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Customer name
Nigel
Venue
Etang Rendezvous
Date of holiday
18/06/2016
Number of anglers
3
Brief details of your catches
Carp- 2 doubles, 6 twenties, 14 thirties, 4 forties, best was 44lb common Cats- 2 thirties, 4 forties, 1 fifty, 2 sixties, 2 eighties, 3 nineties, best was 98lb.
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
We all used different boilies and all caught fish.Baited up with boilies pellet and maize.The cats were even taking single grain of maize !
Were the facilities what you expected?
Facilities were adequate considering it's classed as bivvy only 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
Weather was changable all week making fishing challenging,but still did quite well. Fish came from margins,open water and far side under trees from all ends and middle of the lake.


Customer name
Chas Merry
Venue
Etang Rendezvous
Date of holiday
05/07/2014
Number of anglers
3
Brief details of your catches
None of us fished at night, but still caught plenty of carp, both mirrors and commons. one angler targeted the catfish and caught a personal best in the process. Our best carp weighed 58lb and best cat weighed 82lb.
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
High concentrations of bait around the hook produced the most success. Carp took boillies and most of the cats fell to pellets.
Were the facilities what you expected?
Although classed as a "Bivvie only" water the accommodation was more than adequate. One chalet housed four bunks and the shower the other chalet was the kitchen and dining area.
Were you happy with them?
Facilities were adequate for our needs.
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Most definitely.
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Most definitely
Nice lake in superb surroundings. Food can be provided at additional cost. We took up this option and found it food and service excellent. The meal package consisted of breakfast and evening meal, which is all proper home cooking.
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Customer name
Dave Dyson
Venue
Etang Rendezvous
Date of holiday
19/04/2014
Number of anglers
3
Brief details of your catches
Dave:- Carp 28,27,24,21,29,20,27,19,23,24,17,39,35,32,4,25,31 Cats:- 30,17,7,30,65,70 Duncan:- Carp 17,12,27,20,25,27,25,36,28,34,42 Cats:- 101,75,70,40,40,62,60,70,75,40,12 Dan:- carp 42,29,29,21 Cats:- 85,33,30,30,30,101,83,52,76,59,70,9,68,70,93,36,7,67,63,73,8,7,56,30,72,35,66.
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Try everything until you start to catch !!!
Were the facilities what you expected?
The facilities are very good and clean and more than expected, maybe wifi to go with the satalite tv and power into the bivvy !!! just fantastic.
Were you happy with them?
very
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
yes
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
as usual my team are well looked after by Dave and Carp France and always recommended
After waiting over 2 years to get on this venue our expectations were soaring out of control when we pulled up at the gates to the mighty Rendezvous. George met us with reports of a record week from the previous weeks anglers and this only added to our excitement. Following advice from George we spread out on the road side and got the gear all set up by mid afternoon in the sunshine although there was a chilly northerly breeze. Fishing to the far bank or 3/4 across was the done thing and plenty of bait to keep them feeding.....to say we were disappointed was an understatement. Nothing that night and nothing the next day except a large cat for Duncan and 2 Cats for Dan in the deeper water. Next night i lost a cat and managed a single common. Duncan blanked and Dan did another cat. We came to the conclusion that the previous anglers whilst nearly breaking there own record on the lake had smashed it up and filled it in with bait, only the cats were happy to munch there way through the huge amount of pellets and maize left in the lake. We all had a big re-think ....Dan went for the cats in style and using his secret weapon cat rig started hooking into cats at an obscene rate which unfortunately dragged Dunc and i to his rescue to man handle these beasts to the scales. Dunc called time out and sunbathed another blank away and i considered taking up croquet for excitement. As you can see from the catch report the week slowly improved and the bag grew but not without considerable soul searching, the cats became a damn nuisance in our quest to catch carp. All things taken into consideration the lake is everything expected, facilities excellent, very clean and kept pristine by George and his team.


