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Villefond
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65lb
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3h 16m St Malo


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Holiday date:
Sat 21st Oct to Sat 28th Oct 2017
Name of customer:
Tony Tubby
Number of anglers:
6
Details of your catches:
Tough week with only 7 fish landed. 24lb, 29lb, 31lb, 34lb, 42lb, 44lb & 63lb Sturgeon.

Had lots of knocks and screaming runs, but proved very difficult to hook.

Made us re-think tactics and try different presentations and approaches, Mark spent time with us helping us with rigs etc.

Your best tactics/bait/rigs:
All fish caught on boilie, Cell/Essential Cell. Glugged boilie seemed to work best, critically balanced.

Were the facilities what you expected?
Yes, as per website. No surprises.

Shower was hot, toilet facilities in shower block and static caravan were ok.
Were you happy with them?
Yes.

We did bring a generator for power/charging etc as there is no electricity, although Debbie does offer to charge any batteries and bring ice packs. (Local shops do not sell ice).

Accommodation (rated 1-5):
Facilities:
Cleanliness:
Overall:

Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yes, this was recommended to me.
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes

General comments:
A tough lake for sure, but addictive to the point it kept you trying to out fox the fish, which for us was the attraction. They definitely pick up your bait, mouth it and then quickly reject it.

Water level was down by about 2ft, which did make some of the swims a bit harder to manage bait boats, netting/releasing fish etc. (4, 6 & 8). You will need waders.

Swims down the bottom end, 4,5 & 6 produced all fish and at night the water was alive with big crashing and jumping about, quieter during the day.

Apart from the 24lb fish, all our fish was caught at night, Sturgeon just as it was getting light, so be prepared. (1am through to 8am) and then the lake went quiet as the sun came up.

Overall a great week, we did make it a social event too, so probably not as quiet as we could have been and on reflection that probably did effect the margin fishing.

We have all said that we would go back and have learnt so much from this trip.
Wayne
Sat 21st Oct to Sat 28th Oct 2017 Tony Tubby 44lb 12oz
Martin
Sat 21st Oct to Sat 28th Oct 2017 Tony Tubby 63lb
Tony
Sat 21st Oct to Sat 28th Oct 2017 Tony Tubby 42lb 8oz


Holiday date:
Sat 14th Oct to Sat 21st Oct 2017
Name of customer:
Richard Middleton
Number of anglers:
2
Details of your catches:
4 carp to 46lb . Had a few missed runs ? ? screaming runs and nothing there

Your best tactics/bait/rigs:
Marks villefond rig . . sweetcorn over hemp

Were the facilities what you expected?
Yes
Were you happy with them?
They were fine but there were no shower caps for me hair lol
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yes
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Definitely, very pleased

General comments:
Great food and hospitality; we didn't want for anything. I think some swims could be a little more accessible [only negative]


Holiday date:
Sat 30th Sep to Sat 7th Oct 2017
Name of customer:
Mark Godden
Number of anglers:
2
Details of your catches:
We landed 26 fish biggest 41lb, 24lb8oz, 24lb04oz, 21lb and 22 fish around 2lb

Your best tactics/bait/rigs:
Fish in Villefond are super clever, our best results came from single popped up corn using solid bags

Were the facilities what you expected?
Facilities are in need of a update, both charging stations in shed do not work (owner did take power pack home and charge for us) lighting need improving. Mobile home fridge and freezer not working needed battery's changing over all very basic.

*Owner's note* Sadly, due to Villefond's rural positioning there is no electric at the lake. We make this clear on the website (and in this case also in an email to you prior to your trip). We are however always happy to take things to charge for you at the house. The solar powered charging facilities in the shed are merely an added 'extra' as their use is entirely dependent on how much sun we get and so we do not advertise these as a reliable source of power anywhere on the page. When told the Fridge was not working we checked and it had been turned off. Easily rectified at the time but we do apologise for the inconvenience.


Were you happy with them?
Food package very good, owners very good helping charge our power banks.

Accommodation (rated 1-5):
Facilities:
Cleanliness:
Overall:

Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
I would only recommend this venue to anglers that are willing to row there baits out or have bait boats as swims need some TLC and casting to Margins impossible from bank in some of the swims. Also I highly recommend you book the venue exclusive as fish hold in deeper end of lake and only move up shallow end during night.
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Angling lines was a great way to book our holiday so yes I would definitely recommend and use again my self.

General comments:
Water level low due to lack if rain over the year at villefond so if you're fishing peg 7 and 8 you will need to wade out to land fish, peg 1,2 and 3 very uneven close to water be careful landing fish.

