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Customer name
Steve, Emma, Emily and Levi
Venue
Ladignac Lakes
Date of holiday
01/08/2015
Number of anglers
1
Brief details of your catches
25 carp fishing days only, no nights inc x6 30's to 38lb and one 40 at 42! These were backed up by a number of big 20's and a very small number of mid doubles.
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Johns boiliies did the trick, use them!
Were the facilities what you expected?
Absolutely, always spotlessly clean and comfortable with great facilities
Were you happy with them?
Yes
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yes
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Back at Ladignac for the third time and amazingly each time is more enjoyable, something you don't imagine could happen as every time we have been has been brilliant. John and Leslie as always were fantastic and so helpful, doing all they can to ensure you have such a great time. We had a fantastic time and have already booked another return trip


Customer name
Harris family
Venue
Ladignac Lakes
Date of holiday
18/04/2015
Number of anglers
3
Brief details of your catches
85 carp. 10 x 30's 3 x 40's Lots of high 20's and high teens
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Johns sweet. They love them
Were the facilities what you expected?
So much more than we expected
Were you happy with them?
Oh yes
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Already have
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes
What a fantastic place!! John and lesley are great hosts.


Customer name
Chris and Kelly Naidu
Venue
Ladignac Lakes
Date of holiday
07/06/2014
Number of anglers
2
Brief details of your catches
this year we had a 40+ numerous 30+ and a few 20s
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
johns baits fish well and listen to john he knows his fish!!
Were the facilities what you expected?
No, they are even better especially as I don't have to sleep in a bivvy I get my own bed :-) but Chris insists you can't beat sleeping out doors!!
Were you happy with them?
yes, we always are
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
absolutly and have :-)
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
yes
this was our 5 trip to ladignac lakes and actually had our honeymoon here this year! we are both absolutly in love the place, john and lesley cater to your every need and on hand to help if needed! we are looking forward to our next trip in 2015
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Customer name
Daniel Seaton
Venue
Ladignac Lakes
Date of holiday
23/08/2014
Number of anglers
1
Brief details of your catches
1 x 17lb 5 x 20s 1 x 30lb
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
I used my own bait for the first day and as the carp seemed to be being awkward carp, I swapped to the lake bait and they were still being awkward but I started to nick a few bites and a few fish. Thanks for the bait John.
Were the facilities what you expected?
Amazing. Extremely clean and very confortable for all your needs. Couldn't ask for any better.
Were you happy with them?
Couldn't have been any happier. We are looking for dates for 2015 and 2016 already but it's tough as it's such a saught after venue.
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
I'd recommend this place to everybody.
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes.
This place is fishing paradise as well as a superb place to holiday, eat, drink and relax with family/friends. It is the kind of place where it can be all about fishing, partly fishing/partly relaxing or all about relaxing. I took my wife who absolutely hated fishing and I fished days only and we had a superb time, it was so relaxing and to be honest, I've never bet hostes as superb as John and Lesley. We had superb company, I had brilliant angling assitance and we had a beautiful fresh baguette every day that was bought up by John and Lesely (we couldn't find a better baguette anywere else in France). The house at the lake was fantastic and provided us with all we needed and more. It's very confortable and in fantastic condition and the who place was beautifully clean. I would recommend this place to everybody and for the very fair price you won't find a better venue for fishing and relaxing in France.


Customer name
mike Malone
Venue
Ladignac Lakes
Date of holiday
17/05/2014
Number of anglers
4
Brief details of your catches
3 of us fished the main lake with fish up to 41lb. The total weight on tis lake was approx. 1300lbs On the smaller lake, around 100 fish were caught up to 17.5lbs
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Fishing to the markers with Johns boillies
Were the facilities what you expected?
Much better
Were you happy with them?
yes
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Definitely
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes
An outstanding location with the benefit of 2 lakes for those who want to do a bit of hectic float fishing. John and Lesley are always on hand if you need something and nothing was ever too much trouble. The accommodation, bivvies an supplied tackle were all first class.


