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Holiday date:
Sat 23rd Nov to Sat 30th Nov 2019
Name of customer:
Mandy Brown
Number of anglers:
2
Details of your catches:
51lb common, 58lb common, 26lb common, 14lb mirror, 34lb mirror

Your best tactics/bait/rigs:
Boiles/pop ups

Were the facilities what you expected?
All good
Were you happy with them?
Definitely
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yes great set up and Mehdi very friendly.
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes

General comments:
Fishing bit slow but hubby managed to bag lake record for a common so turned out brilliant for him in the end. Also big thanks to Julie from angling lines who was extremely helpful with a personal problem we had.


Holiday date:
Sat 2nd Nov to Sat 9th Nov 2019
Name of customer:
Andrew Pritchard
Number of anglers:
2
Details of your catches:
Mark 7 carp, best fish 47lb mirror 47lb 12oz mirror.
Andy 6 carp best 45lb mirror and 41lb mirror.

Your best tactics/bait/rigs:
Boilies, and Mehdi's partiblend.

Were the facilities what you expected?
Yes always 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:
We had a good week with mild south westerlys all week, Mark beat me again which i'm getting use to. The fish were all in great condition with a good average weight, only 2 20's in 13 fish. Mehdi was the perfect gentlemen as always. Will be back next year.


Holiday date:
Sat 26th Oct to Sat 2nd Nov 2019
Name of customer:
Tony Glaysher
Number of anglers:
3
Details of your catches:
Luke had 5 from Chene biggest being 59.12 mirror, Bradley after a move to Le Anse he managed to commons to 26lb and Tony on Le Pointe had 5 runs landed 3, biggest 37.12.

Your best tactics/bait/rigs:
Snowman doing it

Were the facilities what you expected?
Yeah mint, been before so knew what to expect, Mehdi is a legend of a guy
Were you happy with them?
Yep
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yep
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yep

General comments:


Sat 26th Oct to Sat 2nd Nov 2019 Tony Glaysher  

Sat 26th Oct to Sat 2nd Nov 2019 Tony Glaysher 37lb

Sat 26th Oct to Sat 2nd Nov 2019 Tony Glaysher 59lb


Holiday date:
Sat 19th Oct to Sat 26th Oct 2019
Name of customer:
Andrew Pritchard
Number of anglers:
1
Details of your catches:
22lb common, 25lb common, 40lb common and 42lb mirror.

Your best tactics/bait/rigs:
Boilies over mehdis partiblend.

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:
I was the only angler on the lake, which was great but made it easy for the fish to move to the free pegs. I fish laroussi regulary and have never found litter in the swims. Mehdi is a great guy and works hard to keep the lake as beautiful as it is. I am already looking forward to my next trip.


Holiday date:
Sat 12th Oct to Sat 19th Oct 2019
Name of customer:
Aaron Mason
Number of anglers:
8
Details of your catches:
8 carp 3 20’s 2 30’s a 46 and a 52.

Your best tactics/bait/rigs:
Various but yellow baits seemed a good choice.

Were the facilities what you expected?
Yes
Were you happy with them?
Yes
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
No, when we booked it was advertised as having a good few fish over 60 and 70lb, if you look through the last few years catch reports, you will see that these fish are no longer present. We went with 8 anglers and there is no way the lake is made for 8. The price of a exclusive booking of the lake is about 50% too much, using fish that are no longer in a lake to get bookings and determine the price is just wrong. Medhi seemed a very nice bloke, although we only saw him once on the initial walk round, didn’t see him again for the whole week, even when leaving.

*Owners Note* It is true the bigger carp have not come out recently but the stock has not changed in the lake. When we noticed that the average weight of the carp seemed to drop we removed many smaller nuisance catfish and grass carp to restore the balance. This means the bigger carp should again have access to more of the bait and we do continue to see 40's and 50's on the bank regularly, including this week with a 59lb mirror caught.

Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes, but not too laroussi.

General comments:
I would recommend that people looking to book laroussi do plenty of research, and you will see that it is not the same place as it used to be, the lake is stunning, but the fish quality is not there anymore.


Holiday date:
Sat 5th Oct to Sat 12th Oct 2019
Name of customer:
Martin Prosser
Number of anglers:
6
Details of your catches:
1 x50, 4 x 40, 2 x 30, 3 x 20

Your best tactics/bait/rigs:
Long range, 140m, over a bed of particles.

Were the facilities what you expected?
Ok, freezer, fridge, shower and toilet all ok (apart from no bog-paper!) Hot water in sink only luke-warm
Were you happy with them?
I've seen alot worse.
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Not at the money we paid!
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
AL services are fine, it's the information from the lake owner to AL that's been the problem on this lake.

General comments:
We booked this lake 18 months ago because it had a record fish of 72lb and plenty of other big fish. A couple of weeks before we went I got an e-mail from AL to say the lake record was now only 57lb, based on what had been caught in the last 18 months. We had heard rumours that the lake had lost it's bigger fish a few weeks before the e-mail came out. Had we known this before booking (and parting with over £4k!) we would never have booked the lake. The conditions were good, and we are all experienced anglers, so our hopes were very high. Unfortunately we hardly saw any fish!! The only fish we saw were in front of peg 5 at long range, Jack fished really well and caught 4 of our 10 fish. I fished peg 6 and only saw I fish all week on either of my spots.

Mehdi is a really nice guy but I fear he has lost interest in the fishing and is now concentrating of his veg farm next door. We saw him for an hour when we arrived and then half an hour before we left. The whole lake looked a tad unkept with litter in every swim, which we were very surprised to find.

*Owners note* I am very disappointed to hear this - the carp we stocked remain in the lake and this has not changed. Rumours are not facts, and can damage the lake and livelihood I have created over the last decade and a half greatly. It is incredibly important for me that anglers enjoy their trip and I am sorry you had a difficult week. I do live on site and am always available by mobile too if anglers need me.

We readdressed the balance of fish in the lake throughout this year (removing smaller grass carp, catfish and sturgeon) so we can see the carp sizes thrive again. I believe the balance of other fish in the lake was not helping the carp to maintain their high weights over the last 18 months and so we have now taken all steps to correct this. But the 60's and 70's that were in the lake have not gone anywhere, I just believed some of them to be down in weight and we have been unlucky with others being somewhat elusive. The week I write this we have had a 59lb mirror on the bank and I expect us to continue to see larger carp out over the coming months.


Sat 5th Oct to Sat 12th Oct 2019 Martin Prosser 53lb 2oz

Sat 5th Oct to Sat 12th Oct 2019 Martin Prosser 46lb 2oz


Holiday date:
Sat 21st Sep to Sat 28th Sep 2019
Name of customer:
Sam Fyffe
Number of anglers:
6
Details of your catches:
Pete Allen - Les Saules - 48lb 08oz Mirror.

Cliff Marston - La Pointe - 8lb Mirror, 21lb 04oz Common (PB at time of catch), 33lb 14oz Grass Carp, 38lb Mirror, 40lb 02oz Mirror (PB at time of catch), 46lb 08oz Mirror (New PB).

John Allen - La Haut Fond - Upper double Common (between 15lb -20lb), 34lb Grass Carp, 34lb Grass Carp, 41lb 06oz Grass Carp, 44lb 08oz Grass Carp, 45lb 08oz Grass Carp.

Alex Noble - Le Bouleau - "Noble's Luck" : - (

Sam Fyffe - Le Chene - 17lb Common, 23lb 04oz Common, 25lb Grass Carp, 33lb Grass Carp, 35lb 04oz Grass Carp, 41lb.02oz Grass Carp, 54lb 12oz Common "The Ghost Common"(new PB)

La Plage - Not Fished

Wes Rowley - L'anse - 13lb Common, 16lb Common, 18lb 2oz Common, 28lb Grass Carp, 50lb 0oz Grass Carp, 47lb 15oz Mirror.


