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La Fonte
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54lb
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1h 40m Caen


Customer feedback from La Fonte

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Holiday date:
Sat 4th Aug to Sat 11th Aug 2018
Name of customer:
Jonathan Bridgeman
Number of anglers:
4
Details of your catches:
50 plus fish very hot first three days once cooled fishing was good three biggest 40lb 4oz 47lb 44lb

Your best tactics/bait/rigs:
Bottom baits cell topped with mad baits wicked white pop up krill bottom bait mad baits pandemic

Were the facilities what you expected?
Good, shower good great hosts
Were you happy with them?
Yes
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Great place to catch good fish just some snags need sorting and some gardening behind swim one for better casting
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes

General comments:
Overall happy


Holiday date:
Sat 14th Jul to Sat 21st Jul 2018
Name of customer:
Daniel Fair
Number of anglers:
2
Details of your catches:
Dan 13 fish - biggest 38lb 08oz mirror
pete 6 fish - biggest 44lb 00oz mirror

1x 40lb-50lb
8x 30lb-40lb
8x 20lb-30lb
1x 10lb-20lb
1x 0lb-10lb

19 fish also lost due to hook pulls!!


Your best tactics/bait/rigs:
The fish moved around a lot so if there is space then move about. We often had 2/3 fish very quickly if we moved onto showing/feeding fish. We caught on all the different baits we took. We used a baitboat but also baited up from the far margin. Bottom baits did seem to get the bites quicker.

The crayfish were a nightmare, very glad we took armamesh and shrink wrap. even the tough armamesh needed to be doubled over and still got wrecked over night. Certain areas were much worse than others.

Were the facilities what you expected?
Yes, very good. Having a large amount of freezer and fridge space was vital due to the very hot weather. Everything was clean and as expected.
Were you happy with them?
Yes
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yes, I think it is important to read the feedback for this venue. The crayfish, the snags and the state of the fish's mouths are very important to know about and prepare for before the trip.
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes, as usual angling lines were brilliant.

General comments:
Be prepared to get in the boat when you get snagged. There are still snags mid water.

Be prepared to tackle the crayfish!

A lot of the fish have very badly damaged mouths, this caused us to loose a lot of fish. The hooks we took just weren't big enough. Size 2 minimum I would say were needed.

It was a shame that half way through the week a large amount of grounds work in and around the lake were taking place. This meant due to the noise and disturbance we had to move our entire camp to the far end of the lake. We understand work needs to take place but we were told it would only be for an hour but it was all day.

Sat 14th Jul to Sat 21st Jul 2018 Daniel Fair  


Holiday date:
Sat 7th Jul to Sat 14th Jul 2018
Name of customer:
Scott Mclean
Number of anglers:
4
Details of your catches:
Around 30 fish from 8lb-44lb. Around 5 common, 1 grass and the rest were mirrors. Fished 6-10 feet from the far margin.

Your best tactics/bait/rigs:
Simple bottom baits, 20mm boilies in a range of flavours. The most successful were manilla and krill.

Were the facilities what you expected?
Yes.
Were you happy with them?
Yes.
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yes, if they sorted the crayfish and the bream problem out.
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes.

General comments:
Nearly all the fish were landed on swim 3 on the right hand side (along rope that separates you from the snags). The heat didn’t help, but the crayfish destroyed any bait you put out if it was in longer than 2 hours, even with korda shrink wrap. There seemed to be an endless amount of bream too, regularly getting hooked on 20mm boilies and a size 4 hook.
Mirror from swim 3
Sat 7th Jul to Sat 14th Jul 2018 Scott Mclean 44lb
Mirror off the far right of swim 3
Sat 7th Jul to Sat 14th Jul 2018 Scott Mclean 30lb
Grass carp off swim 1, far left near the aerator.
Sat 7th Jul to Sat 14th Jul 2018 Scott Mclean 22lb


Holiday date:
Sat 23rd Jun to Sat 30th Jun 2018
Name of customer:
David Forde
Number of anglers:
4
Details of your catches:
All 4 of us smashed pb’s
Including a 35lb grass carp
45lb common 40lb common
Mostly mirrors of high 30s


Your best tactics/bait/rigs:
Bottom baits and wafters on far margin.
Swim 1 produced biggest fish as it’s deeper water
Swim 2 straight out in front and over to far corner of rope on swim 3 as we weren’t on it swim 3.

Were the facilities what you expected?
Facilities were brilliant. Great shower and toilet, 3 freezers, 2 fridges including big chest freezer. Tv , gas cooker. All English plugs!! Microwave.
Phillipe is the nicest owner of a lake we have ever known and speaks brilliant English!
Were you happy with them?
Yes very pleased
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yes, 100%
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes

General comments:
This venue is truly outstanding and gutted to come home. The weather was very hot so affected the fishing slightly but still produced massive fish.
However the swims are to small for two good sized bivvies with swim 3 now a one man as half is roped off. We spoke to Phillipe about this as it’s easily rectified.

We didn’t have the food package and chose to cook our self. Supermarket just down the road.
We will be going back to get the ones that got away!