Customer name
jay fitzgerald
Venue
Ladignac Lakes
Date of holiday
05/04/2014
Number of anglers
3
Brief details of your catches
we had 53 fish in total lots ov upper 30s and upeer 20s big 3 were 37.12lb, 38lb n 39lb
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
listen to john he was bang on th money, use his own boilies with a small pva mesh ov pellet and u will smash it and fish to the markers.
Were the facilities what you expected?
To be honest NO they wree 10 times better than what i was expecting, everything was top class from ur rod pod to the bivvies ,comfy, spacious just fantastic facillities
Were you happy with them?
more than happy its because of john n lesley im going back next year ..............
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
no this is my find if i tell any1 about here they might not have any dates left for me to go back......................
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
yes
amazing holiday, fantastic hosts n stunning fish what more could you ask for in a fishing holiday....john n lesley are amazing they make you feel relaxed and at home as soon as you get there, there friendly and very approachable if like me ur still learning ask john for some advice he will be more than happy to lend a hand and give advice .....
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Customer name
Richard king
Venue
Ladignac Lakes
Date of holiday
28/09/2013
Number of anglers
1
Brief details of your catches
29 in total, days only biggest 36.5lb mirror. All fish in great condition.
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Johns own boilies, tipped with corn and a bag of sweets (as John would say)
Were the facilities what you expected?
Top notch, can't fault a thing, and believe me we tried to think of something.
Were you happy with them?
Without a doubt
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Mmmmm........ Maybe not, I'm struggling to book my next slot due to high demand as it is!
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes
Fantastic weeks holiday, the lake and accomodation were 1st class, what a place! John and Lesley really do go out of their way to make you feel at home and nothing is too much trouble. Fishing was superb, action all day long, never a dull moment, just listen to John, and let him cast your rod occasionally!
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Customer name
Richard king
Venue
Ladignac Lakes
Date of holiday
28/09/2013
Number of anglers
1
Brief details of your catches
29 in total, days only biggest 36.5lb mirror. All fish in great condition.
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Johns own boilies, tipped with corn and a bag of sweets (as John would say)
Were the facilities what you expected?
Top notch, can't fault a thing, and believe me we tried to think of something.
Were you happy with them?
Without a doubt
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Mmmmm........ Maybe not, I'm struggling to book my next slot due to high demand as it is!
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes
Fantastic weeks holiday, the lake and accomodation were 1st class, what a place! John and Lesley really do go out of their way to make you feel at home and nothing is too much trouble. Fishing was superb, action all day long, never a dull moment, just listen to John, and let him cast your rod occasionally!
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Customer name
Arper, Dunna, Worzel and the ladies
Venue
Ladignac Lakes
Date of holiday
21/07/2013
Number of anglers
3
Brief details of your catches
Over 1000lb of beautiful commons and mirrors Biggest this week was 38.5lb
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Listen to John, I repeat listen to John He'll put you on the bait rig and swim to catch
Were the facilities what you expected?
First class facility's throughout
Were you happy with them?
Of course
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Definitely
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Definately
Our second trip to this beautiful venue. Owners John and Lesley can't do enough for you and are great company to be in. They've both spent all winter slaving away to improve the swims and update the facility's. The house was in fab condition when we arrived with many upgrades and improvements. Looking out over both lakes we couldn't wait to get a line in. The weather was scorchio all week with a cool breaze in the evenings. One of those rare mornings that I saw the sunrise!!, I was treated to one of those rare fishing moments - the first to be awake, whilst relaxing on the balcony. having a brew with the sun coming up,and the lake literally steaming, The view over the main lake was amazing. Carp are jumping and crashing about. It's so quiet and peaceful you know that you've deffo left the rat race behind..... It feels sooooo carpy:):) And sure enough it wasn't long before we leaned into a few 'gud uns'. We all caught and made new PB's with a significant number and weight of fish between us. This place is a real 'secret escape' We have rebooked - nuff said. Arper and Co


Customer name
Steve, Emma and Emily
Venue
Ladignac Lakes
Date of holiday
10/08/2013
Number of anglers
1
Brief details of your catches
Days only bar one night, 28 fish inc 30's up to 34lb. All scrapped superbly and fell to tightly baited areas using Johns new boilies which seem the business.
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Were the facilities what you expected?
Were you happy with them?
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yes
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Return visit to Ladignac and had a fantastic time yet again. John and Lesley are great and cant do enough for you. Accommodation is spotless and the lakes lovely. A real chill out week and the weather was spot on too.


