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Customer name
John Hammond
Venue
Ultimate Lake
Date of holiday
22/04/2017
Number of anglers
4
Brief details of your catches
37 fish for the week with , 16 x 20's 17 x 30's 3 x 40's 1 x 50 All in mint condition
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
The most successful tactics were critically balanced hook baits coupled with a small bag of chops and pellet combo .
Were the facilities what you expected?
Better than expected !!!!
Were you happy with them?
The best in 27 years of fishing in France , the bathroom was outstanding ...
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Absolutely ..
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
With out question
Fantastic venue , it has to be one of the best I've been too in 27 years of carp fishing in France !


Customer name
Ken Mather
Venue
Ultimate Lake
Date of holiday
30/07/2016
Number of anglers
2
Brief details of your catches
Everyone on our week struggled for the first four days due to the heat wave in July, however in the last two days we managed a 40,39,30 and a 22.
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Snowman rigs or single baits hard on the bottom.
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
This was my first visit to this venue ,a very well run, beautiful lake. Both owner and bailiff are knowledgeable and experienced carp anglers, very helpful and always there to help and advise should you need it. I could not fault this fishery and will return
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Customer name
kevin mayes
Venue
Ultimate Lake
Date of holiday
26/09/2015
Number of anglers
3
Brief details of your catches
I had 10 best 47.5 and was fishing top part of lake Steven hps 8 fish best 48 steven 8 fish best 46.5 Darren ? had a hard week lost 10 fishing snag
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
talk to mike he put you right on it
Were the facilities what you expected?
o yes the best the shower is like a jet wash
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 good lake . been there 4 time now and will be going back , mike will do his best to help you food very good should be on muster chef


Customer name
Gary radcliffe
Venue
Ultimate Lake
Date of holiday
19/09/2015
Number of anglers
2
Brief details of your catches
Monk swim 1 fish 48lb mirror Willow swim 3 fish 50lb common 39lb mirror 34lb mirror
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Were the facilities what you expected?
Yes and 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'll run pool,clean and tidy.Mick was very obliging.not many fish showing except for on the willow swim and my mate still struggled their.


Customer name
Ash Williams
Venue
Ultimate Lake
Date of holiday
09/05/2015
Number of anglers
7
Brief details of your catches
3x30s best fish was a 44lb mirror
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Spreading bait rather than tight clumps
Were the facilities what you expected?
Yes excellent facilities
Were you happy with them?
More than happy
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Most definitely
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Most definitely
Was a tough weeks fishing as the fish decided to spawn while we were there but still managed to tempt a few beauties into our nets. Even though the fishing was slow the banter and good company along with micks hosting and culinary skills made it a trip to remember, can't wait to return!
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Customer name
Chris, Lee, Ian & Steve
Venue
Ultimate Lake
Date of holiday
02/05/2015
Number of anglers
4
Brief details of your catches
45 fish 54.6lb mirror aka Pearl my PB Lee and Steve also had 50lb + plus Numerous 40 + plus fish as well
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Micks Coconut boilies Crushed Boilies as well hemp and pellet mix . Not loads but steady, Fished the Willow swim Not many off willow Dam wall and far bank done better
Were the facilities what you expected?
Facilities very Good WIFI round the lake Superb !!!!!
Were you happy with them?
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Already Recommended to several
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Another excellent trip to Ultimate Lake ( we've been before) Fish caught by all and all over lake. Listen to Mickey and follow his lead


Customer name
Dave Dyson
Venue
Ultimate Lake
Date of holiday
18/04/2015
Number of anglers
4
Brief details of your catches
although we struggled early in the week we finished with the following. Mirrors of 50,48,41,41,38,35,33,32,31,26,25,23,21,21,19 Commons of 49,42 loads of Perch and Pike during the really quite times !!
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
we used micks cell mainly topped with anything coloured and a 41 mirror on a zig and lost a few on zigs during hot weather
Were the facilities what you expected?
All facilities were very good, food was very good, wi fi a massive bonus during quite moments, all mod cons available
Were you happy with them?
great
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
absolutely
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
always do
Ultimate Lake proved difficult for the first few days of our trip, hot weather , high pressure, cold east wind, then after long discussions with Mick and a few changes we started to see some results. Fabulous water maintained to a very high standard, the fish are stunning and huge. Mick is very knowledgeable and also very helpfull.
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Customer name
Matthew Griffiths & Justin Phillips
Venue
Ultimate Lake
Date of holiday
28/03/2015
Number of anglers
2
Brief details of your catches
Matthew 45.15 31.09 46.00 36.06 52.08 31.09 21.06 28.09 Justin 56.10 28.12 45.08 29.02
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Stiff Hinge rig with a yellow popup. Combi rig with barrel shaped pineapple popup.
Were the facilities what you expected?
Yes facilities where great, shower/toilet very clean. Wifi can be used all around 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
Excellent lake, Food was great. Mick is really helpful.


Customer name
pat and liam corbett
Venue
Ultimate Lake
Date of holiday
28/03/2015
Number of anglers
2
Brief details of your catches
really good start to the week with pat starting it off with a 34 mirror, pats other catches also include 44.4m,29L, 32L,34c,36.4m,32m,43.4m,42.2m,58.6m,42.2m and also a 42.4m. liam fastly followed catches include 52m 44.8m,43.4m,50.2m,36m,34.8m,32c.
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
all caught on micks cell topped with pops ups and single pop ups over beds of bait
Were the facilities what you expected?
facilities were excellent and well looked after!
Were you happy with them?
yes very happy with the facilities
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
would definitely recommend to a friend!!
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
rainy week with fairly strong winds blowing several directions through out the week.
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Customer name
Paul Meredith
Venue
Ultimate Lake
Date of holiday
14/03/2015
Number of anglers
2
Brief details of your catches
6 fish from 31lb to 42lb inc a 39lb common
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
micks boilies and pellets with sweetcorn
Were the facilities what you expected?
yes there great
Were you happy with them?
more than happy
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
yes
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
yes
fantastic lake with tidy swims and a fantastic food package if you have it, well recommended
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Customer name
Brian
Venue
Ultimate Lake
Date of holiday
26/07/2014
Number of anglers
2
Brief details of your catches
mirrors 16, 26, 27, 28, 31, 45/b new pb commons 23 and 31lb new pb
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
in the road and far margins with cell baits. 2 in the night but the rest in the day
Were the facilities what you expected?
yes, fantastic
Were you happy with them?
yes
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
without a doubt. Micky and the group made it the best fishing trip.
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
yes
Second time at ultimate lake and this was even better than the first. Meet up with 5 other anglers and they made us feel part of the group. Warm weather did make things harder than normal but still some nice looking fish. My friend needed some help and it was on hand whenever we asked. thank you everyone.
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Customer name
Jeremy Price
Venue
Ultimate Lake
Date of holiday
28/06/2014
Number of anglers
4
Brief details of your catches
Richard had a 27lb and a 44lb, Stuart had four fish to 30lb and Tim had three to 36lb and i had 7 to 28lb
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
we found it very hard as the temperatures rose and the bites ceased but find the fish and your in business but on their terms
Were the facilities what you expected?
way above your wildest dreams ( you have to experience Ultimate Lake we love it )
Were you happy with them?
Yes and some
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
all day long and believe me i am
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Mick is the best ever host, chef and the best ever fishing coach


