I’ve just returned from a week’s fishing on the newly opened Etang Le Rocher and what an exceptional venue it is. First impressions last and it didn’t disappoint, from the moment you drive through the gate it’s clear that attention to detail has not been spared. The fishing accomodation itself is fully equipped to the highest standard with 2 Flat screen TV’s and sky as a bonus. The log burning fire is another real treat especially on cold wet nights on which we did have few at the start and just adds to the whole ambience of the place. The two sets of bi-folding doors brings the outside in when the sun comes out with ample space to fish from the lodge if you so wish. The upstairs bedrooms are pleasantly laid out with 3 comfortable beds in each with the shower and toilet placed in-between.
The Bailiff (Ross and his partner Pixie) are very welcoming and friendly with Ross having a very good knowledge of the lake and is more than forthcoming in giving hints and tips. Pixie is an excellent cook and accommodating even to the most fussy of eaters as we had in our party. (me)
The tackle shop is well stocked with everything that you might need on the bank, Bait was obtained from Ross at reasonable prices and was always on hand when we run low.
The lake itself is beautifully set out and the swims immaculate with the added bonus of a socket in each swim to charge up the essentials, The Bivvies’ bed chair and all hard ware brand new and to the highest standard.
The most important part is the fish and on that front it definitely didn’t disappoint, from the first night we caught hard fighting excellent condition fish and continued on through the whole week until the last morning.
Common Carp caught ranging from 30lb2oz to 51lb lake record known as Big Ted (what a fish by the way) – Mirrors from 24lb up to 46lb and the 2 Sturgeon coming out at 38lb and 29lb respectively.
On a whole it was an amazing week with future trips booked for later on in the year and next year already pencilled in.