sarah, Wayne and young Ewan during their week early August.
"We have had a fantastic time, it has been that good we decided to stay longer than planned!  Lots of action on the caravan lake followed by some lovely catches on the main lake.  Thanks again for a great fishing holiday!  Sarah, Wayne and Ewan.

Sarah Wayne and Euan Fishing Holiday 2015

Sarah Wayne and Euan Fishing Holiday 2015

Sarah Wayne and Euan Fishing Holiday 2015

Sarah Wayne and Euan Fishing Holiday 2015

July/August 2015

An amazing week on the Caravan Lake for the Smith family.  38 carp banked, including a PB for young Ashley at 34lb, the 40lb grass carp and plenty of 20's. "We have had a fantastic week staying on the Caravan Lake, mine and our two boys (ages 8 & 10) first trip to France, Andy's been many times before.  We managed all to have PB's, including a 40lb grass carp.  38 caught in total.  Dave & Caroline are fantastic hosts, nothing is too much trouble, made us feel very welcome.  Thank you for a lovely week and hope to be back next summer". Andy, Fiona, Ashley & Liam Smith

Ashley & Liam acrp Fishing August 2015

Ashley & Liam acrp Fishing August 2015

Ashley & Liam acrp Fishing August 2015

Ashley & Liam acrp Fishing August 2015

July 2015

Ray was kept busy on the Caravan Lake during week 4-11th July.  Biggest of the week 30lb mirror.

Caravan Lake July 2015

July 2015

It was a pleasure to meet Jacky & Roy who fished the Caravan Lake during week 6-13 May 2015, best fish out for the week was this stunning 32lb common. Well done Roy! 

May 2015

Some fantastic fishing on our Caravan Lake this week, good angling and favourable weather conditions means Graham has banked over 40 fish since his arrival last Saturday (16 May) and this is just day fishing!!!  Biggest so far 36.6lb mirror.

Etang Marolles Carp May 2015

Etang Marolles Carp May 2015

Etang Marolles Carp May 2015

Etang Marolles Carp May 2015

Etang Marolles Carp May 2015

IT'S OFFICIAL...Our first 40lb'er out of the Caravan Lake.  Well done Andy!!!

Caravan Lake forst 40lb - May 2015

A superb week for Jim and Kim (25 April - 2 May).  34 fish banked including the sturgeon.  A definite increase of the average carp weight, the biggest caught this week weighing an impressive 35.8lb (mirror) followed by a 34.6lb common.

 

April 2015

It’s been a great start to the season on the Caravan Lake, with several of the new stock making an appearance on the bank.

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Craig- 39lb Mark - 32lb

Our first 40lb’er has also been caught. 

Our anglers for this week, 25-2 May 2015,  have banked (so far) 22 carp, the biggest at 35.8lb and a  34.6lb common plus our smaller of the two  sturgeons at 21.15lb and this is just day time fishing!

February 2015

Just to liven things up a bit for our laid back caravaners...13 new additions put into the Caravan Lake. A mixed brace of 40's seen here plus a further 11 carp ranging between 30-38lb. Part of our winter programme was to increase the average weight of the fish stock in the Caravan Lake. Beef up your gear lads and lasses, these corkers will certainly put a bend in your rods!.. and we're not finished yet...more carp to be added over the coming weeks.

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December 2012
After the successful drain-down and netting of the Caravan Lake this winter, room was made for these two lumps,  a 38.3lb Carp and a 34.8lb Grass Carp.

