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Brocard Small
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Holiday date:
Sat 30th Sep to Sat 7th Oct 2017
Name of customer:
Adam Burgess
Number of anglers:
2
Details of your catches:
Poor weeks fishing, The lake had turned off but thats carp fishing. Had lots of small fish and a good 20+ common.

Your best tactics/bait/rigs:
All baits worked.

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:
Frank/Mark are aware of the smaller fish and have a plan to deal with them going forward. Frank is a great guy! Always helpful and Pleasure to speak to.
Mark was outstanding.

Please pass on my thanks to Both of them. I will be back soon

Regards

Adam

Sat 30th Sep to Sat 7th Oct 2017 Adam Burgess 28lb


Holiday date:
Sat 30th Sep to Sat 7th Oct 2017
Name of customer:
Andrew Gilbert
Number of anglers:
4
Details of your catches:
Swim 4, Andy and Stewart
Mirrors 26, 30, 40.4, 28, 32, 26.4, 22
Commons, 36, 32.4, 25, 29.4
Swim 3, Adam and Mark
Six fish 1x 44 4x 30's 1x20

Your best tactics/bait/rigs:
For myself all bites came to a snowman with the bottom bait shrink wrapped, freebies were hard air dried boilies and a few tigers. Mark and Adam had more success with tigers on the hair.

Were the facilities what you expected?
Yep, been to Brocard several times and the facilities are spot on. Even fishing in swim four and being right next to the facilities I still used my generator for power throughout the week as noted in the venue section the power is only available certain days and times
Were you happy with them?
Yes. plenty of hot water and clean, all i need
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yes i would. It was my first time fishing the small lake and I have no complaints
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
I certainly would, I've never had any issues with any of the Angling Lines venues I've fished

General comments:
I've fished the large lake several times so it was nice to have a change and fish small. Early during the session I did catch three small carp from rods positioned quite tight to the margin. I simply moved the rods about ten meters away from the snags and didnt pick up anymore small fish for the rest of the week. Mark and Adam also caught a few small carp early on, but after switching to tigers on the hair it stopped their attention. I was quite suprised that in swim 4 Stewart and myself picked up fish from all over the swim, I had a pre-conceived idea that fish only get caught from the right margin. Franck was a gent as always and it was nice to see Mark from Jonchery who popped over a few times during the week.

Sat 30th Sep to Sat 7th Oct 2017 Andrew Gilbert  

Sat 30th Sep to Sat 7th Oct 2017 Andrew Gilbert  

Sat 30th Sep to Sat 7th Oct 2017 Andrew Gilbert  


Holiday date:
Sat 23rd Sep to Sat 30th Sep 2017
Name of customer:
Stan Feerick
Number of anglers:
2
Details of your catches:
6 fish in mid twenties, a slow week around the area

Your best tactics/bait/rigs:
A handful of baits in the margin (near and far side)

Were the facilities what you expected?
Yes, very good for D&S
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:
Brocard Small
This is a truly beautiful lake, the crescent shape of the lake puts the other pegs well out of sight. With a forest behind you and a tree lined far margin ahead you really get feeling you have the lake to yourselves.
In spite of ideal conditions (by English standards) the fishing this week was very slow throughout the area we managed only 6 fish to mid-20s between us.
This year we were plagued with small Carp between 1 and 2 lb, they are beautiful little Commons and Mirrors but the lovely little devils lose their charm when you jump out of the sleeping for one on a rainy night.
The lake is due to be drained and netted this winter so hopefully problem solved, just in case I’d pack some hard 30mm boilies next time.
As a drive and survive venue it has everything you need, water, toilet, shower, charging and a good bailiff.

Wet and wonderful
Sat 23rd Sep to Sat 30th Sep 2017 Stan Feerick 25lb


Holiday date:
Sat 16th Sep to Sat 23rd Sep 2017
Name of customer:
Luke Czerpak
Number of anglers:
2
Details of your catches:
37 fish, 26 mirror, 36 mirror, all the rest were carp under 3lb

Your best tactics/bait/rigs:
Caught on boilie and tigers. tried everything we could think of to combat the small carp. Double/triple 18mm's, baiting up/singles. Margins and open water.

Were the facilities what you expected?
Yes been before
Were you happy with them?
Yes
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yes and no
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes

General comments:
Slow week unfortunately, we were told that there was a large storm before we arrived that significantly lowered the water temps. Fish weren't really having it. There are hundreds of small carp present and its difficult to keeps rigs in the water. Franck gave us a net to retain them and it seems like they are removing them as they get caught. For us Brocard is all about the location. Remote and secluded in the woods in a stunning part of France and the lumps are in there.