Customer name
R Escott
Venue
Ultimate Lake
Date of holiday
31/05/2014
Number of anglers
2
Brief details of your catches
31lb mirror ..... 35.5lb mirror Fish were in mid spawn
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Fish ur own tactics and ur own ways Change tactics to suit Zigs work well 4ft-7.5 ft Bottom baits work well The fish love micks pellets Mick tactics ... always listen to him !!
Were the facilities what you expected?
Better than expected
Were you happy with them?
Yes
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yes
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes , but always check with the venue u are fishing about rules .... baits
Lovely venue Well looked after 24-7 Nice surroundings Quality looking fish Everything u need on site Mick is down to earth and very helpful
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Customer name
Ian, Steve, Chris and Lee
Venue
Ultimate Lake
Date of holiday
03/05/2014
Number of anglers
4
Brief details of your catches
44 fish including 6 x 40+, 3 x 50+ to 57lbs.
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Mickies bait and little and often
Were the facilities what you expected?
Great facilities
Were you happy with them?
More than happy
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yes
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes
Great lake with some stunning fish and great facilities
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Customer name
Rob
Venue
Ultimate Lake
Date of holiday
26/04/2014
Number of anglers
3
Brief details of your catches
5 x 20's (smallest 26lb), 10 x 30's up to 39lb, 9 x 40's up to 48lb and 3 x 50's (56lb 08oz, 57lb 08oz and 58lb 05oz)
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Mickeys pellets, particle and mickeys boilies
Were the facilities what you expected?
Very good - well maintained.
Were you happy with them?
Yes - like home from home.
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
I definitely would. There is a 60lber to be had in there for certain. You will see it soon.
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes
Fantastic weeks fishing. 27 fish up to 58lb05oz (new lake record - Spike) average fish weight was 38lb - incredible.
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Customer name
Phil Flyn
Venue
Ultimate Lake
Date of holiday
05/04/2014
Number of anglers
5
Brief details of your catches
57 and a half, 5 x 40s to 49 and a half, 4 x 30s and 2 20s.
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
12 inch links, 3 ounce fixed leads. Bait used ultimate lake specials.
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
Superb venue, excellent host and excellent week will definitely come back.
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Customer name
Nick massey
Venue
Ultimate Lake
Date of holiday
22/03/2014
Number of anglers
1
Brief details of your catches
57.08 mirror, 54.08 mirror, 45.00 mirror, 42.08 mirror 4x 30's and 2x 20's
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Ultimate lake boilies and pellets, sweetcorn
Were the facilities what you expected?
Better than expected
Were you happy with them?
Yes
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yes, definitely
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes
Fantastic lake and facilities, great helpful owner as well
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Customer name
Spence
Venue
Ultimate Lake
Date of holiday
10/01/2014
Number of anglers
2
Brief details of your catches
New lake record!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Only the 1fish caught but what a fish, new lake record, spike at 58lb
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Maggot and corn under willow tree
Were the facilities what you expected?
Much better than expected.
Were you happy with them?
Very happy
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Absolutely
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
New lake record!!! 58lb!!!! Absolutely cracking venue, mickey a cracking host his knowledge is invaluable.


Customer name
Paul meredith
Venue
Ultimate Lake
Date of holiday
26/12/2013
Number of anglers
2
Brief details of your catches
12 fish to 57lb inc a 55.08 4 x 40's 4x30's and 2x upper 20's
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Micks pellet and boilies, corn
Were the facilities what you expected?
Better than expected
Were you happy with them?
More than happy
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yes without question
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes
Fantastic lake and fish, great facilities and food to die for, the owner mick, has to be the most helpfull owner in France,top bloke
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Customer name
Joss Faulkner
Venue
Ultimate Lake
Date of holiday
26/10/2013
Number of anglers
6
Brief details of your catches
14 fish landed, including 3 x 40's to 45.8 common. Fishing was a little slow, but I don't think the first 2 days of 90 mph winds helped us much.
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Poacherbaits PRB and Fruit Frenzy
Were the facilities what you expected?
Better
Were you happy with them?
110%
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
YES
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
YES
A wonderful lake, fantastically run by Mickey, he couldn't do enough for us. The food package is definitely the best I've experienced in all the years I've been going to France. Swims were tidy and the addition of the anglers huts come in extremely handy for sleeping or kit storage. At last...a venue with a shower that actually works..!!...all in all...10 out of 10


Customer name
Mr Richardson (Ricko)
Venue
Ultimate Lake
Date of holiday
28/09/2013
Number of anglers
5
Brief details of your catches
had 2 carp out, at bottom end of the lake. 35lb mirror and a 54lb mirror called spike. fish the cell all the way. very important to fish ultra slack lines and rest your swim over dinner for 3hours or so, this will draw the carp in trust me.
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
fish cell only, bait up with a throwing stick 50 baits at a time 2/3 times a day. dont pile it all in as this will kill your chances. little n often is key. you must rest your swim every day, if no one else is doing this it can be a real edge for you to catch more and bigger carp.
Were the facilities what you expected?
top facilities, freezer avalible so no need to airdry your freezer baits. the shower is the nuts, worth having one everyday whilst resting swims.
Were you happy with them?
yep.
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
yes absolutely.
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
yes.
went to ultimate lakes for a 50+ carp and had one, 54lb mirror called spike. top venue this is and will for sure be revisiting. mick is a dimond geza, listen to his advice and make sure you fish slack lines. watch out for fudge the dog as he likes to sleep on your bedchair leave you with no sleeping space, hes a loverly dog thou.


Customer name
Pete tranter
Venue
Ultimate Lake
Date of holiday
14/09/2013
Number of anglers
7
Brief details of your catches
Over the week we had 29 fish between the 7 of us. With 2 50s and 9 40s. The rest were 30s with a couple of 20s.
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Using back lead or slack lines the fish were very line shy has it was September and they had seen everything through the year snow mans pop ups and bottom baits all work
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
Mike was welcoming and very helpful. Facilities were good. Without mikes help we wouldn't of caught the fish that we did as the week went on the fishing got harder. Three of the lads had the meal deal and could not fault it.
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Customer name
Paul Anstis
Venue
Ultimate Lake
Date of holiday
07/09/2013
Number of anglers
1
Brief details of your catches
14 fish, lost 2 12 x 30 + and one 50 lb 1 x 29 lbs All Fish in good nick
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Caught on Pineapple and Cell Pop ups over pellet. Caught large number of fish 2 beeps late in the year, seen it all don't wait for screamers! My advice.
Were the facilities what you expected?
Yes
Were you happy with them?
Yes
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Definitely Yes
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
yes
Great bloke Mickey, listen to him, he lives on the lake and knows his stuff.


