Guest Comments

2019

Fri 14th June 2019

Hello John,
Very slow this week with 10 Carp to 25lb and 6 Cats to 18lb - not our most productive week.
The weather this week has been chucking it down with rain and the water is now very discoloured but was very clear when we arrived.
Not much fish activity but Thursday night they started crashing around.
Packed up early today so will have affected potential catches.
Mark F (Portsmouth)

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Sat 8th June 2019

This has been another maintenance week for us.
Just myself and Keith here this week so no fishing.
Arrived last Saturday to 30 degree sunshine and found the fish spawning.
High numbers of Carp cruising and crashing all over the lake.
Lake management carried out including bank strengthening, tree cutting, swim maintenance, grass cutting, painting, platform maintenance and building’s refurbishment.
The weather this week started at 30 deg C and then got cooler every day until Friday and finished with heavy rain and wind.
Water temperature at 20 deg C.
Oxygen level at 7mg/l (good).
The fish were fed every day with cooked wheat, maize and pellet.
Loads of Carp showing all over the lake every day.
Large number of Carp in the shallow end of the lake at the pine trees swim.
This is currently the best swim on the lake.
John & Keith (Joint Owners)

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Sat 1st June 2019

Hi John
As always, thanks for allowing us the pleasure of staying at La Ridelee.
The improvements you have made are instantly noticeable and make a great fishery even better.
We arrived as the church bell chimed 6, quick cuppa and then set up in our chosen swims. As usual, me to the right of the cabin swim, Trev to the left and Phil in the summerhouse. We each had fish that night and thought we were in for a great week’s fishing. Sadly, that was not to be.
Phil had 4 Carp, 3 x 20’s and a 34 and a succession of fish lost to hook pulls or snags by Tuesday evening. Despite trying everything and alternating between the two swims, he never had another run on his carp rods for the rest of the week. Putting out a cat rod at night only saw 2 runs all week, with a best of 47lb.
Trev did better. Fishing across to the far bank saw him land 14 Carp and 4 Cats. 6 x 20’s were caught earlier in the week and then it slowed down and just the occasional double was landed. His Cats were all caught on carp tackle on Cell boilies. His best was a new PB of 50.08. Swapping a carp rod for a cat rod at night saw no runs at all despite trying all baits, including a string of Cell.
I fished for the cats as usual, but swapped one rod for a carp rod occasionally during the day, with method feeder and maize. I only managed one fish on that and it was a cat! I tried everything, but only managed 5 cats, 1 zander (on livebait) and a Carp that took 2 x 20mm pellets. Best Cat was 29lb. My preferred method is livebaits, but try as I might, I couldn’t catch many. The only place I could catch them from was the lilies by the bridge and they were tiny. There was no surface activity from them either, until Friday evening.
The weather was not bad. Mainly dry with only a few showers on Tuesday. There was a northerly wind early in the week which left Phil rather exposed at the bottom end of the lake. Thursday was very muggy and Friday and Saturday turned very warm.
Temperatures were up and down and, at first we blamed that for our slow week until we saw a few fish spawn on Friday morning.
As the sun set on our week we were treated to a frog symphony and the noise was tremendous. Despite knowing there was very little chance of a last fish, it was a real pleasure to lay there listening to that, whilst watching the bats flitting around beneath a beautiful, starry sky unspoilt by light pollution.
Saturday we awoke at 4.30 am to a real commotion going on out in the lake and at daylight we could see the carp spawning all over the lake. Whilst it’s unfortunate to happen during our week, it’s a privilege to see and get an idea of stock levels. La Ridelee does have a very good head of carp and we saw many big ones spawning in the Pine tree swim. The future looks good.
Please keep the deposit and we’ll be back 6th June 2020 hoping the fish will have already spawned then.
Cheers
Andy B (West Sussex)

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Thu 23rd May 2019

Hi John
Good week so far on this our 8th visit to La Ridelee.
The biggest Catfish so far is a 52lb’er which took me 20 minutes to get in and took me all over the lake. The biggest Carp so far is a 32lb Common.
In total we’ve had 40 Carp and 5 Catfish totalling 45 fish.
Most of the Carp have been mid 20lb’ers with the odd fish in the 12lb-17lb range.
Loads in the 26lb,27lb,28lb range.
It switched off for a while on Monday as the weather was warm and the fish were cruising on the top and then suddenly switched on again Tuesday.
We have been using a range of boilies and Sweet Corn / Maize as bait.
Maize has been best but we’ve also been using boilies with a 2” pop up as well and also a bit of plastic yellow corn.
White boilies have also been good.
We have been pulling in at about 10pm and so we have not done any nights so we’ve not hit it hard and just been chilling.
All the fish were of good quality and in good condition.
We have found this week best times are 7am-11am then goes quiet until 6pm-10pm.
Best swims this week were Pine Tree Swim, Cabin Swims and Summerhouse Swim.
Early catch report this week as we are going home 7am Friday due to family commitments in England.
Can you keep the deposit and book us in for visit number 9 on 16th May 2020.
See you…… cheers.
Mick H (Skipton – North Yorkshire)

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Fri 17th May 2019

Hi John,
Excellent week and we have landed 34 Carp up to 35lb. (Had 2 Carp over 30lb)
No Catfish this week.
All fish were caught during the day as we haven’t done any nights.
My son Ben had six Carp, the biggest being a 25lb fish but being a teenager didn’t get up until 12:30 some days.
Dave has had 13 and his biggest being a 35lb Common Carp.
Dave’s other fish were all Carp at 17lb, 18.5lb, 14lb, 23lb, 18.5lb, 10lb, 14.5lb, 15.8lb, 26.13lb, 33lb Common, 15.09lb and the under 22lb fish were mostly Commons.
I have had 15 Carp with the biggest being 24.9lb and the rest around the 20lb mark, a couple of 15-16lb fish - lot of Commons mix which was really nice.
All very nice fish and they fought hard.
We all missed a few and a few came off but had a very good week.
Best swim was the cabin swim but all swims produced fish.
The best bait was freshwater shrimp boilies from Trent baits.
The weather has been pleasant and it seems like they’re just starting to spawn today.
Absolutely loved it.
If you get any cancellations for this year can you let me know?
Keep my deposit for next year and I’ll be in touch about dates. (Booked for 11th April 2020)
Thanks
Rob Dave and Ben (Nottingham)

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Fri 10th May 2019

Hi John,
So far this week we have caught 20 Carp and Catfish including a Mirror Carp at 38lbs caught by Mick and also my PB which was a lovely Common at 36lbs 8oz which was weighed on my Ruben Heaton scales.
The 38lb Carp was caught from the Cabin swim and the 36lb Common was caught on a cell boilie from the back field swim about 25ft off the aerator.
Arrived with the weather sunny but chilly and the lake looking like paradise, credit to you all.
We didn’t get here until late on Saturday so only started fishing on Sunday.
Through the week low pressure came in and finished the week with a few rainy days.
We have only been fishing from about lunch time until 7pm as we come for the social, the fantastic lake, a good laugh and to relax. To be able to fish this lake, be responsible and enjoy every aspect is a massive difference for us, we do feel privileged.
Can you keep the deposit and book us in for 9th May 2020 please?
Going home happy – we love it here.
Tony S (Great Totham, Essex)

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Fri 3rd May 2019

This has been another maintenance week for us with lake management carried out including bank strengthening, tree cutting, swim maintenance, grass cutting, painting, platform maintenance and building’s refurbishment.
Kevin and Matthew came this week to help with grounds maintenance and they fished every afternoon and night from Saturday to Friday afternoon.
They caught 25 Fish in total including 12 Catfish and 13 Carp.
The biggest Carp this week was 24lb 8oz which was a new pb for Matthew and the biggest Catfish was 32lb 4oz caught by Kevin.
Best baits this week were LL13 and Entire boilies by CBS.
The weather was warm and sunny with daytime air temperature at 22 deg C, temperature of water was 18 deg C and water oxygen levels were 8mg/l (good).
Everything looking very good.
Fed the fish every day with cooked wheat and pellets.
Loads of wildlife about including Golden Oriole (flute warbler) and Red Squirrels.
John & Keith (Joint Owners) & Kevin and Matthew (Chester)

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Thu 25th April 2019 (updated 7pm)

Hello John
We’ve had another good week with 73 fish landed including 64 Carp, 7 Catfish and 2 Bream.
The biggest Carp was 35lb, with another 12 over the 20lb mark and the biggest Catfish was 29lb.
Total weight of fish was 1200lbs.
The weather has been mixed with roasting hot sunshine at the beginning of the week then it turned cooler with heavy rain and thunder.
The bait we have used this week was squid/scopex boilies and maize.
The best swims were the cabin swims and the pine tree swim.
Brilliant week again (second visit) and we will recommend your lake to our friends back in Ireland.
Thanks a lot.
Les Cullen (Lisburn – Northern Ireland)

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Fri 19th April 2019 (single angler - updated 9:30pm)

Hi John,
This week I’ve managed to land 14 fish including 7 Catfish 6 Carp and 1 Bream.
I didn’t start fishing properly until Tuesday due to the biting wind and I got hooked watching the PGA golf on TV.
The biggest Carp was 36lb 4oz and this was caught on a halibut pellet from the cabin swim about 2/3rd the way out to the island. I thought it was a Catfish at first by the way it fought and it tried to take me around the back of the island.
The biggest Catfish was about 50lb but I couldn’t weigh it as my Avon scales only go up to 42lb. My guess is that it was about 50lb as it was 60 inches long and 30 inch girth.
Terrific fight lasting 40 minutes and at one stage it surfaced a few feet from the platform on the opposite bank.
I also had other Catfish at 45lb, (approx as too big for scales also), 33lb and 30lb.
Best bait this week was halibut pellets and John Baker ASP boilies.
The weather the last 2 days has been around 20 deg C and the Carp are now cruising on the top so I’ve been fishing with halibut pellets specifically for the Cats.
All the fish were in great condition.
You guys really have worked hard and developed a great fishery.
Can you book me in for 2nd May 2020 please?
Thanks a lot.
David C (Ross On Wye)

