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Customer name
bert
Venue
La Petite Martiniere
Date of holiday
09/07/2016
Number of anglers
1
Brief details of your catches
36 fish
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Marcs boilies did all the damage with his Mazie and Hemp, very good price also
Were the facilities what you expected?
No much better
Were you happy with them?
Yes love it
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yes
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes
Great week for me resetting my PB 7 times from 30lbs to 41lb.12oz We had a great time and will back next year for 2 weeks xx
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Customer name
Jon and Barbara Munzing
Venue
La Petite Martiniere
Date of holiday
25/06/2016
Number of anglers
1
Brief details of your catches
1st week 40 out up to 37lb, 2nd week 23, but great fish with the bigger grass at 32lb. Best a 36lb mirror, fished all over but the middle section was more productive, mainly by the pads / margins did ok
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Corn and hemp over a bed mixed pellets tipped bolt rigs with longer hair helped
Were the facilities what you expected?
Yes it’s our favourite place
Were you happy with them?
Yes it’s our 3rd time must say we like it
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yes great place to start a 1st trip to France you have Wifi at the swims and a lovely cabin along with the awesome fish
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes thanks for all your help david
Great place to start a 1st trip to France you have Wifi at the swims and a lovely cabin along with the awesome fish 1st week 40 out up to 37lb, 2nd week 23, but great fish with the bigger grass at 32lb. Best a 36lb mirror, Changing weather does make the fishing interesting and keeps you thinking. Great little lake just getting better each year, we are back in 2017 ....PS thanks for the photos Marc
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Customer name
peter and sandra
Venue
La Petite Martiniere
Date of holiday
18/06/2016
Number of anglers
1
Brief details of your catches
peter caught 3 carp a day they were nice big fish beware they splash
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
peter used KD rig and several boillies like pineapple, birdseed and tigernut
Were the facilities what you expected?
Yes, cabin is nice and the setting is lovely
Were you happy with them?
Very
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yes, we would
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Also a yes
We had a relaxed week with the cute splashing carp


Customer name
Bert and Lena
Venue
La Petite Martiniere
Date of holiday
09/07/2016
Number of anglers
2
Brief details of your catches
30 fish banked
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Marcs boilies did all the damage with his Mazie and Hemp, very good price also
Were the facilities what you expected?
No much better
Were you happy with them?
Yes love it
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
A big yes
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes
Great week for me resetting my PB 7 times from 30lbs to 41lb.12oz We had a great time and will back next year for 2 weeks
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Customer name
Alan and Ian Dugdale
Venue
La Petite Martiniere
Date of holiday
28/05/2016
Number of anglers
2
Brief details of your catches
11 out for Alan 3 over the 30lb mark his best was a 37lb and 12 for Ian, his best a 34lb mirror
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
We used all of marc's baits, pellet, hemp and maize along with boilies
Were the facilities what you expected?
Yes very happy with them
Were you happy with them?
We was thanks just what me and my brother was hoping for great little place
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yes
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes
We only did a 5 day break because of work. It was a hard time with the pets close to spawning, but we did ok with 11 out for Alan 3 over the 30lb mark his best was a 37lb and 12 for Ian, his best a 34lb mirror
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Customer name
Carla & Joop
Venue
La Petite Martiniere
Date of holiday
04/06/2016
Number of anglers
1
Brief details of your catches
38 fish with 11 20s his best a 36lb mirror also some nice tench to 10lb along with little sid getting in on the action most off the top on bread or sweet corn
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
30 + out just day fishing getting them on bread
Were the facilities what you expected?
No much better just great
Were you happy with them?
More than happy
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
yes for sure
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
yes so easy thanks david
30 + out just day fishing also a 1st for us getting them on bread off the top. A great lake to do everything you want to do, Great cabin and lovely people. It was my birthday on Friday and the guys got me a nice cake and some beers happy days Thanks Nikki and Marc we will be back
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Customer name
Niels and Danny
Venue
La Petite Martiniere
Date of holiday
21/05/2016
Number of anglers
2
Brief details of your catches
catch sheet 8 30's 12 20's 16 around 17-19lb and 3 Tench over 9lb
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
White baits used a nice simple rig with a pop-up peg on the hook with a fox stop ...no hair and only lost one fish size 4 hooks did it...12 Tench is unreal
Were the facilities what you expected?
No much much better great little cabin
Were you happy with them?
yes thanks
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
we will
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
yes
We did 5 days so Danny got back for work for Saturday. 36 carp and 12 tench out only fishing two rods each, from 8am to 11pm. Sometimes less is more, hope to see the guys next year
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Customer name
Ruud and Brian
Venue
La Petite Martiniere
Date of holiday
30/04/2016
Number of anglers
2
Brief details of your catches
21 fish up to 38lb
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
All work keep on the move
Were the facilities what you expected?
no better
Were you happy with them?
very
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
yes
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
yes
Despite freezing overnight temperatures and bitterly cold winds, along with some rain,we had an awesome 1st time at La petite - 21 fish up to 38lb. That little baby smashed Ruud’s PB by miles and the food is unreal will be back next year
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Customer name
Adi and Paul
Venue
La Petite Martiniere
Date of holiday
16/04/2016
Number of anglers
2
Brief details of your catches
55 fish and PB's
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Sweetcorn or Maize, Equinox boilies, Strawberry pellets
Were the facilities what you expected?
Yes as always the new high top bivvie is great
Were you happy with them?
Always
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
We do
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes Thanks David fabulous service and great support
Cracking week with Adi 55 fish and PB's for both of us See you on April 8th 2017
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Customer name
peter & patrick
Venue
La Petite Martiniere
Date of holiday
09/04/2016
Number of anglers
2
Brief details of your catches
61 fish,36 Mirrors, 17 Commons, 6 Tench, 1 Grassy, 1 Pike, 9 over 30lbs
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Our homemade Pineapple pop-ups and homemade Squid boilies did the damage
Were the facilities what you expected?
No better
Were you happy with them?
Yes 5th year and still coming back must be Nikki cooking
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yes
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes
61 Fish 9 over 30lb best 42lb all for £650 not many can match that!! Great homemade food to die for and nice cabin #happydays
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Customer name
Peter & Kelly
Venue
La Petite Martiniere
Date of holiday
25/07/2015
Number of anglers
2
Brief details of your catches
Some nice mirrors, we luckily had a beautiful 32lb mirror
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Fish and Tutti worked for us with a hooklink of 15cm
Were the facilities what you expected?
Yes they were very clean and the cabin is lovely
Were you happy with them?
yes
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
For sure it's so nice here and we will be back
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
yes
The fish in here are so strong and look good. Some nice mirrors, we luckily had a beautiful 32lb mirror
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Customer name
Katie & Glenn
Venue
La Petite Martiniere
Date of holiday
04/07/2015
Number of anglers
1
Brief details of your catches
Fishing days we had 11 with 4 30's, our best was 38lb, also the grassy at 34lb and a nice 8lb Tench
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Pop-ups
Were the facilities what you expected?
No exceeded all
Were you happy with them?
Definitely
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Definitely
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Definitely
Fantastic venue, great fish, great people, will be back thanks Marc and Nikki, Fishing days we had PB after PB our best was 38lb, also the grassy at 34lb and a nice 8lb Tench
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Customer name
Diane & Ivan
Venue
La Petite Martiniere
Date of holiday
27/06/2015
Number of anglers
2
Brief details of your catches
Nice fish to 30+lbs Very hot and the bigger pets were into the 2nd day of very hard spawning, so we did ok. Sorry we don't do photos
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Tiger nut over particle with one of Marc's Haze boilies
Were the facilities what you expected?
Above expectations
Were you happy with them?
Yes
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yes definitely
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes great Service from you and the lake owners
Had a fantastic weeks holiday this was the 2nd week of our 3 week trip and was the best out of the 3 places. Cabin and lake superb, very clean throughout, Grounds and lake exceptionally well maintained, Fantastic hosts, super meals, we will definitely come back Thanks Nikki and Marc


Customer name
Paul Wyeth
Venue
La Petite Martiniere
Date of holiday
13/06/2015
Number of anglers
2
Brief details of your catches
13 doubles to 19.5lb 4 twenties to 29lb 3 thirties a 31 and two 36lb one mirror and woody the common
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Sticky baits did the damage for us
Were the facilities what you expected?
Yes we have come here for 4 years and back in 2016
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 little place with awesome food, just how we like it we have come here for 4 years and back in 2016 13 doubles to 19.5lb 4 twenties to 29lb 3 thirties a 31 and two 36lb one mirror and woody the common
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Customer name
Pascal Vanhille
Venue
La Petite Martiniere
Date of holiday
06/06/2015
Number of anglers
1
Brief details of your catches
9 Fish to 35lb
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
All worked so anything
Were the facilities what you expected?