Your best tactics/bait/rigs:
Various tactics used by different anglers...

Two of the lads used long range spombing in open water swim, putting in 10kg+ a day of boilie/partiblend which appeared to keep the bites consistent and certainly didnt scare the fish off. Other's used bait boat's to tightly bait specific areas i.e under overhangs or certain spots which also produced good results.

In regards to rigs there was nothing ground breaking, simple rigs and sharp hooks that people use back in England. Blowback rigs, spinner rigs, D rigs, small pop ups or plastic corn, snowmen etc.

Were the facilities what you expected?
Facilities were brilliant as normal, massive chest freezer which cover's all the anglers needs throughout the week, big fridge as well. Shower and toilet facilities were all clean. Enough sockets etc to cater for all anglers. All the pegs had been made slightly bigger from when i was last at the lake, plenty of room in all of them.
Were you happy with them?
Yes.
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yes. I would recommend the venue. Great owner, easy to contact if needed, passionate about the fishing and is always happy to help/assist if you ask, he is also just as excited as the angler when a fish is caught.
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes.

General comments:
We arrived at lake and as normal as was met by a very happy smiley Mehdi, after a quick catch up he walked us around the lake giving us updates on each swim, previous captures in that swim and certain spots that had produced. I think after the walk around a lot of anglers had changed their mind or were open minded about possible swims to fish.

It appeared that La Pointe had been the most consistent swim this year with the far margin holding a lot of fish. With heavy south westerlies due all week La Pointe and Les Saules looked good. Time for the dreaded draw, results were - 1. Cliff 2. Wes 3. Alex 4. Sam 5. Pete 6. John 'The Baron'.
After a quick think Cliff chose La Pointe opting to capitalize on its big fish form, Wes chose L'anse, beautiful swim and always a favourite that can produce big fish. Alex debated between Chene and Le Bouleau and wanting an open water swim he could utilise his distance spombing and casting chose Le Bouleau. Sam being the 2nd angler that was spombing and casting that week chose the BIG open water swim which was Chene. Pete dropped in Les Saules being aware that the wind could draw them in during the week and John made the surprise decision of fishing Le Haut Fond which is normally not fished/avoided for other swims but he wanted to change its fate and produce as result in there, he is "the Baron" after all.

The lads set about their business and got started –

“The Baron” in the unfancied Le Haut Fond was the first off the mark and showing people it could be done in that swim with a small upper double common which he quickly released to reset the rod. He fished hard all week covering some miles up and down that margin. From the first fish onwards The Baron in Le Haut Fond caught consistently and at a good average weight but all were grass carp which he didn’t seem to mind too much but couldn’t seem to get a take off any of the big resident mirrors/commons; Some will say he should have pushed out further and fished La Pointe’s water, other’s will say he was just about there anyway lol.

Wes was off the mark in L’ance on I think the Monday with a 13lb Mirror, He certainly wanted bigger but was happy to ensure he didn’t blank and was off the mark, his fish throughout the week got bigger though he had to fish hard and get through some pest control with some smaller commons and a few grass carp. Wes fished accurately to his chosen spots and changed his areas slightly after a few days and went on what he was seeing – a good move and good watercraft this led to him eventually being rewarded with a beautiful 47.15 Mirror in autumnal colours which actually looked a huge framed fish was and maybe/possible was a 50lb fish down on weight? He also caught a HUGE submarine like 50lb grassy on the last night. Wes was a team player throughout the week…giving his comfy chair to people, lending his baitboat out, but also consistently getting his meat out for the lads which was sometime innapropriate….(but which was lovely and marinated and very appreciated).

