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Customer name
Dan and Nick
Venue
Orchard Lake
Date of holiday
25/03/2017
Number of anglers
2
Brief details of your catches
Dan Commons: 38lb (new lake record common), 36lb, 10lb, 15lb. Mirrors: 26lb, 24lb, 24lb, 29lb. Wels' catfish: 12lb, 18lb, 15lb. Nick Commons: 15lb. Mirrors: 21lb, 32lb, 17lb, 29lb, 25lb, 29lb, 22lb, 18lb. Wels' catfish: 28lb, 18lb.
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Pop-ups and balanced hook bats. All fish caught at far end of the lake. Listen to Paul's advice.
Were the facilities what you expected?
Yes.
Were you happy with them?
Yes.
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yes.
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes.
Great hosts, cheers!
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Customer name
Dan and Nick
Venue
Orchard Lake
Date of holiday
25/03/2017
Number of anglers
2
Brief details of your catches
Dan Commons: 38lb, 36lb,10lb, 15lb. Mirrors: 26lb, 24lb,24lb, 29lb. Cats: 12lb, 18lb, 15lb. Nick Mirrors: 21lb, 32lb, 17lb, 29lb, 25lb, 29lb, 22lb, 18lb. Common: 15lb. Cats: 28lb, 18lb.
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
All fish from far end of the lake on pop-ups and balanced 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.
Listen to Paul's advice. Fished hard most of the week, 2-3 runs at the same time. Cheers Paul and Hazel.
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Customer name
Chris and Matty
Venue
Orchard Lake
Date of holiday
08/10/2016
Number of anglers
2
Brief details of your catches
Matty Mirror carp: 28lb 9oz, 32lb 5oz, 21lb. Common Carp: 13lb 5oz. Wels: 33lb, 53lb (pb), 23lb 15oz. Chris Mirror carp 30lb, 22lb 10oz, 27lb 10oz, 23lb. Common carp: 34lb 5oz (pb) Wels: 17lb, 44lb 3oz, 23lb, 25lb 7oz.
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Cats until we switched to Old School baits then we caught the carp.
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
Once again, Hazel and Paul fab hosts!
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Customer name
Alan Lobley
Venue
Orchard Lake
Date of holiday
17/09/2016
Number of anglers
1
Brief details of your catches
20 cats including fish of 45lb, 50lb 8oz, 42lb 11oz, 45lb, 58lb 2oz and 63lb p.b. 7 mirrors to 29lb 7oz. 4 commons to 35lb 4oz. Plus a few sturgeon.
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Live and dead baits for cats. Boilies for carp.
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.
Usual fantastic hospitality from Hazel, Paul and Gizmo.
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Customer name
Jon
Venue
Orchard Lake
Date of holiday
14/05/2016
Number of anglers
1
Brief details of your catches
Sturgeon- 15.8,16lb Mirrors- 18.4,26,21.2,14.2,27,33lb Commons- 16,25.4,11,24,14lb Cats- 20.10,8,19.6,22,18.8,46,19.6,9.7,13.10,9lb Plus 5 baby cats
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Waiters over a small amount of bait
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
Very pretty mature lake with a fantastic stock of fish all in great condition
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Customer name
Mark & Ryan
Venue
Orchard Lake
Date of holiday
09/04/2016
Number of anglers
2
Brief details of your catches
Mark Mirrors: 29lb 7oz, 26lb 5oz, 30lb 4oz, 30lb 6oz, 33lb 3 oz (PB) Commons: 15lb 4oz, 10lb 5 oz Cats:20lb 4oz, 14lb 3oz Ryan Mirrors: 25lb 5oz, 19lb 4 oz, Commons: 37lb 3oz (PB), 18lb 8 oz, 23lb 5oz, Sturgeon: 14lb 6 oz (PB) Cats: 18lb, 16lb, 45lb 3 oz (PB), 60lb+ (not weighed),16lb 6 oz
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Boilie over pellet
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
Excellent weeks fishing again with great hosts Paul & Hazel
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Customer name
Mike and Michelle
Venue
Orchard Lake
Date of holiday
26/03/2016
Number of anglers
2
Brief details of your catches
Mike Mirrors: 42lb (pb), 26lb, 22lb 6oz, 32lb 4oz, 20lb 10oz, 24lb 10oz, 16lb 2oz, 26lb 10oz. Commons: 19lb 2oz, 15lb 10oz, 19lb 2oz. Wels: 19lb 12oz. Sturgeon 17lb. Koi: 7lb. Michelle Mirrors: 21lb, 23lb 8oz, 28lb 2oz, 21lb 10oz, 27lb 2oz, 42lb (pb), 29lb 2oz, 32lb 10oz, 29lb 12oz. Commons: 14lb 12oz, 34lb 14oz (pb), 13lb 6oz. Koi: 7lb 8oz.
