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Customer name
Phil Pritchard
Venue
Malhere
Date of holiday
09/09/2017
Number of anglers
2
Brief details of your catches
30 plus fish including 6 x 40, 11 x 30
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Far margins using a regular re-baiting tactic. All fish caught on bottom bait boilies
Were the facilities what you expected?
Yes. didn't need to use the new generator despite the weather being like April on speed all week.
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 third visit and another excellent weeks fishing at Malhere. The improvements to the mobile home bankside are very good


Customer name
Jezz & Gill
Venue
Malhere
Date of holiday
26/08/2017
Number of anglers
1
Brief details of your catches
3x50's 8x40's 18x30's 19x20's 5 x teens
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
keep the rigs simple,,most important is a good quality bait,,i used mainline cell and mainline essential cell,,tipped with a single piece of maize,,,right hand side under tree,,straight across with 2 yards of far bank,,and bush at the left side.
Were the facilities what you expected?
yes ,,very comfy,,good t.v...chilling at night with bottle of wine,
Were you happy with them?
yes
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
yes,,already have
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
yes deffo,,already have.
Stayed for 2 weeks,had a great time,,weather started of really good,,but for 10 days the weather became bad,,eat out local restaurant everyday,,fished no dark hours at all,
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Customer name
James Donnelly, Jenny Costigan
Venue
Malhere
Date of holiday
19/08/2017
Number of anglers
1
Brief details of your catches
James caught 8 fish all during the day as the Coypu made fishing the margins during the night impossible. The catches include a personal best mirror and common! 59lb 12oz Mirror 51lb 2oz Mirror 48lb 10oz Common 46lb 7oz Common 45lb 10oz Mirror 41lb Mirror 22lb 9oz Mirror 22lb 2oz Mirror
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
18mm Cell boilie tipped with pop-up corn on a simple blowback rig tight to the right hand side margins.
Were the facilities what you expected?
Yes, excellent.
Were you happy with them?
Yes.
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yes definitely, this is my second visit to Malhere and i'll definitely be back.
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes.
We had an excellent week. Weather was really nice and sunny but unfortunately this slowed the fishing down a bit. The bigger fish seemed to enjoy the warmer weather with 6 of the fish being over 40lb and all caught during the day as we didn't fish the nights.
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Customer name
Joe, Kerry Zach and Molly
Venue
Malhere
Date of holiday
29/07/2017
Number of anglers
2
Brief details of your catches
50 bites with 45 fish on the bank 11 over 40 with biggest a 48lbs 9oz mirror, 10 over 30 to 38lbs, 15 over 20 and 9 doubles. Managed to catch the koi at 17lbs and a 31lbs grass carp my new pb grassie
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Simple rigs, sharp hooks, lots of hard work and plenty of Innovate baits Boilies
Were the facilities what you expected?
Yes
Were you happy with them?
yes
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
already have done
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
yes have used them several times and cannot fault Dave he's always helpful
Second time to Malhere and it proved to be better than the first time around with the wife catching her new pb, a 48lbs 8oz common, and the kids both getting in on the action. Great family venue with some nice fish and good facilities. already booked for next year
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Customer name
Brendan Carroll
Venue
Malhere
Date of holiday
27/05/2017
Number of anglers
1
Brief details of your catches
3 fished , 2 rod each = 25 caught I think I had a 51 common 56 + 59 mirror , a couple 40s and a 30 lb grass carp, my colleagues had 40s each plus plenty 30s great week had
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Long hook link , snowman , throwing stick job done
Were the facilities what you expected?
Yes very good
Were you happy with them?
Yep
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Have done
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yep
3rd trip, can't stay away from the place it's got a magical vibe. Always immaculate and delivers the goods.
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Customer name
Richard, Jeff and Will
Venue
Malhere
Date of holiday
22/04/2017
Number of anglers
3
Brief details of your catches
9 mirrors including 2 pb's. 51*, 47.8*, 42.10, 42.1, 42.0, 39.6, 28.10, 26.12, 18.5. 6 commons 35.3, 30.0, 26.11, 25.14, 23.8, 22.0
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
We caught on all presentations and various baits including pop-ups, snowmen, waiters, bottom baits and fake corn. Mostly fished over varied small beds of particle, hemp and pellets, but picked up one or two on single hook baits
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 first visit to Malhere and we were very impressed with the whole package. Special thanks to Steve and Irene for their warm welcome.


Customer name
Andrew, Neil, Anthony
Venue
Malhere
Date of holiday
25/03/2017
Number of anglers
3
Brief details of your catches
26 fish in total, the biggest being a 47lb mirror. The bigger fish seemed to come out in the seond half of the week with 17 fish over 30lbs and 3 over 40lbs.
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Cell boilies tipped with corn fished over hemp, corn, pellet and boilie. The margins were the most productive but we also caught from the middle and hooked lost one on a zig. The weather was very warm for the time of year and the fish def seemed to get more active as the week went on.
Were the facilities what you expected?
Facilities are excellent and the new gas BBQ came in very handy
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 is second time I had visited Malhere and I was not disappointed


Customer name
Richard Burton
Venue
Malhere
Date of holiday
17/09/2016
Number of anglers
2
Brief details of your catches
42 fish landed including a 53-6 and six more over 40lb and another 16 over 30lb a pb mirror for Scott the 53-6 and a pb common for Richard at 45-8 only 2 fish lost
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
cell boilies fishing tight to far side over lots of freebies
Were the facilities what you expected?
better than expected
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 definitely
fantastic week the lake is a Credit to its owners and Steve and Irene who run it ,our 5th time in France and the best looking lake and surroundings
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Customer name
Wilkes Family
Venue
Malhere
Date of holiday
10/09/2016
Number of anglers
3
Brief details of your catches
80 fish in total. Including: 1 x 50 (at 52.12) 14 x 40 (to 47.8) 21 x 30 (to 39.8) 34 x 20 (to 29.5) 10 doubles included in above we had we also had 1 Cat at 28, a Grassie at 19.8, and a Koi at 18.4
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
simple rigs, glugged bottom baits
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
What a brilliant week. Lovely lake and fantastic fishing. We all broke our PB's. We have been to France 7 times and this was by far the most successful week we have ever had - we just nailed it.
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Customer name
Kaz Hayes
Venue
Malhere
Date of holiday
23/07/2016
Number of anglers
1
Brief details of your catches
In total our angler caught 4 fishes, all were caught at night and towards the end of the week. They seemed to prefer boillies that were purchased in France rather than the ones we brought with us, pineapple flavour seemed to go down a treat. the fishes weighed in between 20lbs and 34lbs. This beat our anglers personal best of 20lb so he was very happy. (16yrs old)
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
We spent a few days trying out different areas that we had seen the fish,then decided to cast out in the most popular areas, to the far edges and corners of the lake, and sit in wait. Pineapple boillies were used when the fish were caught.
Were the facilities what you expected?
Yes the mobile home was very comfortable. Everything was lovely. I would recommend this lake.
Were you happy with them?
Yes
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yes
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes
Malhere lake is a beautiful setting, 2 of us stayed in the mobile home a few metres from the lake while one angler fished. The mobile home was very comfortable with ample of room for the three of us, although the angler spent most of his time at the side of the lake in a bivvy. waking up to the sound of birds, walking around the lake before breakfast, lounging at the side of the lake enjoying the setting throughout the day, while also accompanying the angler, cooking on the provided BBQ of an evening, watching the coypu's going about the business into the night, and eagerly awaiting the first catch! There is a fridge in the mobile home and also a fridge freezer in the garage so we were able to stock up on food to prevent having to leave the lake. We were welcomed by a warm and friendly greeting from the caretakers, who also offered advice as required by phone. Thank you for a lovely stay.


