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Holiday date:
Sat 10th Aug to Sat 17th Aug 2019
Name of customer:
Paul Goodfellow
Number of anglers:
5
Details of your catches:
5 fishing. 40 fish in total = 1625lb + a bream.

Swim 1, 11 fish = 38,10 pb- 30,8 - 32 - 38,8 - 37 - 38 - 47,8 pb - 37 common - 43 - 40,4 - 46. All mirrors apart from the common + 1 bream.

Swim 2, 10 fish = 44,12 pb - 42,8 - 43,8 - 39,8 - 50,8 pb - 52,8 pb - 43,8 - 40 - 35 - 53.9 pb all mirrors.

Swim 3, 5 fish = 36,8 pb - 44,8 pb - 37,10 - 37 - 44,4 all mirrors.

Swim 4, 3 fish = 43,1 pb - 35, 42,8 all mirrors.

Swim 5, 11 fish = grassy 22,8 pb - 50,8 pb - grassy 28,2 pb - 42 - grassy 19,8 - 47,4 - 38,5 - grassy 28,8 pb - 50,2 - 51,2 pb - 49,12 mirrors + 4 grass carp.


Your best tactics/bait/rigs:
Lots of different rigs tried, all worked well if presented well. Snowman bottom baits worked really well as long as it was wrapped or plastic. The carp seem to have there favourite spots and if you didn’t drop rig right on it we didn’t get bites. Far bank as everyone else says. I would recommend buying the particle from Mehdi as it kept carp in spots or brought them back on the spots.

This water is amazing as long as you don’t think you can cast a rod then sit on your hands. Keep baiting little but often and recast/baitboat fairly often. Only really had two carp at night from swim four the rest were all early hours from 6am ish to 8pm ish. Slayer baits, mainline and Karl in swim 4 makes his own which also caught fish in swim 1 when richy ran out lol.

Were the facilities what you expected?
Perfect for a fishing holiday, this is not a 5 star holiday so don’t moan when there is no toilet paper. Shower every day was a dream plus everything else you need, freezer,fridge etc.
Were you happy with them?
Yes absolutely fine.
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
100% yes, looking to book again asap.
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes definitely

General comments:
Mehdi is a sound guy and will answer any questions you have and help out in any way he can. Poisson Chat to us were not a problem, only 5 caught and 1 pulled in on a lost rig from someone else. Wrap the baits or use plastic and you might get a couple of beeps but then they leave it alone.

Next door pond can be noisy but I think we made as much noise when we caught the pbs lol, so not an issue for me personally.
Another pb on Friday
Sat 10th Aug to Sat 17th Aug 2019 Paul Goodfellow 53lb 9oz
Pb grass carp for Bruce
Sat 10th Aug to Sat 17th Aug 2019 Paul Goodfellow 28lb 8oz
Only common for Richy
Sat 10th Aug to Sat 17th Aug 2019 Paul Goodfellow 37lb


Holiday date:
Sat 27th Jul to Sat 3rd Aug 2019
Name of customer:
Russ Canning
Number of anglers:
3
Details of your catches:
Dale peg 2
50lb mirror
38lb mirror
35lb mirror
30lb mirror
48lb mirror
37lb common
41lb linear
39lb mirror peg 1
54lb mirror
36lb mirror peg 2
38lb mirror
39lb mirror
51lb mirror peg 1
49lb mirror
Lost 1 peg 1
X6 chat
585lb

Kirk peg 4
32.8lb mirror
45lb mirror
24lb grassy
X1 Tench
X2 chat
Rat
101lb

Russ peg 3
38lb common
37lb mirror
48lb mirror
46lb mirror
20lb mirror
40lb mirror
34lb mirror
41lb mirror
17lb common
37lb mirror
45lb mirror
35lb mirror
45lb mirror
46lb mirror
Lost 3
X1 Bream
X2 chat
Rat
529lb

Your best tactics/bait/rigs:
Anything as long as it was shrink wrapped.. snowman’s and wafters.. work hard and you’ll catch them.

Were the facilities what you expected?
Better than we expected
Were you happy with them?
Yes very happy
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yes would recommend. Thinking about rebooking in the winter
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes

General comments:
We had major trouble with our engine. Medhi drove us around a couple of days to help with translation etc to get van sorted and helped us get some shopping in. True gentleman!!
One of the 50’s out the 3 he had.
Sat 27th Jul to Sat 3rd Aug 2019 Russ Canning  

Sat 27th Jul to Sat 3rd Aug 2019 Russ Canning 48lb

Sat 27th Jul to Sat 3rd Aug 2019 Russ Canning  


Holiday date:
Sat 13th Jul to Sat 20th Jul 2019
Name of customer:
Aaron Ludlow
Number of anglers:
5
Details of your catches:
12 fish
1x 50 , 4x 40s , 5x 30s , 1x 20 , 1x double

4 fish lost!