Customer name
teggy
Venue
Ultimate Lake
Date of holiday
25/05/2013
Number of anglers
2
Brief details of your catches
6 catches 21lb common 22lb mirror 33lb 3oz mirror 36lb mirror 48.5lb mirror 55lb 40z mirror (spike)
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
just a standard rig nothing fancy and micks pellets but listen to mick
Were the facilities what you expected?
the facilities was a lot better than we expected very modern and very tidy the show was very hot and the kitchen had everything you could ask for
Were you happy with them?
we was all very happy with them
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
yes I would recommend this venue to everyone
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
yes I would
This was one of the best fishing holiday I have been on the lake it self is absolutely amazing and is well looked after by mick the owner. The fish was in amazing condition and mick and his son was absolutely amazing and helped you in everyway they could they was more like your mates rather than hosts they made how week very memorable I would recommend this lake to anyone and will be returning every year and cant wait to do so thanks lads.
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Customer name
Tony
Venue
Ultimate Lake
Date of holiday
25/05/2013
Number of anglers
2
Brief details of your catches
6 catches starting at 21 lb and the biggest was 55lb 5 oz (SPIKE).
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Mick s pellets.
Were the facilities what you expected?
Yes and more . The facilities were clean, modern and tidy. Well looked after and everything you need.
Were you happy with them?
Very Very Happy
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
I would without a dought . I am recommending to everyone, its the place to go.
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Absolutely I would yes.
This was the best fishing holiday I have ever had bar none. The place is beautiful and you can tell a lot of time and money have gone into the lake and its surroundings. Mick and his son are amazing they are friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable. We felt like Mick and his son was mates not just hosts they made our week memorable .Can not wait to return to catch some more massive carp soon .
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Customer name
Sue and Mark
Venue
Ultimate Lake
Date of holiday
26/05/2013
Number of anglers
1
Brief details of your catches
18 lb pike and a 34.5lb mirror, beautiful fish in excellent condition
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Best bait to use Micks and his advice
Were the facilities what you expected?
The facilities were better than we expected, shower was hot and very welcoming
Were you happy with them?
Can't fault any of the facilities
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
I would like not to as we would like the place to ourselves, but definately definately
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes
Loved every minute of our time here, mixed group but had a fantastic time, made to feel really welcome by Mick who did his best to help us catch despite the fish being more interested in another activity! Fudge the dog is a big teddy bear who loves everybody!


Customer name
Jeremy Price
Venue
Ultimate Lake
Date of holiday
18/05/2013
Number of anglers
4
Brief details of your catches
Twenty five fish including 9 fourties 10 thirties 5 twenties and one double 46lb,45lb6oz,43lb,42lb11oz,42lb8oz,42lb,41lb2oz,41lb, 40lb4oz,38lb13oz,34lb13oz,33lb3oz, 33lb1oz,32lb6oz, 31lb1oz,31lb,31lb,30lb13oz,30lb4oz,28lb,27lb13oz, 24lb1oz,22lb11oz,22lb,19lb
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Baited using crushed boilies (Five Star Illusion) mixed with Micks low oil Pellets and Micks maize cooked fresh on site to order, hook baits were 18mm FSB illusion topped using 12mm Aniseed popups
Were the facilities what you expected?
Fantastic facilities, very clean and our host Mickcould not do enough for us ,great Bloke
Were you happy with them?
Extremely happy
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
I have been recommending them since we came last year
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Weather was wet and windy but we all caught and 3 of us beat our PBs
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Customer name
Ben Gotterson
Venue
Ultimate Lake
Date of holiday
10/05/2013
Number of anglers
6
Brief details of your catches
53 carp caught in the week including: 4 50's to 52.8 3 40's to 45.8 22 30's 19 20's 5 Doubles
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Pursuit Bait MnM fish over MnM & maize
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?
Defo
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Excellent lake, friendly owner, great fishing.
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Customer name
Chris
Venue
Ultimate Lake
Date of holiday
04/05/2013
Number of anglers
4
Brief details of your catches
35 fish 2x50+ 8x40+ 30`s and 20`s
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Cell with pellets in small ammounts. We were well spread out and rested swims for a few hours a day. Listen to micky.
Were the facilities what you expected?
Great facilities No need to take any cooking gear as fridge/freezers oven/hob m/wave toaster pots and pans plates all in cabin. TV and nice HOT shower.
Were you happy with them?
Yes
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yes
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
N/A
Had a great week. Facilities very good. Lake well run. Thanks Mick see you next year !!!
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Customer name
Colin
Venue
Ultimate Lake
Date of holiday
06/04/2013
Number of anglers
8
Brief details of your catches
18 fish from 24lb up to 48lb plus 2 pike
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
tried alot of rigs, tactics and baits to start with just to try and temp a fish but ended up coming on simple stuff, cell tiped with plastic corn, corn poped up on its own and cell snowman style. mostly fishing for one fish at a time as micks recomandation.
Were the facilities what you expected?
yes ever thing in excellent condition very clean
Were you happy with them?
yes
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
yes
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
yes dave is a great help from start to finish
Very hard going for first part of the week the weather was very wet and cold seemed like we were in March not April, even the trees were just budding. but we stuck to our guns and it all turned around the later part of the week. ended up with a much deserved 18 fish houl for the party somthing we didn't think possible at the begining of the week. plenty of 30s a 42lb mirror and a lovely fish of the week 48lb common. would def be back even if it was just to sample micks food again lol, good selection and more than plenty to go round even for 8 of us. can see that the lake has much more potential and im sure as the weather improves so will the fishing. thanks for a great week mick !
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Customer name
Foggy
Venue
Ultimate Lake
Date of holiday
23/03/2013
Number of anglers
2
Brief details of your catches
6 fish 33-10. 35-4. 36-6. 46-10. 51-2. 51-10. and my mate gaz as below
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
micky;s boilies with corn pop-up with a liberal dose of corn and maggot in the baitboat
Were the facilities what you expected?
even better
Were you happy with them?
very happy
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
definately
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
yes
fantastic venue and micky is a great host.
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Customer name
Gaz james
Venue
Ultimate Lake
Date of holiday
23/03/2013
Number of anglers
2
Brief details of your catches
2x20 6x30 2x40 and a 53
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
I used cell snowman with cell pellet maggots an corn in the boat
Were the facilities what you expected?
The Facilities wer spot on
Were you happy with them?
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
I would recommend ultimate lake to anyone
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes
The weather was not in our favour with frosts and snow but we had a great weeks fishing for the difficult weather. an micky was very helpfull and a great host