Customer name
Mike, Emma & Paul
Venue
Malhere
Date of holiday
02/07/2016
Number of anglers
2
Brief details of your catches
11 fish only but first fish out was the lake record at 58.6lb, also had a 57.4lb and 44.7lb, 2 x 30 and rest were 20's and a Zander for good measure
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
we tried pellet, Corn and lunchmeat which didn't produce any bites. popups also produced nothing. we also experimented with many many different boilies sizes and flavours, fresh and shelf life. nothing stood out. if the fish were feeding it didn't matter what boilies it was. margins were best. anything from 6 inches to 2 foot produced the most fish. also tried 10 foot and 20 foot and middle of lake which produced no bites, reason we tried coming back is because were had about 60 or 70 runs in the week with nothing on the end, line bites most likely
Were the facilities what you expected?
much better, this is my 10th lake I have fished in France and so far the best facility's
Were you happy with them?
Yes, very good. only 1 negatives I would mention. The lake is over run with coypu and a lot of rats. the coypu run through your rods and line all night, very hard to fish with your alarms going off all the time. there is also a lot rats, hard to relax and sit on the grass and touch anything around the lake in fear of catching an illness. I was told the issue was going to be sorted the following week so I'm sure by the time you get there it will be fine.
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
yes, really good and the care takers are the friendliest people so far. great place
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Great services from Dave - Carp France as always. I wouldn't use any other holiday broker.
great location, amazing lake great facility's. grassy backs you can get your pegs in too. first day weather was rainy, overcast and cool. soon as the sun came out temperatures hit late 20's and the fish completely switched off. there was no chance of catch while hot. the water was like bath temperature.
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Customer name
Paul munro
Venue
Malhere
Date of holiday
28/05/2016
Number of anglers
1
Brief details of your catches
I caught 7 fish to 42.8 one grass carp 26lb my first ever. Fishing would have been better if weather was better. That's the way it goes sometimes.
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
I encourage people to use a bait boat the fish shy off noise and go to the far bank under the trees. I will take one next time.
Were the facilities what you expected?
Excellent as always. Everything you need.
Were you happy with them?
Spot on
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Have done many times
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Always do
2nd time here, great place just how I remember it. Irene and Steve there to welcome us agin. Fantastic people as always. Caravan was very important due to the poor weather... We will return very soon hopefully with better weather
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Customer name
S Rutherford
Venue
Malhere
Date of holiday
21/05/2016
Number of anglers
2
Brief details of your catches
1x55lb, 8x40s to 49.5, 15x 30s to 39, 19x 20s
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
boilies and pellet fished to margins
Were the facilities what you expected?
yes
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
Cannot fault this venue you have everything you need and more, just big enough for 2 and the fish are in excellent condition


Customer name
Graham, Claire and Tabitha Hunt
Venue
Malhere
Date of holiday
14/05/2016
Number of anglers
1
Brief details of your catches
Mirrors 2 x 50s to 52.14, 5 x 40s to 48.08, 10 x 30s to 39.01, 4 x20s Commons 2 x 40s to 46.14, 2 x 20s Ghostie 16.14 Cat 28.04
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
double bottom baits
Were the facilities what you expected?
yes - very functional in spite of the challenges of remoteness! Caravan could now do with a little bit of TLC.
Were you happy with them?
Yes
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yes
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes
Second visit introduced our 9 month old daughter to the peaceful paradise that is Malhere. We exceeded our expectations, not least by catching a 52.14 pb mirror 30 mins before packing up on the Friday after 20 hours without a bite!


Customer name
DAVE AND JAMES OXBOROUGH
Venue
Malhere
Date of holiday
30/04/2016
Number of anglers
2
Brief details of your catches
we had 45 runs and 45 fish landed. fish from 11lb 11oz koi up to 46lb 10oz mirror. 6 fish over 40lb, 13 over 30lb, 20 over 20lb,5 doubles. biggest common 39lb +, and 1 grass carp. 1230lb of fish. dad beat son with 710lb, to his 520lb
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
innovate baits squid 2T used. tryed pellet and partical with no success
Were the facilities what you expected?
yes.
Were you happy with them?
yes
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
have already
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
very pleased with carp france. needed to get home urgently on the friday rang them and within 5 min they got back to me with a train time for friday afternoon. Thanks.
very nice lake, Steve and Irene very helpful, facilities good.
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Customer name
Phil Pritchard
Venue
Malhere
Date of holiday
23/04/2016
Number of anglers
2
Brief details of your catches
12 carp ranging from stunning 18 lb Koi to 47.11 mirror and 48.08 common.
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
used several different boilies spread around the lake mostly the margins
Were the facilities what you expected?
Yes as we remembered
Were you happy with them?
yes, the solar panels were a boon during the genny problem
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
absolutely
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
yes
This was our 2nd visit to etang de malhere. The place is as beautiful as we remembered from last year. We had a slight problem with the genny, but Steve facilitated the fix very quickly and efficiently. Suffered "arctic" conditions at night. 4 nights of heavy frost, the first time I have experienced this in many years of fishing in France at this time, however still managed a good catch over the week.


Customer name
Barry Bowden
Venue
Malhere
Date of holiday
09/04/2016
Number of anglers
3
Brief details of your catches
14 fish caught from 16lb to 46.12.
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
fishing tight to far bank. Fortunately we had a bait boat.
Were the facilities what you expected?
Just as usual.
Were you happy with them?
Yes
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yes, but tell them to be patient!
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes
4th visit to the lake. No visible weed this time. Very quiet with no showing fish. All but two fish caught during night! Long spells of inactivity but we were the first in this year.


Customer name
callum reid kraig major
Venue
Malhere
Date of holiday
17/10/2015
Number of anglers
1
Brief details of your catches
Callum 31 fish 13 30 plus 3 40 plus and a new pb 54lb Kraig 8 fish 3 30s 1 40 lb pb:-) :-)
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Pellet maggots and hemp with one bit of fake corn in sold bag half way to 2 rods of fair side or lots of boiles and pellt under trees on far bank
Were the facilities what you expected?
Very clean and up to date top notch
Were you happy with them?
Brilliant
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
100% befo
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes very thing was spot on
Fantastic beautiful plase very good fishing


Customer name
James, Nick & Liam
Venue
Malhere
Date of holiday
10/10/2015
Number of anglers
3
Brief details of your catches
Only 7 fish in total for the difficult week but this included a whopping 51lb Mirror! Mirrors = 51lb, 39lb, 32lb, 29lb, 28lb and 19lb. 1 common at 24lb.
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
The right hand peg produced the most fish for James fishing tight to the weed with the biggest fish coming from this peg at midday 2-4pm. Nick fished the lefthand peg tight to the margins and got plenty of false indications from the Coypu as did Liam fishing the middle peg to the far margins.
Were the facilities what you expected?
Yes brilliant.
Were you happy with them?
Yes.
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yes absolutely, Liam recommended this venue to us as he fished it last year.
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes definitely.
We had a great time and although the fishing was very slow a cracking PB of 51lb for James made the week, the temperature dropped a lot during the night and it got really cold which probably didn't help the fishing but the accomodation and facilities were absolutely brilliant and made it a very comfortable week, we enjoyed it so much we've booked again for next year but in August when hopefully the weather is warmer!
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Customer name
Barry and Mark Bowden
Venue
Malhere
Date of holiday
12/09/2015
Number of anglers
2
Brief details of your catches
1 x 42lb .1 x 41lb. 1 x 39lb. 1 x 35lb. 1 x 27lb. 1 x 24lb. 1 x 20lb.
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Tried everything possible, Various baits and presentations
Were the facilities what you expected?
As always excellent.
Were you happy with them?
Yes.
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yes. If they have plenty of patience and can get up at night!
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes.
3rd visit to Malhere. Very quiet again. Fished 24/7 for 7 fish. Only 1 caught during the day. Plenty of false alarms during the night! The lake now has a 1/3rd covering of weed which is being removed but limits the fishing.


