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Holiday date:
Sat 28th Sep to Sat 5th Oct 2019
Name of customer:
Mark Jones
Number of anglers:
4
Details of your catches:
Ten fish in total...
63lb Common
46lb Mirror
45lb Common
43lb Mirror
41lb Mirror
The rest were thirties

Your best tactics/bait/rigs:
All the fish were preoccupied on the previous anglers bait, not once during our week did the fish feed on our baited areas. This made it difficult to catch fish in numbers. We resorted to placing our baits to showing fish, or when there was no ripple/wind on the water you could quite clearly see fish feeding. Once the fish were located it really didn't matter what you put in front of them.

Were the facilities what you expected?
Yes... more than adequate. Please see the below comments with regard to the wooded bank swims...
Were you happy with them?
Our party consisted of four anglers, this meant we had to fish the wooded bank side. I would suggest this is improved asap, even though we are all experienced carp anglers we struggled with this neglected bank, especially with the water level so low. It would appear this bank has been ignored for decades and is now in serious need of work, not only for the safety of the anglers but the wellbeing of such precious fish. If this work is not carried out soon there should be a rule that all fish caught on this side of the lake are photographed in the water... as we did with the 63lb common.
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Only once the wooded bank has been improved.
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes

General comments:
See the above comments with regard to the wooded bank swims... please note, I can not express how urgent this bank is in need of improvement, on several occasions, members of our party slipped climbing up and down this bank... there is a serious accident waiting to happen at this lake!

*Angling Lines note* Thank you for your feedback, work is organised to be carried out on the wooded bank this winter. We do understand that the low water levels this summer have made the work even more necessary.


Holiday date:
Sat 14th Sep to Sat 21st Sep 2019
Name of customer:
Eddie Faulkner
Number of anglers:
4
Details of your catches:
14 fish between us, 3 pbs in that, a 48.5 common, a 53.4 common and a 61.15 common

Your best tactics/bait/rigs:
Yellow pop ups over particles

Were the facilities what you expected?
Yes spot on even the toilet in the woods
Were you happy with them?
Yes
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yes without a doubt
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes fantastic service

General comments:
The lake is like going back to basic, i would fish it again tomorrow
New PB
Sat 14th Sep to Sat 21st Sep 2019 Eddie Faulkner 61lb 15oz
Another PB
Sat 14th Sep to Sat 21st Sep 2019 Eddie Faulkner 48lb 8oz
The Last PB of the trip
Sat 14th Sep to Sat 21st Sep 2019 Eddie Faulkner 53lb 4oz


Holiday date:
Sat 7th Sep to Sat 14th Sep 2019
Name of customer:
Jason Salter
Number of anglers:
4
Details of your catches:
55 Carp in total (2x50lb, 12x 40lb, 18x30lb, 23x20lb)

Jason Salter = C55lb, M45lb, C43lb, M42lb 8oz, C41lb 8oz, M40lb 8oz, M40lb 8oz, 12 x 30lb to 39lb 8oz, 11 x 20lb to 27lb 10oz.

Chris Powell = M50lb 8oz, M46lb 14oz, C45lb 2oz, M44lb 12oz, M44lb, 6 x 20lb to 29lb 8oz.

Nicholas Powell = M47lb, 4 x 30lb to 39lb 12oz, 4 x 20lb to 29lb 8oz.

Andy David = C42lb, 2 x 30lb to 36lb 4oz, 2 x 20lb to 28lb 8oz.

Your best tactics/bait/rigs:
1. Baited areas of boilies and tigernut within casting range.
2. Bait Boats to the far margins.
3. Odd fish on solid PVA bags.

Were the facilities what you expected?
Yes, we knew what we were getting from the excellent video review in July.
You have to use your car to get to the farm buildings where the shower, freezer and fridge are - But these are very good and clean.
The compost toilet near the lake car park is fine for everyday use, just leave the door open to stop the smell from being overpowering :)
Were you happy with them?
Yes, they were everything that you require for a drive and survive venue.
If you could park behind your swims, the lake would be up there with the best of them.
The track is a bit rough and bumpy, but we coped fine with it - barrowing our gear to the wooded pegs bank.
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yes, I think we may come back for another go soon.
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Angling lines have been excellent communicators every time I have dealt with them, quickly sorting out any issues that arose during the run up to getting to the lake.

