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Customer name
Lee & Rob
Venue
Birch Lake
Date of holiday
09/09/2017
Number of anglers
2
Brief details of your catches
Lee Mirrors: 35lb 8oz, 32lb, 19lb. Wels' catfish; 6 cats 18lb to 72lb. Rob Mirrors: 38lb, 19lb, 21lb. Common: 31lb. Wels' catfish: 9 cats to 72lbs.
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Fished margins, best bait Krill. Most caught at night.
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.
Thanks Paul and Hazel. See you next year!
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Customer name
Richard
Venue
Birch Lake
Date of holiday
23/09/2017
Number of anglers
2
Brief details of your catches
We had 6 cats up to 83lb. Lost 3 others.
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
The cats seemed to be in the deeper water and we had two takes as the bait fell from the bait boat!!!! Cats on yellow pop ups and peperramie .
Were the facilities what you expected?
Facilities were all as the description and better.
Were you happy with them?
Very happy
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yes
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes
Paul and Hazel are really great hosts and always helpful. Shame about the acorns falling in the lake all week as since getting home have found out this can affect the carp's feeding. No one's fault, its nature.


Customer name
Daniel zevka
Venue
Birch Lake
Date of holiday
22/09/2017
Number of anglers
2
Brief details of your catches
7 carp to 39 lb , loads and loads of cats to 61 lb
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
We found after a few days a single hook bait was doing the trick , cats took anything and everything they could get their greedy mouths on
Were the facilities what you expected?
Facilities was perfect , nice toilet , nice hot shower , tv bed if u want it . Lovely place with some lovely wildlife around
Were you happy with them?
Yes Paul and hazel brilliant
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
100 per cent , lakes to yourselfs , perfect
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes
Very good venue . Fishing’s fishing if u got the luck you’re catching
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Customer name
Carl and Neil
Venue
Birch Lake
Date of holiday
16/09/2017
Number of anglers
2
Brief details of your catches
Carl Mirrors: 30lb 5oz, 26lb, 32lb 12oz, 31lb 4oz. Commons: 21lb 5oz, 30lb 3oz, Wel's catfish: 29lb 2oz, 39lb, 35lb, 42lb 2oz. Neil Mirror: 31lb 8oz Common; 32lb 12oz Wel's catfish: 66lb 12oz.
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Snowmen fished over pellet, corn and freebies.
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
Thanks!
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Customer name
Dominic and Amy
Venue
Birch Lake
Date of holiday
02/09/2017
Number of anglers
2
Brief details of your catches
Dom Mirrors : 17lb, 32lb 12oz, 22lb 6oz, 31lb, 24lb 7oz. Wels’ catfish: 53lb 2oz, 89lb 8oz, 49lb. Amy Mirrors: 29lb 8oz, 32lb 8oz, 29lb, 21lb 6oz. Commons: 28lb 2oz, 38lb 6oz. Wels’ catfish: 37lb plus a kitten.
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Tiger Nut boilies and sweetcorn Simple hair rigs and light baiting Matching wafters on the hair
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.
Great week, finished too early!
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Customer name
Jason and lucas
Venue
Birch Lake
Date of holiday
12/08/2017
Number of anglers
2
Brief details of your catches
lucas (age 10) - 27lb mirror, 22lb mirror. Cats- 81lb 3 (pb) 44lb, 38lb 2 and 3 doubles. Jason - 32lb mirror, 21lb mirror, 32lb common. Cats 80lb, 45lb, 42lb, 27lb and 3 doubles
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
All fish were caught under the trees from both the near and far margins. All on 20mm scopex boilies bait boated out with a handful of freebies. The largest cat was on a 1/2 inch cube of span 6ft from the near margin.i strongly recommend night fishing as this was when most fish were caught.
Were the facilities what you expected?
Better than expected, was great to have somewhere to chill out of the bivvy for a while (especially with kids) cook food so no need to pack stoves and cooking gear.excellent.
Were you happy with them?
Couldn't be happier
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Would definitely recommend to anyone. Not necessarily an easy lake, but get it right and the rewards are there. Quality lake, quality fishing, quality hosts.
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Always do. Booked different venues on many accasions and never had any issues. Hassle free booking system and venues have always met and exceeded expectations.
What a week! Great location, beautiful lake and fantastic hosts. Fishing second to none, some really big fish to put the cherry on the cake.
