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Brocard Small
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Holiday date:
Sat 25th May to Sat 1st Jun 2019
Name of customer:
Paul Jones
Number of anglers:
4
Details of your catches:
We only managed 3 fish due to if you haven’t got a good long range bait boat you can’t reach the fish on other side of bank we’re seems only place you can catch also only feed at night apart from that camping wise 100%

Your best tactics/bait/rigs:
Under trees far bank, coconut boilies, long way out

Were the facilities what you expected?
100%
Were you happy with them?
Yes
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
No
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes

General comments:
Needs say on site baitboat a must

Sat 25th May to Sat 1st Jun 2019 Paul Jones 27lb 13oz


Holiday date:
Sat 25th May to Sat 1st Jun 2019
Name of customer:
Alan Rouse
Number of anglers:
4
Details of your catches:
We fished every day & night for 7 nights 1 of us caught 2 small carp, another caught 1 small carp, the third angler in the party had 1 run and lost the fish barbless hook 🤨 and finally myself, I managed no line bites no runs no fish for 7 days not the best results for a weeks fishing don’t you think, ? Very disappointed group of anglers 😞

Your best tactics/bait/rigs:
None

Were the facilities what you expected?
Worse
Were you happy with them?
Just about, no drinking water, generator kept breaking down, no fish.

*Bailiff note* The generator does trip occasionally, but once notified we fix with a new fuse (please note even if the generator does trip, the lights and hot water would continue to work).


Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
No
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
No

General comments:
Venue is beautiful, fishing was virtually non existent, very disappointed ☹️


Holiday date:
Sat 25th May to Sat 1st Jun 2019
Name of customer:
Jack Anderson
Number of anglers:
4
Details of your catches:
No catch until Tuesday night, my first catch 23lb common carp then no bites at all from any of us four all day or night. Even after asking where to fish and what bait and being told to use a bait boat (which I had to borrow) to get the best spots! Until finally on the last night at 3am I had a 25lb mirror and my father in law on my swim had a 27lb common but other than that there was nothing happening at swim 4!

Your best tactics/bait/rigs:
Nothing seemed to work, just seemed to be luck rather than best baits but the spots were definitely out of casting distance and the need for a bait boat was a must! (Which was not specified!)

Were the facilities what you expected?
Yes the facilities were decent and what I expected on a fishing lake although the electricity could be more accessible and the fact we had to tent up away from our swim over a bridge of a river wasn’t very safe or satisfactory.
Were you happy with them?
Mostly yes.
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Not for the fishing as with 4 anglers and 3 fish in a week it’s not worth it but the venue was good if it was fishing well and the staff (when there) were easy to talk to and mostly helpful especially mark!
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Your services were brilliant and I would yes.

General comments:
The need for a bait boat needs to be specified for definite and the fact swim 3 is tented away from the swim should be said as this isn’t ideal with fish being caught early hours of the night with no light to see the bridge!

*Angling Lines note* Thank you for your feedback. We do want to point out that the layout of swim 3 is pictured on the website under 'lake photos'. We also agree that a bait boat can be advantageous if you are not comfortable casting the distances required, however we do believe this is subjective and anglers do fish this lake without a bait boat successfully also.
First common
Sat 25th May to Sat 1st Jun 2019 Jack  Anderson 23lb
Mirror
Sat 25th May to Sat 1st Jun 2019 Jack  Anderson 25lb


Holiday date:
Sat 12th May to Sat 19th May 2018
Name of customer:
Ritchie Bywaters
Number of anglers:
1
Details of your catches:
1 x 36lb
9 x 20's lb
2 x 18lb
fished peg 1

Your best tactics/bait/rigs:
Particles and boiles

Were the facilities what you expected?
They now have 7 day a week electricity which is a big improvement
Were you happy with them?
Yes acceptable for being in the middle of no where
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yes great lake for peace and quiet and some cracking fish.
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Angling Lines always helpful

General comments:
Fish had spawned week previous so only male fish coming out, had torrential rain and storms and lake rose over 7 inches, but they can control the inlet and outlet so not in danger of flooding unlike some of the lakes in the area. Great lake for sport and some big fish can be caught. Frank and Mark are always on hand to help and assist.


Holiday date:
Sat 30th Sep to Sat 7th Oct 2017
Name of customer:
Adam Burgess
Number of anglers:
2
Details of your catches:
Poor weeks fishing, The lake had turned off but thats carp fishing. Had lots of small fish and a good 20+ common.

Your best tactics/bait/rigs:
All baits worked.

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:
Frank/Mark are aware of the smaller fish and have a plan to deal with them going forward. Frank is a great guy! Always helpful and Pleasure to speak to.
Mark was outstanding.