Cliff who was off the mark quickly himself with a whopping 8lb mirror began catching regularly in La Pointe fishing it well. A lot of pressure coming out in the draw first as you are sometimes expected to do well; he did just that. Cliff caught a PB common at 21.4 but quickly weighed it, photographed it and put back avoiding the PB bucket of water. The lads weren’t going to allow that again and he soon caught his next fish, a lovely 38lb mirror. After some strange facials during the photographing we were able to get some good shots and he got his bucket of water. Lovely! Cliff went on to catch consistently also throughout the week and after some additional leading and markering found a new spot which soon produced (very good angling and the efforts equalling the reward there) a big 46.08 mirror and a new PB with another bucket of water lol. Cliff caught a few more lovely carp including a few grassies, he did La Pointe justice unlike his reputation as a chef…few of them dishes looked dodgy mate!

“Pop it in” Pete had a tough week in Les Saules…. Despite being in the teeth of a south westerly the fish just never seemed to turn up or go past La Pointe swim. When the south westerly was at its worst…the opposite end of the lake (L’anse and Chene) actually produced its biggest fish which was strange and is worth a thought going forward. Pete stuck with it, remained motivated and put the effort in, ringing the changes. On Friday night the fish turned up, and in numbers. Pete took advantage as was quickly into a nice 48.08 mirror carp… he then quickly had another two bites within the hour but both carp which felt good came off unfortunately. A special mention needs to be made about the grass carp that Cliff caught, Pete landed it and the carp duly obliged by smashing him in the balls bringing a tear to Pete’s eyes and almost bringing him to his knees. Bent Knob Pete survived and his angling quality came through in the end.

Alex ‘Noble’s Luck’ Noble had a very tough week in Le Bouleau, never one to moan, be unmotivated, a mood hoover or down hearted he pressed on. He actually fished really week hitting his mark out at range and baiting accurately every day but the fish just never appeared to be on him. Fishing were getting caught either side at the same distance but just never appeared to be there in any real numbers. Although it was a difficult week it never changed his mood, great team player and his “tarp” was a life saver in the rain! Not one to believe in superstitions I feel this is the only thing that he needs to change in his angling rather than just shouting “Noble’s Luck” at random. His luck will change!

Side note - On the walk around on Saturday I stated to Mehdi I would love one of the big commons in the lake, especially the “ghost common” which is huge. Mehdi said he hadn’t seen it in a long while and wouldnt actually know how big it was now; FATE.

I started off by baiting heavily out at distance in Chene, my plan was to spomb leaving a different pattern of bait on the lake bottom to what is normally left by bait boats (nice neat circles or areas of bait). I was off the mark early with two commons (17lb and 23lb), I then had a grassy the following night. Early Tuesday morning I had a strange bite, bobbing pulled to the alarm but no line being pulled from the loose spool, after debating few a few seconds I struck into it. After a slow heavy fight I started to make ground and eventually heard a swirl about 40yards out but couldn’t see it, by this time “Noble’s Luck” had turned up to helpfully give me a hand, 15 minutes passed and eventually he was able to expertly net it after some initial difficulty (the fish was longer than the 42” net), I had walked back some way but heard him softly say “F*ck me, I think it’s the ghost common”, the rest is a blur! We netted and retained it and I was in pretty much denial that it was as big as we thought or that it was the actual Ghost Common. All the lads came round to the swim and we weighed her at 54lb 12oz, I couldn’t quite believe it. Immaculate all over, it was huge…. A few water shots and a kiss and back she went. After ringing Mehdi and telling him about the Ghost Common he couldn’t believe it, on the missing list for over 2 years, and at its biggest ever weight. Mehdi was just as excited as me and reiterated how bizarre that we spoke about it on the first day as well. Another bizarre twist was that Noble who netted it for me had the same fish 5 years ago at 48lb… which I think was a nice for him. Big thank you to Monsieur Noble for his help throughout the week! Legend. I caught consistently 1 fish a night after that but couldn’t seem to get past the grass carp. I think one bite on the spot normally spooked the rest and you were done for that night.