No better
Were you happy with them?
very thanks
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yes we have
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes thanks for everything
Nice weather Nice people and great fish what more do your need and a new PB 35lb Mirror
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Customer name
Glenn drain
Venue
La Petite Martiniere
Date of holiday
04/07/2015
Number of anglers
1
Brief details of your catches
11 fish from 10 lb- 38lb
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Were the facilities what you expected?
Exceeded expectations
Were you happy with them?
Deffenatly
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
100%
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
100%
Great place. Absolutely stunning Really lovely people. So helpful and welcoming
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Customer name
Jordy and Maikel
Venue
La Petite Martiniere
Date of holiday
30/05/2015
Number of anglers
1
Brief details of your catches
16 fish 4 Tench to 8lb little sid at 13.2lb and 11 carp 5 high doubles to 19.8lb, 3 20's to 28lb and 3 mid 30's best 35.6lb
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
With the fish close to spawning the end of the week was very slow we just used all we had
Were the facilities what you expected?
No better Wifi is very useful for home contact weather and facebook
Were you happy with them?
Very happy and so would you be
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yes we have
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes thanks for the Great service and help
Thanks Marc for the good service, And Nikki for the really good food. Hopefully we come back again Well done thank you for all you did for us well loved it
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Customer name
Paul & Adi
Venue
La Petite Martiniere
Date of holiday
09/05/2015
Number of anglers
2
Brief details of your catches
Adi 17 Fish 4x20's 3x30's Best 32lb12oz Mirror Paul 21 Fish 7x20's 3x30's Best 35lb8oz Common (Woody)
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Sweetcorn fished to lilies CC Moores Equinox boilies with fake corn Short hooklinks light leads
Were the facilities what you expected?
Yes
Were you happy with them?
Yes its the 6th time of Adi and the 4th for Paul
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Always
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes have done many time great service
38 banked Thanks to Nikki & Marc for allowing us to keep coming back their superb food and hospitality do it every time See you in April 2016
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Customer name
Peter van Loo / Patrick Ouwens
Venue
La Petite Martiniere
Date of holiday
11/04/2015
Number of anglers
2
Brief details of your catches
5 30's 6 20's and 5 doubles 2 tench also little sid out to both of us 1 cat and 16 nice perch on the float. Patrick banked 196.7lbs best 32.8lb Top rod Peter netted 248.2lbs best 34.1lb.
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
No fish out on maggots this week we did try most fell to tigernut or Pineapple pop-up's the odd one to corn or mussel and squid & caviar boilies
Were the facilities what you expected?
Yes wifi was a nice new touch
Were you happy with them?
Always
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yes back for our 4th year great place for the money
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes anytime we can
5 30's 6 20's and 5 doubles 2 tench also little sid out to both of us 1 cat and 16 nice perch on the float. The place has it all, Nikki’s food is so good we go home 2 or 3 kg's more. This was our 4th trip and La Petite only gets better. Just because it’s a small water it’s not easy and will get you thinking about the next fish
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Customer name
Joe Stuart and Luke
Venue
La Petite Martiniere
Date of holiday
04/04/2015
Number of anglers
3
Brief details of your catches
45 fish Total weight for us 762.9lbs
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Small or long hair, fake maggot Pegs 4 and 5 to far bank
Were the facilities what you expected?
Yes the place is spot on and we really enjoyed our stay
Were you happy with them?
Yes very looking to be back same time next year
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yes I would, My friends have already been asking about coming
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes thanks David very happy with your services and info
4 30's 9 20's Total weight for us 762.9lbs New PB's for Joe and Stuart Thanks for a brilliant stay and thanks for being great hosts we really did appreciate everything you have done for us Many thanks the Bristows
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Customer name
Simon & Eve
Venue
La Petite Martiniere
Date of holiday
09/08/2014
Number of anglers
1
Brief details of your catches
2 PB's for me with a 30lb 14oz mirror and a 5lb 8oz tench
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Combination of hair rigs - kd rig, blow back rig, stiff hinge with stripped braid at end Boilie tipped with white pop-up or buoyant yellow corn - mussels for tench, luncheon meat mostly top end daytime stalking was best in the margins at the top end in the sun
Were the facilities what you expected?
Excellent, very clean and everything we required at hand, wifi on site
Were you happy with them?
Absolutely - fantastic spot, great facilities and stunning fish to be had, very relaxing
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
yes
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
yes great service
Beautiful spot, lovely lake and close to plenty of places to visit for the day, supermarkets close by. Fantastic owners, we self catered so can’t comment on Nikki's food, but she baked me the most amazing cake as a surprise for my birthday which was absolutely divine so I imagine the food is amazing. Marc & Nikki are lovely people and can't do enough for you, Thank you
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Customer name
Ivan & Diane
Venue
La Petite Martiniere
Date of holiday
19/07/2014
Number of anglers
2
Brief details of your catches
Just too hot 32c, but we did get a very nice 28lb mirror
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Boilie and sweetcorn
Were the facilities what you expected?
no better
Were you happy with them?
very
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
yes very nice place
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
yes
We had a great week with Marc & Nikki. Great little venue fantastic hosts, meals superb we would definitely come back Thanks again


Customer name
John and barbara
Venue
La Petite Martiniere
Date of holiday
12/07/2014
Number of anglers
1
Brief details of your catches
23 fish at 434lb 6 over 30lb
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
All over but the middle section was more productive mainly by the pads / margins did ok Corn over a bed of lake mix + pellets tipped bolt rigs with longer hair helped
Were the facilities what you expected?
Yes great our 2nd time with you
Were you happy with them?
very happy only place the wife will come back to after 10 years of trying france
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
we do
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
yes gladly
23 fish at 434lb Weather played a key factor, cold winds , and changing temperatures, but when settled fished well. Marc & Nikki are great hosts nothing is too much trouble. Lake is a picture..we will hopefully see 'Little Babs' on the bank next time
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Customer name
Graham & Kieran
Venue
La Petite Martiniere
Date of holiday
21/06/2014
Number of anglers
2
Brief details of your catches
5 over 30lb, 3 over 28lb, 3 low 20’s, 2 mid doubles, Little Sid once or twice and the 5lb male Tench
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
18mm Cell boilies tipped with fake maze longshank rigs with blow-back ring and shrink-tube on the knot longer than normal rigs to help accommodate for silt
Were the facilities what you expected?
Better than expected - very clean / tidy
Were you happy with them?
Definitely
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yes
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes Definitely
Lovely food from Nikki and plenty of it ! Marc was very helpful with info on lake, tactics , etc 5 over 30lb, 3 over 28lb, 3 low 20’s, 2 mid doubles, Little Sid once or twice and a 5lb male Tench
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Customer name
Jamie, Karl, Shane
Venue
La Petite Martiniere
Date of holiday
14/06/2014
Number of anglers
3
Brief details of your catches
30lb 12oz, 28lb 4oz, 17lb, 13lb, 2 single figure carp Little Sid x4 Shane caught the sun Our week was just after spawning
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Jamie/ Karl: Carp were not really playing ball, small hook baits seemed to produce bites, boilie chops and maize Shane: My best tactic was to wind the rods in, drink 17 beers, stay in the sun until crispy, pass out and miss the England game
Were the facilities what you expected?
Yes
Were you happy with them?
Yes we were happy with all the facilities
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Definetly would recommend to a friend if I had any
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes
Lovely place, lovely people, very friendly. Food was amazing, well looked after and would love to return Big thanks to Marc and Nikki for an amazing week
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Customer name
Neil & Catherine
Venue
La Petite Martiniere
Date of holiday
31/05/2014
Number of anglers
1
Brief details of your catches
2x30's, 2x20's, 5x Doubles, 1 Tench and Little Sid
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Live system and cell, along with sweet corn, 6 inch hair rig, Marcs lake mix, extra boilies with pellets spread around, tried all types of rigs but no rig stood out above the others
Were the facilities what you expected?
Very Good our 2nd time
Were you happy with them?
Yes, lovely setting , great venue
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yes it is a great venue to take the wife
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
we do
lovely setting , great venue we had carp showing signs of spawning behaviour most of the week but still managed to sneak fish out
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Customer name
Keith & Jon
Venue
La Petite Martiniere
Date of holiday
24/05/2014
Number of anglers
2
Brief details of your catches
18 banked 5 lost
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Equinox boilies, Marcs lakemix and pellets , feed regular, short hair rigs
Were the facilities what you expected?
As always very 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
Nice condition fish, good food and great company as I always find when we visit. We have come every year since 2010 and will be back in 2015 Keith got in the zone banking 5 30's resetting his common PB 3 times to 38lb.6 and also reset his mirror one to 35lb. Jon was happy with a new PB tench at 6lb.12oz
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Customer name
Dennis and Coen
Venue
La Petite Martiniere
Date of holiday
10/05/2014
Number of anglers
2
Brief details of your catches
13 netted 6 lost
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Pop-ups, Marc’s lake mix and monster crab boilies
Were the facilities what you expected?
Yes cabin is very good and wifi is a nice touch and a good price
Were you happy with them?
