DECEMBER 2009

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2009 - Winter Fishing - 25% reduction until 20 March 2010....

Le Domaine des Iles étant ouvert cet hiver et qui plus est avec une réduction de 25%, j'allais en profiter pour faire une session au chalet du grand étang le week-end du 4/12 au 7/12. Les conditions climatiques étaient idéales pour cette saison avec un vent du sud qui tapait sur ma berge et par conséquent des températures plutôt clémentes pour un mois de décembre. Je venais ici pour finir ma saison de pêche avec pour objectif de prendre quelques poissons afin de garnir mon album photo.
A 16h, toutes les lignes étaient en place et 5 minutes après j'avais mon premier départ avec une décroche à l'arrivée. Tant pis, ce n'était que partie remise. En effet, 10 minutes après je fis mon premier poisson avec une miroir de 15.2kg. Jusque 23h, j'obtenais encore 6 autres carpes miroirs avec des poids allant de 14kg à 15.5kg. Après cela, le temps se mit à changer avec des rafales de vent ainsi qu'une pluie violente entrainant un arrêt soudain des touches.
Le lendemain , le temps était identique à celui de la veille et les poissons se remirent à mordre. Ainsi entre le samedi à 9h et le dimanche à 11h je mis au sec 11 nouvelles carpes avec des poids variant de 14kg à 17.5kg, ce qui me faisait un total de 265kg de carpes en 48h de pêche. Cela était magnifique pour moi car jamais je n'aurais imaginé en prendre autant sur aussi peu de temps.
Ma pêche étant faite et la fatigue de 2 nuits blanches se faisant sentir je préférais rentrer à la maison avec de merveilleux souvenirs plein la tête. Je laissais ces belles tranquilles car avec tout le plaisir qu'elles m'ont proccuré, elles le méritaient bien. En effet si vous respectez la carpe, elle saura vous le rendre au bord de l'eau avec des moments inoubliables comme je viens d'en vivre ce week-end.
Je tiens à signaler également qu' il ne sert à rien de jeter de grosses quantités d'appâts dans l'eau (elles se méfient beaucoup plus de vos amorçages dans ce cas) car un minimum peut rapporter un maximum de résultats et c'est ce qui s'est produit pour moi ce week-end. Croyez-en ma jeune expérience de carpistes et vous ne serez pas déçus.
Je tiens à remercier M. et Mme Caron pour leur hospitalité qui comme à leur habitude est toujours au top et c'est pourquoi je ne cesserai jamais de venter les mérites du Domaine des Iles qui est un endroit magnifique pour tout pêcheur.

Merci à vous et à bientôt pour de nouvelles sessions .
Raphaël Trouillet,


NOVEMBER 2009

WINTER FISHING - 25% Discount

Winter Fishing at Domaine des Iles was far from what we expected arriveing on Monday the 9th November exspecting maybe one or two fish each.
Pete had the first fish 9.30pm, Monday 33.10 mirror yet to make for another at 3 am, that night a 32.14 mirror.
I was woke at 5am and landed a 35.10 mirror 2oz off my PB.
At 11am on Tuesday, I was in again and landed my new PB, a 61.2 common fish of a lifetime.

Pete had more action at 8pm and landed a 33.12 mirror.
The next day Wednesday the 11th was my 40th birthday and at 11.15am, I was in again landing a 50.02 mirror... .What Birthay !!!!
Still with four days fishing to go to find our the rest of the storie , ask Bernard when you arrive or click on Updates next week on Website www.domaine-des-iles.com

Mick Bell and Peter Sisson.

For the Love of DDI
My husband and I have been coming to Domaine des ilesseveral times a year for the past 12 years. We love coming bak for the peace, tranquility, nature anf the friendlyness. Bernard and Odile Caron are great hosts. I like to watch the men pitting their wits against nature, to achieve catching "the elusive big carp" that through experience I know this water contains. I have picked my wits just like the men and achieved my dream with 3 x 50lbs plus carp, but I know my dream will coninue and I will keep coming back as I still havn't lost the love for this water. The winter fishing is superb. Last year I caught my biggest fish 58lb 8oz and this year my husband has just caught a 51lb mirror and I have had a 40 plus - if you are after the big fish they are going to come out in the winter! come and join us.
Paul and Jean Masters.


