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Customer name
Glynn Pinchbeck
Venue
St Leonards
Date of holiday
20/08/2016
Number of anglers
1
Brief details of your catches
7 carp caught over the week, which was quite considerable as there was a mini heat wave with very high temperatures slowing the fishing down. Largest carp was a mirror at 30lb. Also caught a 24lb Sturgeon twice.
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Steve's bait was the reason for the success Small baits doubled up plus critically balanced maize also did the trick.
Were the facilities what you expected?
The facilities were fantastic, Liz & Steve have a lovely set up
Were you happy with them?
Absolutely
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Definitely
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes
Fantastic venue set in beautiful surroundings. All the fish were in great condition and the lake is kept clean and tidy by Steve who's passion for the venue oozes out of him as does the passion for cooking fabulous meals from Liz too.


Customer name
chris gooch
Venue
St Leonards
Date of holiday
18/06/2016
Number of anglers
3
Brief details of your catches
Despite some unhelpful weather; storms, cold rain ad hot sunshine in equal mix. Between the 3 of us we had 38 fish, mostly commons, some Mirrors, 3 grass carp and 2 sturgeons. We had 3 x 40's to 49.5lb (oh so close!). and plenty of 30's. we even had a play with the float ros in the day to catch some nice roach and rudd
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
We feed with maize, available by the dustbin load at 30 euros a time, and boilies, We caught on both maize but mostly single boilies. In terms of swims we fished to the far margin and to the lily beds.
Were the facilities what you expected?
They were better. The lake side chalets are well equipped are have everything you need, showers and toilets at the main buildings are good. We used the Gite which was great - get this free if you book exclusive The little cafe was a good social spot to have a beer and be fed. Steve and Liz were very helpful and flexible hosts, meals as you want them, food package or bacon rolls at your swim all top value and quality
Were you happy with them?
Yes, very happy
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Definitely. We will go back ourselves
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes
Great venue with some excellent fishing and excellent facilities. The lake is well maintained and fish welfare is important to the owners which is great to see. Very friendly and helpful family run business, lots of good advice and great food available at very reasonable rates. Thoroughly recommended, the first lake in many years of french trips that we will definitely be happy to go back to.
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Customer name
Shaun
Venue
St Leonards
Date of holiday
27/06/2015
Number of anglers
1
Brief details of your catches
9 fish ranging from 16lb- 35Lb averging high 20's
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Snowman rigs , or Multi rigs tipped with pink and purple pop ups. Fish tight to lilley pads and keep the bait going in!
Were the facilities what you expected?
Yes, everything we needed. Clean and comfortable.
Were you happy with them?
Yes
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Absolutley
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes
Had a lovely week, Steve and Liz were both excellent hosts. Steve was very helpful. Lovely food. The lake is stunning in a lovely setting. Fishing was challenging but mainly down to high temperatures of 37'. Would highly reccomend to anyone.
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Customer name
Darren king
Venue
St Leonards
Date of holiday
21/04/2014
Number of anglers
4
Brief details of your catches
52lb 1oz mirror carp 16lb 6oz grass carp
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
As tight as you can get to lillies or gaps between the lillies. Caught on the stiff hinged rig but I'm sure any rigs will catch as long as you keep it above the silt with say a tiny pva bag or a pva nugget. Light leads.
Were the facilities what you expected?
Hot showers and proper toilets very clean and well kept. Food was perfect. Couldn't ask for much more!
Were you happy with them?
More than happy
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Already have!
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Already have
An absolute beautiful lake with brilliant hosts. Would highly recommend the food deal as liz's cooking was amazing value for money! Not only do you get portions that would feed the most ravenous of people but the quality was spot on!! You would be a fool not to take steves advice because it's his lake and if anyone knows how to catch there it's him. We had four days there with VERY changeable weather which hampered the fishing somewhat,cold nights, drizzle, thunder and lightning and proper downpours hitting us!
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Customer name
Gary Gaynor
Venue
St Leonards
Date of holiday
12/04/2014
Number of anglers
1
Brief details of your catches
my fisrt ever fish in france was 24lb 2oz common which was a pb then came a 29lb 9oz mirror another pb also a grass carp wieghing 18lb 4oz and the best of all was a stunning 47lb 14oz common i also lost 3 big monster fish
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
i took some cell boilies which did nothing so on tht 3rd day i bought boiles off steve the owner caviar and cranberry and soaked them in my liquid worm and changed my hairrigs so my hook was tight to my boilie and but them out between the lillies and then got runs every night so i would reccomend buying yuor bait on site
Were the facilities what you expected?
better they was great the showers was nice and powerfull and hot, toilets and cafe were very clean and tidy very happy to use them,i would reccomend the food package liz cooks a top meal.
Were you happy with them?
yes great couple who couldnt do enough for you very easy going friendly people had a good laugh with them they even took me to show me where the super market was in a town called le feurte mace.
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
already have done.
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
yes.
well what can i say without doubt the best weeks fishing ive had liz and steve made me feel so welcome from my arrival to my very last day steve was an absolute life saver he helped me every night getting my bait out as id had no baitboat or if i needed anything he was there for me thanks steve and liz is a lovely women and her meals are the best ive tasted at a lake thanks liz the location was easy to find and the lake and surrounding grounds was absolutly beautiful although it has a road running by you dont notice the traffic it was very peaceful and relaxing all in all a top top week see you next year.