*Angling Lines note* Thank you for your feedback. We have now limited the number of anglers on the lake to a maximum of 5 for future bookings - it has proved very subjective as to how much room there is on swim 3, and we never want anyone to feel 'hemmed' in.
Todd with grass carp
Sat 23rd Jun to Sat 30th Jun 2018 David Forde 35lb
Shane with mirror
Sat 23rd Jun to Sat 30th Jun 2018 David Forde 37lb
Todd with common
Sat 23rd Jun to Sat 30th Jun 2018 David Forde 45lb


Holiday date:
Sat 9th Jun to Sat 16th Jun 2018
Name of customer:
Lee Johnson
Number of anglers:
4
Details of your catches:
23 carp to 43lb

Your best tactics/bait/rigs:
Mixed methods and baits

Were the facilities what you expected?
Facilities where very good
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:
Only negative points for the trip , the rats where really bad at the venue
We booked a cabin for the outward journey and would expect the same for the return journey, but wasn’t booked any accommodation, bad service

*Angling Lines note* We're really sorry that you think we overlooked something on your booking. As accommodation is not compulsory on the day crossings, many clients opt not to take it, and so we do not book it unless it is specifically requested. We are always happy to make changes to your booking and do ask anglers to check the details on their Info Pack, which in this case would have shown that there was no accommodation booked on the inbound day ferry crossing.


Holiday date:
Sat 2nd Jun to Sat 9th Jun 2018
Name of customer:
David Walker
Number of anglers:
4
Details of your catches:
Even though the weather was very unsettled, we caught 70 fish in total, with the highlight a new lake record Common at 54lbs 4oz.
In addition we had 6 x 40lbs+, and 22 x 30lbs +

Your best tactics/bait/rigs:
Most fish were caught from the far bank mainly from swims 1 & 2. These were caught on krill or manila 20mm boilies. In addition we caught a small number of fish on the surface.

Were the facilities what you expected?
This was our second year at La Fonte so we knew the facilities well.
Were you happy with them?
Yes we were very happy with the facilities, especially the service offered by Joanne and Jan who provided great food and company.
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yes, this is a greats runs water where you can catch fish to over 50lbs. The only issue is the number of snags in the water and the newly roped off area which has limited swim 3 significantly. These impact on the fishing but we are aware the owner will be taking steps to improve matters.
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes, this is our 6th trip with Angling Lines we have always found them exceptional in all of our dealings with them. We will be using them next year.

General comments:
Great fishing, great food, what more do you want from a trip to France. It is highly recommended you use bait boats at this venue.
New Lake Record
Sat 2nd Jun to Sat 9th Jun 2018 David Walker 54lb 4oz
Common
Sat 2nd Jun to Sat 9th Jun 2018 David Walker 42lb 8oz
Mirror
Sat 2nd Jun to Sat 9th Jun 2018 David Walker 43lb 2oz


Holiday date:
Sat 26th May to Sat 2nd Jun 2018
Name of customer:
Michael Lock
Number of anglers:
3
Details of your catches:
Kev =2 Doubles , 3 ×Twenties to 28lb, 2 ×30s to 36lb 1 ×40, 43lb 12.

Rob= aged 12. 1× double . 5×20s to 29lb 6 . 1×30. 31lb.

Mike = 1 small common. 10×20s to 29lb 2. 8×30s to 39lb 7. 1× 30lb 4 Grass carp.

Rob only fished 3 nights.

Your best tactics/bait/rigs:
Sticky baits pop ups over matching boilies.

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:
We all had a very enjoyable stay. Some heavy thunderstorms made fishing hard at times. Wives and Robert enjoyed staying in the Gite, and visiting local towns where markets were on. They also visited Paris by train and had a great day.

Sat 26th May to Sat 2nd Jun 2018 Michael Lock 39lb 7oz

Sat 26th May to Sat 2nd Jun 2018 Michael Lock 31lb
Rob attached to a big one
Sat 26th May to Sat 2nd Jun 2018 Michael Lock  


Holiday date:
Sat 19th May to Sat 26th May 2018
Name of customer:
Rodney Underwood
Number of anglers:
4
Details of your catches:
Only 18 carp caught 6 bream and the uncaught catfish for two years @ 103lb 120z. Carp from 40lb 14oz down to 5lb. Mostly 30s were caught.

1 angler had 3 carp 5lb 26lb and 40lb 14oz. Lost 2 and had 3 bream

1 angler had 1 carp 26lb 2 bream and a 103lb 12oz catfish

1 angler caught nothing and lost 2

Myself I did 14 carp from 19lb to 39lb 12oz and 1 bream using dna baits

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

Were the facilities what you expected?
Everything we needed.
Were you happy with them?
Bathroom could do with an update.
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yes
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes

General comments:
We didn't fish much in the day mostly evenings through to the morning. Weather was hot with high pressure. Swim 3 had a few snags near the island but I waded out and removed around 15 rotten tree stumps and big branches inc loads of line.

Was a pleasure rowing over the rope for Phillipe to stop anglers fishing too close to the island from now on.

Joannes food was very good and we all loved her company.

Sat 19th May to Sat 26th May 2018 Rodney Underwood 39lb 12oz

Sat 19th May to Sat 26th May 2018 Rodney Underwood  



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Registered at Companies House, Cardiff. Company Number 4122063

All contents © Copyright Angling Lines. All rights reserved.