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Customer name
The Milbanks
Venue
Birch Lake
Date of holiday
29/07/2017
Number of anglers
3
Brief details of your catches
Scot (Lenny the Ribbon) Mirrors: 31lb, 30lb 8oz, 24lb, 27lb. Common: 25lb Grass carp: 24lb, 25lb. Wels' catfish: 40lb 5oz, 38lb, 24lb plus four kittens up to 15lb. Emily (fished days only) Mirror: 26lb 8oz (pb) Wels': 37lb 8oz(pb), 37lb 8oz (pb), 36lb, 31lb 8oz, 30lb 8oz plus three kittens up to 15lb. Lisa (fished for 1 hour) Wels' 12lb 8oz.
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Mainly fishing for carp but had a lot of fun with the catfish, even though we lost a few. Tried all sorts of methods, all seemed to work.
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.
Excellent week!
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Customer name
Ray and Mark
Venue
Birch Lake
Date of holiday
01/07/2017
Number of anglers
2
Brief details of your catches
Ray Mirrors: 35lb 2oz, 18lb. Wels' catfish: 80lb (personal best) plus three kittens. Mark Mirror: 30lb Grass carp: 25lb (personal best) Wels' catfish: 32lb 15oz, 28lb 12oz, 37lb, plus two kittens.
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
All caught on wafters apart from 1 Wels' on luncheon meat. Near and far margin at Dam end.
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.
Paul and Hazel always helpful. We will be back next year!
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Customer name
Gary and Tim
Venue
Birch Lake
Date of holiday
10/06/2017
Number of anglers
2
Brief details of your catches
Mirrors: 36lb 8oz, 22lb, 23lb, 22lb, 39lb. Common: 28lbl Cats: 31lb, 24lb, 44lb, 30lb, 36lb plus four doubles.
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
All carp on 20mm Red Ammo boilies on the bottom. Cats from everything including chods. Heave groundbait from chopped boiiles from bait boat
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
Good fishing!
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Customer name
DERRICK SCOTT
Venue
Birch Lake
Date of holiday
22/04/2017
Number of anglers
1
Brief details of your catches
1Cat 44lb 1 Mirror 35.5lb
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Pop ups
Were the facilities what you expected?
Lovely & clean
Were you happy with them?
yes
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
yes
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Have done already
Hard week weather wise, even some snow, fish just were not really on the feed but that's fishing, Hazel & Paul extremely nice, a pleasure to meet.
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Customer name
Gareth Blacker
Venue
Birch Lake
Date of holiday
03/09/2016
Number of anglers
1
Brief details of your catches
4 commons up to 30lb and 6 cats up to 70lb
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
boilies over pellet to far margins
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
There was supposed to be three of us fishing but other two went up to eagles as it was empty. Food was great, weather boiling.
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Customer name
The Brett Family
Venue
Birch Lake
Date of holiday
27/08/2016
Number of anglers
3
Brief details of your catches
We had a great week caught a 24lb 8oz Grass carp A 32lb 8oz Mirror Carp and 15 Cats to 66lb 8oz 2 x 40+ 2 x 35+ 3 x 20+
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
PVA bags or a handful of bait bait boated to far margin, lthe two argest cats caught 2 rod legnths out on Luncheon meat
Were the facilities what you expected?
Yes
Were you happy with them?
Yes very
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
yes
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
yes
A lovely peaceful venue with superb facilities and great hosts!
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Customer name
Ade and Chaz
Venue
Birch Lake
Date of holiday
28/05/2016
Number of anglers
2
Brief details of your catches
Mirror carp: 30lb 8oz, 33lb. Common carp: 36lb, 25lb. Wels' catfish: 32lb, 26lb.
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Carp on Citruz and Krill pop-ups. Cats on luncheon meat.
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.
Fantastic venue, great hosts, we will be back!
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Customer name
Stephen and Della
Venue
Birch Lake
Date of holiday
06/08/2016
Number of anglers
1
Brief details of your catches
Wels' catfish: 80lb, 15lb, 5lb, 32lb, 72lb 5oz, 80lb (pb). Mirror carp: 38lb, 28lb. Common 18lb.
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Boilies for the carp. Catfish, don't miss the takes, once a take is missed catfish don't seem to come back for the same bait.
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.
Great week!