Customer name
Barry Moore
Venue
St Leonards
Date of holiday
26/10/2013
Number of anglers
1
Brief details of your catches
PB at 51lb.10oz common. missed several fish due to very bad weather.
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
16m coconut bought on site over a bed of 4m trout pellet fed over 10kg of freebees a size 4 wide gape mirco barb. Th e trout pellet taken out by bait boat.over 75yds then a small PVA bag
Were the facilities what you expected?
yes clean and tidy food great
Were you happy with them?
more than expected
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
already done so (bragged with photo of fish)
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
yes
Good all round location. Good reception from Steve . Liz and Ben(the very informative bailiff).
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Customer name
John Judd
Venue
St Leonards
Date of holiday
14/09/2013
Number of anglers
3
Brief details of your catches
I had 3 carp to 32 lb. Sam Bower had 7 carp to 30lb.6oz & with a small eel. Tom Judd had 1carp but lost it at the net & it did look a good one done all the work to vet it out of pads better luck next time but he had a good time can't wait to go again
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Small hooks & Small boillies
Were the facilities what you expected?
Yes & Even Better
Were you happy with them?
Yes
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yes
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes
Nice venue we where all happy with are holiday. The lake was nice food was very good Liz no how to do big meals. Toilets & showers was good. A big thanks to Steve. Lis & Bailiff Ben. And I will be back again when Sam Bower books it up see You ASAP . And Becky Sam Bowers girlfriend had a good time to playing with the frogs & bug & looking at the ministers
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Customer name
Sam bower
Venue
St Leonards
Date of holiday
14/09/2013
Number of anglers
3
Brief details of your catches
I had 7 carp to 30.6 lb with 5 coming on the same day, John had 3 to 32 lb and tommy had a rare blank.
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Small hooks and small boillies.
Were the facilities what you expected?
Even better
Were you happy with them?
Yes
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yes
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes
We were all very happy with our holiday and the venue. Even my hard to please girlfriend had a great time at the lake, fishing was hard but rewarding with great fish. The food liz cooked for us was delicious and plentiful and would definitely recommend. A big thanks to Steve, liz and Ben for making the week so good for us. And I will see u ASAP.
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Customer name
Damion wood
Venue
St Leonards
Date of holiday
14/09/2013
Number of anglers
2
Brief details of your catches
Lost 3 got a 33lb 7oz mirror
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Listen to bailiff for tips use my own tactics and nutty Jaffa bait
Were the facilities what you expected?
Yes all was very good showers and toilets all fine food very good all in all very good trip
Were you happy with them?
Yes
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yes
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes
Nice venue lovely family run had a really good break
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Customer name
Steve Warwick
Venue
St Leonards
Date of holiday
27/07/2013
Number of anglers
3
Brief details of your catches
Sturgeon 14 lbs Plated mirror 25 lbs Grass carp 25.5 lbs Common carp 21lbs Common Carp 9lbs
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Cell hook baits with cell stringers over baited up areas
Were the facilities what you expected?
Yes they were very good.
Were you happy with them?
Steve Liz and Ben were really hospitable and knowledgeable. Food was top notch
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yes already have done.
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes
Review – St Leonards carp fishery Normandy France Week commencing 27 July 2013. On arrival at St Leonards we were greeted with a welcome cup of tea and we were then introduced to the bailiff Ben. Steve and Liz have been developing the fishery for seven years now and it shows there commitment to this successful venue. My brother, cousin and I fished the long bank towards the lilly pads. We are all relatively new to carp fishing however this was not a disadvantage as Ben was a wealth of knowledge and he put us on ‘the hot spots’. We had numerous runs on the first couple of days without success no doubt this was purely down to our inexperience. We eventually tuned in and I was rewarded with a lovely 14lb Sturgeon, which was a nice surprise as there are only three in the main lake. This was soon followed by a beautiful 25lb plated mirror and a 25.5lb grass carp. My brother was next to hit into a big fish, upper thirties lower forties but again after kiting the full width of the lake it managed to free itself in the snags again down to our inexperience. My cousin then managed to connect a 21lb common and a wild 9lb common which for its size gave a good account of itself. We had the food package which included full English and evening meal Liz was very flexible in that we could eat on the bank or in the café. The food was very good with English sausage, bacon, mushrooms, eggs and beans for breakfast. For evening meals Liz cooked fresh wholesome food which included large steak and chips, cottage pie and a fantastic curry on the last night. In my opinion it is not worth either going to the shops and buying your food or bringing food over from England and then having to cook it too much fishing time wasted. On the Thursday Steve asked me if I wanted to try and catch a catfish so off I went with the bailiff it was a beautiful exclusive lake approximately 2 acres with a chalet you could use as your base. Perfect for two anglers. All in all St Leonards carp fishery gives fantastic value for money with the opportunity to catch a 60lb carp. With all the tips and knowledge we have learned from Ben there is no doubt that we will catch more fish in England and I for one will definitely return to St Leonards carp fishery. Steve Warwick