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Fri 12th April 2019

Hello John,
We have finished up with 21 Carp and 1 Catfish with the biggest a Common of 34lbs and a second Common of 32lbs. We also had a further 16 Carp over 20lbs.
The Catfish was 12lbs.
The best bait this week was maize and found it difficult to get a bite on boilies believe it or not. Most fish were caught from the margins this week as not many fish showing in open water but plenty jumping in the margins.
The summerhouse swim was unproductive this week and most fish were caught in the cabin swims.
The weather has been quite cold this week with high pressure and winds from the north and so we have not done any nights and found our chairs frozen this morning.
If you get any cancellations for this year could you let us know please.
Still enjoyed it despite the weather and going home happy.
Stuart and herb (Runcorn Cheshire)

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Fri 5th April 2019

Hi John
This week we have caught 18 Carp and 1 Catfish with the biggest being a 53lb Catfish which was landed from the field swim on the opposite side of the lake from the cabin.
The biggest Carp was 27.5lbs and 9 of the Carp were over 20lbs.
Also had a few Roach on the float.
It took us a few days to get a feel for the lake as this was our first visit and the weather has been all over the place with hail, rain, sun and wind so we have had all the seasons in one week.
The best bait we used was mainly Cell and my own homemade recipe.
The best swim was the Pine tree swim with 8 Carp from here.
We’ve pulled in early now as we are going out for a meal tonight.
We are planning a second visit for next year and when I get back I will phone to arrange the dates. (Booked for 5th Sept 2020)
Cheers
Roy Chambers (Reading)

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Fri 29th March 2019

Hello John
Super time this week with 32 Carp including 3 over 30lbs including 2 at 39lbs.
All the rest of the Carp were over 20lbs except for 3 of them. (18lbs, 17lbs, 14lbs)
We also had 2 Catfish with the biggest at 26lbs and 2 Bream at about 5lbs.
It’s been a cracking week, the place is lovely and a credit to you.
I have fished many lakes in France over the years and this is the best I’ve fished.
We’ve had a number of personal bests this week.
Tom 35lbs Carp PB.
Steve 28lbs Carp and 26lbs Cat PB
Dave 39lbs Carp PB.
Wilf 39lbs 4oz Carp
Best bait we used was Cell and the best swim for numbers of fish was the summerhouse and the best swim for the big fish was the cabin swims as you said.
Amazing, absolutely spot on.
We will be coming back and will speak to you later about next year when we get home.
Wilf Harding (Sandbach Cheshire)

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Fri 22nd March 2019

This has been a maintenance week for us with lake management carried out including bank strengthening, tree cutting, swim maintenance, grass cutting, painting, platform maintenance and building’s refurbishment.
Our mate Andy came to help out during the day and fished from about 7pm to 8am every night from Friday to Wednesday.
He caught 11 Fish in total and lost another 5.
Friday Evening
1 Carp – 19lbs
Saturday Evening
1 Carp - 28lbs Mirror
Sunday Evening
2 Carp – biggest 33lbs Mirror
Monday Evening
1 Cat - 25lbs
1 Tench – 6lbs
Tuesday Evening
2 Carp – 29lbs Mirror biggest
Wednesday Evening
3 Carp – biggest32lbs Mirror
Thursday Evening – No fishing - ferry back to UK.
Andy used his own homemade bait with Activ-8 additive.
The weather was mainly dry this week (except for Monday) and Thursday was dry and sunny with daytime air temperature at 15 deg C, temperature of water was 13 deg C and water oxygen levels were 11mg/l (very good).
The fish were fed every day with cooked wheat and maize.
John & Keith (Joint Owners) & Andy (Stanford Le Hope)

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2018

Sat 24th November 2018

This has been another maintenance week for us with lake management carried out including bank strengthening, tree cutting, swim maintenance, grass cutting, painting, platform maintenance and building’s refurbishment.
My son Lewis came to help out during the mornings and fished from about 1pm to 6pm every day from Sunday to Thursday.
He caught 11 Fish in total all from the cabin swims.
Sunday
2 Carp – biggest 22lbs Common
Monday
2 Carp - biggest 27lbs Mirror
Tuesday
3 Carp – biggest 30lbs Mirror
Wednesday
2 Carp – biggest 31lb Common
Thursday
1 Carp – 17lbs Mirror
1 Cat - 15lbs
Friday – No fishing.
Saturday – Return to UK.
Lewis used Cell boilies as hook bait and only fished the cabin swims.
The weather this week was mixed with light rain and sunny periods and we still observed lots of fish moving.
The fish were fed every day with cooked wheat & maize.
John ,Keith (Joint Owners) & Lewis (Wandsworth)

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Sat 17th November 2018

Hi John,
Once again we have had a great week here at your lake and caught 24 Carp & Catfish in total.
On Saturday and Sunday there was heavy rain but then the sun came out and we have had a lovely very mild week with temperatures up to 18 deg C. There have been loads of Carp showing every day and feeding hard and we have lost as many as we have landed.
The 39lb Mirror came from about 20ft off the aerator and the other 30s came from the right of the island. Best bait was Cell from Mainline and we only fished the cabin swims.
The weights are as follows;
39lb 12oz Mirror
37lb Mirror
33lb Common
29lb Mirror
26lb Common x 2
25lb Mirror
24lb Mirror
23lb Mirror
21lb Common x 2
18lb Common x 2
17lb Mirror x 3
16lb Catfish
15lb Mirror x3
14lb Common x2
12lb Catfish
9lb Mirror
Thanks a lot, great week as always - very enjoyable.
Please keep our deposit and could you book us in for 21st September 2019 please?
Peter & Maggie B (Sevenoaks Kent)

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Fri 9th November 2018

Hi John,
We have packed up a night early as the forecast is horrendous for this evening with rain and high winds.
We ended up with 15 Carp between the 2 of us and this included 6 twenties with the biggest at 27lbs.
We were a bit unlucky with the weather to be honest. We arrived to low single digits and only had 5 fish by Tuesday. Things picked up slightly as the temperature rose but we were then hit with torrential rain. The lake came up a good few inches. When the rain finally stopped, the temperature plummeted again, so the fishing has been hard. We had a great time though as usual.
As you know, we are already looking forward to our next trip in June 2019 when it will certainly be warmer.
Best swim was the pine tree swim. Best bait was sticky Krill.
Didn’t see any Catfish this week.
Thanks
Craig R (York)

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Fri 2nd November 2018

Hello John,
Took a few days to get to grips with it with 8 Carp until Tuesday, but mark has had 5 today in the pine tree swim on his own.
Total Carp for the week is 23 so far and the biggest was a mirror of 31lbs 14oz.
We have fished all the swims and caught fish in all of them, but the best swim was the pine tree swim down by the inlet.
The bait we have used is 22mm tutti fruity boilies.
The weather has been freezing for the first few days once the sun goes down but it’s been glorious sunshine today. The fish have been crashing all week especially to the left and right of the summerhouse swim.
We haven’t done any nights as we are too old for that and have pulled in at 10pm latest.
The 31lb 14oz fish came from under the willow on the middle island.
All in all a good week.
Thanks a lot.
Barry and Mark B (High Peak – Derbyshire)

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Fri 26th October 2018

Hello John,
This week so far we have caught 41 Carp and 12 Catfish which makes a total of 53 fish.
On top of this we have also lost quite a few.
The biggest Carp was 29lbs and we have landed about 12 over 20lbs.
All the other Carp were doubles in the 15-18lb range with no singles landed.
The biggest Catfish was 32lbs.
All swims have been fished and produced fish.
For bait we have used a range of boilies and particles as it doesn’t seem to matter what you use.
The weather this week has been roasting in the daytime but chilly of a night.
Saw lots of wildlife including deer, red squirrels and a hedgehog which popped into my bivvy to say hello.
The cabin is a home from home.
All in all a good week.
Chris S (Manchester)

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Fri 19th October 2018

Hi John,
Only fished 5 days this week before returning to England.
We finished up with 4 Carp and 2 Cats up to 25lb but we’ve lost many more than we have actually landed in snags.
We have lost at least 10 Cats which are biting through the line and we can see lots of big Carp crashing in the far corner but too far to cast to from the cabin swim.
Only fished 1 night and only fished the cabin swims.
Lovely place.
Steve M (Hull)

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Fri 12th October 2018,

Hello John,
This week we have landed 29 Carp and lost as many as we have landed.
We have had 3 thirty pound fish, 5 twenty pound fish and the rest were high teens 17, 18, 19lbs. We also had 4 bream.
Biggest Carp was 33lbs 10oz.
The best swim was the summerhouse and all 3 thirty’s came from here.
The best bait was a new one called Kraken from Carpy Co Baits.
Weather has been warm all week with a thunder storm yesterday.
Packed up now and getting the night boat back.
Seen plenty of wildlife including deer, red squirrels and kingfishers.
Lovely grounds and lovely place to go.
Looking forward to our next visit 18th May 2019.
Thanks a lot.
Ben P (Lancaster)

