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We think you will enjoy your stay with us. But, don't just take our word for it - have a look at some of comments from our clients.


Buck: - The bollocks in every way!
Ian: - THE BOLLOCKS!!!!
Robbie: - Been to loads of French venues and this is by far THE BEST I have ever been to!!!
Dan: - If Carlsberg sold fishing holidays - it would be this one and it would properly be the best!

Lee Hasbury: - Another week at my 2nd home. Mark & Clare cannot do enough to make sure you are well fed, comfortable and fish end up on your hook. See you again after my deployment.
Alfie (Goonner) Waters: - 1st week of the year & what a week. Broke my PB Mirror twice (now 52lb 2ozs) and also my Common. As usual excellent company & food. Mark & Clare have a fantastic fishery with the ambience of an old estate lake which they have both worked so hard to achieve. Thanks a million.
Julian Williams (Dolen): - Oh my god! What a start to the season. Broke my PB on my 2nd day here with a 37lb 6oz Mirror then beat it again the day after with a 42lb Mirror. Brilliant hosts excellent venue, see you next year. Thanks for every thing.
Dave Wills ( LOTUS ): - Yet another fantastic time with my good friends at Etang le Fays... New PB's for every angler on the lake this week. Fantastic food, fantastic fishing, fantastic venue!
Michael London (Fat Boy): - der de der de der...smashing! :o)))

Podge: - 3rd trip here, excellent as usual. Great food, great fishing, lovely lake. I'll be back next year!
Mark (chuckle brother): - Lovely food, good fishing, excellent facilities. Very enjoyable.
Jeff: - Very nice lake & surroundings, good head of fish, good company, will come back
Mick Church: - Very nice place. GREAT owners, recommend it to all anglers - SUPERB!

Michael Page: - Great time, thanks very much.
Aaron Hardy: - Great week, great food. Thanks.
Carl Breaker: - Fantastic week! Great food and great fishing!
Danny Boy: - Another great week at Etang Le Fays. Back in 2 weeks - say no more!
Sean: - Great week, great people. Mark and Clare are awesome. Best Carp Fishery in France!

Steve Berry: - Well what can I say! The best ever French trip, could not fault it. Many thanks Mark & Clare, you have a stunning fishery. I loved it and I will be back.
Terry Disdale: - Beautiful lake, Great hosts. We will be back.
Steve: - Wonderful lake, great fish, good food and great company...Beware the beast under the platform!
Keith Warburton: - Mark & Clare top bananas! Good fishing and fantastic hosts!! Had a really restful week and now seeking a liver transplant...Many thanks.
Declan Goggins: - Fantastic place, great host and good food!! SO FAR MY BEST FRENCH HOLIDAY AND I'VE BEEN COMING OVER FOR OVER 20 YEARS!
Wayne Lendall: - What a great week!! Beautiful lake, fantastic fish and Mark & Clare are the best hosts! I'm going to miss this place.Top

Jack: - Good week, great food, fantastic hosts and good fish.
Frank: - Why would anyone want to fish anywhere else?? Cheers Mark & Clare.
Steve: - This venue goes from strength to strength.
Shane: - Thanks for another great week.
Charlie: - The bollocks! Caught a load of fish topped with the golden Koi. Couldn't have got any better.
James: - Beautiful carp had a wicked time, caught the best looking Mirror I have ever seen. Highly recommended.

Rene: - Again a great week. Four 40's for me...Thank you and see you again soon.
Edger: - Nice weeks fishing and broke my PB...hell yeah! Met some real nice people this week, see you guys soon for sure.
Tjako: - Had another great week at Mark & Clare's place, broke my PB. Food was great again. Be back for sure.
Rob & Mark Davidson: - THE NUTS OF A HOLIDAY, some old faces and some new. Thanks Mark & Clare for another great week.

Phil (Iron Dick): - My 5th visit here. What can I say apart from absolutely superb!
Gary: - What a fantastic week I've had at Carpediem! Mark & Clare have a great venue here, it's my 2nd time and NOT my last! Done my PB with a 40lb 14oz Leather and 6 fish in the 30's. My Thanks to Mark & Clare for their company and help during the week. The are superb! I'll be back soon.

Spanners: - Hospitality second to none. Can't wait for next year.
Spud: - Two best hosts ever, can't wait for next year. Hopefully 2 weeks!
Cloggy: - Wicked week, best hosts, best food, NICE fish! Can't wait for 2011 tour.
Buzz: - Once again a great time with great food and a PB common. Happy days. By the way, I hope my 63lb Mirror from last year is doing well. Thanks for a great week Mark & Clare.

Debbie & Dave: - Wonderful location, wonderful food, wonderful people, unfortunately the fish weren't having it for us but, we are coming back!
Bart, Alex & Emiel: - The 3 of us had a great week. We love the lake and defiantly coming back. Dinners were really good. Clare is a great cook and Mark is a real nice guy. Shower block and all facilities are really good. Mark & Clare - Thank you for a good week.

