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Customer name
Danny kerr
Venue
Etang Cailleaux
Date of holiday
19/08/2017
Number of anglers
7
Brief details of your catches
Between us we caught over 1000lb of fish mainly catfish smallest was 45lb and the biggest 104lb carp to mid 40s and 2 sturgeon at 45lb ish . There are loads and loads of cats some real monsters I lost 8 in the first two days until I worked out the rigs
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Cats love halibut pellet , solid bags to far bank , peg 5 18-21 wraps , caught on boillies also and used a little particle
Were the facilities what you expected?
Yes, a small runs water stuffed with fish
Were you happy with them?
8/10
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
We took lads to France who had never been before so this was ideal , small venue with big fish everybody will get a run but it can be tricky . It could do with some de silting (mega soft all around the middle)but all in all I will probs hook in to a pb
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Can't fault the service
Small water and very silty in the middle. everybody caught and lots of big fish things where very tight.pegs 10-7 ya lucky if you have 2 ft of water the back margin is the deepest part fishing over the silt on all pegs. You can order crash maize 10euro 5kg and other particle.
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Customer name
Matt Hope
Venue
Etang Cailleaux
Date of holiday
29/04/2017
Number of anglers
2
Brief details of your catches
Between the two of us in pegs 1&2, we landed 29 fish and lost a dozen, We had Catfish to 89lb, Common Carp to 41lb, Mirror Carp to 38lb, GrassCarp to 35lb, Stergon to 38lb, so good variety of fish.
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Majority of our fish came out of the middle of the lake, to pva bags or small amounts of bait dropped out of the bait boat.
Were the facilities what you expected?
Basic but did everything we needed.
Were you happy with them?
Yes
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
I would recommend but would suggest booking it exclusively for a smaller group.
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Definitely
Enjoyed the week, as it is only a small venue, would recommend a group of no more than 5 or 6, there was 9 on the lake in total, so things are a little tight.
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Customer name
Paul / Drew casbolt
Venue
Etang Cailleaux
Date of holiday
08/04/2017
Number of anglers
2
Brief details of your catches
42 fish in total 12 mirrors from 23/37 lb 20 commons from 20/39lb 2 grass carp 25 lb 2 sturgeon 34/36lb 6 catfish 35/90lb
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Fishing far bank over partical mix and pellets using krill bollies and essential cell working all the time
Were the facilities what you expected?
Showers clean and hot toilets as you would expect them and running water and power points all fine
Were you happy with them?
Just what you need for the bivvy angler
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yes
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes
1st time fishing in France with my 14 year old son fished swims 9/10 had 42 fish in total and lost many large cats around back of island 12 mirrors from 23lb to 37lb 20 commons from 20lb to 39 lb grass carp x2 to 25lb sturgeon x 2 34lb 36lb catfish x6 from 35lb to 90lb overall my son and myself very happy with our first trip a big thank you


Customer name
Allen
Venue
Etang Cailleaux
Date of holiday
27/08/2016
Number of anglers
3
Brief details of your catches
Over 50 fish caught over the week, including Crass carp to 41lb, Mirror carp to 43lb and a Common over 45lb. Great weeks fishing
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Boilles to far bank with pellet.
Were the facilities what you expected?
As expected been 3 times before
Were you happy with them?
as expected
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yes
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes
Great break, Grandson caught over 15 fish, but we lost a number of the catfish
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Customer name
Dave lowe
Venue
Etang Cailleaux
Date of holiday
19/06/2016
Number of anglers
4
Brief details of your catches
12 cats from 27lb to 100llb goal weight 900lb 52 carp from 18lb to39lb including 4 grass carp 22lb to 39lb 3 sturgeon around 37lb each
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Basic rigs good bait
Were the facilities what you expected?
Ok
Were you happy with them?
Ok
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yes
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes photos to follow
Great week all four caught


Customer name
Joe
Venue
Etang Cailleaux
Date of holiday
08/04/2016
Number of anglers
6
Brief details of your catches
Had 40 fish between us carp to 52lb cats to 75lb couple small grass carp sturgeon to 40lb
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Far bank top lake for carp bottom for cats
Were the facilities what you expected?
There ok
Were you happy with them?
Enough for what u kneed
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yes
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes
Nice place would recomend going only dwn fall is they think they can charge you 50 euro to use a little fridge freezer for a week bit of a joke if u ask me you could buy one for that.


Customer name
Phils tackle
Venue
Etang Cailleaux
Date of holiday
28/08/2015
Number of anglers
6
Brief details of your catches
Cats to 106 lb. carp to 41 lb. grass carp to 44lb and sturgun to 45. We had over 120 fish in our week. Best carp from swims 8/9/10' grass carp sturgeon and big cats from 1/2/3
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Had more fish useing small hooks and hook baits . Had 106 lb cat on size 10 hook and small balanced bait. We introduced the bait slowly and then fished over maize and hemp. Fish meal based baits worked well. Wafters and critically balanced baits produced more fish.
Were the facilities what you expected?
Facilities where as expected, basic but all you needed. Supermarket 10 mins down road with everything you need
Were you happy with them?
Everything was as expected
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Would highly recommend this venue. I went for the carp as I had never fished for cats but ended up with 17 cats to 106 lb 3 sturgeon to 45lb 9 grass carp to 43lb and 12 carp to 39 10
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes have already booked the lake up
Great week. Everyone caught.Bailiffs were good and supplied maize when needed. Only slight downer was the general travel directions which need up dateing.Advise buying the French AA map which saved the day.


Customer name
R keenan
Venue
Etang Cailleaux
Date of holiday
04/09/2015
Number of anglers
2
Brief details of your catches
Carp up to 44 lb lost very big cats gutted
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Cats live bait
Were the facilities what you expected?
Showers great 2 toilets kept very clean
Were you happy with them?
Yes
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yes
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes
Had a great week ty


Customer name
David cole
Venue
Etang Cailleaux
Date of holiday
11/05/2015
Number of anglers
5
Brief details of your catches
I would like to have had a proper map to use to find the lake instead of just directions. It would have been helpful,if not essential,to have a fairly accurate overhead layout/swim boundary map of the lake. There were five in our group and we all said that we viewed six anglers as a maximum.
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Livebaits caught best cats,along far margin. Sweet boilies seemed to attract everything,bulked up with pellets.
Were the facilities what you expected?
The toilet and showers were fine,nicely hot and clean. I wouldn't recommend taking the family thinking they would enjoy a stay in the static caravan,unless you fancy a divorce!
Were you happy with them?
For a drive and survive bivvy trip the toilet is clean and its a toilet,the showers are clean and,just right for me,boil a lobster hot!
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
I wouldnt hesitate recommending it to someone who likes a bit of variety,if you only like catching carp,maybe not for you.
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
carp-france were nothing but helpful, everything was sorted fine with no fuss and all of the relative info emailed straight away. Saved money by booking tunnel through carp-france too.
We had carp to early forties, cats to 92lb, grassies to late thirtys and sturgeon to late thirties. Swim 10 was best for carp,fishing to the islands. The sturgeon seemed to live in swims 1 to 4 The majority of the grassies came from swims 5+6 The cats were caught everywher except 9+10(v shallow)