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Sat 6th October 2018

This has been another maintenance week for us with lake management carried out including bank strengthening, tree cutting, swim maintenance, grass cutting, painting, platform maintenance and building’s refurbishment.
Our mate Andy came to help out during the mornings and fished from about 1pm to 8 pm every day from Sunday to Thursday.
He caught 19 Fish in total all from the cabin swim.
Sunday
3 Carp - biggest 40lbs 2oz
1 Catfish – 9lbs
Monday
2 Carp - biggest 29lbs Mirror
Tuesday
4 Carp – biggest 31lbs Mirror
Wednesday
1 Carp – 23lb Common
2 Cats – biggest 15lb
Thursday
4 Carp – biggest 19lbs Mirror
2 Cats – biggest 16lbs
Friday – No fishing - ferry back to UK.
Andy used his own homemade bait with Activ-8 additive and feeding pellet.
The weather this week was very sunny at 21 deg C mild and dry.
Water temperature at 16 deg C
Oxygen level at 7mg/l (good)
The fish were fed every day with cooked wheat, maize and pellet.
John & Keith (Joint Owners) & Andy (Stanford Le Hope)

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Fri 28th September 2018

Hi John,
Yet again a great week at a great venue.
This week myself and my son have fished the summerhouse swim and the outfall swim most of the week. We have landed 25 Carp and 4 Catfish.
Of the 25 Carp the biggest was 29lb 2oz and they were all over the 20lb mark except 2 and both of these were around 15lb.
The biggest Catfish this week was 14.5lbs.
The bait we have used was Mainline honey flavour / cell.
The weather has been fine and warm but chilly of a night.
We’ve also had 2 Crucian Carp and few small Carp under 1lb on maggots.
We are fishing the rest of the day but going home this evening as we are going to a wedding tomorrow.
Good sport going home happy.
Can you keep the deposit and book me in for 6th April 2019?
Lee B and Joe B (Strood Kent)

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Sat 22nd September 2018

Hi john,
This week we have caught 27 Carp up to 30lb and 2 Catfish at 8lb.
Also had a lot of Rudd, Bream and small Carp on maggots up to 1lb.
The weather was very hot at the start of the week up to 29 deg C but since it cooled down we have done much better.
We have fished all the swims and fish were caught in each swim.
The baits we have used were krill wafters, signature, shrimp and krill, salty squid but it doesn’t seem to matter what we have used as all baits produced fish.
It’s a Lovely lake and cabin.
Can you keep our deposit against a week in 2019 and we will confirm the dates when we get back to England.
Fantastic week - thanks a lot
Maxine and Steve H.

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Fri 14th September 2018

Hi John,
So far we’ve had 98 Carp, 4 Catfish and 2 Bream.
We’ve had 5 thirty pound Carp at 35lbs, 35lbs, 31lbs, 31lbs and 30lbs.
We’ve also had about 20 Carp in the 20-29lb range.
We also had 3 small Carp at around 5” which took a boilie believe it or not so they are certainly breeding in here.
Also lost quite a few. (Barbless hooks).
The weather this week has been quite warm.
Best baits this week were Shropshire gold, cell, and krill and we have also been using a range of glugs.
We have some nice photos for you.
Fantastic - spot on.
Please book me in for 14th September 2019.
Neil B (Bridlington)

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Sat 8th September 2018

Hello John
This week we have caught 57 Carp and 5 Catfish - 62 fish in total.
This included 6 Carp at 37lb 12oz, 36lb 10oz, 35lbs 13oz, 35lbs 4oz, 34lbs 9oz and 31lbs 8oz.
We also had 24 Carp over 20lbs and a further 2 Catfish at 40lbs 9oz and 21lbs 6oz.
The bait we have used was krill, scopex and fruity boilies.
We had 3 of the 30lb Carp from the right side of the island and 1 30lb Carp from the left side and we only fished the cabin swims this week as it’s so convenient.
As usual can you keep the deposit and book us in for 13th July 2019 please.
Kevin and Lynne G (Chester)

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Fri 31st August 2018

Hi john,
Cracking week with 66 Carp and Catfish landed so far plus another 7 bream which we are not counting as we have not targeted these.
My 17 year old son Jonathon landed a 57lb Catfish and we have also had 3 Carp over 30lb with the biggest at 37lb.
We’ve probably landed about 15 Carp over 20lbs and loads at 18-19lbs.
We spent the 1st part of the week in front of the cabin then moved down to the summerhouse swims.
We have been using sticky krill, Manila, and cell boilies and feeding with red robin and halibut pellets.
Fantastic - thoroughly enjoyed it.
Jeremy and Jonathon M

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Sat 25th August 2018

No fishing this week as it has been another maintenance week for us with lake management carried out including bank strengthening, tree cutting, swim maintenance, grass cutting, painting, platform maintenance and building’s refurbishment.
The week started very hot but cooled down by Friday.
Air temperatures were 27 deg C, Oxygen levels still at 7.5 mg/ l (good).
Lots of Carp crashing and fizzing every day.
Fed the fish on cooked wheat / maize and pellets every day.
Everything looking good.
John & Keith (Owners)

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Fri 17th August 2018

Hello John,
It’s been slow this week but we have still had 2 Carp at 36lbs and another 2 at 34lbs. We thought they were over 40lbs as they looked huge in the water and we struggled to lift them out but surprised they were not as big as we thought.
We also had 2 Catfish at 20lbs and all together I think we have had 15 fish.
We didn’t fish any nights and we are pleasure fishermen really. Some days we have only fished a few hours as we have got up late, gone to the supermarket fished the afternoon and packed up about 4.30pm.
We stayed on the same 2 swims as last week which are the 2 behind the island as we couldn’t be bothered to move.
Can you keep my deposit and book us in for 28th September 2019.
Speak to you later – if you get any cancellations for May 2019 can you let me know please?
Mike W (Verwood Dorset) (week 2 of2)

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Fri 10th August 2018

Hello John,
So far this week we have had 16 Carp, 3 Catfish and 4 Bream.
The biggest Carp was 36lbs which was very dark in colour and was caught today from behind the Island.
The biggest Catfish wasn’t weighed but was about 17lbs.
The weather was very hot (32 deg C) and not a breath of wind at the start of the week but the temperature has now dropped and had a drop of rain.
The bait we have been using is Krill and Cell.
Unfortunately my friend has needed to go home early as he has a family crisis and we dropped him at Cherbourg today so there is only 2 of us left now and so we haven’t been fishing properly.
Loads of time yet as we are here next week.
Speak to you later.
Mike W (Verwood Dorset) (week 1 of 2)

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Sat 4th August 2018

Hi John,
Thanks for a great week at your place. What a stunning lake you have.
We ended up landing 140 fish! 127 Carp and 13 Cats. The largest Carp went 36.12 with 2 other 30’s at 33.10 and 34.8, these were backed up by 30 X 20’s and the majority of other fish being doubles.
The big Cats eluded us this week with the biggest being 16lb.
Lodge swim, behind the island and the summerhouse were the 3 swims fished this week.
Thanks.
Ryan W (Cornwall)

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Fri 27th July 2018

Hi John,
It’s been very hot here this week with temperatures over 32deg C.
Total fish for the week was 51 fish including 46 Carp 4 Cats and 1 Bream.
We have had 3 Carp over 30lbs with the biggest at 37lbs caught by David. (New PB)
We also had 4 Catfish and the biggest weighed in at 40lbs, landed by Richard. (New PB)
Not bad for 32 degs.
Can you keep the deposit and put it towards next year’s trip on 11th May 2019.
We’ve all had a good time and looking forward to our next visit.
Rob M (Nutthall Nottinghamshire)

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Fri 20th July 2018

This has been another maintenance week for us and my son Lewis and his mate Jack came to help.
The lads helped me in the mornings with grounds and cabin maintenance and they fished from about 1pm most days. Jack did 5 nights and Lewis did 3 nights. The fishing has been remarkable as the temperatures have been in excess of 30 deg C. They have landed the following;
58 Carp
4 Catfish
6 Bream
68 fish total
Biggest Carp was 35lb landed by Jack and the biggest Catfish was 28lbs landed by Lewis.
They only fished the cabin swims and the bait they were using was active 8 and fusion boilies and Jack had a lot of success with snails from dynamite baits.
Total weight of Carp was 1036lbs.
Fish were visibly very active this week with fizzing and crashing all over the lake every day. Slowed up a bit Wednesday but thunder storm livened them up Thursday.
Fed the fish every day with Maize, wheat and pellets.
Remarkable week.
John, Lewis and Jack

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Fri 13th July 2018

Hello John,
This week I’ve caught 41 Carp and 2 Catfish mainly fishing in front of the cabin – No nights this week too old for all that.
Biggest Carp – 35.5lbs
Biggest Catfish – 31.5lbs
I’ve had 17 carp over the 20lbs mark.
I’ve used mainly method feeders and the boilies I have used are Krill.
No Halibut pellets this week.
I’ve fished all week in front of the cabin and best spot was 15ft off the Right side of the island.
They have been topping in front of the island but nothing from there.
I have also used Vitalin and cat food on the method feeder and Krill boilies.
The weather has been very hot – spent all week in the shade.
The water level is good still just touching the underside of the bridge and a trickle still coming in from the inflow.
Very good week – speak to you later.
John and Carol S (West Midlands)