Yes great place and people
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yes
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes you guys rock keep up the good work
We are already making plans for our next attack on La Petite. Both of us go home with PB's, Coen banked a 35lb mirror and Dennis upped the lake record for a common to 39lb cabin is very good and wifi is a nice touch and a good price. Thoroughly enjoyed it - but feel like I have consumed my own bodyweight in food!
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Customer name
Lars with dad Marcel
Venue
La Petite Martiniere
Date of holiday
26/04/2014
Number of anglers
2
Brief details of your catches
9 fish
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Just simple
Were the facilities what you expected?
Yes very nice place we loved it here it's the 1st place my 13 year old son will come back to so keep up the good work
Were you happy with them?
Yes thanks excellent hospitality see you in 2015
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yes
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes very happy
We had lots of rain for most of the time so little Lars gave the xbox in the fantastic cabin a bash most days were only planning to fish days but rain and not much daytime action with only 5 fish up to Wednesday made a night or two on the cards. This was a good move with 4 fish coming out on Friday with a nice double run but time ran out for us we are making a return visit in 2015 very nice place we loved it here it's the 1st place my 13 year old son will come back to
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Customer name
Michael & Wim
Venue
La Petite Martiniere
Date of holiday
19/05/2014
Number of anglers
2
Brief details of your catches
16 fish upto 14kg
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Marcs 14mm Monster Crab boilies helped with 9 fish to 13+kg
Were the facilities what you expected?
Yes just what we needed
Were you happy with them?
Yes
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
We have
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes thanks David
We used this week for rest 1st and fishing 2nd away from our high pressure jobs. Food and company are 1st class Nikki's famous Saturday night curry and lemon flan started the week off just right 16 fish upto 14kg Wim lost fish he is too slow getting out of the bivvy haha


Customer name
Brian, Mark n and Mark c
Venue
La Petite Martiniere
Date of holiday
05/04/2014
Number of anglers
3
Brief details of your catches
Mark N 11 fish, Brian 11 and Mark C on 9
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
For our week short rigs around 10cm max running rig with small size 8 hooks also la petites monster crab boilies 14mm
Were the facilities what you expected?
As good as always wifi was a great update
Were you happy with them?
we are very
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
yes of course
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
we do and will
We love this little place it's brian and my 3 time and mark c's 1st the new lake wifi is fantastic for facebook and the fishing was the best yet with 31 fish for us 7 over 30lb booked for 2015
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Customer name
Phil & Helen
Venue
La Petite Martiniere
Date of holiday
07/09/2013
Number of anglers
1
Brief details of your catches
10 fish weighing 203lb 8 carp - 3 mid doubles 4 twenties 1-28lb and 3-29lb and 1-30.11lb a 4lb tench and little sid at 13lb
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Boilie stringer & tiger nut with a small pva bag chopped nut
Were the facilities what you expected?
Great for the money
Were you happy with them?
Yes
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yes
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes
This was our second visit really enjoyed the week hot weather making it hard work at times but very rewarding we will book again 10 fish weighing 203lb 8 carp - 3 mid doubles 4 twenties 1-28lb and 3-29lb and 1-30.11lb a 4lb tench and little sid at 13lb
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Customer name
Craig & Louise Lee
Venue
La Petite Martiniere
Date of holiday
24/08/2013
Number of anglers
1
Brief details of your catches
only banked 2 carp with the hot weather all fish was on the top just not playing ball
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Cell & maize
Were the facilities what you expected?
Yes just right
Were you happy with them?
Yes very comfy and clean
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Most definitely
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Most definitely
Lovely place, lovely couple, very relaxing enjoyed every minute wound definitely come back, we had a good laugh and brilliant weather for louise but not so good for banking fish but still thoroughly enjoyed it and will be back next year ! I would like to say a very big Thankyou to both nikki & marc for making it a fantastic holiday for me & louise


Customer name
Ashley & Mick
Venue
La Petite Martiniere
Date of holiday
17/08/2013
Number of anglers
2
Brief details of your catches
Mick finishing up on 6 over 130lb with 4 20's his best a 28lb mirror also breaking his personal bests 3 times over the week...Top rod Ashley banked 28 at 521lbs with 2-over 30lb the best a 32lb common 10-20's including 4 over 28lbs, little Sid a nice 6.8lb tench his smallest a 12.8 mirror
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Baiting up little & often worked better for us with most of the better fish coming out overnight mainline cell small baits caught the lions share of the fish
Were the facilities what you expected?
Exactly as described ,very clean & tidy
Were you happy with them?
More than happy
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Definitely
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Definitely
Lovely intimate little water, not a easy week with near 30c temperatures but still banked over 650lb of cracking fish and enjoyed every minute. Marc & Nikki are the perfect hosts with nothing being too much trouble The food package is a must we did the gold one and after 10 years of trips is probably one of the best in France thanks for a great week
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Customer name
Keith Hoskins
Venue
La Petite Martiniere
Date of holiday
27/07/2013
Number of anglers
3
Brief details of your catches
tuff week with the hot stormy weather mostly fishing just daytime with only 2 nights got 18 out and lost some...8 20's and a 32.8lb tripped up shame it was a lone 30 out..5 for keith...6 for jon...and 7 for wayne...coming to 343.2lb..thanks for a nice week guys and we hope to see you in 2014
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
boilies
Were the facilities what you expected?
yes our 4 time
Were you happy with them?
we are very happy
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
yes
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
yes
Thank you for making us so welcome mate, it was a hard weeks fishing due to the weather but got 18 out and lost some the relaxing time and great food more than made up for it, plus the banter between us, please pass on my regards to John, Pat and your lovely wife Nikki, thank you once again for being such a good friend, cheers pal we hope to see you in 2014
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Customer name
John Munzing
Venue
La Petite Martiniere
Date of holiday
13/07/2013
Number of anglers
1
Brief details of your catches
19 fish weighing in at 394lbs 5oz was very good going in 30c heat most fish out at nights so not all got photographed Barbara banked 3 - 23lb..27lb..and a 31.8oz John netted 16 - 3-30's...7 over 26lb...2 doubles...3 high singles and little sid
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
most fell to halibut meat or sweetcorn over big beds of marc's pellets and lake mix with 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
Marc & Nikki are very friendly and welcoming it's a very relaxing place and a great holiday Marc's knowledge was very useful and helpful nothing is too much trouble we will be back for two weeks next year....19 fish weighing in at 394lbs 5oz was very good going in 30c heat most fish out at nights so not all got photographed Barbara banked 3 - 23lb..27lb..and a 31.8oz John netted 16 - 3-30's...7 over 26lb...2 doubles...3 high singles and little sid
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Customer name
Peter van loo / Patrick ouwens
Venue
La Petite Martiniere
Date of holiday
22/06/2013
Number of anglers
2
Brief details of your catches
Patrick banked 16 at 245.7lbs with his best a 30.1lbs ... Top rod Peter did 16 also at 329.5lbs his best a 41.8lbs mirror and the grassy at 30.4lbs
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Pineapple pop-up's and squid & caviar boilies
Were the facilities what you expected?
yes
Were you happy with them?
yes back for our third year
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
yes
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
yes
After your long drive it's so nice to come to this special little place and meet nikki and marc nikkis food is so good we go home 2 or 3 kg's more. this was our 3rd trip and la petite only gets better Just going though the catch sheet we had 1x 40 3x 30's 12x 20's 15x doubles and a 5lb Tench... Patrick banked 16 at 245.7lbs with his best a 30.1lbs ... Top rod Peter did 16 also at 329.5lbs his best a 41.8lbs mirror and the grassy at 30.4lbs great place for the money
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Customer name
Paul & Sean
Venue
La Petite Martiniere
Date of holiday
15/06/2013
Number of anglers
2
Brief details of your catches
Paul 31lb x1..29lb x2..28lb x2..27lb x1..3 doubles.. Sean 31.8lb new PB..31.2lb..24lb x1..23lb x2..22lb x1..13lb x1 and Jurgen x4 (we have now removed and rehomed both of the big sturgeons Sid & Jurgen)
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
We tried different baits all from marc and set the traps then leaving alone worked best for us
Were the facilities what you expected?
Again out standing for our 2nd visit
Were you happy with them?
Yes lovely place
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
If i had any i would haha...you do get star treatment
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes
Again out standing for our 2nd visit 3-30's 9-20's and only 4 doubles Nikki food is great (not sure about the waitress) plus any man who is happy to clean a toilet out after Sean the brownie monster has backed his fat ass on it has got to be a top bloke (Pauls only jealous because i caught the biggest fish)
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Customer name
Mr Huijbregts
Venue
La Petite Martiniere
Date of holiday
08/06/2013
Number of anglers
1
Brief details of your catches
1@ 9 kg = 19.8 lbs.. 1@ 11 kg = 24.2 lbs..2@ 12 kg = 26.4 lbs same fish 1@ 14 kg = 30.8 lbs and 1@ 15 kg = 33 lbs and both sturgeon
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
maize and boilies over pellets
Were the facilities what you expected?
yes just like the photos very nice
Were you happy with them?
