You have spent a year planning this carp fishing trip; so make sure you allow enough time to get to the ferry!
I should know better after all the Angling Lines trips I’ve been on but an hour’s spare time always seemed enough in the past. After leaving home and driving only half an hour we hit the A14 and stopped! In fact we didn’t move for over an hour, just long enough to miss the ferry!
We did manage to squeeze on the next one and after a relaxed lunch on board we were soon on the A16 heading for Abbeville then down to Le Havre and crossing the spectacular Pont de Normandie spanning the river Seine to Honfleur. We were soon heading for Rennes on empty auto routes and onto our hotel for the night.
I had booked a twin room in a Campanile online well in advance and paid only 47 Euros. I always travel on the Friday and book a hotel close to the lake. This gives you plenty of time to chill out, enjoy some fabulous food and wine and get a good nights rest. Saturday morning and you are refreshed, wide awake and fit for a weeks fishing, after all this is a holiday. You also have plenty of time to do all of your food shopping on route to the lake.
Le Monument was easy to find with the directions from Angling Lines and Mark the owner was there to greet us as we pulled into the lake.
The lake is unusual; split by a long island with giant rocks emerging from the water in one half. The same granite rocks form a row of what appear to be megalithic standing stones, but were in fact created when the stones were extracted from the lake during construction.
Mark is a mine of information and was soon updating us…