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Fri 6th July 2018

Hi John,
Just sending in our final report as we’re packing up today to get an early start tomorrow (Sat) to get back for the England game.
After a slow start with interesting weather from really hot to heavy thunder showers in a matter of minutes, we’ve managed to tame 37 Carp and 16 Cats in total. Unfortunately some of your bigger residents have eluded us this year. However, the biggest Carp was caught by Hux at 27lb 7oz from the pine swim which is his new Pb common. Chez matched that with his Pb Cat at 27lb 7oz from the island peg.
Overall we’ve had 11 twenties and 28 doubles for a total weight of 737lb 11oz.
All swims have been fished at some point this week but by far the best swim has been Outfall with 22 fish coming from there. We’ve used a combination of boilies and large halibut pellets tempting the Cats. A mixture of boilies with Cell and Krill scoring best. As in previous years we’ve found simple bottom rigs and bottom baits have worked best.
Another fantastic week.
You have my deposit for 15th June 2019 and we’re already looking forward to returning.
Craig (York)

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Sat 30th June 2018

Hi John
I’d say between the 4 of us we had about 35 Carp between 20lb and 38lb, the 38lb caught by me and I’d say about 30 Catfish from around 10lb up to 50lb.
Everything was caught on crayfish or glm boilies.
All in all John we had a great stay and all caught well, even during the hottest part of the days!
So Thanks for everything and I’ll send you a few pics of the big Carp and big Cat shortly.
Rob and Mike (Waterlooville Hants)

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Fri 22nd June 2018

Hi John,
Firstly can I say thanks to you for allowing us the privilege of fishing your beautiful lake and to all concerned with its upkeep. The lake, cabin, grounds and fish are all in superb condition.
We had a truly memorable week and caught some stunning fish. The weather was pleasant all week (apart from Wednesday being very hot), and we made good use of your BBQ.
Phil fished the Summerhouse and had 16 carp and 4 cats. After topping out at 28lb on all his 4 previous visits he finally cracked 30, with fish of 34, 35 and 36.8. He also had cats of 38, 40 and 48. Best bait was Spicy crab.
Trev fished to the left of the island from the Cabin swim and had 21 carp and 6 cats. He had a new PB carp of 28.8 and beat that later in the week with a 31.2. His best cat was 40lb. Best bait was Cell, but both he and Phil caught on all their baits.
I fished the Cabin swim to the right and only targeted the cats. I finished with 18 cats and 1 bream. I had 40, 47.10, 48.8, 56.8 and the big one. I had no runs on live baits at all during daylight, but plenty between Midnight and 3 a.m. I caught a few in the day on pellets, but it was slow going.
The big one came at 3.am and took double pellets. I hooked it from the right of the island and despite catfish rods, 30lb line and big reels with the drag wound tight, it took me down past the aerator on it’s first run. Luckily Trev had used backleads or we would’ve had a right mess. My headlamp packed up after that, which made things even more interesting when trying to net it. It bottomed my 60lb Reubens, which I have just tested to bottom out at 66lbs. Sadly due to massive brain fade, no headlamp and panicking to get the fish back in the water, I made a mess of weighing it on my 132lb digitals. Trev witnessed it and we both are sure it was over 70lbs. We struggled to lift it up onto the scales.
I would definitely recommend anyone fishing for the cats to use strong gear. They are big and fight very hard in that shallow, warm water. Playing them too long is not good for them, that’s providing they don’t get in snags first.

So to sum up,
37 carp including 4 x 30’s to 36.8.
28 cats including 6 x 40’s, 1 x 50 and a 66lb+

Please keep our deposit and book us in for the 25th of May 2019, when I will attempt to get the big one again and weigh it properly.
Cheers
Andy B (Sussex)

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Fri 15th June 2018

Hello John,
Including the tiddlers we have had 55 Carp and Cats this week including 15 Carp over 20lb with the biggest one at 28lbs and the biggest Catfish was 33lbs. We have had at least 30 reasonable fish.
First couple of days were heavy rain and thunderstorms which limited us a bit and it took a few days to get to grips with it here as it’s our first visit.
Best baits were the sweet baits / manila (sticky baits).
Spent most of the week being lazy in front of the cabin but had a walk around yesterday and stalked a few out of the summer house swim and pine tree swim.
Packed up early and having a few beers - Finished the week very happy – brilliant.
Can you keep our deposit and book us in for 8th June 2019?
Cheers
Mark & Pete (Portsmouth)

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Sat 9th June 2018

This has been another maintenance week for us with lake management carried out, tree cutting, swim maintenance, grass cutting, painting and platform maintenance.
Our mates Brian and Andy came to help out during the day and fished from about 3pm to 8am every afternoon / night from Sunday to Friday.
They caught 50 Fish in total including a 65lb Catfish (new lake record).
Sunday Evening
3 Carp – biggest 25.5lbs Mirror
2 Catfish – biggest 12lb
Monday Evening
6 Carp – biggest 21lbs
1 Catfish - 22lbs
Tuesday Evening
8 Carp – biggest 21lbs Mirror
2 Catfish - 15lbs
Wednesday Evening
15 Carp - biggest 36lbs Mirror
2 Catfish- biggest 40lbs
Thursday Evening
6 Carp - biggest 22lb Common
2 Cats – biggest 18lb
Friday Evening
2 Carp – biggest 9lbs
1 Catfish – 65lbs.
Baits used were Receptor Marine, Super Fruit (DT baits), Green Beast (DT baits) and Cell.
Brian was in the cabin swim all week until Friday with most productive spot being to the left side of the island 40ft off the aerator.
Andy was in the island swim all week with most Catfish coming from here.
The 65lb Catfish was caught from the summerhouse on Friday by Brian.
(As the Catfish are getting bigger, recommend guests now use 20lb line.)
The weather was low pressure / thunder storms for 4 days and two days dry hot and sunny with daytime air temperature at 24 deg C, temperature of water was 22 deg C and water oxygen levels were 7mg/l (good).
Everything looking very good and loads of Carp crashing all week.
Fed the fish every day with cooked wheat and maize.
Loads of wildlife about including red squirrels and all sorts of bird life.
John (owner), Andy (Stanford Le Hope) and Brian (Billericay)

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Fri 1st June 2018

Hi John,
This week we have had 60 fish in total and the split was 50 Carp and 10 Catfish.
The biggest was a Catfish of 54lbs.
The bait we have used this week was Halibut Pellets for the Cats and Cell or Shrimp boilies for the Carp.
We have mainly fished the summerhouse swim and Cabin swims but found the Cabin swims the best this week. There have been 3 of us fishing including the 2 young boys (Sean and Tom).
We have also lost about another 40 fish and we have needed to increase the line strength from 15lbs to 20lbs this week.
The weather has been mixed with showers and sunshine.
Enjoyed it very much.
Paul M and boys (Loadham, Nottinghamshire)

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Fri 25th May 2018

Hello John,
I’ve been fishing mainly in front of the cabin this week and caught 18 Catfish and 9 Carp – 27 total.
Total weight of fish landed was 504lb.
My biggest Catfish in England was 15lb and was specifically hoping to catch Catfish to beat that and I’m glad to say that I have landed a 30 pounder, a 41 pounder and a 46 pounder among others!
I’ve also caught a 35lb 4oz Mirror Carp which is a new Personal Best for me!
Best Bait was Sticky baits Krill fished as a snowman and sometimes a pop up.
I mainly fished in front of the cabin but I fished the summerhouse swim yesterday which is where the 46lb catfish came from and the 35lb Carp.
I also did some stalking under the trees adjacent to the summerhouse and had quite a few Cats from there – Great sport.
The weather has been glorious this week and so we have been out sightseeing most days so I’ve only been fishing in the mornings and evenings. (no nights)
We have been to Le Mont Saint-Michel (Had a lovely meal looking out over the bay) one day, went to Laval another day and Chateau Gontier today.
It was very hot and muggy yesterday and the Carp were spawning.
Absolutely Fantastic Place.
Can you keep my deposit and book me in for 23rd May 2020 please?
Toby and Katrina B (Northallerton – North Yorkshire)

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Fri 18th May 2018

Hi John,
We have had 62 Carp and Cats and no Bream so far this week and I think we will get a couple more yet before we pack up.
The biggest Carp so far is 41lbs and the biggest Catfish is 32lbs.
We also landed 2 x 30lb Carp (31lbs and 36lbs) and 10 or 12 over 20lbs.
The weather was quite cold when we arrived Saturday but Tuesday got very hot and stayed hot all week.
Best bait was a new one called Bonanza and also Maize.
Best swim was the summerhouse closely followed by the pines.
I think we also lost another 25 fish so total runs was around 85.
We didn’t fish any nights this week.
Can you keep my deposit and book us in for 18th May 2019?
Cheers.
Ben P (lancs)

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Fri 11th May 2018

Hello John,
We have only fished 4 days this week due to me catching a urine infection and needing to come home early.
Despite this we have still caught 20 Carp, 7 Catfish and 1 Bream mainly caught by Adrian as I was not fishing correctly as I was feeling unwell.
Adrian was very happy as he landed a 40lb 8oz mirror and a 36lb 6oz mirror along with a few 20lb fish and the usual double figure fish.
We only fished in the daytime and if we had fished the whole week I think we would have finished around the 45 fish mark.
All the fish were in lovely condition with no damaged mouths etc.
The bait we were using was vanilla boilies and Essential Cell from mainline and barrel baits.
The lake is gorgeous and so very private which is what we like.
As you know we have been before and we don’t go to France every year but we will be back 100% in 2020.
Thanks a lot
Ainsley R and Adrian (Hunsdon Herts)