Customer name
alan west
Venue
St Leonards
Date of holiday
13/07/2013
Number of anglers
1
Brief details of your catches
19lb Sturgeon, 31lb Grass, 21lb Grass, 31lb Common, 16lb Common, 12lb Mirror, 27lb Mirror.
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Fishing across to margins far bank, between lilly pads. All fish caught during daytime, on cell boilies and pop ups.
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
First time at this lake. Found facilities excellent. Thanks to Ben top man the baliff, caught p.b. gite comfortable and very clean. Liz and Steve very friendly and helpful people. Looking forward to going back in October.
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Customer name
craig haines/cody haines/chris dudley
Venue
St Leonards
Date of holiday
11/08/2012
Number of anglers
3
Brief details of your catches
41lb mirror and a 42lb mirror
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
big baits and sit on your rods
Were the facilities what you expected?
facilities are spot on nice warm showers great food cooked whenever required thanks liz
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 great fishery credit to steve who works hard and thats why he has some great fish here and is always on hand to help you any way he can a true family run fishery


Customer name
David Gillman
Venue
St Leonards
Date of holiday
13/10/2012
Number of anglers
2
Brief details of your catches
Andy 1 x Mirror 32lb Dave 2 x Mirrors 18 & 19lb plus 2 x commons 23 & 40lb
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Choddie rig with small fluro pop up.
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 this year. Changeable weather made the fishing very difficult. Steve & Liz the perfect hosts as usual and offered advice and warm meals when required. Trees around the picnic table area need chopping down as they are beginning to hinder casting and lines are getting snagged in the lower branches when playing fish. Muskrats were a problem !
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Customer name
John and Angela
Venue
St Leonards
Date of holiday
25/08/2012
Number of anglers
1
Brief details of your catches
Caught Cat Fish to 66lbs
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Steve's garlic sausage and stickybaits bloodworm 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
Fantastic Lake Fantastic Hosts nothing was a problem for Steve and Liz thanks for a fab time
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Customer name
Geoff marsh
Venue
St Leonards
Date of holiday
28/07/2012
Number of anglers
1
Brief details of your catches
1x 43.8lb mirror 2x 30lb+ mirrors three grass carp to 25lb one strugeon
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Heavy baiting with partices and boiles
Were the facilities what you expected?
Cottage was ideal
Were you happy with them?
Yes
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yes !!!!
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Cottage and lake
Excellent venue with catchable fish,lovely clean bankside ! Booked cottage for my wife & son would it ,was lovely and clean ,ste and his where brillant hosts where nothing was too much , listen to steve and you will catch , have booked already for next year


