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The perfect carp fishing holiday for husband and wife Simon and Jenny who enjoyed our fantastic accommodation and great fishing.

This week we welcomed back Simon and Jenny who have been visiting the venue regularly since 2002! I can’t actually remember how many times they’ve been but we would certainly class them as Beausoleil veterans and what a pleasure it was to welcome them back. They last fished the venue in 2013 and it’s fair to say that they were blown away by the improvements we’ve made since their last visit. Simon and Jenny are a busy professional couple who like nothing better than a relaxing carp fishing holiday. They prefer not to fish the nights but still clock in roughly 12 hours angling per day.

Simon’s an experienced angler who always catches some nice specimens and this year was no exception with carp ranging from 27lbs to 34lbs. Having already landed himself a monster catfish from the lake of 96lbs, Simon chose not to target the cats this year. He still received a couple of pickups though but got smashed both times which is not unusual. Simon uses his own version of my Beausoleil rig and all carp caught fell to double Blue Oyster. All rigs were either cast or boated out using the rowing boat and of course Simon fished for a bite at a time using a scattering of boilies and pellet. Simon was hoping to land one of our elusive 40’s but it wasn’t to be this year. It was so great to see them again and we were delighted that they re-booked for 2016 before they left.

Catch report & Feedback from:

Simon & Jenny
Dates at Beausoleil: 25th July to the 1st August
Number of persons fishing: 1 + 1 leisure fishing (both days only)

Brief details of your catches:

8 x Mirror Carp: 34lbs 10oz, 33lbs 4oz, 33lbs 2oz, 32lbs 10oz, 29lbs 12oz, 27lbs 9oz, 27lbs 8oz, 26lbs 11oz
Multiple roach and some baby carp on the waggler!

What did you find were the best swims/tactics/baits?

Point 'C' was the best swim fishing to snake bank and island point. Most carp fell to double 22m Blue Oyster some to popups fishd over a spread of baits and pellet.

How was the weather?

First 2 days were cold with rain (13 degrees C max!) then it warmed up. Fishing was variable due to weather.

How did you find the accommodation?

Fantastic as usual plus great new sofa! Allergy to feather pillows in bedroom.

What could we do to improve your holiday?

Nothing! Just slow down time so we can stay longer!

Would you recommend our venue to a friend?


General comments

Been coming here for years. Matt & Ren have done a great job, the lake and house are beautiful: - keep it up! Another warm welcome and Matt's social call is always welcome. Thanks for the cakes!! Si & Jen XX.

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