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Old Oaks
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69lb
5
5
1h 49m Caen


Customer feedback from Old Oaks

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Holiday date:
Sat 1st Dec to Sat 8th Dec 2018
Name of customer:
Stephen Prince
Number of anglers:
4
Details of your catches:
12 fish 2x 50s 4 x40s. Most fish came from pegs 3, 4, 5. The Fox common went 57half lb in lovely condition. And a 56 mirror. 4 anglers

Your best tactics/bait/rigs:
Tactics varied single hookbaits worked in one swim with a few scattered. Where as Baitboat worked in other with quite a bit of bait in boat. All fished to far margin. Baits that did Manila and cell

Were the facilities what you expected?
Yes facilities were spot on. Everything sound
Were you happy with them?
Yes . Very happy :-)
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yes great venue with some stunning fish in there. And the bailiff is a lovely chap very friendly. And helpful :-)
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes definitely

General comments:
Overall great week . Knew it was going to be tough . But stuck to it worked hard and we all had rewards. So very happy.
Fox common
Sat 1st Dec to Sat 8th Dec 2018 Stephen  Prince 57lb 8oz
Mirror carp
Sat 1st Dec to Sat 8th Dec 2018 Stephen  Prince 56lb 2oz
Common carp
Sat 1st Dec to Sat 8th Dec 2018 Stephen  Prince 47lb 2oz


Holiday date:
Sat 10th Nov to Sat 17th Nov 2018
Name of customer:
Nicolas Delcolle
Number of anglers:
4
Details of your catches:
26 fish in total with 7 fifties including the fox common with a average of 43ib and collective weight of 1120lb.

Your best tactics/bait/rigs:
Various tactics from each anglers included baiting heavy and tight to zonal spread and small traps seem to work very well, the fish were in the mid columns most of time in there safety zone and not been tempted by zigs, as the previous trip seen peg 2 dominated this wasn’t the case as the fish were spread out and at times right under your rod tips!!!
The baits we used were cell, live system, nutcracker and Manila, snowman to singles and fake corn accounted for all captures.

*poisson chat * Obviously from previous feedback we were concerned and catered for eventuality of combating the problem, we knew water temps had dropped so there activity would be minimal, but I must say is that we hardly had any problems with them at all!!!! The poisson chat have always be present in old oaks for a number of years and lengthy summers have made them thrive but medhi has started to reduce them massively in setting traps in each pegs with fish meal paste which he empties regular with great results which in turn will reduce them considerably not causing the angler problem in return thus not affecting fish weights and the addition of predator will contain the problem!!! All fish caught were all in tip top condition!

Were the facilities what you expected?
All as expected and everything you need
Were you happy with them?
Again overall very happy with the facilities, it’s a drive and survive
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Definitely would recommend this venue to anyone, it has and does what it says on the tin and more, a few teething problems this term but well on the way to being cured
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Angling lines always delivered

General comments:
Fantastic week with pb’s broken. The escape from reality is what’s its all about.
Fox common
Sat 10th Nov to Sat 17th Nov 2018 Nicolas Delcolle 56lb 12oz

Sat 10th Nov to Sat 17th Nov 2018 Nicolas Delcolle 54lb 1oz

Sat 10th Nov to Sat 17th Nov 2018 Nicolas Delcolle 53lb 7oz


Holiday date:
Sat 20th Oct to Sat 27th Oct 2018
Name of customer:
Richard Clarke
Number of anglers:
3
Details of your catches:
We had 21 fish between the biggest being the 55.5lb fox common.

Your best tactics/bait/rigs:
We used a variety of methods to try to avoid the dreaded poisson chat. Plastic baits were best but real boiles caught the bigger fish if they stayed on long enough.

