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La Fonte
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49lb
3
6
20
1h 40m Caen


Customer feedback from La Fonte

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Holiday date:
Sat 11th Nov to Sat 18th Nov 2017
Name of customer:
Anthony Carver
Number of anglers:
3
Details of your catches:
40 carp between 3 of us, Arron pb 47.13 mirror, Zoe pb 31 1/2 mirror, Frank pb 41 1/2 common

Your best tactics/bait/rigs:
Manilla and cell far margin day time, mid water night

Were the facilities what you expected?
Yes
Were you happy with them?
Could do with a tidy up and clean, disappointed finding food in the fridge and a mouse running round the kitchen, plus the box of poison on top of units

*Owner's note* Joanne usually leaves some food in the freezer when we expect groups who take the food package. She was away for a couple of weeks and before leaving did not empty the freezer. Apologies, it was a miscommunication and we will try to avoid this in the future. Concerning the poison, we do have this on site in case we need to use it, but appreciate we should keep the box somewhere else than the kitchen, it will be moved. We will apply traps for the mouse.

Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yes If the cooking facilities were brightened up
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes

General comments:
Brilliant week fishing, be nice to try again when snags have been sorted and when it’s a tad warmer, beautiful lake
Arron pb mirror
Sat 11th Nov to Sat 18th Nov 2017 Anthony Carver 47lb 13oz
Zoe pb mirror
Sat 11th Nov to Sat 18th Nov 2017 Anthony Carver 37lb 8oz
Frank pb common
Sat 11th Nov to Sat 18th Nov 2017 Anthony Carver 41lb 8oz


Holiday date:
Sat 23rd Sep to Sat 30th Sep 2017
Name of customer:
Colin Leadbetter
Number of anglers:
2
Details of your catches:
We caught 24 mirrors and commons ranging from 20lb to 43lb, we had 12 over 30lb and 3 over 40lb fishing days only

Your best tactics/bait/rigs:
Simple bottom baits 20mm tuff sticky manila worked well over cooked maize. Tuff baits kept the cray fish off

Were the facilities what you expected?
Yes nice hot shower ect
Were you happy with them?
Yes, thank you Joanne and Yan for making sure we were ok, enjoyed our regular chats
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
If snags are sorted yes
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes

General comments:
It is a really nice lake in very peaceful surroundings, but the under water snags urgently need removing, it's very frustrating waiting 6 hours for a run and you loose the fish due to snags, we know how to fish this venue tight clutches ect but the branches are in many places are as much as 20 feet out from bank. I had to row out 4 times spoiling our swim worrying if i had tethered a fish. I also feel barbless hooks should be compulsory as we saw a lot of damaged mouths, tackle should be checked.

*Angling Lines note* Philippe intends to carry out work to remove the snags later this month. Thank you for your feedback.


Holiday date:
Sat 9th Sep to Sat 16th Sep 2017
Name of customer:
Mark Priday
Number of anglers:
6
Details of your catches:
20's to lower 40's

Your best tactics/bait/rigs:
Krill boilies and halibut pellets, 12-15 inch rig

Were the facilities what you expected?
Yes, everything we needed was at hand
Were you happy with them?
We were all happy
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Most definitely, well worth it
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Without a doubt

General comments:
Will be looking to come back here anytime


Holiday date:
Sat 2nd Sep to Sat 9th Sep 2017
Name of customer:
Steven Budgell
Number of anglers:
3
Details of your catches:
54 fish in total. Mirror to 44 lb, common to 35 lb, grass to 20 lb. Peg 1- 23 fish, peg 2- 19 fish and peg 3-
12 fish.

Your best tactics/bait/rigs:
All fish caught on basic bottom bait rigs. Remember the lake doesn't just have a far margin. Fish were caught all across the lake. Find spots and you will catch plenty.

Were the facilities what you expected?
Facilities were what you would expect clean and very adequate.
Were you happy with them?
Yes
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yes very enjoyable holiday. Joanne is an excellent host and her food package is second to none, top notch and very highly recommended. The lake is fairly shallow with a soft bed and some of the fish mouths are in a poor state. Peg three does need some attention to the far side little islands that could cause tethered fish.
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
I would, did I mention the food package !!!!!