Customer name
Paul meredith
Venue
Ultimate Lake
Date of holiday
09/03/2013
Number of anglers
2
Brief details of your catches
56.08, 49.08 38lb 33lb 29lb paul 48lb 42lb + 6x 30's. jason
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Maggots and sweetcorn
Were the facilities what you expected?
Facilities were absolutely immaculate
Were you happy with them?
More than happy
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yes
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes
Great place to angle, micky's a top bloke who's help and advice on bait and rigs ect was invaluable, weather was to say the least bad with over 18 inches of snow and freezing cold winds, still managed a few nice fish though
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Customer name
Kevin Mayes
Venue
Ultimate Lake
Date of holiday
02/03/2013
Number of anglers
6
Brief details of your catches
total fish 18 kevin 26.12, 34, 54.8 steven 32.4, 38.8, 18, 34.4, 38.8, 20.12, 30, 25.8, 33.12 darren 49. ali 33.8, 40.12, 33.8 peter 30, 33.
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
see mick
Were the facilities what you expected?
very clean very good
Were you happy with them?
o yes like at home
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
yes it,s a good venue
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
yes
very very good . mick is the man thank you
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Customer name
Mark Timson
Venue
Ultimate Lake
Date of holiday
23/02/2013
Number of anglers
4
Brief details of your catches
37lb Mirror 31 1/2 lb Mirror 36lb Mirror
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Micky advised us to fish on maggot, over a bed of sweet corn. Nothing was caught on this hook bait. A Honey Yakatan boilie, luncheon meat & a zig rig was used. The zig was used on friday, only when the weather started to reach slightly warmer levels. Worms was used also, but no success
Were the facilities what you expected?
The facilities was were excellent. Micky went out of his way to try & guide you any information in catching, a really nice guy, a real pleasure to fish at his lake.
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
Fishing was very hard for us, the weather temperature plummeted just before we arrived, a mixture of temp ranged from -5 to +5. One angler had a run on Sat, Sun before hooking a fish in the early hours of Monday. The next fish was caught on Wednesday, then finally another caught on Friday.
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Customer name
Jeremy Price
Venue
Ultimate Lake
Date of holiday
11/08/2012
Number of anglers
3
Brief details of your catches
3 of us fishing . Tim. Mirror 37lbs Craig. Mirror 51lbs 12ozs Mirror 32lbs Jeremy. Common 29lbs 8ozs Mirror 26lbs Mirror 39lbs 4ozs
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
We used Blakes Baits Nut Mix Scopex and Peach, all caught on bottom baitsusing Micks own pellets and a mixture of high oil pellets, bloodworm pellets, and betanine pellets, these other pellets were supplied by Blakes Baits
Were the facilities what you expected?
Yes Micks facilities far exceeded our expectations
Were you happy with them?
Very happy
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
most definately
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
we had a fantastic time, weather was warm and comfortable with scattered showers up until wednesday when the sun really came out and unfortunately the fish headed off too the shaded areas which saddly were taken by others on the lake. Fortunately we had all caught and beaten our personal bests with some absolutetly stunning fish
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Customer name
Paul Riches
Venue
Ultimate Lake
Date of holiday
07/07/2012
Number of anglers
6
Brief details of your catches
39 fish caught, 18 from Willow swim, best fish 45lb from new lily feature, fish moved up to shallow end second part of week and produced 17 fish, great fishing as usual
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Spread cell bollies in large areas, pellets in bait boats Pop up cell seemed to be best bait,no fancy rig
Were the facilities what you expected?
Yes'great Micky was very helpfull
Were you happy with them?
Very
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yes
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes, David as always very helpfull
Good improvments in additional features on lake Nice to have a proper cooker and decent TV Mickey was a great host and company as always
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Customer name
Brian Haines
Venue
Ultimate Lake
Date of holiday
21/07/2012
Number of anglers
3
Brief details of your catches
Only a few this week due to the change in weather, it reached 35 on some days.We had mirrors from 22lb - 42lb with one small cat at 15lb
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Cell on beds on Mick's pellets, spread the bait as best you can,
Were the facilities what you expected?
better
Were you happy with them?
the place was great, I had three kids with me aged 11,12 and 16 so the TV room was a great hit
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
yes,
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
yes
A very well run lake by a top bloke, Mick realy helped me make this a trip to remember with three kids in difficult weather condition, Thnak you Mick
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Customer name
Rob Bryant
Venue
Ultimate Lake
Date of holiday
30/06/2012
Number of anglers
1
Brief details of your catches
4 Carp to 53lbs
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
The Cell
Were the facilities what you expected?
Perfect
Were you happy with them?
Very
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yes
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes
Hi Dave at carp france, just wanted to say about the week at Ultimate Lake - what a week! I had a new pb mirror of 53lb and mickie is a nice bloke, He is always there to help you and knows were the best place for you to fish is. I will 100% be coming back
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Customer name
Gary Meadows
Venue
Ultimate Lake
Date of holiday
16/06/2012
Number of anglers
7
Brief details of your catches
37 fish including a 53.08, 45.00, 43.12 & 9x30's.
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Various. Heavily fed areas, but also little & often
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
Excellent week. Fishing steady and a good social.


Customer name
Anthony Mundell
Venue
Ultimate Lake
Date of holiday
02/06/2012
Number of anglers
6
Brief details of your catches
Biggest 48lb mirror biggest common 40lber loads of 30 but the big ones was not playing ball
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Cell snowman micks pellets
Were the facilities what you expected?
Yes excellent
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 photos to follow
Awesome place micks top man recommend it to anyone food was brilliant big portions