Customer name
Steven Mason
Venue
Ladignac Lakes
Date of holiday
27/07/2013
Number of anglers
1
Brief details of your catches
90 Fish in total 37 doubles 36 twenty 17 thirties
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Give them some boillies they love them
Were the facilities what you expected?
A1 again
Were you happy with them?
of course
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Not if I work with them as we get the same holiday
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes
Yet again one hell of a holiday. You just could not get any better. John and Lesley are the best hosts
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Customer name
Andy & Kate
Venue
Ladignac Lakes
Date of holiday
13/07/2013
Number of anglers
1
Brief details of your catches
7 x 30's plus's, biggest 35lbs. The rest made up of 20's and doubles. This was only fishing in the day time excluding Wednesday so was very pleased.
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Used john's new bait it's excellent.
Were the facilities what you expected?
Yes defo! Always have been, and the decoration since our visit last year are clean and fresh and homely.
Were you happy with them?
100%
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Already have.
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Third vist back to ladignac. Beautiful place, John & Lesley are fantastic people, and we are looking forward to our next visit in April 2014.


Customer name
Paul
Venue
Ladignac Lakes
Date of holiday
08/06/2013
Number of anglers
1
Brief details of your catches
10 doubles 15 20 and over 1 32.4 1 34.4
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
PVA bag of broken boilles with boilles spread over
Were the facilities what you expected?
10/10 first class couldnt of wished for better
Were you happy with them?
5* beautiful clean and welcoming couldnt of asked for anything better
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
with out a doubt
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
yes John and Lesley are so welcoming and would do anything for there customers such lovely people
BIG thanks to John and Lesley for a fantastic 2 week holiday been treated like royalty as always. Already booked up for a week with the family next year and cant wait thank you both again
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Customer name
Barry Brill Boys
Venue
Ladignac Lakes
Date of holiday
11/05/2013
Number of anglers
4
Brief details of your catches
Over 40 fish 14/17/20s 22/23/30s high 30s 38.12lbx2 loads of 30s plus.
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
johns Boiles pellet maze
Were the facilities what you expected?
Better
Were you happy with them?
100%
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
All day long
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
100% yes
Again John & Lesley great hosts could not do enough for us beers were flowing all day long. lovy people going back in september 2013 can't wait Barry Brill Boys are back. and booked for may 2014.well done john & lesley. john don't wear my shorts out i'am coming back


Customer name
john moseley
Venue
Ladignac Lakes
Date of holiday
18/05/2013
Number of anglers
2
Brief details of your catches
We had a total of 36 fish ,14 30s up to 39.8 18 20s up to 29 the rest doubles.
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
stringers and bags pellet
Were the facilities what you expected?
and more
Were you happy with them?
fantastic
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
100%
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
yes
Fantastic week again except the weather, rain, rain, and more rain, but Lesley and John looked after me as they allways do. The venue is emaculate and the lodge is fantastic.


