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23 March 2013

After a long two year wait, the day finally came to welcome our first group of anglers as the new owners of Etang des Moulinots. The group included anglers from South East London, Essex & South Yorks and after a very cold tour of the lake, the anglers picked where they wanted to fish without the need for a draw – another first for Moulinots! The first fish of the season was landed by Mark Goss (Essex) on the Sunday, a 25.04 PB mirror – the first of many bottles of Moulinots vintage given away with the first fish on the bank. Then the Jon Warman (Essex) Show started – Jon landed 5 fish, which included three upper 20’s, a 37.00 lb Mirror and a stunning 46.08 PB Common – great fishing Jon, and in VERY cold conditions. It just proves that watching the water as you did pays dividends.

Ian Johnson (S Yorks) had 1 fish, a 35.00lb Mirror, which I am sure the rest of the group were sick of hearing about on the way home in the minibus…! Lee Daniels then landed a 27.08 Mirror after Jon unselfishly let him move into his swim. Owen had one fish, a 25.06 PB Mirror late on the Friday night.

A great effort lads in very cold conditions with a bitterly north-easterly wind blowing for most of the week. Thanks for a great week, we couldn’t have asked for a better bunch of lads to start us off on our Moulinots journey – look forward to seeing you next year!!

Summary – Bitterly cold north-easterly wind with temperatures down to minus 5. Total fish for the week was 9, with 1 x 40, 2 x 30’s and 6 20’s. Average weight for the week was 31.04.


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