Customer name
andrew cruse . .rich goodrum
Venue
Malhere
Date of holiday
29/08/2015
Number of anglers
2
Brief details of your catches
1x 39.5 mirror 1x 37.5 mirror 1x 36mirror 2 x 24 commons 2x 23 mirrors 1x 26 cat 1x 3ld COYPU . .. . .5 fish lost due to weed
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
boillies over pellets down edge off weed bed and to left hand margin
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
stunning lake . . caretakers very helpfull . . facilities excellent . . . .weather very hot first 2 days building up to storm then temp dropping 12 degrees didnt help . . . fishing was slow all catches at night . .. .
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Customer name
andrew cruse . .rich goodrum
Venue
Malhere
Date of holiday
29/08/2015
Number of anglers
2
Brief details of your catches
1x 39.5 mirror 1x 37.5 mirror 1x 36mirror 2 x 24 commons 2x 23 mirrors 1x 26 cat 1x 3lb COYPU . .. . .5 fish lost due to weed
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
boillies over pellets down edge off weed bed and to left hand margin
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
stunning lake . . caretakers very helpfull . . facilities excellent . . . .weather very hot first 2 days building up to storm then temp dropping 12 degrees didnt help . . . fishing was slow all catches at night . .. .
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Customer name
Darren Bonwick
Venue
Malhere
Date of holiday
15/08/2015
Number of anglers
3
Brief details of your catches
Common carp- 5 x twenties, 1 x thirty, 1 x forty biggest 43lb Mirror carp- 1 x double, 3 x twenties, 8 x thirties, 3 x forties biggest 46lb
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
All runs except for one,(zig rig) were on 18mm boilies close to the margins on the far bank and to the left hand bank. To be fair none of us fished the right hand bank so fish could have easily been caught from there too.
Were the facilities what you expected?
The facilities were perfect for our use; the shower was nice and hot and the fridge/freezer a huge benefit as it was so hot during our stay. We didn't come across anything that was missing so everything was catered for.
Were you happy with them?
More than happy; they were easily the best facilities I have had at any lake in France.
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Without hesitation.
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Certainly
The lake is such a delight to fish as the scenery is so lovely and it's secluded enough without being remote. Simple tactics will catch fish as long as you present a bait to the margins and you always feel a fish could come at any time but it isn't so easy as to get complacent- perfect really.
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Customer name
Phil Pritchard
Venue
Malhere
Date of holiday
25/04/2015
Number of anglers
2
Brief details of your catches
25 x mirror and common carp from 18 to 55 lb. plus one grass carp
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Good quality boilies caught all the fish. Margins and middle of the lake produced
Were the facilities what you expected?
The facilities were as expected, the electrical system is much easier to use then anticipated. Despite lots for rain during the week. The grounds held up well and it wasn't to boggy.
Were you happy with them?
Yes the facilities suited our needs
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
For this type of fishing holiday I would strongly recommend this venue
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
I have done already and will continue to do so
An excellent venue for people requiring exclusive use. The lake caretakers were very helpful and friendly.


Customer name
Barry and Mark
Venue
Malhere
Date of holiday
28/03/2015
Number of anglers
2
Brief details of your catches
Well| Can't find our notebook with exact weights but I can remember most. 1 x 14lb. 6 x 20lbs to 29lbs. 6 x 30lbs to 39lbs. 1 x 41lb. 1 x 45lb. 1 x 46 lb. And, we are told, the lake record at 54lb 8oz|
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Mark had 17 fish from the left side of the lake to the far and left bank, not necessarily tight to the bank. Barry had 5 fish from the middle of the lake, all at night| Various boilies over halibut pellets.
Were the facilities what you expected?
Yes.
Were you happy with them?
Yes
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yes.
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes
2nd visit to Malhere. Weather was variable to say the least. Wind, rain and quite cold but didn't spoil our fishing. Very slow at times so had to be patient. Fished day and night but got the rewards eventually. 22 fish caught and all quality and good weights. We had a good week and we are back in September|
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Customer name
Stephen & Sue Blackwell
Venue
Malhere
Date of holiday
11/04/2015
Number of anglers
1
Brief details of your catches
Common's 28, 24.75, 41,18,22,33.5 mirrors 22.5,18,28,37,39.5,41,35.5,33,20,45,41,25,40,44.75,29,35, 49, also one 8lb fish that we didn't recognise
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Boilies over particle
Were the facilities what you expected?
yes
Were you happy with them?
yes
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
yes it's our second visit
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
yes
Beautiful lake very tranquil.
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Customer name
Roger Smith & Terry Smith
Venue
Malhere
Date of holiday
07/03/2015
Number of anglers
2
Brief details of your catches
25lb/ 25lb / 52lb/39.3lb/50.6lb/28lb/39lb/40lb/ 36lb/38lb/ 43lb/ 36lb/ 34lb/26lb 14 carp
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
broken boillies , and pellets .
Were the facilities what you expected?
yes
Were you happy with them?
yes
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
yes
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
yes
Had a great week 3rd trip to malhere weather was up and down cold and most days only 6 to 8 degress and had a few frost to .
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Customer name
Roger Smith
Venue
Malhere
Date of holiday
14/03/2015
Number of anglers
2
Brief details of your catches
14 Carp caught including 2 x 50's, one a mirror, one a common (52), several 30's and 2 x 25's
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Mixed boilies and pellet, CC Moore Odusey xxx and Special crab.
Were the facilities what you expected?
Yes, been before
Were you happy with them?
Yes
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yes
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes
A little bit cold but a good haul of quality fish to 52lbs


Customer name
Barry and Mark Bowden
Venue
Malhere
Date of holiday
11/10/2014
Number of anglers
2
Brief details of your catches
Only 14 fish between us but all quality. Broke PB 3 times! 4 x doubles to 17lb 7 x 20's to 29lb 2 x 30's to 33lb 1 x 40 to 41lb.12oz.
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
We used bait boats tight to the margins without much success, maybe a couple of fish. Came of the bank for a few more but the best came from the middle late at night and early hours using pva bags cast to various distances. Used a variety of baits and caught on all. Just could not tempt them during the day!
Were the facilities what you expected?
Superb! Stayed in the mobile home. Everything you need is in there. Really comfortable. Super shower. Easy to operate the electrics which really is just a push on a button! Better than we expected!
Were you happy with them?
More than happy. Especially watching the torrential rain through the window whilst watching football on television with a can of beer in hand!
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Now we have booked for next spring? Yes!
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Most definitely. Easy to book and no hassle.
Lovely lake which is well looked after. Plenty of space to spread out on the bank. Perfect for 2 anglers. Weather not too bad considering the time of year. Fishing was slow to stop at times but that was general on all lakes this week. Resident 'creatures' give false indications on alarms but you get used to it. Very quiet during the day.