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Sat 5th May 2018

This has been another maintenance week for us with lake management carried out including bank strengthening, tree cutting, swim maintenance, grass cutting, painting, platform maintenance and building’s refurbishment.
Our mate Andy came to help out during the day and fished from about 5pm to 8am every night from Sunday to Thursday.
He caught 18 Fish in total.
Sunday Evening
4 Carp – biggest 39.5lbs Mirror
Monday Evening
1 Carp – 35lbs
1 Cat - 29lbs
Tuesday Evening
2 Carp – biggest 25lbs Mirror
1 Cat - 14lbs
Wednesday Evening
4 Carp - biggest 31lbs Mirror
Thursday Evening
3 Carp - biggest 22lb Common
2 Cats – biggest 28lb
Friday Evening – No fishing - Night ferry back to UK.
Andy used his own homemade bait with Activ-8 additive.
The weather was two days of rain then dry hot and sunny with daytime air temperature at 22 deg C, temperature of water was 16 deg C and water oxygen levels were 8mg/l (good).
Everything looking very good and loads of Carp crashing all week.
Fed the fish every day with cooked wheat and maize.
Loads of wildlife about including rare Golden Oriole (flute warbler)and Red Squirrels. Didn't see the Deer but saw its footprints.
John & Keith (Joint Owners) & Andy (Stanford Le Hope)

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Fri 27th April 2018

Hi John,
We have landed well over 50 Carp and Cats this week with Paul getting a 35lb Mirror, a 33lb Mirror and a 30lb 4oz Mirror.
Mick landed a 46lb 8oz Catfish which is a personal best for him.
We have not been fishing nights as we all like our beds of a night time.
Weather has been awesome with good temperatures and warm sunshine most of the week only cooling off a bit today so needless to say we’ve had a few nice BBQs.
I’ve had some nice fish stalking up by the gate and in the pine tree swim.
We have used a range of baits including “Fusion” but it doesn’t seem to matter what bait you use but the 35lb Carp was caught on a large Halibut pellet.
All the 30lb fish came from the summerhouse swim.
The 46lb Catfish came from the cabin swim.
We have been 4 or 5 times now and this is our best week so far.
Fantastic, brilliant, loved it.
As usual, can you keep our deposit and we will sort out our dates for next year and be in touch when we get back.
Cheers.
Tony S, Paul and Mick (Rainham Essex)

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Fri 20th April 2018

Hello John,
Fantastic week here this week with 41 Carp and 4 Catfish landed.
Biggest Carp was 36lb (My personal Best!) but I lost a bigger one yesterday - had it on for a while but came off. Biggest Catfish was 40lb.
The best bait was Trent baits freshwater shrimp boilies.
The best swim was the pine tree swim down the shallow end.
Weather has been red hot this week and yesterday some of the Carp were cruising around with their backs out of the water and I tried a dog biscuit but they didn’t want to know. I’ve had 6 stalking on the bank by the summer house swim.
Beautiful lake and some lovely wildlife - loved it.
Looking forward to our next visit July 2018.
Thanks a lot.
Rob M (Nottinghamshire)

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Fri 13th April 2018

Hi John
Weather has been very cold and very wet all week but I managed to get 4 Commons to 22lbs 6oz and young grandson Nathan managed 2 Mirrors to 28lbs 4oz and 1 Cat at 25lbs.
The fish have been crashing all over the lake all week but they didn’t seem to be bothered about feeding.
Enjoyed it all the same, will recommend La Ridelee to my friends
Thank you once again
David P (Nottingham)

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Fri 6th April 2018

Hello John
I have caught 8 carp up to 35lbs 4ozs, despite the cold rain this week which has held it back a bit.
I’ve had a couple of near misses with the bigger carp on previous trips, but boy, was my luck in this trip!
Thursday I caught a magnificent, scale perfect, fin perfect 30lb-12oz common!
32.5 inches nose to fork of tail, and 29 inch girth.
It was such a slow, stuttering take and long steady runs, that I expected a catfish - nearly had a heart attack when it neared the net!
Hook came out in the net..... must buy some lottery tickets!
I had no idea such big commons were in your lake - a really fantastic fish.
I have caught bigger carp, but this beauty was my biggest since 2008, so it was a big surprise. You forget how amazing a big common looks after years.
I caught it from the cabin swim on a boilie called “nutcracker” by Urban baits.
I had a 23lb 10oz mirror from the summerhouse on Wednesday, but moved back to the cabin area after no action behind the island - so a good move as it turned out.
I have caught 8 in total, while fishing from 11am to 7pm (no nights) in the cooler and wet conditions.
Then saved the best to last on Friday with a 35lb 4ozs mirror on the same bait and same swim.
The fish was 31 inches nose to fork of tail and 31 inches girth.
I guess they keep in this great condition due to you feeding them wheat and maize through the winter.
Not caught fish like this for 10 years, all in great condition.
Can you book me in for 13th April 2019 please?
Cheers,
David C (Ross on Wye)

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Fri 30th March 2018

Hi John,
Up to tonight I have had 19 Carp to 28.5lbs and 1 Bream.
Eight of the Carp were over 20lbs and the smallest Carp was 15lbs.
I hooked a big Catfish and had it on for some time but couldn’t stop it.
I fished in front of the cabin to the far bank and out towards the summerhouse in mid water.
The best bait was cell.
I only fished in the daytime and evenings pulling in at about 10pm.
We have had a lot of rain this week and the lake is right up the top.
Thanks a lot.
David and Lauren (Billingham)

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Sat 24th March 2018

This has been a maintenance week for us with lake management carried out including bank strengthening, tree cutting, swim maintenance, grass cutting, painting, platform maintenance and building’s refurbishment.
Our mate Andy came to help out during the day and fished from about 3pm to 10pm every night from Monday to Friday.
He caught 9 Fish in total.
Monday
2 Carp - 17lbs & 28lbs
Tuesday
3 Carp – 15lbs, 20lbs, 31lbs
Wednesday
1 Carp - 22lbs Mirror
Thursday
1 Carp - 13lb Mirror
1 Cat – 23lb
Friday
1 Carp – 24lbs.
Andy used his own homemade bait with Activ-8 additive and fished mainly to the island in front of the cabin and the shallow end swim.
The weather was cold & wet this week with daytime air temperature at 8deg C, temperature of water was 6 deg C and water oxygen levels were 11mg/l (very good).
John & Keith (Joint Owners) & Andy (Stanford Le Hope)

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Mon 26th February 2018

This week was another maintenance week for us with lake netting carried out to remove the bream before they become a problem.
Other work was also done including cutting trees, bank strengthening, painting of buildings, and grass cutting.
Improvements were also carried out in the cabin including a new satellite system.
Fed the carp with cooked wheat and maize every day.
Good luck to all who have booked for this year.
John and Keith (owners)

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2017

Sat 9th December 2017

This was another maintenance week for us with mainly snag removal work carried out in the lake and tree cutting with some minor improvements done including new TV and new hob fitted in the cabin.
The weather was very mild this week with daytime temperatures at around 14 deg c and sunny and some light rain during the evenings.
The carp were very active this week with fish still jumping clean out of the water and actively looking to feed with large clouds of silt being stirred up to the surface every day.
Catfish were also actively hunting the shoals of roach into “bait balls” which I’ve not seen before.
Fed the fish every day with cooked wheat and maize.
Lots of wildlife about including deer, herons, buzzards, owls, kingfishers and rabbits.
Also saw an egret which I’ve not seen before.
Good luck to all who have booked for 2018.
Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
John and Keith (owners)

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Sat 18th November 2017

This has been another maintenance week for us with lake management carried out including bank strengthening, tree cutting, swim maintenance, grass cutting, painting, platform maintenance and building’s refurbishment.
Our mate Andy came to help out during the mornings and fished from about 1pm to 6pm every day from Monday to Thursday.
He caught 10 Fish in total all from the cabin swim.
Monday
2 Carp - biggest 25lbs Mirror
Tuesday
4 Carp – biggest 36lbs Mirror
Wednesday
1 Cat – 33lb
1 Carp – 30lb Common
Thursday
1 Carp – 19lbs Mirror
1 Cat - 16lbs
Friday – No fishing - ferry back to UK.
Andy used his own homemade bait with Activ-8 additive and feeding pellet.
The weather this week was very sunny mild and dry.
The fish were fed every day with cooked wheat & maize.
John & Keith (Joint Owners) & Andy (Stanford Le Hope)

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Fri 10th November 2017

Hi John,
This week we have caught 19 Carp & 2 Catfish which we think is pretty good as we have only fished for four and half days. This included 4 Carp over 30 at 31lbs, 32lbs, 34.5lbs and 36lbs which is my new personal best.
We didn’t fish Tuesday as it was my mum’s birthday and we took her to Laval and found a really nice restaurant.
The best swims were the cabin swims where myself and Mike fished.
Best baits were sweet baits and Pacific tuna and Manila boilies fished with pop ups.
The weather has been mixed with Monday being very warm but chilly nights with a bit of light rain thrown in.
The lake and grounds are well kept and very nice.
We are leaving after lunchtime today (Friday) and going home early as we have a family function in England Saturday.
Good week thanks a lot.
Carol G and family (Ferndown Dorset)

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Fri 3rd November 2017

Hi John,
I’m the only one fishing this week as my mate has had the Delhi belly all week and has only fished for 4 hours but I have had 20 Carp including 1 fish at 36lbs and a second fish at 32lbs.
Another 6 of these were over 20lbs. The 32lb fish was a lovely common.
I’ve also had 4 Catfish up to 18lbs.
Best bait was active 8 and I have been feeding with maize, Vitalin and pellets.
I only fished mornings and afternoons this week and no nights.
The weather this week has been a bit chilly at the start of the week but it’s now turned very mild with heavy mist coming off the lake.
Best swim this week was the summerhouse swim but I’ve also had some out of the pines and cabin swims.
I think with 2 of us fishing this week we would have had over 40 fish.
Looking forward to our next trip to la ridelee in May 2018.
Mick H (Skipton)