OCTOBER 2009

Winter Special Offer 25% OFF

For those of you who don’t already know about Domaine Des Iles we are only 1 hour 45 mins away from Calais with Carp to 66lb’s - Catfish to 74lb - Grass Carp to 60lb.With the winter months warmer than ever, we have decided for the first time to remain open for the months of November, December and January. With the carp at their top weights and showing off their winter colours what other reason do you need! We have a choice of lakes and clean comfortable lodges so whether it is for a short break or a week long session there is something to suit everyone. For more info on the fishery, catch reports and prices please visit our website www.domaine-des-iles.com or give me a ring 0033 323 81 10 55 - 0033 607 74 18 00

Hi Bernard
Thank you again for your hospitality during our recent fishing trip to your wonderful fishery the whole group had a great week with all of them catching their PB’s!!
This was our 4th visit and have always fished the Back Lake as we have been a small group and this suited our requirements. So as usual we started for the first few days fishing the exclusive Back Lake where we had between us about 15 carp to 38lb falling to our own Birds Green Boilie rolled for us by Gary Bayes from NASH if we had landed all the fish we had hooked the tally would have been much higher but we were still pleased with the result. A couple of us had some good fun stalking from the many back channels and managed a nice 25lb common and unfortunately lost an unstoppable monster!
Although the fishing was good their was a couple of free swims on the main lake and having never fished this yet we were keen to have a move of camp and have a go at a few bigger carp. We managed the move and to get our rods out before dark to some nice looking features and settled in for the first night. 2 of us were at one end of the lake at the bridge end near the old eel trap and the other 2 were down at the swims at the chalet swims. During the first night there were 3 fish out from the bridge swims including a 31lb but it had been quiet down at the chalet swims through the night. However just as the lads awoke from a good nights uninterrupted sleep Gary’s open water rod began to have some interest with a pick up and drop back, Gary immediately picked up his rods a couple of quick turns and a strike told him he was on! It was obvious from the fight that a very good carp had been hooked and after a fantastic battle the net was slipped under his capture. He was very pleased which I think is an understatement to say especially when the scales went past the 60lb mark a double check and it was a confirmed 61lb 8oz Common. An added bonus of FREE weeks fishing for Gary as a special gift from you to help celebrate his moment went down very well needless to say he will be back no doubt with the rest of the group next year.
Our 3 days finished on the main lake with another PB (previous PB 40lb carp from the Back Lake last year) for Finn with a very welcomed 46lb on the last night with a total tally of 13 carp and 1 x 46lb Catfish from the Main Lake.
I have attached a few photos for your website including the big common more of which can be seen on our website www.Total-Fishing-Tackle.com
I look forward to seeing you again next year
Tight Lines

Andy
Total Fishing Tackle


SEPTEMBER 2009

30th September - This morning from the Main Lodge.......... 61lbs 1/2

Dear Bernard and Odile,
I have just returned from another fabulous fishing trip at DDI from 14th
To 18th September 2009 at the main lodge (Thank you Bernard)
It was an extremely successful trip in that I beat my personal best
By 18lbs, catching a beautiful 49 lb 4 oz carp in perfect condition.
I attach a photo. I went on to catch another 2 carp, one at 28lb and
A common at 21lb.
Thanks again Bernard and will be back soon.
Kindest regards, Julie and Richard

Hello Bernard,
We send some pictures from us and the bigg fisch (Karper 55 Dutch pound) and the catfisch we have catch in the beautiful weekend by you.
For us ist this weekend unforgettable and the catch is a big honeymoon suprise for us.
And the weekend we won is a nice present from you for us, thank you very much.
We come so soon its possible, and make a call when we now the date.
We hope the pictures are oke and we shall look on the website when the pictures are online.
Sorry for the flaws in the mail, because my englisch ist not so gut.
I send you anyway a pictures from our Wedding at 09-09-2009.
Please can you send me a statement that you receive the mail.
Greeting from, Louise and Harry.
and the other guys Jan and Aart.