General comments:
Overall very good but some of the fish need to be placed in a haven.

*Angling Lines note* Fish safety is of utmost concern to the current owner, who has already removed many underwater hazards since taking the lake over and plans to do more work this winter on remaining snags (whilst maintaining the character of the lake of course). We hope that this along with the sensible set of rules will go a long way to protecting the fish for many years to come. Thank you for your feedback.
mirror
Sat 2nd Sep to Sat 9th Sep 2017 Steven Budgell 39lb 10oz


Holiday date:
Sat 12th Aug to Sat 19th Aug 2017
Name of customer:
Simon Dowsett
Number of anglers:
5
Details of your catches:
Fantastic week, over 100 fish caught.... 15 x Doubles, 56 x 20's, 35 x 30's and the big common at 48lbs

Your best tactics/bait/rigs:
Swim # 1 ( Simon - 1 x double, 4 x 20's, 6 x 30's to 39lbs8oz )
Single 18mm Cell or Manilla bottom baits close to margins and Dam wall

Swim # 2 ( Tony and Stuart - 6 x doubles, 28 x 20's, 17 x 30's and 1 x 48 lbs Common )
Single 18mm Cell Bottom baits bait boated close to far margins, a lot of fish also being had with single bait cast to mid water

Swim # 3 ( Dan and Peter - 8 x doubles, 24 x 20's, 13 x 30's )
Single 16mm Manilla , IB's, Squid bottom baits cast to various features

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

General comments:
Very enjoyable week had by all, would be happy to come back again...

Sat 12th Aug to Sat 19th Aug 2017 Simon Dowsett  

Sat 12th Aug to Sat 19th Aug 2017 Simon Dowsett  

Sat 12th Aug to Sat 19th Aug 2017 Simon Dowsett  


Holiday date:
Sat 15th Jul to Sat 22nd Jul 2017
Name of customer:
Anthony Milton
Number of anglers:
4
Details of your catches:
Swim 1 = 21 carp including 5 x 30's - Tony & Oliver
Swim 2 = only fished for the last 2 days by Dave, 4 carp including 1 x 30
Swim 3 = 13 carp including 2 x 30's - Dave & Nigel

Your best tactics/bait/rigs:
Swim 1, snowman rig's with long hook length using Solar TunaMino (test bait) with Candy Floss pop-up's.

Fished far bank, dam wall & margins, crayfish attack baits but chose to feed them off with lot's of chopped bollies. - used bait boat.

We found the the bites were very shy, a few bleep's! so watch your rod tips for flattening or the line moving as the fish kite.

Swim 2 & 3, similar tactics but used more bottom baits and wrapped to avoid Crayfish, Sticky baits - Manilla, Krill, Vortex & pop-ups with Maize

Were the facilities what you expected?
Superb! Joanne was a fantastic host and became part of the group with engaging conversations and excellent cooking. Although Joanne doesn't fish she has a great understanding of whats working. Joanne is willing to help with all the little personal problems which may occur..... and advise on how to resolve.
Were you happy with them?
Shower facilities clean with plenty of hot water
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yes
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes

General comments:
Lovely lake with some great fish, some are showing signs of mouth damage. Swims are of a good size (solar lights needed for swim 1 due to the steps). Some of the holding spots could do with having the snags removed.

Photo's uploaded separately as the feedback upload wouldn't accept them, saying images were too big.


Holiday date:
Sat 8th Jul to Sat 15th Jul 2017
Name of customer:
Paul Roffe
Number of anglers:
6
Details of your catches:
Swim 1 put 22 fish on the bank. Several 30lbers to 35lbs. Mostly Mirrors and a nice Grassy.

Swim 2 had to work hard this week but managed 8 fish with two low 30lbers.

Swim 3 was a struggle but did 18 fish the best being a mint Common at 36lbs. In all 3 x 30lbers.

