Daisy the squirrel catcher (not)

As the blog is not just all about fishing I thought I would show you what Daisy spends hours of her life doing here at Bletiere – it’s basically sitting and watching. She is hiding behind a tree waiting for a red squirrel to come down and then tries to catch it… but she never […]

Carp spawning and grass hoppers

I promised to video the carp when they started to spawn but I had no luck as I must have the only camera shy carp in France!  Every time I went down to lake they stopped spawning and have now finished.  With recent hot weather we have had an explosion of baby grass hoppers and […]

A tour of the Bletiere gardens

John London is the owner of Bletiere and through this Blog section he’s going to keep a diary of the daily life of a French carp lake owner. John London, the owner of Bletiere, takes us on a tour of Lesley’s gardens… and very beautiful they are!

Spring fruit…

With only John here enjoying the whole lake to himself and already having had carp to 37lb, I thought I would sit under the cherry tree above the big double swim and have a go for some carp. As it got hotter and hotter I soon realized the fishing was going to be slow so […]

Swing finished (at last says Lesley)

The Bletiere swing After only 3 years I have managed, after a lot of planning, to get the swing up for our young visitors.  Being a man I did not want to  rush and so I planned it properly… anyway that’s my excuse! Tight lines, John

Mower woes… the grass is getting longer!

The mower saga still rumbles on with the parts not in yet and will not be here until next Tuesday… so the grass is getting longer. The only good thing about it is even the weeds look nice when they all grow and flower.  The downside is I hate to see the grass looking untidy […]

Enjoying the early spring sun at Bletiere carp lake

John London is the owner of Bletiere and through this Blog section he’s going to keep a diary of the daily life of a French carp lake owner. We have a very rare free week this week and had some friends over for a few days.  The weather could not have been better, with temperatures in the […]

Do carp lake owners get bored?

John London is the owner of Bletiere and through this Blog section he’s going to keep a diary of the daily life of a French carp lake owner. I’m often asked what we do in the winter & do we get bored.  So I thought I’d shoot a short video showing you the work I’ve been doing […]

What’s that in the trees?

What is it? Guests often arrive here at Bletiere and ask what the plants are that grow in the trees looking like a big ball? And most are surprised when we tell them it’s mistletoe and you will see it everywhere over here.  Having seen the price they charge for it in the UK at Christmas we […]

John’s Blog – best laid plans!

A broken drive shaft put paid to this week’s mowing John London is the owner of Bletiere and through this Blog section he’s going to keep a diary of the daily life of a French carp lake owner. After 4 years lesley and I have a pretty good routine for changeover days on Saturdays & we like […]

John’s Blog – spring is in the air!

Lesley busy at work on the veg plot John London is the owner of Bletiere and through this Blog section he’s going to keep a diary of the daily life of a French carp lake owner.  If you have any questions for him feel free to post them at the bottom of this post. With the exceptionally […]

John’s Blog – a video tour of the swims at Bletiere

John London is the owner of Bletiere and through this Blog section he’s going to keep a diary of the daily life of a French carp lake owner.  If you have any questions for him feel free to post them at the bottom of this post. In this post he gives us a video tour of the […]

John’s Blog – the wonders of nature

One of the many bonuses in life in having your own lake and grounds is that it gives you the chance to observe nature and the way it works. I was sat fishing for a few hours yesterday when fish started to splash around the edges.  I guessed something had started to spawn and as […]

John’s Blog – Saturday changeover

John London is the owner of Bletiere and through this Blog section he’s going to keep a diary of the daily life of a French carp lake owner.  If you have any questions for him feel free to post them at the bottom of this post. On Saturdays we are non-stop all morning getting the place looking […]

Accommodation at Bletiere French Carp Lake

John London is the owner of Bletiere and through this Blog section he’s going to keep a diary of the daily life of a French carp lake owner.  If you have any questions for him feel free to post them at the bottom of this post. Here’s his first post… a video tour of the […]