Customer name
Mark watson
Venue
Ultimate Lake
Date of holiday
21/04/2012
Number of anglers
2
Brief details of your catches
As above
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
We really done well with the snowman rig and keep, things simple
Were the facilities what you expected?
Excellent micks a top bloke
Were you happy with them?
Yes
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Without question
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Ooooh yes
Hi what a week,unforgettable for the fishing and the weather lashed it down our swim fished great all others struggled we worked hard,but we were also fortunate 49 fish to 55 1/2 lb including 1 more 50s 6 40s to 46lb including a great looking commom @42lb more 30s than l have ever caught brilliant!!!!!!!!
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Customer name
Mick (wildhorse),Sean plummer,Lee Pegler,Jason Ford,Chris Moore,Tom Plummer
Venue
Ultimate Lake
Date of holiday
14/04/2012
Number of anglers
6
Brief details of your catches
Plummer:1x 51.12 Arthur PB ,3x40lb+, 6x30lb+ ,7x20lb+,1x18lb... Mick:1x50.10 PB(New 50,aka.Badback),1x40lb+,2x30lb+,4x20lb+. Peggy:2x30lb+PB,1x20lb+. Jason:2x30lb+PB,1x20lb+ Chris:1x18lb+,1xpike 6lb.
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Little and often , wait to you have a fish then put a bit of bait in ... Seans homemade boiles seem to work for us .... Nice 1 PLUMMER...
Were the facilities what you expected?
The facilities are the best in France and Britain I would say ...
Were you happy with them?
Ultimate lake is the best of the best , over the moon with them ... Thanks mickey and young Mickey
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yes , every time I speak to my mates ...
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes , very helpful, thanks David ...
I (Mick) was my 2nd trip to the lake, and of course mickey was there to greet us with a big smile and welcoming hand shakes.The rest of the lads it was there 1st time, and what happened over the next few days was amazing ... The lodge looks wicked now mickey has had it sorted and a oven put in ,I hope to see the outside porch done when we go back next year, with the dart board up that we took for him. If you ever want to fish a lake with Big Fish and comfort of home, then look No further then ultimate lake ...
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Customer name
Rob, Joe, Burg, Haime, Flynn, Tottle, Jay & Rick
Venue
Ultimate Lake
Date of holiday
07/04/2012
Number of anglers
8
Brief details of your catches
43 fish - 2 x 50's, 6 x 40's, lots of 30's & 20's and the smallest at 19 Arthur came out twice at 51 3/4 & 52 1/2 The fish were in brilliant condition, with some real characters. two stunning linears, a fully scaled mirror. All of the fish came from the deep end of the lake
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Caught from a few different tactics but mostly either a foam balanced Cell boilie or a Cell boilie topped with pop up corn over about 2 handfuls of Mick’s pellet and 2 of Cell boilie mixed up. A few caught from white chocolate boilies at night over the same bed. Keep rigs no shorter than 8 inches to allow the big fish to pick up your bait before feeling the weight.
Were the facilities what you expected?
Better! We had a wet week and to be able to sit down in the cabin and watch tv and have some proper hot meals and a hot shower was ideal. Kept clean all week (even though we kept walking in with wet muddy boots). The food package surprised us at how good it was. We didn’t know what to expect but Mick cooked up a roast dinner on Sunday and various other good meals. He would change what he cooked depending on what you wanted so I would recommend it thoroughly.
Were you happy with them?
Yes.
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Definately.
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes.
Lake was absolutely stunning, brilliant facilities, food package was great, Mick the bailiff was a top bloke who couldn’t do enough to help out. One end of the lake was fishing really well where all the fish came from. Mick told us he had never seen the lake so one sided.
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Customer name
Danny Windust
Venue
Ultimate Lake
Date of holiday
17/03/2012
Number of anglers
7
Brief details of your catches
Awesome week. 4 X 50's to 54.06 (unknown fish), 8 X 40's to 47.12, 4 X 30's, 4 X 20's and 9 good pike.
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Live system boilies over live system pellet and some spots fed on halibut pellet. Rob Hensford had a 54.06 (pb) unknown fish on Live System. Chocolate pop up, out on its own accounted for Arthur at 53.14 (& a pb) for Graham Rowland. Spike came to live system for Tom Bernard (pb) at 52.06.
Were the facilities what you expected?
Always top facilities. More room in the lodge with only one shower.
Were you happy with them?
Very happy. faultless. There's an oven in the lodge now too!!
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Most definately. Always have over the last 5 years since I've been going.
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Definately. Friendly, informative, honest and best value!
Another cracking week at Ultimate. 30 fish out in a cold week demonstraits what can be achieved if you know what you're doing in better weather. Heaven!
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Customer name
Dave & Paul Lawrence
Venue
Ultimate Lake
Date of holiday
04/03/2012
Number of anglers
2
Brief details of your catches
14 fish Paul 54.5 Dave 54,46 +9 30's to 38lbs 2 x 20
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
The Cell over the lake pellet and listening to Mickey.
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 fishing including 2 x 50's and 9 x 30s which was brilliant for a 3 day session. Cold and stormy weather but well worth it.
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Customer name
Drake
Venue
Ultimate Lake
Date of holiday
08/10/2011
Number of anglers
5
Brief details of your catches
a few doubles and a 9lbs common to Jon 15 x 20's 11 x 30's 1 x 50 - called Spike 50.4oz
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Boilies - little and often. The dam wall and willow tree produced most of the fish. Jon had 25 fish from the willow swim, whilst the rest of us sat back and watched the chaos. Don't feed the fish till you know their there.
Were the facilities what you expected?
Second visit, so you know what you're getting. Always clean and tidy. Mick (the owner) who I think is also a french clothes designer was always on hand. He may look a bit funny with his 'man bag' but he knows the lake inside out.
Were you happy with them?
Food was great and the showers were warm : )
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
For sure.
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
CCFH all the way. 9th trip with CCFH and still going back for more! The woman on the phone is always really helpful.
Holiday catch phrase - "I've got one in the net" If you can't catch a carp, there's plenty more fish in the lake. We had roach to a pound, pike to 20lbs. We couldn't catch the 120lbs cat though or the big Zander (Zarnder if your from the south).
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Customer name
Riches
Venue
Ultimate Lake
Date of holiday
30/07/2011
Number of anglers
4
Brief details of your catches
1 x 52, 1 x 46, 1 x 42, 6 x 30 plus 8 x 20plus
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
scattered bait over small areas cell and pineapple baits best rowed boat out to markers bait boat only needed in dam area or far margins
Were the facilities what you expected?
Excellent facilities, Showers great, but could do with an oven, wood cabins are ideal if you do not want to bivvy
Were you happy with them?
Yes ideal for a week away if you want to spend time on the bank Mick was great !
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yes, we will be back
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes
fantastic lake,very changable weather made fishing difficult, but we all beat our PB
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Customer name
Kevin Findell
Venue
Ultimate Lake
Date of holiday
16/07/2011
Number of anglers
7
Brief details of your catches
1 x 51lb , 1 x 48lb , 1 x 42lb , 2 x 41lb , 20 x 30lb+ , 16 x 20lb+ , 3 high doubles , 4 small cats and a 14lb pike
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
small amounts of bottom baits , little and often
Were the facilities what you expected?
Better , the fishing cabins really do take away the need for a bivvy
Were you happy with them?
The toilets and showers are excellent , the kitchen fascilities are great , could do with an oven though Micky , cant use yours all the time
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Most definately
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Most definately
First time to Ultimate Lake , it won't be our last . Excellent fishing , excellent venue and excellent host .
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Customer name
JOHN COLGAN
Venue
Ultimate Lake
Date of holiday
09/07/2011
Number of anglers
6
Brief details of your catches
Five out of the six anglers were long experienced,to long for some,but the water was not as easy as we might have imagined.However the results were satisfying,with 48 fish being caught,including,2x40(47lb)14 x30+(9over 35+lb). Two PB's to my Son Glenn. A good weeks holiday. Recommended.
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Mixed tactics,with the team bait from Micky,pellets are excellent and the fish love um.Mostly bottom b8s,with simple rigs. Margins excellent.Bait boat not needed to catch.
Were the facilities what you expected?
There is all the facilities you would need for this kind of holiday,and I would recommend using the wendy huts for the last night so you can pack most of your gear away - dry.You could stay in them for the hols no problems
Were you happy with them?
Very happy.
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yes I would recommend it to any Carper who wants a safe, secure, peaceful holiday within easy striking distance from home. France is getting expensive on the roads,so this a very good option.
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
The booking arrangements were first class,very proffesional,honest and helpfull,all the holiday was on the label. Thanks David for arranging at such short notice.Cheers John,Glenn,Jayson,Baz,Lee,Dennis ,and Dink(photo's to follow)
Having had to cancel an exclusive booking elsewhere due to unavoidable circumstances,this was a late booking,and I am pleased to say it turned out very well.The booking arangements were easy and pleasant. The Lake was in excellent condition,easy to find with good bankside access.The Star was Micky who with a very bad back made us welcome and help us all to enjoy the week.The mid -week Birthday dinner was excellent.Thanks to Micky and Mandy not forgetting Fudge.
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Customer name
Paul Smith
Venue
Ultimate Lake
Date of holiday
18/06/2011
Number of anglers
1
Brief details of your catches
3 upper 20's 5 upper 30's 2 x 40's.one of which was a stunning 43.4 common
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Use micks boillies and pellets tactics ?...listen to mick
Were the facilities what you expected?
Much better
Were you happy with them?
Extreemley
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Certainly...already have
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
yes
excelent venue. all facilities A1. Mick the balliff is a legend. he put me right on several aspects of fishing his lake. top geezer and brilliant chef. fishing excellent. never known fish fight like these. will definatley return.