We was and we will be back
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yes great place to start fishing in france for the 1st time
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
yes thanks for all your help
great place to fish for me and a nice place for the wife to rest and taking the sun loved the homemade food and nice wine on offer only fishing days and with the fish still in post spawning mode.. banked 6 carp and lost 1 .....1@ 9 kg = 19.8 lbs.. 1@ 11 kg = 24.2 lbs..2@ 12 kg = 26.4 lbs same fish 1@ 14 kg = 30.8 lbs and 1@ 15 kg = 33 lbs and both sturgeon
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Customer name
ben & jonny
Venue
La Petite Martiniere
Date of holiday
25/05/2013
Number of anglers
2
Brief details of your catches
23 Fish 11 for Jonny 1-30...6-20's...3 doubles and 2 sturgeon 12 for top rod Ben with 3-30's...4-20's...3 sturgeon and 2 doubles
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Changing around baits and a little patience
Were the facilities what you expected?
Super
Were you happy with them?
Very
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yes
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes
With most of our mates blanking this week we had a great time banking nice fish with 4- 30's..10-20's.. 5-doubles...5-sturgeon Thanks for a nice week good luck for the rest of 2013 hope to be back in 2014
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Customer name
Mr & Mrs Winder-Mclean
Venue
La Petite Martiniere
Date of holiday
22/09/2012
Number of anglers
2
Brief details of your catches
We had very wet and cold weather and only fished for 3 days after a family emergency forced a return to the UK Sturgeon-1x12lbs-2x20lbs a re catch Carp-1x7lbs-1x33lbs a new PB for Gavin
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Pva bag with pellet, mid water every hour or so pop up baits
Were the facilities what you expected?
Yes very clean swim's and a beautiful lake
Were you happy with them?
Yes very happy loved the log cabin
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yes we will be back with friends
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes
Found Marc very helpful, Nikkis meals were fantastic, nice warm welcome, very clean log cabin, every day a nice hot breakfast roll with freshly laid eggs from their free range chicken's brought to our swims
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Customer name
Phil Pritchard
Venue
La Petite Martiniere
Date of holiday
15/09/2012
Number of anglers
2
Brief details of your catches
2 x 20 carp 1 x 20 sturgeon various small carp
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
nothing really worked this week
Were the facilities what you expected?
excellent
Were you happy with them?
yes
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
would recommend for angling couples
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
yes
Location, setting, accomodation and hospitality all very good, Fishing very difficult despite much effort by anglers and the owners help


Customer name
John Jones-Newton
Venue
La Petite Martiniere
Date of holiday
01/09/2012
Number of anglers
2
Brief details of your catches
36 fish with 6 over 20lbs and 1 over 30lbs but we lost a lot of good fish Jeff banked 8 carp a Tench and both Sturgeon..Kevin did 24 carp and a Sturgon
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Boilies, bottom baits, loads of them, no particuler type
Were the facilities what you expected?
Excellent
Were you happy with them?
Very happy
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yes
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes
Very difficult conditions carp not feeding much in very hot weather ..but Jeff banked 8 carp a Tench and both Sturgeon..Kevin did 24 carp and a Sturgon
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Customer name
Dave @ Sanne
Venue
La Petite Martiniere
Date of holiday
04/08/2012
Number of anglers
1
Brief details of your catches
32 fish..6 20's and 1 over 30lbs
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Feed heavy on boilies using 2.5kg in the morning and the same in the evenings
Were the facilities what you expected?
And more
Were you happy with them?
Happy with the lake facilities and with Nikki, Marc and Mum & Dad
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Already did
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Already did
outstanding place for me and my girl even the smallest fish gave a good fight and catching Jurgen on a float rod was great fun i had 32 fish with 6 20's and 1 30 mirror rebooking for 2013 A nice peaceful lake with beautiful surroundings and it was always nice to have a chat with Marc
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Customer name
Mark, Steve and Brian
Venue
La Petite Martiniere
Date of holiday
14/07/2012
Number of anglers
3
Brief details of your catches
steve = 22 brian = 19 mark = 16
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Garlic & robin red with a yellow stop or fake corn
Were the facilities what you expected?
yes perfect
Were you happy with them?
yes
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
yes
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
yes thanks again
Our 2nd time this year and our best week with 57 nice fish we will be back in 2013 great place for the money
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Customer name
Neil & Catherine Champion
Venue
La Petite Martiniere
Date of holiday
07/07/2012
Number of anglers
1
Brief details of your catches
2 x Sturgeon large 1 x Sturgeon small 24 x Commons – biggest @ 21.6lb 13 x Mirrors – biggest @ 22.6lb 1 x Grass Carp @ 28.8lb 1 x small Perch @ 2oz
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Fishing in the margins and to fish that were showing Best baits for me was Vortex and Live System Weather was raining and changeable. Fish switched off when raining
Were the facilities what you expected?
Facilities were clean and tidy Unexpected bonus was television tuned into major UK channels, X-box, carp magazines and books
Were you happy with them?
Yes, very comfortable. Radios were useful; we kept 1 on charge in the cabin then swapped them over
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yes – recommended for a nice, quiet relaxing holiday in peaceful surroundings
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes a great service..thanks dave
Lovely small intimate family run fishery. Perfect for a couple or friends to kick back their heels, slow down and enjoy, reading and chatting also a little fishing even though it rained!! (banked 42) lost around 9.. facilities were clean and tidy Unexpected bonus was television tuned into major UK channels, X-box, Dvd, carp magazines and books
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Customer name
Wayne & Keith
Venue
La Petite Martiniere
Date of holiday
30/06/2012
Number of anglers
2
Brief details of your catches
Keith with 12 fish and Wayne with 23
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
CC Moore xxx was best bait for us but it was a very hard week weather up and down stopping them feeding at times
Were the facilities what you expected?
Always are 3rd back for us
Were you happy with them?
Very very happy
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Definitely
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Definitely
Thanks for a great time and making us so welcome as always great people it was a hard week weather up and down stopping them feeding at times but we did have 35 fish
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Customer name
Paul Wyeth
Venue
La Petite Martiniere
Date of holiday
23/06/2012
Number of anglers
2
Brief details of your catches
We had steady fishing at the start with 3 nice 20's but it went flat at the end ..That's Fishing
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Ledger / Boilies
Were the facilities what you expected?
More than
Were you happy with them?
Very Happy
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Without doubt
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes great job
Little Red Riding Hood turns up every morning with breakfast what a star..Food package can't fault it great value ..we will be back


Customer name
Neil & Bev Wood
Venue
La Petite Martiniere
Date of holiday
16/06/2012
Number of anglers
1
Brief details of your catches
24 fish at 289.4lbs with 5 - 20's and my new PB Mirror at 36lbs also would like to say this is my 4th time here and for me I had no more problems with Sturgeon now Big Sid has moved to a new home
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Cell topped with fake corn
Were the facilities what you expected?
As usual 1st class
Were you happy with them?
Yes.. (Neil is back in August for the 5th time)
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Definitely
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Definitely
The Food package is unmissable. Bring elasticated waist bands you will need them. Nikki & Marc are superb hosts 5* (Neil is going back in August for the 5th time) 24 fish at 289.4lbs with 5 - 20's and my new PB Mirror at 36lbs also would like to say this is my 4th time here and for me I had no more problems with Sturgeon now Big Sid has moved to a new home
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Customer name
Neil & Helen Plummer
Venue
La Petite Martiniere
Date of holiday
09/06/2012
Number of anglers
1
Brief details of your catches
only fished for 5 days and no nights 12 fish upto 10lbs 3 fish upto 20lbs 2 fish upto 30lbs 2 Tench 2 Sturgeon x 3
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Bait boating to far margins with bottom baits from Stick baits and a PVA bag
Were the facilities what you expected?
Spot on !
Were you happy with them?
Yes Very Much
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Absolutely
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
We will very happy
Lake is lovely, Marc was very helpful and attentive he is also prompt when called upon, I am thinking about next year with my son as it would be ideal only fished the day and got 25 fish and a new PB grass carp of 29lbs


Customer name
Ben & Jonny Funk
Venue
La Petite Martiniere
Date of holiday
02/06/2012
Number of anglers
2
Brief details of your catches
37 Fish all in good condition and very strong 18 for Ben at 119.6kg = 263.1lbs 19 for Jonny at 131.2kg = 288.6lbs also a new PB for him a 15.5kg = 34.1lbs Mirror
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Changing the bait will help to catch more and listen to the advice from Marc The Source was best for us
Were the facilities what you expected?
Very good better than expected
Were you happy with them?