Customer name
The Howcroft Family
Venue
Birch Lake
Date of holiday
21/05/2016
Number of anglers
3
Brief details of your catches
Dave 20lb 3oz, 40lb, 72lb (pb), 40lb, Fred 40lb, 50lb, 41lb. Jan 27lb, 10lb, 32lb.
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Luncheon meat, big halibut pellets.
Were the facilities what you expected?
Excellent, everything in the lodge for our comfort.
Were you happy with them?
Yes.
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yes.
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes.
We concentrated on the cats. Dave was very happy with his pb cat.
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Customer name
Mark Germani & Mike Abbott
Venue
Birch Lake
Date of holiday
11/06/2016
Number of anglers
2
Brief details of your catches
Common carp 39lb 10oz to Mike (three fish also lost due to hook pulls) Catfish 24lb 7oz to Mark
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Floatfished sweetcorn for stalking in the shallows. Mainline Hybrid boilies under the far canopy of trees in the main part of the lake. House pellets also used. A bait boat is essential for getting baits under the tree canopy.
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
Paul and Hazel proved to be excellent hosts. Nothing was too much trouble and they went out of their way to help us whilst leaving us to get on with the fishing. Unfortunately one cannot book the weather and the exceptional rain made the fishing very hard indeed. Many fish seen and heard, only a couple caught. This is a private, quiet venue with a great deal of cover which affords ample opportunity to stalk fish.


