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Beaurepaire
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Customer feedback from Beaurepaire

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Holiday date:
Sat 12th Aug to Sat 19th Aug 2017
Name of customer:
Neil Martin
Number of anglers:
6
Details of your catches:
30+ fish
Predominantly mirror carp 3x 40lb+, 13x 30lb+, 10x 20lb+
3 catfish to 68lb
4 common to 26lb
NO grass carp (which some have been concerned about)


Your best tactics/bait/rigs:
Various flavours of CCMoore boilie

Were the facilities what you expected?
Yes - this is now our 4th trip to this venue. They are relatively basic but serve the purpose.
Were you happy with them?
Fine
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yes
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes

General comments:
We have fished this water on a number of occasions as it provides us with a good opportunity to have a social fishing week, when fishing from the exposed spit. We are becoming a little concerned by the recently developed spit which has effectively cut the lake in two. The section between the two fishing areas can become very shallow and we do not feel that this encourages the fish to move between the two sides of the lake. Consequently, one can often tell what sort of week you are in for after the first 24-48 hours.

Although we had 30+ fish, which is around our usual figure, all but 6 of these were caught from the cabin side and particularly from the deeper water in the far corner. Thus for the majority of our party it proved to be quite a difficult week with 4 anglers sharing 7 fish, whilst two anglers bagged around 30!

Is the water becoming a little 'peggy' as a result of the second spit being developed? We think so!

**Angling Lines note** We are currently in discussions with Bernard at the lake to remedy this. We are hoping we can carry out work in the winter to widen/deepen the channel and will update the Beaurepaire page as soon as we have concrete plans in place.


Holiday date:
Sat 5th Aug to Sat 12th Aug 2017
Name of customer:
Alan Davies
Number of anglers:
2
Details of your catches:
25+ grass carp , 8 catfish, 6 mirror and common carp


Your best tactics/bait/rigs:
Partical mix

Were the facilities what you expected?
The facilities were very good, clean and well set out
Were you happy with them?
We were very happy with the shower and kitchen area and fridges / freezer for food and bait
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
I wouldn't recommend this lake to any of are friends and family till the fish stock has been balanced out for all to enjoy.
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Your customer service was excellent in the direction to lake and help on changing are vehicle, we would recommend your company

General comments:
The most disappointed thing was the advertisement forgot to explain the lake has had a fish kill with over 50+ regular carp fish back in 2014 after the fish restocking in 2012 explained by the owner and his family and of a out come in this matter the lake is greatly over stocked with Grass carp after catching over 25+ of them over the week and a number of cat fish and only 6 regular common and mirror carp out we are very experienced anglers with over 25y + experience we booked this lake me and my son because we loved the look of the fish shown on your advertised site, we strongly recommend you look into this matter for your future anglers and your very good reputation, that's why we book in confidence with you.

**Angling Lines note** It was very disappointing to read this as we would never hide any of the lake's history - we talk about the virus in 2014 both on the main 'Carp' tab on Beaurepaire's webpage and also four different updates as it happened which can be found on the 'Latest News' section for the lake. The lake remains to have a very healthy stock of carp and we feel that the catch reports over the last three years since prove this.

It is very unfortunate & unlucky that you had so many grass carp in one session, this is not a complaint we have had before, the last group's feedback shows they had 28 carp and only 7 grass carp. We will talk to the owners to evaluate the stocking and see if we can put a management system in place. Thank you for your feedback.


Holiday date:
Sat 22nd Jul to Sat 29th Jul 2017
Name of customer:
Mark Toogood
Number of anglers:
5
Details of your catches:
(36 Carp in Total) x1 Koi 15lb, x7 Grass Carp 23-4 to 36.0 x6 Common Carp 16-12 to 23-2 & x22 Mirror Carp 22-0 to 49-0 & x6 Catfish 19-8 to 72-0

Your best tactics/bait/rigs:
The majority of the fish caught was by using minimal freebies. Cell & Nutcracker Boillies and odd fish on Tiger nut hookbaits

Were the facilities what you expected?
This was our 3rd visit to the lake and whilst the facilities are basic they are adequate.
Were you happy with them?
Yes. Although the Shower could be slightly bigger
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yes. This visit was our third visit to this venue
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes. We have used the A.L team on numerous occasions and would have no hesitation in recommending your services.

