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La Fonte
7
49lb
3
6
1h 40m Caen


Customer feedback from La Fonte

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Holiday date:
Sat 8th Apr to Sat 15th Apr 2017
Name of customer:
Colin Leadbetter
Number of anglers:
2
Details of your catches:
Between the just 2 of us we caught 69 fish, commons and mirrors from 15lb to 37lb. We had 12 over 30lb and lots of late 20s.
Only 3 fish below 20lb.

Fishing days only, we stayed in the gite next door for 3 nights which was very cozy with log burner.

Your best tactics/bait/rigs:
Bottom baits 20mm sticky vortex and tutti fruity 20mm. Don't over complicate the rigs , a bait boat made all the difference feeding and dropping baits 1 meter off the far banks. Peg 3 and 1 were brilliant.

Were the facilities what you expected?
Excellent facilities, Joanne and her husband were brilliant hosts.
Everything was perfect, we were very lucky the weather all week was perfect and even going from 24 degrees in the the day to 1 degrees at night didn't put the fish off.
Were you happy with them?
Very happy with everything
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
I would definitely recommend La Fonte , for us it was peaceful and very relaxing
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes the services are very good, the shower was excellent

General comments:
We will be back


Holiday date:
Sat 24th Sep to Sat 1st Oct 2016
Name of customer:
Michael Stenner
Number of anglers:
5
Details of your catches:
38 carp caught from 16lb to 45lb plus 1 catfish 66lb approx

Your best tactics/bait/rigs:
Most carp caught at night or early morning from margins and also the middle of the lake. Fish were in very good condition

Were the facilities what you expected?
Yes all in good working order. The kitchen was well kitted out the shower good and clean we even had wifi, but only close to the house
Were you happy with them?
Yes.
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yes no problems at all
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes always helpful when booking up trips

General comments:
Philip the owner is a great character to chat to. Joanne the house keeper was very helpful, her cooking is excellent and she even offered to go shopping for us. The lake is in a quite rural spot but good shops only 10 mins away.


Holiday date:
Sat 27th Aug to Sat 3rd Sep 2016
Name of customer:
Christopher Neaves
Number of anglers:
2
Details of your catches:
Steve 16 fish and 1 cat at 70 chris 25 fish and the big common at 47 pound

Your best tactics/bait/rigs:
Swim 1 good early morning far margin cell bottom bait swim 2 and 3 close to the snacks sticky Baits Manila

Were the facilities what you expected?
As always very clean all good in that department
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:
Try to target the few big fish in the lake this time as previous years needed to have a holiday when I got home lots of mid 20 fish some very nice mid thirties
Common
Sat 27th Aug to Sat 3rd Sep 2016 Christopher Neaves 47lb 14oz


Holiday date:
Sat 20th Aug to Sat 27th Aug 2016
Name of customer:
Jamie Fowler
Number of anglers:
4
Details of your catches:
Peg 1 31 fish to 32lb
Peg 2 54 fish to 38lb
Peg 3

Your best tactics/bait/rigs:
Singles or double didn't need a lot of bait but we all fished different baits and all done well from fruity to sweet to fish all worked well

Were the facilities what you expected?
Facilities were great, a lot and couldn't fault a thing
Were you happy with them?
Yes the water was nice and cold to help us battle the 36c heat
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Have already passed the message around to fellow anglers and put great review on othe Anglian pages
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
There was a few errors with the crossing detail, which resulted in us having to leave at silly o'clock to then travel on ferry rather that train, so always double check the details before the day you leave. But Angling Lines did act fast and manage to sort it out last thing on Friday.

General comments:
This was mine and a few others first trip to France and an amazing one at that!

From the minute we arrived and met Joanne she couldn't do enough to help us. We took the food package and I would never think twice about it again, even though Joanne has set very high standard for others in the future to match.

As for the fishing was extremely busy in the mornings and evening but very quiet at the peak of the heat and at night But we had some great fish out from low doubles to 39.5.

So overall give this venue my thumbs up 👍 And Would definitely like to go back in the future
Adam Waterson
Sat 20th Aug to Sat 27th Aug 2016 Jamie  Fowler 36lb
Adam Hilliard
Sat 20th Aug to Sat 27th Aug 2016 Jamie  Fowler 38lb
George Oliver Ellinor-Vawser
Sat 20th Aug to Sat 27th Aug 2016 Jamie  Fowler 39lb 5oz


Holiday date:
Sat 30th Jul to Sat 6th Aug 2016
Name of customer:
Tony Garner
Number of anglers:
2
Details of your catches:
Had both mirrors and commons to about 36lbs and 25 fish in total.

Your best tactics/bait/rigs:
BBR Gravity gave the best catch results with 7 in 4 hours fishing tight to the 2 trees on Peg 3. Its a little snaggy at that end of the lake and you need to be quick to your rods, with tight clutches. They fight hard and my snag ears stopped me losing my rod on more than 1 occasion.

