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Old 01.04.2011, 18:59
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Help me locate this place - possibly spelt as Fangey [Fishing place]

Not sure if this is the right place to put this question, so mods please feel free to move it elsewhere.

About 8 or 9 years ago i went fishing at a place i vaguely recall being called Fange. It was quite a big lake (not anything as large as Zurich or Geneva) and had a road round the whole outside so you could drive all the way around it.

There was a shop where you could buy a day pass to fish and bait etc. I also seem to recall a guest house/restaurant opposite this shop. There wasnt much else around, just fishermen/women!

Soooo, does anyone know where i am talking about? I have scoured the internet and i cannot find the webpage or anything about it. I have absolutely no idea where it is in Switzerland.

Maybe it rings a bell with someone else? I hope!
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Old 01.04.2011, 19:05
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Re: Fishing in Fange??

Lac de Montsalvens near the village of Fang in Fribourg?

http://www.myswitzerland.com/en/infra.cfm/rkey/3628
http://www.myswitzerland.com/en/muse...xhibition.html
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Old 01.04.2011, 19:11
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Re: Fishing in Fange??

Nope that's not the one unfortunately. It was Fange with an e on the end, i think pronounced Fangey. Whether that was the name of the lake or the area i don't actually know.

Thanks for trying though!
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Old 01.04.2011, 19:13
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Re: Fishing in Fange??

was this line perhaps used:

...Goh Fisch Fange?
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Old 01.04.2011, 19:17
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Re: Fishing in Fange??

Nope, sorry!
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Old 01.04.2011, 19:23
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Re: Help me locate this place - possibly spelt as Fangey [Fishing place]

Don't think it exists mate. If google doesn't have it...
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Old 01.04.2011, 19:37
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Re: Help me locate this place - possibly spelt as Fangey [Fishing place]

haha i'm thinking i dreamt it being called Fange and it's actually called something totally different. I'm currently googling all Swiss lakes..
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Old 01.04.2011, 21:03
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Re: Help me locate this place - possibly spelt as Fangey [Fishing place]

you're sure it was in Switzerland ?
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Old 01.04.2011, 21:09
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Re: Help me locate this place - possibly spelt as Fangey [Fishing place]

Sweden methinks. Lots of lakes there
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Old 01.04.2011, 21:21
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Re: Help me locate this place - possibly spelt as Fangey [Fishing place]

Lac de Bret
Lac Champex
Lac de Joux

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I think you're looking for the Lac Noir
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Old 01.04.2011, 21:30
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Re: Help me locate this place - possibly spelt as Fangey [Fishing place]

Can you remember what you caught?
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Old 01.04.2011, 21:44
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Re: Help me locate this place - possibly spelt as Fangey [Fishing place]

I would love to help, I know that feeling of trying to find somewhere but all you have is a vague recollection of a name.

Maybe if you knew someone you went with, they could help you with the direction you were heading to, or from, or how far it was from some place.
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Old 01.04.2011, 22:13
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Re: Help me locate this place - possibly spelt as Fangey [Fishing place]

No, seriously, what were you trying to catch? - It might help
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Old 01.04.2011, 22:38
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Re: Help me locate this place - possibly spelt as Fangey [Fishing place]

Which part of Switzerland? French, German, Italian?
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Old 01.04.2011, 22:39
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Re: Help me locate this place - possibly spelt as Fangey [Fishing place]

Faoug, near the Murtensee?
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Old 01.04.2011, 22:44
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Re: Help me locate this place - possibly spelt as Fangey [Fishing place]

Deutsch "ich fange an"

English "I begin"

Deutsch English
Fange -> Start

So maybe "Fange" was the start of the fishing bank on the lake?
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Old 01.04.2011, 22:50
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Re: Help me locate this place - possibly spelt as Fangey [Fishing place]

haha i'm liking all the replies! Was told by an colleague about it years ago, he definately called it Fange. I have absolutely no idea where it was, and i drove there! haha. Erm can't remember what i caught, def not carp, just small fry. I did however drive there the night before and camp in a small campsite about half an hours drive from the actual lake.

Doh! i have photos somewhere! i will ''fish'' them out later and post them to see if anyone recognises it.
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Old 01.04.2011, 22:56
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Re: Help me locate this place - possibly spelt as Fangey [Fishing place]

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I would love to help, I know that feeling of trying to find somewhere but all you have is a vague recollection of a name.

Maybe if you knew someone you went with, they could help you with the direction you were heading to, or from, or how far it was from some place.
good thinking batman! I will try and contact said ex collegue and hopefully find the missing piece to this puzzle!
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Re: Help me locate this place - possibly spelt as Fangey [Fishing place]

This might be too obvious, but... April Fool?
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Old 01.04.2011, 23:14
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Re: Help me locate this place - possibly spelt as Fangey [Fishing place]

Don't really think it's a good April Fools if it is... which I don't think it is!
Anyway, wherever Fange/ Fangey may be, I think I'd quite like to go there now.
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