Customer name
Terry Tedder
Venue
Etang Rendezvous
Date of holiday
25/05/2013
Number of anglers
3
Brief details of your catches
we had 1 x 60lb, 7 x 40lb, 18 x 30lb, 31 x 20lb carp plus a large number of sub 20lb fish. we only caught 4 cats, notably a 75 and 65lb. our total weight for the week was 2100lb.
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
All fish were taken on boilie ( cell ) but presentations varied from single 15 mm; 20 +10 mm snowman to double 20mm the 60lb, a 48lb and 46lb came to the double 20mm and snowman presentation.
Were the facilities what you expected?
better.... "the lodge" is perfect for those not quite ready for the drive and survive experience. Great focal point for the social part of the trip.
Were you happy with them?
as above perfect for the purpose.
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yes, but I would rather keep it quiet t so there is more opportunity for me. Happy to take up any cancellations!
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
yes.
What a fantastic venue this is. Although listed as a Bivvy only water the facilities were superb. Indeed, could be persuaded to take the wife there.
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Customer name
John Kay
Venue
Etang Rendezvous
Date of holiday
27/04/2013
Number of anglers
4
Brief details of your catches
We "smashed" the lake record for a cat, @ 118lb 4oz - taking numerous others, over 50lb. Between us, we managed three 40+ carp, the biggest at over 48lb. Plenty of 30+ and loads of 20+ (mainly 25+)
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Fish to the far bank, 1 rod length out (which is gravel) for the carp. For the cats, fish in the middle, in the deaper water. Listen to George's advice
Were the facilities what you expected?
Been before, so we knew what was there. Plenty of freezer space, good cooking facitlites, good hot shower and sky tv - everything you would need.
Were you happy with them?
Yes
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yes, already have.
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes.
We arrived at around 10am at the lake, refreshed, after again taking advantage of spending the night at the lake owners daughters house (only 35 euros, for evening meal, bed and breakfast - highly recomeneded). We knew the tactics to use, after a sucessful visit last year - so the runs started pretty much that day. The weather was up and down, but this did not seem to bother the fish - we caught at all times of the day and night, and in all weather conditions. Due to the recent netting, there was a lot less annoying small carp - so when you got a run, it was normally a decent fish, Still the best French lake we have been to!
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Customer name
Chris Morton, Richard Hall and Big Dog Bailey!
Venue
Etang Rendezvous
Date of holiday
13/04/2013
Number of anglers
3
Brief details of your catches
Had an awesome time!, to cut a long story short between 3 of us we shared 69 fish of which we had a P.b 56.8 common on first night (and caught same fish again later in wk) plus 2 cats over 100lb amongst many other big cats(about 12 between 40-88lb), we had about 3 or 4 x 40lb plus carp and loads of 20's and 30's and weather was superb..so good that some were spawning. Photos to follow.
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Patches of baits and fishing various spots. Baited far margin everyday and rested main swims for stalking every morning which produced fish without fail. Caught on pva bags, Method, Boated out baits with feed, and fishing to island/snags in shallows. Dam wall end for the big cats. Fish with slack lines and/or back leads as they spook from lines.
Were the facilities what you expected?
Better
Were you happy with them?
yes-perfectly adequate and nice to know there is shelter if there is a bad storm and nice social area with good kitchen..Decent shower and beds also.
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Definately
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Definately-Dave is very helpfull and enthusiastic
Great place, Nice facilities, Plenty of big fish but they are very line shy so rest the swims!


Customer name
John Kay
Venue
Etang Rendezvous
Date of holiday
05/05/2012
Number of anglers
4
Brief details of your catches
We only managed 1 x 40+ - but there was a lot of high 30's, piles of 20's - a 80lb+ cat, plus a couple of "small cats" ones 49lb and 37lb. All in, over 2000lb of fish caught, with on average 20 fish each, with a few lost
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Listen to George - we fished the road side, then boating to the far bank, 1 rod length from the bank. Fish in the middle for the cats (deeper water) Cell/Maple8 did the trick - no fancy rigs were needed.
Were the facilities what you expected?
Yes, and more - Sky tv was available for the football! More than enough freezer/fridge space Gas stove/microwave/oven for cooking. Good shower, 4 beds I don't think you can ask for more - and its supposed to be a bivvy only water!
Were you happy with them?
Yes, 100% I don't think you can ask for more - and its supposed to be a bivvy only water!
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yes and already have done.
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes,
We have being going to France fishing now for 10 years (sometimes twice a year), so we have been to a lot of places - this is the only place that has lived up to what French carping should be about - and we have already booked to go back next year (we have never gone back to the same lake before) Also we highly recommend taking up the offer of staying the night before at Georges daughters house, we got a home cooked evening meal (with beer!), a good nights sleep,thane a massive english breakfast in the morning, then an escort to the lake at 10am Saturday morning - all for 35 euros each!
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Customer name
Roger Creasey
Venue
Etang Rendezvous
Date of holiday
28/04/2012
Number of anglers
3
Brief details of your catches
1 x 47lb common, 4 x 35lb, 5 x 30lb, 8 x 25lb etc 1 x 93lb catfish 1 x 85lb, 5 x 50lb+ All fish in excellant condition
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Cell 14mm snowman for carp,and 22mm halibut for cats. cats feed during day time very hard to land at night.lost three larger cats at night.
Were the facilities what you expected?
yes all 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
Great fishing trip on a peaseful lake. fishing was above average, weather was rubbish, and fish then spawned?? George the owner was very helpfull and kind. Ee will be returning next year to get that fifty??.


