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Exclusive Angling Holidays comprises three lakes set in 25 acres of Chestnut woodland, in the Dordogne region of France, just 40 minutes drive south of Limoges airport.

Exclusive Angling Holidays was formed in 1993 to cater for the more adventurous fisherman following the explosion in the popularity of Carp Angling. We were one of the first companies to begin offering holidays abroad that specifically catered for Carp and Catfish anglers and offered the quality of fishing only available on the continent.
Since then the company has gone from strength to strength, providing thousands of anglers with some of the best fishing of their lives!


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NOVEMBER 2014 – TO SEE THE PHOTOS CLICK HERE  –  www.exclusiveanglingholidays.com

Hello everyone. We can’t believe its November already and that we have completed our second season as owners of Exclusive Angling Holidays. We’d like to take this opportunity to thank all our guests who have visited us either this year or last and thanks for the bookings already in place for the 2015 season. We also like to thank you all for your continued support. Please continue to like and share our Facebook pages – Exclusive Angling Holidays and The Hunt for The Red October as well as our posts.

So, onto our October newsletter……..

We had four parties visit the lakes in October, with several locals fishing at the weekends. Firstly, we saw the return of regulars Dan and Kenny. These guys fished lake Bleu twice this year (as they do most years) and had a fantastic week at the end of September/beginning of October resulting in Cats weighing 84lbs, 77lbs, 74lbs, 3x70lbs, 68lbs, 66lbs, 4x60lbs, 87lbs, 90lbs, 67lbs,77lbs,103lbs,101lbs and 100lbs!! Well done guys and see you next May.
The following week we welcomed Lee Worker and his mates to Lake Rouge. Lee had won this holiday as a prize given to ‘Castaway Cancer’. The six guys had a good week and the best weight caught for Lee was a 34lbs 10oz Mirror Carp.
Then, again on Lake Rouge, Tony Kyte and his pals joined us for the second time this year. That was a cold week and the fishing was slow, however they caught several lovely Carp including this mirror of 32lb and these commons weighing 33lb and 33lb 5oz. Nice one guys and see you again next year!
Our Saturday changeover helpers Billy and Jim spent a weekend on Lake Bleu with Nick this month. They had a brilliant time resulting in five Cats caught. A 60lbs & 86lbs for Jim, a 65lbs & 95lbs for young Billy and a 72lbs for the three of them. As you can see they were well chuffed!! As ever a massive thanks to the guys for all their help on our changeovers, we couldn’t do it without them.

Local fisherman and friend Yohan and his mates had a great 48 hour session on Bleu a couple of weeks ago. They had Ten Cats out in total weighing 31kgs (68lbs) & 174cm long, 32kgs (70.5lbs) & 175cm long, 44kgs (97lbs) & 201cm long, 25kgs (55lbs) & 156cm, 30kgs (66lbs) & 164cm long, 29kgs (64lbs) & 169cm long, 47kgs (103.6lbs) & 193cm, 52kgs (114.6lbs) & 200cm long, 29 kgs ( 64lbs) & 153cm long and 36kgs (79lbs) & 180cm long. Nice one!!

And finally, the last week of our season we were joined by the Reilly’s and the Tomlinson’s. They had a truly awesome week!! It was a first ever Catting experience for their friend Dean who joined them for the week and he loved it.

Adrian was ecstatic to catch a 115lbs Cat and so there went another bottle of Champer’s!!

In fact these guys had such a good time that they have booked five weeks for next year on both lakes – thanks guys!!


In summary for the 2014 season, the biggest Carp goes to Yvonne Osborne with her catch of 40lbs & 2oz, one of our latest additions to Lake Rouge and the biggest Cat was caught by Wayne Geller Weighing in at a WHOOPING 121lbs 5oz from Lake Bleu and a new lake record. Well done to you guys, fantastic fishing!! We hope to see all of you again soon.

All in all we have had a fantastic season.

We will be putting in place a shower facility at the lakes during our closed period and will be bringing you regular updates as work progresses. Don’t forget that as of next season we will be open for Fly & Survive and Drive & Survive from Saturday the 7th of march right up until Saturday the 28th of November (so for March and November we cannot supply you with a holiday with mobile home). Please see our website for prices of this season extension or feel free to contact us either by telephone or email. Remember we offer discounts for returning custom, recommendations and CCG members.

