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Laroussi
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72lb
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Holiday date:
Sat 30th Jun to Sat 7th Jul 2018
Name of customer:
Chris Rampling
Number of anglers:
2
Details of your catches:
43.08, 41.10, 31.09, 27.05 Grass Carp
43.10, 40.02, 37.07, 11.01 Mirrors
27.01, 24.08, 24.00, 22.02, 17.14, 17.00 Commons
59.08 Sturgeon
6 Tench upto 8.13
Few carp lost to hook pulls


Your best tactics/bait/rigs:
Mehdi's freshly prepared partiblend with Corn on the rods

Were the facilities what you expected?
To find a cabin with a good shower, toilet, large freezer big enough for ALOT of bait and food, a large fridge big enough for many anglers and fresh running water with a sink was a huge bonus to the trip! We went there for the fish laroussi had to offer so finding these only made the trip even better
Were you happy with them?
Very happy, as said before was a huge bonus to trip
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yes, and planning on returning with more friends
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Very easy to book and angling lines suggested they changed our ferry to shorten our driving without us even asking, which was good.

General comments:
Upon arrival we were greeted by owner Mehdi, who was very welcoming. He explained a few things and let us know how it was fishing. We then set off looking for a swim. Over the week we really had to work at our fishing in order to get bites. We were fortunate enough to be able to change swims which allowed us to move as the fish did. Mehdi mentioned how the previous anglers did well on his partiblend so we bought some off him which chose to be a great move, and allowed us to catch many more fish. Mehdi was a great host over the week and provided us with any information we needed. If your prepared to put in some effort at laroussi you will catch. See you soon, we'll be back!
43lb+ Grass carp
Sat 30th Jun to Sat 7th Jul 2018 Chris Rampling 43lb 8oz
41lb+ Grass carp
Sat 30th Jun to Sat 7th Jul 2018 Chris Rampling 41lb 10oz
59lb+ Sturgeon
Sat 30th Jun to Sat 7th Jul 2018 Chris Rampling 59lb 8oz


Holiday date:
Sat 30th Jun to Sat 7th Jul 2018
Name of customer:
Chris Way
Number of anglers:
2
Details of your catches:
It was a tough week, the conditions were far from ideal with high pressure and temperatures in excess of 30 degrees.

It took a couple days the settle in and begin to get a feel for what the carp were doing on their daily routine. The first thing that became blatantly obvious was that they were not interested in feeding throughout the heat of the day. Whilst walking the banks of Laroussi on that first afternoon, we were sure to look in every nook, cranny, over handing tree, shaded corner etc and each time we looked we found fish. This was a common theme throughout the week, after 10am the fish would make there way from the main body of water in front of Le Chen toward the plentiful snags found around Laroussi's stunning margins.

Now, the opposite happened in the evenings. From around 9pm, you could see the fish making their way back out into the main body of the lake. Every evening they would put on a fantastic display...boshing, rolling, jumping clear from the water, it was as if they were celebrating the coming of the cooler night time temperatures.

You could set your watch by it, my takes came between 0030 - 0130 & then between 0330 -0430. I spent the day time hours with my rods out of the water, resting the swim allowing any fish that were visiting my spots to have a free meal. I was more than happy just wandering the banks watching these massive carp (and catfish) relaxing under the overhanging trees around the margins.

I would make sure that once 1030 came around the rods were in and I would top the spots up with 10-15 spombs, ensuring that there was always bait on the spots. By 1900, I would be putting the rods back out onto the spots ready for the daily migration of the carp back to the open body of water from the snags.

I ended up with 9 carp -
43.10 Mirro
40.02 Mirror
37.07 Mirror
27.00 Common
24.08 Common
24.00 Mirror
22.00 Common
19.14 Common
17.00 Common

Along with 3 tench and a few catfish.


Your best tactics/bait/rigs:
By far the best tactic was Mehdi's home made party blend spodded tightly onto polished gravel spots (there is plenty of gravel to be found on the lake bed, but finding those real heavily polished areas made the difference).