Customer name
Joe Cocking
Venue
Etang Cailleaux
Date of holiday
28/06/2014
Number of anglers
4
Brief details of your catches
22 fish between us it was fishing slow but still had some nice fish x3 cat fish 44.4 50 and a 113lb X3 sturgion 31 35.2 and a 36lb 10 grass carp from 20lb upto 43lb and 6 carp to 37 including a 18 ghost carp
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Bait boat to far bank. Pop ups for the carp
Were the facilities what you expected?
They was ok showers were nice and warm
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 place goin again nxt year
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Customer name
Sean Silitoe
Venue
Etang Cailleaux
Date of holiday
26/04/2014
Number of anglers
4
Brief details of your catches
We had over 2700 lb of fish, 84 fish between the 4 of us. Biggest cat 90lb, biggest carp 49lb common and a 42lb common. Biggest mirror was late 30lb. Had lots of commons between 27lb and up to 49lb pounds, mirrors from 18lb to late 30lb. Half a dozen sturgeon to 38lb We had about 10 cats from 40lb pound upto 90lb but we lost a lot of bigger cats.
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Halibuts
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
All fishing to the far bank, will be back again next year.
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Customer name
michael sparrow
Venue
Etang Cailleaux
Date of holiday
12/04/2014
Number of anglers
2
Brief details of your catches
pic 1 1st cat first day 85lbs pic 2 best common 28lbs pic 3 best cat 104lbs pic 4 best grass 35lbs pic 5 best mirror 39lbs
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
best tactics close in for the carp small baits on hooks one boilie any more than that catfish moved in catfish best bait mackerel 5ft of the margin make sure your watchin your rods really agressive takes with fish on or halibuts 2/3 hair rigged
Were the facilities what you expected?
very nice showers great washing facilties great basic but hey your fishing
Were you happy with them?
great
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
yes happy too
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
no problems very helpful good experience better directions tolls a bit expensive but excellent roads
had some good fish see pics weather was billiant had carp during the day the odd one at night mainly catfish at night plenty of em upto 104ilbs carp to 39ilbs
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Customer name
Miles Albright
Venue
Etang Cailleaux
Date of holiday
21/09/2013
Number of anglers
5
Brief details of your catches
138 fish on the bank. 97 Carp, 8 Sturgeon, 6 Grass carp and 27 Catfish. Biggest Carp was 47lb Mirror. Biggest Cat was 96lb (15 over 85lbs) Biggest Grassy was 38lbs and biggest sturgeon was also 38lbs.
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
We used halibut pellets for the Catfish along with tinned tuna and live bait provided by Sebastian (Thank you!). The carp responded well to a PVA bag with Halibuts and crushed boilies. Various flavour boilies worked well.
Were the facilities what you expected?
Yes, I have been previously.
Were you happy with them?
Yes
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yes, many times
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes, many times
I have visited this lake for 3 years, each year getting better and better. Looking forward to my return trip in April. Thank you to David at carp-france.com again.


Customer name
johnty
Venue
Etang Cailleaux
Date of holiday
07/09/2013
Number of anglers
4
Brief details of your catches
abuv
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
tiger nuts flavour and peporami worked gud
Were the facilities what you expected?
gud showers and power too
Were you happy with them?
yes
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
yes
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
yes, been loads to other places
Swims 5,6,7,8. all fished good but 5 n 6 did the best with mirrors to 39, common carp to 53 (think it is the same one as lake record) catfish to 91 pounds. I didn't do brilliant but still managed a sturgeon to 37.8 pb and a pb cat of 101 so all ov us were happy


Customer name
Rob Jones
Venue
Etang Cailleaux
Date of holiday
03/08/2013
Number of anglers
3
Brief details of your catches
14 x 20s to 28.7, 15 30s to 37.6 3 40s to 44lb all carp, mainly mirrors but biggest was a common. cats inc 3 80lb and a 132lb monster
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
halibut pellets. sweetcorm and my own boilie (fishy)
Were the facilities what you expected?
Yep
Were you happy with them?
yep
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yep, deffo
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yep
A superb fishery with big carp and MASSIVE CATS TO OVER 130lbs….haven't been to any waters which match that and I've been ALOT. coming back


Customer name
Tony Corbett
Venue
Etang Cailleaux
Date of holiday
22/06/2013
Number of anglers
2
Brief details of your catches
Targeted mostly cats and had plenty, biggest 98lb with another of 94lb and 5 x 80's loads of 60's and back up fish in the 40-55lb bracket. Also had grass carp to 32lb and carp to 34lb..
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
caught on most baits. boilies, pellets live and deadbait.
Were the facilities what you expected?
better than expected
Were you happy with them?
very happy for a bivvy water, toilet, shower, charging points and freezer. what else would i need?
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
yes definitely
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
yes definitely. Dave was very friendly and helpful, especially when our plans changed a bit at the last minute.
Nice lake, owners were nice, Good pegs but lake crowded if more than 6 people on leaving not much far bank to fish. Carp fishing was slow due to them spawning late due to the mixed weather this year but still caught a few. Fish were crashing everywhere, especially in peg 10
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Customer name
Daniel Parrish
Venue
Etang Cailleaux
Date of holiday
04/05/2013
Number of anglers
1
Brief details of your catches
common carp 37 & 39 1/2lb mirror carp 32lb & 33lb Cats 47lb,48lb,53lb,56lb,71lb,72lb,91lb & 100lb
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Fished to the far bank with halibutt pellets on the method. Fished boilies for the first 3 days but found pellets worked best.
Were the facilities what you expected?
Yes very good, nice hot showers, what more do you need from a drive and survive.
Were you happy with them?
Yes
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yes, definatly.
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes, definatly
Fished swims 5 & 6, fished very slow during the day.


Customer name
Dave Dyson & Duncan
Venue
Etang Cailleaux
Date of holiday
04/05/2013
Number of anglers
2
Brief details of your catches
more pictures
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Were the facilities what you expected?
Were you happy with them?
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
more pictures
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Customer name
Dave Dyson & Duncan Merriman
Venue
Etang Cailleaux
Date of holiday
04/05/2013
Number of anglers
2
Brief details of your catches
Catch Report Duncan Grass Carp x 17 from 15lb-32lb Common x 3 from 29lb-30lb Mirror x 1 from 30lb Sturgeon x 2 28lb & 37lb Catfish x 1 40lb Koi x 1 25lb Dave Dyson Grass Carp x 3 27lb-31lb Common x 3 27lb-44lb.3oz Mirror x 5 20lb-30lb Sturgeon x 1 37lb Catfish x 1 94lb
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
We followed the crowd and fished to far bank with boats, bottom is quite silty with leaves etc. tried chod rigs but struggled with bite indication. rest of week used popped up or balanced baits. Boilies or Plastic Particles. would recommend baiting a central area to cast to at night with bags and popped baits to save disturbance with boats.
Were the facilities what you expected?
Facilities were what was expected, good hot showers toilet, wash basin, English socket. Could be much improved with fridge and freezer facilities
Were you happy with them?
Facilities were adequate but hot water in sink would be nice and fridge and freezer would really help for food and bait storage.
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
we would recommend this water to friends who love runs waters with basic facilities and a chance to catch some other species.
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Absolutely
Just returned from a great week at Cailleaux, fishing peg 1 & 2 catch details below. Pegs are a little cramped when the venue is full leaving only a short length of far bank to fish to and wipe outs are common if you don't pin your lines down. Slow start to week, weather had been cold before our arrival. Bait boats a must for accurate bait placement, good level swims although may get muddy when wet, First grass carp was a novelty which wore off very quickly as they dont fight very well in the water then beat you up on the mat !! Sturgeon and Catfish were amazing fighters and a real bonus catch. Beware of bad snag just past overflow about 5 yards out, lost tackle and fish on this. Would gladly swop grass carp for more real Carp although they may not have been feeding very well this week.
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Customer name
Paul mulford
Venue
Etang Cailleaux
Date of holiday
20/04/2013
Number of anglers
6
Brief details of your catches
Mirror carp up to 33lb, plenty of commons to 35lb, grass carp to 37 1/2lb, sturgeon to 37 1/2lb and cats to 125lb. Over 40 fish caught so a bit of a slow week but the bailiff said the carp were not really feeding. Most bites came at night and many fish lost! Peg 3 and 10 had most bites and more cats from peg 3-1.
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Fish to far margin mainly and in the snags. Every bait pretty much worked, boilies and particles and pellet were used most often.
Were the facilities what you expected?
The facilities were good enough however we expected the caravan to be unlocked but it wasnt, the shower was nice and hot and we were able to charge boat batteries and phones.
Were you happy with them?
Yes.
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yes.
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes.
Really good venue and would go again.
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Customer name
gaz
Venue
Etang Cailleaux
Date of holiday
23/06/2012
Number of anglers
4
Brief details of your catches
Too many to name all lots of carp from low 20s up to 39.5 and my p.b of 46lb common on the first day.sturgion up to 48lb and cats up to 80lb.mainly mid 30s .
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Fished boillies ,sum pellet and particle .fished to far bank that is a must bait boat or not .
Were the facilities what you expected?
Wel yes as good as expected really for wat u pay .shower was hot ,caravan was fine for charging but that was about it as it looked like it ain't bin cleaned ever.
Were you happy with them?
Yes
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Have done to many, and were back again in May 2013 .but there is 8 of us this time.
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes ,and we have to many of our friends
As this was my first trip to France ,the others had been before so was hoping the hype lived up to it and yes it definitely did from the minute the rods went in to the last day .very active week with mixed weather .
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Customer name
Mark
Venue
Etang Cailleaux
Date of holiday
15/09/2012
Number of anglers
2
Brief details of your catches
Lots of doulbles, friend Joe caught couple of fantastic looking sturgeon to 42lb I managed a common that went 39.5lb (still chasing a forty) Photos to follow shortly
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Fished far bank, almost any baits worked
Were the facilities what you expected?
Yes, already knew what to expect Owners have done some work to the banks since June, good improvements, banks lot more flat and spacious Swims are all doulbles now
Were you happy with them?
Yes happy with everything
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yes, have done, we are coming back again twice more in 2013
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes, Dave is great! Really helpful, always calls back when he says he will and does good deals for returning customers...
Third time back to this venue, came this June and smashed it with two friends Two of us came on this trip, and again had a great time, biggest carp 39.5lb common 42lb sturgeon Lots in between Best thing about this venue is how relaxed the owners are And the purpose built fire pits are a really good thing, we kept our fire burning almost all week, cooking over the embers was a great way to cook and BBQ
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Customer name
Mark
Venue
Etang Cailleaux
Date of holiday
02/06/2012
Number of anglers
3
Brief details of your catches
Mark. Cats. 97lb. 66lb Dan. Cats. 105lb. 94lb. 62lb. 33lb. 42lb. 18lb Joe. Cats. 62 lb. Mark. 16 grass carp from. 17lb to 35.5lb Joe. 2 grass carp from. 17lb to 29lb Dan. 2 grass carp from. 25lb to 28lb Mark. 13 common carp to 32lb Joe. 5 common carp to 36.3lb Dan. 2 common carp to 38lb Mark. 6 mirror carp to 32lb Joe. 2 sturgeon to 30lb
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Fish to far bank, (bait boat is essential for this venue) Loads of bait, almost anything works
Were the facilities what you expected?
Yes, been before
Were you happy with them?
Yes, showers are hot, power to charge batteries in caravan Toilet near shower block
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yes, have already This is a great venue, the owners are very laid back We had a great fire going for most of the week used for cooking and keeping warm and the owners had no problem with this, in fact they encourage it by selling you wood for the fire
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes, Dave has been fantastic through out all our bookings and dealings with carp-France He knows his stuff and keeps you up to date with as much info on your venue as he possibly can Photos to follow shortly
Second time at this venue Very lucky fish spawned the week before so had good weeks fishing, weather was a bit wet though