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Boilie and pellet fished to the margins.
Were the facilities what you expected?
Yes.
Were you happy with them?
Yes.
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yes.
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes.
Another great week just a shame about the weather. A great lake with some stunning fish. A big thank you for a great holiday and for all the advice. We can't wait to come back in October.
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Customer name
Del and Jason
Venue
Orchard Lake
Date of holiday
12/03/2016
Number of anglers
2
Brief details of your catches
Del Mirrors: 26.8, 22.9, 29.9, 22.2, 24.8, 26.10, 27.2, 41.5 new personal best, 21.8, 26.14. Commons: 24.8, 11.10, 28.10. Jason Mirrors: 29, 27.6, 24.8, 23, 22, 26.7, 23.1, 27.10. Commons: 9.7, 23.11 Golden Koi: 4lb.
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Light baiting, boilies/pellet with bait boat
Were the facilities what you expected?
Yes 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
Thank you for a great week. Looking forward to coming back next year.
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Customer name
Stephen, Rachel and Ashley
Venue
Orchard Lake
Date of holiday
24/10/2015
Number of anglers
3
Brief details of your catches
Mirrors: 41lb Casper, 17lb. Sturgeon: 17lb and 15lb. Common: 8oz on float fished worm! Cats: 17lb, 20lb, 50lb (pb).
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Fish to beyond island on right and left for cats and carp.
Were the facilities what you expected?
Yes.
Were you happy with them?
Yes.
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yes.
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes.
Great week, will return!
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Customer name
Alan Lobley
Venue
Orchard Lake
Date of holiday
29/08/2015
Number of anglers
1
Brief details of your catches
8 commons 8lb to 33lb 8oz. 20 mirrors 15lb to 36lb. 27 cats 10lb to 56lb. 6 sturgeon not weighed. Lost quite a few heavy feeling cats.
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Fished 24/7. Boilies and pellets for carp, live baits for cats.
Were the facilities what you expected?
Yes.
Were you happy with them?
Very.
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yes.
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes.
As usual Paul and Hazel excellent hosts. See you again next year!
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Customer name
Sam, Gary and Alan
Venue
Orchard Lake
Date of holiday
25/07/2015
Number of anglers
3
Brief details of your catches
Mirrors: 39lb, 24lb, 18lb, 27lb, 20lb, 19lb 8oz, 25lb, 19lb, 26lb 5oz, 39lb, 28lb, 18lb 8oz, 20lb, 27lb, 16lb 8oz, 16lb, 25lb, 24lb 8oz, 25lb, 18lb. Commons: 31lb, 12lb, 32lb, 10lb, 24lb, 13lb, 14lb, 16lb, 13lb, 20lb, 14lb. Wels’ catfish: 52lb, 44lb, 20lb, 11lb, 21lb 8oz, 18lb, 43lb, 18lb, 25lb, 23lb, 31lb, 10lb, 13lb 8oz, 22lb. Sturgeon: 16lb, 16lb, 16lb.
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Fish caught all over the lake, tipped single boilie was best method.
Were the facilities what you expected?
Yes.
Were you happy with them?
Yes.
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yes.
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes.
Great hosts looking forward to next year! Thanks Paul and Hazel and Gizmo!