Customer name
stuart , nick & nathan
Venue
Malhere
Date of holiday
27/09/2014
Number of anglers
3
Brief details of your catches
1 x 55lb , 8 x 40+ , 19 x 30 + , 16 x 20 + , 4 doubles .
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
we used boilies , meteor and spicy sausage in conjuction with various matching dips and stick mixes and nicks homemade red mist groundbait , mainly casting to where fish were spotted or to the far and left/right hand margins .
Were the facilities what you expected?
superb !
Were you happy with them?
very happy !
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
most definately .
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
yes , for a trouble free booking would highly recommend you .
fantastic place , lovely and peacefull , til the buzzers start screaming !!
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Customer name
Paul Munro
Venue
Malhere
Date of holiday
13/09/2014
Number of anglers
1
Brief details of your catches
I fished for the majority of the week off of the far bank (about 10m off). 18 fish in total, a mix of common and mirror carp. Weights ranging from 13lb 6oz to 50lb 10oz a new PB. 2x doubles 6x 20's 6x 30's 4x 40's 1x50 Worth noting that I did not fish any nights at all.
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
I fished with Innovate baits fix boilie as well as crushed boilie and sweetcorn.
Were the facilities what you expected?
All facilities superb, felt quite spoilt!
Were you happy with them?
Extremely.
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Definitely would and have already done so, although worried that I'll never manage to get booked on again as it will be even busier!
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
100% yes!
This is my sixth time fishing in France and has definitely been the best experience and without doubt I will be coming back. My wife agreed to come with me on this occasion (which is a bit of a concern as she is not into fishing at all) but I think she's converted. Stunning lake, superb fish and very comfortable accommodation. Everything that you could need has been thought of, Steve and Irene were both really friendly and helpful, we were left to get on with our holiday but knew they were only a call away.
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Customer name
Ashley
Venue
Malhere
Date of holiday
06/09/2014
Number of anglers
2
Brief details of your catches
For me fishing on the LHS caught 25 carp and a new PB (48lb) Common. 7 Forties 5 Thirties 11 Twenties 2 Doubles
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
12 carp caught on the LHS Margin tight under the overhanging trees and bushes. 13 carp caught between 5-15mts from the far bank margin. Very little activity on the far margin which in my opinion may be due to the level of constant fishing pressure. Sweet Cream / Coconut Boilies produced best for me over small beds of Partiblend. Took a grazing approach to the offerings and fed relatively light and often throughout the week.
Were the facilities what you expected?
Yes
Were you happy with them?
Yes
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Absolutely
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes
Our second visit to Malhere and again the facilities and lake were superb! Pleasure to meet Steve and Irene on arrival, very helpful indeed! We were also fortunate to have a fabulous week of weather, very warm both day and night with no rain! Daily visits from the Coypu and gave some false indications on the rods at night! Not too much of a nuisance for me.
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Customer name
Jim Nash
Venue
Malhere
Date of holiday
23/08/2014
Number of anglers
3
Brief details of your catches
We had 54 fish in total 1x53lb 12oz . 5x40s to 49lb 1oz . 14x30s to 39lb 4oz . 19x20s to 28lb 6oz the rest were all under 20lb including a 15lb 13oz Koi
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
I think light baiting played a major part in our success keeping the fish looking for it ,fishing to margin features under the trees and bushes . Majority of runs came from the left had margin during the daytime which is deeper although the right and far margin came into play at night . Pellets worked the best fished over hemp and sweetcorn with some of the bigger fish falling to liver boilies.
Were the facilities what you expected?
The facilities were above and beyond what we expected for a drive and survive , just having an electric kettle was a major luxury . Also has a fridge/freezer and cooker , good showers and toilets couldn't fault it .
Were you happy with them?
Yes
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yes
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes
An excellent venue with stunning scenery and wildlife , the fish are in excellent condition and there are some monsters for such a small venue . We didn't see another person all week which was just what we were after , it was a tranquil holiday to say the least …First rate
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Customer name
Graham & Claire Hunt
Venue
Malhere
Date of holiday
09/08/2014
Number of anglers
1
Brief details of your catches
23 fish with 2 40s to 48lb 5oz, loads of 30s with a few 20s and doubles.
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Most fell to boilies over boilies but I had several on the stalking rod and the centrepin and even one on the lift float. Lovely spots for stalking.
Were the facilities what you expected?
Better. Caravan was excellent and spotlessly clean.
Were you happy with them?
Yes
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Absolutely. It was recommended to us by a friend.
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes
Fantastic week although the weather got progressively colder and there was plenty of liquid sunshine! Beautiful lake, well kept, lots of wildlife to enjoy and very peaceful. Majority of the fish were in superb condition.
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Customer name
Steve, Sue, Scott Erica
Venue
Malhere
Date of holiday
02/08/2014
Number of anglers
3
Brief details of your catches
1 x 53lb mirror 5x 43-46lb 15 x 31-39lb 20x21-29lb many doubles 26 3\4 lb grass carp
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Fishing close to the margins using a bait boat. Small hooks. Bait. Cell boilies over particle.
Were the facilities what you expected?
Yes. I was concerned about not having mains electric but the solar works very well and we did not have any problems. The mobile was comfortable with a very good double bed.
Were you happy with them?
Yes
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yes
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes
Best fishing for 10 years in france.
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Customer name
Les+phil
Venue
Malhere
Date of holiday
05/07/2014
Number of anglers
2
Brief details of your catches
Phil had 9 carp and 1catfish. Phil had is pb carp at 38lb, also pb cat at 23lb phil catch 4 x 30 1x20 4 doubles 1 catfish. Les had 11 fish 7 x 30, 2 x 20s. 2 doubles
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Caught fish on vision boillies on bottom and pop ups. Most fish came close to far bank and left side of pool
Were the facilities what you expected?
Very good
Were you happy with them?
More than happy. 5th time here say no more.
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Have done.
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Have done
Second time here this year. Fishing was a bit slow, but still managed 21fish. Lost 9 fish thru week. But what a great place to fish. Nice to see Geoff again and many thanks to Steve and Irene. Already booked for next year.
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Customer name
Paul & Dave Richardson
Venue
Malhere
Date of holiday
26/04/2014
Number of anglers
2
Brief details of your catches
30 Fish - 2 x 40, 13 x 30, 12 x 20, 3 x doubles Dave (dad) - 43.06C,34.10M,34.08M,33.12M,30.08C,30.08M,30.06M,30.02M,28.06M,25M,22.04M,22.02M,20.08Grass,20.04M, 19C,18M Paul - 43.14M,39.08C,38.10M,35.04C,31.02C,30.14M,30C,27.14M,26.08M,22.06C,20 Ghostie,10C (just been born)
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Fished mostly with boilies, fish weren't heavily feeding all week due to heavy rain so didn't tend to bait heavy. When they are feeding it can be hectic! Dad had two on the drop in successive casts and then a take on the other rod just as one was going back. Fish show themselves all the time and crash out at night a lot. Don't go without some hemp and corn, good tactics in selected margin spots.
Were the facilities what you expected?
Yes just the job, didn't have the caravan just the shower block and garage storage. Shower block also has kitchen sink, microwave and kettle. Fridge Freezer in garage is big, freezer section has enough space for around 20kg of boillies and fridge section is big and can be turned down to almost freezing . There is a big trakker sling with floatation aids and some old big chub mats available.
Were you happy with them?
Yes
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yes, though not going to too much as its such a lovely place ha ha
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes
Bit of father and son bonding carp session. Dad banked the Left swim covering the treeline and had 13 fish by Monday morning and I hadn't had a bite! Weather was wet apart from a couple of days with very heavy downpours including hail. Fish didn't seem to move into shallower right side of lake much except a few at night but ended catching in other spots in 4-5ft of water. Great lake, ideal for two, lots of big fish, fabulous surroundings.
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Customer name
Les & Samantha Ford
Venue
Malhere
Date of holiday
19/04/2014
Number of anglers
1
Brief details of your catches
19 fish caught. 11 commons, 6 mirror, 2 koi carp.commons 26, 16, 44, 34,38,41,20,22,12,25,43. Mirror carp 24,39,26,25,26,25. Koi carp 19, 16.
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Only fished 8am till 9pm. Fished all three rods on bottom, with home made and vision brollies.
Were the facilities what you expected?
The facilities are first class.
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
3rd time at malhere. A lot of work carried out on far, cutting away of gorse bushes, planting of new bushes. Pool will look even more stunning when bushes grow. Also owner has dug out a stock pool. Thanks to Irene +Steve for a great welcome. Have already booked for my 4th visit
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Customer name
Gareth Cox
Venue
Malhere
Date of holiday
12/04/2014
Number of anglers
2
Brief details of your catches
21 fish - 10 over 30lbs and 1 at 44lbs
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Pop up over small beds of pellets and particles Fished to margins
Were the facilities what you expected?
Yes - very good facilities for families.
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 venue and excellent for families, as very sociable. All fish caught in excellent condition.
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Customer name
Richard & Charlie Green
Venue
Malhere
Date of holiday
08/11/2013
Number of anglers
2
Brief details of your catches
1 x 10lb, 1 x 18lb, 1 x 24lb, 1 39 lb and a 40lber to my jammy son. plus lost 3 fish
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Baitcraft Savay Salmon bollies, short rigs using PVA bags of crushed bollies and pellet. Had fish from the middle of the lake and close in.
Were the facilities what you expected?
1 st class mobile home, shed with fridge and a power shower. The electric is from solar panels which make life comfortable.
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 is a superb water for 2 / 3 anglers. There are lots of fantastic quality fish in a small lake. My son and I fished for a long weekend and whilst we struggled as the weather was cold with constant rain we both caught new PB's which made the trip worth while. I have fished this lake since it was purchased by the current owner and it has been great to see the fish growing on to over 50lb. The water can be tricky if you make too much noise.
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Customer name
John W Cowell
Venue
Malhere
Date of holiday
07/09/2013
Number of anglers
2
Brief details of your catches
I got off to a flying start, and within 40 minutes of wetting the lines I had my first fish, a 45lb 2oz Mirror, from then on it just got better, I won't bore you with all the details of bait etc, but 3 x 40's 14 x 30's 9 x 20's a 9lb Zander, 5lb Bream and to top it off, and much to my delight, the one and only Catfish at 20lb. My mate did ok lol.
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Get them to come to you, little and often, don't overfeed.
Were the facilities what you expected?
Better than expected.
Were you happy with them?
exceptionally.
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Definitely.
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Most definitely.
If Carlsberg did fishing holidays, this would be the one.
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Customer name
Martin Sontag
Venue
Malhere
Date of holiday
05/10/2013
Number of anglers
1
Brief details of your catches
All fish in stunning condition. 2x40's, 13x30's, 4x20's, 2xDoubles
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
All margins produced, far margin more so. They show themselves at Malhere, generally tight in the day, 1-2 rod lengths out at night. Let's face it.....they can't go very far!!
Were the facilities what you expected?
As before
Were you happy with them?
Yep
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yep
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Definitely. Once again a smooth booking process. David accommodating as always.
2nd time at Malhere. Venue produced as expected, only fishing days and 2 nights. (Nights were producing lots of fish). Could still do with some lighting outside, especially at this time of year.....
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Customer name
Glyn/Luke/Graham
Venue
Malhere
Date of holiday
14/09/2013
Number of anglers
3
Brief details of your catches
We had a 42,44,49.6lb. 8 thirty's 12 twenty's 4 high teens including the koi at around 20lb
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Boilies (cell) over pellets seemed to work best under the over hanging trees/bush's. A bait boat is very handy for getting under them. Back leads are a must with 3 anglers.
Were the facilities what you expected?
It just keeps getting better.
Were you happy with them?
Deffo
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
already have
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes
Our second year at Malhere. The solar power makes a big difference we only needed to run the generator once.


