FAQ's for fishing at Bill's Lake
Q. How old do I have to be to fish at Bill's Lakes?
If you are fishing with a gardian then there is no age limit.
Q. Do you offer the food option on all the Lakes?
We only provide the food option on Lake 1.
Q. How do we choose our swims?
The swims on Lake 1 are allocated on a draw basis which takes place at 10.00 prompt on the Saturday morning.
Lake 2 does not have a draw.
Lake 3 has a draw similar to Lake 1 but at 14.00.
Q. Can you book for a long week-end?
Sorry, we only provide palces for a full weeks fishing from Saturday to Saturday.
Q. Can I fish an extra rod for catfish?
As long as you use 3 rods you can fish all for cats or for Carp or mix them up. Two for Carp and one for Cats. But it is three rods in total. You may use a coarse rod in addition to the three to fish for livebait.
Q. Is there electricity so I can charge my batteries?
We have no electricity on site on any of the lakes but we will willingly take your batteries/phones/e.t.c. and charge them f.o.c.
Q. Are the shops far away?
There is a local Hypermarket 5 miles from the lakes with a Mc.Donalds next door. These are closed on a Sunday.
Q. Can I buy cigarettes in the supermarket?
You will have to go to a Tabac to buy your tabaco products.
Q. Will the address given take me straight to the lake using my sat nav?
You will need to print off the 10 steps to the lake available from the contacts page on the Bill's Lake web site.
Q. Can I buy my bait when I arrive or do I need to pre-order it ?
We can supply all you requirements when you arrive but it is always better to pre-order it so it is ready waiting for you.
All the particle has to be cooked from fresh so please allow time.
Q. Can I pay for things in Sterling when I arrive?
As you are in France all things must be paid for in Euros.
Q. Will I have to pay any Toll fees?
Using an Auto route nearly all the way to the lakes will cost you just over 20 euros for a car. More for a van or a car with a trailor.
Q. Do I have to leave my car in the Car park?
No, providing the tracks are dry you can drive and leave your car behind your swim.
Q. Can I bring a gas cooker or Bar B Q and cook for myself?
No problem at all. Make sure the authorities don't see your gas bottle at the ports.
Q. Can I use Barbed hooks?
You can use whatever hooks you like.
Q. Can I use leadcore leaders?
Yes you can...providing everything falls off if your main line was to break.
Q. Can I put my photos on the Bill's Lakes web site?
Yes you can. You will need to reduce the file size small enough so it will upload.
Q. Can I put a catch report on the web site?
You can email me a report and I'll cut and paste it and put it on the site.
Q. What happens if I dislike certain foods?
We ask at the begining of the week if anyone has any dislikes and cater accordingly.
Q. Do you deliver the meals to the swim?
We bring the brakfast to you swim and the evening meal is served in the log cabin.
Q. If I fall ill is anyone able to help me? i.e. Doctors e.t.c.
We willingly help any client with trips to Doctors or Hospital. Translation and any help required.
Q. If I arrive early i.e. Friday can I stay locally?
If you know you are going to arrive on the Friday we can arrange B&B accommodation for you. There are a few small hotels locally.
Q. Can I bring over my own Particle baits ?
You may only use Particle baits provided by us on any of the lakes. This ensures that the fish stocks are protected from incorrectly prepared particles.
Q. Do you have Disabled facilities?
We're sorry but we have no facilities for disables anglers (wheelchairs) we will reserve our flattest swim (Lake 1 Number One ) for people with disabilities but in the first instance please talk to us.
Q. Can I bring a guest with me ?
You can bring a guest with you and for this we make a nominal charge of 100 euros for the week.
Q. Can I bring my Dog with me ?
We do allow dogs on site (we have dogs) but these must be booked in beforehand. They must also be kept on the swim and all mess cleared up.
You can fish the river during daylight hours only and only with a day ticket. These are available from us.