Customer name
Tom & Tony Baines
Venue
Ladignac Lakes
Date of holiday
05/04/2013
Number of anglers
2
Brief details of your catches
Caught around thirty carp with two over 40lb. The fish came in bursts with the weather holding them back for a while but at Ladignac it seems it's never long before they come back on the feed.
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Simple bottom tactics using the house boilies available at the venue.
Were the facilities what you expected?
Clean bivvies were in place when we arrived and the eco-friendly lodge has everything you could reasonably wish for. There is a new cooker and barbecue there so it was great fun preparing our own food.
Were you happy with them?
Everything was spotless when we arrived and we already knew from previous experience what a great place it is.
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Without doubt yes.
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes, we are very pleased to have found Ladignac Lakes through carp-france.com
Ladignac is a superb holiday venue. On this return visit we arrived to find very difficult spring weather conditions but still caught well. Hosts John and Lesley made sure we were comfortable and the lodge makes a perfect retreat should the weather turn against you.
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Customer name
Karl, Jamie, Lloyd, Mike & Damian
Venue
Ladignac Lakes
Date of holiday
29/09/2012
Number of anglers
4
Brief details of your catches
In total we caught 95 fish with a total weight of 2289lb. The biggest fish was 39lb 10oz. 22 x 30's , 21 x 20's, 52 x doubles. Average fish weight was just under 22lb
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Fished fruity crab bottom baits, pellet and maize. Also fished with scopex squid liver boilies which accounted for some of the bigger fish. Hard baits a better to combat the few crayfish that have a nibble!
Were the facilities what you expected?
House was good, clean and perfect for the stay.
Were you happy with them?
John and Lesley were great to us, and easy going. John's passion and hard work has made this into a very special fishery.
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yes
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes
Simply is one of the must visit carp waters in France. Right from the moment we were collected in Limoges by John things just got better and better. The lake is very well looked after and the swims are second to none. Silverbacks swim is one of the best swims we have ever seen.
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Customer name
Paul & Helen
Venue
Ladignac Lakes
Date of holiday
15/09/2012
Number of anglers
2
Brief details of your catches
Numerous 20's and 30's and even managed four over 40... The biggest being 42.12!
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Just do what John tells you!
Were the facilities what you expected?
totally what we expected and more
Were you happy with them?
Happy with everything, and from the moment we arrived within minutes that first beer that John and Lesley provided us with set the scene for the rest of the trip... What great hosts they were nothing was ever too much trouble!
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yes without doubt
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Words cannot describe..... What a totally fantastic two weeks! In fact probably the best holiday in France to date and boy we have had a few, in fact we never go back to the same place twice but you guessed it we've already booked for next year so for us that sums up just about how we feel. From the moment we arrived, we felt right at home we had all kinds of weather, but the fish did not stop rolling in!!
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Customer name
John Moseley
Venue
Ladignac Lakes
Date of holiday
08/09/2012
Number of anglers
2
Brief details of your catches
1x40.+,10 x 30lb + 16x 20lb + and 11x doubles bigest 38lb 29lb 8oz18lb8ozand 40lb 4oz
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
pva bags and plenty bolies
Were the facilities what you expected?
yes and more
Were you happy with them?
100%
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
big yes
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
yes
Fantastic week ,this is my third visit this year cant get enough.


Customer name
Matt & Mel Woodford
Venue
Ladignac Lakes
Date of holiday
25/08/2012
Number of anglers
1
Brief details of your catches
where do you start 38 fish caught in total with 15 x thirties inc 39.11,37.8, 36.4 & 35.3 (2 x pbs over a 24hr period) 17 x twenties and 6 x doubles all really healthy looking fish that fight all the way
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
used the bait supplied by john and backed up with lake special maize and pellets found baiting to markers and pva stringers cast out over the top was best but best advice is "TO ALWAYS LISTEN TO JOHN HE REALLY DOES KNOW HIS LAKE"
Were the facilities what you expected?
Yes they were everything we wanted and more could not ask for better and lesley ensures evrything is spotlessly clean when you arrive the wife was blown away on arrival as it was her first time on a fishing trip and loved every minute
Were you happy with them?
yes everything was perfect 110% plus
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
yes already have to several
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
yes
This is my tenth trip to venues in france and without doubt this is one of the best places to be with perfect surroundings, accommodation and perfect hosts with john and lesley you could not ask for more from a holiday and we cannot wait to return next year
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Customer name
Andy and Kate
Venue
Ladignac Lakes
Date of holiday
11/08/2012
Number of anglers
1
Brief details of your catches
Fish caught up to 37.4 all in mint condition37.4 caught by my partner her first ever carp.around twenty fish landed and around ten lost fished only three rods for most of the week myself with my partner fishing one rod but not all week only as and when she felt like it
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Used johns bait that he supplies if required.Simple rigs no need to get complicated.
Were the facilities what you expected?
I have been here before and was more than happy, my partners first time and she had everything she needed and more.
Were you happy with them?
John and Lesley are a fantastic couple, will help with anything they can and are fantastic company
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yes defiantly
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Absolutely breath taking place, it was my partners first time at Ladignac and she loved it. Booked again for next year


Customer name
Chris, Phil, Craig, Alice & Abi
Venue
Ladignac Lakes
Date of holiday
04/08/2012
Number of anglers
3
Brief details of your catches
We caught 65 fish to a total of 1500lb!! 22 twenties and 15 thirties largest was 37.12:)
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
The three of us used different tactics to great success. Long rigs, short rigs, float fished in the margins all produced. The one thing that is for sure is to listen to what John tells you. He knows the water inside out and his advice will bank the fish you want.
Were the facilities what you expected?
We found the facilities to be of a very high standard, in fact much better than we would have normally expected.
Were you happy with them?
Of course, we will be booking again for many years to come.
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yes! Yes! Yes!
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
A wonderful weeks fishing in a beautiful venue. John and Lesley were perfect hosts and couldn't do enough to help us. The house is fantastic and offers all you need.