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Sat 28th October 2017

Hi John,
Here’s our final report as both Trev and Phil had fish on Friday night.
Phil fished the summerhouse swim and went for Carp during the day and put one Cat rod out at night with halibut pellets on. He had 17 carp in total and, for the fourth week there, managed a best of 28lbs. He just can’t seem to get a 30 but did lose one at least that size. He also had 7 Cats to 35lbs and lost a bigger one that headed for the island. He had a couple of sleepless nights due to the hedgehog family under the summerhouse but his snoring soon scared them off.
Trev fished to the left of the cabin swim. He concentrated on Carp but swapped one rod at night for the Cats, also using halibut pellet. He finished with 16 Carp with a PB Mirror of 26.09. He also had 3 20+ Commons that were gorgeous and were what he really wanted to catch. He also had 6 Cats to 45.08. All but one were over 20lbs. He only had one Carp in the morning, with most fish coming out after 3 p.m.
I fished to the right of the cabin swim and only fished for Cats, mainly using live baits but also normally had one rod out on pellets. Sadly the Cats didn’t play ball during the day, although Phil and Trev had one each on boilies, so I amused myself by catching Roach and Rudd. I had 7 Cats to 53lbs. The 53 came on a single pellet on Monday night and was followed by a 44.04 two hours later. I only had one run during the day and that was a Pike. Although it was only 12lbs it was one of the longest I have ever caught at over 42” long. In good condition it would have been 25 – 30lbs.
In total we had 33 Carp, 20 Cats, 1 Pike and a Bream, with a lot of missed runs (by me) and a few lost. We are lazy anglers and didn’t move swims, and we had no doubt we could’ve had more by moving during the day.
Weather was as you expect for late October. Showery up until Tuesday then dry and warm with very misty mornings.
The lake, grounds and cabin were as lovely as ever. The fish were all in excellent condition, which is a credit to your management and all the anglers that fish there.
We are all sure we will never tire of going to La Ridelee and are already looking forward to our week in June. Maybe Phil will finally get his 30 then!
Great time - Can you keep my deposit and put it towards our next trip 16th June 2018.
Cheers
Andy B (Pulborough, West Sussex)

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Fri 20th October 2017

Hello John,
This week we’ve managed to land 61 Carp, 6 Catfish and 5 Bream and we think we have lost as many as we have landed.
Biggest Carp landed was 41lb and we had 2 of these and we know they are different fish as one of them has a large C scale on its back.
Biggest Catfish was 42lbs.
The best swim was the pine tree swim and 33 Carp have come out of here including one at 34lb.
The least productive swim this week was the island swim although the 42lb & 30lb Catfish came from here.
The two 41lb Carp came out of the summerhouse swim.
The weather started off nice at the beginning of the week but yesterday we had a heavy downpour and we have been trying to get everything dry today.
The baits we have used were Cell, Krill from CCW and Vanilla from sticky baits and maize.
Yves came to the lake yesterday and we had a chat with him and today we went to Laval for a look around.
Once again, excellent, spot on.
We have some good photos for you.
Neil B (Bridlington)

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Fri 13th October 2017

Hello John,
We’ve had a brilliant week with 30 Carp up to 42lbs 3oz and Phil also landed two Catfish up to 34lbs 10oz.
We are normally hard core, 24hr per day anglers but we have been pulling in at 10pm every night and chilling out to fully make use of the excellent cabin which you have here.
We’ve fished in front of the cabin all week as the swims are so comfortable and convenient.
The weather has been muggy this week with no breeze and very unusual for October.
All the fish were very hard fighting and we have really enjoyed it.
One of the things we like about it here is that all the swims are different and everything is kept nice – exactly as I would keep it if it were mine.
Can you keep my deposit and book me in for 12th October 2019.
Cracking place – Spot on – Things could not have been better.
Chris & Phil (Redditch)

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Fri 6th October 2017

Hi john,
We have finished the week with a total of 33 Carp including 16 over 20lbs, 2 Catfish and 6 Bream.
The biggest Carp we didn't weigh as we forgot to, believe it or not, as we were so concerned to get a good photo and get it back in the water. But it's a known fish as there is a photo in the cabin and we know it was weighed at 42lb before spawning so we estimate that it was about 38lb.
We have been using maize and partials and 18mm boilies of chocolate and banana flavour.
Also stalked a few out in the pines swim and a couple of others around the lake.
Also hooked one of the big cats but couldn't stop it and snapped me up even though I was using 18lb line. Also had one of the ghostie Carp at about 18lbs which hasn't been caught for about 4 years.
All in all a great week and looking forward to returning for visit number 3 - photos to follow.
Chris and Steve (Manchester)

Tue 3rd October 2017

(interim report- due to owners holidays)
Hello john,
It's all going well so far until today, Tuesday 3.10.17 with 20 carp landed so far up to 29lb plus 2 catfish up to 15lb plus 6 bream.
Me and Steve are both fishing in the cabin swims with Steve fishing to open water to the right of the island which is where the 29lb fish came from and I'm fishing to the left of the island to 25ft off the far bank.
Just before you rang we have had a nice brace of 20 pounders on a double take and have a nice photo for you.
We think this is a hungry lake and the trick is to feed with plenty of bait.
Speak to you Friday with a full catch report.
Chris and Steve (Manchester)

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Fri 29th September 2017

Hi John
This week we have landed 29 Carp and Catfish in total.
Our largest Carp was 30lb (2 of these) and the largest Catfish was 25lb. (2 of these also).
We don’t fish nights at our age and have been pulling in at 10-11pm every night.
The early part of the week was hard going with very humid conditions and high pressure but we have now had a heavy downpour which has livened them up and there are fish rolling in front of us.
Good week and we are going home happy.
Can you book us in for 2 weeks next year from 4th – 18th July 2018?
Mike W (Verwood – Dorset)

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Sat 23rd September 2017

This has been another maintenance week with lake management carried out including, tree cutting, swim maintenance, grass cutting, fence maintenance, platform repairs, bridge repairs, cabin repairs and painting.
The weather has been very sunny and pleasant with zero breeze this week with temperatures around 18-25 deg C.
Needed to take the lake water level down 2" due to heavy rain last week.
Oxygen levels were good at 8mg/l.
Kevin from last week was going to stay for another week to help with the work this week but needed to go home due to family emergency, so no fishing this week.
Fed the fish every day with cooked wheat and maize.
Lake & grounds looking very good and lots of fish showing every day.
John (Owner)

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Fri 15th September 2017

Hello John,
We’ve Caught 48 Carp up to 35lbs and 20 Catfish up to 45lbs this week.
We also had 5 Bream all around the 4lb mark.
We only fished in front of the cabin for convenience and as we were catching there was no reason to move.
The weather has been very changeable with wind, heavy rain and sunshine.
Best bait has been fruity boilies for Carp and Scopex for the Cats.
I’ve also put in about 30kg of pellet for the Cats.
All in all fishing’s been good but weather could have been better.
Can you keep the deposit & book us in for 1st September 2018?
Thanks a lot.
Mr & Mrs Kevin & Lynne G

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Fri 8th September 2017

Hi John,
This week we have caught 39 Carp, 13 Catfish and 11 bream.
Biggest Carp goes to Kev at 41lb which is his PB and was caught on his birthday!
We have also had Carp at 39lbs, 33lbs and 30lbs plus 14 over 20lbs.
Biggest Catfish was 40lb which was landed by me.
I also had another catfish at 33lbs plus 2 over 20lbs.
The weather has been very mixed with it being very humid with no air on Tuesday and today its lashing down with rain.
We fished together as we broke a net so we only had one between us.
We spent every day in front of the cabin but we moved to the pine tree swim in the shallow end this morning and Kev had 102lb of Carp in 4 hours and I had 75lb in the same period of time.
Best Bait this week was 24mm Shrimp and Krill and also Manila boilies.
All the fish except 1 were in perfect condition. We treated the single odd one with the Carp Care ointment.
We were using 15lb line but still got snapped up 5 times (not in snags) by fish making strong runs.
Probably better to use 18lb line next time.
Unfortunately we can’t come next year but can you book us in for 7th September 2019 please?
Very enjoyable.
Alistair and Kev (Litchfield Staffs)

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Fri 1st September 2017

Hello John,
We’ve had 69 Carp up to 31lbs 2oz and 20 Catfish up to 34lbs this week.
The weather was very hot until Tuesday with temperatures at around 36 deg C but on Wednesday it cooled down with some welcome rain which then livened up the fish.
The fishing has been better during the night mainly due to the heat and the best swim was the one behind the island.
Best bait this week was Hybrid but we have also caught fish on Robin Red, Krill and Halibut Pellets.
We also used a lot of Pellet.
Yves came round on Thursday and brought us a bottle of his famous homemade Calvados apple brandy which was very good. He started to cut the grass but had to give up as it started to rain again!
We would like to come back next year and will be in contact in the next couple of weeks to see what dates you have left.
It’s been a very good week, thanks a lot.
Daniel L (Maidstone Kent)

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Fri 25th August 2017

Hello John,
We’ve had a brilliant - fantastic time with 61 Carp up to 30lb 1oz and 6 Catfish up to 26lb and the weather this week has been beautiful.
We have had 21 Carp over the 20lb mark.
All the fish were unbelievably hard fighting so it was just as well we increased the line this year to 18lb.
My son Arthur was very impressed that you had framed and put the page / photo with his 38lb PB carp which was the article in “Crafty Carper” from last year.
The 1st thing he did when we got here was phone his mum to tell her!
We have fished mainly in front of the cabin to about 20ft off the far bank and also about 10ft off the left side of the island where most fish have been caught. This week the right side of the island was less productive.
We also fished the pine tree swim and had a couple of carp from there.
We have fished just 2 rods most of the time due to double takes and have fished mainly in the daytime only.
Best bait was manila boilies.
We went out one day to the excellent swimming pool in Meslay du Maine.
The grounds are looking really good with all the walkways and fields freshly cut.
Safe to say fantastic week - Really enjoyed it.
We can’t come next year as we are moving house but can you book us in for 17th August 2019 please?
Peter G and Son Arthur (Sheffield)