Customer name
Roy Blenkinsop
Venue
Ultimate Lake
Date of holiday
14/05/2011
Number of anglers
6
Brief details of your catches
I myself had an unbelievable week with 1 x 50 ( Spike ) 8 x 40's , 6 x 30's and 6 x 20's. All these fish were caught during the day. The rest of the party had 1 x 50 ( Arthur ) 5 x 40's 8 x 30's and 14 x 20's plus a few doubles mostly coming at night..
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Small amounts of bait fished tight to the margins . A bait boat is a big help. A few fish were caught at nigth in open water fished with a 6 boilie stringer.
Were the facilities what you expected?
Better than expected.The lodge is fully equipted and makes life so much easier. Showers were very good and it was nice that you can sit outside and have a BBQ in the evenings.
Were you happy with them?
Very Happy
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Would not hesitate.
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Would not hesitate
I have been fishing in France for the last 20 years and Ultimate is the best lake by far. What every body says about Micky is spot on. He can't help you enought and feels passonate about his fish. Listen to the man and you will catch.Thursday morning I had a triple take which resulted with a 55 mirror (Arthur ) a 48 common and another 34 common.
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Customer name
Alan Henderson
Venue
Ultimate Lake
Date of holiday
23/04/2011
Number of anglers
4
Brief details of your catches
33 fish caught. 4 doubles, 9 20's, 13 30's, 4 40's & 3 50's. Once again the fish give a great fight including the bigger fish. Spike came out twice at 51.8 & Arthur also made an appearance at 50lb also a beautiful 43lb common.
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
All bottom baits seemed to work from cell to xlr8 fished with pellet.
Were the facilities what you expected?
This venue really is a home from home.
Were you happy with them?
Never seen better.
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yes.
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Best we've been with.
Top venue & top host.
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Customer name
George Murrell
Venue
Ultimate Lake
Date of holiday
16/04/2011
Number of anglers
6
Brief details of your catches
64 fish caught, 11 pike up to 15lb, 1 x 3lb cat & 52 carp caught, couple under 20, loads of 20s, loads of 30's, 3 x 40's (43lb 9oz, 45lb 2oz, 47lb 05oz) & 1 50lb 08oz (Arthur). Most of fish came out of deep end of lake, only started moving to shallower water from thursday onwards.
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Cell boilies over mickeys pellets. Weather was fantastic and probably too hot and im sure it didnt help the fishing, could maybe of bagged a few more in the right conditions although very happy with results.
Were the facilities what you expected?
fantastic, moved to the point halfway through week and had a nice fridge for a few cold beers just a few steps away!
Were you happy with them?
Really happy, mickey really looks after the place and wants to ensure that all facilities are maintained. Food package is 1st class.
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yes, mickey really wants you to catch fish, he is chuffed when you tell him you have caught.
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes, 3rd trip with CCFH, always very helpful - Thanks again
Really great venue - Mickey is a great chap and very helpful. The food package is fantastic, i can eat a lot and even i struggled. Hard at times but with a little effort the lake produces some absolute crackers!
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Customer name
steve walton
Venue
Ultimate Lake
Date of holiday
25/09/2010
Number of anglers
4
Brief details of your catches
Hard week fishing but 2 pb.s\r\n8 fish caught, 1 x 50.14, 1 x 43 and 6 x 30's
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
mainly cell over mickeys pellets
Were the facilities what you expected?
Best we've had, in fact 1st Class . all you need is here, free showers and charging for phones and boats
Were you happy with them?
more than happy. mickey's great with advise and help, best bailiff so far
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
yes, absolutely. Go for the food package
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
yes, we've used ccfh many times in the past, no probs
Great week, great venue looking forward to fishing here again, Many thanks to Mickey and Fudge
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Customer name
Danny Windust
Venue
Ultimate Lake
Date of holiday
18/09/2010
Number of anglers
4
Brief details of your catches
14 Carp to over 40lb. 8 X 30's, 2 of which were 39lb 12 & 39lb 8, 5 20's, the smallest of whch was 25lb 8oz
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Snowman N-gage, Odysey XXX and Cell, Not MIstral Rosehip Isotonic though, lol - Mark
Were the facilities what you expected?
Better than home. Awesome and couldn't be recommended highly enough.
Were you happy with them?
Over the moon! Our secont trip to Ultimate 'home from home' lake going for 3 weeks next year!
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
For sure. I haven't stopped telling all and everyone about it!
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Awesome! Yes for sure and have done. CCFH are the best 'carp brokers' on the market!
I've been fishing for 30 years now and have never met a better run fishery or fishery owner than Micky. Top bloke who can't do enough to help. I would recommend this venue to all who want serious carp fishing. Remember the average fish is around 34lb and you should expect to catch 5 to 10 a week or more when the conditions are good. Mark, on our trip, caught 4 x 30's to 39lb 8oz in 4 hours when it suddenly turned on and went mad! I love this place and have booked 3 weeks in 2011. Ideal for wives/girlfriends too as the facilities are second to none. My wife come's every time and loves it! GHD hair straighteners, the lot! Thanks Micky, for everything.
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Customer name
Dave Joyce
Venue
Ultimate Lake
Date of holiday
24/07/2010
Number of anglers
2
Brief details of your catches
14 fish, 6 x 30lbs plus up to 37lb including a PB for me (35). 5 high 20s and only one under 20
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Activ8 gunked snowman popped up in the margins
Were the facilities what you expected?
Excellent. The food package was good value. shower and toilet excellent
Were you happy with them?
Yes Would highly recommend using the log cabins. We bivvied up but used the cabins on the last night and they are cosy.
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
absolutely. If you fancy a break from the rods I recommend a visit to the Red Lion in Desertines - very "Little Britain". Venue is under 2 hours drive
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Certainly would. 3rd trip with Carp France and never a problem
Micky was called away on business so we were looked after by his colleague Paul who could not have been more helpful with advice and a bit of tackle (thanks again) but never intrusive
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Customer name
Matt Plank
Venue
Ultimate Lake
Date of holiday
05/06/2010
Number of anglers
6
Brief details of your catches
56lb Mirror - Arthur\r\n48.06lb Mirror\r\n43lbMirror\r\nStacks of 30s & 20s
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Big beds of bait did not seem to work. All bait caught
Were the facilities what you expected?
Excellent - could perhaps do with an oven in the lodge but Mickey the bailiff lets you use his.
Were you happy with them?
Yes - Excellent
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yes - This venue is one of the best we as a group have fished, we have been coming for 8 years and different lakes each year. Ultimate Lake is excellent in each and every way
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes
Mickey the bailiff is an absolute legend, the lake is awesom and holds some big lumps. Be prepared to sit it out and wait, there are some monsters in there! Big beds of bait may not be the key