Customer name
kraig barnes
Venue
Etang Cailleaux
Date of holiday
07/07/2012
Number of anglers
7
Brief details of your catches
30 x common carp to 38lb - 29 x mirror carp to 37lb 6 x grass carp to 37lb - 17 x catfish to 98lb 12 x sturgeon to 42lb and a handfull of crucian carp and bream lost loads of BIG CATS GRRRRRR....... LOL
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
boilie,pellet,hemp and maize best tight to far bank((plenty of it those cats can munch)) bait boat makes a big difference
Were the facilities what you expected?
yes been before and will again
Were you happy with them?
yes just what you need for drive and survive would be better if they where closer to fishing pegs though are not that far away lol am lazy
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
yes
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
yes
great weeks fishing even though it rained for the best part of it lol cant choose the weather. many thanks to dave at CF very nice helpful guy good comms made for an easy smooth trip
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Customer name
Greg
Venue
Etang Cailleaux
Date of holiday
02/06/2012
Number of anglers
4
Brief details of your catches
11 X Cats upto 106lb, 1 X 40lb common, 2 X Sturgeon upto 44lb, 8 X Carp 30+lb, 25 X Carp 20+lb. when we saw the bailiff on the 5th day he told us that this was a very poor week lol for fish numbers
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Fishing to the far bank on Ace Baits Animal Boilie over a bed of pellet and chops. Cats were taking absolutely anything!!
Were the facilities what you expected?
This is a Bivvy water so never expected anymore or any less
Were you happy with them?
Yes the toilet block and showers (very HOT!!) were more than adequate.
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yes deffo
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes, As said by many others Dave puts in alot of hard work to make sure your booking runs smoothly.
Great weeks fishing for 2 of the anglers although the 2 other anglers in swims 7 & 8 had a very slow hard week. We think this was due to the weather not being kind to us as that part of the lake is only just over 2 foot deep.
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Customer name
Sean Silitoe
Venue
Etang Cailleaux
Date of holiday
28/04/2012
Number of anglers
4
Brief details of your catches
Details of Sean's Catch is: 8 x 20's, 6 x 30's, 1 x 42lb common, 125lb Cat, 110lb Cat, 70lb Cat, 68lb Cat, 42lb Cat. Other 3 anglers full catch reports coming as well as photos. Over 2500lbs caught.
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
20ml Nash monster crab and crayfish boilies over Carp pellet for Carp. Cats caught on Hailibut pellets - 4 halibuts on double hair rigs.
Were the facilities what you expected?
Been before
Were you happy with them?
Yes, basic
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yes
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes
An excellent weeks fishing including 3 Cats over 100lbs (biggest @125) with a much bigger Cat lost on the bank (bit Seans fingers!) Biggest Common at 51lbs 6oz's, biggest Mirror @ 38lbs, biggest Sturgeon @ 46lbs. A total of over 2500lbs caught between 4 anglers. Weather was horrendous and the banks were very boggy as a result. Fishing more than made up for it.
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Customer name
Mark
Venue
Etang Cailleaux
Date of holiday
16/07/2011
Number of anglers
3
Brief details of your catches
a few big cats to 90lb commons to 42lb loads of 30s and 20s and a few stugeon to just under 40 lb
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
fish to far bank pellet and boillies worked
Were the facilities what you expected?
showers are hot, you can charge your batteries and there are toilets, so for drive and survive it was fine
Were you happy with them?
Yes
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yes, have done to many people and are returning twice more in 2012
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes, Dave is very helpful
Fantastic weeks fishing fished to far bank in swim 1,2 and 3 had 90lb cat after an hour from starting
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Customer name
Lee Oates
Venue
Etang Cailleaux
Date of holiday
18/05/2011
Number of anglers
7
Brief details of your catches
we had 100 fish out throughout the week with the biggest common been 40lb, biggest mirror being 39lb, biggest grass carp 34lb biggest sturgeon 42lb and biggest cat 110lb
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
fish to far bank
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
2nd time we've been and we found it wicked
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Customer name
RICH & NICK COLES
Venue
Etang Cailleaux
Date of holiday
30/07/2011
Number of anglers
2
Brief details of your catches
Nick: Commons: 40lb 2oz, 40lb and 21lb Mirrors: 34lb and 26lb Grass: 34lb 3oz Sturgeon: 38lb, 36lb, 35lb and 28lb Rich: Commons:38lb 5oz, 29lb 9oz, 34lb and 26lb Mirrors: 36lb 5oz, 32lb and 27lb Grass: 36lb 5oz, 34lb and 24lb Sturgeon: 39lb and 3 others to the bank no weight.
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Big beds of bait, every bait we used produced a fish.
Were the facilities what you expected?
2 Euros a shower, were really warm second one in is cooler if you want that. very clean and tidy. Owner came round every day during the week. if you attempt to talk to him he will offer you advice but doesn't speak hardly any English, make an effort to try some French.
Were you happy with them?
Yes fantastic. The only problem we had was on the Tuesday 5am in the feeding period owner came round and was in the lake putting in aeration devices. lost almost the whole day due to this.
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yes defiantly. Fantastic week away.
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes communication was good throughout and payment in small chunks, builds you up for the big week. Night time is when the lake comes to life for carp Cats were feeding all week but no luck this time catching one live bait them! day time the sturgeon will keep you busy if you get one on move the rods that are within 50m or you will catch on all 6 rods. even with back leads!
Allocated swims 1 and 2. didn't know that we were given set swims but turned out that this was a good place to be, 150yrd cast to the far bank. LONG cast. would need a bait boat for next year. and probably on swims 1-5 if your aiming to fish the far bank. Fantastic weeks fishing worth the money. if the lake is limited to 5-6 anglers swim 3, 4, 5 are practically un fishable If you not willing to get wet then this is not the lake for you. There are old bank supports that we lost a couple of fish at the net due to snagging. the bottom of the lake has lots of flint you need abrasive line to prevent crack offs.
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Customer name
Derek Church
Venue
Etang Cailleaux
Date of holiday
28/07/2011
Number of anglers
2
Brief details of your catches
4x 20s 6x30s 1x 46lb 8oz beatiful looking common not a mark on it. jayne had 3x 30s during day the rest all came at night.The lake came alive once it got dark.
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
tight to far bushes at approx 90 yards.leads were plugging in shallow margin on cast helping to dump them on the take,keeping fish up in water away from snags and trailing lines.scopex squid red with bit of plastic worked best for us feeding maize and partiblend.
Were the facilities what you expected?
yes ,Dave had told us what to expect.we found showers very hot and clean and the toilet clean and worked well.
Were you happy with them?
yes,this is a drive and survive venue !
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
yes,make sure you have 2 landing nets ready and your scales are big enough !
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes ,will be using you again, Dave. thanks for your help
Basic angling at its best,Dave booked swims 9/10 for our 4 night stay which had a reserve note on them when we got there,nice touch.We spent first 20 minutes clearing discarded line and bits of litter,disappointing but soon forgotten.Swims are very tight so we only used 2 rods each this was more than enough.Nice lake holding some lovely fish.
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Customer name
joseph lowe
Venue
Etang Cailleaux
Date of holiday
02/07/2011
Number of anglers
8
Brief details of your catches
over 80 fish out in week between all. biggest common carp 35lb biggest mirror 35lb bigeest grassie 31lb biggest catfish 80lb+ biggest stergeon 34lb loads of 20+
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
fishing tight to far margin with bait boat, walking round other side of lake and scaterring bed of boiles and groundbait.All baits worked pop up,small baits,cell dumbell, indian spice,cell, new grange and trout from owner worked for cats
Were the facilities what you expected?
yes everything that was needed for weeks fishing. lake is fairly tight fishing with 8 anglers anymore and would be over crowded.a few disagreements over space at certain times ;)
Were you happy with them?
more than happy, i noticed a few people moaned about the place and i cant really see why its a weeks fishing on a great runs water and you are more or less left alone to get on with it. Toilets and showers could probably do with a dust down not nice trying do ya business with big spider hanging over you ;)
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
yes, especially if first time to France as you wouldnt really want to go and not catch any fish for a week on youre first trip.Lots of fish and overall an amazing week.We are all going 100% going to return at some stage.
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
yes, really helpful , dave sound chap an no more could be asked of him really. thank you very much we will be booking again with you in november.;)
Really good week weather hot and sunny first four days, then cloudy rainy and windy towards end of week.
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Customer name
Lee Atkinson
Venue
Etang Cailleaux
Date of holiday
09/07/2011
Number of anglers
2
Brief details of your catches
48 fish to 37lb from swims 9 and 10. Unseasonal weather contributed to them staying at the deeper end.
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Halibut pellet
Were the facilities what you expected?
They did the job.
Were you happy with them?
They were OK.
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yes.
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes.
In general, a good lake with a good stock of fish. However, the litter rules need to be enforced and the posts in swims 3 and 4 need to be pulled out as people were loosing fish because of these. Shower block was basic and did the job.


