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Customer name
Mike
Venue
Saint Amand Leisure
Date of holiday
31/07/2016
Number of anglers
4
Brief details of your catches
Amazing week, i'm not a carp angler but caught 57 fish 2x40,7x30 and 13 x 20 included a 14ib Koi and 24lb common (two tone). My partner on the Dam caught 74 fish biggest 37lb best fix 28lb common .Other 2 anglers fixed double peg caught over 50 fish both had 30's. Course fishing excellent tench,roach,rudd,perch,sun perch etc We had no nights or early mornings started between 8.30 and 9am and had 2 hours off mid day for dinner and break from fish everyday
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Nothing special basic running lead rig on boilies bought on site did use 15k of boilies each fed base at start couple of hundred then between 12 and 20 every fish. Halibut pellets made the difference used about 10k each but are needed in our opinion. Fished very tight area straight ahead at about 50 feet
Were the facilities what you expected?
Very good. Be aware you are expected to leave the house the way you found it but cleaning utensils all supplied wasn't difficult to sort. Only 1 shared toilet but we had 5 men with no problems. Only 1 shower but again no problems. Tackle provided on site all you need would recommend hiring made it so easyt
Were you happy with them?
All very good
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Without a doubt already booked for next year
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Without a doubt Christophe essential and both Chris and Leigh a great help and great company.
Great rustic farmhouse with everything you need.With Christophe on site to guide you all the way from how to fish to fish welfare he really cares about these fish. Lake a great setting with stunning views and the stars at night are amazing. If you are a non angler and like to do nothing but read a book with a glass of wine then just up your street.
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Customer name
Antony
Venue
Saint Amand Leisure
Date of holiday
02/07/2016
Number of anglers
3
Brief details of your catches
First fish of the week was caught on a float rod with 6lb line and a single grain of corn whilst targeting roach. Took over an hour to get in and turned out to be a 36lb carp! We caught another 4 30lb+ fish and dozens of 20-30lb-ers.
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Apart from the first fish, all carp were caught on the boilies supplied on site. We tried lots of others but nothing else was successful.
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
The location and scenery were amazing; the fishing was excellent and Christophe couldn't have been more helpful.
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Customer name
WAYNE ALBON
Venue
Saint Amand Leisure
Date of holiday
07/07/2015
Number of anglers
2
Brief details of your catches
came all in the day the more bait we put in the better it got
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
boilies
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?
yes
superb all round holiday great lake lovely house in superb surrounding big thank you to christof for being a top bloke and helping us with anything we needed would recommend anyone who loves fishing get out there and enjoy look forward to getting back
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Customer name
Aaron, Gaby and Wayne
Venue
Saint Amand Leisure
Date of holiday
04/07/2015
Number of anglers
2
Brief details of your catches
222-carp 38-20s to 29 3-30s to 38lb
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Boilies
Were the facilities what you expected?
yes
Were you happy with them?
yes
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
yes
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
yes
Had a brilliant week at St Amand the fishing was great, the house was immaculate and had every thing you could need from WiFi to English TV. Christophe who looks after the lake couldn't have been a nicer or more helpful bloke. Would recommend this venue to any one wanting to visit France
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Customer name
Stephen Thompson
Venue
Saint Amand Leisure
Date of holiday
27/12/2014
Number of anglers
2
Brief details of your catches
10 in total....Biggest fish caught was 21lb 8oz, with other fish averaging mid teens. Like I say, considering conditions, this wasnt bad at all.
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Always seemed to catch between 3-4pm
Were the facilities what you expected?
Definately....house was really comfortable and tackle hire equipment was great.
Were you happy with them?
Extremely happy!The whole team can not do enough for you, before the holiday and during....excellent customer service.