There are some cracking fish in this lake but they do not move around lake in the day so if you are unlucky and have shallow end best advice I can give is sleep in the day and fish nights.
Best fish
Sat 30th Sep to Sat 7th Oct 2017 Mark Godden 41lb

Sat 30th Sep to Sat 7th Oct 2017 Mark Godden 24lb 4oz

Sat 30th Sep to Sat 7th Oct 2017 Mark Godden  


Holiday date:
Sat 30th Sep to Sat 7th Oct 2017
Name of customer:
Andrew Rance
Number of anglers:
1
Details of your catches:
I caught absolutely nothing all week, had one run and lots of two or three knocks all week, I fished with two colleagues, one had a 41lb, 24lb, 20lb & about 5 x 10 pounders, the other colleague had 2 x 24lb & 20 x 10 to 15 pounders, they both had lots of runs no fish on the end.


Your best tactics/bait/rigs:
We all fished normal carp tatics, ie pinned to the bottom, critically balanced, &
pop ups, small & large baits on size 8 wide gap hooks from 1mm pieces of fake sweet corn to 18mm boilies, all with very little result, all the fish caught were on small pieces of corn, Mark came round to see how we were getting on , he said you need to fish small hooks & the bait tight to the curve of the hook, he said they are very finicky, I tried all this with no results, very disappointed

Were the facilities what you expected?
We had the caravan for the week, very basic, fridge/freezer didn't work, smelt musty, toilet & shower usable, not cleaned all week, all the swims are badly maintained & not safe for senior anglers at night. On a brighter note Debbie, John & Mark very friendly & welcoming, the food that Debbie produced was fantastic.
Were you happy with them?
NO after watching all the videos & reading the blogs & reviews we expected a better result as we are not novice anglers
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
NO
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes

General comments:
We travelled 350 miles to this lake, none of the swims are angler friendly especially at night, overall very disappointed.

*Owner's note* We are so sorry that Villefond did not produce the holiday you expected. It is a hard lake as advertised and this was a particularly slow week, however 2 anglers on the lake the same week caught carp to 45lb and sturgeon to 60lb.

Regarding the fridge/freezer, Andy notified us on Wednesday it wasn’t working, when checked the fridge had simply been turned to off, so we turned it back on. We clean the shower and toilet at the beginning of every stay but do expect anglers to leave the facilities as they find them during the week.

We are unable to have electricity installed at Villefond as stated on the website, but we try to do our very best to charge anything, freeze any food or put cold foods in Fridge. We also offer ice packs and ice bags to keep at swims if required. We have 3 individual lights battery powered and spare batteries are left in the mobile home, also an automatic battery light that comes on when you go in. We have solar lights, but these rely on the sun.

Regarding the swims not being user-friendly, this is unfortunately the first criticism we have had. We can see that on swims one and two, if you set your rods up to the left of the bush in the center of the swim then there are rocks that could be difficult to negotiate for people that aren’t sure footed, this is something we will work on over the winter period.


Holiday date:
Sat 30th Sep to Sat 7th Oct 2017
Name of customer:
Matthew Glover
Number of anglers:
2
Details of your catches:
60lb sturgeon, mirror 45lb, mirror 40lb, common 40lb, mirror 26lb

Your best tactics/bait/rigs:
White pop up Villefond rig

Were the facilities what you expected?
Yes better
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:
Excellent service from owners, very happy with food package
Common
Sat 30th Sep to Sat 7th Oct 2017 Matthew Glover 40lb
Mirror
Sat 30th Sep to Sat 7th Oct 2017 Matthew Glover 45lb


Holiday date:
Sat 23rd Sep to Sat 30th Sep 2017
Name of customer:
Wayne Puddephatt
Number of anglers:
6
Details of your catches:
.

Your best tactics/bait/rigs:
.

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

General comments:
Lovely Lake and owners very helpful and was always on hand for any advice about the lake needed.


Holiday date:
Sat 16th Sep to Sat 23rd Sep 2017
Name of customer:
John Phillips
Number of anglers:
2
Details of your catches:
7 Carp 1x10, 1x20, 2x30, 3x40 and sturgeon caught twice

Your best tactics/bait/rigs:
Bottom baits, basic rig

Were the facilities what you expected?
More than imagined
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:
The hosts John, Debbie and Mark were friendly and very helpful. As a novice carp angler and first time in France fishing on a hard water I am over the moon with my catches, definitely will be going again.
Mirror
Sat 16th Sep to Sat 23rd Sep 2017 John Phillips 46lb 5oz
Sturgeon
Sat 16th Sep to Sat 23rd Sep 2017 John Phillips 58lb


Holiday date:
Sat 16th Sep to Sat 23rd Sep 2017
Name of customer:
Mark Ridley
Number of anglers:
2
Details of your catches:
Mark = 2x 40's, 1 x 30 , 34lb cat, sturgeon at 58lb

Your best tactics/bait/rigs:
Bottom baits

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:
Debbie John and Mark great people, great food package
Spawned out minky
Sat 16th Sep to Sat 23rd Sep 2017 Mark Ridley 43lb
The small cat
Sat 16th Sep to Sat 23rd Sep 2017 Mark Ridley 34lb
Captain Sherman
Sat 16th Sep to Sat 23rd Sep 2017 Mark Ridley 58lb



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