Were the facilities what you expected?
Facilities were great, lake was great, other anglers were great, Joannes food was great, Gabbie was great and Philippe was great too. My son and I had a great time and we would come back for another go.
Were you happy with them?
Very happy over all.
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yes, I would. Good sized fish and plenty of them
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes.

General comments:
Its a great lake. It was my son and I's first trip to France and it was just the right lake and a good mixture of size and "action". The swims were a little tight for 2 bivvy's but we managed. There are shops & petrol within 10 mins for provisions and my son was kept happy with a McDonalds about 20 mins away.
My sons first French Carp
Sat 30th Jul to Sat 6th Aug 2016 Tony Garner 31lb


Holiday date:
Sat 16th Jul to Sat 23rd Jul 2016
Name of customer:
Stuart Mcrae
Number of anglers:
2
Details of your catches:
Mostly Mirrors caught but a few Common including 30, 34lb Bronze plus a 33 Silver. Aprox 1200lb in total weight between us with 3 fish in high 30's

Your best tactics/bait/rigs:
Used a selection of boillies 18 & 20mm on the bottom or popped up. Didn't make a lot of difference. The fish will quite happily take 2 x 18mm on a hair or I preferred to change colours around with a snowman set up.

Unfortunately The weather was so hot (upper 30's) that we had very slow unproductive periods as I guess even the fish were feeling it. Main bait used was Urban Nutcracker. I always find that when you have to live with a bait for a week it is always a good idea to have something that smells OK.

Were the facilities what you expected?
Yes. We were returning to the lake on a drive and survive package this year but I would highly recommend the food package as Joanne is an excellent cook and an all round really lovely person to meet. The bivvy area is gravel but soft earth under that so very easy to set up on
Were you happy with them?
Yes The kitchen is equipped with everything should you need it and is very well maintained. The shower and toilet room were clean and spacious
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Most definitely. If size is all that matters then this lake is probably not for you but if you want to catch fighting carp with a chance of some real crackers then you would not be disappointed.
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes. I think the service from beginning to end has been excellent. Very quick responses to our questions and requests which ultimately led us to have the holiday we wanted. Thank you! Credit should also go to the website which was very easy to use and above all very informative

General comments:
Firstly The lake is set in such pretty and peacefully quiet surroundings and we experienced many of natures sights and sounds including all sorts of bird wildlife. Very little issues with mosquitos or ants but there were one or 2 horsefly around during the daytime who left their calling cards! In regards to the fishing well these fish are not the overfed swollen belly variety hence you will hear others comment on the fish being quite powerful when being played. I think it is important it stays this way.

As with any lake there are one or two snags around the lake so, as previously mentioned by the Anglinglines field testers, don't fish to close to them for the sake of the fish. There is a rowing boat available should the unexpected happen which I had to use on one occasion to release a fish which transpired to be a very large common which despite all that effort slipped the hook as it approached the net. I was gutted as I just spent half an hour carefully releasing it from some marginal tree snags near the swim. Could it have been the legendary "Napoleon" (very large common) I ask myself? I'll be back!

Sat 16th Jul to Sat 23rd Jul 2016 Stuart Mcrae 36lb

Sat 16th Jul to Sat 23rd Jul 2016 Stuart Mcrae 33lb

Sat 16th Jul to Sat 23rd Jul 2016 Stuart Mcrae 34lb


Holiday date:
Sat 18th Jun to Sat 25th Jun 2016
Name of customer:
Les Heath
Number of anglers:
2
Details of your catches:
89 carp in total to 38lb 8oz, mainly mirrors but a few commons to 30lb. We didn't fish at night and had the food package which meant long leisurely breaks at breakfast and dinner. The carp in La Fonte fight really hard, we resorted to fishing with one rod each in the end.

Your best tactics/bait/rigs:
Simple hair rigs using single 18mm boilies caught most of our fish.

Were the facilities what you expected?
Yes
Were you happy with them?
Yes
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
If it's action they wanted then yes I would definitely recommend La Fonte. Although we both prefer fishing bigger waters La Fonte made a pleasant change, the dawn chorus was fantastic.
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Certainly would, Bridget was really helpful in helping us choose an alternative venue when our original booking was suddenly unavailable due to no fault of Angling Lines.

General comments:
Now that Phillipe the owner is implementing the recommendations made by Angling Lines I'm sure the Carp in La Fonte will improve and pack on the weight. Johanne who greeted us and prepared our meals all week is a real treasure, she couldn't have been more helpful.


Holiday date:
Sat 11th Jun to Sat 18th Jun 2016
Name of customer:
David Rowell
Number of anglers:
2
Details of your catches:
15 fish 27-39 lb day only fishing, first half week spawning.

Your best tactics/bait/rigs:
Na

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:
Great lake, good runs water for couple or small group. Great welcome from owner and johanne. 5\5 from me.




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