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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.

Webby: - Had a fantastic week. Had a fish of a lifetime..the pig at 65lb. Food was out of this world.
Unsigned comment: - Fantastic venue, food to die for, would recommend the venue to anyone.
Unsigned comment: - Very enjoyable week, great food, lovely venue, great fish.
Karl: - Great venue, food is fantastic, best lake I've been to.
Unsigned comment: - Great hosts and food, great time! Be back very soon.

Phil Rust: -
Both Mark & Clare are the best host/fishery owners I have ever met. Many lakes through Europe are just a business, not really interested in the anglers, and just want your money. Etang le Fays is non of the above. I would highly recommend this venue wanting to catch fantastic fish, and to be made feel very welcome.

Unsigned comment: -
Big fish, good food, good hosts, good facilities, will defiantly be back
Chaos: - Will be back for unfinished business. Big thanks to Mark & Clare for looking after me for the week - splendid food package. Shame no fish for me but certainly a stunning place.

Dom & Pops: - Yet another great week, roll on next trip
Nobly Bob: - I had an amazing week even though i blanked! I'll be back in a few months to tear this place a new one!
Rob & Mark Davidson: - A bit of a struggle this week but, all changed Tuesday morning with "Small Peck's" at 62lb 2oz. "Golden Balls" bro Mark wasn't so golden this week. Everything about this venue is top draw! Many thanks.
James: - Even though I blanked I had a great time. Mark & Clare were very welcoming & helpful. Coming back soon to settle the score, great venue. PS the food is top draw! Many thanks.
Podge: - Had a great week again, love it here, see you in June.
Chris: - Would I come again?? Oh Yeah... Smashed my PB 3 times.. Happy Days.. Many thanks Mark & Clare
Simon Reynolds: - Another fantastic week, great hosts, fishing a little hard this week but, very pleased with a mid 40.
Greg Venables: - A great week, fishing a bit slow with very cold weather, facilities fantastic.
John: - Despite the weather and low catch (1 at 45lb) had a great week. Terrific facilities, would certainly come back.

Ron: - Thanks for the tips & help Mark, fantastic hosts & food to die for Thanks Clare. Superb looking venue with great fish, just a shame it rained for 4 days.
Brett: - Had a great time, great owners, food fantastic!!
Craig: - Coming back, great place, great people and going home fatter.
Darrel: - Everything great again - roll on next year.

Danial Taylor: - Coming to my 2nd home has been great as always, feel welcome and as always food and company were outstanding. Had 3 PB's, biggest 62lb! What a week, see you again next April. Thank you - you're the best in France!
Terry: - Had the time of my life! Thank you so much, the food was fantastic and the company was excellent also. Caught some great fish. Thanks again all the best.
Paul & Alex: - Thank Mark & Clare. Wicked week as always...2nd 60lb in 3 years, thanks.
Mark: - Fantastic couple, fantastic venue, 15 years fishing in France...this place is unbeatable!
Dereck: - Mark, Clare - words can not describe what a wonderful week I've had! 51lb10oz Common on my 1st trip, I've been looking for paradise and now I've found it!
Gary: - Thank you Mark & Clare. Brilliant week, PB sorted, amazing food & social. Can't wait to come back.
Ross: - Thanks to Mark & Clare for another great week of food & fishing, can't wait to get here next year.
Ash: - Always impeccable in terms of company, fish & food. Having fished many French venues over many years - this is one of the very few I would return to year after year. Thank you so much for everything and see you next year - 365 sleeps to go!Top

Vinnie, Lee, Mark & Paul: - Best fishing week of my life, best food , best weather, best fishing - 40's, 50's & 60's for our group - Up the Hammers!
Alex, Ged, Andy, Rob, Robert, Richard & Cliffy: - The Best Food Ever...would love to come back again. Needed a few more of those big ones to show themselves on the bank but, those that did come out were HUGE - Thank you! Come on you Spurs!
Unsigned comment: - Fantastic place, would definitely come back, Thanks Mark & Clare

Paul & Dean: - Thank again for a great week.
Ian: - Great weeks fishing again, pity about the very wet weather!
Rob & Mick: - Fishing good, but weather bad but, back in 7 weeks!!!
Steve: - Great week, booked up for next year.
Ash: - Great atmosphere, awesome food & great fishing!! Back very soon.
Matt (no onions): - Had a great week as per, No fish for me:-( see ya soon!
Simon & James: - 1 x 66 & 2 x 50's I could not ask for more, the great food also makes this place great.