Customer name
Paul, Beverley & William Steele
Venue
Ladignac Lakes
Date of holiday
14/07/2012
Number of anglers
1
Brief details of your catches
Mirror Carp 42lb 3oz, 36lb 8oz, 36lb 5oz, 33lb 7oz, 27lb 7oz, 20lb 0oz, 19lb 10oz, 17lb 7oz, 16lb 0oz & 15lb 15oz. Common Carp 22lb 14oz
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Couldn't really say, didn't mount a really serious campaign being primarily on a family type holiday, not doing any nights or early mornings and doing day trips etc. If anything, found that the lodge & dam wall swims produced the biggest fish and the shallows produced the quickest runs (3 fish in 2 hours - then returned to lodge as too hectic!).
Were the facilities what you expected?
Way better - the pictures do not do it justice. John & Lesley have worked hard to provide all the creature conforts a family could need. The balcony overlooking the lodge and dam wall swims is ideal.
Were you happy with them?
Yes
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Already have!
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes
Lovely people, Lovely house in an idyllic setting. John & Lesley can't seem to do enough for you. We arrived and within minutes John had put a cold beer in my hand, Lesley had a cup of tea in Bev's and a little Ladignac Teddy Bear in William's. We said we had heard of a tourist attract nearby and within 24 hours they had been to the place and told us all about it - fantastic! (The place was a Velorail and treetop adventure park at Bussieres - try it!!!!)
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Customer name
John and David
Venue
Ladignac Lakes
Date of holiday
16/06/2012
Number of anglers
2
Brief details of your catches
20 fish up to 40lb+ including 7 30s up to 37lb.
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
bollie over pva bags of pellet.
Were the facilities what you expected?
fantastic.
Were you happy with them?
yes
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
yes
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
yes
Another great weeks fishing at ladignac lakes, my second visit this year and again another 40lb 8 oz mirror the second this year,lots of 30s 20s and great hosts john and leslie see u in september.


Customer name
Barry Brill Boys
Venue
Ladignac Lakes
Date of holiday
23/06/2012
Number of anglers
4
Brief details of your catches
Between four of us about 40 fish.
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Boiles ground bait & what a good angler i am ?
Were the facilities what you expected?
Better
Were you happy with them?
Yes
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yes
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
yes
What a lovey lake very clean,lovey fish,John & Lesley great host very help full can't wait to next fishing trip,thanks john Lesley


Customer name
paul tench thompson and mandy
Venue
Ladignac Lakes
Date of holiday
09/06/2012
Number of anglers
2
Brief details of your catches
despite some very difficult weather conditions,and only fishing the days (our choice ,you can fish 24/7) we had 12 fish including 2x30s up to just over 37lb
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
look for the fish then fish with small traps of bait , pva bags or light scatter of boilies or pellet .
Were the facilities what you expected?
absolutely superb !
Were you happy with them?
more than happy
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
would recommend to anyone , small kids will need watching at all times near water .
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
yes
great holiday , so peaceful and relaxing , john and leslie are the best of hosts .


Customer name
John Moseley
Venue
Ladignac Lakes
Date of holiday
19/05/2012
Number of anglers
1
Brief details of your catches
40lb 8oz m 37lb m 37lb 2oz m 37lb 1oz m 34lb m 32lb m 32lb c 21lb c. and 8x20lb+ fish. Fantastic.
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
boilies over bags with pellet .
Were the facilities what you expected?
first class
Were you happy with them?
fantastic
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
yes and i have.
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
yes
First of my 3 bookings this year, another fantastic week had at the lakes , but the weather was not great rain and more rain,but did not stop me having the first 40lb + carp out this year and plenty more.


