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Customer feedback from Brie

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Holiday date:
Sat 21st Sep to Sat 28th Sep 2019
Name of customer:
Richard Reed
Number of anglers:
2
Details of your catches:
26 fish between two anglers fishing towards the middle and back of the lake. Fishing pegs 1 and 2.

Your best tactics/bait/rigs:
Wafter hookbaits, fished over broken and crumb boilie with a slop mix. Sweet baits worked best particularly DNA Milky White dumbell wafters.

Were the facilities what you expected?
We found the facilities below average. Indeed not adequate for an exclusive lake booking. The fridge and freezer are both dirty and need to be replaced. No washing up facility. The two showers seem pointless without curtains.
Were you happy with them?
Need urgent attention.
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
I would like to say yes, but on balance neither of us could, with good conscience recommend the lake.
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Its a difficult situation as Angling Lines can only feedback to their fisherman clients if information comes from the lake owners.
We had to chase everyone to find out the lake conditions, we had a mad few days deciding if the water levels where indeed too low to fish properly. Angling Lines did offer us another possible solution but with others, this isn't what we enjoy, so opted to stay with our booking.
On Balance we would recommend Angling Lines.


General comments:
We caught fish, which where all in good condition, apart from one or two scraps. Not much fight in any of them due to the water levels being 2.5ft all over, try as we might with the boat, marked depth and all over we couldn't find any deeper.
Our advice would be, choose an area, spread bait lightly but regularly and the fish will find it.
The swims are tired and there is a rodent problem which needs dealing with.
Mark the bailiff is a nice guy, he will give you good advice, however Brie appears to be the bottom run of their lakes.
Overall we can only judge the venue if we would go back, which we would if the facilities where improved, better water levels and the rodent issue dealt with.

Sat 21st Sep to Sat 28th Sep 2019 Richard Reed  

Sat 21st Sep to Sat 28th Sep 2019 Richard Reed  

Sat 21st Sep to Sat 28th Sep 2019 Richard Reed  


Holiday date:
Sat 17th Aug to Sat 24th Aug 2019
Name of customer:
Mark Coates
Number of anglers:
4
Details of your catches:
24 carp
12 carp from peg 1 & 12 carp from peg 2
Largest 47lb mirror

Your best tactics/bait/rigs:
Most fish caught on cell brollies from open water.

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:


Sat 17th Aug to Sat 24th Aug 2019 Mark Coates 34lb 4oz

Sat 17th Aug to Sat 24th Aug 2019 Mark Coates 36lb 8oz

Sat 17th Aug to Sat 24th Aug 2019 Mark Coates 32lb 4oz


Holiday date:
Sat 10th Aug to Sat 17th Aug 2019
Name of customer:
Lance Andrews-mason
Number of anglers:
4
Details of your catches:
62 Carp and 2 Pike
3 x doubles
18 x 20's
35 x 30's
6 x 40's
2 x Koi to 16lb
1 x Grassie 43lb
35 x Commons to 45lb
24 x Mirrors to 39lb
Swim 1 25 fish
Swim 2 37 fish


Your best tactics/bait/rigs:
Lakes plum boilies fished on standard hair rigged double boilie.

Were the facilities what you expected?
Yes as described
Were you happy with them?
Fridage/freezer area could do with being a bit tidier but all functional, a separate sink outside for washing up would be useful.
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yes but it is as described - shallow with the facilities a fair distance from the lake, bring a bike.
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes used you many times

General comments:
We had a great week, loads of fish, Mark was there when we needed him and always replied promptly to any messages.


Holiday date:
Sat 20th Jul to Sat 27th Jul 2019
Name of customer:
William Armstrong
Number of anglers:
4
Details of your catches:
28 carp landed in very hot conditions, biggest 44lb

Your best tactics/bait/rigs:
Hot conditions so runs came from night time

Were the facilities what you expected?
Yes all you could ask for
Were you happy with them?
Yes
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yes first class venue stunning lake and fish.
Mark the bailiff was helpful as always
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes never any problems

General comments:
4th year running using Angling Lines great as normal, 3rd year running fishing Marks lakes, stunning fish, great venues

Sat 20th Jul to Sat 27th Jul 2019 William Armstrong  

Sat 20th Jul to Sat 27th Jul 2019 William Armstrong  

Sat 20th Jul to Sat 27th Jul 2019 William Armstrong  


Holiday date:
Sat 20th Jul to Sat 27th Jul 2019
Name of customer:
Michael Radband
Number of anglers:
4
Details of your catches:
Brie is exactly as described - a beautiful lake in the woods with lots a wildlife to look at. Mark the bailiff was bang on with the information to where the fish would be and every one that was caught was in beautiful shape. The facilities were clean and tidy with warm showers and as expected on a drive and survive venue.