Bonjour Bernard,
Hereby I send you some pictures for the website. We fished the main lake from 4 - 7 sep. We dit not catch much fish, but better something than nothing :)
Thanks for the good care...and till next time!
Best regards
Edwin - SappieCarpCrew

Myself and Paul Wheeler fished swims 14 and 15 on saturday and sunday and caught 10 carp and 5 catfish between us, no lumps but all twenty plus with a few 30's thrown in, a very good time was enjoyed, thank you Bernard and Odile.

R. Rustenburg from Holland - catch a nice silure from Cabin Le Loriot - 12 September 2009 - 70lbs.



AUGUST 2009

hello bernard, would like to start by saying thankyou for another great stay at ddi 1 x20 3 x30 1 x54 common and 2 big cats. Russell THEAKSTON

DDI Webmaster David Elford and Director of Top-kat Angling Solutions Simon Greenhill spent a week with their families in the Back Lake Lodge at Domain des iles, and had a wonderful time,
37lbclick here to read their account of the week.

JULY 2009

M. PITZUS catch on the 14 of July a Common Carp of 57lbs and a nice catfish.

Bonjour Bernard,
Thanks for another great weekend at DDI, I fished the main lake between 10 - 13 July.
The weather was good with a strong, warm breeze which certainly pushed the fish into my swim.
I attach a few photos of mirror and common carp and catfish for the website. See you next year.

Regards,
Brian Collins.

508 Kilos .....!! July 2009 Christophe DECHERF from France, beat the lake record with 508 Kilos of fish for a fisherman over one week. This record was held the previous week by 2 English anglers with 1.300 fish pounds over 6 days. Christophe took their swim for his the last 4 days, where they had met and exchanged their fishing techniques. What adds up on this swim more than one ton of fish including: for the English anglers Silures up to 57.5 lbs - 1 Common Carp of 50 lbs and 1 Carp Mirror of 53.5lbs the same night, of course many other fish.

Dear Bernard,
We are safe home again after a very beautiful weekend on your domaine.
We started Carpfishing last year and this was our first Carp fishing trip abroad together and we did enjoy it very much.
We learned a lot and did gain a lot of experience.
Both from a recreational point of view as well as fishing you offer the best of both worlds.
One time you are on the veranda of the lodge enjoying the sun and the wealthy nature of the domaine, the other minute you are drilling carp feeling far away from any civilization.
Thank you and everyone on the background, who made this an unforgettable trip for us !
Best regards !
Bart and Renate.


JUNE 2009

Good evening bernard,
My first time fishing at ddi was perfect. i was staying from 1th till 5th june swim 12, next to the english couple.
our time was lovely and we will definitly come back, probably in the main lodge. we caught 24 fish´s in 4 days, min. 11kg and max. 20kg, very nice. including some catfish´s and one grass carp.

here some very nice picture´s of 4 beautifull days at ddi. maybe you can show them your guests or interested people.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lP01QAIq-l8

Best regards from germany,
sebastian


MAY 2009

Dear Bernard,
as promised i send you the fish's pics. All together we caugth 10 carps between 24 and 53 lbs,5 catfishes up to 55 lbs
Thanks for the nice holidayweek, we will come back next year.
Greets Kay Marfels & Heinz Grünastel (Grandpa)

A Tale Of 2 Sixties....

Yet another enjoyable stay at the Main Lodge this week and sorry that we have to leave so soon but glad to be leaving the fishing here in the hands of my 2 friends Mark & Steve who will be arriving as we leave on Monday - I hope they have a good catch too, but not that good so that they beat my new PB and they know that when we fish together I am always "top rod" !!! I have left the bottle of bubbly in the fridge !!In total I managed to net numerous bream of differing weights and 210lb of catfish: 21lb, 28lb, 30lb, 31lb, 40lb and my first 60lb !!! It gave a good fight and I managed to land it with help from my son Ade, it was nearly as big as him !

Also I netted 240lb of Carp: 32lb mirror, 32lb common, 37lb mirror, 38lb common, 41lb mirror and a whopping 60lb common !!! Unfortunately I also lost 4 other fish.

I have beaten my PB on this lake again with the 60lb catfish and common carp. I had always dreamt that one day I would catch a 40lb carp and then I did at DDI in 2006. I came back the following year and caught a 57lb carp and then a 53lb in 2008. Then this year I did it - the big one, my dreams of a sixty came true with a fantastic common, we could not believe what we were looking at as it came to the surface in the net, I looked at Ade and we both knew it was a big one !!! I knew from the look on his face that it was a corker as soon as he had netted it.