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  • A fantastic days fishing for Tom on the Caravan Lake yesterday, with plenty of chances and 11 fish banked, biggest carp weighing in at 20lb.  Well done!"
  • A fantastic days fishing for Tom on the Caravan Lake yesterday, with plenty of chances and 11 fish banked, biggest carp weighing in at 20lb.  Well done!"
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    Our first guests on the caravan lake had a busy time with over 50 carp ranging from doubles up to 32lb - "Fished the caravan lake this week (6-12 May 2012). Caught some nice fish although the weather was bad at times. Loads of action, so much I did not even fish at night. Thanks for a wonderful week at Etang Marolles". Harran & Wilma
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comments corner caravan lake

2015 Season

Week 18-25th July 2015

“One again a superb week of relaxation in a wonderful place.  The hard work put in by David & Caroline make this place what it is.  Great fishing on the Caravan Lake and great company.  Hosts always there when needed.  Peace & quiet.  Can’t wait to return.  Thank you”.  Gill & Steve

“ Landed my first carp 18lb14oz, drew my first sketch, life begins at 60!  Lovely week with great company.  Good cycling on the back roads and La Pellerine gardens worth a visit.  Thank you Gill & Steve for bringing us here”  Will & Bev

May 2015
"A big thank you to you both for all your help this week. We really enjoyed our time with you again.  Average weight of fish has gone up! Will see you again soon". Jim & Kim ( ... and  not forgetting Syd their adorable dog!)

2014 Season

2-9 August 2014
“A wonderful week spent at your lake, fabulous hosts, bent over backwards to help with anything we asked.  Caught plenty of fish, all in very good condition.  Great surroundings, well maintained, great caravan lake, ideal pitch.  Wishing you all the best with future developments, we will be back to see how they are!  Best wishes”
Stu, Charlotte, Kain & Joel

12-19 July 2014
“Once again a fantastic week  on the Caravan Lake.  Thank you for all your efforts, we do appreciate it!  See you soon.”  “ Just don’t want to leave and can’t wait to come back!” 
Gill & Steve

2013 Season

21-28th September 2013
"Another great week! Great hosts!  Many thanks.  See you again next year!"

7-14th September 2013
"What a week's fishing! Plus great hosts too.  Excellent service.  We will return (again!).

Jim, Kim  & Simon

Paul & Sharon had a stonking week on the Caravan Lake (31 Aug-7 Sept).  62 fish banked in total, 5 of which were 20lb with the biggest weighing in at 24lb.

Comments week 31 Aug - 7 Sept 2013
"For an angler and non angler couple this is a great place for a holiday together.  The Caravan Lake is a superb location.  The fishing is good with so much to keep you busy.  5 x 20lb + and a very pleasing 24lb on the first night.  Catching all week and for the non angler a perfect place for total relaxation during the day and long lazy BBQ suppers.  We have had the most wonderful holiday and for the angler's 50th birthday there is no better place he could have been.  Caroline, Dave & family are generous and welcoming and made our stay so memorable.  We can't wait to come back". Sharon and Paul

11-18th May 2013 - “A wonderful week on the Caravan Lake.  Great fishing, wonderful hosts who couldn’t do enough for us.  If only every site was so nice.  Thank you Dave & Caroline so much”  Gill & Steve

“Great place, good fish, Caroline & Dave great hosts.  Fantastic place to come.  We will be back again.  All the best for the  year.” 
Sharon & Phil (Mansfield, Notts)

“Second visit, brilliant time, fishing great.  We thought last time was great, this time was excellent.  Could not wish for better hosts, both very caring, looked after us really well.  Will certainly be back again, won’t leave it so long this time.  Tight lines everyone.” 
Debbie & Martin (Tiptree Essex)

2012 Season


Fabulous stay at your lovely lakes and home.  Caroline, Dave and family very welcoming and nothing was too much trouble.  This will be somewhere we will visit again and again.  The fish were plenty :)
Sharon & Paul 7-13 September 2012

Thanks to Caroline & David for being on hand to help at all times.  Wonderful lake complex, good fishing, well kept grounds.  All in all a great week with good hosts.  Steve, Ginette, Leigh & Maxie 21/07/12

Dave, Caroline and family. A big thank you from Tom and myself. We had a great day on your Caravan Lake with about 12 fish up to 22lb including a nice sturgeon. Great lake, great facilities, great hosts! Merci
Tom and Simon
04/06/12

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