Customer name
Matthew Truman
Venue
Birch Lake
Date of holiday
26/09/2015
Number of anglers
3
Brief details of your catches
Commons: 36lb 4oz (pb), 32lb 8oz, 23lb, 20lb, 18lb Mirrors: 35lb 2oz, 32lb, 18lb, 4lb
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Cell chops, Krill boilies, Northern Specials Baited under far bank trees and near aerator, allowed time for fish to move in before putting lines on them.
Were the facilities what you expected?
Yes, chalet was immaculate and well equipped.
Were you happy with them?
Yes
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yes, although perhaps a month earlier in the year.
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes, very efficient
Very peaceful and picturesque location, mainly due to surrounding trees. However, these also prevent any sunlight reaching the non-fishing bank and most of the lake. This reduced both the air and water temperature compared to the other lakes. All fish caught within 50m of dam wall, very little showing in middle or shallow end.
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Customer name
Leigh and James
Venue
Birch Lake
Date of holiday
29/08/2015
Number of anglers
2
Brief details of your catches
Leigh Commons: 33lb (pb), 31lb, 31lb, Mirrors: 26lb, 19lb 5oz. Grass carp: 26lb (pb) Wels' catfish: 55lb, 10lb and a kitten. James Commons: 31lb (pb), 23lb, Mirrors: 31lb (pb), 23lb, 23lb 5oz, Wels' catfish: 47lb, 39lb.
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Light baiting, several spots along far margin. The carp seemed to follow the sun. Corn, pellet, Nash 'The Key' hookbaits, Solar CNC. Simple knotless knot mono rigs.
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.
Massive thanks to Paul and Hazel and Gizmo, for another amazing weeks fishing.
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Customer name
Arthur Napier
Venue
Birch Lake
Date of holiday
01/08/2015
Number of anglers
3
Brief details of your catches
1 x common carp 221b 2 x mirror carp 21 1b , and 26 1b 1 x cat fish x 26 1b
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
boiles kril squid sweetcorn halibut
Were the facilities what you expected?
the facilities were comfortable
Were you happy with them?
yes we were very happy with the facilities to have hot showers when and a place to chill out it was brilliant
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
i would recommend this venue to friends experienced and none experienced
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
yes i would recommend your services to friends
first time we fished for carp and catfish and found the experience very enjoyable it was relaxing and peaceful and we were happy with the facilities Paul and hazel were great hosts and to our amazement we even caught some fish that was great would recommend it to friends and family defiantly will book again
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Customer name
Martin Sontag
Venue
Birch Lake
Date of holiday
13/06/2015
Number of anglers
1
Brief details of your catches
37 fish in total from 15lbs to 37lb 7oz. 36 carp, 1 cat. 6 x 30's 26 x 20's 5 doubles Session finished Friday morning.
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Find the fish! The carp have a routine, work this out and the rewards are there.
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.
Cheers Paul and Hazel, great hosts!
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Customer name
Ryan and Chris
Venue
Birch Lake
Date of holiday
02/05/2015
Number of anglers
2
Brief details of your catches
Chris Mirrors: 37lb 15oz (pb), 34lb 11oz, 24lb 8oz. Commons: 30lb 12oz (pb), 32lb 14oz (new pb) Wels' catfish: 84lb (pb), Ryan Mirrors: 24lb (pb), 22lb 12oz, Commons: 17lb 4oz, 21lb 7oz, 23lb 5oz. Grass carp: 24lb 8oz (pb). Wels' catfish: 12lb 14oz, 19lb 7oz (pb)
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
KD rig Chod rig.
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
Great lake with some great fish to be had. Best weeks fishing ever. Thank you!
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Customer name
Mark & Ryan
Venue
Birch Lake
Date of holiday
25/04/2015
Number of anglers
2
Brief details of your catches
Mark Cats - kitten, 27lb 6oz, 48lb 4oz, 53lb 4oz, 77lb 3oz (PB) Carp - 27lb 3oz common Ryan Cats - 27lb 8oz (PB), 27lb 4oz Carp - 29lb 9oz Mirror, 36lb 13 oz Common, 37lb 4oz Mirror (PB)
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
snowman and 50/50 cell/popup
Were the facilities what you expected?
only used for showering but excellent
Were you happy with them?
good quality
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
yes
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
yes
2nd Year on the complex and just booked a third! Good 1st couple of days however the rain started on the third day and didn't stop once and the fish went off the feed over most of the complex - guess you cant book the weather! Paul and Hazel were fantastic and the food package was brilliant again!
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Customer name
nigel
Venue
Birch Lake
Date of holiday
11/04/2015
Number of anglers
3
Brief details of your catches
Caught approx 40 carp Caught around 6 cats 20 x 30lb plus 4 x 40lb plus lots of 20's Biggest cat at 40lb plus Biggest common at 37lb plus Biggest mirror at 43lb plus
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Best method were lilttle bait with balanced baits or pop up rigs carpbaitsolutions Xlnt as1 entice
Were the facilities what you expected?
Yes great everything you need to enjoy your stay
Were you happy with them?
Yes very happy
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yes I would and I will be returning
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes
Very happy with the fishing and the lake. Great food Very silty lake bed enjoy great weeks fishing