Cheers for now and thanks for a great season!
Nick & Charlie Gann
Exclusive Angling Holidays
0033 553 52 30 74


Mobile home for sale

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We are selling our mobile homes at the end of this season – don’t worry we will still be able to offer you Holiday with Accommodation using the mobile homes at Camping Maisonneuve, and we wanted to offer you this FAB chance to buy our newest mobile home before we sell it elsewhere. This is a Fantastic opportunity to own your own bit of accommodation here in sunny France. Buying the mobile home means you would no longer need to pay for accommodation whilst having your holiday with EAH. Being that it is already sited at Camping Maisonneuve you would not need to pay the costs of transportation or the cost of plumbing in. Everything is included in the price from the pots and pans, fridge, oven etc and all the bedding you would need. You may even be able to rent out to friends and family therefore making a bit of money for yourself!! The cost of keeping the mobile at the campsite would be an annual fee determined by you and the owners, Rus and Lorna. Please contact us for more information.

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Charlie & Nick


March & November extension

We are happy to announce that from the 2015 season we will now be open for both Fly & Survive and Drive & Survive packages, for Lakes Rouge and Bleu for the months of March and November!! This means that our first week available to holiday will commence Saturday the 7th of March and our last week available will be from Saturday the 21st of November.

The price for Drive & Survive for these new months will be £750 per lake, but we’d like to offer you a introductory price for 2015 of £700. If you are a returning client then you will also receive a further £100 discount and if you are a CCG member a further 15% discount, so you could be holidaying for as little as £510. So, for four of you that would be just over £125 each!!

The price for Fly & Survive (to Limoges airport only) for this season extension will be;
1 person £700 Intro price for 2015 £650
2 people £380 Intro price for 2015 £350
3 people £270 Intro price for 2015 £250
4 people £220 Intro price for 2015 £200
5 people £200 Intro price for 2015 £180
Again, if you are a returning client your party will receive a £100 discount, and if you are a CCG member a further 15% reduction from the total cost. So, if five of you were to fish lake Bleu, you’re a returning client and a CCG member you could be paying as little as £136 each for a weeks fishing on our beautiful complex.

August newsletter

Hello to you all!!

Is it really September already?!? What a jam packed August we had here at Exclusive Angling Holidays with both Rouge and Bleu being solidly booked for the month and a couple of dabbles on Vert it certainly has been full on!!

Firstly, we’d like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your continued support this season, and thanks for all your comments and likes on Twitter and Facebook!! For those of you that have been recommending us to your family and friends, a massive thanks!! Bookings are coming in thick and fast for the 2015 season, in fact Lake Bleu is almost fully booked for May, June and July 2015 already and Rouge bookings are coming along nicely too!! So if you haven’t already booked and wish to do so, you may want to get in there quickly!!

Secondly, we have a few weeks still available for lakes Bleu and Rouge this September and October and we’d like to offer you a 25% discount should you book one of these weeks!!!
Holiday with accommodation for September, normal price is £1,195 with a 25% discount its just £895. For October, normal price is £995 but with a 25% discount it’s £745.
Drive & Survive holiday for September is £900 but with this discount it’s £675! Or October it’s usually £850 but with this discount it’s £635!!
Fly & Survive (based on four people sharing) for September is normally £275 per person but using this discount you can have it for £205 per person. Or come in October for just £185 per person (again, based on four people) normal price is £250 per person!!!!
Please contact us to take advantage of this amazing offer.

We had six different parties visit the lakes this August. The first of which were James, Clare and Lewis who spent 2 weeks fishing lake Rouge. These guys have been to the lakes several times, so it was really great to hear their positive feedback about the improvements we have made in the closed season.

For that same first week we had Wayne Hall and co on Lake Bleu. Wayne has fished our lakes several times but it was a first for a couple of his party. Baits that served them well were either Mackerel heads or a whole Sardines fresh from the fish counter in Nontron. They all lost fish during the week…..even after Nick had supplied them with ‘serious tackle’ they lost a few….. Wayne had 110lb braid hook link snapped clean on two occasions. The cats tended to have a busy but brief feeding routine every day which you couldn’t exactly set your watch by…….as many as four road going within a minute or two of each other.
Wayne had this to say:
“Our group total of around 1500lb (24 Cats + Carp up to 25.5lb) was significantly down on previous visits I think ultimately due to the new dynamic of Bleu since it became predominantly a Catfish water……a new experience for all of us . It took us a few days to ‘find our feet’ but thanks to much help from Nick our level of understanding grew & the results came.
The fish were in superb condition & the fight from the 60-70lb cats was really something.”

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The following week Dave Perrett and his son Jake Visited lake Bleu again. These guys had a great week and sent us a very nice email about it on their return to the UK
“Dear Nick / Charlie
Just wanted to say thank you very much for an excellent holiday. The improvements to the lake you have made are fantastic. The shelter and picnic table make it a really comfortable place to camp, and the summer house is so much lighter and easier to use, and having a fridge is also great (enjoyed cold beer!).
As always, the fishing was amazing. As it was only Jake and I, we did not fish all day every day, but we still managed 11 cats (best two fish 103lb and 90lb) plus 25 carp with the best a Common of 30.5lb.”
Thanks for your fantastic feedback Dave and we hope to see you again in 2015!