Colin: - Fantastic all round trip, thanks to great hosts Mark & Clare. New PB twice - 55lb 13oz & 63lb!
Dean: - One of the best lakes I've ever fished. Clare's food gets a gold star! Mark could not have helped any more, all help & hand over all 5* fisherman. 100% back again!
Scottie: - Top venue, top hosts, top fish - PARADISE. New PB at 61lb10ozs.
Dan (aka Young blood): - 1st time fishing in France, won't be the last. Wicked time lovely food. Mar & Clare lovely people!
Clifford: - Great hosts, super food, fish of a life time (69lb 10oz Mirror). Lovely venue, will return soon.
Darren: - Fantastic week and a new PB to go with it and the food was top notch
Kong: - Great place, superb fish - will be back soon. Thanks
Billy: - First time, had a brill time. Food package (bang on) (tickity boo) Got a new PB, back next August. Cheers
Geoff & Torai: - New PB, Great time as always.
Roller: - Fantastic time at my favorite lake, will see you in September. Thanks Mark & Clare for a memorable week. New PB's.

Greg: - Great week as usual, Fantastic!
Unsigned comment: - Back again for 5th year and still the best, thanks Mark & Clare.
Dog: - This place gets better with age (a bit like myself).
Deano: - Superb, thanks Mark & Care
Rosco: - Superb again!
Cheese: - Rain, Hail & Shine - can't spoil the magic of this place.
Quam: - Bad weather but great fishing, best ever, thanks.
Buzz: - Super food, super fish, another great trip, roll on next year.Top

Marco & Steven: - The best fishing water, we have a nice time
Kevin: - Another brilliant weeks fishing, look forward to seeing you both again, to anyone reading this - it don't get any better then here! Many thanks to you both.
Ian: - Thanks for a great week!. Fishing, food, location - top notch. New PB 51lb 2oz - thanks again.
Gavin (aka Northern Carper): - Wow - what a 1st week smashed my PB with a magical fish and still another week to go. Lost another 3 fish but, a nice 45 this morning. I cannot wait - bring on the 2nd week!!

Debbie and Dave: - Never disappoints - food, company, setting great as well, never give up dreaming. Caught my new PB on the last night. Many thanks to Mark & Clare
Eamonn & Jane (Dunstable Angling Club/McMillan Cancer): - Great week even though only one fish. Clare's food is brilliant and Marks social evenings were great. Felt at home all week, what a great place and we will be back.
Henk, Els, Martin & Miranda: - We had a great week at your lake, only one fish for the both of us, but it was a new PB at 59lb. The weather was very hot for some days, thunder & lighting at night. The food is excellent, thanks for your hospitality.
Gavin (aka Northern Carper): - What a 2 weeks ... been mental crazy weather, massive fish, more quality food then you could ever want, total credit to Clare. Some quality social night, been the best fishing I've ever had. Had "The Lady", "The Pig" and, with a few others what more could I ask for. Thanks to Mark for letting me help out and giving me the insight into what it's really like running and maintaining a fishery, loved every minute of it, can't wait to get back in few weeks to see everyone and muck in x x.
Derrick (Mr Pink): - Can't say I've lost weight as the food is brill, feels more like visiting family than coming fishing. Good food, good company and, as always, good times, thanks Mark & Clare.
Dan & Julia: - Freaky weather!! But had a fab week, thanks again Mark & Clare. Couple of fish for us - we will be back!

Steve James: Had my PB at 40lb 6ozs. The real biggies didn't appear for me this time. Here's hoping for the next visit. Cheers Clare & Mark.

Chris: - Best 10 days fishing ever, what more could you want. Clare food is the best, and Mark what can I say but Thank You.
Jason: - Well week 2. Yet another blinding, great company, great fish, Mark is a true diamond gezza, Clare the hostess with the mostest. Thank you both very much.
Steve: - Anther great week, fantastic fishing, fantastic hosts and great company from the other anglers that were here to. Another visit in the very near future.
Greg: - Brilliant weeks fishing, fantastic food. Had a personal best grass carp. Glad I was able to provide endless amusement to Mark in "my little brothers jacket". Looking forward to the next trip.
Paul Kennerly: - Great venue, great company, Mark & Clare are fantastic, helpful and food is fantastic! 2 trips, 2 x 50's...Enough said, will be back!
Bob & Dave: - Only caught 3 fish, 2 more then last year! But once again had a good weeks holiday. Had the food package this time - scrummy!! Still love the place and it's owners and I will return.