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Sat 19th August 2017

This has been another maintenance week for us with lake management carried out including swim maintenance, grass cutting, bush & tree cutting, various other repairs and painting.
The weather has been mixed this week with sun & rain with temperatures up to 26 deg C.
Water level is still very good (Lake full -Came up 2” this week) and Lake Oxygen levels were still good at 7.0mg/l.
My son Lewis & his mate Michael came to help with the work this week in the daytime and also did some fishing for a few hours on 4 evenings only. (No Nights- 3 rods only between them)
They have had 10 Carp up to 31lbs (2 over 30lbs) and 3 Bream around 4lbs.
They also lost a further 15 fish due to straightened hooks and thrown hooks!
They only fished in front of the cabin for convenience.
The fish were fed every day with cooked wheat and maize.
Lots of Carp observed jumping & fizzing all over the lake.
John (Owner) Lewis & Michael

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Fri 11th August 2017

Hi John,
I have struggled a bit this week as we have had lots of heavy rain so much so that my scales have packed up with water ingress.
I have caught 16 Carp, 1 small Catfish and 1 Bream.
I have had one Carp at 32lbs before the scales packed up but I have had 2 bigger than this and one was possibly a 40lb fish but as I said I couldn’t weigh it.
It’s gone a bit quiet in front of the Cabin so I have moved around to the pine tree swim and then the summerhouse swim and picked up a couple.
Can you keep my deposit and book me in for the same 2 weeks in 2019. (27.7.19 - 10.8.19)
Mr & Mrs Malcolm F (Dartford Kent – week 2 of 2)

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Fri 4th August 2017

Hello John
It's lovely here.
I have caught 36 Carp including 3 X 30’s up to 38lbs 9oz and 6 X 20’s plus 2 small Cats and 1 Bream.
On Monday it went mad with 12 fish in the daytime including some double takes.
At one point I had 2 fish in 8 minutes.
I have only done 1 night as they are feeding in the day.
Really enjoyable
Mr & Mrs Malcolm F (Dartford, Kent) - Week 1 of 2

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Fri 28th July 2017

Hi John,
Brilliant week with over 50 fish caught as follows;
40lb plus Carp = 3 (Biggest 42.5lbs)
30lb plus Carp = 3 (Biggest 35lb – two of these)
20lb plus Carp = 11
12lb – 19lb Carp = 18
Under 11lb Carp = 6
Catfish = 2 cats at 50lbs and 31lbs
Tench = 3 all about 4lbs
Bream = 4
I’ve fished in front of the cabin all week during the daytime only – No nights this week.
I’ve fished to the right and left of the island but the left side produced more fish.
I’ve also fished about 20 feet off the far bank to the left of the island which has also produced a lot of fish. I have used method feeders on 2 out of the 3 rods and the boilies I have used are krill.
I have also used Vitalin and cat food with the method feeder.
Magic week and can you keep my deposit and book me in for 7th July 2018.
John and Carol S (West Midlands)

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Fri 21st July 2017

Hi John,
Started slow this week although I did get a 41lb Carp and two over 30lb plus Carp early on.
Then it took off and went berserk and had well over 51 Carp including 24 over 20lbs and 2 Bream this week.
At one point I even had to stop fishing 3 rods due to double takes.
I did a bit of course fishing as well and caught plenty of fish.
Lindsay says the cabin is great. (I think she was expecting a wooden hut – ha ha)
Can you book me in for 21st July 2018?
Regards
Mr & Mrs Stuart P (Runcorn)

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Fri 14th July 2017

Hello John,
The lake and grounds are fantastic and a real credit to you.
I’ve only been fishing for 4 days (no nights & wife doesn’t fish) and we have made a visit one day to the Zoo and another day done a bit of shopping as well but have still had 53 runs.
I’ve caught 15 Carp up to 32lbs 7oz (PB) and I wanted to break my 30lb barrier so I’m well chuffed.
I’ve also had 23 Bream up to 8lb and 2 Cats at about 6lb.
Best baits were Krill boilies from sticky baits and I’ve been feeding with hemp.
The weather has been mixed with a couple of very hot days with a couple of downpours and then cloudy and humid but I still managed to get burnt!
We have loved it.
Can you keep my deposit & book me in for 7th July 2018?
Thanks again,
Mr & Mrs Iain S (Berkshire)

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Sat 8th July 2017

This has been another maintenance week for us with lake management carried out including swim maintenance, grass cutting, bush & tree cutting, various other repairs and painting.
The weather has been very hot this week with temperatures up to 30 deg C.
Water level is still very good and lake Oxygen levels were still good at 7.5mg/l.
Kevin & Daren came to help with the work this week in the daytime and also did some fishing in the afternoons & nights.
Between them they have had 41 Carp up to 25.5lbs (8 over 20lbs) and 15 bream up to 8lbs.
They tested all the swims except in front of the cabin and all swims fished produced fish.
The fish were fed every day with cooked wheat and maize.
John (Owner) Kevin & Daren (Chester)

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Fri 30th June 2017

Hello John,
Started slow this week probably due to very hot weather last week, but picked up after heavy rain Tuesday which hasn’t stopped much since. We’ve now had around 60 runs and landed 39 Carp and 1 Catfish up to 5pm today.
We’ve had two 30lb fish (biggest 35lbs), five 20lb fish and the rest mostly doubles. I’ve spent all week in the summerhouse swim and my son in the swim the other side of the outfall.
The place is spot on but we were unlucky with the weather.
Graham L (Cheshire)

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Fri 23rd June 2017

Hi John,
We have had a brilliant week with 78 Fish hooked and 49 landed despite very hot temperatures of 33 degrees C.
The fishing was tough until Wednesday due to the excessive temperatures with the fish feeding mainly from dusk until dawn.
However once it cooled down it improved and we’ve landed 49 fish.
We’ve had 42 Carp, 6 Cats and 1 Bream. The biggest Carp at 28lbs 8oz and the biggest Cat 17lbs.
Most of the fish caught on 15mm or 18mm boilies. We’re using a mixture of boilies, but Cell is the best.
We have had 7 Carp over 20lbs, 26 doubles and 9 singles.
We’ve also hooked your monster Catfish and it’s a real beast. Its 6ft long and 2.5ft wide.
My mate was using 20lb line when he hooked it and it jumped clean out of the water after my mate had had it on for some time and snapped the line.
As we talk he is having a lay down in the cabin to recover!!!
Can you keep my deposit and book me in for 30th June 2018?
Thanks a lot.
Craig R (York)

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Sat 17th June 2017

Hi John,
Here is an update as we had a good night after I spoke to you on Friday, including my new PB Cat of 33.04.
Our final total for the week was;
64 runs
27 carp to 28.04 (3 x 20's)
11 cats to 33.04 (3 x 30's 5 x 20's)
2 bream
Roach & Rudd - loads
Best bait for Phil was Manilla Wafters. For me it was Method feeder and maize for Carp and popped up live baits fished on simple running ledger rigs for Cats. Cats were feeding during the day too, but were dropping the baits quite often, hence a lot of missed runs. We also lost a few good fish in the snags or to hook pulls. I wished I had not persevered with halibut pellets for the cats for so long as I didn't start live baiting seriously until Wednesday. I think I could have caught a lot more if I had live baited straight away.
Due to my health and the heat we did not move from the cabin swim. We were content to sit in the shade of the oak tree, relax and just be happy with any fish that came our way. All things considered I would say we had a brilliant week and I also learnt more about Catfishing for next time.
We met Yves. What a lovely man and despite the language barrier we did manage to have a bit of a chat with him and explain we had caught some nice fish.
The lake, cabin and grounds were lovely as ever and all the fish were in superb condition. I would love to be coming back again this year, but in the meantime could you please keep our deposit for 16th June 2018.
Many thanks
Andy B (West Sussex)

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Sat 10th June 2017

This has been a maintenance week for us with lake management carried out including swim maintenance, grass cutting, Cabin repairs and painting.
The weather has been sunny in the daytime some heavy rain with temperatures up to 26 deg C.
Lake Oxygen levels were good at 6.5mg/l.
Stuart & Herb came to help with the work this week in the daytime and also did some fishing in the daytime but no nights fished.
Between them they have had 52 Carp & Cats including 2 Carp over 40lb including the biggest at 42lbs, another at 41lbs and also 1 at 32lbs.
Stuart fished in front of the cabin and Herb fished Summerhouse & Outfall swims.
Stuart caught about half of his fish (12) on the float using Maize.
Very good week. (Photos to follow)
Fed the fish every day with cooked wheat.
John (Owner) Stuart & Herb (Runcorn)

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Sat 3rd June 2017

Hello John,
We have had 41 fish this week and lost a further 17 totalling 58 runs.
Carp = 29 including two 30lb fish and four 20lb fish with the biggest at 32lbs 8oz.
Cats = 7 (22lb biggest)
Zander = 1
Bream = 5
Lost fish = 17
My 13 year old son Tom beat his PB on 2 occasions with a 28lb Carp and then a 32lb Carp and we have had great fun live baiting for the Catfish and Zander using Rudd as bait.
We lost a huge Catfish which bent the rod double and we just couldn’t stop it on live bait.
Best bait for Carp this week was fresh water shrimp boilies from Trent Baits.
Please keep my deposit and book me in for 26.5.18.
Good week and we are going home happy.
Paul M and Tom (Nottinghamshire)

