- Aug 20, 2020
When the covid virus started to have effect here in France we all had to fill out a form called an attestation to tell police if we were stopped where we were going as there was only certain places one could visit. shopping for food etc, going to a medical appointment, going to work, or taking exercise but alone. Luckily I have my own lake so could fish whenever I wanted as it was a 2 minute drive from the house. Never stopped by police. After about six weeks the rules were relaxed and we were then allowed to visit other places with 50 kilometre of our residence. well now I could fish loads more venues including ten or so different rivers. As most people in our area stuck to the rules we have very few cases in fact none in our commune of over 1500 people. We have also held a couple of matches on the lake attended by lots of anglers and their followers, followers mostly for the beer, and have also taken part in a number of local matches as well. Fishing matches differ here from the UK in that it is a social event the locals go to watch and expect food and drink. As you can see we put up a couple of marquees and tables and chairs and provide a 4 course meal for anyone paying 10 euros. Wine included. Marquees and tables etc provided free by the commune. Fishing continues the local tackle shop still provides the bait and thankfully life goes on as before the only differance is that we all wear masks and no more kissing of cheeks!