Customer name
Paul and Chris
Venue
Birch Lake
Date of holiday
27/09/2014
Number of anglers
2
Brief details of your catches
Commons: 34lb 4oz, 22lb 11oz. Mirrors: 32lb. Grass carp: 17lb. Wels' catfish: 42lb 5oz, 40lb 6oz, 41lb 11oz, 32lb, 51lb pb.
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
PVA bags rowed under trees. 51lb pb cat caught on luncheon meat
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.
Brilliant week! See you in 2015!
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Customer name
Jeff Hall
Venue
Birch Lake
Date of holiday
07/06/2014
Number of anglers
3
Brief details of your catches
Largest fish was 43.1lb landed with a 37.1 to follow two well conditioned common carp. A number of other carp were caught mostly in the 20 to 30lb bracket Cats were also numerous with the largest tipping 35lb however ther were a number of fish carp and cats that were hooked but not landed.Operater errors.
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Most fish were caught on boilies of verious scents and we found that loading the boats with pettets, sweetcorn and other allowed atractions boilies/snowmen done the trick. Meat was not freely used however we found towards the end of the week that this also does well. the tactics used were sit and wait for reward.
Were the facilities what you expected?
Excellant. The accommodation was spotless although we found that bivvying up and using this accomodation for essentials was the best way to go and have more time fishing
Were you happy with them?
Very happy
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yes
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes
Had a very memorable stay. pegs were well big enough for bivvies and clean of any litter. The hosts paul and Hazel could not do enough for us and apart from two visits daily we were left to enjoy our stay. the bank side meals were to die for and if you take them you will not need the BBQ that is on site. Although the far side of the lake had over groing trees we had no snags at all.


Customer name
J A Hall
Venue
Birch Lake
Date of holiday
07/06/2014
Number of anglers
2
Brief details of your catches
43.1 lb common carp 37. lb common 27. lb common 35.lb Cat 25.lb cat These being the biggest caught however many other carp and cats were caught
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Take your pick on baits used without teaching you to suck eggs load your boats up with pellets and sweet corn to entice some atractivness. We used all sorts of boilies as singles or snowmen. The biggest Cat came on half a tin of meat and in quick time. the 43.1 carp on single strawberry boilie so take your pick
Were the facilities what you expected?
Excellent the hosts Paul and Hazel could not have been more helpfull. Sorry there are no picks the cameras both decided to pack up on the first day.
Were you happy with them?
Completely
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yes
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes
Quite a long drive from east Yorkshire however it was well worth the wait and the distance travelled. The pegs were well big enough as well as being clean. We were not bothered by wardens every 10 minutes but were lelt to get on with our fishing. The warden visited twice daily


Customer name
Ray, Mark and Colin
Venue
Birch Lake
Date of holiday
14/06/2014
Number of anglers
3
Brief details of your catches
Ray Commons: 28lb 4oz, 32lb. Grass carp: 28lb 12oz (pb) Mirror: 21lb Catfish: 21lb, 10lb, 21lb, 28lb, 11lb, 26lb. Colin (75 years of age) Common: 29lb 8oz (pb) Catfish: 56lb (pb), 6lb and lost a very big one. Mark Common: 31lb Catfish: 52lb (pb), 43lb, 29lb plus lost a big one.
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Snowman hookbaits accounted for most of carp and cats with three cats and one carp on luncheon meat (half a tin size).
Were the facilities what you expected?
Excellent.
Were you happy with them?
Yes, very.
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yes.
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes.
Paul and Hazel as always the perfect hosts and we look forward to our next trip. Fishing was excellent with four new PB's - what more could we ask for?
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Customer name
Rob, Rick and Tom
Venue
Birch Lake
Date of holiday
17/05/2014
Number of anglers
3
Brief details of your catches
Rob (Dam Swim) Mirror: 32lb Commons: 8lb, 18lb, 19lb, 34lb (pb). Leather: 27lb. Wels' catfish: 26lb 8oz, 16lb. Rick (Middle Swim) Commons: 23lb, 8lb, 8lb. Wels' catfish: 43lbs, 30lbs plus a kitten. Tom (Cabin Swim) Common: 33lb, 38lb (pb). Mirror: 20lb Wels' catfish: 35lbs.
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Bait boat under far trees, boilies over pellets.
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.
Great fishing, great food, great people, great times! Thanks Paul and Hazel. We'll be back!


