ABOUT US

We are Wally, Jan and Beth Holder and we’re passionate about carp fishing in France.

We bought L’Etang Baudy in 2005 and have been working hard ever since to turn the 11-acre (4.5 hectare) fishing lake into a going fake rolex watches concern and the rest of the 27-acre (10.9 hectare) site into a haven for local wildlife.

It has been a mammoth undertaking and as with all lakes is an ongoing project.

Wally has had a varied career both in the armed forces and Civvy Street. He is an experienced angler having tried most aspects of the sport since boyhood, catching his first carp in 1964, giving him his great love of carp fishing.

He was water swiss rolex bailiff for the EA and local fishing clubs for many years and once worked on a fish farm rearing carp and koi.

Wally was a canal Ranger on the Basingstoke canal in Hampshire during its restoration period and has also been a Gamekeeper. He is a qualified builder, which will be handy for the eventual renovation of the old brewery buildings.

Jan is your hostess, if she can look after Wally she can look after anyone!

Jan was a senior theatre staff nurse at a large NHS hospital and also nursed in Saudi Arabia for over 2 years. She is a keen fisherwoman when she gets the chance and has been a bailiff for local fishing clubs in the UK.

Both Jan and Wally are experienced scuba divers and when time permits they enjoy car rallying as either participants or spectators. Jan is also quite handy at DIY and acts as Wally’s labourer on the building works.

Beth our daughter aka “The Boss” has settled into life in France. She attends a French school and speaks almost fluent French. She is CORUM watch getting quite good at translating for us and will be pleased to help you out. Beth is learning to fish but still has an aversion to handling her catch. She enjoys most things to do with water although her rowing skills leave a lot to be desired.

We all share our home with the usual menagerie of domestic pets and our chickens and ducks that supply the fresh eggs for your breakfast.


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