Customer name
Ashley
Venue
Malhere
Date of holiday
07/09/2013
Number of anglers
2
Brief details of your catches
A satisfying variety of 20s and 30s in superb condition.
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Keeping it simple with well presented rigs and fishing boillie over pellet and mixed particles.
Were the facilities what you expected?
Exceeded my expectations with good all round facilities nearby. NB: Hoping for new sun-chairs/Loungers for 2014! :-)
Were you happy with them?
Yes
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yes
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes indeed!
A very well presented and maintained venue with all facilities close by. Idyllically situated in beautiful surroundings and countryside. We found the lake itself to be perfect size for 2 anglers with excellent access to all parts.
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Customer name
Duncan & Dave
Venue
Malhere
Date of holiday
10/08/2013
Number of anglers
2
Brief details of your catches
catches around 5 doubles, 20 x twenties, 10 x Thirties, 1 Fifty, plus the lake resident catfish at 20lb. lost a few to hook pulls/ poor hooking due to fishing tight to bank. also lost few to snags along gorses.
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Some days not a touch until after midnight, hot afternoons under the gorse and bushes and nights tight to the bank. couldn't tempt anything from middle. Used Cell and pop ups, snowman, twin baits, used bags to get better presentation under bushes.
Were the facilities what you expected?
The facilities were spot on although we only used caravan for cooking, shower, toilet etc. Some facilities a little tired around the edges
Were you happy with them?
yes
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
great venue for 2 anglers or family
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
always
Arrived a little early and saw the previous weeks guys before they left, sounded like they had caught plenty so set up with confidence. Plenty of space for 2 anglers although boats a must if you want to fish tight to far bank or under bushes etc. Within a few hours of casting out a 32lb mirror was on the bank then nothing more till early morning when another 30lb graced the net. At around 6.30am Duncan struck into a screamer which took him all over the lake, another big thirty I thought until I tried to lift the net into the carp cradle.... Only the lake record mirror at 50lb 12oz on the first morning !!!! The rest of the week was very varied with the lake switching on and off with every day being different. Overall an excellent weeks fishing in fantastic surroundings.
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Customer name
Martin Sontag
Venue
Malhere
Date of holiday
06/07/2013
Number of anglers
2
Brief details of your catches
We took 32 fish for the week, (26 for myself, 6 for Mark) up to 41lb 8oz. x6 30's, x12 20's 13 doubles. Lost 8 fish to the snags on the far side (they head straight for them). retrieved end tackle on 7 of these occasions.
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
We used a number of tactics which all worked to some degree. Tight to the margins worked best although be aware of snags on the far bank
Were the facilities what you expected?
Yep
Were you happy with them?
Yep, alllowed a break from the sun for an hour or so.
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yep
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Definitely. Well run, well informed company. No hesitation.
Arrived on the Saturday morning anxious to what awaited us. Was NOT disappointed! A beautiful setting with a real feeling of isolation. The weather although glorious, was against us for fishing. Temps of 28-32 every day made the fishing quite difficult but resting the lake throughout the day gave good results.
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Customer name
Les Ford
Venue
Malhere
Date of holiday
25/05/2013
Number of anglers
1
Brief details of your catches
3 x 40lb carp, 10 x 30lb carp 6 x 20lb carp, 2 x doubles. Sam caught 33lb Mirror and 32lb Mirror. Total catch was 606lbs. Only fished days.
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
bollies fished over particles pop up and bottom,
Were the facilities what you expected?
yes and more
Were you happy with them?
very happy
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
yes I would
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
yes very pleased the way I was looked after from start to my return. thanks to Dave
Second time at Malhere one of the best pools I have fished in france. great location great accomadation, all fish in good nick.will return next year.