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:
A good week considering the cold weather and high pressure.
Steves mirror
Sat 20th Oct to Sat 27th Oct 2018 Richard Clarke 55lb 2oz
Mikes mirror
Sat 20th Oct to Sat 27th Oct 2018 Richard Clarke 52lb 8oz


Holiday date:
Sat 6th Oct to Sat 13th Oct 2018
Name of customer:
Barry Moore
Number of anglers:
4
Details of your catches:
51 fish between 4 anglers - the most caught in a week since the lake opened 13 years ago.
50's x 3 - up to 52lb 8oz - this fish was caught 2 nights in a row by the same angler - Me
40's x 18
30's x 20
20's x 3
Doubles x 4
Grass x 3
Bream and chat

Your best tactics/bait/rigs:
Fishing for a bite at a time, hook baits wrapped or used plastic baits. over hemp, sweetcorn, party blend, pellet, boillie.
No point baiting heavy as chats were on the bait as soon as it was dropped, loads of liners.
A lot of the bites were instance, as we believe the carp had no choice but to eat there and then or they would go hungry as chat's would clear the bait. We did have bites 4, 5, 12 hours after putting baits out, but we believe by this time we were fishing single hook baits


Were the facilities what you expected?
Yes, been before
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:
Lovely lake, hard fighting fish, no sleep, but all had a great time.


Holiday date:
Sat 29th Sep to Sat 6th Oct 2018
Name of customer:
Glen Stephens
Number of anglers:
4
Details of your catches:
44 carp caught
Peg 4, 2 fifties, 6 fourties, 13 thirties, 3 upper twenties, 1 double
Peg 3, 6 thirties, 3 fourties
Peg 2, 3 thirties
Peg 1, 1 forties, 6 thirties


Your best tactics/bait/rigs:
Various rigs used, 24mm wrapped boilies, wrapped snowman plastic baits, poisson chat were a pain from the off, if baits weren't wrapped they didn't last 15 mins, arma mesh not as good

Were the facilities what you expected?
Clean and functional
Were you happy with them?
Yes, more than satisfactory
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yes definitely
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes definitely

General comments:
Good stock of large fish, poisson chat are a pain, shops not far away and very easy to get to mostly motor ways

*Angling Lines note* Mehdi has now invested in a further 5 poisson chat traps which are designed to trap up to 10kg per trap per day. We believe this will make a difference for anglers next year.

Sat 29th Sep to Sat 6th Oct 2018 Glen Stephens 52lb 7oz

Sat 29th Sep to Sat 6th Oct 2018 Glen Stephens 51lb 5oz


Holiday date:
Sat 22nd Sep to Sat 29th Sep 2018
Name of customer:
Daniel Tuplin
Number of anglers:
2
Details of your catches:
Had a decent week considering the weather conditions
Total tally
7- 30s
17- 40s
3- 50s

Your best tactics/bait/rigs:
Fishing for one bite at a time

Were the facilities what you expected?
Yes facilities were very good
Were you happy with them?
Yes
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Absolutely the fish speak for themselves
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes most definitely, very easy to use, very good service

General comments:
Very nice place owner is a very nice man and very approachable but it’s all about the fish they are huge

Sat 22nd Sep to Sat 29th Sep 2018 Daniel Tuplin 44lb

Sat 22nd Sep to Sat 29th Sep 2018 Daniel Tuplin 56lb 12oz

Sat 22nd Sep to Sat 29th Sep 2018 Daniel Tuplin 44lb 10oz


Holiday date:
Sat 15th Sep to Sat 22nd Sep 2018
Name of customer:
John Collison
Number of anglers:
4
Details of your catches:
Colin in 1 - 43 :00
John in 2 - 50:08, 30:00, 50:08, 42:00, 37:08
Phil in 5 - 36:00 , 32:00 moved to 3 - 42:00 , 41:00 , 37:00 , 36:00.
Rich in 4 - 47:00 , 32:00 , 35:00 , 37:00 , 42:00 , 40:00.
TOTAL = 18

