2018 Reviews

Our opening year

2018 was our opening year as the new EMV. After 7 years of redtape and lake and house work we were ready to open, admitedly only in the latter part of the year!

sad to say just back from EMV.Could have stayed longer but someone else is going to enjoy the stunning property and beautiful lake setting.

Everything you could wish for is on the site. Managed to land 19 carp to 33 lb and 2 sturgeon to 32.Didn’t fish nights and visited local sites so the fishing is relatively straightforward.

Used bait boat to get under overhanging bushes but clipped up and fished to margins when possible.Would recommend using 20 mm boilies to attract the larger fish and house pellets to feed.

The accommodation is first class with open plan layout and fabulous views over the pretty lake.   Thanks to all concerned.Phil and Jan.

Phil Calladine

08/09/18 , A couple

Had a great week at a lovely venue. Thank you very much.

Need to give ourselves a few weeks to get sorted but the general consensus is that we would like to return next year.

Biggest fish were a 31lb sturgeon, and a 31lb carp.We named the 20lb sturgeon Steve as he kept hammering one of our party (steve) and I think he even came out 3 times in one day.

House is amazing, location brilliant and it was perfect for the boys.

Thanks again.Cheers,



Kevin Oswell

11/08/18 , Family Holiday


Fab! Just stayed here for a week with my partner and had a great time!

Glasshouse is beautiful overlooking the lake. 

Went and done a few day trips out and spent the rest of the time chilling in the sun by the lake with the rods out, even caught my first proper big carp here – chuffed! 

You must go and stay here, you’ll love it!

Thomas Rice

28/07/18, A couple

 Me and my partner stayed here a few months back and had a brilliant time.

Catfish to 120lb, sturgeon to 32lb and carp to mid 20s.

The glasshouse is magnificent, highly recommended. I’ll be back in 2019

Ashley Mould

14.07.2018 , A couple


Dear Billy,

Thought I’d drop you an email to say thanks for a brilliant weeks fishing at your lake. After 10 years we were a little apprehensive of what the lake would now be like but after 5mins of arriving any apprehensions soon vanished.

The overhaul of the house is unrecognisable from what it used to be and the addition of the veranda/patio area is superb! As for the lake, it was brilliant. It’s now much more open and accessible and made it feel much more sociable from our perspective, which was good as above all else it was our holiday. The ease of which you could set up your main swims then take a rod to other parts of the lake if you fancied a few hours change was great and no matter where you cast, margins or open water, single hook bait or pva also, we were almost guaranteed a bite each time.

We almost hit the 50 mark for the week (that’s fish photoed) but happy to settle for 49, with the last one coming out the morning of our last day, being also the largest carp of the week. This was achieved not fishing hard at all and for the most part with just one rod out each and no overnight fishing.

The fish were excellent and put up a great fight on the line. Some of which even gave us what for on the bank, and so they should!

I think I can speak for the others in saying it was probably our best weeks fishing in France to date. Very relaxing and enjoyable and I shouldn’t be surprised to see us booking up for next year sometime soon.

Best regards
Jim (one third of the Parfitt party)

Parfitt Group

09.06.2018 , 3 friends