Your best tactics/bait/rigs:
Different tactics worked, half the fish came from the washing line method, using the bait spoon to drop under trees on far margin. Casting to fizzing worked also. 50% of the takes came within minutes of going out, hand full of bait over each rod!!! . Ronnie rigs, blowback rigs, bottom bait rigs all worked.
Bait..... cell, dna bait, odyssey xxx, nutcracker

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

General comments:
Lovely lake, Mehdi is a lovely guy and made us feel right at home. Poisson Chat were challenging at times but we knew that when we booked it. Huge fish will be back!!!
Fox common
Sat 13th Jul to Sat 20th Jul 2019 Aaron Ludlow 56lb 8oz

Sat 13th Jul to Sat 20th Jul 2019 Aaron Ludlow 47lb 8oz

Sat 13th Jul to Sat 20th Jul 2019 Aaron Ludlow 45lb 12oz


Holiday date:
Sat 6th Jul to Sat 13th Jul 2019
Name of customer:
Andrew Gilbert
Number of anglers:
4
Details of your catches:
Anglers: Lee Heath, Stewart Cliff, Mark Gilbert and Andrew Gilbert
mirrors: 34, 38.12, 44, 34, 39, 40, 53.9, 45.4, 51.9, 53.8, 44.8, 38.4
commons: 18, 41.7
One bream

Your best tactics/bait/rigs:
Everything from pop up's to fake corn worked. Boilies used were air dried for several months, although towards the end of the week we did start using a few of the nash pineapple boilies (which are incredibly soft) without any extra attention from the poisson chat. All hookbaits were shrink wrapped, but by the end of the week we didn't bother as any retrieved baits showed no sign of being nibbled.

Tactics wise it was mainly to position rigs on the far margin where the lake bed began to rise up. Nothing was presented really tight as the far margin begins its accent a reasonable distance out. Personally for myself in swim 2 there's a really nice feature quite a distance from the rear margin that did all of my runs.

Were the facilities what you expected?
Yeah they were perfect for what we needed, plenty of fridge and freezer room.
Were you happy with them?
Yes
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
I certainly would
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes without hesitation

General comments:
I will be completely honest with the following statements and I don't want to contradict whats been previously said, but this is exactly how we found our week.

With regards to the poisson chat, we barely had any issue. Between the four of us we hooked six chats (a few were monsters) during the week and this was using fish meal boilies and matching popups. We also used sweetcorn as loose feed but decided against using hemp as we were concerned that this may encourage the chats. The weather for our stay was incredibly hot so what chat were in the lake would have been very active. I am sure there is a reasonably sized population of poisson chat in the lake, but for us it really wasn't an issue.

With regards to fish location, we found carp in the far margin the whole way across the lake. All anglers caught so it wasn't a case of one particular swim dominating any other. Bite time seemed to occur around six-ish in the afternoon and then go dead by around midnight (the only morning fish was 7am on the last Saturday while packing up).

I would advise to really pay attention to your line and not so much the indicators as we had a few carp that would give just a single beep on the alarm and the mainline would just tighten up without any movement on the bobbin. Its really important to not disregard these little movements as poisson chat activity. I find if you hook a chat, its more of a jerky pull on your mainline as opposed to a smooth tightening up.

Another observation was the quickness of bites after resting a swim. I decided not to put any rods in swim two until 7pm on Sunday, but steadily applied bait on the spots from Saturday afternoon.

My first cast hit the spot and was off in fifteen minutes. The group lost several fish during the week through the normal means, but we were very satisfied with what we caught. The stamp of carp in this lake is incredible, almost to a point where its spoiled me. If you want the chance of plenty of forties and fifties, this is the lake of your dreams.


Mehdi is one of the nicest people you will ever meet and was there if you needed him, but also gave you your own space. The match lake the other side of the back bank was a bit noisy at times, but of course that's nothing to do with Mehdi or Angling Lines. There's a little grey wild cat that patrols the lake (who apparently is called 'bon bon') who must do a fantastic job of keeping the vermin in check as I only saw one rat all week.

All in all this is one hell of a French carp lake, it can be moody as anything but you know that when you hook one, it's more than likely going to be something very special.