I must also say a big Thank you to Bernard and his wife for their hospitality and the warm welcome they gave to my family, also the chance to catch the wonderful big fish in their lake. It was great to meet Paul Wheeler at long last and it could not have been under better circumstances as he came over to see the 60lb common with Paul Masters. Great to meet once again Paul and Jean Masters. See you soon.

Ant, Jeanette and Ade Fowell, Cheadle, Staffs.




from 2009 his latest video which includes the new Lake record Common carp of 62lbs. - Will this one beat the all time lake record of 66lbs, we suspect it might.
and
Please Go to Internet to watch this Report from Hans Ter HAAR from 2008.

Today..... Monday 11 May 2009 , Ron caught a 53,8 lbs Common - see the picture !
Click on image to enalarge.

One hour later, a 42 lbs Miror, so far since Friday , 6 Catfish up to 46 lbs and 2 others 35 lbs Carp
And Today another 47lbs Mirror !


APRIL 2009

Domaine des Iles - OFFOY - France - 1 – 8 May 2009

Before we realise its the fifth of may when we clean our spots, by boat just like our neighbours Eric and Eelco, and a few hours later at 19.00 h we put our rods out. It takes us half an hour because of the wind, as soon as we finish we start our dinner on Tarin Spot. Just as we nearly finished the second rod on the forties bush makes some noise, to alarm us. We go back to Loriot to take a look, but it stays quiet. We sit down to finish our drinks, and I make a comment about the weights on Hans his swingers. I put them all on a smaller weight; First the second rod, than the First rod, when I suddenly see the middle swinger lifted a bit, without a noise. I take the rod in a reflex and pull it backwards. Hans is not happy with my action and says, Hey you wanker what are you doing? I got irritated and gave him the rod, here its yours. I was surprised by my own action. Is there something caught? Negative is the answer. Shit maybe he was right were my thoughts. “Yep we got some” and I felt saved. The next thing is the line that turns quickly towards the lodge on the other side of our swim. I shout; Lock it down our we will lose it. Hans tries to stop the fish, because she is still accelerating speed. She gets stopped just 2 meters from the other corner and you could hear us swallow our fear, and once again as I see her turn with here flank upwards. Give her some space and play it nicely, Hans did not see her yet, but when she turns for the second time we both hold our breaths. We are glad when we can net her without problems. And when we raise the fish out of the water we nearly start crying. All the rest is like a dream, we install camera and video and see the needle stopping on the 28k mark. Twenty eight kilo… 62lbs, its unbelievable. As soon as we finish our photo and video shoot, we put her carefully back into the water. And when she leaves the weight sling, she turns to the left back to our swim, to show off her beautiful body one more time, waves with here tail to disappear into the water. We are quiet, really quiet just trying to imagine what just had happened to us.
We came back to earth as soon we heard the noise of a small motor, it’s the baitboot of our neighbours Eric and Eelco that brings us two Belgium King bears, Those guys have the heart on the right place.

Cheers mates.
Hans & Hans.
H. ter HAAR

Dear Bernard,
Last week we fished swim 14 and 15 with a lot of succes. We caught in total 45 fish with a weight of 1301 lbs! We caught 25 mirror carp, 13 grass carp, 3 common carp and 4 catfish.
21 carp weighted over 30 lbs and one carp over 40 lbs. The biggest fish were 41,8 lbs mirror carp, 2 mirror carp 39,7 lbs, 2 grass carp 35,3 lbs and a catfish 35,3 lbs.
I've attached the photo's of the biggest fish.
We had a very, very nice week. Thank you again and i'll see you back in september as i come back with Wilfred.

greetings Johan and Folkert

PROPERTIES
Relocating abroad is a life changing experience and your individual requirements are all different with this in mind Bernard Caron and Le Domaine des Iles have tailored their services
to cater for all your needs.
Le Domaine des Iles is not an estate agency, we do not have a list of Properties on our books for you to browse through.
What we offer is unique.
Tell us exactly what your requirements are :
- you want a Lake, how many acres ?
- you want a Property, how many bedrooms ?
- Do you have specific needs, ie, land for camping ? stables for horses ?
- You tell us where in France you prefer.
Even in these tough times France is still, the land of golden opportunity.
Come and visit us at Domaine des Iles and let us help you find your future.
For example at the moment : - 5 Acres including a Lake of 3 Acres with building permission for Lodge - Electricity
2 hours from Calais ... 150.000 Euros + Notaire fee


TIMESHARE
What about something different.
A timeshare at Domaine des Iles.
A Lodge built to your own specification for your exclusive use or a share in an existing Lodge.