Next came the Johnson party to Lake Rouge. Daniel won this weeks fishing through Carping for Macmillan. We donated this week as a prize in their fundraising event and these boys couldn’t be happier that they won. In fact when they had left we found a little note in the cabin and it said
“To Charlie, Nick and Mum.

Thanks for an amazing week, everything was fantastic. Food was amazing, hospitality was brilliant.

Getting involved with Nick’s challenge was a pleasure – if it wasn’t for your kind donation we would never had a chance to be here. Fishing was amazing. We caught a total of 760lbs 10oz between four of us.

We can’t thank you all enough and there are no words to express how we feel, just totally fulfilled.

On behalf of us all at Carping for Macmillan we thank you. Good health to you all, Steve, Dan, Rod and Kyle.”

Best baits were GLM lobster N-Butyric , artificial sweetcorn and Matrix. We must be doing something right as they hadn’t even been home a week and were enquiring for next year!!

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Josh 103lb side shot

That same week we saw the return of the Harris boys to lake Bleu. These guys fished Bleu twice last year and were well excited to be back!! In terms of best fish – Josh had a 103lb and 91lb, Mark had 89lb and 82lb and Sam had 89lb but he had the most cats with a total of 11 for the week.

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Finally in August the Endersby party fished Lake Rouge again. These guys had a fab weeks fishing, they had several meals from us and were really pleased with all the amendments we’ve made to the complex. In fact they were so happy that they have booked both Lakes Rouge and Bleu for a week next June. We at EAH would like to wish Howard/John a speedy recovery from his recent illness upon return to the UK and look forward to seeing you all next year. Photos will follow in due course.

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Billy, Jim and Neat who help us on a Saturday changeover, did a couple of overnighters at the lakes during August, predominately on Vert, where they had several catches including this fine catch for Billy.

And finally, we’d like to announce that we have decided to extend our season and so as of 2015 we will also be open for the months of March and November for Fly & Survive and Drive & Survive holiday packages. Please feel free to let us know your thoughts on this and please tell your friends this news too.

We will soon be sending out a newsletter with all the details of this extension which will include prices and special introductory discounts.

Please feel free to contact us at anytime

Nick and Charlie Gann
24450, Mialet, France
0033 553 52 30 74


We are pleased to announce that we are now providing boilies made by Active Bait Solutions. Geoff Bowers (who founded Active Baits in 2003) has been making bait since 1983, he founded Premier Baits in 1986 and had great success developing many house hold known baits such as Fish base, spiced fish, aminos, and supermarinos culminating with the Matrix. And so we are happy to be able to provide you with both MTX and Spicy Lob 18mm bolies for an introductory price of £30/38€ per 5 kgs!!!!! Mark Reilly, a frequent returning client to all three of our lakes had this to say about Active Baits “As with any angler I am always a bit cautious when trying new baits but after a bit of research found active baits had been in the business for more than twenty years so they must know a thing or two about bait. Genesis was my chosen flavour and it tore the lake apart bite after bite after bite 57 cats and 32 carp in 6 days between two of us!” We still stock our previous baits and this will be an addition. Please feel free to contact us for further details.

John James and I just got back from the lakes after a 24 hour session on Rouge. I had 12 fish to 34lb+, including 8 twenties and two more that slipped the hook. Great session, the lakes look amazing and no slimy catfish to ‘worry’ about Thanks Nick Gann and Charlie Gann!-

June 2014 – see website for more details.

Neat, Jim and Billy fished lake Rouge last weekend and they landed 25 fish in total including a 6k (13.2lbs) mirror, a 17k (37.5lbs) mirror an 8k (17.6lbs) common, a 9k (19.8lbs) common, a 14k (31lbs) mirror, a 9k (19.8lbs) mirror, a 13k (28.6lbs) mirror, a 9k (19.8lbs) mirror, a 10k (22lbs) common, a 12k (26.5lbs) mirror and a 11k (24lbs) common. Well done guys, and thanks for all your help with our Saturday changeover!! (10 photos)


July 2014

Hi Everyone

We can’t believe that June has been and gone already, and what a fantastic month it was. The weather really heated up here in France in June, with temperatures into the 30’s and several lighting storms too. We have had 6 parties visit the lakes this month and several weekend visits producing some fantastic results and several PB’s for both the Cats and the Carp!!

We have updated our rules this month to state that when fishing lake Bleu you must have a Minimum of 35LBS line, however we recommend that you use 50LBS line.

August 2014

Hello to you all.