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Definately recommend this place
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Absolutely
Absolutely great place. House is great for the family with the added games room for evening time together. The lake is approx 500m away from house down a bit of a hill, but you can drive down to it so not a problem at all. The fishing was tricky due to weather been so cold and the lake did freeze, but Christophe, the baliff, went above all measures by taking boat out to break ice so we could still fish. I fished for approx 4 hours for the week i was there and got 10 fish in total and lost 3. Considering conditions, I was very pleased with this. Would love to fish this in better conditions
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Customer name
Nick Larkins
Venue
Saint Amand Leisure
Date of holiday
11/10/2014
Number of anglers
4
Brief details of your catches
3 singles 25 doubles 19 twenties 5 thirties 1 forties A few tench and lots of rudd / roach on the float (and an 8lb pike!!!)
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Boilies - we took a few with us, but most fell to the lake boilies. one of the thirties fell to a piece of sweetcorn on a 14 hook and 7lb line - that took a while to get in!!
Were the facilities what you expected?
Absolutely - we really couldn't have asked for more.
Were you happy with them?
Yes
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yes, I would definitely go back
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes
Absolutely superb place. Wonderful established lake with swims that are really well prepared. House has everything you need. Two great log burners downstairs which are really welcome after a day at the lake. Christophe the bailiff cant do enough for you. In fact, you'd be hard pushed to meet another bailiff as good as Christophe. He knows the lake inside out and will you put you onto the fish if you take note of his advice.
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Customer name
jeff brian darren
Venue
Saint Amand Leisure
Date of holiday
12/07/2014
Number of anglers
1
Brief details of your catches
lost count of how many double figures we had fish fight like demons also we had 8 all over 30lb and fish of the week was a 41 an a half pound mirror
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
get a good bed of bait down first day then feed little and often 15mill and 18 mill cell main line also soaked hook bait in scopex glue
Were the facilities what you expected?
facilities were excellent
Were you happy with them?
more than happy
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
yes I have all ready recommended to all my fishing freinds
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes
Amazing value for money great accommodation and christoph was very helpful and a really nice bloke we will certainly going back a real jem of a place well looked after by christoph
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Customer name
Vernon Parker
Venue
Saint Amand Leisure
Date of holiday
28/06/2014
Number of anglers
4
Brief details of your catches
Over 140 fish between four anglers. aprox 20 in the 20's, 5 in the 30's up to 36 lb. Mostly mirrors with the odd common thrown in.
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Feed little and often because these fish are attracted to the sound of bait going in the water. We used about 50kg of boilie between us. Simple but strong rigs recommended, these fish are not rig shy and they fight super hard. Use BIG hard baits to avoid the nuisance fish that are like piranas. 2x20mm boilies are not too big. I now wish I had air dried all my baits. Pop ups, ballanced, glugged, unglugged and bottom baits straight out the bag all sucessful. We found no preference on type of boilie as long as its good quality, these are hungry fish. Day time best but still caught through the night. No interest in floating baits at all for some reason. One or two snags in the water but Christophe knows exactly where they are so take his advice. Lake bed is a combo of gravel patches among shallow silt plus several gravel bars which the fish are attracted to. Dont ignore the shallow water either. In short - the more effort you put in the greater the reward. Dont sit behind motionless indicators, stay active!!!
Were the facilities what you expected?
Christophe is a fantastic host and gives good advise if you listen. He also knows when to back off and leave you to it if he sense thats what you want. All facilities are as stated on the web site. One critisism - No mention of the horrendously steep hill between the lake and the house. Fortunately my party are all fit and strong but someone less robust could get caught out. Tackle trolly on site came in useful for those with the longest walk to the other side of the 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 !!!
Only one critisism - On boarding the ferry at Le Havre, I was informed I had no cabin reserved for my party despite booking and paying for it. This made the 8 hour drive to St Amamnd first thing in the morning very tiresome. (carp-france.com: We apologise for this error, you will be reimbursed the cost of the cabin. We will investigate why this occurred.) Christophe was a great host and very helpful with advice on fish location. Very friendly.


Customer name
mark perry
Venue
Saint Amand Leisure
Date of holiday
07/09/2013
Number of anglers
2
Brief details of your catches
About 75 carp between the 2 of us. No fishing after dark and biggest was 29lb mirror. Had some great commons as well.