*Owner's note* We're really sorry you had an issue with the small carp this week, which combined with tricky conditions for the fishing in general meant an unusual catch report. The carp in the lake have reproduced incredibly successfully this year and, whilst we are actively removing them now too, the remaining will be netted & removed in winter.

Week to week anglers are catching a few of the smaller carp, but when the big carp are feeding normally the smaller fish do not really get a look in. We are confident that the number of small carp caught this week was down to the conditions.


Holiday date:
Sat 5th Aug to Sat 12th Aug 2017
Name of customer:
Malcolm Dyer
Number of anglers:
2
Details of your catches:
42lb common, 41 lb mirror, 32-35 lb mirror, all on pop ups. 6 x small mirrors 5-6lb.

Your best tactics/bait/rigs:
Water levels low, single baits, no baiting up

Were the facilities what you expected?
Basic facilities clean & tidy
Were you happy with them?
Yes
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yes lovely lake
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes & no both lakes suffering low levels poor water quality, lot of small fish pestering baits

General comments:
Water low I wish angling lines gives reports of quality of water & levels it seems to be every year this seems to be issues, yet this lake is feed from a larger lake sluice gates to be opened to meet a good level to create good fishing low levels stops feeding especially with high pressure. lake was about 4foot low that's over 29 acres? A lot of water lost. These things we pay for & because of conditions & set week to fish your stuffed not happy.

*Angling Lines note* We have discussed this at length with Mark, one of the Brocard bailiffs, who gave us the following response;

"We agree it was unfortunately a slow week, but the water levels are at normal summer levels and not 4ft down. The average depth in the lake is 3 to 4ft. With swim 1 having the lowest depths at 3ft on average, swim 2 & 3 holding depths of around 3.5 to 4ft and swim 4 (the swim you fished this particular week) with around 4.5 to 5ft at its deepest corner. I appreciate that you may have looked at the dam wall and judged the water level on that, however, even in the winter the water level sits 2ft below the top of this wall.

The lake is fed from a larger lake which also holds fish, in emergencies we will use this lake to help top up Brocard Small, however it is always a careful balance for the safety of all the fish and one that the owners, as fish farmers, are very experienced in handling. The lake has had recent rainstorms pass over that has added fresh water and the lake is overall producing normal catch reports for August."

We do fully appreciate that you feel that the water levels between seasons was not made clear enough on the site and we have altered our text to give a better picture of how the lake changes throughout the year.


Holiday date:
Sat 24th Jun to Sat 1st Jul 2017
Name of customer:
John Lee
Number of anglers:
2
Details of your catches:
We only landed one fish, a 45½lb Grass Carp. Unfortunately we lost 14 fish including four Catfish, several Grass Carp and several other Carp. We fished swim 2.

Your best tactics/bait/rigs:
Fishing tight to the bushes on the far bank gave us all of the bites bar two. Unfortunately fishing that far out tight to snags resulted in a lot of lost fish.

Were the facilities what you expected?
We have been before and found them perfectly acceptable. They are always clean and are available at any time.
Were you happy with them?
No problems at all.
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
This is a great get away from it all venue. There are lots of fish present and they are always jumping. We found however, unlike the english waters we fish, that jumping fish do not mean feeding fish even if they jump out of the same spot multiple times! Talk to the bailiffs if you want to catch.
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
We could highly recommend your services and already have done. Everything went exactly as planned on the trip both ways.

We could not offer enough praise on the bailiffs who were always available, always supportive and willing to give you as much help and advice as you need. Mark and Franck would be a credit to any company and Brocard would not be the same without them. I know a lot of fisheries that could benefit from bailiffs such as them.

General comments:
Fantastic venue that we could not recommend more highly with brilliant bailiffs. A few tips though:

1. Take a big fast bait boat. We took our bait boat and it was out of its depth with the distances required to go especially if the wind got up. Great for precision baiting on 4-10 acre waters but not on large 29 acre waters where the far bank is 140 yards and increasing as you go across the swims.

2. Talk to the bailiffs. Franck knows the water and Mark is a fisherman. Marks advice changed our situation from 3 days without a bite to getting one in 15 minutes! He knows what he is on about so listen to what he has to say as he wants you to catch as does Franck. They are as gutted as you if you fail and will do whatever they can to ensure you succeed.

3. Don't assume big beds of bait will always work. Last year they did for us but this year the fish ignore it.

4. The lake water is incredibly warm. It is like getting into a bath. We measured it at 25°C on two separate devices. This means your soft boilies will dissolve overnight. When you reel in the following morning and your bait has gone then you need to get some harder bait. This is fact, ask the bailiffs if you don't believe it.