Tom: - Food great - hard fishing!
Derick: - Food excellent, fishing good x Thank
Fred: - Food good, Clare is better fishing whereas, waiter, not bad - lol!
Tony: - Great food needed more fish!
Mick & Rob: - Good food, needed more fish!
Paul: - Good weather, great food, Thanks
Nick: - Love it, be back for a bit more next year.

Les Bamford: - Arrived Saturday, hadn't seen Clare & crazy Mark for a few years - forgotten how crazy he was! Amazed at the water and all the hard work they have done! The party started and seemed to go on forever. Had cracking 39lb and 40lb Mirrors. Can't wait to come back - off to rehab now!
Dave Godard: - Arrived Saturday and was made to feel more then welcome. Great Lake, brilliant fishing, and most of all - lovely to see Mark & Clare. All my best wishes, can't wait to get back. Thank you both for everything x x

Steve: - Arrived 12th July, nice reception and tour of the lake. Fishing hard due to the heat during the days. However leaving very happy with three PB's on the bounce ending with a 58lb 1oz Mirror. Cheers
Robert: - Had a really great time at the lake, friendly owners. Great food and nice people. Will for sure be back.
Wayne (Homer!): - Had a fantastic week, great owners, great food, some lovely carp! Hope to be back very soon. Best regards.
Gary: - A good week all round, great food & hosts. Good quality fish, may return again soon.
Rachael & Dave: - Had a really great time, food was great, MarK & Clare were lovely. We will be back again. The chalet was lovely.
PK: - Another good year. Clare & Mark perfect hosts. Food as always good and plenty of it -oh, and the fishing was not bad. Cheers, see you next year x
Ian: - Great food, awesome fish and lovely setting. Fish the deeps and be rewarded. Merry Mangling!!Top

Brian: - Venue brilliant , food great but far to much of it! We had a great week, weather very hot which affected the fishing. Mark & Clare are great hosts, would recommend to everyone.
Jeff: - Had a fantastic week with great weather and food, thanks Clare & Mark ..."Don't drink to many Despo's".
Dave: - Great venue, great food, great hosts. Will be back.
Matt: - Great food and fish! No 1 in France.
Bob: - Dear Clare &Mark - Thank you for a fantastic week, we have really enjoyed it. See you soon.
Pip: - Thanks for a great time, perfect place to relax with the chance of a 60.
Paul: - Great venue and superb food, had a great time, highly recommended, will be back.

Paul English: - Great fishery, great food, well run, will come back. Thanks Mark & Clare
Aldo: - Great, see you next year, love you both.
Ray Pickering: - Great fishing, great food, very well run and clean fishery. Thanks Mark & Clare for everything, see you next year, I'll be back for my t-shirt!!
David Smith: - Nice fishery, great food, great company - no more drinking with Mark. Thanks Clare. See you next year for my 60
Dave & Penny: - Many thanks to you both for another fantastic week with excellent food, company & fishing. Already counting down the days to next year. Loads of love to you both, always.
Simon & Chris: - (not a couple) Another great week, a good number of fish caught, and a couple of biggies! Food was great and Marks "southern charm" never fails to amuse!
Stephen Cooper: - Brilliant holiday again as usual, fishing a bit difficult but caught good fish. Food very good. Back next year. thanks a lot Mark & Clare.

Mark & Tracey: - Once again had a fantastic week food was amazing, Mark & Clare are fantastic hosts, can't wait to get back. Thank you very much.
Annie & Scott: - Thank you so much for a brilliant week, what an amazing and beautiful lake. Will defiantly be back next year. Wicked food and hosts.
Steve Wren: - Thanks very much for a great week. Excellent food and service, nothing is to much trouble.

Julian: - Awesome week, great hosts and a fantastic place for a holiday. Top stuff
MElvis: - Great week, excellent food. Good service. Cheers
Paul & Ali: - Great week again. Food fantastic. Great service. Thank you
Graham: - Again great food, hospitality and above and beyond expectations. Thanks again Clare and Mark for all your help. Exceptional hosts - thank you !
Stu & Shirley: - An amazing 2 weeks, 2 PB's the place just gets better and better every year. Thanks Mark and Clare.
Nigel: - What more can I say - 2 weeks - HEAVEN!
Robert: - Amazing lake, great hosts, awesome food, oh and huge fish. Can't wait to come again.
John: - Had a fantastic 2 weeks. Food brilliant, fishing good, back next year - thanks loads Mark & Clare.Top