Customer name
Craig Priest
Venue
Etang Cailleaux
Date of holiday
09/07/2011
Number of anglers
4
Brief details of your catches
Biggest Cat 62lb. Biggest Carp 37lb. Biggest Sturgeon 37lb. Total of about 35 fish all week.
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Fish to far bank with almost any bait.
Were the facilities what you expected?
No . . . . . Worse.
Were you happy with them?
NO..The caravan was disgusting when we arrived and had to be cleaned big time. And the rubbish around the lake was a joke, and it took them till wednesday before they bothered to make an effort to clean it up. (and i use that term loosely). The showers are shared with people from other lakes..be prepared to have to dig the plug holes out yourselves, there's no daily cleaners !!!
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
No way, in the 14 yrs or so of going to France fishing, this is the worst place i've been to. In my opinion its way over priced for what you get, there's far better places to spend a week fishing.
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes
My first impressions were, that the banks were very untidy and that the owners didn't seem to care, at the end of the week my opinion hadn't changed. And all along the front of the bank at about 3-4ft apart are the old bank support posts, which as the bank has receeded by about 2ft now, do absolutely nothing but get in the way of your landing net whilst trying to land the fish safely. Why they just don't pull them out i don't know !


Customer name
Arnie Palmer
Venue
Etang Cailleaux
Date of holiday
21/05/2011
Number of anglers
3
Brief details of your catches
18 x 20's up to 29lb. 29 x 30's upto 39lb.2 x40lb 5 cats 40,42,44,48,100lb 5 sturgeon 31lb - 37lb
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
We used Cell 20mm tipped with corn and CC mores XXX hallibut pellet, Hinders miixed combo If you put too much pellet down you will find the cats and the sturgeon but the sturgeon do move on once you caught them.
Were the facilities what you expected?
Yes they are basic but showers are nice and hot and you get a long time however they are 2 euro's a go.
Were you happy with them?
Yes definatley
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Absolutley
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes definatley, Dave is very helpful and kept us informed all the way, even phoned when we got back to see if we had a good trip
The lake is nice and quiet all the time the odd car goes by but overall a very nice lake. The lake has lots of activity being it is 3 - 5 ft in most places plenty of carp rolling in the swims.
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Customer name
lee smith
Venue
Etang Cailleaux
Date of holiday
01/09/2010
Number of anglers
3
Brief details of your catches
carp to 40lb cat to 50lb and we had one sturgeon 40lb
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
lost ALOT of fish due to being in pegs 8,9,10 fished to far bank, bollie tipped with corn.
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?
yep
we went vallee lake back in july which was a massive let down only had 3 fish all week so we needed to get somewhere with plenty of action...and we found it! just booked today to go in august


Customer name
John Stroller
Venue
Etang Cailleaux
Date of holiday
09/10/2010
Number of anglers
4
Brief details of your catches
76 carp between 26lb and 43lb and 31 carp between 19lb and 26. 8 cats between 68lb and 101lb. The 43lb carp awas a common in superb condition
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
fish flavour boilies hand rolled. used halibut pellets as ground bait. fished to far margin in swims 7,8,9,10
Were the facilities what you expected?
What more do you need, showers and toilets and hot water
Were you happy with them?
Did the job
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Definitely
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
absolutley
Amazing!! Took advice from Dave at carp-france as we had never been to France before. We wanted a lake which offered action and we weren't dissapointed! Carp to 43lb, Cats to 101lb, grasses to 38lb and sturgeon to 31lb


Customer name
pete walker
Venue
Etang Cailleaux
Date of holiday
02/10/2010
Number of anglers
3
Brief details of your catches
22 carp biggest common 40lb biggest mirror 34.4\r\ncats 51lb 53lb 17lb 83lb,12\r\nsturgeon to 39.12 to many to mention they are with out dout newsence fish far to many for size of lake for my group they mad holiday a night mere
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
boilies best bait as soon as you got a spot baited just a matter of time before sturgeons trashed it.
Were the facilities what you expected?
yes fine
Were you happy with them?
yes
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
as long as they dont mind getting smashed and tangled by them sturgeon they really are a pane
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
nothing atall wrong with service would recommend to freind
nice people nice place i found throwing stick was best i ad 19 fish doing this soon as sturgeon move in bait up new swim i was short of far bank because of sturgeon but they fined you where ever you are.