Customer name
Lee/Markus/Danny
Venue
Birch Lake
Date of holiday
10/05/2014
Number of anglers
3
Brief details of your catches
See pics Lee - 15 fish Danny - 2 fish Markus - 1 fish but lost some big ones!
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Pellets caught catfish! Snow man rigs caught cat fish! Single boilies caught carp and catfish
Were the facilities what you expected?
Yes very clean an tidy. Didn't use them much as was on the bank 24/7
Were you happy with them?
Yes very clean and tidy!
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yes I already have
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes
Had a good week the start was a bit slow due to the weather but then it picked up! Took a while for the carp to start feeding but I was having a good time catching cat fish to notice! I landed 15 fish and everyone of them was a amazing fight! Lost a few big ones as we'll! When the catfish run they run!
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Customer name
W.McIntosh
Venue
Birch Lake
Date of holiday
03/05/2014
Number of anglers
2
Brief details of your catches
10 fish between us with Liam getting new carp PB. 35lb Mirror biggest of the trip.
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Bottom bait with 10"/12" hook link site supplied pellets.
Were the facilities what you expected?
Yes clean and tidy with all required
Were you happy with them?
yes fine
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
yes great for a weeks fishing
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
yes all as agreed.
Lovely week Paul & Hazel great hosts, good tips, great food and good facilities.


Customer name
James and Lewis Lear
Venue
Birch Lake
Date of holiday
12/04/2014
Number of anglers
2
Brief details of your catches
James Mirrors: 28lb 8oz, 23lb 8oz, 31lb, 24lb 11oz, 19lb, 18lb, 19lb 8oz, 30lb 2oz, 21lb, 31lb 8oz, 29lb, 29lb 4oz. Commons: 33lb 6oz, 18lb 6oz, 31lb 8oz, 18lb, 18lb, 20lb, 35lb 10oz, 36lb 8oz, 15lb. Catfish: 74lb, 43lb, 29lb, 43lb, 37lb, 35lb. Lewis (aged 15) Mirrors: 28lb, 20lb 2oz, 23lb, 22lb 10oz. Commons: 37lb 2oz (pb), 32lb 8oz, 29lb, 30lb 15oz, 20lb.
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Light baiting with crumbed boilies and House pellet.
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.
Excellent fishing.


Customer name
Mike Preedy
Venue
Birch Lake
Date of holiday
22/06/2013
Number of anglers
1
Brief details of your catches
mirrors 24lb 1oz, 30lb 4oz, 22lb, 36lb 2oz, 16lb, 23lb 5oz, 31lb 2oz, 20lb 2oz commons 32lb 4oz, 32lb, 18lb 1oz, catfish 20lb 4oz, 28lb 8oz, 65lb 7oz, kitten
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
majority caught on a snowman with blowback rig fished under trees to far margin
Were the facilities what you expected?
Very adequate.Well equipped.Only used for showering and charging batteries as we had food package,which i would highly recommend
Were you happy with them?
Yes,very
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Most definitely
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Used on several occasions.This visit there was a family member drop out and all booking details were changed immediately
Very peaceful and tranquil lake.Patience required but worthwhile for stunning fish.
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Customer name
gary downing
Venue
Birch Lake
Date of holiday
25/05/2013
Number of anglers
3
Brief details of your catches
10 cats 74lb / 70lb / 35lb / 26lb / 20lb / 17lb,+ 4 kittens 10 carp 35lb/30lb mirrors 2x30lb commons 4x20s 2x doubles
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
halibut pellets for the cats little snowman rigs for the carp with a scattering of baits
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
nice little lake , weather all week was wet wet wet and cold which affected the fishing but thats nature for you.paul was of great help with tactics and suggestions but was a shame to hear hazell was in hospital , we wish her all the best. all in all great host and had a good time