Customer name
Matt Scott
Venue
St Leonards
Date of holiday
05/07/2012
Number of anglers
1
Brief details of your catches
12 carp, all common, biggest 28lb 2oz and 3 other 20's. All others between 9lb 8oz and 19lb 9oz. Unlucky not to have caught a 30lb+ but next time!
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Used Steve's own particle bait (great value) and Cell boilies. Took Steves advice on where to fish.
Were the facilities what you expected?
Very good facilities, showers, toilets and fantastic breakfasts cooked by Liz and she makes a great cuppa.
Were you happy with them?
yes
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Definately.
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
yes.
Gorgeous lake with plenty of room between pegs. Fish are in fantastic condition and plentiful. Steve and Liz were fantastic hosts, we couldn't have asked for more, unfortunately we couldn't order the sunshine.
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Customer name
David Gillman
Venue
St Leonards
Date of holiday
15/06/2012
Number of anglers
1
Brief details of your catches
3 x Commons 40,19 & 8lb 1 x Mirror 21lb 2 x Grass Carp 19.8 & 24lb. 1 x Sturgeon 13lb
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Fish came mainly on pop up baits fished against the far margins or the lilies..
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 nice looking lake with nice comfortable swims. Steve and Liz are very good hosts and nothing was too much trouble. Food was available at the cafe all day and was plentiful. Steve is very helpful and as long as you follow his advice you should catch some nice fish. Only negative thing is the noise from the road that runs down the side of the lake.
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Customer name
Franco Matano
Venue
St Leonards
Date of holiday
26/05/2012
Number of anglers
1
Brief details of your catches
9 carp caught biggest 49lb 8oz
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Cell boilies
Were the facilities what you expected?
The cottage was wonderfull everything we needed sky tv lovely bedrooms and all the amenties were there for us ,,,
Were you happy with them?
Steve and Liz were wonderfull hosts
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
yes we would
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes
great steve and liz were veryy friendly hosts we had a lovely bar-b que with them ,,,,,,, and always had time to have a little chat with us,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, they were great people and the mum and dad tooooooooooooooox


Customer name
Chris Mytton
Venue
St Leonards
Date of holiday
25/05/2012
Number of anglers
2
Brief details of your catches
31lb 3oz Common, 21lb 8oz Common, 23lb 3oz Common, 18lb Common, 18lb 2oz Common, 23lb 4oz Grass and 16lb 6oz Leather plus two lost runs.
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Helicopter or lead safety clip with fruity flavoured hook baits. Grass carp was taken on hair rigged Maize. Sticks and PVA bags used.
Were the facilities what you expected?
Yes
Were you happy with them?
Toilets and showers (two of each) nice and clean. Hot water and nice warm rooms. Good selection of food and drinks available.
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Definately
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes
Lovely lake, well maintained. Fish in great condition. Plenty of space between anglers. Hosts Liz and Steve are really helpful and friendly. Quality and cost of food excellent.
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Customer name
Steven
Venue
St Leonards
Date of holiday
31/03/2012
Number of anglers
1
Brief details of your catches
One carp 22lb the cold nights was no help anyway im new to this kind of fishing but enjoy it
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Ask steve after all its his lake and no one knows it better than him.he goes out of his way to help you top man
Were the facilities what you expected?
Yes and more
Were you happy with them?
Very Very happy, great couple
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
for sure
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
for sure
Great place, great people, always there to help you, cottage was really nice


Customer name
Ian Rhodes
Venue
St Leonards
Date of holiday
19/05/2012
Number of anglers
3
Brief details of your catches
48lb Common 13.10 Common 18.02 Common grass carps 13.10 22.12 12.13 Stergeon 12.12
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
We tried all ways to improve our catch rates. Home made Tiger Nut boillies and Cell boilies
Were the facilities what you expected?
Yes
Were you happy with them?
Yes
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yes but not during spawning
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes
Steve and Liz where the perfect hosts. The fishing was poor due to spawning, but Steve tried his best to improve things, Arrived at the lake on time, but some pegs had already been allocated, so choice of swims was reduced. Facilities were good and steve's loose feed was terrific value. We enjoyed our stay but the fishing was hard work, but that's fishing for you.