Customer name
Mr Haynes
Venue
Ladignac Lakes
Date of holiday
14/04/2012
Number of anglers
4
Brief details of your catches
18 fish to 34lb 10oz, 5 30's in total. The weather made it hard going with a cold northerly wind for the foirst 3 days, then the wond changed and brought the rain and after thath the heavy rain. photots to follow
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Single boilie, double boilie, fruity crab and CC Moore odessy proved to be the most successful.
Were the facilities what you expected?
The lodge is superb and very comfortable, way above what was expected.
Were you happy with them?
Very happy, very clean and tidy with everything you need.
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Definately
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes
Fantastic place, beautiful surroundings, very clean and tidy, the accommodation is superb. John & Lesley cant do enough for you, very helpful and always on hand.


Customer name
darren day
Venue
Ladignac Lakes
Date of holiday
07/04/2012
Number of anglers
3
Brief details of your catches
my 13 year old son had a total of 34 fish but had 2 30s back to back and 3 days later had 2 high 20s back to back. he had a total of 7 30s . 22 20s and 5 doubles. dad caught a 32 common and a36 lb common and 2 20s and 2 doubles as my son was to tired to get out of bed. happy days 4 me
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
double boilies on all rigs and pellet which we bought at the lake with a few freebies. ps dont neglet the dam wall
Were the facilities what you expected?
they were better than expected. new kitchen and very clean and if i knew the house was this good i would have taken the wife. we never used the double bedrooms but wow. thats my final word wow .
Were you happy with them?
yes. i am that happy with this venue that i have booked up for the next 5 years so not to miss out i have been to so many venues over the last 17 years and the best ones are always fully booked and this venue will be the same. the comments book in the house says it all. ps look foward to seing john and lesley everyyear. thanks thanks
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
yes. we drove from northhampton but i think now we no whats involved and what to exspect we will take the fly option .
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
yes
great venue cant fault anything. took 2 of my mates and my 13 year old son. my son was fishing wow what a week he had 34 fish on his own. the smile on his face said it all.house had everything u need just like back home.great family venue and the girls will love the place .john n lesley cant do enough 4 u great hosts . for a family the best and personel fishing complex ive ever been to. wow wow wow
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Customer name
Mark Challinor
Venue
Ladignac Lakes
Date of holiday
07/04/2012
Number of anglers
3
Brief details of your catches
approx 60 carp up to 39lb 08oz
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Standard Boilie tactics
Were the facilities what you expected?
Above expectation
Were you happy with them?
Yes
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Definitely
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes
Very helpful and pleasant owners-nothing too much trouble Beautiful lake and surroundings The lodge is well maintained and bigger than expected Fish in excellent condition