Please pass on my thanks to Both of them. I will be back soon

Regards

Adam

Sat 30th Sep to Sat 7th Oct 2017 Adam Burgess 28lb


Holiday date:
Sat 30th Sep to Sat 7th Oct 2017
Name of customer:
Andrew Gilbert
Number of anglers:
4
Details of your catches:
Swim 4, Andy and Stewart
Mirrors 26, 30, 40.4, 28, 32, 26.4, 22
Commons, 36, 32.4, 25, 29.4
Swim 3, Adam and Mark
Six fish 1x 44 4x 30's 1x20

Your best tactics/bait/rigs:
For myself all bites came to a snowman with the bottom bait shrink wrapped, freebies were hard air dried boilies and a few tigers. Mark and Adam had more success with tigers on the hair.

Were the facilities what you expected?
Yep, been to Brocard several times and the facilities are spot on. Even fishing in swim four and being right next to the facilities I still used my generator for power throughout the week as noted in the venue section the power is only available certain days and times
Were you happy with them?
Yes. plenty of hot water and clean, all i need
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yes i would. It was my first time fishing the small lake and I have no complaints
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
I certainly would, I've never had any issues with any of the Angling Lines venues I've fished

General comments:
I've fished the large lake several times so it was nice to have a change and fish small. Early during the session I did catch three small carp from rods positioned quite tight to the margin. I simply moved the rods about ten meters away from the snags and didnt pick up anymore small fish for the rest of the week. Mark and Adam also caught a few small carp early on, but after switching to tigers on the hair it stopped their attention. I was quite suprised that in swim 4 Stewart and myself picked up fish from all over the swim, I had a pre-conceived idea that fish only get caught from the right margin. Franck was a gent as always and it was nice to see Mark from Jonchery who popped over a few times during the week.

Sat 30th Sep to Sat 7th Oct 2017 Andrew Gilbert  

Sat 30th Sep to Sat 7th Oct 2017 Andrew Gilbert  

Sat 30th Sep to Sat 7th Oct 2017 Andrew Gilbert  


Holiday date:
Sat 23rd Sep to Sat 30th Sep 2017
Name of customer:
Stan Feerick
Number of anglers:
2
Details of your catches:
6 fish in mid twenties, a slow week around the area

Your best tactics/bait/rigs:
A handful of baits in the margin (near and far side)

Were the facilities what you expected?
Yes, very good for D&S
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:
Brocard Small
This is a truly beautiful lake, the crescent shape of the lake puts the other pegs well out of sight. With a forest behind you and a tree lined far margin ahead you really get feeling you have the lake to yourselves.
In spite of ideal conditions (by English standards) the fishing this week was very slow throughout the area we managed only 6 fish to mid-20s between us.
This year we were plagued with small Carp between 1 and 2 lb, they are beautiful little Commons and Mirrors but the lovely little devils lose their charm when you jump out of the sleeping for one on a rainy night.
The lake is due to be drained and netted this winter so hopefully problem solved, just in case I’d pack some hard 30mm boilies next time.
As a drive and survive venue it has everything you need, water, toilet, shower, charging and a good bailiff.

Wet and wonderful
Sat 23rd Sep to Sat 30th Sep 2017 Stan Feerick 25lb


Holiday date:
Sat 16th Sep to Sat 23rd Sep 2017
Name of customer:
Luke Czerpak
Number of anglers:
2
Details of your catches:
37 fish, 26 mirror, 36 mirror, all the rest were carp under 3lb

Your best tactics/bait/rigs:
Caught on boilie and tigers. tried everything we could think of to combat the small carp. Double/triple 18mm's, baiting up/singles. Margins and open water.

Were the facilities what you expected?
Yes been before
Were you happy with them?
Yes
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yes and no
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes

General comments:
Slow week unfortunately, we were told that there was a large storm before we arrived that significantly lowered the water temps. Fish weren't really having it. There are hundreds of small carp present and its difficult to keeps rigs in the water. Franck gave us a net to retain them and it seems like they are removing them as they get caught. For us Brocard is all about the location. Remote and secluded in the woods in a stunning part of France and the lumps are in there.

*Owner's note* We're really sorry you had an issue with the small carp this week, which combined with tricky conditions for the fishing in general meant an unusual catch report. The carp in the lake have reproduced incredibly successfully this year and, whilst we are actively removing them now too, the remaining will be netted & removed in winter.

Week to week anglers are catching a few of the smaller carp, but when the big carp are feeding normally the smaller fish do not really get a look in. We are confident that the number of small carp caught this week was down to the conditions.



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