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Brie
15
56lb
2
4
3h 57m Calais


Customer feedback from Brie

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Holiday date:
Sat 24th Sep to Sat 1st Oct 2016
Name of customer:
Gareth Evans
Number of anglers:
4
Details of your catches:
1x 51lb common
8 X 30s to 36lb 8oz
7 X 20s to 29lb
1x 19lb

Your best tactics/bait/rigs:
Very small amounts of bait
Find the deeper water

Were the facilities what you expected?
Yes
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:
The water level was about 18" lower than water its highest level making the average depth 2ft 6" with 3ft in the channel of the stream bed and a couple of spots by the dam wall of 4ft. The silt is quiet deep in places to 18" but an average of 6-8" so feeling for a drop is almost impossible so don't be afraid of fishing the silt but use longer hook links. Very pleased with everything and have booked to go back next year

Sat 24th Sep to Sat 1st Oct 2016 Gareth Evans 36lb 8oz

Sat 24th Sep to Sat 1st Oct 2016 Gareth Evans 51lb

Sat 24th Sep to Sat 1st Oct 2016 Gareth Evans 34lb 8oz


Holiday date:
Sat 20th Aug to Sat 27th Aug 2016
Name of customer:
Nicholas Wright
Number of anglers:
4
Details of your catches:
19 carp biggest common 40lb, biggest mirror 32.12lb, biggest grass 44.4lb

Your best tactics/bait/rigs:
IQ 2 rigs with pink wafter over bed of boilies and particles.

Were the facilities what you expected?
Very happy
Were you happy with them?
Yes
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yes would also like to try another one of the lakes
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes

General comments:
For the very hot weather we had the fishing was a bit slow at times, but was good first morning when the light was up. The pegs are plenty big enough for 2 massive bivvies and brolleys with enough for mats and seating.

Very clean facilities with proper hot showers, enough room in both fridge and freezer for everything and enough main plugs as well.

Bailiff very helpful and straight on ball when we needed a charger for our boat. Enjoyed our week here and would return in the future.

Sat 20th Aug to Sat 27th Aug 2016 Nicholas Wright  

Sat 20th Aug to Sat 27th Aug 2016 Nicholas Wright  

Sat 20th Aug to Sat 27th Aug 2016 Nicholas Wright  


Holiday date:
Sat 6th Aug to Sat 13th Aug 2016
Name of customer:
Nick Wilson
Number of anglers:
3
Details of your catches:
33 carp in total over the week including 3. No 40lb grass carp to 49lb, commons to 37lb and mirrors to 39lb.

Your best tactics/bait/rigs:
Relatively small wafters over not too much bait

Were the facilities what you expected?
Great fridge, freezer and powerful shower...as described and expected. Swims generous size.
Were you happy with them?
Yes, all great.
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
A slice of peace and tranquillity with lots of great wildlife to see. Definitely recommended.
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
This is our first time booking with Angling Lines and we all found the whole process very well organised and painless. I have spoken to the guys in the office several times and everyone has been very helpful and knowledgeable about the waters.

General comments:
This was our first fishing holiday in France. The brief was lake exclusive, tranquillity, nice lake and good looking fish.......Brie ticked all the boxes. Thank you

Sat 6th Aug to Sat 13th Aug 2016 Nick Wilson  

Sat 6th Aug to Sat 13th Aug 2016 Nick Wilson  

Sat 6th Aug to Sat 13th Aug 2016 Nick Wilson  


Holiday date:
Sat 7th May to Sat 14th May 2016
Name of customer:
Mark Coates
Number of anglers:
4
Details of your catches:
42 carp landed, biggest 55.2 lbs. Four pb's broken.


Your best tactics/bait/rigs:
Sweet bollies

Were the facilities what you expected?
Yes
Were you happy with them?
Very
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yes
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes

General comments:
Nice clean and tidy swims, good facilities, adequate fridge and freezer. Very helpful and knowledgeable bailiff. Good company, excellent week.


Holiday date:
Sat 30th Apr to Sat 7th May 2016
Name of customer:
Jason Cooper
Number of anglers:
3
Details of your catches:
18 fish in total

Your best tactics/bait/rigs:
Cc moore live system and tigers

Were the facilities what you expected?
Yes
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:
Lovely lake and surroundings .Mark the bailiff provided excellent insight to lake and how to fish it. Excellent venue and most willing to visit again.

Sat 30th Apr to Sat 7th May 2016 Jason Cooper  

Sat 30th Apr to Sat 7th May 2016 Jason Cooper  

Sat 30th Apr to Sat 7th May 2016 Jason Cooper  


Holiday date:
Sat 16th Apr to Sat 23rd Apr 2016
Name of customer:
Matthew Young
Number of anglers:
4
Details of your catches:
Hello Mark Matt young from nucleus baits here is catch report sorry it's late been manic bud

27lb common
32lb common
30lb common
42lb common
35lb common
23lb mirror
38lb common
27lb mirror
24lb common
45lb8oz common
52 8oz common
29lb 4oz mirror
22lb 4oz mirror
30lb 8oz common
30lb mirror
20lb 6oz common
25lb 8oz mirror
28lb mirror
24lb common
39lb common
23lb common
24lb 14oz common
27lb common
26lb 12oz mirror
43lb grassy
29lb 14oz common
29lb 14oz mirror
24lb mirror
36lb 8oz grassy
30lb common
34lb 4oz common
22lb mirror
27lb common
31lb common
15lb joinery


Your best tactics/bait/rigs:
Nucleus baits
Plum

Were the facilities what you expected?
Yes
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:
When we arrived at the lake all 4 of us were most impressed the swims were perfect for 2 comfortably nice and clean beautiful woodland surroundings definitely our kind of fishing .