Customer name
Steven Mason
Venue
Etang Rendezvous
Date of holiday
15/10/2011
Number of anglers
4
Brief details of your catches
had 3 x 40,s to 46.10. 15 x 30's and a fair few back up fish. Also 3 x 70lb + and a 102lb catfish were caught.
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
scattering of bait
Were the facilities what you expected?
better that we expected.
Were you happy with them?
yes
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
definitely.
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
yes
George is a brilliant lake owner. lovely lake and superb fish. all 4 anglers really enjoyed it!
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Customer name
Tom Grylls
Venue
Etang Rendezvous
Date of holiday
09/04/2011
Number of anglers
3
Brief details of your catches
Just over 4,000lb of fish was caught this week which included the new lake record for a common carp of 56lb 2oz. Other notable fish were 3x40lbs, 30x30lbs all carp and 2x100lbs+ cats (106lb and 105lb) plus 10 over 50lbs and 16 over 40lbs (cats as well).
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Boiles over pellet
Were the facilities what you expected?
Yes
Were you happy with them?
Yes
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Definately
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes
Amazing place! The best place i've ever fished. I thought it would be hard to top Juvanze from last year but this was even better pulling out the lake record common at 56lb 20z. Also caught over 30 x 30's and 3 x 40's. Awesome


Customer name
N. Wateridge
Venue
Etang Rendezvous
Date of holiday
11/09/2010
Number of anglers
4
Brief details of your catches
Fantastic, Commons to over 50lbs, cats to 106lbs. Richard had a 50, 40, 36 and 24 within a 2 hour period
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Boilies over pellet
Were the facilities what you expected?
Excellent - kept spotless.
Were you happy with them?
Very
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yes
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Definitely
A wonderful lake, a great holiday.