Customer name
Arch Barton
Venue
St Leonards
Date of holiday
28/04/2012
Number of anglers
2
Brief details of your catches
19 Carp between 2 Anglers. Biggest Fish 42lb Common.
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Single bait on a Chod Rig over scattered Cell boillies.
Were the facilities what you expected?
Yes. An excellent Food Package and Steve's advice on tactics ensured a good catch rate.
Were you happy with them?
Very
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yes
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes.
An excellent well run venue. Top Class Facilities.


Customer name
Mark Lowings
Venue
St Leonards
Date of holiday
27/04/2012
Number of anglers
1
Brief details of your catches
Fished for 3 days \ 2 nights had 4 runs and landed 2 mid 20's commons.
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Spread bait with popups
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
Really nice lake and owners, very helpful


Customer name
Andy Dunn
Venue
St Leonards
Date of holiday
06/04/2012
Number of anglers
1
Brief details of your catches
just one 25lb mirror but what a fight a fish that size, remakeable
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
a snowman rig
Were the facilities what you expected?
yep just fine
Were you happy with them?
very happy
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
already am, we are planing a trip back later this year
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
oh yes
lovely lake very well keeped, can not wait to see it again when the place is in full bloom
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Customer name
Kai Richards
Venue
St Leonards
Date of holiday
07/04/2012
Number of anglers
1
Brief details of your catches
24lb mirror, 45lb 6oz common, 37lb 12oz mirror, 24lb 9oz grass carp, 18lb 5oz grass carp and a 47lb 13oz mirror
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
mainline activ-8 and cell
Were the facilities what you expected?
Yes, and much more great facilities
Were you happy with them?
Yes
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Already have and should be returning next year with them
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes
Hi, I'm Kai and I'm 12, I had a great week dispite the weather. Steve gave me good advice and was a great help. Liz also cooks lovely food in the Cafe.
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Customer name
Paul Disley
Venue
St Leonards
Date of holiday
27/02/2012
Number of anglers
2
Brief details of your catches
4x 30's - 2 commons & 2 mirrors, 21lb common, 16lb sturgeon and a cracking 47lb mirror on the last day!!
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
All fish were caught on coconut boilies purchased on site. We combined the boilies with Steve's particle mix and the fish loved it!!
Were the facilities what you expected?
Showers were great, hot water 24/7, sockets to charge phones, etc. Landing nets, mats and weigh slings all provided.
Were you happy with them?
Extremely happy with the holiday, both anglers broke personal records for carp twice in the week. Plus a first capture of a sturgeon!
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yes, Highly Recommended.
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes, will be booking again.
Fantastic lake and venue, great location. Steve and Liz were brilliant hosts, couldn't of asked for any more. Steve's advice and bait tactics were a key role in catching all our fish and Liz is a great cook, highly recommend homemade lasagne! No complaints at all, perfect week of fishing, will be returning in the summer!!
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Customer name
David
Venue
St Leonards
Date of holiday
01/10/2011
Number of anglers
2
Brief details of your catches
27lb catfish on a lure, 30lb common on boilies....10lb pike on spam!!
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Not an easy venue....kept changing tactics and it eventually paid off..
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 venue..Steve and Liz are very hospitable hosts..


Customer name
Tony & Trev
Venue
St Leonards
Date of holiday
23/04/2011
Number of anglers
2
Brief details of your catches
24 carp in total, the biggest being 41lb Common with the rest being made up of 2 x 30-35lb, 3 x 25-30lb, 7 x 20-25lb, 11 x 10-20lb. Also throw in 2 pike caught on boilies!!!!!
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Most of the fish were caught in and around the lilly pads but also winkled a couple from open water. Tatics wise single boilies over baited area (corn, pellets and hemp mix) worked best. But you do have to work for your fish.
Were the facilities what you expected?
What we expected and more.... We went with the intention of drive & survive but the quality and price of the food on site was too good to miss (thanks Liz). Steve was always on hand for tips and advice (but don't have a social with him on the last night as it might (will) get messey!)
Were you happy with them?
Yes
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yes
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes
Good lake, nice owners, great surroundings....no complaints at all. Only negative comment was the directions were a bit wrong (when you get near to the venue) and the tolls are a bit more, but like all good boy scouts we come prepared so not an issue :)


