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La Fonte
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49lb
3
6
1h 40m Caen


Customer feedback from La Fonte

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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.


Holiday date:
Sat 3rd Jun to Sat 10th Jun 2017
Name of customer:
David Walker
Number of anglers:
4
Details of your catches:
The group had a fantastic weeks fishing. We caught 17 Doubles, 51 x 20's and 29 x 30's. So it total 97 fish.

Your best tactics/bait/rigs:
Simple bottom baits proved the best approach using Krill and Vortex boilies. We also had considerable success in floater fishing on the top. Fish we caught from all 3 swims.

Were the facilities what you expected?
Yes the facilities we very good. We were looked after very well by Joanne and Jan.
Were you happy with them?
Yes very happy
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yes without doubt
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
We have used Angling Lines for many years now the service is always first class, we have recommended you many times.

General comments:
The week was better than we had hoped for. Don't chose this venue if you want a quiet time it is very hectic.
Mirror
Sat 3rd Jun to Sat 10th Jun 2017 David Walker 39lb 12oz
Mirror
Sat 3rd Jun to Sat 10th Jun 2017 David Walker 39lb
Common
Sat 3rd Jun to Sat 10th Jun 2017 David Walker 36lb 8oz


Holiday date:
Sat 13th May to Sat 20th May 2017
Name of customer:
Luke Norris
Number of anglers:
4
Details of your catches:
38 fish between us with ranging from 7-39lb.
We had 8 x 30s and lots of 25+


Your best tactics/bait/rigs:
Swim 1 and swim 3 are the better swims with swim 2 struggling only doin 3 fish all week, most fish come out on pop ups fished to the far margin.

Were the facilities what you expected?
Yes all facilities were perfect, plentiful hot water and wooden chalet with Fridge freezer, everything you need.
Were you happy with them?
Yes everything was perfect for our stay.
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yes would definitely recommend the venue, perfect for 4-6 anglers
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Definitely will be using angling lines again

General comments:
One issue some of the fish had quite bad mouth damage, also some snag removal is needed for the lake


Holiday date:
Sat 22nd Apr to Sat 29th Apr 2017
Name of customer:
Brian Justice
Number of anglers:
4
Details of your catches:
28 fish in the week - 2 at 44lb 10oz, 6 thirties, a nice 36lb common. Mainly twenties to 29lb 6oz

Your best tactics/bait/rigs:
Standard bottom bait rigs .vortex cko .cc moore pacific tuna. Sticky baits manilla

Were the facilities what you expected?
Yes everything you need for your holidays
Were you happy with them?
Very happy with the service we received
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yes very good fishery.
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Excellent service highly recommend.

General comments:
Great trip going back next year.


Holiday date:
Sat 15th Apr to Sat 22nd Apr 2017
Name of customer:
Joseph Town
Number of anglers:
6
Details of your catches:
We had over 110 fish between 6. Which one of was the lake record at 49.12. Lots of 30s and several 40s

Your best tactics/bait/rigs:
Basic set up and cell, if u find them ur catch em

Were the facilities what you expected?
Facilities were very good
Were you happy with them?
Extremely
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Highly
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes very very good service

General comments:
All in all a fantastic week fishing and food. Joanne was a great host, couldn't ask for a better holiday

Sat 15th Apr to Sat 22nd Apr 2017 Joseph Town 49lb 12oz

Sat 15th Apr to Sat 22nd Apr 2017 Joseph Town  

Sat 15th Apr to Sat 22nd Apr 2017 Joseph Town  


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



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