Yes very happy
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Sure
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Sure
Very nice place to be..we will be back (Hopefully) Special thanks to Marc & Nikki for the very good service very happy with 37 fish in the week also a new PB for Jonny a 15.5kg = 34.1lbs Mirror
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Customer name
Frank and Frans
Venue
La Petite Martiniere
Date of holiday
26/05/2012
Number of anglers
2
Brief details of your catches
40 fish at 331kg = 728.2lbs with 15 over 13kg 18 x Commons - best 14.1kg 17 x Mirrors - best 16.2 kg 1 x Grass carp 14.8kg 1 x Sturgeon 2 x Tench Sticky baits Frank 23 fish at 222.9kg = 490.4lbs Frans (The Master) did 17 fish at 108.1kg = 237.8lbs
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Sticky baits vortex boilies around 5kg per day with pop up maize Tigernuts just on the rig 8/10 size hooks Blowback rig = 20cm Comb rig = 2cm braid and 20cm fluorocarbon
Were the facilities what you expected?
More than
Were you happy with them?
Yes great people and nice fish what more do you need
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yes this is our 2nd time this year and we are back in Oct that will be our 5th time in 2 years and we have booked for 2013
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
we do
we had temps of 30c and spawning going on but that did not stop the fish coming our backs need a good rest after lifting 40 fish out at 330.9 kg = 728 lbs ..17 for the master Frans at 108.1kg = 237.8lbs with 4 over 13kg = 28.6lbs his best a 14.2kg = 31.2lbs..and top rod frank on 23 at 222.9kg = 490.4lbs with 11 over 13kg and 2 over 16kg the best a 16.2kg = 35.6lbs mirror...we had over 15 20's and 11 30's and only the one sturgeon little sid
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Customer name
Mr Van Loo
Venue
La Petite Martiniere
Date of holiday
12/05/2012
Number of anglers
2
Brief details of your catches
13 x Commons - best 14.3kg 16 x Mirrors - best 13.2 kg 8 x Sturgeon 4 x Tench
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Middle of the water, Combi - Rig with a wide gape hook was best for us
Were the facilities what you expected?
Perfect, Heater in the cabin is also very nice
Were you happy with them?
Yes
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yes
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes
41 Fish in hard fishing weather, best catches in the middle of the night Thanks to Marc & Nikki our master-chef great cooking and food
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Customer name
Lewis Cooper
Venue
La Petite Martiniere
Date of holiday
05/05/2012
Number of anglers
3
Brief details of your catches
25 fish at 384.3Lbs Murry 5 at 105.3lbs with a new PB Common of 33lb Lewis 10 at 121.5lbs Kevin 10 at 157.5lbs
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
PVA Bags/ Mesh of 10mm Pellets with Boilies
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
Many thanks had a lovely time we enjoyed it from the minute we arrived will be keeping in contact 25 fish at 384.3Lbs Murry 5 at 105.3lbs with a new PB Common of 33lb Lewis 10 at 121.5lbs Top rod Kevin 10 at 157.5lbs and the £40 pot the lads had going
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Customer name
Adi and Paul
Venue
La Petite Martiniere
Date of holiday
28/04/2012
Number of anglers
2
Brief details of your catches
We had a very wet week with high winds and cold temps but still got 28 fish two over 30lb and a new PB for Adi 31lb9oz Adi banked 15 and Paul netted 13
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Target the margins with Sweetcorn or maize over lake mix. Cell and Odyssey XXX took most of the better fish with fake corn or pineapple pop-up fished ‘Snowman’ style
Were the facilities what you expected?
Totally – nice improvements from last year. Food superb as always – mad not to take food package
Were you happy with them?
Very! Enjoyed every minute was nice to see a pied flycatcher around my swim for most of the week
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Definitely – this was our 4 return visit and planning on bringing some other friends later in year
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Thanks to John, Pat & Nikki for allowing us back and particularly to Marc for his help, patience and assistance
Thanks to John, Pat & Nikki for allowing us back for the 4th time and not the last..and particularly to Marc for his help, patience and assistance..We had a very wet week with high winds and cold temps but still got 28 fish – nice improvements from last year. Food superb as always – mad not to take food package
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Customer name
Frank Ben and Jeroen
Venue
La Petite Martiniere
Date of holiday
07/04/2012
Number of anglers
3
Brief details of your catches
Frank banked 6 carp the best for him was 13kg and also big sid Jeroen banked 12 carp the best for him was 14kg this was a mach on his PB... next time my friend he also netted big sid and Jurgen Ben was top rod with 16 carp his best and a new PB at 15kg he upped this three times
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Maize and boilies
Were the facilities what you expected?
Yes getting better all the time like the new pathways also the new monster carp cradles, landing nets and weigh slings are great
Were you happy with them?
More then happy ..
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
No because we want the lake for us only including Nikki for the great cooking LOL
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes
This is my 3rd time and i have 2 more times this year its getting better all the time like the new pathways also the new monster carp cradles, landing nets and weigh slings are great Ben was top rod with 16 carp his best and a new PB at 15kg he upped this three times We have booked again with Marc for Oct because we all had a perfect time with Marc, Nikki, John and Pat Thankyou for making a perfect week for us
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Customer name
Rob and Sue Halsey
Venue
La Petite Martiniere
Date of holiday
17/09/2011
Number of anglers
1
Brief details of your catches
I caught 6 carp over 30lb (30, 30.5, 31, 31.8, 32.3, 33.8) and 8 20's (25, 26, 27, 27.8, 28, 28.4, 28.8, 29) also a 26lb sturgeon after the 4th attempt they go ballistic a great experience. Only fishing days i had 25 fish with a total weight of 514.2lbs all very good quality
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
I found a good bed of marcs lake mix, with 2 pop-up corn just off the bottom was a good tactic and caught most of my big fish, the biggest came out on CC Moores XXX with a little lake mix and a handful of boilies
Were the facilities what you expected?
It was a bit small, but nicely kept with all the necessary facilities
Were you happy with them?
Yes, very
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yes we would
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes we will
It' a well kept venue with a lovely little lake, the well maintained swims are equipped with high quality landing nets, landing mats and weigh slings which is an excellent idea.I caught 6 carp over 30lb and 8 20's Only fishing days i had 25 fish all very good quality Marc & Nikki have been brilliant with Marc bringing a highly recommended breakfast to our swim in the morning and always on hand for friendly help and advice
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Customer name
Frank, Frans & Marianne
Venue
La Petite Martiniere
Date of holiday
27/08/2011
Number of anglers
2
Brief details of your catches
28 Fish at 584.5lb 10 for Frans with 2 singles..4 doubles..4-20's his best a 27.5lb common Top rod Frank with 18 fish..2 singles..2 doubles..11-20's all over 26lb the best a 29.5lb and 3-30's a 31.9lb..33.5lb and a 33.7lb
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Boilies, white pop up's and sweet corn
Were the facilities what you expected?
Yes really great
Were you happy with them?
More than that we will come again next year
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yes, to everybody great people and that's why we have come, back for the 2nd time this year
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes
We love La Petite me and dad came over in April and just had to come back with mum this time this place has great people ace food and nice fish that's why we have come back for the 2nd time this year and will be back in 2012
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Customer name
Theo, Lucien and Ria Laroo
Venue
La Petite Martiniere
Date of holiday
20/08/2011
Number of anglers
2
Brief details of your catches
Top rod was 15 year old Theo who had 12 fish at 169.5lb with 4-20's best a 27.7lb Mirror Lucien had 11 fish at 156.6lb with 4-20's and 1-30
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
XXX and Tutti Fruity Boilies
Were the facilities what you expected?
Yes, but we did not catch the really big one we hope to next time
Were you happy with them?
We have enjoyed our week
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Of course
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
We have
We caught beautiful fish - Challenging week due to rain and a big storm and we only fished the day time. Monday was a wash out so no fishing) Top rod was 15 year old Theo who had 12 fish at 169.5lb with 4-20's best a 27.7lb Mirror Lucien had 11 fish at 156.6lb with 4-20's and 1-30
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Customer name
Wayne and Keith
Venue
La Petite Martiniere
Date of holiday
13/08/2011
Number of anglers
2
Brief details of your catches
24 fish @ 374.5lb- 4x30's 5 fish over 20lb 6x high Doubles and 10x high Singles now removed Wayne on 17 at 269lb best 31lb Mirror and a new PB Keith on 7 at 105lb best 30lb Mirror
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Used the XXX Boilies Marc stocks from CC Moore feeding 5/6 spots changing between them all week
Were the facilities what you expected?
2nd trip for us and the upgrades made this year were very good
Were you happy with them?