Short hooklinks (4 inches) with a single grain of fake plastic corn and a well balanced sharp hook worked for me.

Resting the swim throughout the day i feel really helped. I know it is hard to wind in as you have spent that money to fish for the week but it will make a difference. These fish get angled for 7 days a week 365 days a year, giving them a break in your swim can only benefit you. I kept my rods out of the water fro around 10 hours a day. Only fishing through the hours of darkness.

Were the facilities what you expected?
The facilities were exactly what you need for a week on the bank. I was pleasantly surprised with the power shower within the hut, really spacious and clean.

The toilet was clean and more than good enough. Remember to take your own toilet roll!

The freezer was huge, I mean massive, you could hide a body in that thing! On more than one occasion I was tempted to sit in it for a while to cool off!

The fridge was perfect, full height fridge with loads of room for food, drinks, even bait.

Fresh running water from inside and outside the hut, a sink inside for washing dishes I even washed my clothes.

There are 4 European plugs perfect for charging all of your electrical devices. Be sure to take your adapters

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Were you happy with them?
Cannot fault it , Mehdi take real pride in every aspect of the lake and its facilities and this is clearly visible.


Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Definitely, planning a return trip in 2020 with a group of us.
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes

General comments:
Overall the lake, facilities & Mehdi were excellent. This was my first trip to France angling so I was apprehensive on what to expect, Laroussi was above and beyond what I could have hoped for.

Sat looking over the lake on a misty sunrise you could easily be sat on an Oxford-shire gravel pit.
Laroussi sunrise
Sat 30th Jun to Sat 7th Jul 2018 Chris Way  
My first 40lb Carp & my French PB
Sat 30th Jun to Sat 7th Jul 2018 Chris Way 43lb 10oz
Final morning 40!
Sat 30th Jun to Sat 7th Jul 2018 Chris Way 40lb 2oz


Holiday date:
Sat 9th Jun to Sat 16th Jun 2018
Name of customer:
Tony Wright
Number of anglers:
2
Details of your catches:
Mirror carp 51, 33, 32
Common 27, 18, 18
Grass carp 51, 42, 41, 40
Tench 6, 7, 8, 9, 9.5, 10

Your best tactics/bait/rigs:
The fish were all showing at range 150-175 yards out, all takes came from a small amout of boilies fished over a handful of hemp

Were the facilities what you expected?
Nice lodge plenty of freezer space and a sink for washing up, showers good too
Were you happy with them?
Yes
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
When we 1st arrived the owner Mehdi took us on a tour of the lake which was very helpful he pointed out all the features. The lake is quite hard but there are lots of big fish in there and they show a lot in the morning so you can find them easily enough, we had a great time
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes

General comments:
A big thanks to Mehdi for being very helpful, the lake is very nice and well kept, we will be back again soon definitely


Holiday date:
Sat 19th May to Sat 26th May 2018
Name of customer:
Mark Strevens
Number of anglers:
5
Details of your catches:
28, 30, 41, 42, 43 G.(2 new PB's) 24M, 26C, 28M, 45lb 8oz C (New PB)
45lb 7oz M (New PB)
54LB C (New PB)
2 x Sturgeons @ 64 & 68Lb (PB's)


Your best tactics/bait/rigs:
Plastic Corn, Yellow Manilla Balanced baits over 1 Handfull Corn and Hemp. Pink Pop up's in small bags

Were the facilities what you expected?
Yes, Big Fridge & Freezer, Good Shower and plenty of charging points.
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:
Once again Mehdi's waters have produced the goods. In my view, I consider Laroussi to be a moderate to hard water. If you want to cast a line and catch fish all day then this water is not for you. If you are prepared to put the effort in then the rewards are there!

With a relatively high pressure, and easterly wind blowing all week, and with a lot of fish spawning , this made it extra hard! The pb Mirror and 2 pb Commons came as a result of moving - effort = reward!

I have now notched up 5 pbs in 2 visits on Mehdi's waters-The results speak for themselves.

we are all looking forward to next year!

