A new article from Ron Key, one of our expert field testers…
As an Angling Lines field tester it’s always exciting visiting a new water but when it’s called Jonchery there’s added excitement and anticipation. I remember Jonchery; its history and its reputation for quality carp from way back in the nineties and now there’s a new lake; Jonchery 7!
Nestled at the foot of the Le Digue du Brevonnes, the massive dam that forms the Lac du Temple is a tree lined five acre pool. Separated from the original Jonchery by a series of stock ponds it is quiet, secluded and very, very, carpy.
Jonchery 7 is quite unique, bookings are for the whole lake and it has only one swim, a large double swim that dominates the lake and easily swallowed up our two bivvies and a cooking shelter. It’s an ideal venue for a couple of anglers wanting some exclusivity or a family wanting privacy. There are enough carp to keep the most impatient fisherman busy and plenty of large powerful fish to keep the most ambitious angler satisfied too. The swim is about a third of the way along the lake which seems strange. It does however leave water unfished and free of lines and for those who want some variety and like to stalk their fish. This is a real bonus.
It is quite a walk from the facilities which are shared with the main lake so taking a bike is a good option. We also found the bike a useful baiting accessory nipping around to the far margin with a bag of boilies and pellets. The facilities are comprehensive to say the least including a wet room, UK style toilet, dining room, kitchen with oven, microwave, fridge freezer and large freezer, even a dishwasher. The village shop and bar is only a couple of minutes drive down the road and the major super markets are about 10K away. There is also a boat at the lake so don’t forget your life jackets… You can read the rest of the article here