Yes
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
We do
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
We do it great
Wayne did well to fish with a broken hand and had trouble holding the lumps for photos The is our 2nd trip and the upgrades made this year were very good John and Pat the owners are very nice people Marc is very helpfull and Nikki's food is lovely will be back in 2012 24 fish @ 374.5lb- 4x30's 5 fish over 20lb 6x high Doubles and 10x high Singles
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Customer name
Mark, Peter and Steve
Venue
La Petite Martiniere
Date of holiday
30/07/2011
Number of anglers
3
Brief details of your catches
30 fish at 553lb 1 x 30, 13 over 20lb, 9x Doubles 7x Singles
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Boilies over lake mix supplied by Marc
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
30 fish at 553lb 1 x 30, 13 over 20lb, 9x Doubles 7x Singles now removed Steve on 7 at 122lb, best 29lb15oz Common Peter on 11 at 210lb, best 30lb Mirror This was Peters 1st 30 in six trips to France Mark was top rod with 12 at 221lb best 20lb common Cabin could do with a small oven, also for carp fishing it would be better to remove the Sturgeon due to damage caused by taking lines out
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Customer name
Alan west
Venue
La Petite Martiniere
Date of holiday
23/07/2011
Number of anglers
1
Brief details of your catches
5 Commons from 8lb to 38lb, 5 Mirrors from 10lb to 28lb, 3 Sturgeon from 15lb to 30lb and a 5lb Tench
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Only fished the days early morning and evening caught mostly in the margins Best bait used as Cell and Active 8 also used pop-ups topped with sweetcorn and also boilies topped with sweetcorn
Were the facilities what you expected?
Facilities exceeded what we expected
Were you happy with them?
Very happy well equipped and very clean
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Deffinately recommend
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes Deffinately
Made to feel very welcome from arriving to the end of our week nothing was too much trouble and lots of helpful advice food was excellent Facilities exceeded what we expected and is very clean, PB carp at 38lb and a 30lb Sturgeon a big thankyou to John, Pat,Nikki & Marc Look forward to comming back again
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Customer name
Hansons
Venue
La Petite Martiniere
Date of holiday
16/07/2011
Number of anglers
3
Brief details of your catches
Very challenging week due to rain day and night often torrential very cold for this time of year however still possible to catch a few decent fish if you stick at it, best fish 33lb 4oz grass carp 31lb 2oz Mirror, 26lb 12oz Common, 26lb Sturgeon Rob 5 fish at 85lb, Lailah 13 fish at 91lb and Chris 19 fish at 174lb
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
For us float fish with muscles
Were the facilities what you expected?
yes' the facilities were first class
Were you happy with them?
Yes very happy
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
yes
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
yes
Really nice venue hope to come back again when conditions are more favourable and hope to do even better next time, great food, Marc - very helpful we didn't need to leave the site for anything thank you for a very enjoyable week.. new PB's for all of us for carp and Sturgeon
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Customer name
The Garners
Venue
La Petite Martiniere
Date of holiday
02/07/2011
Number of anglers
1
Brief details of your catches
424lbs of fish with 1x30's 10x20's 10x Doubles 8x Singles 1x Cat 3x Sturgeon
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Caviar & Cranberry
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
Our 2nd trip to this lovely little place with the weather changing all the time making fishing hard ..in the end i banked 424lbs of fish with 1x30's 10x20's 10x Doubles 8x Singles 1x Cat 3x Sturgeon and a new PB Mirror at 32.6lb for fish of the week most coming out fro swim 5 on Caviar & Cranberry that marc stocks coming back in 2012
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Customer name
Peter Broadbent
Venue
La Petite Martiniere
Date of holiday
25/06/2011
Number of anglers
1
Brief details of your catches
Slow week for carp in the day did not fish the nights.had Tench a small catfish and all the sturgeon in the lake
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Sturgeon come out on sweetcorn and luncheon meat Carp - tried the lot with marc's help but could not get them on it
Were the facilities what you expected?
Yes.everything you needed and more
Were you happy with them?
Very neat and tidy
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Certainly
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
we will
A lovely peaceful retreat with plenty to see and do within the local area shame about the lack of carp action this week tried the lot with marc's help but could not get them interested there was some fish still spawning but that's nature & fishing Excellent Hosts


Customer name
Julia & Keiron
Venue
La Petite Martiniere
Date of holiday
18/06/2011
Number of anglers
2
Brief details of your catches
2x30's 4x20's 17x Doubles 9x Singles 1x Cat 1x Sturgeon
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Fruit & Nut boilies Odyssey XXX boilies Lake mix - the more the better ! Keep moving - follow the fish Short hair rigs
Were the facilities what you expected?
Better ! was blown away by how well equipped and homely it was last year, This year they've added a few more up dates and finishing touches For a fishing lodge we can't believe they've managed to keep it so spotless still
Were you happy with them?
Very
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Definitely !
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
We Do
Was blown away by how well equipped and homely it was last year, This year they've added a few more up dates and finishing touches For a fishing lodge we can't believe they've managed to keep it so spotless still We love it here..Definitely will be back next year for 2 weeks next time in July 2012
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Customer name
Rick & Colin
Venue
La Petite Martiniere
Date of holiday
11/06/2011
Number of anglers
2
Brief details of your catches
Rick at swim 4 (17) under 20lb..(6) 20's..and (1) 30 Colin at swim 5 (25) under 20lb..(6) 20's..(3) 30's and (2) nice Tench and Sid The Sturgeon at 27lb 1oz
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Rick - Best to use a boat, enables you to find the feature and put down a decent bed of free feed along with your hookbait, Lake mix/ pellet and Mainlines New Grange, Fuzion and Cell boilies with Response Pellets, Colin - Essential to find the features and keep the line pinned down as the Carp spook off as soon as they feel a line. Plenty of lake mix particle / pellet with Mainline Cell boilies, CC Moore Odyssey XXX and Live System boilies from Marc
Were the facilities what you expected?
3rd time for us here updates to the lake are excellent and the food was brilliant
Were you happy with them?
Yes, more than happy
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yes, definitely will do
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
we do
We banked 61 fish (42) under 20lbs (12) 20's and (4) 30's with a PB Sturgeon at 27lbs it was very up and down weather wise making it a hard week but didn’t stop us catching. Nice to get out of the rain in the cabin.The updates to the lake are nice. The fish have just spawned so are at their low weight for the year but still good sizes
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Customer name
Graham Trugill / Andy Herrige
Venue
La Petite Martiniere
Date of holiday
28/05/2011
Number of anglers
2
Brief details of your catches
Andy netted 14 fish at 140lb with a 5.5lb Tench 5-singles 6-doubles 2-20's the best a 28lb for a new PB for him Graham banked 9 fish at 125lb with 3-singles 3-doubles 2-20's and a 30lb only fished 3 full day and loved every min both lost some very good fish right at the net with the big sturgeon and the grass carp just some of them
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Fished close to the pads and margins feeding little and regular with the bait boat pop up corn tipped monster worm or odyssey xxx over a bed of lake mix
Were the facilities what you expected?
Yes better
Were you happy with them?
Yes
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Definitely
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Definitely
We only had time for 3 full days and loved every min Gary & Nikki are a lovely couple - very welcoming Beautiful setting-accommodation is great (kept the wives happy) lake is well set out with a good choice of swims Marc aka Gary was very helpful with advice and definitely helped us catch more fish...Would definitely come back
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Customer name
Brian, Colin and Kev
Venue
La Petite Martiniere
Date of holiday
21/05/2011
Number of anglers
3
Brief details of your catches
Col - 3x30's, 12x20's, and Sid the 23lb Sturgeon..his 1st Brian - 2x20's Kev - 1x30, 2x20's
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
La Petite's lake mix, with corn/maize (real & fake) we did try black boilies from shoreham bait but did not get a knock on them Marc did say that very dark baits are not working much so far this year
Were the facilities what you expected?
Yes, all very good
Were you happy with them?
Yes, no problems
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yes
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes we will thanks
With 4-30's and 15-20's there was new PB's for Colin and Kev i also matched my best.. La petite's hosts are very friendly, Marc is always available to answer questions or give advice..any issues that arose were dealt with quickly and efficiently


Customer name
Neil & Bev Wood
Venue
La Petite Martiniere
Date of holiday
14/05/2011
Number of anglers
1
Brief details of your catches
19 Fish with 2x30's, 6x20's 2 Sturgeon Total weight of 290.1lb
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Bait boat the margins with maize over a bed of lake mix from Marc and hot chilli hemp Mainline Cell and carpballs uk's Cell pop-ups ‘Snowman’ style
Were the facilities what you expected?
Yes thats why we come back its our 2nd trip
Were you happy with them?
More then happy
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Definitely and we hope to book to come back in July 2011 for our 3rd time here
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Definitely
If you are having the food package wear elasticated waist trousers, Nikki's food is "Awesome" 19 Fish hit the banks for me 2x30's, 6x20's 2 Sturgeon Total weight of 290.1lb I reset my PB three times this week joining La Petites 30 club at 31.12lbs also a new PB Sturgeon at 27.4lbs we are looking to come back in July to this great place
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Customer name
Adi, Paul & Jim
Venue
La Petite Martiniere
Date of holiday
30/04/2011
Number of anglers
3
Brief details of your catches
Adi – 20 fish – 2 x 30lb, 5 x 20lb. Best of 30lb 10oz. Total weight of 298.18lb Paul – 14 fish – Best of 11lb (had some small sturgeon 4 times). Total weight of 102.3lb Jim – 11 fish – 1 x 30lb, 1 x 20lb. Total weight of 117.43lb PB’s for Adi and Jim
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Target the margins with Sweetcorn or maize over lake mix. Odyssey XXX took most of the better fish with fake corn or pineapple pop-up fished ‘Snowman’ style
Were the facilities what you expected?
