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Barn Owl Lake
Location: This private water in the South of France (1 h ? west of Toulouse) between the towns of Auch and Condom (no, it's not joke) in the Gers county.
Description: There is no public access to the lake. The lake is about 2.5 acres (1 hectare). The depth is between 1 to 6m. The bottom is silt clay. It may seem a long drive but it worth it as you will enjoy the South climate which means warm temperature early and late in the year. The easy solution is to fly down. The flights companies offers very cheap flights to Toulouse and Pau and as we propose you to provide you bait, tackle, you only need a bag of clothes and wash bag.
Stock: It is stocked with carp up to 20kg+ (44lb+). The average is 8-12kg (17 – 26lb). There are also koi carp up to 15kg (33lb), grass carp up to 16-18kg (35- 39lb), sturgeon up to 20kg (44lb) and 20kg (44lb) mandarin catfish.
The fishing is easy to moderate. The lake is only fished occasionally so there is not a lot of pressure. To put things into perspective, the resident owner & fisherman Simon Horton easily manages 3-4 thirties per afternoon just fishing with a couple of rods in the margins.
Facilities: On site there is a mobile home with a small kitchen, a lounge, 1 bedroom with double bed and a smaller bedroom with 2 single beds suitable for children. Of course a toilet and shower are also present. Saucepans, cutlery, dishes, bed linen, and tea towel are provided.
Bait available on site : If needed, some particles may be supplied on site as well as frozen boilies.
* Airport pick up service : 100 euros. If you prefer, we may help you to rent a car.
* Fishing tackle to hire on site : You may hire rods, bivvys, bedchairs (if you prefer to sleep on the bank), rods, reel, rod pod. You only need to bring your end tackle box and sleeping bags. In the case you choose to hire tackle with us, a breakage deposit will be asked when you arrive and that will be refunded on departure if nothing is damaged.
* Optional food available: So you will only have to focus on your fishing. It will comprise a breakfast + evening meal. Please contact us for more details.
Booking though: http://www.essexanglingholidays.com