Fish with Pursuit

The Pursuit series sees the team fishing at some fantastic venues such as Broadlands, the Test and the Wensum in the UK, the great loughs of Ireland and some superb venues in France such as Lac du Peupliers, Planchette, Les Quis and Puyravaud. 

We try to make these shows with a view to them being entertaining to experienced and new anglers alike, and hopefully attract some new converts along the way.

We selected venues at home and abroad to reflect the different venues available and across a variety of species, I concentrated on my preferred style of fishing and the crew and guests pursuing their favourite methods and species.

John Bailey

Broadlands LakeVisit their website...

Hill Street, Southampton So40 2rx
T 023 8086 9881

Broadlands is just off the M27 Nr Romsey, known as the most beautiful coarse fishery the south has to offer, with over 30 acres of water set on an 82 acre estate with breath taking wildlife surrounding you in this peaceful location.

Broadlands lake is fed from the chalk stream rivers of the famous river Test and is now a well established fishery , in one year alone over 4,000 double figure carp were caught including more than 500 over 20lbs.

Carp up to 38lb+ , Grass Carp to 25lb+ , Pike to 30lb+ , Tench to 8lb+ , Roach to 3lb+, Bream to 14lb+ & Eels to 10lb+ have been recorded .There are special features for the disabled angler including lakeside fishing secure platforms & lakeside carpark.

Etang MeunierVisit their website...

5502B Rue de Vedrenne, 87570 Rilhac-Rancon, France
t: 07711 898696

Etang Meunier is a wonderfully tranquil 6 acre lake set in the beautiful countryside of the Limousin region of France. Situated in mature woodland, this private stream-fed lake is secluded and yet close to many local amenities for anglers and non-fishing guests alike. Meunier has an incredible stock of mirror and common carp – over forty carp weighing over 40lb, with a number of these being over 50lb and going to a top weight of 62lb 8oz. On many weeks the average size of fish caught is over 40lb! In addition Meunier also holds grass carp, tench, roach, pike and big head carp up to 80lb.

EM has been busy making improvements over the winter months with the swims being rebuilt and many snags removed following a compulsory drain-down of the lake. When you book a stay at Meunier both the lake and bungalow are for the exclusive use of your party for the duration of your stay and are rented on a weekly basis (Sat to Sun) from mid-March to the end of October.

Le Lac Du PeupliersVisit their website...

T: +0033 299 702278 / 07545 854546 / 07709 535058

Le Lac Du Peupliers consists of a peaceful and secluded 6 acre mature tree-lined lake set within the stunning countryside of Brittany. The lake ranges from 5 ft to 10 ft in depth presenting a large island – a fantastic feature to cast to as well as beautiful open water areas which present different opportunities. The lake is nature sufficient, rich with natural food including bloodworm, freshwater snails and swan mussels. It also has weed bed, island features, deep margins and over hanging trees.  

The lake consists of 80-100 carp including two known 60lb+ carp, a good head of 50lb+ and 40lb+ down to stock sizes of 17lb. Peupliers offers exclusive weekly Sat to Sat bookings for up to 4 anglers on a ‘drive & survive’ basis, although do offer an evening meal package. The season runs from March to November and December to Feb as “off-season”.

Etang La PlanchetteVisit their website...

T: +0033 299 702278 / 07545 854546 / 07709 535058

The beautiful lake of Etang La Planchette is 8 acres in size and set in 20 acres of private land.  It is nestled in a tranquil valley of rural countryside set in the Lorraine region which is listed as an area of natural beauty.

Les QuisVisit their website...

M 07703 461272
T 020 8302 1553

Les Quis is widely recognised as one of the top Carp Fishing venues in France.  Established over 20 years ago, Les Quis is an exquisite carp fishing complex made up of four mature lakes, packed with huge carp.  The swims at Les Quis are suited for all types of Carp fishing, whether you prefer open water or fishing to the beautiful tree lined margins.  We allow a maximum of 6 anglers per lake offering exclusive low density fishing , in a friendly relaxed atmosphere.  Les Quis offers you it all, as you will see when you navigate around the site and visit each swim.

Clarkes of London will transport you on board their luxurious coach, fitted with sumptuous reclining leather seats, drinks facilities, toilet and two plasma screen TVs, driven by two experienced drivers, your safety is of paramount importance to us, ensuring you arrive at the complex refreshed and ready to start your carp fishing experience in France. You will be accompanied by two on-site bailiffs, they are there to offer advice and any help you may need during your stay.  The central hub of the complex is the Lodge, where you can relax and watch Sky TV, use our free Wi-Fi or just sit on the patio and watch the carp crashing with a cold beer!!


PuyravaudVisit their website...

M 07703 461272
T 020 8302 1553

Puyravaud’s USP is the quality of the accommodation that they have along with two superb lakes. The programme doesn’t actually show much of this, but it is the quality of the accommodation and the setting that makes them special. Puyravaud offer great fishing in a beautiful setting and an ability to take families and groups up to 20 with half that number fishing their two estate lakes.

Puyravaud are a great venue for families as they also have a beautiful swimming pool and lots to do locally. Everybody gets a holiday at Puyravaud – not just the fishing types!!!!!!

Millhouse, LyngVisit their website...

contact details on Air B’n’B

The Mill Pool here is one of our presenter John Bailey’s favourite swims on his beloved Wensum. The Mill Pool at Lyng has now featured in two separate episodes, one in Crabtree and also in this new series of Pursuit. 

A favourite of all of our angling guests and our crew absolutely love staying at the house and lodge adjacent to the Mill Pool.


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