Totally – nice improvements from last year. Food superb as always – mad not to take food package
Were you happy with them?
Very! Enjoyed every minute
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Definitely – this was a return visit and planning on bringing some other friends later in year around Oct
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Definitely David thanks for your help
Thanks to John, Pat & Nikki for allowing us back and particularly to Marc for his help, patience and massive assistance – Jim will be missing his ‘personal assistant’ back in the UK.. PB’s for Adi and Jim nice improvements from last year. Food superb as always – mad not to take food package see you again on our return visit this Oct
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Customer name
Lorraine and Damian Hingin
Venue
La Petite Martiniere
Date of holiday
23/04/2011
Number of anglers
2
Brief details of your catches
Catches started off weighing in small but after day 3 it did pick up and we started to see the heavier fish. Caught many for the keep net but that is positive to get them out.
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Little and often with mixed particles and boilies popped up worked well (yellow) Boilie tipped with corn.
Were the facilities what you expected?
The facilities were more than we expected, 3 pin plug sockets, hanging area for clothes, washing line, TV and entertainment and a lovely welcome pack :-)
Were you happy with them?
We were both very happy with the standard and the attention to detail has paid off
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Definitely Thank you to you all for making us welcome
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
yes
A little disappointed to catch so many of the smaller fish but we still had a great time to relax and catch our breath from the rat race. A few bigger fish and its “Paradise Found” We also want to thank Marc for doing everything he could to help us and not even making us feel a pain in the neck, even when we called him out at stupid o’clock. Best regards Lorraine & Damian 37 fish at 610.7lbs..2 sturgeon..2 tench..11 mirrors..22 commons..Lorraine banked 11 fish with (2) 20's the best at 24lb and a total of 145.3lbs Damian netted 26 fish with (11) 20's and his best a 31.1lbs mirror for the fish of the week with a total of 465.4lbs
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Customer name
Frank and Frans
Venue
La Petite Martiniere
Date of holiday
16/04/2011
Number of anglers
2
Brief details of your catches
Over 80 fish, 2 times the Grass Carp (1st time out for this fish) and lots of other nice fish with Tench. Jurgen is a mad Sturgeon, if you catch him say hello for us, we catch him 4 times. ( Total was 93 fish = 515kg-1134lbs with 32 fish in the mid 20's and 13 fish over 13-15kg-28.6-33lbs the best a 16kg-35.2lbs Mirror for our week)
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Sweetcorn and fake pop up corn, baitboat find some nice gravel plates.
Were the facilities what you expected?
Yes, only we need a walking freezer. (reference to a Dutch tv beer advert)
Were you happy with them?
Yes we’ve booked to come back again in August
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
No HaHa, we want to buy it and never work again, it’s really great
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
We did
We have a very nice time here with 93 fish at 1134lbs, and we back in August! we need a cook like Nikki, it’s very good stuff. We ask Marc if he wants a change of woman but he won’t, we understand that. Everybody is nice and Nikki best cook! If there is anything you want you get it here! Nice see you all again in August i got Fish of the week at La Petite with a 35.2lbs Mirror and also dad got a bottle of bubbly for netting the grass carp this was the 1st time he come out
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Customer name
Peter & Patrick
Venue
La Petite Martiniere
Date of holiday
09/04/2011
Number of anglers
2
Brief details of your catches
Total of 46 fish, 5 x Tench, 1 x Pike, 19 x Mirrors, 21 x Commons, 284.5 Kgs of fish in six days Commons 1-5Kgs = 10 of, 6-10Kgs = 7 of, 11– 12Kgs 2of and 1 at 15Kgs; Mirrors 1-5Kgs = 7 of, 6-10Kgs = 4 of, 11-12Kgs = 3 of, 13-15Kgs = 3 off over 15Kgs 2 off with largest at 19Kgs. We only fished for 6 days and mostly just in the day with 5 rods the days was nice and hot but the nights was a little cold so we only fished two nights
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Short hook links, home made fishmeal boilies, pineapple pop ups, pre-drilled marine halibut pellets (for bigger fish) When using float rod, sweet corn. there is a bait shop ther so next time we will use it and save room in the car
Were the facilities what you expected?
Yes, even had good lights for the night on some swims powered by the sunshine
Were you happy with them?
Yes, breakfast and dinner were also very good, compliments to the chef
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
No because it will be harder to book to come back again HaHa we will certainly tell them all about it
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes thanks david we will
We were very pleased with the hospitality of you all, thanks Marc for your service and good spirit, we did find the cabin a bit cold on the colder nights though. (marc said they do have a very good heater available on request for use in the cabin if you need it) the free photo cd and the bottle of bubbly for The Fish of The Week is Great
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Customer name
Maurice & Corenne Bosch
Venue
La Petite Martiniere
Date of holiday
02/10/2010
Number of anglers
1
Brief details of your catches
Over 20 good fish all in good health, most of the catches were in the night best 37lb
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
I was glad that Marc me some extra ground bait and the spot near to the monk delivered some nice runs
Were the facilities what you expected?
Yes, your cabin is super, your douche is dripping a bit (new shower will be installed before next season) maybe a knife to cut the French bread (a previous guest had taken the knife block with knives, without our knowledge) a coffee machine would be nice!
Were you happy with them?
Yes (specially the micro wave)
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yes
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes
Maybe another road sign or a short “how to drive” specially for the Dutch. (We will supply our Dutch agent with sat nav co-ordinates)
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Customer name
Jason, Wayne & Ryan
Venue
La Petite Martiniere
Date of holiday
07/09/2010
Number of anglers
3
Brief details of your catches
The lads only recorded the larger fish (20 or over) Jason was top rod with around 18 fish the best of which was 37.5 Jason bettered all his PB’s having Commons and Mirrors over 30 (and his first Sturgeon), Wayne also landed some nice fish in the 30’s. Good fight from all fish, all of which were in good condition, some small Carp but lots of action.
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Cast and scatter boilies rather than bait boats. Fishmeal baits worked the best (from CCMoore) nothing from fruit based baits for Jason, Wayne got results with Mainline Cell. Bait boat did start producing with hemp.
Were the facilities what you expected?
Excellent
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 enjoyed our stay, good fishing with a super lodge. Would come again, John & Pat there to help when needed. Thank you. Jason Edwards - Devon.
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Customer name
Wim Simons
Venue
La Petite Martiniere
Date of holiday
28/08/2010
Number of anglers
2
Brief details of your catches
We had about 100 to 120 fish with around 60 to 70 smaller fish under 20lb, around 30 to 40 fish over 20lb including 28lb, 30lb, 36.5lb (two times) and 3 over 42lb ). Didn’t fish through the night and sometimes reeled the rod in that didn’t go off in the evening
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Best tactics were fishing the silt instead of the gravel areas and fishing with only two or three cups of boilies over the spot. Best bait was Odyssey XXX from CC Moore baits
Were the facilities what you expected?
The facilities are quite good, have seen a lot worse
Were you happy with them?
Yes, the only thing we could not find was something to clean the floor
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yes if they want to catch a lot of fish and go with the wife
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes
Good quality fishery
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Customer name
Keiron Hearn & Julia Wallace
Venue
La Petite Martiniere
Date of holiday
07/08/2010
Number of anglers
2
Brief details of your catches
Total of 107 fish between us amounting to 843lb. 7 Sturgeon, 6 x 20lb, 1 x 30lb, so many small teens we lost count! Keir got 68 fish which included his new p.b.30lb Carp and a p.b. Sturgeon at 12lb - Total of 602.3lb which is a new male lake record. Julia got 39 fish which included a p.b. Tench at 7.11lb, p.b. Sturgeon at 12lb and a Carp at 26lb also a p.b. Total of 240.7lb which is a new female lake record.
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Scopex Squid + Robin Red, Cell, 24mm shelf life boilies. Method mix with fake corn. Short hair rigs. Pellet and Lake mix a must.
Were the facilities what you expected?
No, they were much better! Has everything you could want and more, even an xbox with a good selection of games and dvd’s, plus a mirror and English socket so I could straighten my hair.
Were you happy with them?
Definitely.
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yes
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Definitely.
The sign over the cabin door says “Paradise Found” and it’s not wrong. Perfect specimen fish, beautiful surroundings and wonderful hosts. See you next year.
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Customer name
Wayne, Keith & Dan
Venue
La Petite Martiniere
Date of holiday
31/07/2010
Number of anglers
3
Brief details of your catches
2 Trees, 23lb Mirror, 34lb Common, 12lb Common, 10lb Common, 100 odd pasties (could have opened a bakery) LOL
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Fishing the margins was the best and the best bait throughout the week was Cranberry & Caviar dumbbells
Were the facilities what you expected?
Yes
Were you happy with them?