Customer name
john and amy
Venue
St Leonards
Date of holiday
14/04/2011
Number of anglers
1
Brief details of your catches
Altogether throught out the 4 days we were there had 16 fish and lost 5, biggest was 30lb 3oz, 5 lost were big but trying not to think bout them. 2 grass carp which were mid doubles 2 eels 1 wild carp alot of 20`s and a pike!!!!
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
used mainline boilies and they done the trick, activ 8 they were and fed lil and often not to heavy on the bait. fishing very tight to lillys was only way of getting bites so often even during day, probaly had more during day then night! wasnt easy fishing and did HAVE TO WORK HARD FOR RUNS BUT WHEN SUSSED IT OUT WAS GREAT FUN.
Were the facilities what you expected?
The facilities was amazing and the lake and surrounding was beautiful, liz and steve are fantastic people liz is a great cook and a brilliant host and steve is a great bloke and offers alot of advice. Each morning and evening they would pop round see you and ask how everything was ok.
Were you happy with them?
very very happy
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Have done to several people already and sure 2 of them will be going.
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes I would as it is great service and price was very reasonable, directions to lake was bit confusing and toll prices were wrong but wasnt to much of a problem.
beautiful place lovely people fantastic fishing :)


Customer name
David Elliott
Venue
St Leonards
Date of holiday
16/04/2011
Number of anglers
1
Brief details of your catches
1x 33lb, 6x 20-25lb, 5x 25-30lb & 17x 10-20lb Lost 5 fish
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
mixed pellet and boilies with corn and chilli hemp dropped by baitboat to the various features around lake, Good strong hooks required as the fish fight like crazy and head for snags. (One straightened my size six Korda wide gape)
Were the facilities what you expected?
Facilities were excellent exactly what was described and very clean.
Were you happy with them?
Stayed in the Gite and it had everything you need for a weeks fishing and more! Very comfortable and well equipped!
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Highly recommended! A genuine French runs water with some real lumps to target!
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Highly recommended!
Excellent fishery in beautifull surroundings! Would highly recommend to anyone! Steve and Liz are a really nice couple and go out of their way to make you feel at home! Follow Steves advice and you won't go far wrong!


Customer name
john hills
Venue
St Leonards
Date of holiday
14/04/2011
Number of anglers
1
Brief details of your catches
I was fishing 3 rods for 4 days and nights and had 16 fish and lost 5!!!!!!! biggest 30lb 3oz mirror me and mrs had team effort. 29lb14oz common bout 5 other 20`s, 18lber 16lber, 7-8 lb sturgeon, 2 grass carp mid doubles 2 eels bout 1 n half lb, oh yea and a wild common carp bout 9lb. The 5 that were lost were bigger fish but trying not think how big. Really had to work hard for runs thought feeding lil and often with each take.
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Mainline boilies done it, activ 8 i was using but reckon any of them will be good on there. Fished very tight to lillys only way was getting bites but have to right on rods for when they do take it. Wasnt easy fishing but defentily worth effort. bait boat would be good but wheres fun in that!!!!!
Were the facilities what you expected?
yes A* liz brilliant cook
Were you happy with them?
the people were so helpfull specially steve even has boat there incase of real emergencys rules are also very good keeps fishing going good.
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
yes have done already to 4 mates in 3 days :)
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
yes carp france is just as good, only thing i would say is direction were bit confusing but think that was me and mrs fault being bit thick, and toll prices was 10euros out but lucky had extra cash.
fantastic people and such a beautiful place!!!! cafe was nice and food was excellent, bacon rolls are very much missed each morning. lake was cracking and swims very confortable. price of holiday was very reasonable looking very forward going back nxt year :)
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Customer name
bob and ken
Venue
St Leonards
Date of holiday
29/05/2010
Number of anglers
2
Brief details of your catches
15 carp commons,mirrors ,largest 42.5lb , averaging mid upper 20's and some 30's ,3 tench,1 eel,1 sturgeon
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
follow the advice of the owner steve and with his bait - boilies over particles tight to the lily pads. basic hair rig-nothing too fancy.
Were the facilities what you expected?
facilities ideal for fishing . but its mainly a night fishing venue as the fish snooze in the lily pads during the day.
Were you happy with them?
very happy. liz is a great cook.
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
yes definitely . steve goes the extra mile to get you on the fish.
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes
got to work for the runs and try different tactics .but pays off espec if listen to steve .


