Sunday, June 26, 2011

Brittany holiday cottage with private pool

Within the group currently staying at the Brittany holiday cottage with private pool is a keen Salmon fisherman from Wales.

He had an evening on the L'evel a few days ago and caught 2 Salmon parr both about 7 inches long and last night I popped over too the Blavet with him just north of Baud following a report from a friend that he had seen alot of fly fishermen fishing around one of the locks that contains a pair of fish ladders.

We did have a week of heavy rain last week and the guest explained that when the rivers are full of water thats the time to fish for the Salmon. We arrived 5 days after all the rain and the river was back to normal however that did not stop him from having a few hours of fun, catching 2 chub of 3lbs on a dry fly and having half a dozen more takes to get the blood rushing.

It was a wonderful evening as it had been bright and sunny all day with temperatures reaching 28 degrees and fish were rising all the time with plenty of insect life around.

For a video of the first fish caught see: Fishing the blavet

La Forge is just a 10 minute drive to the river Blavet which was voted the best course fishing river of France in 2006.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Brittany holiday cottage with private pool

A few weeks ago within the group staying at La Forge, the Brittany holiday cottage with private pool was a keen fly fisherman who went out most evenings to fish the Tarun and L' Evel rivers that are located within the hamlet of Kerbourbon.

He just fished the evening rises and caught on every occasion, catching small brown trout and Salmon Parr. the biggest fish was a 1 1/2 trout towards the end of the holiday, all fish were returned.

He also had a crack at the chub around the bridge of l'Evel and caught a pair around 3 or 4 lbs.

He said he enjoyed the fishing as it was a challenging venue to cast and explained that the presentation of the fly was paramount to get the take.

The Tarun is just 100 meters from the Brittany holiday cottage with private pool.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Brittany holiday cottage with private pool

After a week at La Forge the Brittany holiday cottage with private pool a lovely couple from Devon departed and a new set from Wales arrived to start a 2 week holiday at the cottage.

The couple from Devon enjoyed the markets at Aurray and Hennebont and of course meal at Le Cheval Blanc situated in Baud.

La Forge is available to rent all year for guest to enjoy the best of Brittany.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Brittany holiday cottage with private heated pool

With great weather today at the Brittany holiday cottage with private heated pool I decided to pop down to the coast for a spot of fishing. I decided to give the mark about a mile up stream from the Bar de Etel, as the last time I was there the coefficient was running at 115 with a very high tide and it ended up being unfishable with the tide running so strong, even so 3 fish were caught. ( that particular day this mark was chosen as it looked to dangerous to fish the Bar de Etel).

Today the coefficient was at 62 with a moderate high tide at 1pm. I arrived at 9am and had 2 rods fishing by 9.30, both rods were used on the normal set up of a single hook length of 4 ft tide to a swivel that was connected to the main line with a free running break away ledger of 150 grammes. I expected today to be a very different experience than my first visit to be shocked to see my weights being swept 50 meters upstream within 10 minutes and on every retrieve expected to loose my tackle because it was getting snagged every time and on each retrieve the weight and hook was covered with weed.

By 12pm I had enough and moved around to a sheltered bay and no longer suffered the gear being swept away. I used rag worm and fished until 2pm when I gave up having no bites at all, through out the day.

For guest staying at La Forge or La veille Maison, there is a beach caster and reel available to use.