General comments:
The removal of the Catfish could be increased if an additional vat was placed in another location. Our party removed x2 Cats (Many thanks to our hosts for the 2 bottles of Champagne). In 2015 our party expressed concern that the works undertaken to the lake may create potential issues with fish migrating from 1 side of the lake to the other side due to both the limited 'cut' through and the water depth, this could easily be remedied if the depth was increased. On a positive note the fish seem to steadily growing and are in excellent condition and the venue's owners are both friendly and helpful.We are currently considering returning to the venue in 2020


Holiday date:
Sat 8th Jul to Sat 15th Jul 2017
Name of customer:
Graham Huddart
Number of anglers:
4
Details of your catches:
Carp up to 42.8
Grass carp up to 43.2 (new lake record)
1 x cat at 72
Plenty of 30s
And a few 20s

Your best tactics/bait/rigs:
All fish caught on bottom baits, cell essentiall and various cc moore

Were the facilities what you expected?
Yes nice and clean, no problems with water whatsoever
Were you happy with them?
Yes
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yes
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes

General comments:
Owners very helpful, lake seemed to be very Peggy with most fish coming from one swim.
Mikes new lake record
Sat 8th Jul to Sat 15th Jul 2017 Graham Huddart 43lb 2oz
Howard's new pb
Sat 8th Jul to Sat 15th Jul 2017 Graham Huddart 42lb 8oz


Holiday date:
Sat 24th Jun to Sat 1st Jul 2017
Name of customer:
Glenn Wickham
Number of anglers:
3
Details of your catches:
Bit patchy as weather was very hot for the first 4 days, but mirrors caught
25lb x 2,
33lb x 1,
35lbx 1,
36lb 5oz x 1,
38lb 10oz x 1,
27lb 10oz x 1 grass carp,
Catfish 59lb 2oz x 1, 13lb 6oz x 1
Bream 8lb x 1

Your best tactics/bait/rigs:
Tried most tactics and baits, most results on bottom bait boilie, essential cell, CC Moore various, big catfish 21mm Halibut pellet with a scattering of Halibut pellet. Seems if you feed heavy, the Catfish take over the swim and push the carp out. There are measures in place to remove the catfish, there is a holding tank to put the cats in and the owner will remove them to another lake, a nice reward for doing this is given (bottle of champagne for every cat).


Were the facilities what you expected?
Yes, this is a very well kept lake and a pleasure to fish there. The kitchen has all the things you need, fridges, hotplate and microwaves. The other hut has a large freezer and battery charging for the electric boat plus a spare battery. The shower and toilet were clean and in good order, no smelly water as others have reported.
Were you happy with them?
Yes
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yes
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes

General comments:
We all enjoyed the holiday and were very happy with the choice, one downside to the lake was the amount of bottle tops and discarded line around the swims !! There is no excuse for it as there are bins everywhere and Bernard empty's them every day if they are full.

Bernard and Sophie are wonderful hosts and can't do enough to help you, if Bernard could speak English he would spend more time chatting and helping you with the reading of the lake, his Koi pond is a beautiful testament to his love of carp, that's what we couldn't understand people leaving so much crap in the swims !! Its a hazard to the lovely wildlife and true anglers. A big thank you to Bernard and Sophie, and Angling Lines for making this a most memorable holiday.

*Angling Lines note* Thank you for letting us know about the bits around the swims, we will pass this on to Bernard and Sophie.
Gary's PB
Sat 24th Jun to Sat 1st Jul 2017 Glenn Wickham 38lb 12oz
Glenn's 1st Beaurepaire Carp
Sat 24th Jun to Sat 1st Jul 2017 Glenn Wickham 35lb 1oz
Shaun's fully scaled Mirror
Sat 24th Jun to Sat 1st Jul 2017 Glenn Wickham 33lb 1oz


Holiday date:
Sat 10th Jun to Sat 17th Jun 2017
Name of customer:
Mark Cosgrove
Number of anglers:
1
Details of your catches:
Fishing was hard as weather was hot with no rain for weeks but still managed to pick up a couple of small carp and a lovely 42lb grass which we thought was the record for grass carp in there according to the pics in the hut, I also had a number of catfish all under 50lb.

Your best tactics/bait/rigs:
I used a mixture of tactics, fished tight and slack lines, 3oz leads on a breakaway on safe zone leaders with a short stiff 1q2 hook length and a size 6 hook as the water in this gravel pit is crystal clear

Were the facilities what you expected?
Facilities were ok, fridge and freezer washing facilities and bins all round the lake
Were you happy with them?
Yes Sonia and Bernard were nice, Bernard even gave me a bottle for catching the grassy. Would I go back again yes
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yes at the right time this venue would fish well
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes Angling Lines were helpful and arranged for me to stay an extra week on another lake and changed my crossing etc the phone operator was very helpful

General comments:
Overall a great experience
Lovely 42lb grassy
Sat 10th Jun to Sat 17th Jun 2017 Mark Cosgrove 42lb


Holiday date:
Sat 6th May to Sat 13th May 2017
Name of customer:
Jason Turner
Number of anglers:
4
Details of your catches:
4 anglers fished, 25 carp plus four cats.
45, 44, 43, 42, 41 carp plus new lake record 58lb 01 0z

100lb 60z cat new lake record also cats also of 82.04 ,78.08.