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Customer name
Phil and Claire
Venue
Orchard Lake
Date of holiday
15/08/2015
Number of anglers
2
Brief details of your catches
Phil Mirrors: 40lb (pb), 24lb, 26lb, 40lb, 27lb, 29lb, 26lb, 28lb, 21lb, 28lb. Commons: 20lb, 14lb, 18lb, 18lb, 12lb, 22lb, 33lb. Cats: 42lb, 8lb, 27lb, 47lb, 20lb, 17lb, 29lb, 18lb, 41lb, 46lb, 17lb, 9lb, 17lb, 15lb. Claire Mirrors: 22lb, 28lb, 27lb, 22lb. Cat: 18lb, 37lb (pb), 17lb. Sturgeon: 17lb.
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
All swims fished well. The big one is still elusive although bending hooks for fun.
Were the facilities what you expected?
Yes.
Were you happy with them?
Yes.
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yes.
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes.
Great week once again. See you next year!
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Customer name
Ray, Mark and Colin
Venue
Orchard Lake
Date of holiday
13/06/2015
Number of anglers
3
Brief details of your catches
Ray Mirrors: 39lb 6oz, 27lb 8oz, 21lb, 20lb, 24lb 6oz, 26lb 8oz, 18lb 12oz. Commons: 34lb 12oz, 19lb, 13lb. Wels' catfish: 52lb, 46lb 8oz, 21lb, 13lb, 14lb, 14lb, 36lb, 16lb. Sturgeon: 16lb 4oz. Mark Wels' catfish: 33lb 4oz, 25lb, 43lb, 23lb. Sturgeon: 16lb 4oz. Common: 10lb. Colin (aged 76) Mirrors: 29lb, 34lb 4oz. Wels' catfish: 37lb.
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Most fish to Cell/corn.
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.
Excellent hosts as always. Food out of this world, couldn't ask for anything better, best trip yet!
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Customer name
Steve S and Steve D
Venue
Orchard Lake
Date of holiday
16/05/2015
Number of anglers
2
Brief details of your catches
Steve S Mirrors: 32lb, 25lb, 37lb 8oz, 24lb, 22lb, 36lb, 21lb 8oz. Sturgeon: 17lb, 17lb. Wels' catfish: 45lb, 13lb, 51lb 8oz, 21lb. Steve D Mirrors: 43lb (Casper), 28lb. Common: 34lb 8oz. Sturgeon: 17lb Wels' catfish: 46lb.
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
All caught on far bank under canopy. Mostly sweetcorn, anything yellow tipped.
Were the facilities what you expected?
Yes.
Were you happy with them?
Yes.
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yes.
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes.
Great hosts, we will be back!
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Customer name
Phil and Nidge
Venue
Orchard Lake
Date of holiday
18/04/2015
Number of anglers
2
Brief details of your catches
Phil Mirrors: 21lb 2oz, 13lb, 28lb 4oz, 18lb 14oz, 22lb. Common: 16lb 5oz. Wels' catfish: 24lb, 15lb 2oz, 45lb 2oz, 20lb 12oz, 12lb, 14lb 4oz. Sturgeon: 15lb 2oz. Nidge Mirrors: 36lb, 26lb 4oz. Wels' catfish: 53lb 14oz (pb), 51lb, 32lb 4oz, 53lb 2oz, 17lb, 20lb, 12lb. Sturgeon: 15lb 6oz.
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Fishing margins to overhanging trees. RG Baits 365 and Formula Bait used.
Were the facilities what you expected?
Yes.
Were you happy with them?
Yes.
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yes.
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes.
Great week as usual. Paul and Hazel could not do enough for us after the car broke down.
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Customer name
Phil and Sue Parker
Venue
Orchard Lake
Date of holiday
11/04/2015
Number of anglers
2
Brief details of your catches
Phil Mirrors: 32lb 4oz, 28lb 8oz, 32lb 4oz, 24lb, 19lb 27lb 8oz. Common: 15lb 6oz. Sturgeon: 15lb 10oz. Wels' catfish: 14lb, 39lb, 21lb, 37lb, 26lb, 14lb, 20lb, 32lb, 25lb 10oz, plus two kittens. Sue Mirrors: 36lb 4oz, 24lb 6oz. Commons: 33lb 8ozs, 16lb, 18lb, 25lb 4oz. Wels' catfish: 55lb (pb), 23lb, 24lb, 15lb, 22lb, 13lb, 15lb, 34lb, 22lb, 12lb plus a kitten.