Customer name
Tom & Tony Baines
Venue
Ladignac Lakes
Date of holiday
31/03/2012
Number of anglers
2
Brief details of your catches
Over 30 carp in all, both Mirrors and Commons, in the course of the week with some very nice 30s.
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Simple rigs with boilies fished on the bottom. The boilies offered at the venue worked well.
Were the facilities what you expected?
Both the fishing lodge and the lakes were better than expected. The lodge has a lovely terrace and is well furnished throughout. It is an ideal base for any non-fishing members of your party. The lakes are beautifully looked after and blend seemlessly into the French countryside.
Were you happy with them?
Yes, everything you could expect was there and we had an extremely enjoyable week.
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yes, it is an ideal venue for a family and/or fishing holiday in a stunning part of France.
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes, everything was well explained and communication both prior to and after booking was excellent.
Excellent venue with good accommodation and relaxed, safe fishing. Hosts John and Leslie were always on hand to sort out any difficulties and offer advice. The peaceful surroundings and interesting wildlife were a bonus.
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Customer name
Matt Naidu
Venue
Ladignac Lakes
Date of holiday
01/10/2011
Number of anglers
1
Brief details of your catches
Plenty of fish caught, biggest being 35.5lb
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Boilies supplied at lake.
Were the facilities what you expected?
Better!
Were you happy with them?
Definitely
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Already have
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
yes
Brilliant lake, great week! will recommend it to my fishing mates, the owners where great if you need anything they will sort it out for you.
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Customer name
Steve Eastwood
Venue
Ladignac Lakes
Date of holiday
03/09/2011
Number of anglers
1
Brief details of your catches
Great week with 35 fish including 7 over 30lbs with three over 35lbs biggest 35lbs 10oz biggest common 28lbs 10oz. Fished from the Dam Wall swim
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Double bollies and snowman on bait spots for the bigger fish smaller fish from the shallows
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
Loved the gite and location. John and Lesley very helpful and enjoyed chatting with John at lunch times and having a beer.
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Customer name
Caroline & Matt
Venue
Ladignac Lakes
Date of holiday
27/08/2011
Number of anglers
2
Brief details of your catches
11 x 30's to 37lbs Loads of 20's to 29lbs
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
We used all the Ladignac Bollies, Pop ups and Pellet Size 6 barbless knotless knot
Were the facilities what you expected?
I couldn’t wait to have a lovely house and lake in the French countryside, all to ourselves for a week and I wasn't dissapointed.
Were you happy with them?
Yes more than happy. This was my first ever fishing trip (Caroline) and I wasn't to keen on sleeping in a bivvy, so I was really pleased to have a warm, clean & tidy place to stay each night.
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Without hesitation!!
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes
Not interested, you fish and I’ll relax and drink wine” Those were my words to my partner when he suggested I might want to have a go on the rods on our impending trip to the Idyllic Ladignac Lakes. Why would I want to spend my time wrestling a fish So, no one was more surprised than me that I agreed to have a go. Merc John (the owner) gave me some invaluable advice & guidance on rig making and casting out and I cast out my own two rods and naively sat back and relaxed, thinking my ‘noddy’ casts would come to nothing. Within 40 minutes one of the buzzers went off and I found myself (albeit with coaching, by the amazingly patient John) playing my first ever fish. I listened to what he said, learnt fast and landed myself a fish. Bearing in mind, I have spent years as an ‘angling widow’ and never so much as knew one end of a fishing rod from another, I was both exhilarated and amazed to be clutching my first fish, an amazing 31lb mirror carp. Before my boyfriend could say, but you hate angling, I used everything John had said and cast my line back into the lake. Unbelievable, less than an hour later and I got another take! As you can see from the photo, I wasn’t too confident in holding the fish and had to get into the lake for the 33lb one, as I was worried that it would get hurt (typical girl) if it flapped about. I was none too keen on standing in six inches of silt to have my bedraggled photo taken and I wasn’t too sure about the carp slime that covered my T shirt, but I was amazed at the sheer power of these fish, by the sense of achievement I felt at having caught one and at the strange compulsion to catch another bigger fish. I was concerned that the size of my first ever fish and the beautiful location may have spoilt me for fishing in the UK, but I am taken by the challenge and can’t believe that after all the times I’ve mocked my boyfriend over the years, I want to get my own tackle and have my own rods. I’m not sure how kindly he’ll take to all of this, after all surely part of the reason he goes fishing is to have some time away from me and my alleged nagging. However, I will remind him that my getting involved was initially all his idea and I know he won’t mind at all when I ask him to get us booked in at John and Lesley’s for next year.
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Customer name
ANDY, MARK, JAMES
Venue
Ladignac Lakes
Date of holiday
20/08/2011
Number of anglers
3
Brief details of your catches
46 carp ranging from 10 to 35lbs and we didnt night fish,all fish were in good condition and put up a hell of a fight
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
We had taken alot of different bolies, but found the ones John suplied did the best, also John was not fussy about what freebies we used like crushed hemp and vitalen but no tiger nuts.
Were the facilities what you expected?
the facilities were better than expected, everything you need and more
Were you happy with them?
More than happy
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
not just to friends, I recommend this venue to everyone
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes, had no problems at all
John and Lesley are the best hosts ever, they couldn't do enough for us, accommodation was spot on, very clean and tidy the lakes were well thought out, with markers on the lake for the best spots to fish, also the use of a rowing boat, we have fished at least 6 lakes from CCFH and this is by far the best, WE WILL BE BACK