Customer name
Egerton Party
Venue
St Leonards
Date of holiday
23/05/2008
Number of anglers
4
Brief details of your catches
low doubles and one twenty
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
maise...fruit boilies
Were the facilities what you expected?
facilities were excellent
Were you happy with them?
very happy
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
yes
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
yes
very nice venue with excellent facilities...worth a visit....we found the fishing very tough...but we did have very unsettled weather.....make sure you come with beefy rods and strong line.....i lost a couple of VERY good fish in my snaggy swim (not all swims snaggy though).....Thanks to Steve and Liz for thier hospitality.
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Customer name
Barry & Jackie Waters
Venue
St Leonards
Date of holiday
11/04/2009
Number of anglers
3
Brief details of your catches
Charlie, aged 10, caught 38 lb Common Carp and a 30ib Mirror Carp at night. Plus a 22lb Common during the day.\r\n\r\nBarry caught 31lb Mirror Carp at night and a 22lb Common during day light\r\n
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Peach and Black pepper boilies (Steve's own at the site) Also another good bait was Pepperami sausage
Were the facilities what you expected?
Probably slightly better than expected The Gite was very comfortable!!
Were you happy with them?
Extremely. The hosts were very friendly and helpful.
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yes
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes
We really enjoyed our fishing holiday and loved the location
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Customer name
Alan Gee
Venue
St Leonards
Date of holiday
06/09/2008
Number of anglers
5
Brief details of your catches
7 Carp\r\n3 Pike\r\n1 EEL
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
POP UPS BRIGHT COLOURS NOT A easy water but put the time in and you can get good rewards
Were the facilities what you expected?
YES SPOT ON
Were you happy with them?
stev and liz were excellent hosts liz cooks an excellent meal . brought hot to the bank side
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
yes
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
yes
not an easy water services were better and more


Customer name
Dan Mason
Venue
St Leonards
Date of holiday
23/08/2008
Number of anglers
1
Brief details of your catches
6 carp - 22lb C, 20M, 19M, 13C, 11C, 8C and 3 grassies of 10-12lb.
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Plastic corn. Couldn't get a take on boilies.
Were the facilities what you expected?
Yes. The Gite was excellent.
Were you happy with them?
Yes.
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yes. Steve and Liz were excellent hosts.
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Was a good venue for a family holiday.


Customer name
David Smallwood
Venue
St Leonards
Date of holiday
28/08/2007
Number of anglers
1
Brief details of your catches
Overall I caught a 30ib mirror carp (caught early morning) and that is my pb. Really the weather didn't do me any favours being so hot.
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
The bait what seemed perhaps to work the best was strawberry dumbells boilies. On a lead clip system using a size 4 barbed hook.
Were the facilities what you expected?
Both the food and facilities were excellent.
Were you happy with them?
Steve and Liz were excellent - nothing was too much trouble.
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Well recommend the venue.
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Highly recommend the services to a friend.
Excellent venue and owners. Would certainly come again. Perhaps visting early and late summer would be advisable. I experienced very hot weather, therefore the fish weren't interested throughout the day.


Customer name
paul collings
Venue
St Leonards
Date of holiday
21/06/2008
Number of anglers
8
Brief details of your catches
8 carp 1 tench 2 pike bigest 27lb carp
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
popups on the method
Were the facilities what you expected?
facilities were excellant. steve & liz brilliant hosts. gite fantastic
Were you happy with them?
yes
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
yes
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
yes
very hard venue to fish especially in the day time. need a bait boat to fish by the lilys were all the fish seem to be


