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Old School Carp Fishing
Everything was as described on the website. Accommodation was fantastic, surroundings beautiful. Fishing was excellent. Very friendly hosts
who made us feel very welcome and comfortable. A very enjoyable and relaxing holiday and we have booked again for 2009.
Paul Smart and family Cheshire, UK 09/11/2008
The accommodation was lovely, everything we needed and very nicely presented. The fishing was fantastic, with lots of runs and some really lovely looking carp, especially the Grass Carp! We had a great week, which proved to be a nice relaxing fishing break unlike some of the other pressured waters we have fished,
We would definitely recommend the lake to others wishing for a nice venue which is private and family orientated. Also many thanks to you both for making
us feel very welcome and thank you again for the birthday cake for Chris ! Have re-booked for 2009.
Chris Daley and Paula Hargan, Milton Keynes, Bucks UK 20/09/2008
Our stay at Les Croix has been peaceful and exciting ! This was our first fishing trip to France, and we could not have picked a better venue. The gite is
truly an English home from home, it has everything that you need, very well laid out with a great kitchen and living room, fantastic shower and comfortable
bedrooms, with everything from scatter cushions to candles. We did not use the pool but it looked great. After a slow first day on the bank, on Jon's advice
we decided to hire a baitboat and our catch rate improved dramatically, culminating in the capture of a 41lb mirror. All we can say is that you will need a
lot of bait, you cannot take too much ! Its a good job that Les Croix have their own shop with bait and tackle that you might need, and Jon is always on hand
to give advice and tips.Thanks to Sophie for the fantastic meals and for making us feel so welcome. Last but not least, the lovely OSCAR - always a wagging tail !
We will be back very soon.
John Birtwhistle and Karyn Lee, Blackpool, Lancs, UK 13/09/2008
The gite was very comfortable and clean, a real home from home. We really appreciated the welcome pack, and Jon and Sophie could not have done more to
make us welcome. Thank you for organising our horse riding trip - it made our holiday. The kids loved the gite, pool and DVD player !
Nice lake and surroundings, fish in excellent condition, look forward to seeing them a few pounds heavier next year ! Thanks for a great weeks holiday .
We loved les Croix so much that we have booked for next year before leaving.
Keith Williams and family, Norwich, UK 30/08/2008
Thanks for a fantastic holiday, the Gite was finished to a high standard with all comfort needs excellent shower. Fishing was good, Jon was on hand to give
me some good advice, all fish were in immaculate condition and put up a good account for themselves. Kids enjoyed spending time with Sophie feeding
the chickens and goats and playing with Oscar. The grounds were kept well, nice size swimming pool kept the children happy.
Would like to come back in the future. Thanks again for a great holiday.
Glen Viney and Family, Billingshurst, Surrey UK 23/08/2008
We really enjoyed our stay, the setting was fantastic and the gite very clean and tidy. The food was great and the service also. The most enjoyable fishing I have
ever had, the hired tackle was good quality gear, and the Nash rods were excellent to play fish on. Jons advice was very useful and helped us to bank more fish.
We had 50 carp, 4 thirties, and it was super to see the two big grass carp at 25lb and 27lb 8oz. Had a great time - we will definitely be back for more !
Re-booked for 2009 .
Simon Congrave and Family, Anglesey, N.Wales UK 02/08/2008
You can't knock the fishing at Les Croix ! I fished days only and landed 24 carp, five 30's to 35-00 along with thirteen 20's,the average weight was over
25lbs, all the fish fight well and are in superb condition. The gite and pool are perfect and Jon and Sophie are friendly and helpful. A very enjoyable week.
Looking forward to my next trip already !
Craig Lea-Hair and Nicky, Stourport-on-Severn, Worcs UK 26/7/2008
The fishing is excellent, we all beat our PB's, the accommodation is superb, even better than in the photos, and Jon and Sophie are great hosts,
will be looking to book again next year.