Sat 6th Jul to Sat 13th Jul 2019 Andrew Gilbert  

Sat 6th Jul to Sat 13th Jul 2019 Andrew Gilbert  

Sat 6th Jul to Sat 13th Jul 2019 Andrew Gilbert  


Holiday date:
Sat 22nd Jun to Sat 29th Jun 2019
Name of customer:
Ian Chidley
Number of anglers:
4
Details of your catches:
4 fish caught
49lb 8oz mirror
40lb mirror
37lb mirror
32 mirror

Your best tactics/bait/rigs:
Bottom of shelf far bank, hard to keep any natural bait n the hook for more than half hour. Poisson Chat were a nightmare

Were the facilities what you expected?
All good
Were you happy with them?
Yes
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yes and no. Only early season or later in the year when poisson chat aren't so active.
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes

General comments:
Medhi is a great guy and the venue is fantastic with fish of a life time swimimg in Old Oaks, however although Medhi has worked hard to remove 400 plus kilo of possion Chat that bearly touches how many are in it.
The weather was unbelievably hot from weds hitting 37-40c everyday.
All the fish were caught Sunday to Tuesday. The water temp reached 38 degrees C. The only thing feeding were the chat!! Damn things love hot temp.
Any bait be it particle, boilies, sweetcorn was attacked like piranha shoals, even plastic bait had the hair chewed of three times.
Take plenty of mesh or shrink tube for your baits, you will only be fishing singles as anything you put in will be gone in 5 min.

*Angling Lines note* We are really sorry to hear of your issues this week, whilst we have noticed a massive decline in the numbers of poisson chat, it would appear the weather was really working against you this week. We know that France reached record breaking temperatures which has really affected the fishing all over the country. Thank you for your feedback.



Holiday date:
Sat 8th Jun to Sat 15th Jun 2019
Name of customer:
Michael Hibbert
Number of anglers:
4
Details of your catches:
10 carp, x3 50lb, x3 40lb, x2 30lb x2 teens. Chat and bream

Your best tactics/bait/rigs:
Only options were pop ups or plastic baits, anything on the bottom was destroyed by chats within minutes, even pop ups were attached. Anything they couldn’t eat was knocked about until tangled around debris.

Were the facilities what you expected?
Perfect, all you need for drive and survive.
Were you happy with them?
Yes, no complaints.
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Nice venue with top quality fish if you can get to them. So yes on that basis but would warn them regarding the chats and ensure they are comfortable wrapping baits, plastic or pop ups.
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes, used many times and always hassle free.

General comments:
Medhi top bloke as per other comments, we’ve fished Laroussi twice previously so knew facilities were similar and perfect for what we needed. Chats are a problem even with management by Medhi but guess they are more active than ever at this time of year. It was very swimmy when we went, all fish with exception of 1 pasty came from swim 1, even pasty was caught fishing across towards 1. Nothing elsewhere, but hey that’s fishing.
53lb
Sat 8th Jun to Sat 15th Jun 2019 Michael Hibbert  


Holiday date:
Sat 1st Jun to Sat 8th Jun 2019
Name of customer:
Daniel Sharkey
Number of anglers:
2
Details of your catches:
68.12lb long common
59.01lb fox common
1x 50
6x 40’s
2x 30’s
1x double

Your best tactics/bait/rigs:
Pop ups, hinge stuff rigs, bait little and often

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

General comments:

Long common
Sat 1st Jun to Sat 8th Jun 2019 Daniel Sharkey 68lb 12oz
Fox common
Sat 1st Jun to Sat 8th Jun 2019 Daniel Sharkey 59lb 1oz

Sat 1st Jun to Sat 8th Jun 2019 Daniel Sharkey 49lb 12oz


Holiday date:
Sat 25th May to Sat 1st Jun 2019
Name of customer:
Michael Fletcher
Number of anglers:
5
Details of your catches:
53lb 8oz mirror
40lb common
39lb mirror
36lb mirror x2
18lb common
20lb and 30lb grass carp
Few Poisson chat



Your best tactics/bait/rigs:
Pop ups with rubber toppers wrapped to stop Poisson Chat eating boilies.
Far margin under anything overhanging.
Small amount of bait over every spot every hour to keep bait in the water before small fish clear you out. Cell and partimix

Were the facilities what you expected?
Everything needed was there. Note. Only 3 toilet rolls supplied for 5 people for a week so will need to take your own
Were you happy with them?
Yes
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Few snags in the water and no boat available which can be frustrating as 3 decent fish were lost. Removed two trees from water whilst there to untether a carp in front of swim 1
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes

General comments:
Good weeks fishing although weather was all over the place. We would come again
Mirror swim 1
Sat 25th May to Sat 1st Jun 2019 Michael Fletcher 53lb 8oz
Common from swim 2
Sat 25th May to Sat 1st Jun 2019 Michael Fletcher 40lb 1oz
Mirror from swim 3
Sat 25th May to Sat 1st Jun 2019 Michael Fletcher 39lb 1oz



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