Toilet and shower room was perfect lovely and clean constant high pressure hot water. Could do with a shelf and a couple of hooks on Wall but very good facilities . Bailiff very helpful. All round a bloody good trip and the fish were in perfect condition, beauties

Sat 16th Apr to Sat 23rd Apr 2016 Matthew Young  

Sat 16th Apr to Sat 23rd Apr 2016 Matthew Young  

Sat 16th Apr to Sat 23rd Apr 2016 Matthew Young  


Holiday date:
Sat 17th Oct to Sat 24th Oct 2015
Name of customer:
Steven Darch
Number of anglers:
2
Details of your catches:
No carp were caught.

Your best tactics/bait/rigs:
The fish were found to be in very shallow water bedded down in the silt.

Finding hard spots will be the answer, there are a few but they are small, at range and in very shallow water.

Were the facilities what you expected?
Facilities were as described and expected.
Were you happy with them?
They did not make sense to us. The shower room has two open showers and a toilet in the middle of the room, all open plan. There isn't even a lock on the door of the room or a shower curtain. It would make sense to me that the unit could be improved by making a single private shower and toilet and having an area for a microwave / cooker / sink and a much needed chest freezer. It appears this venue does not look at its own reviews!!
Showers were good and hot though with plenty of water.
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
The lake is very low. We took a boat out over the whole lake checking depths and looking for hard, clear patches with sounder and a landing net pole.

The silt / soft clay is deep (3-9 inches almost all over) and the only real feature of the lake being the margins, were very shallow, in the order of inches.

The lake is 3 - 4 feet deep at the dam wall end and 1 - 3 feet at the bay end. We found the carp bedded down in the shallow end readying themselves for the winter and not interested in feeding.

We are both experienced anglers and have fished France many times. We prefer fishing the harder waters now with the better stamp of fish, like this water. But our experience here was very disappointing, though not because of the lack of carp caught. I have fished for carp for over 30 years and I am used to fishing blanks whilst in pursuit of better fish.

The lake is very low and is at least 50% lower than it should be. Oxygen levels must be very low and the lake could do with de-silting and / or stabilising with gravel in areas. The swims are 3 feet above the the water at the furthest point into the lake so landing fish is more difficult than needed. The sides of the swim are inches deep making the launching of the boats difficult as it grounds and dangerously slipery with silt and clay. Why not extend the swim base at one side making it easier and safer?

The worst thing for us though was the fact that once at the lake we didn't even see the bailiff. Despite calls and text messages we did not get a reply. On arrival at the lake someone from the main house gave us a catch report to fill in, said that the previous anglers had not caught, the lake was fishing slowly because it was cold and that the bailiff would see us in the morning. He took our 100 Euros deposit and that was it. We never saw our deposit again either!

This lake is a pleasure to be at, with a wooded natural location full of fantastic bird and wildlife.
But the owners need to read the feedback on the venue, react accordingly, invest in their business and reconsider the service they provide to the anglers that pay good money to visit.


*Angling Lines note** We have spoken to the lake at length about the points raised above. The water levels in many lakes this year have been low due to the extraordinarily dry summer. It is not an issue we have had at Brie before and down to unusual circumstances. This will return to normal after the rain this winter. The owners do check the oxygen level in all of their lakes regularly and these are fine. We can only pass on their sincere apologies regarding contact during the week, as fish farmers they are very busy at this time of year with lake nettings and have no record of any calls but Mark has had an issue with his phone and the number has now been changed. They were unsure what time you were leaving to return the deposit and so we will be in touch to arrange this with you. Apologies for the delay.

Update for 2016 - There is now a bigger freezer for bait on site.


Would you recommend our services to a friend?
I would always recommend Angling Lines, they are the best I have found in the industry.

General comments:
We want our deposit back please!


Holiday date:
Sat 3rd Oct to Sat 10th Oct 2015
Name of customer:
Shane Welch
Number of anglers:
2
Details of your catches:
12 carp to 42lb 14oz

Your best tactics/bait/rigs:
We fished innovatebaits s2t. Stiff hinged rigs seemed to work the best. Water depth was low and we fished gullys around 3-4 foot.

Were the facilities what you expected?
Facility's were as expected as this was my 2nd visit to Brie. Showers are very good but bait/food fridge needs to be bigger.

*Angling Lines note* There is now a bigger freezer on site for bait, thank you for the feedback.
Were you happy with them?
Very.
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Definitely recommend this venue, fish didn't really feed heavy this time but I know what stunning fish reside in this lake and it can be prolific if conditions are right.
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Angling lines is a great company very easy to deal with and take the hassle away from booking and arranging transport etc. Lake owner and the bailiff are also great and you know the very best fish get stocked into their lakes due to them being the biggest fish farmer in the champagne region.

General comments:
Fishing was a little slow which was expected somewhat with the dry season and weather however fishing this lake is a pleasure from the tranquillity and the wildlife. One thing I would like to mention is how the lake owner Paul Bacheiler and his bailiff Mark were when I had a problem with my van breaking down. Obviously with the language barrier being a problem Paul liased with the French garage and chased all enquiries up and even drove me himself back to the garage to collect my vehicle. Service like this just shows how much they value there customers and it is what will keep me going back to their waters. First class from Start to finish from Angling lines through to owners and bailiff. Thankyou
common
Sat 3rd Oct to Sat 10th Oct 2015 Shane Welch 42lb 14oz
mirror
Sat 3rd Oct to Sat 10th Oct 2015 Shane Welch 26lb 4oz
common
Sat 3rd Oct to Sat 10th Oct 2015 Shane Welch 29lb 2oz



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