Customer name
Ashley
Venue
Etang Cailleaux
Date of holiday
04/09/2010
Number of anglers
2
Brief details of your catches
A good weeks fishing with several Catfish to 95lb, Sturgeon to 35lb, Carp to 35lb.
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
A variety of baits produced well mainly Boillie and 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
An all round good week with lots of action and good weather.
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Customer name
Connor
Venue
Etang Cailleaux
Date of holiday
26/07/2010
Number of anglers
8
Brief details of your catches
99lb,95lb,84lb,82,75lb,60lb,51lb,50lb etc catfish, loads of carp to 32.5lb and sturgeon to 35lb
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
boilies and pellets werent working so tried slugs we found and bought prawns and starting catching. best fishing to back wall.
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?
3rd time been probably go back next year


Customer name
Maurice Whalley
Venue
Etang Cailleaux
Date of holiday
22/05/2010
Number of anglers
1
Brief details of your catches
5 cats to 57lb, 6 grass carp to 35lb, 15 carp to 35lb & 2 sturgeon 26lb & 24lb. Total weught of 811lb. Arrived 6AM Saturday but never caught first fish till Monday night.
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
On the hook pellett and boilie for carp, cats love large pellett, persevered with boilies to keep on carp, 50 kilo of bait to far bank
Were the facilities what you expected?
Lake just as expected, showers short walk but 2 Euro's a go.Local town close bye & adequate, bivvy set up good.
Were you happy with them?
Only one plug socket in the shower block, no hot water for washing plates. Bailiff Jacques Vasseur very helpful.
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Good fishing lake but loaded with Cats. French ruined first two days and last day with their Sky pods and lines stright across the lake in centre swims
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes, Carp-France gave good service.
Needs more electric sockets in shower block for charging bait boat, need bait boat to reach far bank, bring lots of bait.
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Customer name
Liam Whalley
Venue
Etang Cailleaux
Date of holiday
22/05/2010
Number of anglers
1
Brief details of your catches
11 cats largest 96lb, 10 grass carp largest 35lb, 6 carp, largest 38lb & 3 sturgeon, largest 31lb. Total catch weight 1080lb
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Plenty of bait to far bank, large pellet for cats & pellet & boilie mix on the hook for sturgeon and carp
Were the facilities what you expected?
Yes,fishing interupted by Fench fishing with stright lines across the water
Were you happy with them?
Yes, showers ok but 2 Euro's a go. Short distance from swim 1 & 2
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yes, good fishing but lots of cat fish
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes, good service with updates of lake and other fishing parties
Enjoyed the fishing, advise people to bring pelletts but spoilt by French party first three days and last day, advise to bring multi plug.
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Customer name
lee oates
Venue
Etang Cailleaux
Date of holiday
05/06/2010
Number of anglers
7
Brief details of your catches
over six days fishing we caught 1454lb of fish between us 28 carp at 33lb - 6 sturgeons at 38lb and 14 cats biggest was 115lb
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
trout 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
wicked begining of the week but poor after the third day.
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Customer name
Mr Berry
Venue
Etang Cailleaux
Date of holiday
01/05/2010
Number of anglers
2
Brief details of your catches
Swims 8&9. Cats: 132lb, 103lb, 101lb, 92lb, 91lb, 79lb
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Tight to far bank using trout live bait supplied by lake
Were the facilities what you expected?
Yes
Were you happy with them?
Yes
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes, going back in August
Went for a big cat and managed 6 massive ones!!


Customer name
Peter Walker
Venue
Etang Cailleaux
Date of holiday
08/05/2010
Number of anglers
2
Brief details of your catches
6 x cats inc. 93lb, 88lb 60lb and 2 40's.. Carp to 38lb 8oz (common)
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Halibut pellets
Were the facilities what you expected?
Yes
Were you happy with them?
Yes
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yes, going back in October
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes
Fantastic lake with unbelievable fish. Weather was extremely cold though for the time of year


Customer name
steve cross
Venue
Etang Cailleaux
Date of holiday
20/03/2010
Number of anglers
1
Brief details of your catches
The Carp didn't feed for the first 4 days but had 13 to 26lb 8oz from Thursday to Saturday morning. Lost 6 cats to the reserve, couldn't hold them on 25lb line. (biggest cat now 170lb)
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Fishing hard to the far bank with pellet tipped with artificial corn.
Were the facilities what you expected?
You're be pleased to learn that a toilet seat has been attached to the English toilet. The other wc is still a hole in the ground.
Were you happy with them?
The accommodation is too expensive for what you get. The shower doesn't work and the wc is okay if you're a midget.
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
This venue is a 5/6 peg venue only and anymore will detract from the fishing. We had a foot of extra water and swims 9 & 10 were unaccessable.
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
CCFH are great help and would recommend them.
The drainage to the lake needs sorting, the condition of the carp was poor compared with other years and the drains smell around the shower block! BUT... I will be back!


Customer name
adam morgan
Venue
Etang Cailleaux
Date of holiday
27/06/2009
Number of anglers
3
Brief details of your catches
my catch 40+fish banked mirror carp to 29lb common to 31lb 5 cats 67lb 57lb 36lb 32lb 33lb stargeon 20lb 23lb 26lb grass c 26lb
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
all thinks work 21mm pellet fishy boilie poped up use no less the 25lb hook link
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
bit of a mix up with swims but it did not mater i still got lots of fish great holiday thanks ccfh
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Customer name
Steve
Venue
Etang Cailleaux
Date of holiday
27/06/2009
Number of anglers
3
Brief details of your catches
grass carp to 27pound commons to 26 pounds cats too big to weigh
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
21mm pellet or black crab bollie and pink pepper popup snowman was the best but most things work
Were the facilities what you expected?
basic but worked well, need toilet seat on english loo
Were you happy with them?
yes
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
brilliant lake and nice people hope to be back soon
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
yes
the look on my son's face as he holds his pb of 23.8 common says it all thank you ccfh
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Customer name
batty
Venue
Etang Cailleaux
Date of holiday
20/06/2009
Number of anglers
5
Brief details of your catches
3 cats on bank biggiest 47lb.\r\ngrass carp to 32lb comencarp to 29lb mirror carp to 28lb
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
pellet,maize.pop ups,triger boilies
Were the facilities what you expected?
yes
Were you happy with them?
yes but you need a toilet seat!!!!
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
yes
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
yes
1st time fishing this lake and like the fishing but swims 1,2,3 and 4 need a bait boat . all fish caught tight to the far bank.


Customer name
Roib Haig & Richard Coucha
Venue
Etang Cailleaux
Date of holiday
11/04/2009
Number of anglers
2
Brief details of your catches
Total of 65 fish to 39lb Too many to list in great details but no fish under 18lb so pretty much all lumps. Also had 6 cats up to 100lb although the biggest we had to guess as it was too big for the landing net (Bring a BIG one!)\r\nAlso had some sturgeons YUK!!!
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Simple rigs but used nothing less than 25lb due to the cats. Hook size needs to be a little bigger and stronger for the same reason.As ususal the bait needs to be dropped on the far bank in a bait boat. Casting to the far bark in swims 1 & 2 needs some powerful gear and good casting as it's about 140yds at it's furthest point.
Were the facilities what you expected?
We've been there 4 times before so old hands to this venue. Basic and simple is a good description.
Were you happy with them?
They could do with hot water in the washroom and some additional power points as everyone uses a bait boat there. The showers remind me of a german gas chamber i saw once although they do the job. A seat on the English toilet would be nice but it's better than a pooing into a shower tray!
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yes
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes I would and have done so in the past.
Lucky for us the weather was good when we were there. The showers broke on our last day as tjhey were stuck on for 24 hours before we left. I take it this was the start of a bad week for the chaps that arrived on our departure.


Customer name
steve walton
Venue
Etang Cailleaux
Date of holiday
02/05/2009
Number of anglers
4
Brief details of your catches
mirrors to 26lbs, commons to 34lbs, sturgeon, and 8 cats, 1x70lbs, 1x80lbs and 1x 101lbs
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
all baits worked, tipped boilies, pellets ect, fresh fishmeal seemed to have the edge, must have a baitboat to fish far bank
Were the facilities what you expected?
been before, showers good and clean lots of hot water, french toilet not english behind swims
Were you happy with them?
yes no problems
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
have done so already, but if possible book this venue exclusive for 4 to 6 people max
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
without a doubt excellent service
use strong hook links and take lots of leads the cats are very powerfull, lake will get too busy if more than 6 anglers, this is not a 10 angler venue
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Customer name
Steve Cross
Venue
Etang Cailleaux
Date of holiday
25/04/2009
Number of anglers
3
Brief details of your catches
Carp to 27lb 12oz\r\nSturgeon to 24lb 12oz\r\nCatfish to 57lb\r\nlots of Crucians to 3lb and Zander
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Popped up Maize seemed the best (don't put in groundbait or the crucians will bother you non stop)
Were the facilities what you expected?
Showers were broken for 2 days and the owner shut the water off. Had to flush toilets with lake water, NOT ACCEPTABLE!
Were you happy with them?
The toilet to the lake side needs replacing for english and the drainage around swims 5-6 needs improving, but generally okay.
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Met many anglers on the ferry back who had blanked or only caught a couple due to the torrential downpour midweek and have recommended this venue to them.
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Very happy with the service given from CCFH
Only 5 anglers fished the lake and we all fitted in nicely. If the lake is full you will only have 19m each to fish and its about time the number was reduced!
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Customer name
George Murrell
Venue
Etang Cailleaux
Date of holiday
25/04/2009
Number of anglers
3
Brief details of your catches
34 Fish, 5 x 30lb + Carp up to 39lb08oz, 16 x 20lb + Carp, 2 x Catfish up to 81lb, 6 x Sturgeon up to 22lb 01oz, Grass Carp up to 26lb
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Halibut Pellets and Popped up Maize
Were the facilities what you expected?
Same as last year, ok, but needs updating. Shower was broken for most of week, NOT GOOD!
Were you happy with them?
All ok apart from Showers
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yes
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes
Had a good week with PB's broken.
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Customer name
justin holness
Venue
Etang Cailleaux
Date of holiday
11/04/2009
Number of anglers
2
Brief details of your catches
we fished swim's 9&10 and had 90 fish between 2 of us,we lost around 40 fish due to the snaggy swim.carp upto 39lb and cat's upto 77lb 8 oz,sturgeon to 22lb 80z,grass carp to 26lb 8oz
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
tight to the far bank for the carp and 3-4 ft off the far bank for the cat's, small bait's seem to work better than big bait's,fake corn popped up and maize allso loose feed particle's and pellet,bait boat is a must fish are not put off by boat's at all.take plenty of terminal tackle i.e leads,hooklink & hook's,back lead's.
Were the facilities what you expected?
shower's are good,and clean and shop's are only 10 min's up the road.
Were you happy with them?
yes
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
have done so allready,mate's queing to come next year.
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
yes done 2 trip's with ccfh and had no prob's at all,very helpfull
excellent run's water,some big cat fish and stunning carp,highly recomended,you won't be disapointed