FISHING
The new season has started well with many fish to 46lbs.Paul Wheeler fished the easter weekend and as well as haveing six fish to 34lb decided to taste some of the excellent pleasure fishing that is available. Fishing for about 4 hours his 10k bag of fish consisted of many roach and rudd to around 1lb bream to 4lb and a couple of lively eels! Commenting on his catch he said.
"This is a pleasure fishermans paradise and an excellent addition to the world class carp fishing available. Its amazing what a couple of pints of maggots will catch you."


"Bonjour Bernard,
As promised, I have attached some photos of our fantastic trip with you
to the back lake this Easter.
Although it was only Sam and I who really fished for carp, Helen, Jack
and Georgia also had a great week, visiting Ham and the surrounding
areas, catching silver fish, reading, playing games and just generally
relaxing within the Grounds of DDI.
The lodge was as immaculate as ever and the weather allowed us to eat
outside on the terrace everyday.
Now to the best part, catching the back lake carp!!!
We had 28 carp in all which totalled over 650Lbs or 295 Kilos.
9, doubles,
16, 20`s (up to 29lb)
2 30,s (up to 35lb)
1 40 at 42lb 4oz.

The 42lb 4 oz mirror that Sam caught this trip was the same fish he
caught last year at 39lb 12oz. It was very easy to spot and he
recognised it in the landing net as it has a small lump on its right
hand flank.

Thanks again Bernard, I'm now going back to work for a rest.
See you in two weeks.
Darren Knight."


MARCH 2009


Bonjour à Tous,
First Clients - First Night - Personal Best 45lbs for his First Fishing Day at Domaine des Iles !!!
We are pleased to welcome you.....

Best Regards,
Bernard,


FEBRUARY 2009


A NEW SEASONs START - The Booking is open at DOMAINE DES ILES.

The last clients in November, Paul and Jean Masters, from the Luxury Back Lake Lodge caught 20 carp in one week and from the Main Lake Lodge caught 18 carp in the second week , breaking two personnal bests along the way! A new woman's Lake Record 53 lbs and 58 lbs Common ! (Just to add to her woman's lake mirror record of 54 lbs).

50lbs common brace
So we are expecting a 60 lbs Common this year and we will restock some very big fish in the Back Lake in March.

The Lakes have been frozen since New Year's Eve to Sunday 18 of January, except aroud the natural spring.
We also had 3 inches of snow during this cold spell and the Estate glowed in its winter colours.
All the swims around the Lake now have electricity and parking access, but the speed-limit is a STRICT 20 mph.


2009 - PROPERTIES MARKET

About 600 Carp fishing lakes have been sold to mostly english people - some for private use some for business.
Most of our clients are successfull because they are doing well in the business and where cash-buyers.
We have just talked with :
Lee Roberts - Heritage Lake in St Pardoux near Limoges - is nearly fullybooked with local french carp anglers, open for 4 years, put the fishing price up this year only.
Nick and Térésa Smith - French Carp Lake near Soissons - open last year, are very happy.
Bill's Lake open already with the bookings for 2010 !
This year may be the time to buy. We have several Lakes everywhere in France for resell for a reduced price.

Best Regards,

Bernard CARON Carp Fishing
DOMAINE DES ILES Lakes For Sale
80400 OFFOY Consulting
Established in 1964
www.domaine-des-iles.com

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JANUARY 2009

Le Domaine des Iles
presents its best wishes for this New Year 2009

Hello bernard hope you and your family are well,we have put together a picture gallery of your fantastic fish in your lake that we have loved fishing for the last ten years. we fished domaine 4 times last year and every time was brilliant,we will be booking again in the next month to come and see you and catch some lovely carp.could you let us know if and when could they go on your website thank you and speak to you soon michael snelling.
Mirror and Common Carp
Domaine des iles