Customer name
kevin fearn
Venue
Ultimate Lake
Date of holiday
12/06/2010
Number of anglers
8
Brief details of your catches
3x40lbs\r\n5x30lbs\r\n6x20lbs
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Cell baits on 3oz leads, usuing bait boats helped,
Were the facilities what you expected?
excellent facilities on site, the world cup on TV was great!
Were you happy with them?
yes 100%
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
yes all the way 100%
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
yes all the way!
well looked after lake , a hard lake but got good results at the end; very well balliffed by mickey
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Customer name
Alan
Venue
Ultimate Lake
Date of holiday
08/05/2010
Number of anglers
7
Brief details of your catches
22 fish caught including 4x40's up to 48 with a lovely 42 common. All fish were in 1st class condition & gave a good fight. Also had 2 stunning linears.
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Most fish were on cell & mallarky boilies over pellet.
Were the facilities what you expected?
These are the best facilities we have found in France.
Were you happy with them?
Showers, toilet & kitchen area are kept spotless.
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yes
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes
Our group cannot recommend Ultimate lake highly enough, whether it's your 1st or 15th trip. Mick the owner is always on hand for advise & goes out of his way to ensure that your trip is the best experience you can possibly have in France. A 15 minute walk takes you to the quiet village of Desertines that has great english & french bars which keeps the girls happy. We will book again for th 3rd year running as this is the best lake we have fished in France.
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Customer name
Ian
Venue
Ultimate Lake
Date of holiday
01/05/2010
Number of anglers
5
Brief details of your catches
49 fish to 52lbs !!!\r\n1 x 50, 5 x 40`s 32 x 30`s 9 x 20`s 2 x doubles
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
All caught on Mainline Cell supplied by Micky on site
Were the facilities what you expected?
Great facilities, Everything you could need
Were you happy with them?
Very
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yes
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes
Great Lake, Great fishing and a top Host.
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Customer name
chris foy and 5 mates
Venue
Ultimate Lake
Date of holiday
17/04/2010
Number of anglers
6
Brief details of your catches
7 fish caught bigeest was 49lb mirror smallest was 18lb mirror the rest were in the 30's and 20;s
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
cell cell cell best bait on this ls lake over pallets for sure
Were the facilities what you expected?
facilities were fantastic couldnt of asked for better
Were you happy with them?
we were all very happy with mick the owner and the facilities
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
yes definetly
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
yes i would we had a hard week with the weather changing but was a good week overall
any 1 who wants a good fishing holiday and wants to beat there pb must come here superb lake facilities and owner BRILLIANT.
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Customer name
chris leigh
Venue
Ultimate Lake
Date of holiday
10/04/2010
Number of anglers
5
Brief details of your catches
with the fish holding against the dam bank (deepwater)mainly in the willow area and a cold easterly window water temp struggled to go above 10 c only two of our party caught any multiple qtys with tony top rod on 9 fish(dam bank) chris 4 fish the driveway bank and kev opposite the point 1 fish inc 48lb 41lb the rest being mid to upper 30`s apart from a 21 lb mirror and a stunning 27.08 common with 7 losses hook pulls and two landing net malfunctions.the next two weeks will see water temp rise and the fish spreading out to shallower water as it warms up.
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
steering away from the mainline baits carp co(tony+kev)caviar+cranberry and essentials b5(custom mix) did the damage all topped off with mickeys pellets over the top of small amounts of bait at a time either walking or boating the baits out worked for us.
Were the facilities what you expected?
the facilities were better, no far better, than i could have imagined the man (mickey) cares passionately about his lake.his fish and above all his clientelle.
Were you happy with them?
absolutely over the moon may best describe what we thought.....
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
already have and trying to get a posse of other mates to visit mickey again once i have worked off the weight gained through his excellent food package...the man even gave us a choice of what we wanted to eat day by day even cooking seperate meals for those with a not so cosmopolitan taste for food.
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
yes
top bloke! (mickey) top venue! top top food package! stunning and cared for carp ! can`t wait to get my first sixty outta there sometime soon cheers mickey(and your son) for a totally superb week away ............be lucky.
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Customer name
Steve Cosnett
Venue
Ultimate Lake
Date of holiday
03/10/2009
Number of anglers
1
Brief details of your catches
9 carp caught - 35.14lb mirror, 39.13lb mirror, 30.15lb mirror, 28.12lb mirror, 38.1lb fully scaled mirror, 21.6lb mirror, 19.8lb mirror, 26.7lb mirror, 21.7lb mirror, and 1 small Cat
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Micky's pellet in Fox Armo Mesh, or either the cell or Active8 with a few freebies and a hand full of Pellet (I used a bait boat)
Were the facilities what you expected?
The place was great, very clean and tidy, the food package is a Must!!, Micky could run a restaurant. He will give you advice on what to do, and will do all he can to help you catch fish.
Were you happy with them?
Yes, the huts are good for us tall people, all pegs are very easy to fish from and land fish
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yes
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes
Micky really tries to make your stay as enjoyable as possible, I hope to be back again next year
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Customer name
Danny Windust
Venue
Ultimate Lake
Date of holiday
12/09/2009
Number of anglers
3
Brief details of your catches
9 Carp - 23lb 10oz, 25lb 7oz 26lb 5oz, 28lb 0oz, 29lb 4oz, 29lb 8oz, 33lb 0oz and 34lb 0oz. 3 small cats and 1n 11lb 1oz pike on a Banana boilie!
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Boilies over small amount of pellet. Random fruit pop up's (banana, rosehip etc) and zig rig is a killer!
Were the facilities what you expected?
No, they were much better. In 29 years of fishing, I've never fished a place like this. So much better than anywhere I've ever been! Even my wife loved it here.
Were you happy with them?
Over the moon! Micky is a legend! Top host, top bailiffe
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yes, definately. Have done already.
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Definately. Already have.
Micky, you're a star! We wont be strangers and we can't thank you enough for your attention and kindness for this top week at your wonderful venue! Simply Awesome . . . definately the Ultimate lake! Thank you.
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Customer name
Paul Anstis
Venue
Ultimate Lake
Date of holiday
08/08/2009
Number of anglers
1
Brief details of your catches
5 x 20 lbs +\r\n1 x 30 lbs +\r\nand a PB 51 Lb ( Arthur)
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Little and often, Pineapple and Active8 Hookbaits
Were the facilities what you expected?
Excellent facilities, beautiful location, Top Fishing
Were you happy with them?
Couldn't have asked for more
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
yes
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Mickey could not have been more helpful and is a genuinely nice bloke and really knows his stuff.
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Customer name
M.ROGERS
Venue
Ultimate Lake
Date of holiday
01/08/2009
Number of anglers
5
Brief details of your catches
two hard earned mirrors.24&28
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
perfection groundbaits-red nut topped with white 10mm (snowman) fished 8ft\"ish from dam wall.small handfull scattered around.DONT PUT IN LOADS.
Were the facilities what you expected?
yes,clean &tidy.good access around 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,easy to book no problems with travel arangements.
listen to mick,we wasted 24hrs by cutting each other off.dont put to much bait in.rember its a holiday RELAX dont wind yourself up if your not catching (like i did)have a beer! it will happen sooner or later.
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Customer name
Lee phillips
Venue
Ultimate Lake
Date of holiday
01/08/2009
Number of anglers
5
Brief details of your catches
1x41.14\r\n5x30 plus\r\n9x20 plus\r\n3xupper doubles
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Best tactics were just a handfull of bait at a time broken boilies with some corn only a little though. Hookbaits were the cell boilies topped off with corn or fished with bright pop up hookbaits snowman stile. Do not get there and fill it in this may go against you.
Were the facilities what you expected?
The facilites were excellent everything we needed 2 showers 2 toilets freezers ect.
Were you happy with them?
Yes very happy.
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yes i would i was very happy with venue and thanks mick for all your help cheers lee.
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
yes
overall a difficult week with high preasure but we did all we could but in August you take your chances on the wheather so all in all not a bad week.
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Customer name
Matty ellis
Venue
Ultimate Lake
Date of holiday
18/07/2009
Number of anglers
2
Brief details of your catches
5x30s to 37lb,8x20s to 29lb,2xdoubles to 19lb..and a pb of 42lb..my catch.
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
far marginal shelf,in between willow and bush,home made nut boilies over pellet and freebies.
Were the facilities what you expected?
facilities were spot on fantastic.showers are perfect.lodge perfect.
Were you happy with them?
over the moon with it all.
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
have done already.
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
oh yes absolutely.
mick the bailiff is a great bloke.use his pellet,awsome stuff.ultimate is the best i\"ve been to in france so far.


Customer name
tony roberts
Venue
Ultimate Lake
Date of holiday
18/07/2009
Number of anglers
2
Brief details of your catches
carp from 18lb to 2 pbs of 33lb and a fantastic 48lb 8oz
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
rented bait boat off mick boated out to far margin between willow and point swim..180 yds with micks pellet and cell boilies,buy some please they are awsome..
Were the facilities what you expected?
facilities are first class,lodge kitchen showers absolutely fantastic.
Were you happy with them?
oh yes without a doubt..great.
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
already have.
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
CCFH are a brilliant company..book with them you cant go wrong.
Mick the bailliff was the best bloke you could ever meet,listen to him and he will put you on the carp..buy his pellets,the carp love em..thanks so much ultimate.
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Customer name
A. Roberts
Venue
Ultimate Lake
Date of holiday
18/07/2009
Number of anglers
2
Brief details of your catches
9 x 20's, 7 x 30's, 2 x 40's, biggest of 48lb 8oz.
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
The Cell and a Nut boilies (home made) CC Moore receipe
Were the facilities what you expected?
Fantastic
Were you happy with them?
Very very
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Definately
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Definately
Had the time of my life, obsolutely fantastic place. Mick is a superb bloke, absolutely 1st class.