Very
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yes
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes
Food was awesome; hospitality of the owners was very good. Fishing was very slow but maybe that was just our week. The advice given by Marc & John was spot on and we were very grateful for the kit and extra bait given to us F.O.C by Marc. Thank you very much
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Customer name
Wesley, Jurgen & Bo
Venue
La Petite Martiniere
Date of holiday
24/07/2010
Number of anglers
3
Brief details of your catches
Wesley was top rod with 547lbs of fish, 32 below 10lbs, 8 doubles, 10 mid teens, 5 high teens, 5 high 20s and a 30.8 and not forgetting 3 Sturgeon. Jurgen banked 386lb 19 below 10lbs, 13 mid teens, 4 mid 20’s with best of 26.4 and 2 Tench just over the 4lb mark. Bo our lady had 16 fish, totalling 213lbs, with 7 below 10lbs, 5 mid teens and 4 high 20’s with a best of 28.6. Total weight for the week 1136lbs!!!
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Best baits were Mainline Fusion boilies with Lake mix and Pellet and Nutrabaits Trigga Ice boilies with Lake mix and Pellet and 4 Seasons Cranberry & Caviar with Lake mix and Pellet.
Were the facilities what you expected?
More than expected, very nice cabin
Were you happy with them?
Yes
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
We have already told our friends about the lake
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes
Maybe some more lights on the fishing spots. Maybe electricity on the fishing spots. The rest is perfect
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Customer name
Rogier & Jessica
Venue
La Petite Martiniere
Date of holiday
17/07/2010
Number of anglers
1
Brief details of your catches
Over 50 fish caught to a total of more than 447lbs, 13 over 20lbs and 27 below 12lbs, also 1 Pike, 4 Tench and 3 Sturgeon. (Rogier is first to catch and land a Pike from here)
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Find a clean spot and use a lot of pellet and big boilies, lake mix, land deep
Were the facilities what you expected?
Absolutely great
Were you happy with them?
We was
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yes I’ll come over with some friends
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes
We really liked the place, the quietness and the endless hospitality of our hosts. The fishing was really good except for some smaller fish but they kept me sharp for improvement.
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Customer name
Neil & Bev Wood
Venue
La Petite Martiniere
Date of holiday
10/07/2010
Number of anglers
1
Brief details of your catches
Caught in excess of 30 fish, largest 27lb Common, got the lake record Tench at 9lb 7oz
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Cell boilies over a bed of Lake Mix with a fake pop up corn
Were the facilities what you expected?
Great Fishing, Great Food and Great Hosts
Were you happy with them?
I will be back
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yes
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes
Loved it will be back in 2011
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Customer name
Rene, Jolanda & Tim (Team Holland)
Venue
La Petite Martiniere
Date of holiday
03/07/2010
Number of anglers
2
Brief details of your catches
Rene: 20 fish to a total of 293lbs Jolanda: 25 fish to a total of 237lbs
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Short rigs Best baits my own boilies Cherries from the trees and the lake mix is very good
Were the facilities what you expected?
More than that, we feel we are in a hotel with 4* treatment
Were you happy with them?
More than happy
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Definitely yes
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Definitely yes
More than a beautiful area, beautiful fish easy to catch on the daytime, we did not try it in the night. love this place and want to come back.
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Customer name
Dave and Mark
Venue
La Petite Martiniere
Date of holiday
18/06/2010
Number of anglers
2
Brief details of your catches
I believe we had approx 440lb of fish between us to high twenties the best being 28.6
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
We tried various rigs, long , short, heavy and light leads didn’t seem to make too much difference. I feel any good quality bait will catch on the right day and a good faithful bait such as meat or corn would be affective
Were the facilities what you expected?
The cabin was spot on with nothing else really needed, I would say the owners have thought what they would want and added a few extras just so every base is covered
Were you happy with them?
More than happy and I know if we had used it fully and not been on the bank the whole visit it would have been very comfortable.
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yes and already have
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Already have
Read my report on carp and coarse fishing holidays to get a real feel for this well run genuine little venue , with a lovely family to look after you
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Customer name
Rick, Colin & Chris
Venue
La Petite Martiniere
Date of holiday
22/05/2010
Number of anglers
3
Brief details of your catches
The group banked over 800lbs of fish most of which were over 20lb the average of the net was 24lbs! •Rick: Only counted fish over 20lbs, with 2 over 30lbs with best of 36.7 and another 7 fish of 20+ also caught my first French Tench, around 234lb total •Colin: Included anything over a double, with 20 as a total including 4 over 30lbs best 36.7 and 12 over the 20lb mark, also 2 Tench and 57Pasties total weight without pasties around 497lb. •Chris: Had a best of 34.1lb with 5 over 20lb and a few doubles 2 Tench also caught the same Sturgeon 5 times! And around 11 pasties
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
•Rick: Best to use a boat, enables you to find the feature and put down a decent bed of free feed along with your hookbait, Lake mix and cell boilies •Colin (Le Pasty): Mr.Catch!! Essential to find the features and keep the line pinned down as the Carp spook off as soon as they feel a line. Plenty of lake mix particle / pellet and Cell boilies. •Chris: No best tactics as such for me, just loads of lake mix and cell boilies, used backleads all time.
Were the facilities what you expected?
Yes, excellent and the food was brilliant
Were you happy with them?
Yes, more than happy
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yes, definitely will do
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Have done
The weather at start of the week was unbelievable with temperatures well into the 30’s, sunburn! Although did cool off a bit later in week with a bit of rain. Fish were spawning on and off all week but didn’t stop us catching
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Customer name
Russ & Caz Garner
Venue
La Petite Martiniere
Date of holiday
08/05/2010
Number of anglers
1
Brief details of your catches
14 Carp over 20lb, best of 29.9lb, 8 between 10lb & 20lb and 40 + up to 10lb plus a couple of Tench
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Bottom baits mainly lake special Blueberry or Shrimp & Crayfish, with particle, pellet and boilies as free offering. Didn’t fish nights.
Were the facilities what you expected?
Better
Were you happy with them?
More than happy
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
yes
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
yes
Very friendly, helpful. Felt very welcome & well accommodated for. Thank you
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Customer name
Adrian, Paul & Jon (Team Shambles)
Venue
La Petite Martiniere
Date of holiday
24/04/2010
Number of anglers
3
Brief details of your catches
Well over 160 fish banked! Adrian: - 39 Carp over 5lb including 12 over 20lb, best of 25lb 6oz Common, also 2 Sturgeon and 5 Tench. Paul: - 41 Carp over 5lb including 7 over 20lb, & 1 over 30lb best of 31lb 10oz Common, also 1 Sturgeon and 3 Tench. Jon: - 15 Carp over 5lb including 4 over 20lb best of 33lb 1 oz Mirror.
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Feed pellets & Maize and fish boilies or Halibut pellets with fake corn/maize over the top. Margins very prolific – particularly using sweetcorn as bait.
Were the facilities what you expected?
Absolutely – comfortable and quiet. Very welcoming, loved the flexibility offered
Were you happy with them?
Very! Difficult to fault the efforts made for us
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Already have and definitely will whenever the chance arises
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Definitely
A fantastic week in stunning surroundings, good fishing even in the unfavourable conditions, great food and lovely people running the fishery. Massive thanks to John, Pat, Nikki & Marc for their support and willingness to meet our expectations - you exceeded them on all counts. We will be back!!.
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Customer name
Louis & Mark
Venue
La Petite Martiniere
Date of holiday
01/04/2010
Number of anglers
1
Brief details of your catches
29 nice fish including 30lb Common, 2 @ 27lb Mirrors, 25lb Mirror, 23lb Mirror, 11.2 Sturgeon 6lb Tench
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Snowman rig using Mainline Grange and Dynamite Coconut cream pop ups, free offering was particle, pellet and a few boilies.
Were the facilities what you expected?
Better than we thought they would be, would like to have been here longer to use them fully, too busy fishing to use the Sky TV or X box and DVD’s
Were you happy with them?
Yes
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Definitely, great place to bring teenagers for the experience of big fish and the opportunity to spend time together without having to share with anyone else.
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes i would
Great because the whole lake was for us, so no problem with having swims allocated, move freely around lake as we wanted no hassle of choosing one peg for the stay. We had not very good weather, lot of rain and only one sunny day but still had a good time. The owners are friendly and very helpful and made us feel really welcome, hassle free holiday. 5*.
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Customer name
Tim & Gina
Venue
La Petite Martiniere
Date of holiday
19/03/2010
Number of anglers
2
Brief details of your catches
Caught over 150lb of fish in only 3 half day sessions with best of Mirror at 28.38lbs, as well as 24lb, 12lb, 13lb, 26.8lb, 27.5lb Sturgeon at 12.3lbs and a couple of Tench 3.2lb and 3.8lb
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
We only float fished and used boilie, pellet and corn, caught on all of them, ground baited with pellet and maize
Were the facilities what you expected?
Yes – better than we hoped
Were you happy with them?
Very
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Just as soon as we get home
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
We have
We came over for a short break treat for Tims birthday. Venue was better than we hoped for and food was brilliant, plenty of help and advice on fishing and just about everything else as well
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