General comments:
All four of us fished the wooded bank pegs.
Unlike the previous group, we found no real issues with the weed. There was a pretty thin bank of weed along the length of the lake around 60yds out, with odd small patches around the lake.
The fish came easily through this weed with a tight line and we only dropped a fish or 2 each during the week - More due to barbless hooks than the weed.
The small pike were more of an issue, grabbing baits on the retrieve and swimming into your lines mid-water - I had to respool twice during the week.
JS 1st fish
Sat 7th Sep to Sat 14th Sep 2019 Jason Salter 39lb 8oz
JS 1st forty
Sat 7th Sep to Sat 14th Sep 2019 Jason Salter 40lb 8oz
JS
Sat 7th Sep to Sat 14th Sep 2019 Jason Salter 38lb 4oz


Holiday date:
Sat 31st Aug to Sat 7th Sep 2019
Name of customer:
Steve Hopwood
Number of anglers:
3
Details of your catches:
53lb Mirror, 42lb Mirror, 34lb Mirror & 32lb Mirror
53lb Common, 33lb Common & 15lb Common
25lb Koi

Your best tactics/bait/rigs:
Tiger Nuts, Tiger Nut Boilies, Cell bollies with artificial yellow corn or yellow top

Were the facilities what you expected?
Yes, they were exactly how the reviews discribed them.
Were you happy with them?
Yes, they suited the purpose.
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yes, only if there was better maintenance of the venue.
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes.

General comments:
On the arrival to the venue, we first inspected the prime swims which are recommended on your web site but found it would be detrimental to both our party of anglers and the fish so we opted for the dam wall instead. With two anglers fishing to the reeds and straight out in mid water and the third just in mid water, avoiding the main blanketed area of weed which covered 2/3rds of the lake. Firstly some serious ground construction works are required to access the prime swims and to also introduce grass carp to control the weeds.

*Angling Lines note* Thank you for your feedback. The owner confirms that action will be taken to improve the anglers pathway over this winter in conjunction with the owner of the land.


Holiday date:
Sat 20th Jul to Sat 27th Jul 2019
Name of customer:
James Jones
Number of anglers:
2
Details of your catches:
We caught 4 fish due to extreme 42 degrees heat Biggest 45lb some were caught from the shallows and others in mid water around 11ft on plastic baits and sticky bait krill, the water is vey weedy at the moment off the bank just a heads up

Your best tactics/bait/rigs:
Plastic baits and krill sticky baits

Were the facilities what you expected?
Yes very nice shower is lovely
Were you happy with them?
Yes very happy
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yes
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes

General comments:
Overall lovely venue with beautiful surroundings. Overall just felt like the lake could have some work done to make it even nicer, we found lowering the bait boat into the water awkward



Holiday date:
Sat 6th Jul to Sat 13th Jul 2019
Name of customer:
David Scott
Number of anglers:
4
Details of your catches:
28 fish landed during the week between 4 anglers.
3 fish under 20lb's
6 fish 20-30lb's
7 fish 30-40lb's
9 fish 40-50lb's
3 fish over 50lb's - 51lb, 51lb 4 oz & 56lb 4oz

Your best tactics/bait/rigs:
Crays seemed quite active in all depths so reduced reliance on boilies as the week progressed. Dynamite tiger nuts never fail!
Some fish came from the shallow margins close to the far bank patrol routes but the majority were caught in the silt between weedbeds in c6ft of water. Due to water temperature and the sun the weed growth just in the week we were there was phenomenal!


Were the facilities what you expected?
Absolutely! Clean house, fridge and freezer are a luxury and after a quick hello with Philippe when you arrive he leaves you to get on with the fishing.
Additional toilet in the woods is 100% better than a portaloo, for those that have moaned prevuiously, accept its basic and embrace nature!
Paths are a little uneven but thats the Boux charm.