Customer name
nick orr
Venue
Birch Lake
Date of holiday
30/03/2013
Number of anglers
3
Brief details of your catches
Commons x 3 to 33lb Mirrors x 14 to 33lb Catfish x 1 to 16lb but to very large catfish hooked but not landed.
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Pop up corn , white chocolate boilies. Were the best baits.
Were the facilities what you expected?
Even better.
Were you happy with them?
Yes
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Have done many times.
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes
Weather not that great but between us we had 18 fish. This is my third time at birch and I will return again. Beautiful venue with friendly owners and very large and stunning fish.
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Customer name
Fran and Mark
Venue
Birch Lake
Date of holiday
12/05/2012
Number of anglers
2
Brief details of your catches
We had 13 fish in total biggest being a 85 approx cat fish and a 31.5 common carp which was beautiful.
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Fish under the trees on the hard spots, use the row boat to get a good feel. We found cell bollies and white chocolate pop ups worked best for us over a small bed of pellets brought from the lake.
Were the facilities what you expected?
The cabin was perfect for what we required, very clean with everything you need.
Were you happy with them?
We were happy with every aspect of the hoilday
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yes we would.
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes
We really enjoyed our weeks fishing. It was our first time to France fishing and can't wait to go back. The lake was a nice small pleasant lake perfect for two to three people with plenty of water.
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Customer name
Craig Gambles
Venue
Birch Lake
Date of holiday
26/05/2012
Number of anglers
2
Brief details of your catches
Big Cat fish & Nice double figure carp!
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Bait boat across to the far bank dropped right under the trees. Catfish - Fishing hard , Nights etc ( Meat was the best bait)
Were the facilities what you expected?
More than i imagined! Like a little home ! nothing more i could have asked for!
Were you happy with them?
Very
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Defo
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes
Absolute fantastic!
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Customer name
Diane & Terry
Venue
Birch Lake
Date of holiday
12/06/2010
Number of anglers
2
Brief details of your catches
Sadly I caught nothing but Terry caught a 30lb mirror on Eagle Lake (with the Owner's permission)
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
We tried a variety of baits. Terry caught the mirror on boilies over pellets
Were the facilities what you expected?
Pleasantly surprised with the refurbishment of the accommodation
Were you happy with them?
Yes, very much so
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Definitely
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Definitely
Please don't let our \"non-catch\" report put you off ! We're complete beginners and learned a lot from our visit to Birch Lake. We met some very nice people who gave us many tips and will be returning to the venue without fail..................highly recommend the place and Paul is so helpful............thank you


Customer name
Spencer Tuddenham
Venue
Birch Lake
Date of holiday
22/03/2008
Number of anglers
4
Brief details of your catches
SPENCER 1 MIRROR 35lb, stergeon biggest gimpy fin 24lb\ Laura 1 mirror 27.10lb, Gary and Kitty blanked
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
the best tactic was to use luncheon meat over a bed of pellets bait boated under trees on far margin put baits to moving fish and wait.
Were the facilities what you expected?
Although reasonably old the facilities are very comfortable to have by a carp lake.
Were you happy with them?
yes very happy!
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
yes the whole complex is great!
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
i would recommend the services to anyone
Thanks to Tony the baliff for his help and the use of his bait boat battery and charger! His dog Sasha is lovely.


Customer name
David Bendall
Venue
Birch Lake
Date of holiday
01/09/2007
Number of anglers
3
Brief details of your catches
Mirror Carp 17lb/27lb 12oz/18lb/25lb/18lb 5oz Sturgeon 15lb/23lb 4oz/14lb/15lb Catfish 14lb 12oz Common Carp 19lb\r\n
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Halibut Pellets, Home made Strawberry Boilies, SAARB Pellet, Luncheon and Maize
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
Weather was dry and sunny. A good week's fishing! We also caught gudgeon, roach and perch on maggot up to 2 oz's


Customer name
Mr Chris Springett
Venue
Birch Lake
Date of holiday
14/04/2007
Number of anglers
3
Brief details of your catches
Mirror carp 23lbs 8 oz/ 19lb/ 36lb/ 26lb/ 19lb/ 17lb/ 19lb/ 17lb/ 19lb\r\nCatfish 21lb/ 20lb\r\nSturgeon 20lb/ 19lb
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Trigger ice/dynamite boilies Flavour: The sauce.
Were the facilities what you expected?
Yes. Total bivvy water but good mobile home if needed.
Were you happy with them?
Yes
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yes, definitely!
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes
An excellent lake, total privacy, superb fish, lovely surroundings, highly recommended. LOVED IT!