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Customer name
Craig Weston
Venue
Etang Autels
Date of holiday
09/08/2014
Number of anglers
3
Brief details of your catches
6 Cats biggest 97lb smallest 45lb 1 44lb sturgeon (lovely fish) 20 ish carp biggest 38lb
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Live bait for cats Double or tripple 20mm halibut pellets for cats Big hooks and strong line.... we was using 100lb braid and still got snapped up a couple of times Single halibut for the carp Boilies were a waste of money we didnt catch 1 fish all week and we tried 5 different mainline boiles If you want a good week I would set up 3 rods on live bait (trout can be bout for 2 euro each from owner) and 1 rod for carp. This lake does not really have big carp so may aswell hope for one of those monster cats
Were the facilities what you expected?
Been twice before to calleux so knew what to expect.... although we thought we was going on the lake which is right next to calleaux which would have been 2 mins from showers.... when we turned up we realised that this is a private lake and Autels is about a mile up the road.
Were you happy with them?
Basic scalding hot showers
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
No
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes
Not a bad weeks fishing, not as good as the other lake (calleaux) We was on 6-7-8 and its a long ol walk from the carpark so make sure you take a barrow Directions are a joke spent an hour just trying to find the lake. (carp-france: we will look to see if these directions can be improved. A Sat-Nav coordinate is provided) swims 1-2 are on the other side of the lake and we spent half the week fighting over water with some french teenagers
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Customer name
Jonno and Co
Venue
Etang Autels
Date of holiday
06/07/2013
Number of anglers
3
Brief details of your catches
as above
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
The cell every time. used chopped cell with pellet which i pre ordered
Were the facilities what you expected?
basic but fine
Were you happy with them?
yes been before
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
yes
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
always use them
Lovely lake, have been twice before so knew what to expect. temp was hot hot hot but stil had 23 twenties, 11 thirties 2 forties and 3 cats over 69.8. also had sturgun, 6 bewteen us, biggest 37


Customer name
Jamie and the boyz
Venue
Etang Autels
Date of holiday
04/05/2013
Number of anglers
4
Brief details of your catches
As above
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Cats on live bait on the hook. Carp average was 29 best was the cell
Were the facilities what you expected?
Basic
Were you happy with them?
They'll do
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Good fishing
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yep, always use them
Good lake stuffed full. All caught with 88 fish banked including carp to 44, sturgeon to 38 and 8 cats over 87. Good fishing but have done better here before.


Customer name
Dwain Smith
Venue
Etang Autels
Date of holiday
11/05/2013
Number of anglers
8
Brief details of your catches
2 x Catfish - Biggest 67lb 6 x Carp - Biggest 30lb 6 x Stergeon - Biggest 42lb
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Most of the fish we're caught on Nash Monster Squid Purple Boilies and a few on Pineapple Boiles
Were the facilities what you expected?
Yes perfectly fine
Were you happy with them?
Yes
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Not at the moment
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes, very helpful at all times
I have been to this lake 4 times previous to my last visit and the fishing has been amazing! But unfortunatley this times was not so good. 8 people fished the lake and only 14 fish we're caught, we ended upleaving the venue early as it was just not worth staying for. The lake was just not fishing wel at all. (Spawning)
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Customer name
Ben Fisher
Venue
Etang Autels
Date of holiday
17/09/2011
Number of anglers
4
Brief details of your catches
70+ fish between 4.. lost a fair few aswell prob the big cats in there
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
PVA bags little and often
Were the facilities what you expected?
Yes there was a toilet on site, showers just down the road at calliaux. shops 10 mins into town
Were you happy with them?
a toilets a toilet when ya fishing
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
yes would definatly recommend
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
yes good communication throughout the booking
had a great time here, first time fishing in france and this venue did not disapoint, very basic but thats what we expected from drive and survive venue
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Customer name
Mr A J Pitt
Venue
Etang Autels
Date of holiday
23/04/2011
Number of anglers
2
Brief details of your catches
48 Fish in total for the week......... CARP - 35 Fish 12 Doubles (including x4 19lb), 20 Twenties (including x4 25lb plus), 3 Thirties, 34lb 4oz (Mirror) 34lb (Mirror) and 39lb 2oz (Common). CATS - 8 Fish 54lb, 55lb, 68lb 6oz, 33lb 7oz, 68lb 10oz, 58lb 8 oz, 58lb and 48lb 8oz. STURGEON - 5 Fish 28lb, 14lb, 32lb 10 oz, 28lb 6oz and 41lb 4oz
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Fished swims 5, 6 and 7. Snowman with fluro pop up works best, next time i would step my line up to 20lb, i only used 15lb and with the snags we lost a fair few fish. The power of these fish seemed to be a world apart from the usual and i'm sure we lost some of the bigger residents. Trying to turn some of these fish was like trying to turn a double decker bus, no joke.
Were the facilities what you expected?
English toilets a short walk to the car park opposite the lake, the showers were very hot and about 5 mins drive to a different lake, no problems.
Were you happy with them?
Yes.
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yes, if you like Cats this is the place, definetely bigger Carp, if you can get to them.
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes, ask for David @ carp-france.com, helpful guy, knows his stuff.
Fished mainly late afternoons and through to early mornings, it was very hot during most of the days and it made the fishing slow. Toilets were acceptable and the showers very hot which were only 5 mins down the road. One local shop in the village seemed to sell everything you need (bit pricey though)
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Customer name
The Thomas Party
Venue
Etang Autels
Date of holiday
02/08/2009
Number of anglers
3
Brief details of your catches
33 carp to 34.12. Cats to 89lb. Grass's to 31 and a good sturgeoan at 28lb
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Mainline pineaple popups and activ8. used pellets to bait up areas in swims 5,6,7
Were the facilities what you expected?
toilet and running water. went to showers at other lake
Were you happy with them?
Yes
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yes
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes
Hot weather meant to was slower than previous trips but still did really well. going back next year in may