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Sat 27th May 2017

Hi John
First let me congratulate you on your fantastic fishing venue, unfortunately the week turned out to be a very hard slog, we battled against spawning fish and temperatures topping 36 degrees. All in all a fantastic week in beautiful surroundings.
Our catch report as follows;
Cats 42lb, 20lb, 14lb, 10lb
Carp (mirrors) 34lb, 20lb, 14lb, 12lb
Carp (commons) 15lb, 12lb
We fished the cabin swim the first two nights, 42lb Cat taken from right side of the island, then moved to the summer house swim and the swim to its right where the 34lb mirror came out.
Please keep my deposit and book me in for 22nd Sept 2018.
Lee B & Son (Kent)

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Fri 19th May 2017

Hi John,
A good week with 52 Carp and Cats landed including 48 Carp, with 2 over 30lbs and 11 over 20lbs. We also had 3 Catfish over 20lbs and a single Catfish at 45lbs.
I think we would have caught more but they started spawning on Wednesday and we have been pulling in every day at about 11pm.
The best swim was the pines.
Least productive was behind the island but the 45lb Cat did come from there.
Best baits were cell boilies and maize.
Can you keep the deposit and book me in for 12th May 2018 please?
Regards
Ben P (Lancs)

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Fri 12th May 2017

Hello John,
We have had a very good week here at the lake with a total of 29 Carp and Catfish including 2 Carp over 40lbs (Biggest 43lbs) plus 7 Carp over 30lbs and the biggest Catfish was 35lbs.
The best swim this week was the one behind the island with most fish coming from here caught by Mark.
Two of the 30lb+ Carp were from the pine tree swim and we also had 2 bream.
We have only fished in the daytime and been packing up at around 6pm.
The weather has been blistering hot until Thursday when we had a drop of rain.
We have been using the same bait which is a coconut flavoured boilie.
We are all going home happy and looking forward to our next visit in September 2017.
Regards
Mike W (Dorset)

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Fri 5th May 2017

Hi John,
We have had a fantastic week with the following fish caught.
Carp over 30lbs x 2 (biggest 32lbs)
Carp over 20lbs x 8
Carp doubles x 14
Carp singles x 5
Carp total = 29
Catfish = 5 (2 cats over 20lbs)
Bream = 3 (up to 5lbs)
I have fished mainly in the cabin swim by the rock and did a bit of stalking down the shallow end and my mate spent the first part of the week in the outfall swim (corner deep end) and also moved in front of the cabin for the second part of the week.
The bait we have used is nutcracker from urban baits and krill boilies.
We come to France a lot in fact this is our 22nd visit but we both agree this is the best venue we have been to as it’s so peaceful and as it’s a mixed fishery, you never know what you are going to get plus it’s such a beautiful place. We have only fished in the daylight from about 9am to 8pm and including the fish we have lost we have had over 50 runs and even the small fish put up a great fight.
In summary, fantastic week – can you keep my deposit and book us in for 5.5.18.
Thanks a lot.
Ainsley R (Hunsdon Herts)

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Sat 29th April 2017

This has been a maintenance week for us with lake management carried out including bank strengthening, snag removal, tree cutting, swim maintenance, grass cutting, fence maintenance, platform repairs and painting.
The weather has been sunny in the daytime but cold and frosty in the mornings with temperatures between 16 deg C in the daytime and 0 deg C first thing in the mornings.
Oxygen levels were good at 7mg/l.
Andy & Brian came to help with the work this week in the daytime and fished from about 7.00pm in the evening until 8.00am in the mornings.
Between them they have had 24 Carp & Cats including four Carp over 30lb including the biggest at 35lbs 8oz.
Brian fished in front of the cabin and Andy fished both swims behind the island.
Andy was using his super homemade boilies with Active-8 additive.
Brian was using a mixture of Maize on a method feeder and Hybrid mainline boilies.
They only fished Sunday to Thursday as we came home on the Friday.
Very good week. (Photos to follow)
Fed the fish every day with cooked wheat and maize.

Carp Caught
35lbs 8oz
34lbs
33lbs 12oz
33lbs
24lbs 8oz
22lbs
21lbs 8oz x 2
19lbs 8oz
19lbs
15lbs x3
12lbs x 3
8lbs
6lbs
5lbs

Cats Caught
25lbs
23lbs 8oz
12lbs
6lbs
5lbs

John & Keith (Owners), Andy H (Stanford Le Hope), Brian S (Billericay)

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Sat 22nd April 2017

Hello John,
We finished the week with 31 Carp & Catfish up to 39lbs 14oz.
It was a great week and we will certainly be recommending la Ridelee to our angler friends.
Hope to come back in the future.
Les C (Lisburn Northern Ireland)

Tue 18th April 2017

Hi John,
So far this week we have caught 16 Carp and Cats.
39lbs 14oz mirror
34lbs 0oz mirror
30lbs 0oz common
27lbs mirror
26lbs mirror
18lbs common
16lbs mirror
14lbs mirror
We have also had a 21lbs Catfish and 7 other Catfish below this weight.
My mate is in front of the cabin and I am in the summerhouse swim.
The 30lb common is my pb.
Speak to you Friday with the final tally.
Cabin is well nice.
Les C (Lisburn Northern Ireland)

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Friday 14th April 2017

Hello John,
We have had a very good week and caught 44 Carp and Catfish.
We based ourselves in the cabin swims to fish early and late but we have moved around during the day and fished all the swims.
All swims have produced fish but all the big ones were caught in front of the cabin.
We had the following Carp;
41lbs 0oz
39lbs 13ozs
34lbs 12ozs
31lbs 15ozs
20lbs Plus = 8 Carp
Doubles = 14 Carp
Singles = 3 Carp
Total = 29 Carp

We also had the following Catfish;
34lbs 5oz
20lbs Plus = 4 Catfish
Doubles = 4 Catfish
Singles = 6 Catfish
Total = 15 Catfish

The bait we have used are Cell at 20mm, Essential baits at 18mm and Active 8 at 15mm on snowman rigs.
Best bait for the cats were pellets with hook bait at 21mm.
Using back leads we feel produced best results.
The weather has been very hot this week and possibly a bit too hot for the carp with high pressure sitting over us all week.
We have been pulling in about 11pm every night.

My brother and I would like to come back in September 2018 and possibly bring our mum and dad as they like to fish too.
Could you let us know what weeks you have left please?
Speak next week when we get home.
Thanks a lot.
David & Paul C (Chingford Essex)

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Friday 7th April 2017

Hi John
We fished days only, winding in about 8pm to eat every night.
We caught the following Carp ;
One 42lb
4 x 30lb plus
5 x 20’s
14 teens
24 Carp total.
We used mainline active 8 and mainline new Grange for Bait.
The Cats were very active, in fact we did not count them but we had almost as many Cats. 3 x 30lb plus and 3 x 20lb plus.
Over a dozen under 20lb.
The weather was kind, only rained once on Tuesday with day time temperatures in the mid-teens.
We both fished in front of the cabin all week and had roughly 42 Carp and Cats total.
We have had a very good, relaxed week and enjoyed Etang La Ridelee.
Cheers
Mike and Steve (Cheshire)

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Sunday 2nd April 2017 (updated)

Hi John,
We have had an interesting week with 15-20 Catfish and 3 Carp landed with quite a number lost also.
The biggest Catfish netted was 44lbs 4ozs (new lake record) and the biggest carp was a lovely Mirror in perfect condition at 40lbs 2ozs.
It's been a funny old week as the temperature has been up to 22 deg C in the daytime and the Carp have been cruising on the top and jumping but don't appear to be feeding during the daytime.
The nights have been very cold and so we only fished one night.
The baits we have used are cell, chocolate boilies, nut flavoured boilies, halibut pellets and maize.
We also lost 3 other bigger catfish, 2 in front of the summer house swim on the far bank snags and we just couldn't stop them. Also lost another at the net but it wasn't ready to come in and went under the platform and just snapped the line in the outfall swim.
Paul is already looking forward to coming back next year as he loves to catch the cats as they put up such a tremendous fight.
Enjoyed the week very much.
Can you keep our deposit and book us in for 21st April 2018 please.
Thanks a lot.
Tony S (Rainham Essex)

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Saturday 25th March 2017

This has been a maintenance week for us with lake management carried out including bank strengthening, tree cutting, swim maintenance, grass cutting, painting, platform maintenance and building’s refurbishment.
Our mate Andy came to help out during the day and fished from about 7pm to 8am every night from Saturday to Thursday.
He caught 16 Fish in total.
Saturday Evening
2 carp - biggest 21lbs Common
Sunday Evening
4 Carp – biggest 29lbs Mirror
Monday Evening
2 Cats - 15lbs & 21lbs
Tuesday Evening
1 Carp – 16lbs Mirror
1 Cat - 15lbs
Wednesday Evening
3 Carp - biggest 28lbs Mirror
Thursday Evening
2 Carp - biggest 31lb Mirror
1 Cat – 23lb
Friday Evening – No fishing - Night ferry back to UK.
Andy used his own homemade bait with Activ-8 additive.
The weather was mainly dry this week until Friday with daytime air temperature at 13 deg C, temperature of water was 13 deg C and water oxygen levels were 11mg/l (very good).
John & Keith (Joint Owners) & Andy (Stanford Le Hope)