Customer name
Mark & Lee
Venue
Malhere
Date of holiday
18/05/2013
Number of anglers
2
Brief details of your catches
54 Carp for 1,485lb in weight. The jewel in the crown was the capture of the New Lake Record by Mark weighing in at 52lb 14oz.
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Bait to the margins and fed on a little and often basis. Boilie only approach throughout the week
Were the facilities what you expected?
Once again the mobile home was a blessing,especially with the weather this year being a little wetter!!
Were you happy with them?
New cooker and microwave were great but the Freeview (due to the weather) was mainly on the blink. DVD player might be nice?
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Already have and they are out there next week!!!
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Second year running on the venue and once again was not let down by this stunning lake
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Customer name
Andy Robson & Steve Hall
Venue
Malhere
Date of holiday
11/05/2013
Number of anglers
2
Brief details of your catches
Andy - mirrors of 16,17,17, 27, 31, 18, 25, 27, 39, 24, 31, 25, 29, & commons of - 21, 12, 8, 27, 22, 21. Steve - mirrors of 43, 42, 40, 37, 31, 30, 29, 21, and commons of 42, 35, 28, 24.
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
A mixture of stalking and static although stalking produced most of the smaller carp, biggest just over 30. We caught from open water spots as well as tree lines but dont use noddy bait boats, just real carp fishing.......
Were the facilities what you expected?
We didnt have the lodge so used the anglers shed / garage, and a lot of work has gone in to the venue by the owners
Were you happy with them?
For two blokes it was fine as we only used it to make bits of food etc but there is room for improvement with just a few extra basic bits and bobs. There are no plates, cutlery, cups or mugs or drinking glasses so you must bring your own. I'm not a hot drink person but I dont think there was an electric kettle ??? So again you will need to bring these things along. (Please note this is without the mobile home)
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yes.
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes.
Malhare is just right for two anglers but I feel three would put too much line pressure on the carp. We had some weird weather which resulted in very cold nights leaving cat ice in the unhooking mats ! With Malhare being very shallow it is very much temperature dependant and ideally a week of steady level temps would produce a lot of carp. It is perhaps the most scenic French lake I have fished and was a joy to spend a week there.
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Customer name
Roger Smith, Terry Smith
Venue
Malhere
Date of holiday
22/09/2012
Number of anglers
2
Brief details of your catches
Had 24 carp out still think if the weather was better we would of had more out . Hopefully june the weather will be better
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Pellets and maize and loads of bollies
Were the facilities what you expected?
Yes
Were you happy with them?
Yes
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
All ready have
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
All ready have
Well happy with everything and what a nice lake its great place for 2 anglers had loads of room. The only thing I would do if that was my lake is put gates at the bottom of the drive way Because its open there . Allready booked up for next year roll on june
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Customer name
Jenny, graham, will and kieran bale.
Venue
Malhere
Date of holiday
11/08/2012
Number of anglers
3
Brief details of your catches
7 doubles to18lb 3oz,18 twenties to 29lb 8oz, 8 thirties to 34lb 15oz,1 forty at 42lb 1oz.
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Boilies scored well for the boys but i found that changing things every now and again reaped rewards with the forty coming on a bright popup over a scattering of freebies and several fish falling to stalking methods including float fishing under bushes and surface fishing with crust.
Were the facilities what you expected?
yes they were ,very clean and tidy and nice and convenient being right beside the lake.
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 of course.
fantastic weeks holiday had by all, fishing and accommodation great weather reasonably good but you can't do much about that can you? also great to see geoff the bailiff and natalie again after fishing geoff's place Happy Valley a couple of years ago, what a really nice couple.
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Customer name
Dave & Eileen Lawson
Venue
Malhere
Date of holiday
18/08/2012
Number of anglers
1
Brief details of your catches
13 Mirrors to 40lb 4oz, 4 Commons to 34lb 10oz.
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
The weather was in the 90's all week and the fish wern't feeding very heavy but managed 17 fish on balanced baits fished over a light scattering of bait( i only took boilies wheat/maize may have been a better approach)fished margins about a metre from bank and look out for fish blowing and showing
Were the facilities what you expected?
The facilities were clean and comfortable with every thing we needed
Were you happy with them?
Yes
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yes
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes
A very nice lake with a decent mobile home on site, Geoff the bailiff was very friendly and helpfull. In all a very nice place to spend a week fishing in the peace and quiet of rural France.
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Customer name
G Matthews
Venue
Malhere
Date of holiday
21/07/2012
Number of anglers
2
Brief details of your catches
only 14 fish as it was abolutely roasting in the high 30s Nothing even interested in taking off the top. However we still had a great time and Sam my 11 year old son had a 33, 2x 36 and a 38 plus a few others so he was most pleased
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Pellets and maize
Were the facilities what you expected?
Better than expeted, will be even better when the solar panels and batteries are fitted
Were you happy with them?
Very happy with facilities
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yes
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes
Great place, lovely and secluded, The accomadation is a bonus for that bit of luxury but not need with a good shower room/toilet provided and fridge and freezer.