Customer name
John Evans
Venue
Etang Autels
Date of holiday
12/09/2009
Number of anglers
4
Brief details of your catches
14 x 30's, 66 x 20's of which 43 were over 25lbs. Biggest carp came out at 37lb 8oz. 12 cats came out inc. 2 over 100lbs at 101 and 108. Sturgeon to 29lbs.
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Large beds of pellet to draw cats in. Carp did well on hallibuts in PVA
Were the facilities what you expected?
Basic but sufficient
Were you happy with them?
Yes
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yes. Fishing was unbelieveable
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes, definately - best French trip ever
Will try and upload pics. Thanks again


Customer name
NATHAN DUFOSEE
Venue
Etang Autels
Date of holiday
20/03/2009
Number of anglers
1
Brief details of your catches
32 FISH ON THE BANK UP2 29IB. 22 FISHOVER 20IB 12 STURGON ALL AROUND 18 TO 25IB. 5 GRASS 13 TO 19IB 2 MIRRORS 21 AND 23 LOTS OF COMMONS 17 TO 29IB
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
PULSE BOILIES SNOWMAN, COURT ALL CARP OVER VERY LARGE BEDS OF PARTICLES AND BOILIES
Were the facilities what you expected?
VERY BASIC BUT DONE THE JOB. HOT SHOWERS
Were you happy with them?
DONE THE JOB
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
YES
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
YES
GOOD RUNS WATER WAS ONLY THERE 4 DAYS 3 NIGHTS WITH 32 FISH STURGON WHER A BIT OFA PAIN BUT GOOD SCRAPERS
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Customer name
joe scott son of andrew scott
Venue
Etang Autels
Date of holiday
25/05/2008
Number of anglers
9
Brief details of your catches
my biggest was a 38lb common out and a 26 grass and a 24 stergeon
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
hemp and maize and baiting up the area and margins a night
Were the facilities what you expected?
yer pretty much
Were you happy with them?
yer
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
yer
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
yer
My pictures are in the brochure and on the web. the carp were hungry and feeding. i caught 9 fish but caught a bigger one than my dad.


Customer name
Mr A. Scott
Venue
Etang Autels
Date of holiday
24/05/2008
Number of anglers
9
Brief details of your catches
Caught over 130 fish in the week including 4 cats weighing in at 75lbs, 59lbs, 53lbs and 38lbs. Vast majority of carp were in the 20's with the biggest of the week being 31lb. Grass carp came out at 29lbs, 26lbs and 25lbs.
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Used maize as a ground bait along with trout pellet. Fished The Source over the top and trout pellet as a hook 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
Fantastic runs water and a superb setting. Loved it!