Customer name
steve (frappers ) frapwell
Venue
Ladignac Lakes
Date of holiday
06/08/2011
Number of anglers
2
Brief details of your catches
one angler 1x 30s 12 x 20s (9 over 25lbs plus ) 11x doubles see Paul Thompson's report for his catches the same week
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
pva bags of mixed pellets, short 15lb coated braid hooklinks, small barbless hooks, 18mm bottom baits (bought from site,) tipped with white plastic corn day time and night glow corn at nights, light bobbins, slack lines and small back leads.
Were the facilities what you expected?
the facilities were more than expected
Were you happy with them?
you could not fail to be happy with what is provided on site, including the use of a boat for baiting up etc
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
i would recommend this fishery to everyone
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
yes
one of the most enjoyable weeks that i have ever spent angling, the lodge and whole site is so clean and tidy, the banks of the lakes look like they have never been fished before, pristine . John and Leslie the owners are so helpful and nothing is to much trouble for them. There are five bivvies set up around the main lake so you can move swims easily without having to set up a camp each time which makes moving swims much less trouble.
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Customer name
paul "tench" thompson
Venue
Ladignac Lakes
Date of holiday
06/08/2011
Number of anglers
2
Brief details of your catches
fishing days only , 13 carp , 4x30s , a 29 ,28 , 27 ,a couple of low 20s and a few big doubles .
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
boilie over pellet , supplied on site at very reasonable cost .
Were the facilities what you expected?
superb .
Were you happy with them?
very happy indeed
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
would recommend to anyone , not just friends .
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
cant see why not !
superb , no better way to describe the venue , hosts and the fishing .
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Customer name
Steven Mason
Venue
Ladignac Lakes
Date of holiday
30/07/2011
Number of anglers
1
Brief details of your catches
26 fish 2x singles 13x doubles 8x twentys 3x thirties to 35.05
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
caught and a few different thing
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
3 words Stunning Stunning and Stunning. The views are stunning the hosts are stunning and the fish are stunning. Angie and me loved every minutes of our week there. John and Lesley are outstanding people they are so helpful and we really enjoyed them coming every day for a few beers. We would have booked for next year but have already booked elsewhere before going there but have booked for 2013 already. Thanks for a cracking holiday Love Angie Steve


Customer name
Neil and Angela Ruggles
Venue
Ladignac Lakes
Date of holiday
16/07/2011
Number of anglers
1
Brief details of your catches
27 stunning carp to 36 lb 4 oz (fishing days only)
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Small beds of particle with critically balanced bottom bait
Were the facilities what you expected?
yes/better
Were you happy with them?
yes
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
yes
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
yes
Brilliant time fishing and relaxing in beautifull surroundings with excellent accommodation


Customer name
Chris and Kelly
Venue
Ladignac Lakes
Date of holiday
30/04/2011
Number of anglers
4
Brief details of your catches
Between the four of us we caught 98 fish in total. lots of doubles, lots 20s , lots of 30s.
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Bottom Baits
Were the facilities what you expected?
They great and more!
Were you happy with them?
Yes, they was kept to a very high standard
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
yes we would and already have
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
yes
This was our second visit to ladignac and enjoyed it just as much this time as last! The place is stunning and so are the surroundings its the ideal place to fish and rest. The hosts are lovely people and they cant do enough to help!!!


Customer name
PAUL HARVEY
Venue
Ladignac Lakes
Date of holiday
30/04/2011
Number of anglers
1
Brief details of your catches
i caught 27 carp the biggest was 28.2 lb
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
legered boilies
Were the facilities what you expected?
The whole place was first class (pukka)
Were you happy with them?
Yes very much so
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yes i would it was really good
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes
I was very happy with the place and would recommend it to all my fisherman friends. The owners were very nice people there was nothing that they would not do for you
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Customer name
matt &john
Venue
Ladignac Lakes
Date of holiday
14/05/2011
Number of anglers
2
Brief details of your catches
11 x30lb up to 38lb 26 x 20lb up to 29lb 43 x doubles up to 19lb
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
bags with pellet snowman hook bait.
Were the facilities what you expected?
better
Were you happy with them?
fantastic
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
yes
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
yes
second visit this year fantastic venue ,fishing fantastic most carp i have ever caught in one week, john and lesley best hosts ,also cooked us some good food.


Customer name
John Moseley
Venue
Ladignac Lakes
Date of holiday
02/04/2011
Number of anglers
1
Brief details of your catches
17 carp 3 thirties to 34lb 10 twenties to 27lb 4 doubles to 19lb
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
pop ups small bags not much bait.fished only day time
Were the facilities what you expected?
all and more
Were you happy with them?
yes very much so
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
yes no problem
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
yes
best small water i have fished