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Owners own boiles on various rigs
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 holiday. Massive house which was all good and enjoyed the fishing loads


Customer name
Steve Dee and Jack
Venue
Saint Amand Leisure
Date of holiday
20/07/2013
Number of anglers
3
Brief details of your catches
Between the 3 lads they had 3,000 lbs of carp in 2 weeks, many high 20's and thirties. The lake is beautiful and the fish in really good condition. Christophe gives loads of information of where to fish and location of snags etc. Not many fish out during the night so you can relax at the house. Pictures from Jack 30+35lb mirror and 26lb common
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Jack used MB snail and shell boilies. Alex used Mainline cell and Boudewijn a Dutch boilie. They all produced good results. Tactics were snowman and spread the freebies around, no need to spod. The bait from there is also good Jack used 5kg of it and caught well
Were the facilities what you expected?
The facilities were great the house kept cool due to the granite walls, thankfully as it was up to 38 degrees outside. Beds very comfortable and all made up ready for you when you arrive. Supermarkets are not too far away, but you need a car
Were you happy with them?
Everything was great
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Definitely
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Definitely
An awesome holiday, what more could we ask for, fantastic accommodation. Christophe is wonderful cannot do enough for you, a wealth of knowledge. Weather was hot scenery is beautiful. The fish the first week seemed to be throwing themselves onto the rods, so many fish caught by my son Jack and Alex and Boudewijn from Holland
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Customer name
Stuart, Brian, Geoff and Bern
Venue
Saint Amand Leisure
Date of holiday
06/07/2013
Number of anglers
4
Brief details of your catches
All caught into the twenties and Brian and Bern had new pbs Geoff also had 2x20s but didn't improve his pb. I had 5x20s to 27 1/2 and the Brown fish at 33lb and then Dougle at 39lb 12oz. Pukka week.
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Bed of bait with the venue boilies was by far the most effective tactic but double up your bait as the tench will bother you.
Were the facilities what you expected?
Yes and even more.
Were you happy with them?
Couldn't have been happier with it.
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Already have.
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Again and again.
Fantastic venue, great fishing and brilliant house. Christophe is invaluable for the lake and local knowledge.


Customer name
Dumper
Venue
Saint Amand Leisure
Date of holiday
01/06/2013
Number of anglers
6
Brief details of your catches
1 pb of 40lb 5 over 30lb loads over 20lb
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Kristopher will put you in the right spots. fruits of the sea boilies from cultured carp baits in snow man pop up fish loved them so did the crayfish as well.
Were the facilities what you expected?
yes excellent
Were you happy with them?
over the moon
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
yes will be going back
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
yes 100%
what a amazing place fished for 1 week only during the day had over 60 fish ranging from 6 lb to my Pb of 40 lb (floppytail) only fished with 1 rod to hectic at times for 2 rods bit windy first 3 days but didn't spoil the fishing neither did the thunderstorms . the accommodation was spot on never slept so soundly in ages facilities were excellent. kristopher the bailiff was a wealth of knowledge not only about the lake but also about the local wildlife and forna . will definitely be going back again very nice guy a credit to St Amand leisure would highly recommend this venue. every one of us had a cracking week all smashed our Pb's cannot wait till next year. Not having to take all your tackle is a bonus the gear supplied is good quality as well.
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Customer name
Michael Ballard
Venue
Saint Amand Leisure
Date of holiday
13/07/2013
Number of anglers
3
Brief details of your catches
We had just over 1600lb of fish in just under 6 days and we never done any night fishing!! 38No - 0 - 10lb fish 55No - 10 - 20lb fish 22No - 20 - 30lb fish 7No - 30 - 40lb fish (biggest 35 mirror & 33 Common)
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Boilies - anywhere
Were the facilities what you expected?
Yes and some, the house is great
Were you happy with them?
Yes, we could have just had a holiday at the house with no fishing its a lovely village, very relaxing.
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yes
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes
Fantastic Accommodation, Great host in Christophe, great location.