Customer name
Paul Hipkiss & Colin Ford
Venue
St Leonards
Date of holiday
17/05/2008
Number of anglers
2
Brief details of your catches
We caught fish upto 32lb including a 30lb Common (PB)
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
A Bait boat is a must !! Any good quality bait will work and you can purchase this from Steve at a reasonable price. Also you need a good quality wide gape hook No. 4 barbed with a long hair (Steve prefers these to barbless)
Were the facilities what you expected?
No, they were better !
Were you happy with them?
Couldn't fault them at all, Steve & Liz work very hard to please everyone, nothing is too much trouble.
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
100%
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes, we have used Carp & Course now for a few years and we have never had any problem. Thanks again to David Gordon for his help.
This is not what I would call an easy water to fish but the rewards are high if you put the effort in.
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Customer name
Russell and Liam Bartlett
Venue
St Leonards
Date of holiday
19/05/2008
Number of anglers
2
Brief details of your catches
3 fish, 26lb mirror , 29 lb common, 29lb 8oz mirror pelnty of runs though!
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
bannana tutti boilies over prepared maize and pellets, also chod rigs - with bright pop ups
Were the facilities what you expected?
yes better, shower block very useful, cafe was excallent great food!
Were you happy with them?
yes very happy, steve and liz were also very helpful, offering advice when needed.
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yes definately
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
yes
great venue, good runs water steve and liz were great will defiently be back next year!


Customer name
colin venton and boys
Venue
St Leonards
Date of holiday
03/05/2008
Number of anglers
1
Brief details of your catches
9 fish 6 at just under 20lb 2 at just under 30lb 1 at 48 1/2 lb loads of silver fish for the kids
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
fishing close to lilly pads with scopex with robin red boillies
Were the facilities what you expected?
even better
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
this is the best lake i have been to in france steve and liz were brill run by a fisherman for fisherman this lake will be hard to get on in the coming years
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Customer name
Mike Smith
Venue
St Leonards
Date of holiday
05/04/2008
Number of anglers
8
Brief details of your catches
11 Carp, biggest 31lb, smallest 13lb, 10 Jack Pike, 2 Good Perch
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Pineapple Boilies fished over pellets.
Were the facilities what you expected?
Totally. The Gite was excellent, very clean and tidy.
Were you happy with them?
Steve and Liz were good hosts, there when needed and give us our own space at the same time
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
I would if I could be sure the work that Steve said he is going to do, has been done. The lake states to be 3-8ft deep, but we found the main depth was 3ft with a small area at 5ft, with thick slit throughout and lilttle gravel.
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Totally
Slow fishing but we didnt have the best of weather, excellent facilities and great hosts. Thanks to David from Carp and Coarse, made the trip easy from start to finish.
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Customer name
Mr A. Gilbert
Venue
St Leonards
Date of holiday
15/03/2008
Number of anglers
8
Brief details of your catches
Biggest of the week was a 47lb mirror caught by 14yr old connor! plus a few 30's and some upper 20's. Slow fishing due to extreme cold! Below 16 degrees most of the time.
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Prepared maize and sweetcorn, Nutrabaits boilies. Used bait boats. Row boat was also used.
Were the facilities what you expected?
Absolutely fantastic, the Gite was superb and the Cafe was brilliant. Steve and Liz couldn't have done enough
Were you happy with them?
Very very happy, we will definately go back - when it's warmer!
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Definately
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Definately
Steve and Liz were superb hosts with great advice about the fishing. Thank you for showing us the shops and doing all you did. Thanks also to CCFh for sorting the ferry which was cancelled due to the bad weather. Hopefully going back next year in April or later on.


Customer name
Richard Butler
Venue
St Leonards
Date of holiday
09/03/2008
Number of anglers
2
Brief details of your catches
5 Fish - 29lb common, 25lb Mirror, 23lb common, 18lb common, 6lb mirror
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
snowman baits, strong fruitflavour pop-ups work well. Bait Boats very usefull!
Were the facilities what you expected?
Facilities are excellent, with the Cafe and shower block very usefull!
Were you happy with them?
Steve and Liz are perfect hosts, helping out when needed but giving you plenty of space to relax and do your own thing.
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
yes
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
yes
A cracking venue, but unfortunatly the weather was against us with gale force winds and constant rain. Would sugest trying to book from april onwards as the lily beds were not up, making it difficult to find the spots in between them. Would like to see the owners offer a bait boat hire service. We will be going back next year.
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