This area of the website contains articles and testimonials from anglers who have fished at Meunier. Read on and enjoy...
I went to Etang Meunier with my wife and two daughters on 2 August 2014 and just wanted to congratulate you on such a fantastic venue.
We go through this daft ritual every time we go abroad on a fishing holiday. We throw a coin over the back of the ferry for the “Queen of the Sea” and make a wish for the trip.
We arrived at the lake on the Saturday afternoon rearing to go after a hard years guiding in Spain for the cat's, looking forward to a relaxing and rewarding weeks fishing at Meunier as we have done over the past 5 years.
It's May and at last it's starting to warm up. Looking in the log book, and the weather had played a large part in early catches. Some brilliant fish to just over sixty pounds, but also some slow weeks which in the main had coincided with some very cold or wet weather.
I’m a lucky fella! I’ve fished Etang Meunier many times, and that in itself makes me very lucky. It’s one of my favourite venues, and I’ve watched it change and develop over the years. In the winter of 08/09 season, as part of essential maintainance and fishery management, Etang Meunier was drained down.
"I'll never go carp fishing in France" I once told one of my fishing mates. As a keen-as-mustard teenage carper with time to burn and almost nothing to get in the way of exploring a mass of local lakes, a jaunt across the channel seemed a needless exercise when there was so much to enjoy in Blighty. Well let me hold my hands up, in the annuls of garbage statements my pronouncement on the absurdity of French carping ranks pretty high.
It's not very often in France that you come across a lake that's got everything, but Etang Meunier has it all. Superb accommodation and brilliant fishing what more could you want, it's both somewhere that you could take the mrs to stay for a week (now that has to be something a bit special doesn't it!) or somewhere you can go with your mates and catch a few.
My first trip to Etang Meunier was at the end of April 1999… it was wonderful! Off the top of my head Colin McNeil and I shared a catch of around thirty fish including a good number of twenties and one thirty plus at 31-10.
I've just had one of those weeks, no not a bad one, just the opposite. a week that will stay in my memory for a very long time. Etang Meunier has long been a favourite venue of mine, and I've had some fabulous catches from the lake in the past, but this latest trip takes a week's fishing holiday into the realms of Fantasy fishing.
Towards the end of last year I had a phone call from long time friend Kev Green. Kev was starting work on a new series of Carp Crew for Discovery RealTime and did I want to do a french carping double act? Kev and I have fished together a fair bit over the years, and have travelled to France for an early season holiday several times, so it didn't take much thinking about.