A lot has been said about the lake in recent times with the catfish and the grass carp becoming a problem and upsetting the balance of things on the lake. As a group we didn’t see one catfish or Sturgeon all week and the grass carp were a bit of nuisance and unfortunately we caught all ours at night so Mehdi could not remove them (they do not cope well with periods in retention slings). Mehdi is actively removing the grass carp and catfish and I have faith he will restore the balance…. All that said we still caught some huge carp and with what I’m sure is many more in there that are on the missing list but swimming about. A beautiful lake with beautiful carp, topped off by Mehdi who is a great guy and is always willing to help you out.

Sam Fyffe - The Ghost Common
Sat 21st Sep to Sat 28th Sep 2019 Sam Fyffe 54lb 12oz


Holiday date:
Sat 21st Sep to Sat 28th Sep 2019
Name of customer:
John Allen
Number of anglers:
6
Details of your catches:
Myself I took six fish in "No Carp bay", ? All carp ??? 45+ GC, 43+GC, 41+ GC, X2 34+ GC, and a fifteen pound common. I fished at 28 wraps using bait boats, I found a clear area in 9ft of water, coming up to 5ft getting to a level just short of being alongside point swim. Aiming at wes bivvy on L Ance. I used a marker float clipped up to keep four rods in a nice tight linefrom marker float to the raised area with wooden fence at point, down bank. Lost two fish too. Hoping for a big 40+ mirror but didnt happen.

Peter Allen, fished Les 2 Saules all week, which looked "sexy as" all week with the wind absolutely driving in to the whole bay to Mehdi's house and cabin. However, not a run happened there until after dark on friday night (last chance saloon) I think he had four runs, three lost that came off the barbless hook, one felt like a massive fish ? 60+ and played for half hour before coming off. He did finally bank a fish a cracking mirror at 48 and ? A quarter. The fish was weighed on two sets of scales because of the big fish money we all contributed to. The money went to wes, but ambiguity about the second weighing has now made us realise that Pete's fish did weigh 52 and half with a half dry weigh sling,, but we know it weighs four and half pounds soaking wet. So 48 and quarter is a fair weight. Balance had been restored.

Your best tactics/bait/rigs:
Particle and Urban Baits " Nutcracker" that bait is the Nutz I am telling ya 😁

Were the facilities what you expected?
Yes been many times concistently clean 😁
Were you happy with them?
Oh yes 😁
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Very much so
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Certainly

General comments:
Mehdi has been working hard all year, removing Sturgeon, Catfish, and mid range 20 to 40pound grass carp. He has been removing many snags from around the lake and says this winter he will launch a massive winter pruning of many many more branches that enter the lake deeply. The water level is quite low and this should help for Mehdi to get in there with his chainsaw and make the snags much much better. Noone in our grp had any problems with sturgeon or carp trailing leads giving false runs. I found only very mild weed out at range, there was weed around the edges but Mehdi has furnished the lake with a brilliant drag and line, left on the bank. I did my bit and removed all the close in weed from NCB. I always like to help Mehdi when I can. I dont like to fish a swim unless weed and overhanging branches are trimmed. I could have fished plage, but I thought it would be nice to leave that vacant, to ease the open water pressure from L Ance to me, as we were all fishing with bait boats. I think it paid off as wes took big fish and Sam taking Ghost Common at 54and half. Him holding that fish in water was just meant to be 😁 Alex is a top angler in a top swim but it. Didnt happen for him in Birches ( my swim of choice so productive in the past) he and sam spombed out to save room in an estate car, but they should have had more fish. Not sure what the problem was, Cliff finally had a 40+ with us and took a mid 40+ just to demonstrate it was no fluke. Great bit of fishing for him in a challenging swim.
“Pop it in Pete’s” 48
Sat 21st Sep to Sat 28th Sep 2019 John Allen 48lb 4oz



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