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Variety of boilies over pellet, standard hair rigs, plus chod rigs
Were the facilities what you expected?
Yes, excellent.
Were you happy with them?
Very.
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yes.
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes.
Superb hosts. Great onsite facilities and a lovely place to fish.
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Customer name
John and Tony
Venue
Orchard Lake
Date of holiday
21/03/2015
Number of anglers
2
Brief details of your catches
John Mirrors: 27lb 11oz, 27lb 4oz, 26lb 2oz, 26lb 6oz, 24lb 2oz, 27lb 10oz, 33lb 13oz, 18lb 15oz. Commons: 16lb 10oz, 12lb 14oz, 28lb 12oz, 15lb 12oz, 14lb 2oz. Tony Mirrors: 43lb 10oz (Casper), 23lb 6oz, 28lb 10oz, 27lb 8oz, 30lb 1oz, 28lb 4oz. Sturgeon: 14lb.
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Scattering of boilies after every fish. Fished to margins/ island. A bait boat would have made fishing easier! We will be back.
Were the facilities what you expected?
Yes.
Were you happy with them?
Very.
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yes.
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes.
John Mirrors: 27lb 11oz, 27lb 4oz, 26lb 2oz, 26lb 6oz, 24lb 2oz, 27lb 10oz, 33lb 13oz, 18lb 15oz. Commons: 16lb 10oz, 12lb 14oz, 28lb 12oz, 15lb 12oz, 14lb 2oz. Tony Mirrors: 43lb 10oz (Casper), 23lb 6oz, 28lb 10oz, 27lb 8oz, 30lb 1oz, 28lb 4oz. Sturgeon: 14lb. Owner's comment: John and Tony fished well with no bait boat/boat, just casting. Scattering of boilies after every fish. Fished to margins/ island. A bait boat would have made fishing easier. A lovely little lake with good facilities. Hosts very helpful as always.
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Customer name
Jonny and Joanne
Venue
Orchard Lake
Date of holiday
20/09/2014
Number of anglers
2
Brief details of your catches
Mirrors: 21.14, 27.14, 17.4, 24.4, 26.4, 15.1, 26.8, 24.8, 24.4, 26.12, 30.12, 21.8, 21.4, 25.4, 28.4, 26.4, 23.8, 22.3, 12.15. Commons:16.3, 10.2, 33, 22.6, 17.2, 26.6. Catfish: 46.2, 37.6, 24. Sturgeon: 18.14.
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Right hand side between last two Birch trees for carp, left hand side for big cats.
Were the facilities what you expected?
Yes.
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.
Best week's fishing we have ever had. Thank you!
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Customer name
Alan Lobley
Venue
Orchard Lake
Date of holiday
13/09/2014
Number of anglers
1
Brief details of your catches
Cats : 56lb 5oz, 53lb 8oz, 46lb 8oz, 41lb, 40lb 12oz, four 20’s, plus 21 doubles. Mirrors: 11 twenties, best 27lbs, six doubles. Commons: 3 twenties, best 29lb 7ozs, plus eight doubles. Sturgeon: 4 x 18lbs. Total fish number: 62.
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Caught most of my fish through the day at top end of the lake with a bait boat.
Were the facilities what you expected?
Yes.
Were you happy with them?
Yes
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yes. Booked again for next year.
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes
A great Holiday.
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Customer name
Phil Andrews
Venue
Orchard Lake
Date of holiday
09/08/2014
Number of anglers
1
Brief details of your catches
I landed a total of 55 fish for an incredible 1,152lbs of fish with a 20.9lbs average! Mirror carp: 7 between 13lb and 19lb, 17 between 20lb and 30lb and three over 30lb at 32lbs (linear), 32lbs and 30lb. Common carp: 4 between 10lb and 20lb, 4 between 20lb and 30lb and three 30's at 30lb, 31lb and 31lb. Wels' catfish: 4 kittens, 8 between 10lb and 20lb, 1 at 20lb and five over 30lb at 30lb, 30lb, 40lb, 48lb and 60lbs (lake record).
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
All margins fished really well, satellite dish more productive for the larger cats and carp. A couple of greedy carp took a half tin of luncheon meat intended for cats!