Weather was very up and down, with 30 deg, then storms. Temp drops of over 15 deg. Lot of cool water run off in swim 3 droped the lake temps for a while. So apart from swim 1 that had fish from the off mostly on the dam wall, it was hard work. But very rewarding.

Your best tactics/bait/rigs:
A lot of silt in the lake, and close to the margins was a problem with Crayfish, mostly in swim 3 that was very shallow. All baits were meshed to enable them to withstand the Crays. Swim 2 used helicopter rigs whilst swim 3 used bottom baits snowman presentation, meshed over both the pop up and bottom bait. Swim 1 did suffer Cray problems when close to margins but mostly avoided the need to mesh baits.

Tuna and Krill from Eclipse did well in swim 1 and 3. But think any good bait will work. With more stable weather one could see a lot of fish on the bank here. Be aware though the snags extend further into the lake than you can see. So Lock Up or fish back by a couple of rods if you are not used to that type of fishing.

Were the facilities what you expected?
Facilities were very good. Nice clean working shower was enjoyed by all. Joanne our host at the lake was nothing less than brilliant. Her food was very good and most of the guys had seconds, think that says it all. Even did some shopping for us. That's beyond what was anticipated. Definitely a five star service from her. Thankyou Joanne, a credit to you that made our visit not just good but great.
Were you happy with them?
Very happy with what we found here. The new platforms are very stable and offer plenty of room. They had cleared lots of Trees so was a bit open in places but growth has started already and it will mature in a natural way and further enhance the lakeside visual.
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
It would be an ideal lake for anyone going to France for the first time. So long as they are up on fishing silty lakes. Though we did find some hard spots in swims 2 and 3. I took my son and his workmates on there first trip to France, so was a little concerned. But everyone caught fish and though tough on 2 and 3 they all enjoyed it.
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
First time ever used Angling Lines. Been fishing in France for 15 years but always booked direct with the various lake owners. But was very impressed with the service I received. Even had one guy drop out so had to change, but was so easy and no problem. One of the guys changed his car, but once again was just not an issue. They are very approachable, very professional, very easy to deal with. Was in truth very impressed and would use them again. How easy was that trip-EASY.

General comments:
All in all a very good holiday, and a very good Fishing trip. Not sure if the depths indicated though are correct. Swim 3 very shallow indeed, Swim 2 struggled to find 5ft and even Swim 1 not much more than 6ft. But it made no difference to the fishing. But being a "shallow" lake the weather conditions on the day had an effect on the fishing. But that's just part of fishing. Sadly website would not accept any pics as to big to upload. So Angling Lines my only complaint - whats that all about.

*Angling Lines note* Thank you so much for such detailed feedback Paul, we will look into the issue with uploading photos. We think that the water levels will be down slightly on La Fonte (as with a lot of lakes in France this year) due to an unusually hot and dry season so far, therefore perhaps less depth in places than usual.


Holiday date:
Sat 10th Jun to Sat 17th Jun 2017
Name of customer:
Steven Dawson
Number of anglers:
4
Details of your catches:
30 fish caught in total up to 41lb, plenty of 30's and a few smaller fish thrown in.

Your best tactics/bait/rigs:
Pegs 1 Used a bait boat to fish tight to the far margins.
Peg 2 used a bait boat to drop tight piles of bait a few rod lengths away from the margins.
Peg three cast over to the far margin. Rigs to combat deep silt were essential. Pop ups, critically balanced baits or snowman presentation worked well.

After a few days the cray fish were waiting for our baits so plastic baits are also advised.

Were the facilities what you expected?
Excellent facilities.

Were you happy with them?
Very happy
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yes
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes. Angling lines did all they could to look after us.

General comments:
Upon arriving at the lake and hearing that the previous party of anglers had had an action packed week we were looking forward to some excellent sport. Unfortunately the temperatures went sky high and it killed the fishing off completely. None of us caught a fish between 9am and 7pm until the last day. 27 of our fish came out during the evening, night and early morning.

The fish are stunning and there is a good mix of mirrors and commons. A lot of the fish are recognisable and have plenty of character about them.



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