5. The Catfish on here are clearly on steroids! Hanging on to one with a 5½lb tc rod with top quality 20lb line and watching your spool empty no matter how hard you tighten it up and try and hold it with your fingers takes some believing but you WILL hook a cat and it will go like nothing you have ever hooked before. They will take 150 yards of line off of you and that snag on the far bank that is miles away from where you hooked it is going to be their target. Enjoy.

Despite the poor result we hooked far more fish than anyone else on the water but could not keep them clear of the snags. That doesn't mean we were disappointed. Fishing is more than just catching fish and the whole experience was brilliant again. Love the place and we will be back.
Grass Carp
Sat 24th Jun to Sat 1st Jul 2017 John Lee 45lb 8oz


Holiday date:
Sat 17th Jun to Sat 24th Jun 2017
Name of customer:
Nathan James Samuel-hill
Number of anglers:
8
Details of your catches:
Due to the weather fishing was extremely hard... 44 degrees!! But as a super bunch of fishermen we are, we all caught.

Me 11 fish all carp from 21lb to 42lb - Swim 4 R
Colin 1 cat of 66lb - Swim 4 L
Wes many cats (3 or 4) to 81lb + many many more lost - Swim 2 L
Tony Grassy to 43lb, plus a mirror and Many many cats lost - Swim 2 R
Martin Cat of 47lb and loads lost - Swim 3 L
Lee 4 Carp to High 30lb many cats lost. - Swim 3 R
Jimmy Common of around 25lb and lost a few too - Swim 1 R - very shallow
Schoultzy - Cat of 80plus and a lovely linear mirror - Swim 1 L - EXTREMELY shallow

Your best tactics/bait/rigs:
The lake bait is great all round bait for carp and for the cats, but anything worked, tigers, maize and boilies.

I found boilie only approach worked best for me in my swim. No pellets no particles after the first day. All the others apart from colin and myself where using particle and pellets and had bait boats.

Were the facilities what you expected?
Well, they were ok, clean and worked. Could really do with a freezer! We were going to the supermarket every couple of days for ice for our cool boxes as the heat topped 44-46 degs and around 38degs in the shade!
Were you happy with them?
Yeah, They suited our needs on the small lake.
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yes, but not during a heat wave! BRING MOZZY SPRAY AND GALLONS OF IT........ Also a bait boat. If your in pegs one or two.... BRING A BIKE TOO!!!
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
100 per cent!!!

General comments:
Franck and Mark are great guys... listen to them and you will catch. We hit the place at the wrong time and it was hard but we battled and stuck it out.

Sat 17th Jun to Sat 24th Jun 2017 Nathan James Samuel-hill  

Sat 17th Jun to Sat 24th Jun 2017 Nathan James Samuel-hill  

Sat 17th Jun to Sat 24th Jun 2017 Nathan James Samuel-hill  


Holiday date:
Sat 22nd Apr to Sat 29th Apr 2017
Name of customer:
Jeff Hubble
Number of anglers:
1
Details of your catches:
One angler fishing from peg 1. 9 fish in total, Mirrors/Commons. Biggest 32lb, 6 between 23lb-29lb, 2 upper doubles.


Your best tactics/bait/rigs:
Boilies fished over a small amount of pellet tight to the trees on the far bank and one or two fish from the channel to the left of the swim. Nothing on particle or Tiger nuts. All fish except one came between 11pm and 4am. No sign at all of any Crayfish.


Were the facilities what you expected?
Yes, not amazing but functional and clean. The Power is switched on Tues-Sat 9am-5pm.
Were you happy with them?
Yes, although a fridge/freezer would definitely be useful.
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Possibly.. Depending on what they were looking for as the number of bigger fish (30+) was disappointing.
Personally I wouldn't return because it's not the sort of water I normally fish but that's not a reflection of the quality of the venue.



Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Definitely! Excellent customer service.

General comments:
A nice venue, well run and plenty of space.
Franck and Mark are nice guys, very helpful and welcoming.

I fished Saturday PM to Thursday AM in Peg 1. The swim is now all gravelled with no platform. As a result the ground is very hard so although nobody likes them, a mallet is vital for bivvy pegs and a Rod Pod essential.

There is enough room for two anglers and two bivvies, Frank also allows you to park behind the swim. The fishing was tough with a cold N/E wind all week and not many fish showing anywhere.

Peg 1 is relatively shallow, between 2 and 2.5ft all the way across although that obviously will depend on water levels through the year.



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