Customer name
Trevor Edwards
Venue
Etang Rendezvous
Date of holiday
20/06/2009
Number of anglers
4
Brief details of your catches
62 fish caught in total best fish 48lb 2oz Common also 5 other commons up to 37lb loads of cats up to 36lb.
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Maple 8 boilies over loads of maize all maize supplied by George (very cheap) and well prepared.
Were the facilities what you expected?
Excellent better than we expected. loved the chitty chitty bang bang toilet.only thing missing was grandpa POTTS.
Were you happy with them?
Very happy all very clean and all appliances worked (that makes a change).
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Like to say yes but would like to keep this place to ourselves as long as possible.George was the best host ever in our 10 year french fishing adventures this place is absolutely first class the lake is stunning and the fish are in beautiful condition.
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
yes
Thanks for our best ever trip to france although George thought our 62 fish was not a particually good score we were more than happy it was our best ever week THANKS GEORGE.
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Customer name
david stephens
Venue
Etang Rendezvous
Date of holiday
30/05/2009
Number of anglers
3
Brief details of your catches
Dave had 12 fish to 47lb\r\nwayne had 11 fish to 49lb\r\ndel had 10 fish to 44lb\r\nAll caught a few 30s each and the rest maily 20s with the odd single
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Fishing over beds of maize hemp n kg1 boilies
Were the facilities what you expected?
The facilities were spot on
Were you happy with them?
yes
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
yes
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
yes
fishing was a little slow at times but we all did well and caught new pbs and i would defo go back
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Customer name
Gavin Kirkham
Venue
Etang Rendezvous
Date of holiday
09/05/2009
Number of anglers
4
Brief details of your catches
Around 150 fish with carp to over 50lb\r\n(1x50lb, 3x40lb, 20(?)x30lb.\r\n\r\nNo large cats, although we were not going for them!
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Most were caught on the bottom using boilies.
Were the facilities what you expected?
Superb facilities
Were you happy with them?
Yes
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yes
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes
Superb lake in very peaceful surroundings
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Customer name
Craig Priest
Venue
Etang Rendezvous
Date of holiday
05/07/2008
Number of anglers
3
Brief details of your catches
5 PB's including 2 heavy weight cats of 90 & 93lb.\r\nCarp upto 44lb.\r\nBut more impressively over 1400lb of fish caught in 1 weeks hectic bash
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Maple8 & Tutti Frutti Boilies
Were the facilities what you expected?
There actually better than they look in the photo's, still basic but clean & adequate
Were you happy with them?
Yes
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Definately
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes
We had a great weeks fishing and will go back again very soon.
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Customer name
Graeme Smith
Venue
Etang Rendezvous
Date of holiday
25/08/2007
Number of anglers
2
Brief details of your catches
Commons, 29lb, 39lb, 40lb, 41lb, 28lb, 37lb
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
A mixture - boilees 16mm Shellfish B5, Rod Hutchinson hemp, maize
Were the facilities what you expected?
Yes, fine
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 quality of the lake was good. Will 'phone to enquire about holiday next year with CCFH.


Customer name
James Lowe
Venue
Etang Rendezvous
Date of holiday
08/09/2007
Number of anglers
3
Brief details of your catches
Carp, mid 20's upwards. 3 30's and a 42lb.
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Fresh boilees. Premier bait, mixed to our own recipe.
Were the facilities what you expected?
Yes
Were you happy with them?
Yes
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yes, extremely good
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes
We had constant action all week. Weather was fantastic for most of the time. Excellent fishing and an extremely good venue.


Customer name
Roger Keighley + Trevor Winn
Venue
Etang Rendezvous
Date of holiday
21/10/2006
Number of anglers
2
Brief details of your catches
23 fish altogether.Trev had 11 fish inc 4 30's,with a lovely 38.5lb common.Roger had 12 fish inc 4 30's,with a 34.5lb mirror.Loads of other missed runs aswell !!!
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Terry Hearn Source,Spicy Chicken,tangerine+tutti frutti boilies all did the trick on standard bolt rig set up.
Were the facilities what you expected?
Facilities were excellent.Cabin was welcome relief in middle of thunderstorm !!
Were you happy with them?
Yes
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yes
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Definetly
Good fun getting George out of bed in the middle of the nite to take photos ! ! Excellent host.


Customer name
Roger While
Venue
Etang Rendezvous
Date of holiday
01/10/2005
Number of anglers
4
Brief details of your catches
Roger caught 2 thirties, 8 twenties, best of 36lb 12oz.\r\n\r\nJab caught 2 thirties, 10 twenties, best of 33lb 14oz. plus two kittens of 5 and 6 lbs.\r\n\r\nTim caught 1 thirty, 4 twenties, best of 33lb 2oz.\r\n\r\nBrian caught 2 thirties, 14 twenties, best 33l
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Bait used was a Premier which all but 2 fish were caught on
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
We had 55 fish in all not to bad after the water temperature dropped by 6 degrees over 36 hrs and slowed down the fishing for a time George, the owner, was a great host and was very helpful - Thank you!
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Customer name
Mick Hurst
Venue
Etang Rendezvous
Date of holiday
08/10/2005
Number of anglers
5
Brief details of your catches
27 Fish caught including 26 Carp to 40lb and 2 thirties. Plus a catfish to 65lbs.
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
We were using a range of boilies. The forty came out on 2 x 10 ml tutti-fruiti boiles. The 65lb cat came out on 18 ml tutti-fruity boillie
Were the facilities what you expected?
Perfect
Were you happy with them?
Very
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Definately
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes
George, the owner, was very friendl - the perfect host! great week had by all.
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