Customer name
Ashley
Venue
Etang Cailleaux
Date of holiday
02/08/2008
Number of anglers
2
Brief details of your catches
Over 30 fish caught upto 34lb Carp and 64lb Catfish
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Fishmeal boilies and giant Maize fished over particles and pellet.
Were the facilities what you expected?
Yes but thought the shower facility should be included in the price.
Were you happy with them?
Yes
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yes
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes
Most enjoyable week fishing, with most fish caught from the far margin which is accessible. We thought although the lake caters for 10 anglers it should only be fished by 6. The pegs are well spaced but the swims are tight due to the wedge shape of the lake. The resident Coypu is also entertaining at night....


Customer name
John
Venue
Etang Cailleaux
Date of holiday
07/06/2008
Number of anglers
6
Brief details of your catches
To many to list best fish 35pound 6ounce common and a 30pound mirror plus cat fish grass carp in total about 1000 pound of fish between two of us.
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
bait boat a must fish on bed of hemp with 20mm fusion and KG1 hook bait.
Were the facilities what you expected?
generally good could have done with more tokens for shower .
Were you happy with them?
yes, good for drive and survive.
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
yes but this is a six limit person lake.
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
yes.
very good fishing best ever fishing only bad thing is make sure it is only being fished by 6 people when we arrive found that 4 others have booked and it was well crowded could only fish 2 rods and even then lines crossed.
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Customer name
Nick Webb
Venue
Etang Cailleaux
Date of holiday
19/04/2008
Number of anglers
3
Brief details of your catches
35+carp,catfish upto 120lb
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
boilie & pellet combo
Were the facilities what you expected?
basic,but good hot shower's
Were you happy with them?
yes
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
yes
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
done so already
excellent fishing,best venue ive been to,see u next year!!!!!!
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Customer name
steve walton
Venue
Etang Cailleaux
Date of holiday
17/05/2008
Number of anglers
4
Brief details of your catches
loads of fish,mirrors to 35.5lbs\r\ncommons to 33lbs, 10 cats to 84.5lbs + sturgeon(diamond 25.25lbs)
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
caught everywhere but far bank seemed best, boilies and 21mm pellets over loose fed pellets, baitboat helps.
Were the facilities what you expected?
fine no probs, only one socket for charging, suggest bringing a two way adaptor as other lake uses this as well.
Were you happy with them?
yes well pleased
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
have done already
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
yes you are to be highly recommended
top class runs water our best time in france, CCFH is the ay to book, Big thanks
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Customer name
George Murrell
Venue
Etang Cailleaux
Date of holiday
10/05/2008
Number of anglers
3
Brief details of your catches
19 fish, Cat fish up to 63lb, Carp Up to 35lb 08oz, Sturgeon up to 21lb 12oz, Grass Carp Up To 27lb 10oz. All other carp over 20lb.
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Popped up maize and 24mm Halibut Pellets
Were the facilities what you expected?
They were perfect for what we needed. No issues
Were you happy with them?
Good, We left them a new microwave in the Accomadation.
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yes, Highly recommend booking swims 1&2. But providing you fish to far bank you should get a good result at any swim
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes, very helpful
Good all rounder for various species
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Customer name
Steve Cross
Venue
Etang Cailleaux
Date of holiday
10/05/2008
Number of anglers
3
Brief details of your catches
Carp to 40lb's\r\nCats to 83lb's\r\nSturgeon to 22lb's\r\nGrass Carp to 37lb
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Feed heavy to the far bank with Halibut pellet. Fish popped up maize (day) or 21mm Halibut pellet over (day & night). Bait boat essential.
Were the facilities what you expected?
We booked the accomodation to use for storage, changing and washing up. Above what was expected but didn't use for sleeping.
Were you happy with them?
The swims were very tight, we were lucky that 4 of the 9 fishing over the weekend went home on the Monday which gave us more room to fish. Imagine problems if all swims are booked. Turns into a mud trap after rain especially 5&6 and 1.
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yes would recommend this venue to a friend even though the biggest Carp in the venue is 40lb
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
The fishing was great and well worth going. Best swims 1&2 for Carp, 4 for Cats and Grass Carp, 9&10 for Sturgeon
Toilet behind the swims is French! But this aside worth every penny and may go back
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Customer name
D. Forbes
Venue
Etang Cailleaux
Date of holiday
03/05/2008
Number of anglers
6
Brief details of your catches
Over 80 fish caught including 15 30's to 38lbs, a 17lb golden Koi, 20lb Leather and 4 cats to 40lbs. The remainder were all 20's (only 5 undr 20lbs)
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Used fish flavoured boilies (Shrimp etc) over seed. Halibuts worked well.
Were the facilities what you expected?
Yes, First time I went was in the 90's through CCFH. Facilities have improved since then. Have been back 6 times.
Were you happy with them?
Yes
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yes
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes
Will be going back again. Quality water!


Customer name
justin holness
Venue
Etang Cailleaux
Date of holiday
19/04/2008
Number of anglers
3
Brief details of your catches
my catch,12 fish,biggest,40lb mirror,36lb 80z common,31lb 80z mirror,29lb 80z mirror & 2 sturgeon 16lb 80z & 6x20 plus carp,lost sevaral big cats & carp
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
boilie & pellet combo,bait boat a very big advantage to far bank
Were the facilities what you expected?
basic but good hot showers
Were you happy with them?
yes
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
definatley,we have allready
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
yes,we had no problems,all run smooth
excellent venue,going back next year,it would be nice to see a bit invested in some proper swims as it gets very boggy,overall brilliant\"\"\"\"\"\"\"\"\"\"\"
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Customer name
keith pedder
Venue
Etang Cailleaux
Date of holiday
12/04/2008
Number of anglers
2
Brief details of your catches
keith pedder 21 fish upto 35lb 3cats upto 85lb\r\nsimon pedder 8 fish upto 27lb
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
location and common sense baiting , basic hair rigs , bottom and pop up baits , strong hooklink material
Were the facilities what you expected?
superb , all what you need when fishing
Were you happy with them?
like i said superb
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
only to experienced anglers , with a bit of knowledge if you are going to fish it early on in the year
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
yes very much so , very professional
i'll be back
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Customer name
Mike Bell
Venue
Etang Cailleaux
Date of holiday
29/03/2008
Number of anglers
6
Brief details of your catches
50 fish were banked with the biggest being a 50lb Cat and 36lb Carp. The weather was pretty rubbish for the first few days but then cleared up, the lake level was really high and the banks were really muddy this time but other than that the trip was excellent. We were using Shellfish B5 from Mike Willmott's Essential Baits and the other pair were using Dynamite Baits Source both fished well I wouldn't say one outperformed the other.\r\n\r\n
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
The fish were all holed up in the snags at the top of the lake and only ventured out at night, so Dean & Mark in 7& 8 would be getting takes from 22:00 through until 03:00 and then we would get takes in 5 & 6 from 03:00 untill 09:00 before they went back into the snags for the day. We managed to pick up a few during the day but they were just rogue fish, again fishing far margins for the carp and mid water for the cats, the sturgeon were showing approx 10 feet off the near bank, they were picked up on a bed of pellet and a strawberry pop up!
Were the facilities what you expected?
Been before, so 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
2nd year here, very productive lake - weather was a bit miserable though.
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Customer name
Paul Cooper
Venue
Etang Cailleaux
Date of holiday
18/08/2007
Number of anglers
3
Brief details of your catches
6 cats, biggest 55lbs!\r\nBiggest common carp 39lb, average weight 27lbs
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Halibut pellets but most things worked.
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
A very good week. Can't fault the fishing. 3 of us had 100's out in the week with countless 30's to 39lbs