Your best tactics/bait/rigs:
Bottom baits on a slip d rig far margins

Were the facilities what you expected?
Yes they are a bit of a walk up the track but we new this as angling lines show on the site map. The toilet at the lake came in handy if you got caught short using a bucket of water to flush it was not a problem after all it is a drive and survive venue
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:



Holiday date:
Sat 13th Jul to Sat 20th Jul 2019
Name of customer:
Neil Todhunter
Number of anglers:
4
Details of your catches:
Fishing was difficult with high air and water temperatures and depth of water in parts of the lake. In the 1st 36 hours I had 6 runs and landed 4 fish with a couple of 30+ commons, grass carp to 41+ and a mirror to 25+

Your best tactics/bait/rigs:
Critically balanced baits fished in the deeper water.

Were the facilities what you expected?
Yes, everything was as described.
Were you happy with them?
Yes
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yes, but at a different time of year.
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes. This was our 1st time with Angling Lines and we will definitely book again.

General comments:
We were in contact with Mark, the bailiff before we arrived and he gave us a bit of advice. We met him and he was really helpful. After a couple of days we had little confidence in catching fish at the dam end because of the depth of water, Mark offered us the chance to move to another lake. He also helped us out getting some more bait so really couldn't have helped us any more.
33+ common
Sat 13th Jul to Sat 20th Jul 2019 Neil Todhunter 33lb 12oz
35+ common
Sat 13th Jul to Sat 20th Jul 2019 Neil Todhunter 35lb 2oz
41+ grass carp
Sat 13th Jul to Sat 20th Jul 2019 Neil Todhunter  


Holiday date:
Sat 22nd Jun to Sat 29th Jun 2019
Name of customer:
Graham Blinkhorn
Number of anglers:
4
Details of your catches:
3 fish in the whole week between 4 anglers which meant that one didn't get anything. We arrived at the venue and no one was there. When mark arrived he was really negative and told us not to expect much from the week.

Your best tactics/bait/rigs:
Opposite to what the bailiff told us, there was no access to stalk other than the 2 pegs on a 15 acre lake as it was overgrown for 90% of the lake

Were the facilities what you expected?
Toilet was bad had to get lake water to flush Showers were ok
Were you happy with them?
No
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
No
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes

General comments:
Lake needs attention as it is very shallow and silt is very deep.

*Angling Lines note* As per your group's other feedback, we have discussed this feedback with the bailiff Mark and we understand he was in contact with your group both before arrival and on the day to notify you that were welcome to get set up when you arrived and he would be down later in the afternoon. Regarding the negativity, we understand Mark let you know the fish had spawned the week before and that we were due extremely hot weather (40+ degrees, record breaking temperatures for France) which would make the fishing difficult, however we are sorry if this came across as overly negative. We do state on the website that there is a basic lakeside portaloo and that the rest of the facilities are further up the track (including a more modern toilet).

We do appreciate it is not possible to stalk round the whole of the lake here, Brie is a very natural venue, with the top end of the lake boundaries forming part of a nature reserve and by design this is left un-manicured. However, with this in mind, the two large double swims were built out into the water, giving access to fish the margins on either side of you as well as those on the far bank.


Holiday date:
Sat 22nd Jun to Sat 29th Jun 2019
Name of customer:
David Cresswell
Number of anglers:
4
Details of your catches:
1 grass carp 44lb2 1 mirror 39lb14 and 1 31lb7 common

Your best tactics/bait/rigs:
We tried everything with little success

Were the facilities what you expected?
No
Were you happy with them?
No they were a long way from the lake
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Absolutely not
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
After this experience no

General comments:
The venue could be run better the bailiff wasn't here to meet us then when he did turn up literally stayed 5 mins and everything that he said was negative he told us we had little chance of catching use only none fish meal boilies mine came on squid, gave us no tips where to fish, the facilities were a car drive away. He's been down once more this week that in itself is unsatisfactory I would not recommend this venue to anyone.

*Angling Lines note* We have discussed this feedback with the bailiff Mark and we understand he was in contact with your group both before arrival and on the day to notify you that you were welcome to get set up when you arrived and he would be down later in the afternoon. He also noted he was at the lake for closer to an hour, not 5 minutes. Regarding the negativity, we understand Mark let you know the fish had spawned the week before and that we were due extremely hot weather (record breaking temperatures for France) which would make the fishing difficult, however we are sorry if this came across as overly negative. We urge anglers to use the bailiff's contact number provided if they wish for further advice at any time - whilst Mark does not live on site, he is only a phone call away. We do state on the website that there is a basic lakeside portaloo and that the rest of the facilities are at the farmhouse (approx 750m away).



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