Customer name
Richard
Venue
Malhere
Date of holiday
14/07/2012
Number of anglers
3
Brief details of your catches
30 fish in total topped off with a 39lb mirror. My son had 5 fish over 30lb.
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Fish tight to the far bank margins during the day, and if you are quiet you can catch fish from the middle of the lake during evenings and nights. Feed little and often.
Were the facilities what you expected?
Perfect
Were you happy with them?
Yep
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
without doubt
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
yes
fantastic secluded lake, don't need bait boats just accurate casting. Geoff the caretaker has loads of advice, take notice of him and you will catch. Can't wait to go back.
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Customer name
John & Sharon
Venue
Malhere
Date of holiday
07/07/2012
Number of anglers
1
Brief details of your catches
Lost 8 fish early in week to hook pulls (was using size 8s to start but moved onto bigger baits and size 6 & 4s Korda wide gape) Landed 28 Fish Mirrors- 9 x Doubles, 7 x Twenties & 4 x Thirties (32.04) Common's- 4 x Doubles, 2 x Twenties & 2 Thirties (35.09)
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Feed little and often and bait in same areas. All methods worked and the fish do show themselves so you will soon pick up on the areas to bait and fish, normally in the margin areas. I pulled all rods out bu 2200hrs and out again in the morning at 0600hrs.
Were the facilities what you expected?
Better than expected and the mobile home was fantastic especially as the weather was quite bad for the whole week.
Were you happy with them?
Very happy particularly with the sky TV for the wife? Jeff was a great bloke and very helpful.
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Have done so already and will continue to do so
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
I was very happy with carp-france services and will use them again and have already recommended them to friends. thank you as I booked at very short notice (48hrs prior to departure)
We arrived a bit late and were met by Jeff who covered all information needed. The wife and I were immediately very impressed with the lake


Customer name
Mark & Lee
Venue
Malhere
Date of holiday
19/05/2012
Number of anglers
2
Brief details of your catches
We managed to sneak out 36 carp with the highlights being Commons up to 40lb 4oz and Mirrors up to 44lb 4oz. In total we had 4 over 40lb+, 13 over 30lb+ and 16 over 20lb+. Not bad given the slow down in conditions over the final 72 hours.
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Although the initial catches were attained from the left hand side and centre of the lake over the week through consistent bainting on a little and often basis we managed to find sport from all over the lake. We rested the swims on a couple of days during the hottest periods during the day and found this to be worthwhile with the fish relaxed upon our return and multiple catches achieved before sunset. We tackled Malhere on a boilie only approach and chose a mixture of The Cell and Source boilies in varying sizes. Corn was also introduced but as a feed attractant and not used in isolation.
Were the facilities what you expected?
We chose to also make use of the mobile home which was a real luxury and made the experience a bit more special, especially during the incliment weather at the start of the week. That said the use of the garage and adjoining facilities was more than adequate if we had not taken the mobile home option.
Were you happy with them?
Although the changing of the gas and making sure we had enough to last the week was a minor niggle overall the facilities were excellent and as mentioned made the holiday.
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Absolutely, but we are not going to shout to loudly about this back home as we want this to ourselves for just a bit longer :)
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
The venue itself is very picturesque with the backdrop of the tree lined far bank adding a real 'mature' feel to the lake. Geoff met us bang on time and accomodated us exactly to our needs. We arrived with the weather overcast and occasional rain which proceeded to get heavier over the first three days. This in fact was a 'God send' as the fish were mainly caught over these days before the sun came back with a vengance and slowed catches right down. In fact on the last day the Carp were spawning all around the lake.
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Customer name
John and Margaret from Colchester
Venue
Malhere
Date of holiday
15/04/2012
Number of anglers
2
Brief details of your catches
As above
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Fishing to far margins using lake pellet and cell and source boilies produced most of the fish.
Were the facilities what you expected?
Excellent
Were you happy with them?
Very
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Already have
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes
Had a great few days fishing Commons from 38lb 13oz to Margarets PB Common at 42lbs 14oz and plenty of Mirrors to 35lb+ The local bread and cake shop is excellent as are the supermarkets a couple of which stock lots of British products and fresh milk as good as the stuff at home.


Customer name
Ken and Gwen Lawrence
Venue
Malhere
Date of holiday
31/03/2012
Number of anglers
1
Brief details of your catches
Only fished Sunday till Thursday had 7 20's to 26lb, 8 30's to 38lb 2oz and 3 40's to 42lb 14 oz but the cream on the cake was a PB Common of 41lb 14oz in immaculate condition (as are all the fish)
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Not telling
Were the facilities what you expected?
Always but the new bed is a King size, very comfy but restricts the space in the master bedroom
Were you happy with them?
More than
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yes
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes
Our third time at this lovely venue and probably not our last


Customer name
John V
Venue
Malhere
Date of holiday
07/04/2012
Number of anglers
2
Brief details of your catches
29 fish from 10lbs to 43.3lbs 3x 40 plus plenty of 30 plus
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Mainline baits
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
After a 6 hour ferry crossing from Portsmouth and an hour and half driving from Caens port we arrived at the lake, we were quite taken back by the natural surroundings, which encompass the lake. After setting up our roads and bivvy's we were greeted by Geoff the bailiff who kindly showed us around the mobile home which is situated on the lake site and explained abit about the lake itself. We stayed at the lake for 6 days, which turned out to be one of the best fishing breaks we had had for a long time. In total we caught 29 fish, sizeing from 10lbs up to 43.3lbs, my wife caught her personal best at 42.13lbs. We would most certainly go back to the lake (perhaps in warmer months as the nights are very cold and wet in April) but all in all we have a brillaint time and caught some lovely fish. Would reccommend the lake most highly.
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Customer name
R. Holden, C. Reid, Miss C. Coolthurst
Venue
Malhere
Date of holiday
17/09/2011
Number of anglers
2
Brief details of your catches
We had a total of 51 carp total weight 1,292lb 1 x 44lb, 18 x 30+, 20 x 20+, 1 x 15lb catfish. 16yr old charlotte beating her pb 6 times including - 39lb mirror, 15lb catfish, 6lb bream. Callum also beat his french pb with 44lb mirror
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Boilies - icelandic red on solid bag pva and fake sweetcorn over spreading of freebies with sweetcorn.
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?
We had a total of 51 carp total weight 1,292lb 1 x 44lb, 18 x 30+, 20 x 20+, 1 x 15lb catfish. 16yr old charlotte beating her pb 6 times including - 39lb mirror, 15lb catfish, 6lb bream. Callum also beat his french pb with 44lb mirror.


Customer name
James Barr & Jamie Mctighe
Venue
Malhere
Date of holiday
10/09/2011
Number of anglers
2
Brief details of your catches
56 fish in total, including 3 x 40's up to 45lb.13 forties, numberous 20's and 3 koi
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
We fished to spots where the fish showed, mainly far margins and corners of the lake produced. Did not need to use lots of bait at any point but the bait boated areas did get lots of bites.
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?
Lovely venue, nice surroundings, some stunning fish and everything you need is close by from fridge/freezer to showers washing up etc. We did not use the mobile home. We are looking to go again next year.


Customer name
Ken And Gwen Lawrence
Venue
Malhere
Date of holiday
27/08/2011
Number of anglers
2
Brief details of your catches
29 fish caught,1 x 40 plus,14 x 30 plus,7 x 20plus....7 below 20lb. 2 x pb 1 x 45lb 14oz mirror, 37lb 5oz common. Gwen caught 2... A 22lb mirror and 13lb common
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Fished 5foot from left hand margin and 5foot far margin,all fish caught on quest baits pop ups and bottom baits,also fished tight to feeder
Were the facilities what you expected?
Better
Were you happy with them?
More than
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yes
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Had a brilliant holiday very relaxing and great fishing, Geoff was a great help when we had problems with generator,the breeze block jetty water is now 3 to 4 inches above so dont forget your wellies,


Customer name
Matt Barnard
Venue
Malhere
Date of holiday
02/08/2011
Number of anglers
3
Brief details of your catches
x 20lb mirror, 1 x 21lb common, 1 x 28lb mirror, 1 x 35lb mirror.
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
All fish were caught on left hand margin on scopex squid boilies. Not all the lake was fishable due to low water levels.
Were the facilities what you expected?
OK
Were you happy with them?
OK
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yes
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
On arrival at the venue we were pleasantly surprised, the venue was in a lovely peaceful setting. All fish were showing in the deeper water on the left hand bank but the water level was very low in front of the mobile home and we found it difficult for 3 of us to fish. Geoff the bailiff was very welcoming and he told us about the water level and they were hoping for rain. There is a breeze block jetty so you can walk out into the lake to get your net in the water. 16 lake is stunning and had the water levels been as they should be i would happily return.