Customer name
Peter Green
Venue
Etang Cailleaux
Date of holiday
11/08/2007
Number of anglers
9
Brief details of your catches
Phenomenal Fishing! Over 5000lb's banked - Full report is to be done. In breif we caught over 50 x 30's, biggest of 26lbs. Also caught 5 x 60lb+ catfish, 1 x 80lb cat + 1 x 107lb Catfish - Unbelievable.stocking.
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Maize worked everytime
Were the facilities what you expected?
Not brilliant, swims were very wet after a heavy downpour - didn't drain away. Showers were OK but expensive at 2 euros per shower. Could be improved.
Were you happy with them?
Not really - need improving
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yes, for the fishing
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes
Cannot fault the fishing, described as a adventure fishing. Need to improve swims and have more electric points.


Customer name
Mr Brian Pask
Venue
Etang Cailleaux
Date of holiday
21/07/2007
Number of anglers
4
Brief details of your catches
86lb catfish, 36lb carp, 60lb catfish, 68lb catfish.\r\nFished both ends. Nothing in the middle
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
-
Were the facilities what you expected?
Yes. Showers were good
Were you happy with them?
Yes
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yes
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes
-


Customer name
Andrew Scott
Venue
Etang Cailleaux
Date of holiday
16/06/2007
Number of anglers
5
Brief details of your catches
Carp, 3 X 34lbs, 1 X 31lbs, 1 X 30lbs, 2 X 26lbs.\r\n20 other carp 12lbs to 25lbs including 2 grass carp 14lbs and 21lbs. \r\nCatfish 46lb, 42lb, 37llb, 34lb, \r\n29 1/2lb, 29lb.\r\nIn all 35 fish, total weight was 873lbs.
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Nutrabaits, halibut flavour
Were the facilities what you expected?
Yes. Mobile good, toilet/shower block good. Owner came every day to speak with us.
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 caught fish everywhere on the lake. PVA bag just out in front proved just as good. One thing I will say is there was a fair bit of corregated iron with sharp edges holding bank up (CCFH - This has now been addressed) so have to watch where you land fish.


Customer name
A Simms
Venue
Etang Cailleaux
Date of holiday
04/08/2007
Number of anglers
3
Brief details of your catches
Total of 21 carp to over 30lbs in 5 days
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Boilies, scopex/liver & kidney Arctic fish (recommended by French man) worked brilliantly!
Were the facilities what you expected?
Yes
Were you happy with them?
Yes
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yes, definiitely
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes
Raining all week. Fishing excellent. We were in swims 6,7 & 8 - prefer to be in 1,2,& 3. Interested in booking for next year


Customer name
Colin Darby
Venue
Etang Cailleaux
Date of holiday
14/04/2007
Number of anglers
5
Brief details of your catches
Mirrors / Commons = 27lb 4oz, 22lb 8oz, 25lb 4oz, 18lb 8oz, 21lb 4oz, 23lb 8oz, 19lb 8oz, 17lb 4oz, 22lb 8oz, 13lb 12oz, 19lb 8oz, 32lb 4oz, 21lb, 23lb, 23lb 12oz, 20lb 12oz, 23lb 4oz, 37lb 8oz (PB), 26lb 10oz, 24lb, 25lb, 20lb 4oz, 17lb 6oz, 19lb 4oz, 28lb, 28lb 4oz, 23lb 8oz, 33lb 2oz, 37lb 6oz, 25lb 12oz, 36lb, 27lb, 26lb 4oz, 21lb 2oz, 27lb 8oz, 30lb 4oz, 21lb 11oz, 27lb 10oz, 33lb 12oz, 24lb 2oz, 27lb 4oz, 23lb, 28lb 8oz, 25lb, 12lb 2oz, 36lb.\r\n\r\nGrass carp = 12lb, 21lb 8oz, 24lb.\r\n\r\nCatfish = 33lb, 73lb, 35lb 8oz, 44lb, 65lb, 49lb 8oz, 70lb, 46lb 10oz, 51lb 4oz, 31lb.
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
24mm Halibut pellets, boillies fished tight to the far margin.
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
The best week for catches I have had in France.
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Customer name
Bob Berry
Venue
Etang Cailleaux
Date of holiday
14/04/2007
Number of anglers
5
Brief details of your catches
Mirrors / Commons = 28lb, 17lb, 21lb 8oz, 23lb, 18lb 12oz, 25lb 8oz, 17lb 6oz, 20lb, 25lb, 29lb 8oz, 13lb 4oz, 28lb 10oz, 25lb8oz, 23lb 4oz, 28lb, 26lb, 22lb, 19lb 4oz, 16lb 8oz, 23lb 4oz, 31lb 6oz, 22lb 8oz, 18lb 12oz, 17lb 12oz, 36lb 8oz (PB), 27lb 8oz, 31lb 4oz.\r\n\r\nGrass carp = 22lb\r\n\r\nCatfish = 36lb 6oz, 35lb 8oz, 49lb, 26lb, 36lb 4oz.
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
24mm Halibut pellets, boilies tight 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
.
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Customer name
Jim Grey
Venue
Etang Cailleaux
Date of holiday
14/04/2007
Number of anglers
5
Brief details of your catches
Mirrors / Commons = 17lb 8oz, 16lb, 24lb 14oz, 24lb 8oz, 26lb, 24lb, 19lb, 17lb, 13lb 6oz, 14lb 11oz, 18lb 8oz, 15lb 8oz, 28lb 8oz, 6lb 1oz, 18lb, 26lb 3oz.\r\n\r\nGrass Carp = 19lb,16lb 8oz, 12lb 12oz, 26lb, 23lb 6oz, 23lb 12oz, 27lb, 14lb, 18lb.\r\n\r\nCatfish = 26lb, 37lb 13oz (PB).
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Boilies fished over pellets put out by baitboat tight 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
.
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Customer name
Lee Berry
Venue
Etang Cailleaux
Date of holiday
14/04/2007
Number of anglers
5
Brief details of your catches
Mirrors / Commons = 26lb 2oz, 23lb 8oz, 27lb 12oz, 15lb 2oz, 23lb 4oz, 28lb 10oz, 26lb 11oz, 20lb 10oz, 22lb 13oz, 18lb 13oz, 28lb 11oz, 19lb 20z, 17lb 8oz, 17lb 4oz, 26lb, 25lb 8oz, 16lb 14oz,16lb 11oz, 22lb 4oz, 22lb 2oz, 17lb 6oz, 21lb 10oz, 16lb 8oz, 22lb 14oz.\r\n\r\nGrass Carp = 17lb 4oz, 11lb 3oz, 18lb 4oz, 19lb, 10lb 3oz.
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Pellets and boilies up the channel in peg 10 (the snags swim).
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
A prolfic runs water!
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Customer name
Paul Marshment
Venue
Etang Cailleaux
Date of holiday
14/04/2007
Number of anglers
5
Brief details of your catches
Mirrors/Commons = 22ib 4oz, 29lb 4oz, 19lb 6oz, 24lb 8oz, 20lb 6oz, 21lb 6oz, 16lb 110z, 17lb 8oz, 21lb, 26lb 12lb, 18lb 10oz, 25lb 8oz, 22lb 4oz, 26lb 8oz, 20lb 7oz, 20lb, 19lb 3oz, 19lb 4oz, 19lb 6oz, 23lb 5oz, 15lb 2oz, 17lb 3oz, 28lb 8oz, 26lb 1oz, 28lb 4oz, 18lb 15oz.\r\n\r\nGrass Carp = 22lb 11oz, 24lb 4oz, 25lb 5oz, 24lb 11oz,15lb 15oz, 21lb, 18lb, 22lb 2oz, 20lb, 23lb 14oz, 28lb 14oz (PB).\r\n\r\nCatfish = 27lb 8oz, 41lb 8oz, 54lb 8oz (PB), 26lb 5oz.
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Pellets with chop boilies, tight to 2m from far bank. Bait must be tight - use baitboats.
Were the facilities what you expected?
The facilites are basic but do the job.
Were you happy with them?
Yes, Was nice to have mains power avaulable to charge cameras, boat boats etc
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yes - only for a party of 4 or less, anymore it gets a bit tight with all the lines
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes
A prolific runs water when its on form. We were having multiple runs and was hard to keep 3 rods in the water at the same time. I would advise parties to book exclusive as swims are close and this water is only reaslly suited to a maximum of 4 anglers using 3 rods each. Not as secluded as other french carp lakes as a road that can get get busy runs along the right hand bank. This has been our best trip by far to france, for catches, in over 6 years.
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Customer name
Kev Sharrock, Rich Roden, Edd Roden, Steve Plant
Venue
Etang Cailleaux
Date of holiday
07/04/2007
Number of anglers
4
Brief details of your catches
In total we caught 117 fish including 8 catfish. We had 8 30lb+ carp to a 38lb common. The rest were between 15 and 29lb. Catfish ranged from 34lb to 50lb. The total weight of fish caught was 2730lb at an average weight of 23lb 4oz.
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Pva bags or bait boat just off the far margin with a small quantity of pellet or hemp.
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