Matt (No Onions): - Thanks once again Mark & Clare for a wonderful weeks fishing. Company great, food great, had a 51!! What more could you ask for?
Tiny's lot: - Once again a fantastic week, food brill. Weather good but a bit hot. See you guys next year.Top

Mike Mason: - Great hosts, great lake, great fish. No wonder people keep coming back year after year!
Larry & Alan: - Well once again, great all-round. So, same time next year!

Rob & Mick: - Back again next year, twice! Hope it's as good as this year. Great food, and GREAT FISHING. A PB 65lb 7oz Mirror....Thanks!
Nick: - Another great week, PB 50lb Mirror. Brilliant hosts, food fantastic. Thanks Mark & Clare
Norman: - Brilliant week, great fun. PB common 42.8, great food, can't wait for next year!
Tom: - A great weeks fishing and food, great hosts.

Bill Haynes (aka Pops): - A great weeks fishing. Fantastic, lovely people, can't wait to come back.
Little Bill & Bill Boots: - Another amazing time again here with the boys. Mark & Clare! Can not wait for next year.
John: - Lovely weeks fishing, excellent food, really enjoyed myself!
Chris: - Once again a top food and hospitality, fishing 2nd to none. Top fishing holiday!
Russell Reg: - Clare & Mark a BIG thank you for all your hospitality again, loved the week see you next year.
Dom Hayes: - Proper good fishing! New PB common - bring on next year!

Lee: - For the 2nd year running we have been spoilt with excellent facilities and hospitality.
Craig: - 2nd time here at Etand Le Fays and it gets better every time. Looking forward to coming back next year. Thanks Mark & Clare.
Colin: - What can I say?? Caught a cracking 31lb Grass carp, had great food and beat Clare at poker of an evening. Can't wait for next year.
Dean: - Brilliant!

Neil: - A great week although the fishing was tough at times. Managed a 49lb 2oz Mirror on the Friday. Superb food, facilities and company. Thanks to Mark & Ralph for all the advise, can't wait to come back. Thanks.
Andy: - Again another superb week. Everyone in my group broke a PB! A hard week weather wise but hard work & perseverance paid off. A massive thank you to Mark & Ralph for all their top tips and also to Clare for the food.
Chunk: - What a fantastic weeks fishing. Broke my PB with a lovely 47lb 2oz common. Thanks to Mark for the top tips, I once again leant more about angling, and a big thanks to Clare for keeping us well feed. Looking forward to next year already!
Twiner: - A great week, good fishing and got a new PB. THE PERFECT FISHING HOLIDAY with great food. Will be back next year even though Mark can't get my name right after 2 years. Thanks again...TWINER NOT TWEENER!
Dave & Penny: - Another great week of sun, food & fish - Dave's PB 41lb Grass Carp And a very special thank you to both and the rest of the boys on the lake for making my Birthday a great time with plenty of bubbly. Already booked for next year.Top

Rob: - Great fishing, smashed my PB (63lb 5ozs) and would love to come back again soon!
Chris: - 5 star service - home from home!

Edgar & Cindy: - We had a great weeks holiday while looking after Mark and Clare's Lake, house, dogs etc, as Mark was on a fishing trip and Clare had here family visiting so she was out most days and evenings. As you can see by the catch report we were able to catch a whole lot of fish. We also went out with Clare and here family a few times (beach for a few hours Monday, Chinees Tuesday evening, mini golf and tree adventure Wednesday) was so tired we didn't fish Wednesday night. This was a holiday we will never forget. Thanks for everything, big kiss X!

Chris: - Third time here and already looking forward to next year. Breakfast & dinner to die for, fantastic fishing , great time all round.

Paul: - Best fishing in France - I'll guarantee it. New PB again, new PB's every year. Fishing getting better and better. Mark and Clare couldn't be better friends.
Tony Carpinini: - Best fishing experience EVER. Mark & Clare are the best host's you could ever ask for "salt of the earth"!
Dan Carpinini: - What an experience, 1st time here and I loved it. The food, the service, the lake - fantastic. Thanks for every thing. Good luck & see you next year.
Craig Forman: - Yet another fantastic week, another PB - 56lb8oz Mirror. Great food and great company. Clare & Mark - it's always a pleasure.

