June & July 2018 – soaring temperatures, good fishing and great company for the summer at Les Lacs du Verger…
June & July really are lovely months to be fishing in France, with a real summer holiday party atmosphere. The fishing can be slow at times especially during the heat of the day, but there is always a chance… and the odd isolated summer shower can certainly bring a welcome flurry of activity!
The temperatures have been progressively soaring in the Champagne region, with 40+ degrees heat recorded at the lakes during July, so a great leisurely time to be had by all, enjoying relaxing with friends with plenty of laughter, good food & beers/wine/champagne and the odd gin & tonic (!) and some great evening carp battles to look forward to!
Orchard and Willow lakes have still fished well despite the super hot conditions – it has been very challenging for both new guests and returning anglers this summer for sure, and all have certainly worked very hard for their fish – a big well done from all at Les Lacs du Verger!!!
“Fishing tough. High temperatures but managed to eek a few out. As ever we had a great time in this slice of heaven, with Mike & Claire making it even better. Thanks for all your help and knowledge. See you in October”. John & Phil (Orchard lake)
“The fishing has been really good even in very hot weather…We had 3o carp and with the weather so hot we were not expecting to do so well. The carp in this lake fight hard. A big thank you to Mike & Claire, you have been great. The food has been great and seeing big Dave not finish his food is a first! We look forward to returning again soon. ” Grant, Dave, Les & Andy (Orchard lake)
“The lake is an amazing place, great fish…love the place & looking forward to coming back for another go!” Lee (Willow lake)
“Absolutely awesome lake this! Carp were feeding hard most mornings on naturals in the silt…which made it a tough week. Catching a 50 each within an hour was unbelievable and we were buzzing!!! Can’t wait to come back for another go, thank you.”Dean (Willow lake)
“We will continue to come back as every year…40 deg did not help the fishing only the sunbathing!” Andy, Chris, Dave & Daren (Orchard lake)
“Very hot but had a great time!” Will, Jason & Andy
“What a surprise turning up to find Marcus and Bianca on site, and staying all week! That meant plenty of wine, beer & champagne, not forgetting the coffee & brandy – now to the fishing – if you can catch fish during the day in 41 deg heat you must be good – therefore we must be good – LOL!!! Seriously, so hot you didn’t want to walk round and bait up so we used the bait boat to do the job …and WE’RE GONNA NEED A BIGGER BOAT!!! Great week” Geoff, Nigel, Frank & Matt (Orchard lake)
“A week fishing at LLdV with a great group of guys – so much laughter, fun, food and drink, sunshine galore and fantastic memories – thank you all… we loved it!” Marcus and Bianca