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Customer name
Chris Westley
Venue
Saint Amand Leisure
Date of holiday
18/05/2013
Number of anglers
2
Brief details of your catches
lots of 20's,30's and a couple of 50lb plus fish to over 46lb
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Wide spread of bait with single fluro popups over the top.
Were the facilities what you expected?
Better than expected the house was lovely having a hot meal infront of the log burner every night we were carping in luxury.
Were you happy with them?
Very happy.
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yes a great venue offering alot of different styles of angling with stalking opportunities and big hits of big carp with great facilities. Already have a few friends interested in booking this winter.
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
I had a great holiday beating my PB and catching a big haul of fish. We were very well looked after and only having to take our tackle and using the hire service that's available made the holiday really easy. Can't wait to go back again!
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Customer name
Stuart Goudge
Venue
Saint Amand Leisure
Date of holiday
12/05/2012
Number of anglers
4
Brief details of your catches
66 fish from the days only we did no night fishing. 1 x 41lb (Jim) 3 x 30's (31lb, 33lb, 35lb) 15 x 20's and 32 x teens. All the fish are in tip top condition.
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Definitely use Christophe's frozen bollies ad try a snow man to attract the bigger 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
A fantastic holiday, my 88 year old dad, son and his friend all smashed our PB's many times. The house is very large and very comfortable and Christophe is the perfect host, putting us on the fish every day.
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Customer name
John Calland
Venue
Saint Amand Leisure
Date of holiday
05/05/2012
Number of anglers
2
Brief details of your catches
I was not the main angler as I went with my partner to keep him company but I did catch my first ever carp and I was thrilled. The lake is very peaceful and John managed to catch quite a few carp, although he was disappointed he did not get the big one. He was a bit put off by the numbers off roach and tench which kept nibbling at his bait but all in all he had a very enjoyable week's fishing.
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Popped up boiles
Were the facilities what you expected?
The facitlities where as expected. The house was clean and there were clean beds made up for our arrival as well as clean towels. Christoph cannot do enough you help you including disposing of all out beer cans and wine bottles :-) Access to the lake is a bit trechorous if you are a bit unsteady on your feet.
Were you happy with them?
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yes definately
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes
The house is a lovely place to stay with all amenities you need for a good holiday. It was nice to have the log burner as the weather was not too good on our first few days. My only critisism of the house would be the lack of insulation between the first floor and the ground floor. If you decided to have an early night and friends were sitting downstairs chatting, you could hear every word as clearly as you would if you were in the same room. But it would not put me off coming back for another visit.
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Customer name
tony/tony/ian
Venue
Saint Amand Leisure
Date of holiday
28/04/2012
Number of anglers
3
Brief details of your catches
44lb mirror two 42lb mirrors 36lb mirror 34lb 8oz mirror 34lb 3oz mirror 30lb mirror six fish 29lb plus a shade under thirty and to many to mention over 20lbs total catch 97 fish HAPPY DAYS
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
single or double 18mm boilies ,snow man produced bonus fish
Were the facilities what you expected?
exellent
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 cracking week had by all this lake is 4.5 acres of heaven not one of the big highly pressured venues , between the three of us we had close to 100 fish and among these were three 40s five 30s and several 29s that were only a shade of thirty and this was only fishing days, i have know doubt that within in the next year this lake will produce a 50 and several 40s,the house was a added bonus somewhere to retreat to and relax making every day feel like a new challenge rather than just another day at the office,and last but not least christophe the baliff what a top guy he knows this lake like the back of his hand and repeatedly put us among the fish out side of the fishing nothing was to much of a problem for him with trips to the locol shops for us while we were still fishing good guy and has become a good friend all in all the best weeks fishing we have ever had WE WILL be returning
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Customer name
ALAN AND KAREN
Venue
Saint Amand Leisure
Date of holiday
03/09/2011
Number of anglers
2
Brief details of your catches
WE HAD 25 CARP 11 OF THEM BEING GOOD SIZE TWENTYS, THE BIGGEST 28LB LOST 2 GOOD LUMPS AT THE NET. AVERAGE SIZE WAS 17 LB WELL PLEASED.