Were you happy with them?
Very happy.
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yes, have done before & will again.
Boux isnt an easy venue, fish do hold up in specific areas and if they dont move you can't catch whats not in front of you!
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes. Always found the team at Anglings Lines professional and helpful. Thank you.

General comments:
Fish clearly had spawned. Regrettably not all survive this and there were 4 fish carcasses in advanced stages of decomposition caught in the margin reeds on the dam wall, it would have been appreciated if these could have been removed.
Also several fish were trailing line where we assume the pike are attacking back leads causing bite offs. Best advice, don't use backleads, at Boux its suicidal and you don't need them.
Final moan at our fellow anglers, its not acceptable to leave cans, bottles, batteries, disacarded line etc. in the swims. If you did it in the UK you'd be banned. Boux is a beautiful lake and its a privilege to fish it, treat it with the respect it deserves!


Holiday date:
Sat 22nd Jun to Sat 29th Jun 2019
Name of customer:
Thomas Lawlor
Number of anglers:
3
Details of your catches:
44, 56, 49, 36, 33

Your best tactics/bait/rigs:
Tryed it all nothing worked as it was too hot

Were the facilities what you expected?
Yes been before
Were you happy with them?
No not reely its been same for yeers nothings changed
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Boux is falling apart banks are caveing in left looking skruffy we wont be going back no more .money you pay to fish the place and its like that joke
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes

General comments:
We wont be going back boux no more its not getting looked after .and its verry pricey getting there save up all year to go to a hell hole .walking on wood bank lucky never broke a toe or foot. With all tree roots .we been going boux 8 years naw we will never go back.
*Angling Lines Note* Thankyou for your feedback. Chris now confirms that action will be taken to improve the anglers pathway (which has many trip hazzards at present) over this winter in conjunction with the owner of the land. In the meantime anglers have the option to boat their tackle to their swims on the wooded bank or use the dam wall bank, which is a flat walk from the car park.
common
Sat 22nd Jun to Sat 29th Jun 2019 Thomas Lawlor 56lb 1oz
mirror
Sat 22nd Jun to Sat 29th Jun 2019 Thomas Lawlor 49lb 10oz
mirror
Sat 22nd Jun to Sat 29th Jun 2019 Thomas Lawlor 35lb


Holiday date:
Sat 15th Jun to Sat 22nd Jun 2019
Name of customer:
Glenn Wickham
Number of anglers:
3
Details of your catches:
Only 2 fish caught 35lb mirror and 57lb mirror
2 fish were lost

Your best tactics/bait/rigs:
Small pop ups, imitation corn at distance to far margins, small beds of party mix and boilies

Were the facilities what you expected?
Yes they are perfect for your needs.
Were you happy with them?
Yes but they are a little to far from the bank and you need to plan your trips there to charge batteries etc.
Dunny in the woods is a life saver.
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yes, a long drive from Calais though 6hrs
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes

General comments:
On arrival was met by Phillipe. Nice helpful man but no English spoken but we managed to communicate, the track to the main swims is a bit tricky but not as bad as people make out, I’m 66 and made it ok if you take your time, swims good but slippery when wet, overhanging trees could do with a trim to help casting, lake is in very nice condition with very little weed. Crayfish were not active so no problem, fish spawned later in the week so explained why not many fish were caught plus the temperature reached 31 degrees by mid week.

In all we enjoyed our trip and the wildlife is a bonus (friendly rats, mice and Coypu). Would be nice to have facilities closer to the fishing area, the dunny in the woods is fine giving you lovely views of the woods and and lake while you contemplate your fishing 😂
Shaun’s 57lb big belly mirror
Sat 15th Jun to Sat 22nd Jun 2019 Glenn Wickham 57lb 1oz
Glenn’s 35lb mirror
Sat 15th Jun to Sat 22nd Jun 2019 Glenn Wickham 35lb 1oz



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