Spring Flowers at Notaires Carp Lakes

Notaires Carp Lake in France

Winter has been long and wet though not particularly cold this year, so it is a pleasant surprise to see the crocuses starting to come through so early at Notaires. The ‘warm’ wet weather has been good for the fish as the aquifers are refilled after the drought of the least two years and there have been plenty of opportunities to feed the carp with the lakes not freezing over at all this winter.

Even so, the fishing was excellent last year and the lake record was repeatedly raised until it stood at 45lbs 8oz to Matt.

We started a fish chipping campaign in 2012, using micro RFID chips. The person who catches a carp not previously tagged gets to name it. This has proved very popular with guests. A summary of the fish that have been tagged so far can be seen below. (Note, these fish form only a small proportion of all those caught in 2012.)

fish tag id

No. of times caught

FishName

010300dc0c0c

1

Tiddles
961001200052972

1

Poppy
961001200053048

1

George
961001200053106

2

961001200053119

1

961001200053241

1

Shamu
961001200053331

3

Willow
961001200053439

1

Frankie
961001200053443

5

Harriet (31lbs)
961001200053532

1

Bam Bam
961001200053574

1

Bubbles
961001200053577

3

961001200053695

1

961001200053745

4

Big Ben (32lbs)
961001200053934

1

Two Spot
961001200053954

1

961001200054069

1

Buzz
961001200054289

1

The Daddy
961001200054313

1

Jeta
961001200054433

2

Ellery
961001200054441

4

The Horse (45lbs 8oz)
961001200054458

2

961001200054470

1

Nemo

The larger tagged fish feature more often in the catch reports (due to their appetite?)  and while twenty-three carp have been tagged so far there are still another seventy or so waiting to be caught, tagged and named. So, what are you waiting for!

Fishing Holidays at Notaires

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