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
DOUBLE BOILIE HOOK BAITS SNOW MAN AND BOTTOM BAITS.
Were the facilities what you expected?
EVERTHING WAS VERY GOOD.
Were you happy with them?
VERY HAPPY.
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
YES, ALREADY HAVE DONE
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
YES
HAD GREAT TIME, THE HOUSE WAS GREAT ALL IN ALL A VERY GOOD TIME, CANT WAIT TO GET BACK THERE. FULL CREDIT TO CHRIS THE BALIFF.


Customer name
micheal snr micheal jnr and jon jacznik
Venue
Saint Amand Leisure
Date of holiday
11/06/2011
Number of anglers
3
Brief details of your catches
between us we caught between 40 and 50 carp 6 over 20 one at 34.4 although we only fished 6 hours a day photos on carp france staint amand
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
boilies that are bought from here and only use boiles as the tench
Were the facilities what you expected?
brill
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
we really enjoyed are stay here and are already in discussions on booking again next year the area and house are beautiful and christophe was the highlight of the trip as he is a very nice man that we help u in anyway possible. we found a really nice lake to swim and go on boat rides and a zoo which was brilliant
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Customer name
gilbert
Venue
Saint Amand Leisure
Date of holiday
28/05/2011
Number of anglers
6
Brief details of your catches
we emptyed the the lake.
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
boillie, boillie n paste,boillie n fake corn, double bollie, peperonie, boillie is best
Were the facilities what you expected?
all good
Were you happy with them?
yes
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
yes, and consider flying.
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
yes
Beautiful lake. Beautiful fish. (that fight like F%*£). Lots of NEW P,B'S. Mostly mirror carp, but a few koi and commons came out. Lots of high singles and doubles that punch above their weight, and even more twenty's. plus some thirty's,to 39lb. and these are post spawning. House is very comfortable as some of the party did not fish the night. lots and lots of roach,rudd and tench, wish i brought my pole, instead of an old waggler on 3lb carp rods. christoph the bailif was was very friendly and helpful, espiecally when it came down to going to the local shops to stock up on food and DRINK. A long drive for us, but was worth it. Will be back
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Customer name
Maria Gordon
Venue
Saint Amand Leisure
Date of holiday
21/05/2011
Number of anglers
3
Brief details of your catches
My two sons had 35 + carp between them with 8 being over 20lbs. My husband & grandson caught 50+ tench & roach. All fish in excellent condition and put up an extremely good fight!
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Used boilies bought at venue. Caught fish both in open water and in 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
Very nice accommodation, plenty of room for family. The fishing was great. Hospitality excellent. Owners looked after us very well. Would recommend to anyone & would certainly return.
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Customer name
Steven Williams
Venue
Saint Amand Leisure
Date of holiday
07/05/2011
Number of anglers
4
Brief details of your catches
Lost count but we all caught over 20 carp each with an average of over 25lbs. Didn't manage to pull out any of the large inhabitants with the biggest being 30lbs+
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Just used boilies.
Were the facilities what you expected?
Very good
Were you happy with them?
Yes, very
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yes
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes
Had a very enjoyable time, good accommodation, good fishing and food food. Caught very well on boilies. All in all an excellent holiday.
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Customer name
Mijo
Venue
Saint Amand Leisure
Date of holiday
23/04/2011
Number of anglers
3
Brief details of your catches
tench,roach and rudd !!!!
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Were the facilities what you expected?
Were you happy with them?
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
St-Amand, such a beautiful and peaceful place to stay! The house has spacious and confortable bedrooms and a large kitchen opening on the living room furnished with great leather sofas. I have slept in all the bedrooms of the house. Each time, I slept very well here, even I’m not usually a sound sleeper. The lake is 5 five minutes walk away. I’m not a fisherwoman but I like this lake so much. The light is never the same. It is possible to walk around the lake. Several small decks have been fitted out for the fishermen. My favorite place is among the tall grasses. For the fishermen, it is a real paradise. Carps, tenches … Even if we are not fishermen, we get hooked.
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