Customer name
Ian Cain
Venue
Ultimate Lake
Date of holiday
20/06/2009
Number of anglers
7
Brief details of your catches
27 fish to mid 40s
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Mainline baits
Were the facilities what you expected?
Facilities were superb
Were you happy with them?
Very
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yes
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes
This was the first time we have used CCFH and I have to say that their services were first class. The directions and information were all perfect and the ferry crossings were easy and painless. As for the lake.... It is a beautifull lake in great surroundings. We managed 27 fish to mid 40s in our week, unfortunately none of the big ones graced the banks but thats fishing.! The facilities on offer here make the expereince that much more enjoyable. Micky is a great bloke and will give you as much help and advise as you want or he is happy to leave you to it if thats what you want. Nothing was to much trouble. The fishing was a bit tough at times but the weather was very hot.
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Customer name
stu, mick, adam, sam...
Venue
Ultimate Lake
Date of holiday
13/06/2009
Number of anglers
4
Brief details of your catches
14 fish . biggest 29lb 3oz mirror record small fish for lake 7lb 5oz common to sam (Spawning)
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
bottom baits, the cell and his pellets....
Were the facilities what you expected?
the facilities were the best, clean , and everything you need , dont need to take 2pin plugs they are there
Were you happy with them?
we were all so surprised at how little you needed to take . we were very happy with them..
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
like i just said already have
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
yes , we already have to people on the ferry back..
This is a top venue, with a top guy that owns it, we are booking up for next year to get the big 1s .... thanks mick for all your help... can not wait till next year mate
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Customer name
Alan Sweeting
Venue
Ultimate Lake
Date of holiday
06/06/2009
Number of anglers
6
Brief details of your catches
16 fish up to 34.14
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
double bottom baits or snowman
Were the facilities what you expected?
yes, perfect, best we have been to in France
Were you happy with them?
Yes very happy
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yes definitely
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Definitely
Have sent e mail directly to David with photos and comments, thanks for a great week
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Customer name
Anthony (terry) Mundell
Venue
Ultimate Lake
Date of holiday
23/05/2009
Number of anglers
5
Brief details of your catches
7x20s 8x30s 4x40s 2x50s
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Mainline boilies and pellets
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
Awesome place will be going back


Customer name
Anthony Jones
Venue
Ultimate Lake
Date of holiday
16/05/2009
Number of anglers
2
Brief details of your catches
Anthony Jones 9 Fish 5x30s Biggest 41lb\r\n
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Mainline boilies with a handfull of free offerings
Were the facilities what you expected?
Brilliant
Were you happy with them?
Yes Superb
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
definitely
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
yes
A superb lake with some huge fish. Mike was a legend really helpfull and a genuine nice guy. Great food and facilities aswell.
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Customer name
Al Henderson
Venue
Ultimate Lake
Date of holiday
09/05/2009
Number of anglers
8
Brief details of your catches
3x40's 7x30's 4x20's
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Active8 or cell.
Were the facilities what you expected?
Better than expected
Were you happy with them?
Yes
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yes
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes
Most of us have been going to france for 15 yrs & this is the first lake that we have wanted to return to. For a start the facilities are 1st class i.e food, showers, bait storage & cleanliness. Mick the owner is a 1st class bloke who was always friendly & helpfull. Over the past couple of weeks the fishing has been a bit slow, but you do see some big lumps showing themselves. So if your after some big fish in quiet surroundings you wont go wrong by trying this place.
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Customer name
Steve Egerton
Venue
Ultimate Lake
Date of holiday
02/05/2009
Number of anglers
8
Brief details of your catches
The group caught 18 fish between us 50 x 2 / 30 x 5 / 11 x 20
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Active8 from Mainline
Were the facilities what you expected?
Better
Were you happy with them?
Very
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Yes best up and coming venue in France
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes
Looking forward to a return visit and better weather, fish were getting ready to spawn at the time so captures were limited


Customer name
Dave Drake
Venue
Ultimate Lake
Date of holiday
25/04/2009
Number of anglers
6
Brief details of your catches
3 of us had new PB's and the total catch was as follows 5xlow-mid twentys, 5x30's, 2x40's and 2x50's
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Well this would be telling, but I fished over a bed of bait topped up daily, it took the fish about 4 days to find this but with the fish caught you knew they were on the bait, without being to crude,you know what I mean.
Were the facilities what you expected?
As I reported on this venue back in September everything about the venue is spot on if not better, the showers are that good that you probably won't want to get out, the food is amazing cooked fresh every day and its all good home cooked food and plenty of it.
Were you happy with them?
Yes,most said better than they expected
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
All ready have
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
All ready have
Mick the owner is a carp angler and has designed the venue with anglers in mind, the information he tries to give you is a good indication of where and how to fish the venue, don't overlook the tips, he is there to help you catch and will do all he can. The venue is unspoilt,, clean and completely litter and vermin free, please help Mick to keep it this way so that we can all continue to enjoy the supurb surroundings. As I said in September this venue will become one of the top big fish ponds in France with total home from home comforts so if you want to get on it I suggest you book quick.
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Customer name
Nobby & Rich 2nd week
Venue
Ultimate Lake
Date of holiday
11/04/2009
Number of anglers
2
Brief details of your catches
3 different 50s 5 x 40s 15 x 30s 9 x 20s
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
the cell fished tight to banks
Were the facilities what you expected?
yes blinding
Were you happy with them?
definitly
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
yes best ever
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
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Customer name
NOBBY AND RICH
Venue
Ultimate Lake
Date of holiday
04/04/2009
Number of anglers
2
Brief details of your catches
6 x 20lb plus 10 x 30lb plus 7 x 40lb plus 1 x 55.5lb mirror\r\n
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
The cell fished off the islands and tight to the banks. Hired bait boat made life easier but not vital.
Were the facilities what you expected?
Yes 2 showers and english toilets also went for the food package
Were you happy with them?
Food was blinding and showers and toilets were the cleanest ive had on a fishing lake and better than some hotels
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
Definitly already have
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
By far the best lake i have ever been to and i have been going to france for 10 years. No problem fish. No snags at all only lost 1 fish while i was there. Mick is by far the best lake owner i have met he showed us where certain hotspots are and even converted me to his way of tying rigs. Me and rich broke our personal bests 4 times while we were there came hoping to catch 1 x 40 ended up getting 7 between us i had a 44lb common and rich a 42lb common and a 50 top fishing top venue will be returning next year if not later this year.
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Customer name
Craig and Terry Rumens and Craig Hawkins
Venue
Ultimate Lake
Date of holiday
27/03/2009
Number of anglers
3
Brief details of your catches
45lb 8oz Mirror \"Bashful\"\r\n32lb 8oz Mirror\r\nAnd other missed takes and unfortuate losses of fish.
What did you find were the best tactics/baits?
Fishing tight to the bottom of the marginal shelf on double hookbaits
Were the facilities what you expected?
Much better, best ive come across in France or the UK Fishermans lodge is great all the facilities and more you could want. Although we didnt use them, as we had the food package. Which was brillant and definately reccomended
Were you happy with them?
Yes Extremely. Mick the owner is the nicest, most helpful and knowledgable lake owner/baliff we have ever found in France. His flexibility and williness to help is refreshing.
Would you recommend the venue to a friend?
As above this lake is an amazing venue, by far the best lake I have fished in France
Would you recommend our services to a friend?
Yes already have done and arranging a futher trip when its not so cold
3 of us fished for only 3 nights, we were the first to fish the lake for over 6 months and therefore the fish were not switched onto bait at all. The weather was awful, frosts at night high northly winds during the day. Yet this lake still managed to produced 2 amazing fish. This lake is going to be one of the best big fish lakes in France if it already isnt. You will probably not catch 100's of carp in a week in this lake, but you will catch a good number of carp between 30lb-50lb plus if thats what your looking for, look no further this is the lake.
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