Sat 19th May to Sat 26th May 2018 Mark Strevens 45lb 8oz

Sat 19th May to Sat 26th May 2018 Mark Strevens 45lb 8oz

Sat 19th May to Sat 26th May 2018 Mark Strevens 45lb 7oz


Holiday date:
Sat 28th Apr to Sat 5th May 2018
Name of customer:
Darren Gaunt
Number of anglers:
2
Details of your catches:
1 tench, 2 common carp 25lb, 3 cats all 10lb each

Your best tactics/bait/rigs:
Hard going no tactic was better than other from pop ups to fake corn to snow man rigs

Were the facilities what you expected?
Yes
Were you happy with them?
Yea
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Hard venue to fish
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes

General comments:
Hard weeks fishing, Mehdi was brill and helpful
Common carp
Sat 28th Apr to Sat 5th May 2018 Darren Gaunt 25lb


Holiday date:
Sat 21st Apr to Sat 28th Apr 2018
Name of customer:
Paul Lynch
Number of anglers:
3
Details of your catches:
1 x carp
3 x grass carp
1 x sturgeon

Your best tactics/bait/rigs:
Small baiting

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:
Lake is quality. Not for inexperienced.
Garry Hick
Sat 21st Apr to Sat 28th Apr 2018 Paul Lynch 59lb
Paul Lynch
Sat 21st Apr to Sat 28th Apr 2018 Paul Lynch 30lb


Holiday date:
Sat 14th Apr to Sat 21st Apr 2018
Name of customer:
William Chapman
Number of anglers:
4
Details of your catches:
Only 3 grass carp 36.04, 36.02 and 48.12 to myself


Your best tactics/bait/rigs:
None really as carp were not interested

Were the facilities what you expected?
Great as usual
Were you happy with them?
Yes
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
I would but it can be a very frustrating water
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes

General comments:
Very very tough week and slow but mainly due to carp spawning at the end of the week. The sturgeon are a pain as they keep going through your lines whether you fish slack or tight lines moving your rigs from the spots throughout the night which you think are runs. This is my 6th time on laroussi and each time it seems to be getting harder to catch mirror or common carp as I believe that the sturgeon and grass carp are overtaking the lake which is a real shame as there is some lovely mirrors and commons to be had if you can get past the sturgeon or grassys 1st.

*Angling Lines note* We fully appreciate this was a very frustrating week and have discussed the points you have raised with Mehdi at length.

Whilst some weeks see very few sturgeon and grass carp, Mehdi says the grasses were a nuisance in the last couple of weeks because of the hot weather and the carp getting ready to spawn. However, we understand that when the fishing is tougher and the carp aren't on the feed, you don't want to be getting multiple runs from grass carp. He has agreed to reduce the number of these by taking out 20 and 30lb'ers. He now has only 4 sturgeon.

Mehdi also believes the carp have been spooking a lot because the catfish are so big now (6 between 120 to 180lb). He will look to remove some of these too, but not all.

Sat 14th Apr to Sat 21st Apr 2018 William Chapman 48lb 12oz


Holiday date:
Sat 14th Apr to Sat 21st Apr 2018
Name of customer:
Andrew Haigh
Number of anglers:
3
Details of your catches:
Speaking for myself only.
1 x 60lb sturgeon

Your best tactics/bait/rigs:
Nothing worked all week.

Were the facilities what you expected?
Yes they are always great
Were you happy with them?
Yes as always
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yes but explain its not a runs water
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes definitely

General comments:
The weather started off raining for the 1st 2 days then cold nights by tuesday temps were hitting 27 28 degrees but still cold nights.
The lake was virtually dead all week with only 2 or 3 visible fish a day, i was starting to think the fish had been taken out.
The only runs that came were from sturgeon catching lines as they passed.
The day of departure the carp was going ballistic spawning under the trees.
So basically ive wasted a shed load of money and time plus looked forward to this for two years for a week of fishing that was a waste of time.
Its time these venues had a close season in place to let the carp spawn and rest plus minimise the chance of anglers totally wasting there money.
I understand i could have chosen other months but decided on early April to get there before spawning as in the past ive been in May and hit spawning.




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