Customer name
Kevin Sharock
Venue
Etang Cailleaux
Date of holiday
07/04/2007
Number of anglers
4
Brief details of your catches
Catches will be documented soon. In Brief the party banked 8 x 30's to 38lbs, 7 cats to 50lbs. Overall 112 fish were caught with only 12 fish inder 20 lbs. This will be confirmed soon.
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Fishmeal boilies to far margin. Bait boat used with trout, csl and bloodworm 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
A brilliant week! will upload photos in two weeks time.


Customer name
Daniel Nebbit
Venue
Etang Cailleaux
Date of holiday
07/04/2007
Number of anglers
1
Brief details of your catches
Wind was blowing in the wrong direction but still managed several carp to 29lbs and a cat of 37lbs. Others banked an 80lb cat and over 200 carp pushing 40lbs. I only fished for 3 days though.
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Mainline fusion
Were the facilities what you expected?
Yes, English toilet and good showers
Were you happy with them?
Yes
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yes
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes, cam last year
Another excellent weeks fishing. Thank you


Customer name
Robert Haig
Venue
Etang Cailleaux
Date of holiday
07/04/2007
Number of anglers
2
Brief details of your catches
Caught 35 fish including 7 x 30's, 3 x cats to 41lbs. All the rest were over 20lbs except 2 upper doubles.
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Carp Company 18ml lobster boilies over pellet.
Were the facilities what you expected?
Yes, have been going for several years
Were you happy with them?
Yes
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yes
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes
Photos to be uploaded soon. Great group of people on the lake, all caught really well including big cats and well over 100 carp.


Customer name
daniel smith
Venue
Etang Cailleaux
Date of holiday
01/04/2006
Number of anglers
4
Brief details of your catches
loads of carp to 39lb 12oz
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
halibut pellets
Were the facilities what you expected?
yes
Were you happy with them?
yes
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
yes
hopefully going back next year
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Customer name
Aldred / Hall
Venue
Etang Cailleaux
Date of holiday
23/09/2006
Number of anglers
2
Brief details of your catches
Loads of 20's and 5 30's to 38lb Also lots of cats including a 77 and 84lb'er.
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Bait boat to far margin, halibut pellets and boilies and method feeder with scolded halibut 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 water that does produce the goods. If you want some great sport this is the water to visit. Smashed all PB's and can't fault the place.
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Customer name
Aldred
Venue
Etang Cailleaux
Date of holiday
23/09/2006
Number of anglers
2
Brief details of your catches
Loads of 20's and 5 30's to 38lb Also lots of cats including a 77 and 84lb'er.
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Bait boat to far margin, halibut pellets and boilies and method feeder with scolded halibut 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
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Customer name
Paul Groves
Venue
Etang Cailleaux
Date of holiday
15/07/2006
Number of anglers
2
Brief details of your catches
18 x 30's to 38lb 10oz, 95 x 20's and 3 catfish to 72lbs. ONLY FISHING DAYS
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Ultraplex boilies over pellets (40kg of bait used)
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
Unbelievable fishing - caught over 40 fish in first 24hours. Lucky we had whole lake to ourselves - but still stayed on swim numbers 5 & 6.


Customer name
mike, john, pete & mike
Venue
Etang Cailleaux
Date of holiday
08/07/2006
Number of anglers
2
Brief details of your catches
33 runs, 28 banked. biggest carp to 32.10. Biggest cat to 58.4
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
I used carp pellets and catfood for catfish - works everytime. carp liked fishy boilies and dynamite source bait
Were the facilities what you expected?
good showers
Were you happy with them?
fine
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
have done
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
yes, excellent advise
good fishing, but have had better when I have been before


Customer name
Steve Jenkins & Co
Venue
Etang Cailleaux
Date of holiday
17/06/2006
Number of anglers
4
Brief details of your catches
Biggest of 42lb carp & a 78 cat caught on luncheon meat.
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Luncheon meet for the cats. particles anf boilies for carp
Were the facilities what you expected?
OK
Were you happy with them?
yes
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
No - want to keep it to my self
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
yes and have done
great fishing, smashed my pb - and had loads of 20's too. thanks


Customer name
P. Thomas
Venue
Etang Cailleaux
Date of holiday
03/06/2006
Number of anglers
3
Brief details of your catches
Over 50 catches including 38 20's and 8 30's to 33lbs. No Cats unfortunately
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Loads of pellets and GB Cranberry & Caviar Boilies - great
Were the facilities what you expected?
Yep
Were you happy with them?
Yep
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yep
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yep
What a lake - will be back for the big cats


Customer name
John Davies
Venue
Etang Cailleaux
Date of holiday
22/04/2006
Number of anglers
2
Brief details of your catches
44 Carp to 34lbs, 2 Catfish to 66lbs
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Shelf life fishmeal boilie fished over a bed of particles (hemp) used 20kg between the two of us.
Were the facilities what you expected?
Yes - thankful of the English toilet!
Were you happy with them?
Yes fine
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Definatley
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Definately
Great venue - very productive - the best fishing I've had to date. Many thanks to CCFH


Customer name
Vijay Vishram
Venue
Etang Cailleaux
Date of holiday
01/04/2006
Number of anglers
4
Brief details of your catches
We had 68 20's up to 29lbs plus 5 x 30's up to 39lbs. We also had 5 x Cats including a 54lb, 48lb, 42lb + 2 30's.
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
We used 18 - 20 ml Dynamite boilies over a bed of halibut marine pellets. All cats came out on tench caught in the lake.
Were the facilities what you expected?
Yes - better now there is an English toilet!
Were you happy with them?
Yes
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yes
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes
Very cold week, the weather was wet for the first half and the fishing was slow. the majority of catches came out on thursday & Friday. It was a slower week than last year, but all in all a good weeks fishing.


Customer name
pip burrows
Venue
Etang Cailleaux
Date of holiday
06/08/2005
Number of anglers
2
Brief details of your catches
alot of big carp and the odd catfish and a stergeon.
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
bottom baits over a bed of pellets or hemp. pva bags worked very well at short distance.
Were the facilities what you expected?
yes and they were very good.
Were you happy with them?
yes very happy the showers were lovely and warm and the french toilet was differnt but amusing!
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
yes if you want to have a good time relax and catch alot of fish this is the place for you.
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
yes you were very helpfull.
A very good lake the owners were lovely people and we are thimking of going back there next year
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Customer name
robbie burrows
Venue
Etang Cailleaux
Date of holiday
06/08/2005
Number of anglers
2
Brief details of your catches
alot of 20lb+ carp the odd stergeon cat and koi
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
pva bags bottom bait boilies
Were the facilities what you expected?
yeh
Were you happy with them?
yeh the toilet was funny but very diffrent
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
yeh deffently
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
yeh
good alround lake and the locals are realy friendly.