August is here already and so it’s time for our next monthly newsletter. Firstly, we have found a new supplier for 22mm Halibut pellet and so we are pleased to be able to slash the price to just £2.50/3€ per kilo.

With the help of Mark Reilly, we now have a Solar battery charging kit on Lake Bleu, capable of charging bait boat batteries, laptops, phones, tablets etc. The power pack has two 12volt supplies plus two USB sockets. Along with this there is a 150 watt, 12v-240v inverter. Upon his return to the UK Mark will be starting the next pack for Lake Rouge.

May we take this opportunity to remind you that we operate a strictly Barbless hook policy at our lakes.

In the month of July we had several returning visits from long standing EAH clients on both lakes Rouge and Bleu, and a couple of visits from new clients which, after their weeks of fishing we are sure we will see return.

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Firstly in July we had our first Fly & Survive visiters on Lake Vert. They had a cracking good time on Vert and as we had no one on lake Bleu that week, they also spent a couple of days/nights fishing there. Chris and Barry were just blown away with the whole complex and even more so with the size of the Cats in Bleu. Both smashed their PB’s. Upon their return to the UK Chris sent us this message “Thanks to Nick and Charlie for the best fishing experience of our lives, as soon as we turned into the pathway down to the lakes through what actually is a tunnel of bushes where human existence seemed to end, the only noise you will hear will be from the birds or the alarms screaming the lodges were perfect for what ever we needed and enough room to make things very comfortable, Nick was on hand at least once a day and i can honestly say the man just wants you to catch fish and enjoy your holiday. the fishing was like nothing experienced before and doing a fly and survive the equipment was perfect for the job, spending 5 nights on vert was great fun and brilliant social with plenty of banter and then finishing on bleu for 2 nights was a definite eye opener to the power of big catfish, in two nights we landed 26 catfish ranging from 52lb to 102lb with clutches done tight and the beasts still wripping line off was great fun. cant wait to be back on your lakes, thanks again!! chris, barry, dave”

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It may not look like it, but Barry did have boxers on under this fish – lol!


Next the Thomlinson/Reilly party paid us a visit and for the first time they spent two weeks on Rouge. Mark was very pleased to have caught one of our latest Carp additions to Rouge and it weighed in at 40.5lbs being his new PB. Adrian also got new PBs with a 38lb Mirror and a 35lb Common. Young Ned from Camping Maisonneuve also smashed his PB whilst on a day visit with a 18.5 lbs mirror. And Michelle also went home with a new PB with this lovely 35lb almost leather – below.

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Dave, Liam and Ant (3 CCG members) returned again to Lake Bleu this July and were very impressed with the changes/improvements that we have made during the closed season. Within the first 48hrs they had been presented with 2 bottles of Champagne to celebrate their two 100lbs+ Catfish. Liam was over the moon as he has been trying to break the 100lb barrier for a while now.

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Our last visitors to the lakes this month were the Pickard party. These guys do amazing work for “Catting for cancer” please google them and have a look at the fantastic work they do. They all had a fantastic week but no one more then young Charlie who is just 14 and landed this awesome 98lbs Cat all on his own, as you can see from the photos it gave a really good fight and he was chuffed to bits to say the least. They had a total of 2431lbs of Cats out in their week – just awesome!!

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The last two weeks in August and first week in September this year are still available for lake Bleu! Why not take us up on this special last minute deal?!?!

Holiday with accommodation now £900 for the week – normal price £1,295

Drive & survive down to £700 for the week – usually its £1000

or Fly & Survive for just £275 per person, based on three sharing !!

Have a look at some of this years catches from Lake Bleu on our facebook and flicker pages.

Please contact us to take us up on this amazing offer – first come first serve!!

Nick and Charlie Gann Exclusive Angling Holidays

0033 553 52 30 74

Hi Nick and Charlie
Thank you once again for your hospitality last week. Although it was one of the slowest fishing weeks we have had with you it was still very enjoyable and we are already discussing plans for next year. Nick you liked this photo which was of a 50lb+ cat from Vert the biggest we have had from that lake but I am sure it is the same one that I caught last year. Strangely it was 5pm on the Friday 2013 when I caught it which was the last fish of the holiday and Robby caught it again at 5pm on the Friday 2014 last fish of the holiday. Sadly for Robby last year’s competition was biggest Catfish from Vert whereas this year it was biggest carp from Vert which Steve won with a carp of about 25lb.
Paul Martindale

Exclusive Angling Holidays is happy to now offer to you three different
types of holiday experience, whilst 
maintaining exclusivity!

If it’s hardcore fishing you’re looking for, why not try our new “Drive and survive” service or our “Fly and survive” package.

Perfect for the 24/7 fisherman or for families, the choice is yours, we cater for both!!

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