Customer name
Byron Osborn
Venue
Malhere
Date of holiday
16/07/2011
Number of anglers
3
Brief details of your catches
9 fish for 204lb, average weight 23lb, largest fish 36lb mirror. The worst catch rate we have had in 12 years of french fishing trips.
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Tried everything but torrential rain & strong winds coupled with low night time temperature all week killed activity.
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?
The lake banks on sides & back needed a bit more looking after, we had to cut some chest high branches just to walk round.


Customer name
Margaret Henderson
Venue
Malhere
Date of holiday
02/07/2011
Number of anglers
3
Brief details of your catches
24 fish in total. Margaret: 10 fish; 48lb mirror, 41.7lb mirror, 7 x 30's, 1 x 28½lb. Dave: 8 fish; 33.6lb common, 4 x 20's, 3 x doubles. Belinda: 6 fish; 38.8 mirror, 4 x 30's, 1 x double
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
All fish were caught on snowman bottom baits - most were caught on active 8 - some on cell and maple 8. Fishing to the far bank with bait boat.
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?
: Downside, the trees behind the caravan are an accident waiting to happen. Extremely dangerous in windy conditions. As we witnessed several large branches coming down. We found the water very low when we arrived and continued to drop. Landing fish was not easy, as there was no depth to the water fish could damage themselves. So we used breeze blocks from under the caravan to make small jetties so we could walk out 2 metres into the lake to land the fish (i think this needs addressing in the summer months). Other than that we had a great time, great place, would recommend it and will be rebooking next year. Also, geoff was a great help, very nice person, couldn't do enough for you, very helpful indeed. Thanks, maggie henderson


Customer name
Michael Forster
Venue
Malhere
Date of holiday
25/06/2011
Number of anglers
1
Brief details of your catches
fish including 2 x 30's and pb 41lb 4oz mirror.
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Fish where you see them and under the overhanging bushes. Bait used were sweetcorn, hemp boilies, crushed and whole with groundbait.
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?
Beautiful location, stunning views and very peaceful. Quiet and a relaxing location. Geoff was very helpful and friendly. Fish fought extremly hard they were in excellent condition. Banks do need to be dug out to help netting and returning the fish. Overall holiday was exceptional.


Customer name
John & Mark
Venue
Malhere
Date of holiday
28/05/2011
Number of anglers
2
Brief details of your catches
26 fish with a fair few lost top mirror was lake record at 46.08 to mark. Handful of doubles all the rest were 20+'s with 2x 30's, 6 over 28+ these were spawned out and we were sure would normally make low 30's
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
We were not prepared to fish into the snags opting to bait heavily with baitcraft t1's two rod lengths out from the snags
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?
Geoff the bailiff was great couldn't do enough for us. The owners were full of useful information and have a delightful fishery they should be very proud of.


Customer name
Sam Strange
Venue
Malhere
Date of holiday
21/05/2011
Number of anglers
3
Brief details of your catches
78 fish between the three of us losing another 19, could have been epic! We had 2 40s and 11 30s with another 40 odd 20s. The fish were fighting fit although many of them had big scars and scratches on their sides from spawning under the gorse bushes, hopefully they heal up well.
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
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?
We caught 78 carp between us, losing another 19 – our result could have been epic! We had 2 x 40’s and 11 x 30’s with another 40 odd 20’s. We had an amazing time... It's such a nice lake and in a lovely location. Thanks marion, we will be booking again for next year shortly.


Customer name
Les Ford, Dave Cox, Phil Campbell
Venue
Malhere
Date of holiday
14/05/2011
Number of anglers
3
Brief details of your catches
32 fish caught through the week. 21 mirrors 17lb to 40½lb. 11 commons 6½lb to 37lb. 1 forty, 5 thirties, 14 twenties, 12 doubles. Total weight 764lb 10oz.
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
When the fish were feeding all tactics worked.
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?
The pool is one of the nicest pools i've been on with angling lines. Mobile home very good, spoilt for comfort. Geoff, the bailiff, very helpful and informative. Just be careful, pool is a bit snaggy.


Customer name
Raoul Janssen
Venue
Malhere
Date of holiday
30/04/2011
Number of anglers
1
Brief details of your catches
46 fish total, 32 x mirror, 12 x common: 1 x -10 lbs, 21 x +20 lbs, 14 x +30 lbs, 2 x +40 lbs, 9 x lost; biggest common 40.2lbs, biggest mirror 44.6 lbs.
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
We catch fish on bollies, pellets en corn. Everey day was different.
Were the facilities what you expected?
Yes and more
Were you happy with them?
Yes
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yes
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
My son first fish holiday in france and he got 15 big fish, so it was better dan expected. Geof is the best caretaker there is.everything was top and we hope we can return nex year.


Customer name
Tony Miller, Sue Bradley
Venue
Malhere
Date of holiday
23/04/2011
Number of anglers
1
Brief details of your catches
6 carp (just coming into spawn) torpoedoing everywhere, 30 degrees in the day!absolutely off the food for most of the week.
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
After a thunderstorm i cast out and had 4 straight off. Sue had one out at 36.12 but the weather really killed it on friday they started to feed again and had another one of 29.12
Were the facilities what you expected?
Yes, very good and clean
Were you happy with them?
Yes very
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yes
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
a cracking time. Loved the place can't fault it (except generator can be a pain)


Customer name
Mr & Mrs Bailey
Venue
Malhere
Date of holiday
09/04/2011
Number of anglers
2
Brief details of your catches
43 carp. 1 x 40, 7 x 30's, 19 x 20's, the rest most high doubles. (15 fish to gill, the rest to jezz).best mirror 40.08. Best common 35.03.total weight 1008 lbs
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Only shared 3 rods between the two of us. Bait boated to different areas, most fish came from under the fish feeder. Scopex squid liver caught most fish.
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?
Accommodation was comfy amd the fishing was far better than expected. And great restaurant in the nearby village.


Customer name
Richard Middleton Richard Wall
Venue
Malhere
Date of holiday
18/09/2010
Number of anglers
2
Brief details of your catches
12 x 30lb upto 39lb 60z, 42 x 20lb upto 29lb 13oz, 26 doubles . 2 koi and the only catfish in the lake at 12lb.
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Tight to the far bank and left hand bank and a few fish from open water, best tactics were stickybaits bloodworm wafters or 16mm bloodworm biolies and pva bags or stalking with floatfished sweetcorn.
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?
Would have prefered to have got the ferry to caen as the venue is only a 1.5hr drive from there and for whatever reason we had to go to le harve, but apart from that we highly recomend malhere.