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   Old Thread  #409 28 May 2021 at 2.30pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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We've had our trip for 19th June cancelled... Gutted but moved to Nov so hopefully OK then
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   Old Thread  #408 28 May 2021 at 12.13pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Hi Jim - fair play to you. Appreciate that it's a regularly-moving feast, so can't be easy to be accurate at any given point.

Best of luck to you - we all hope that this situation abates as soon as possible.

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   Old Thread  #407 28 May 2021 at 11.53am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Yes, unfortunately that is correct unless you have a legitimate and compelling reason to visit, all travel to France is not possible from 31/5/2021 until further notice.
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   Old Thread  #406 28 May 2021 at 10.47am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Looking at that it says essential travel only I thought the guidance was to isolate for a period of time if you travel so is it the case you cannot travel to france again during this period
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   Old Thread  #405 28 May 2021 at 10.42am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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UPDATED: Everything you need to know on travel rules between France and the UK
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   Old Thread  #404 28 May 2021 at 9.48am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I totally agree with your comments Keith and it is something we are very aware of. We have local testing centre arranged and even have a translator on standby for any issues. We also have arranged with an English butcher over here to deliver meat products direct to the lake for the anglers. Most of the lakes I am in regular contact with have also made arrangements to ensure ease of travel for their anglers. We have to accept that things are likely to be more difficult for many months to come and as lake owners we need to be proactive in ensuring the least hassle for our anglers.
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   Old Thread  #403 28 May 2021 at 9.32am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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   Old Thread  #402 28 May 2021 at 9.09am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Everyone's frustrated with the situation - goes without saying.

Just an observation - lake owners need to make it EASY for guys to travel and proactively deal with potential objections.

Example - we had a trip booked for three weeks ago, which we had to roll, due to it being illegal to travel at the time. However, in March, I asked the owner where we could get tested closeby. He didn't know. I asked him about us (effectively) quarantining at the lake - and could he get us food/beer and supply enough bait. No definite answer about food/water/beer.

The main issues for anglers are food/drink, bait and most importantly, not worrying about testing to return to the UK (ie the lake owner will take you to the test centre/pharmacy on the right day, and deal with any translation/issues etc). To go above and beyond, lake owners could offer to ensure all paperwork is in hand (passenger locators, attestations).

Just my view - there needs to be a level of proactivity, rather than leaving it to the (often confused) angler/party leader.

Edit - even a simple FAQ sent to the party leader covering the above would go a long way.

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   Old Thread  #401 28 May 2021 at 8.26am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Yes I used to believe that, but talking to 2 baillifs and 2 lake owners these days I know they already know for 2-3 weeks in advance for June that they will have 50 to 0% people on the lake... so it is not like a friday evening cancellations are going on... Yes I do believe you are struggling but I also think that majority of owners are very passive when it comes to this. Looks like some want to keep reputation of full bookings and some just dont care or need to... That is purely my opinion and it is as it is. I also dont agree about established agents... Having bookings for some countries organized by agents doesnt prevent you to put a post on your fb page or your web site stating what is available and for how much... Now back to fishing, got my test booked so need to start packing for next week...
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   Old Thread  #400 28 May 2021 at 8.25am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Well said Jim.
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   Old Thread  #399 28 May 2021 at 8.07am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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That really is a load of nonsense. When a lake has UK bookings and until the last minute actually expecting anglers to be coming over it would be a bit premature to start pushing for EU anglers. Also you must understand that most Dutch and German bookings for French lakes come via well established agents so no advertising would be seen. Whatever you like to think the truth of the matter is that lakes over here have had a torrid time for the past couple of years with a good 80% of income being lost. We can survive purely due to me pensions with a little contribution from the French Government but still are paying significant sums in maintenance, feeding carp, etc. A lot of lakes are suffering far more than us and there is no doubt that many are running up debt, borrowing from family and just toughing it out in the hope that things will improve sooner rather than later. I really get a bit fed up with posts from anglers who seem to believe that French fishery owners are rolling in dosh that they have sucked up from poor anglers. We are struggling fellah and many families are at risk of losing everything, business and home, if things continue like this. No sympathy asked for but a little understanding would go a long way.
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   Old Thread  #398 28 May 2021 at 5.01am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I still havent seen any lake doing major advertising towards eu anglers... no last minute deals, no nothing and I know some lakes are empty... slowly starting to think things are not that bad for them...
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   Old Thread  #397 27 May 2021 at 10.54pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Well, the wife and I live in SW France and have both had 2 vaccines. There is so much bull**** and suppression of the people, more so in the UK! There are loads of people coming over her to fish without issue, including bait and food, sorry it's all bull****. My wife is currently back in in the UK sorting some affairs and it is costing a small fortune for tests etc even though she has had 2 vaccinations! Money making racket for the privileged springs to mind!
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   Old Thread  #396 27 May 2021 at 10.28pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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They are playing it clever , pointing at Britain saying they are protecting France , when in fact their lack of speed in vaccination is more of a risk as there are more people walking around who have not had any jabs . My mate over there said it's pointed out all the time , but don't suit the narrative.
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   Old Thread  #395 27 May 2021 at 9.49pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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According to the Connexion newspaper, on the 20th May there were at least 80 confirmed cases of the Indian variant in France, all linked to travel to India. Methinks that France are playing politics.
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