Adam Eckley and family, Dartford, Kent UK 19/07/2008
Accommodation - faultless, an absolute pleasure to have all the home comforts with good cooking facilities, great power shower, really clean, and nice to
have English TV. Food - for those not wishing to cook, I would highly recommend the food cooked on site, a full English breakfast and a hearty dinner is
ample as the portions are generous and tasty. Fishing - The venue has a lot to offer for the angler who just wants to wet a line for a few hours a day, and for
the more serious carper who can and should bank a decent number of quality hard fighting fish. Even if you have left something at home, Les Croix has
everything you might ever need on site, either for hire or for sale in the shop. Jon's knowledge of his fishery is well worth listening to and could help
you to bank something special.Hosts - The welcome that Jon and Sophie offer is very warm and friendly, and I would like to take this opportunity to
thank you both for everything you have done to make our stay very enjoyable. Thank You.
Darryl Kirkbright, Colne, Lancs UK 12/07/2008
We have had a lovely week here at Les Croix. The fishing although hard at first (after spawning) was fantastic, and the quality of the fish superb. The gite
was very lovely and well equipped and nice and close to the lake. We had great weather so the pool was a very welcome addition in which to cool off !
Jon and Sophie were great hosts & always on hand no matter what you need - their fab cooking is a must-try !
All round a lovely relaxing week with great service and cracking fish. We will definitely be back for more !
Barry Jones and Mel Hay, Shepperton, London UK 28/06/2008
Les Croix is a fantastic place for any angler who appreciates their carp and the environment they are fishing in ,and you have got the balance spot on.
Great weeks fishing for me with over 700lbs carp caught with seven over the 30 lb mark ! PB common, linear and float caught fish as well. The gite is superb
and we were well looked after by hosts Jon and Sophie. Les Croix is a real credit to them. Very relaxing week, thank you both very much.
Ade White and Alex, Coalville, Leics UK 21/06/2008
Best weeks fishing I have ever had, wish I could stay forever ! Fabulous lake, gite and surroundings, great food, and Jon and Sophie were excellent hosts.
WOULD RECOMMEND. Thanks for a great holiday !
Greg White and Mandy, Coalville, Leics, UK 21/06/2008
We all found Les Croix to be a perfect place to relax and enjoy some fantastic carp fishing. Set in fabulous surrounds with total exclusivity. Jon and Sophie
were perfect hosts. With friendly advice and fishing tips as well as a delicious food brought either to the gite or swims. I would not hesitate in recommending
Les Croix to anyone, we hope to go again soon.
Matt, Del, Dazza and Charlie. Riberac, France 31/05/2008
Wonderful location, quality fish stock, great hosts, I will be back in 2009.
Tony, Sean and Greg Hesketh, Farnborough, Hants. UK 10th May 2008
We have really enjoyed our stay with you. Some of the things that have made it memorable have been : The excellent condition of the fish,
and the fact that with a little thought they are catchable. New PB common, mirror and grass carp in 1 week is not bad !
The gite is perfectly positioned and the lake is just the right size to experiment and watch for signs of fish, so goals are achievable.
Dad's highlight of the days were his cooked breakfasts and the excellent evening meals that Sophie prepared and kindly brought to us at our swim -
where else could you sit at the waters edge enjoying your meals ? I enjoyed the chats with Jon about the fish history, their weight gains,
which fish have not been caught etc etc, it makes for a better weeks fishing rather than just turning up, catching the fish and going home again.I now
have a little more insight into how carp behave and survive. A very big thank you to both of you for a memorable holiday, and I should also say that you should be proud of what you have produced here at Les Croix.
Neil and George Bullock, S.Croydon, 24th May 2008.
If catching stunning, hard fighting carp at a quiet and idyllic location is to your liking, then Les Croix is the lake for you. Attentive owners Jon and Sophie,
and carp to 33lb 12 oz made our stay very enjoyable - thank you !
Mr and Mrs C.Bashford, Horsham, Sussex.
As a first time big carp angler, I would say that the fishing at Les Croix is excellent. Average 3 fish a day just fishing a few hours in the morning and again in the evening. For a novice, 16 fish from 14lbs to 35lbs+ in 6 days is a remarkable result. Excellent value for money, will come again in the near future.
Nigel Sadler and family, Nottingham, 7th June 2008.