Your best tactics/bait/rigs:
After 24 hours it was clear that any type of boilie was a big mistake as the Poisson Chat were active in enormous numbers. Even meshed up or plastic coated failed to stop them. Even with stiff, pop - ups and 360 rigs the traces got tangled up by chat attacks.
Only our opinion of course but we were restricted to plastic corn and feeding only with sweetcorn / seed. Anything else just attracted the chats. Luckily we are all experienced anglers and came prepared.
We didn't do badly but unlike a previous trip, the carp were not holding up in 1 and 5 and patrolling between. A big % came from a far margin bait boat drop within minutes of the bait boat returning. If you didn't get a run in a matter of a couple of minutes it would probably sit there for 12 hours without action. So, I guess the fish were inactive and holed up and if you landed on their head you got a take but otherwise we didn't experience steady movement of fish all week.
Suprising really as you would have thought the carp would be moving a lot in order to scavenge for food before the chats got there.
Quick footnote; I came prepared with a lot of sweetcorn and pineapple favoured milk/ seed based 18mm boilies. These were loaded with Butyric Acid which Carp like but allegedly Chat don't. Maybe they don't like a boilie with Butyric Acid content but if a 1,000 chat each take a nibble and spew up …… your boilie is still gone. Get my drift? It's plastic only.

Were the facilities what you expected?
Couldn't fault the facilities at all ….. clean tidy lodge with spacious freezer and fridge.
Shower top drawer ….. loads of hot water 24/7. Ample plug points with French and UK sockets. Toilet flush actually repaired in 24 hours of our arrival.
Were you happy with them?
Absolutely.
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
With reservations. Unless the Poisson Chat are tackled quickly things will only get worse and it is very hard to see how those great big fighting fish can survive while in competition with the chat. We did nothing to feed the carp while we are there.
Only sparcely baiting with sweetcorn, ….and carbs won't do much for their waist line.
I used 2-3kg of boilies over 3 rods all week and took rest home and it was same with the other 3 guys.
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes ….. very organised and efficient service

General comments:
As so many people have commented, Medhi is a super guy. Very layback and when happy with you will leave you alone. Perfect.
However, I suspect there are no immediate plans to tackle the chat problem ( in nearly 30 years of fishing in France I havn't seen worse and stayed) until bookings start to fail.
If nature takes it's current course the chat will just get more numerous and the carp will drop weight. I genuinely hope I'm wrong as it's a great venue with a terrific head of carp in perfect condition.
Bit sad to see quite a lot of plastic, line, tubing , braid and general angling debris in all the swims. We picked the vast majority of it up and removed literally hundreds of yards of line from trees and bushes. Just don't understand 1) How you can leave it in the first place or 2) Look at it all week. Medhi is a terrific guy and doesn't deserve to be insulted this way.

*Angling Lines note* Mehdi is aware of the poisson chat having been particularly prolific this season - a long hot season meant perfect conditions for them to thrive. He intends to regulate them by trapping and adding some predators to help naturally balance the numbers.


Holiday date:
Sat 1st Sep to Sat 8th Sep 2018
Name of customer:
Darren Oates
Number of anglers:
3
Details of your catches:
1 x 20
6 x 30’s
4 x 40’s
2 x 50’s

Your best tactics/bait/rigs:
Plastic baits and pop ups also using a baitboat helped....we felt the carp shied away from big beds of bait.

Were the facilities what you expected?
Yes, facilities available were just what we needed, we took a microwave with us as well!
Were you happy with them?
Yes, the table wasn’t wonky at all and there was also a toilet roll holder present lol shower was perfect!
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Most definitely - we will be back
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Without a doubt

General comments:
It was a slow week but we kept plodding on and eventually got amongst some of the fish which reside in Old Oaks.
First blood
Sat 1st Sep to Sat 8th Sep 2018 Darren Oates 51lb
Chris with his new PB
Sat 1st Sep to Sat 8th Sep 2018 Darren Oates 51lb 2oz
Tooleys common
Sat 1st Sep to Sat 8th Sep 2018 Darren Oates 36lb 6oz



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