Lots of mid thirties, few twenties, also couple of bream to over 10lb. Angler average over 30lb

Your best tactics/bait/rigs:
All areas produced cell, ib, nutcracker, bottom and pop ups plus snow man also. Cats came on 24mm trout pellets which one angler fished for.

Were the facilities what you expected?
Cannot fault the place to be fair. Great facilities.
Were you happy with them?
Very pleased
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yes great place to take a party of anglers for a social.
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yed

General comments:
Had to fish hard for results but two anglers both had new lake records; 100lb cat, 58lb 01 carp
New lake record Louis ;-)
Sat 6th May to Sat 13th May 2017 Jason Turner 58lb 1oz
100 lb cat fish New lake record
Sat 6th May to Sat 13th May 2017 Jason Turner 100lb 6oz


Holiday date:
Sat 15th Apr to Sat 22nd Apr 2017
Name of customer:
Peter Brooks
Number of anglers:
4
Details of your catches:
Around 14 carp and I catfish, carp to 46lb cat to 35lb, the majority of the fish came to the corner swim nearest the river as the previous group found.
Several dead carp found during the stay, a couple that were already in the lake, and a couple more when we left.
Temps at night were down to minus 2 and sunny but cool during the day apart from one hot day.
Water levels looked to be normal according to pictures seen in the blog, dropping slowly through the week.
Banks can be quite muddy as the water recedes, no swims are prepared for anglers therefore not level or prepared, this is quite manageable but the mud can be a pain if wet.

Your best tactics/bait/rigs:
Wafters seem to do the trick

Were the facilities what you expected?
We were very disappointed with the showers and washing facilities, although blogs from previous years mention the problem you would assume it had been dealt with. None of the pipework looked to have been changed recently, the water stank and stained the sink and shower when ran. The family were kind enough to offer us the shower at their home, but when fishing you don't really want to leave the water.

One member of the group was quite ill whilst there and the family kindly ran him to the doctors for a look over and medication. However two people had the runs (not the Carpy variety) whilst there after attempting the showers at the end of the week, I would not use them personally as the smell was rank.

The big chest freezer and charging points were fine, also the boat with engine and batteries was great, but we were told to supply life vests which we did, only to find they were some when we arrived...currently putting them back on eBay!

*Angling Lines note* We ask anglers to take their own life jackets if they wish to use the boat as often the ones at the lake can be mistakenly taken home by previous anglers and potentially not replaced in time. For insurance purposes the owners of Beaurepaire must make sure that anyone choosing to use the boats is fully prepared and this forms part of those requirements.
Were you happy with them?
Not really as the water problem has been reported many times previously and I couldn't see any recent efforts to change anything. The pipework looked as it had remained the same for some time, and the was no evidence of work outside the facilities either.

A week with no washing facilities is a bit much for the price, and people don't want to leave the venue to drive for a shower to the owners as kind as the offer may be

*Owner's note* At Beaurepaire the shower water comes from a well which fills via the water table. On the rare occasion that the water levels in the lake are very high (usually caused by a large storm/heavy rainfall), the water can overwhelm the well and leave impurities. When the lake level drops, the impurities remain in the well and we must clean the well using a system of chlorination to remove impurities and change the filters of pumps, the water then becomes perfectly clean for washing and showering but is still not drinkable (as stated in the rules).

Any problem with the water should be informed immediately to Sophie and she will take action. For the vast majority of the time there are no issues. The entire team of the Lake of Beaurepaire is sorry of the inconvenience caused by the bad weather prior to your holiday.
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
No, not unless they don't want to shower for a whole week! I would advise you take hand sanitizer rather than using the hot water as if there are any bugs in it you might not have the best of weeks if you too get the trots. Make sure you take your own toilet rolls, none were provided.
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes your services have been great

General comments:
I won't be returning, far too patchy with most of the fish coming from one swim, the spit is quite shallow underwater and I think the fish have to make a deliberate effort to cross into the other side of the lake which is then compounded when the levels drop further. One half had fish jumping with plenty of activity, whilst the other half had almost none. We found 5 dead fish in the one week, I'm not sure if the owner has a restocking program in place.

*Angling Lines note* During each Spring it is commonplace for a few carp die naturally and they can often be found when the weather begins to warm up and the water temperature rises. This is quite normal and something good fishery managers take into account. The stocking in Beaurepaire is in our opinion ideal for the size and health of the lake.



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