Terry and Stephen arrived with their wives for a week in July. Weather was everything from blazing sun to thunder storms so fishing was difficult, but they had 4 mirrors, 3 of them 30s up to 37lb, caught on zigs, pop-ups and corn and ‘Ronnie’ rigs, all, they said, in excellent condition. They commented that “the lake and facilities are immaculately maintained”.
Tony, Brian and Geoff banked 4 mirrors up to Geoff’s PB of 45lb4oz, plus 2 pike, during their week in May. They have been several times before and commented, “Les Vaux is a superb location. One of the most beautiful lakes we’ve visited. Every convenience is laid on in each swim. The help Chas provides is invaluable, his knowledge is second to none”.
John, fishing in July and accompanied by Mal, landed 3 carp at 30lb+, 2 at 20lb+, with 2 commons under 20lb. Using combi rigs and bottom baits he had 4 from the shallows and 3 from the lake centre. They have been many times before because, he said, it is one of his wife’s favourite venues. “We wouldn’t keep coming back if we weren’t happy”
James and Richard experienced yet another cold weather week in March, but still managed to catch 9 carp up to a mirror of 44lb8oz. They have visited 5 times and wrote, “always a joy to be here. Recommend using the slow cooker for stews, etc. We have eaten like kings!! Thanks for making this a wonderful place to stay and fish – we just love coming back”
Anthony, Jason & Dave banked 14 carp, 1 40lb mirror to Dave, 8 30s up to 39lbs and 5 20s.. They were caught on a variety of baits, Live System, bottom baits and white or pink pop ups. They made it a party of 10 with family members, including 4 children from 2 to 7. They said, “the facilities were more than expected” and they “were 100% happy”.
Kevin & young grandson Lewis banked 9 carp & many roach in a testing week in August with rain and water temperatures plummeting. Catch of the week came shortly after casting on Saturday, a 47lb mirror. Lewis favourite carp was a 16lb yellow Koi “The Gite was perfect for my family and ideal for our trips to the castle, water & theme parks in Fougeres”
Robert’s party of four anglers had a grand catch of 60 carp, mirrors and commons, during a week in September. The catch included two x forties up to 43lb2oz, nineteen x thirties, twenty four x twenties and fifteen under 20lb. The tactics they used were large beds of boilies with bottom baits over the top
John, Callum, Kenny and Stuart landed 9 mirrors 24-36lb8oz and 7 commons 17-33lb8oz, during a week in June, mostly at night as the days were hot and fish spawning. They have been a few times and commented, “lovely lake and accommodation in lovely part of France. Chas in great form, as ever, with loads of advice and fishing stories, made us laugh every day
James, who was the only angler in a party of two couples with their dogs on a 2-week holiday, banked six carp from 20lb to 39lb6oz. ‘This was a holiday with fishing’ he said, continuing that the venue is ‘an excellent base for days out, quiet roads and plenty of wildlife, kingfishers, red squirrels, owls, buzzards and kites at the site - all had a great time’
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Bob, Jason, Ken and Stuart fished pop ups and bottom baits, landing 8 mirrors between them, a 36lb8oz, a 37lb and 6 x 20s. The weather became unusually hot during the week, the carp were sunning themselves and so they found fishing hard this year, but it was their 5th visit and they commented that they ‘still enjoy coming – see you again shortly’.
Alan caught his PB mirror at 30lb in July on tuna pop-up. He commented, “Brilliant place. Only one fish, but this was a holiday with fishing, not a fishing holiday” and recommended anglers should ‘talk to Chas a mine of info”.
Young anglers, Callum and Daniel, landed 18 carp between them during a week in August including 6 x 30s up to 36lb2oz and 9 x 20s. They used mostly white or pink pop-ups or double tiger nut wafters or tiger nut pop-up corn, catching days and nights