Were the facilities what you expected?
Yes, 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.
Third year back here and again a great weeks fishing. Paul and Hazel great hosts as ever. Charlie (three and a half) and Gizmo got on like a house on fire lol. Claire was running around after Charlie. I landed the lake record Wels' catfish at 60lbs. A great weeks fishing and holiday, have already re-booked for next year.


Customer name
Mark and Sue
Venue
Orchard Lake
Date of holiday
19/04/2014
Number of anglers
2
Brief details of your catches
Mark: Mirrors: 19lb, 27lb, 9lb, 29lb, 29lb, 18lb, 22lb. Common: 31lb. Catfish: 38lb, 15lb, 37lb, 22lb, 45lb plus four kittens. Sturgeon: 14lb 8oz. Sue: Mirrors: 22lb, 19lb. Common: 15lb. Sturgeon: 14lb. Catfish: 11lb 15lb.
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Boilies, pellets, plastic corn all caught. Fish locked up in front of the lillies and sit on your rods. Lost quite a few 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?
Yes.
Hope everyone has a week as good on Orchard as ours was.
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Customer name
Neil & Lorraine Smith
Venue
Orchard Lake
Date of holiday
05/04/2014
Number of anglers
2
Brief details of your catches
Lorraine Common: 32lb (pb) Mirrors: 21lb 9oz, 21lb 12oz, 22lb 8oz. Wels': 17lb 2oz. Neil Mirrors: 12lb, 22lb 8oz, 28lb. Wels': 9lb, 9lb, 9lb 11oz, 11lb 8oz, 15lb, 17lb 1oz, 39lb 8oz, 40lb 2oz. Sturgeon: 14lb, 14lb.
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Boilies over pellet.
Were the facilities what you expected?
Yes.
Were you happy with them?
Yes.
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yes.
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes.
Fished to far margins using House pellets and boilies. This is our third trip to this complex but first on Orchard. Great fishing advice from Paul, and wonderful hosts as usual. We'll be back to this lake next year! Many thanks Lorraine and Neil.
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Customer name
Stewart burrows
Venue
Orchard Lake
Date of holiday
21/09/2013
Number of anglers
2
Brief details of your catches
Fairly slow week but between 2 of us we had 16 carp between 9lb and 30lb and 13 catfish between 9lb and 50lb with plenty more which sadly manage to snap us up or bump off
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Really don't have to do anything difficult keep it simple and you will catch straight forward inline rig with any good boilie and halibut pellets for the catfish
Were the facilities what you expected?
Better even got to watch the utd get stuffed by city in the lodge
Were you happy with them?
Yes all great maybe a new shower head would be an idea to get that water into the middle of the cubicle
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Already have lovely place not many places where I don't really have any ideas what I would do differently myself
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes
Really nice place very peaceful and very little noise, Paul and Hazel are lovely and gizmo always comes to give you a morning lick (The hound ) never short of anything all bases are covered with this place and would recommend as a perfect place for a couples break, The carp aren't massive but the catfish definitely make up for this with some monsters in there to really test your tackle.
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Customer name
Adam Truman
Venue
Orchard Lake
Date of holiday
03/08/2013
Number of anglers
2
Brief details of your catches
Adam:- 19 fish, 10 catfish, 37lb, 26lb 4oz, 19-3, 17-1, 15-1, 13-5 and 4 under 10lb. 7 carp 24lb 5oz, 21-8, 20-12, 20-1,20-0, 16-7, 12-15. 2 sturgeon 14lb 8oz, 14-4. Jack:- 26 fish, 10 catfish, 18lb 11oz, 15-14,10-9x 2, and 6 under 10lb. 16 carp, 30lb 4oz common, 26-5, 25-6, 22, 21-6, 20-10, 20-5, 19-13,19-0, and 7 between 19lb and 9lb.
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Adam:- mainline essential IB and fruit tella pop-up snowman, double new grange on blowback rigs for most fish. also large halibut pellet for sturgeon and some cats. livebait roach for 37lb cat. Jack:- kd rig. mainline cell pop-ups and coconutty and pink cell pop-up snowman. and large halibut pellet for some cats.