Goose & Kel: - Another great week with Clare & Mark. Can't beat the great food, drinks & laughs!! Thanks for the great birthday celebrations and the great PB 50lb 4oz Mirror - ON MY BIRTHDAY.
Charlie: - What an amazing week. Amazing fish and the best food in the world ( Thanks to Clare) BEST PLACE IN THE WORLD! Also, great to beat me PB with a 40lb.
Sam: - Brilliant week, amazing fish and brilliant food. Broke my PB which was excellent. Mark & Clare are amazing hosts.
Marco & Moreno: - 5th time for me and 3rd time for my son. WONDERFUL. I bet my PB with 45lb 8oz and my son bet his PB Common 42lb and PB Mirror 48lb 8oz. We met great people from England. The week was unbelievable, the best time we've ever had here!
Kenny: - It was my first time here and it was amazing. I met amazing people and I caught very nice Carp. I've broken my PB Mirror. Next year I'll be back for more. And the food was excellent Clare !! Thanks.Top

Mick: - Had a great week with some great fishing. My lad Michael, age 15, had a new PB 50lb Common and Sean, age 19, had a 59lb 9oz Mirror!
Sean: - Good weeks fishing but hard at times. Weather so/so but that's fishing. 59lb 9oz Mirror on last day - great way to finish!
Craig: - Had a fantastic time with some cracking fish and a real nice lake.
Dave: - I had a great week. Beautiful lake, nice people and of cause fantastic fishing!
Michael: - I had a great week, good lake and really good fish caught.
Matt: - Had a really nice week. The lake is brilliant and a good test for me! Thanks Mark.
Tim: - Had a great week, lake is brilliant and some very nice fish.
Karl: - Had a brilliant week. Been a bit of a test for me, but a very nice lake and Sean had some very nice fish. Many Thanks.

Ben: - Fantastic weeks fishing will be hard to beat 2 PB's in one week and 2 60's - unbelievable! Had a great time food excellent as always, roll on next year.
Russ: - Unforgettable weeks fishing, fish of a lifetime, not sure if it can be beat but will be back next year to find out!
Dom: - Great hospitality from Clare and Mark once again! What a superb weeks fishing, short trip but well worth it! Next trip can't come soon enough!

Dan Boy: - What a week at Etang le Fays. Smashed 2 x PB's - 59lb 4oz Mirror and 37lb 8oz Common. 4th time here THIS YEAR and for sure not the last. Thank you very much!
Sam (vodka walla): - Another great two weeks. Smashed my PB with a 60lb 2oz Mirror along with three 50's and a couple of 30's. This place just keeps getting better and better. Big thanks to Mark & Clare.
Sean (Dangerous): - THE BOLLOCKS - AS ALWAYS!

Steve O: - Food was excellent every day, top class. Owners very polite & venue clean and well maintained. Excellent stoke of fish. Overall week - 10/10
Geoff: - Can't fault anything - will be back
Badger: - Great venue, great amenities, great food, great fish, great hospitality

Carl Preston: - Two PB's in one week, awesome week, will be back, Cheers Mark, 52lb & 65lbTop
Phil Ward: - New PB common, awesome week, Best in France ! !
Terry Ward: - Wet but Warm, a good week - some big lumps out
John Martin (The frying pan): - The lake is stunning and also the food. Mark & Clare are really good hosts
Greg Smart: - Brilliant weeks fishing, PB Mirror 61lb 8oz & PB Common 45lb 8oz. Great food & hospitality
Graham Peach: - Excellent lake, some cracking fish, but I've left some for next time. The food, facilities & hosts are 1st class
Brian: - Great week, plenty of big fish, plenty of good advice from Mark. Excellent food, great hospitality, superb venue, THE BEST I'VE BEEN TO BAR NONE.
Karen Burrows: - Had a fantastic week here at Etang Le Fays. Mark never tires of telling you a tale of his to keep you going. Broke my PB & got off to a great start. Food excellent & hospitality brilliant

John: - Had a good week, coming back next year, food was lovely. Carp of 58lb, 62lb & 67lb
Danny: - Very Nice! look forward to next year, Carp of 40lb, 44lb & 55lb
Keith: - Superb. See you next year
Paul: - Superb yet again. New PB for 2nd year running. Thank you, see you next year
Diane & Tracy: - Fantastic couple, lovely food, both had a great time, shame about the weather
Danny Mac: - Thank you for my week had a nice time
Nigel: - Great week but to short, back for 2 weeks next year!
Mark: - Had a great week, can't wait till next time. Excellent food

Graham: - 5 star all round!
Ron E: - Great weeks fishing. Clare & Mark are great hosts.
Dave: - Another brilliant week. if only I knew how to fish!
Tom: - Hosts great, lake great, fish great! Had to put up with Marks shouting!!! We will be back.
Debbie: - Perfect location and food, fish outstanding. Be back next year to catch one!

Cooper (Bolton wonderer) & Nicola: - Done it again u 2...fab time see you in June x x
Rubin: - Thanks for everything, food great - will be back
Robo: - Great food, great fishing & hospitality. I will be back in near future.

Barry: - Fishing ok, food fantastic, weather very wet
Mark: - Nice venue, shame about the weather. Excellent food and hosts, all the best.

Frank: - Brilliant weeks fishing and good company. The Bollocks. Thanks for everything Mark & Clare.

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