Carp in 4 cancer

If you would like to read the letter that we received from Carp in 4 cancer please click on the first 2 images to the right.

Also to the far right we have got a certificate from goldenballs.

Paul – August 2011

Hi Jan and of course Wally

Sorry for the delay in writing to you, but so much going on since we returned from a great time at your lovely lake. We have told everyone about it, Paul had such a good time and I enjoyed the peace and exploring.

Thank you once again and we will broadcast your lake to any fishing people we come across and I am sure we will be back in the Spring, if not before.

Take good care


Alistair – June 2011

Hi Jan and Wally, just a wee note to say thank you for your hospitality and kindnesses, I really enjoyed fishing your lake even if i did get off to a slow start.

I am already looking forward to visiting you again next year and i know Howard will too.

All the best to you both.

Alistair Innes .

Jim – April 2011

Hi Jan, Wally and Beth, dogs cats and lucky Jim

Just wanted to say thanks to you all for making my first ever fishing trip to France so enjoyable without your help I don't think i would have enjoyed replica watches it so much, although I never managed to net any of your 40+ fish or your big grass carp or the 20+ koi carp you have, the 30 plus fish I did catch the biggest of which was 36+ were fantastic and in prime condition and enabled me to beat my previous p b many, times plus the fact the pitch you allocated me was massive with enough privacy, add to that I only had to bring my reels and end tackle and you supplied everything else within the price, all in all this was great, the food was great, but for me I found the portions a bit large but for someone with a bigger appetite they will love it. I will have no hesitation in recommending your place to anybody who asks and if I Cheap Chouette ever come back fishing in France I would definitely come back to you.

Regards Jim

Kev – July 2010

Dear Wally & Jan, We thought we'd send you these pics from our recent stay with you, we really enjoyed our time at L'Etang Baudy - hope to see you in the future!

Many thanks Kevin & Sue

Tony - june 2010

Hi Jan, Wally, and Beth, Once again I had a great time fishing at your lake. The hospitality, advice on hand, and overall helpfulness was outstanding! I thoroughly enjoyed the food package and was full after every meal, even if it was a little too overfull! Lol I cannot recommend this lake enough and will endeavour to make as many people as possible aware of your wonderful piece of France with fantastic fishing, stunning surroundings and the perfect hosts.

My kindest regards Tony

Paul - may 2010

Hi jan and wally

Hope your all well hoping to sort flights out for next year. Thanks for a great week.

Best wishes Paul

Chris – October 2009

Just thought I’d post about my trip to L’Etang Baudy that I won in the Carp Forum charity auction. I was a bit dubious about what to expect as nobody had anything (good or bad) to say about the place, and all in it seemed like a great value trip (too good to be true?) Well all I can say is that I was blown away by the venue, and the hospitality of Jan and Wally! We arrived at about lunchtime and were taken for a good walk around the lake and shown the facilities. The lake is very deceptive, from the images on the website and the description that it is in the town, you replica watches uk would (as we did) think that the lake was going to be small and urban. In fact it’s quite the opposite, the lake is deceptively big and the location, although on the outskirts of the town it seems quite rural, with plenty of trees and shrubbery to give cover and seclusion. READ MORE.....

Dave & Pam – September 2009

This is our second visit to Wally’s this year, a lovely eleven-acre French lake. As usual the bivvies were up and all equipment that we had requested was in place, the weather was changeable, and we had to work hard to attract the carp. After about 3 hours the alarm screamed and I was in to 29lb 7oz mirror, the fish was in perfect condition. My wife Pam soon struck into a 24lb Mirror, another lovely carp. We caught a total of 27 fish the largest being 29lb 7oz. Most were caught using stringers and ocean fresh sweet banana boilies. Our line was 15lb Berkley Trilene big game, and size 6 micro barb hooks. Jan & Wally made our stay comfortable and enjoyable, and nothing was too much trouble for them, this is a venue that we will continue to return to. The Lake is situated near, St Yrieix la Perche about 30 km from Limoges. Hope this is helpful.

Ron – September 2009

Hi I have just come back from a week in the south of central France, run by an English couple who nothing is too much trouble. Tent, bed, rods, pod, net, unhooking mat, chair all supplied. Smallest carp caught 11.12lbs biggest 33.12lbs; biggest fish in lake just over 41lbs. Plenty of features to fish to from well laid swims. The second time I have been there and will be going again next year.

Dave & Pam – May 2009

Thanks to having returned to carp fishing this year after a ten-year absence, we decided to try a French Carp fishing holiday. Trawling through the Internet we found Etang Baudy, about 30 km south of Limoges. It fitted in perfectly with our holiday plans, so we took the plunge and booked on line. The booking was easy and we were told that all equipment i.e. Bivvies, Rods, bed chair and so on were supplied free of charge, although we had already decided to take our own fishing equipment. READ MORE.....

Will – July 2008

48 Hours at Etang Baudy

The fishing at the barrage has been dire lately, and I felt my angling was well and truly in a rut as a result fishing the same peg in the same way for days and weeks on end. Add to this the sweltering summer weather and my impending return to the UK in September, I felt a few nights under the stars on a new venue would be the perfect salve. My search online brought me to Etang Baudy, owned by English couple Wally and Jan Holder. From the off, the lake looked unusual - the pictures on the website showed a lake in a relatively urban setting instead of the usual tree-lined banks. Despite this, the owners’ insistence that this wasn’t a runs water and my nagging suspicion that the lake was actually much more mature and secluded than it looked, were enough to persuade me this was the venue for me. On arrival, the lake looked great and as Wally and Jan walked me round and talked me through each swim I was getting good vibes about the session. The weather was overcast for a change, in fact I had driven through some heavy drizzle to get there, and amongst the lilies and islands I felt sure I’d find a fish or two. Some of the swims looked very ‘carpy’ indeed, but when Wally referred to the unfished end of the lake, my appetite was wet: that instinct to strike out and try new things could be indulged again, and I was soon boating my gear across the lake into swim 2. READ MORE.....

Dave – June 2008

As I arrived at Etang Baudy I didn't know what to expect. Jan and Wally (the owners) took me for a walk around the lake, it was a virgin lake, it has only been open for a couple of years and it was a fantastic looking lake. It had beds of lily pads, a few islands and it was just the perfect place to spend the week fishing. As I set the rods up on the Saturday afternoon I could see several fish top in a short period of time. Once all three rods were out i was feeling really confident with the 1st night, but I did not manage to hook anything that night. So Then I realised that this was going to be a real challenge. The next morning I was up at 9.00am watching the water on a miserable morning when suddenly to my delight the right hand rod took off, which I had of placed by the lilies at 30 yards range. It was only a small one at 14lb but it was the 1st fish so I was pleased. I decided at about 11.30am that I would put one rod next to the island as I saw a bit of movement on the spot I had been baiting up. At mid-day as, I was just about to make a brew, when the left hand rod by the island ripped off taking yards of line, once I finally got her in I knew this was a good fish, it weighed in at 34lb (two tone) I was delighted, this was a cracking fish. READ MORE.....

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