Were the facilities what you expected?
good facilities with everything you need and more.
Were you happy with them?
yes very happy
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
I would not hesitate in recommending this venue to anyone looking for their own lake to fish
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
yes
fantastic weeks fishing on a lovely lake with brilliant hosts (thanks to paul and hazel) it was the second time my son (jack 16) and I have been and we hope there will be many more happy times spent there.
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Customer name
Mark and Bez Mayes
Venue
Orchard Lake
Date of holiday
18/05/2013
Number of anglers
2
Brief details of your catches
carp x 10 ranging from 12lb to 30lb catfish x 9 ranging from a kitten up to 34lb 4oz sturgeon x 1 @ 14lb 8oz
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
mostly caught at night - cell boilies and big pieces of luncheon meat for he cats
Were the facilities what you expected?
As described in the advert
Were you happy with them?
Very happy
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yes
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes
First time fishing in France and couldn't have picked a better venue. The fishing was great (weather could have been better!!) PB's for us both, The cabin was situated right next to the lake, handy for a warming cuppa during the night and yet another catch.. Other lakes not too far away so easy socialising with other anglers.
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Customer name
Mr P Pritchard
Venue
Orchard Lake
Date of holiday
27/04/2013
Number of anglers
2
Brief details of your catches
7 x mirror carp ranging from 21lb to 30lb, 1 x 40 lb catfish several smaller cats and a mid-double sturgeon
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
fish caught mostly od proprietry boilies some on maize and halibut pellets
Were the facilities what you expected?
Yes second visit
Were you happy with them?
Yes very good
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yes if their requirements were similar to ours it is not really for an all male very serious anglers venue but ideal for couples
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes I have already
Our second visit to this venue as expected everything was to our complete satisfaction. One slight problem with access to the accommodation due to the amount of rain they have had recently by car which I am sure Paul will rectify presently


Customer name
P Pritchard
Venue
Orchard Lake
Date of holiday
28/04/2012
Number of anglers
1
Brief details of your catches
5 x Carp , 5 x catfish 2 x sturgeon largest 24lb carp
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
No one bait or tactic worked better than others fish caught both in margins and open water. Boilies pellet and plastic maize caught fish
Were the facilities what you expected?
Yes
Were you happy with them?
Yes very happy except for one comment which again was due to the excessive rain. Comment is A little more gravel required on the path between the cabin and the main oeg adjacent. I realise the weather conditions were exceptional so it has probably not been an issue before but it was very boggy
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yes, in similar circumstances
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes
A nice well run intimate fishery. Very suitable for anglers with partners. Facility is good. Access was a little difficult due to the excessive rain in the previous weeks


Customer name
S. SMITH
Venue
Orchard Lake
Date of holiday
10/04/2010
Number of anglers
2
Brief details of your catches
1X 31 LB MIRROR\r\n11X 20LB MIRRORS\r\n2X CATFISH 23LB\r\n3X STURGEON
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
FISH THE MARGINS
Were the facilities what you expected?
YES
Were you happy with them?
YES
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
YES
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
YES
GREAT PLACE , NICE CABIN, MANY THANKS TO PAUL FOR ALL HIS HELP, WILL BE BACK


Customer name
andy and emma
Venue
Orchard Lake
Date of holiday
09/05/2009
Number of anglers
2
Brief details of your catches
27 fish out 7 of them 30lbs and over
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
snowman 10mm
Were the facilities what you expected?
facilities were ok
Were you happy with them?
yes , but dont drink the water
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
yes
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
yes
brill place, baillif was very good and nice guy, will go again
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Customer name
Trevor Gray
Venue
Orchard Lake
Date of holiday
04/04/2009
Number of anglers
2
Brief details of your catches
30 fish caught (majority upper 20's) in the week inclduing a PB of 31lb 10oz mirror and a 30lb cat.
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Used Trigga Ice, The Cell and Pineapple pop-ups, nearly all fish came in the far margins.
Were the facilities what you expected?
Very happy with everything, just what we were expecting.
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 good facilities. The weather was terrible for the first part of the week with wind and rain, but a very enjoyable week with really good fishing.