Luke, Kurtz, Jordan & Toz: - Best fishing holiday ever! Cannot complain about anything. Facilities are amazing, food unreal and so are hosts Mark & Clare. To top it off the fish are dream!
Greg: - Top people, Top fodder, Top fish, fantastic venue!
Marco & Moreno: - We had a fantastic week with a good group of anglers. Moreno smashed his PB with a 62lb4oz. This is the place to be! Compliments to Clare and Mark.
Brendan: - Had a great week, first time here, made to feel very welcome. Will be back. Thanks guys
Rob: - Great time had. Hosts superb hosts, food excellent. Hope to come back.
Lynne & Les: - Fab, Fab, Fab. Food the best. Clare is amazing. Thanks guys, love this place, great week, sad to go home. We love Mark too x x

Danny Priggs: - Had an excellent week, food was lovely, service was brilliant and also a fish of a life time! Thanks.
Dan Reynolds: - So glad to have been able to part of little piece of paradise. Love you both tons. And thank you so much for my little bit of heaven x x x
Chris & Jules: - Waaaahhh! Don't want to go home! Please don't make me!! Yet again a perfect week despite the inclement start to the week. We love you both. See you in 10 and a half months -and counting xxxx
Scott & Sam: - 5 Star fishing, it doesn't get better then this. Loved it x x
Barry & Yve: - Brilliant week again. Great food and company, topped off on the last morning with a 54lb mirror. Fabulous holiday.
Nobbly Bob: - What can I say??? Another absolutely brilliant week. Cracking fish, cracking place, amazing company and incredible food! See you next year! You guys are the bestest
Russell & Richard: - Stunning as usual x x great week, nice fish and lovely people. Will see you guys next year.

Kev: - Never want to leave, Clare & her co worker are the best x
Noah: - Mark & Clare are great and very helpfull. Lovely food, great laugh, thanks and see you soon.
Robbie: - Great week, thanks Mark & Clare. Lovely food and good fish, see you soon.
Paul: - As always great holiday, all enjoyed the fishing. Mark and Clare x great.
El: - Fun, frolics and a few fish. Lovely week as always x love El
Dane & Ash: - Brill week in the chalet, excellent weather and lovely people.
Mike: - Big thanks to Mark & Clare for a great week. See you next year.

Andy Giles: - A pleasure to come back every year. Mark & Clare run the best fishery in France, I take my hat off to them
Winker: - A lovely lake, great food & excellent hosts!! A deffo coming back!
Dave: - First time here!! What can I say..14 carp, beat my PB 3 times. 68lb 8oz! The dogs bollocks!
Dan: - Another blinding year, great food, great company, fantastic fishing, all in all "No 1 in France" A credit to Mark & Clare "OOOSH"
Garza: - What a week, fishing was brilliant, food out of this world, deffo coming back again, can't beat it, trip of a lifetime . Plus Marks a nutter!
Kev: - Great fishing , food good as usual, see ya soon x
Nick: - Team GB had big fish, good food as it always is, smashed my PB. See you next year. I am gonna bring a bigger light next year. Thanks x
Paul: - Another brilliant year 10th year coming and we are coming back. Excellent hosts as usual. Another 50lb to the collection "A BIG THANK YOU "

Breachy: -Another great week , good to see my son with a 60 odd and god knows how many others. Worth the money to see the smile on his face. Food good, company great, fishing great. Mark's a cock! Thanks for advising Rick.
Son of Breachy: - A completely unforgettable week, can't believe Mark was able to help me break my PB three times in less than a week. Thank you guys for an incredible trip.
Chris: - Great venue, great atmosphere, great food and facilities. But, only managed to camp this week.
Mark: - Great week. New PB. Great food. Great fishing.
Terry (the Cock): 2nd time visit after many years! Venue has matured into a quality Place. It has two experts - Mark for the fishing! - Clare for the Food! Many Thanks.
Brian: - Great week with new friends and o;d friends. Shame about the Rain. Had a new PB - well chuffed.
Jayne & Norman: - Very bad week weather wise for sunbathing and Norman not too successful fishing but, more than made up for by Clare and Mark's superb warm hospitality. Looking forward to next year. XXX

Brian & Ray: - What a great experience! In terms of the venue, the fish and the unique service provided by Mark & Clare. Can't wait to come back next year.
Stu-pot: - Although the fishing was hard at times, some fantastic fish graced the bank. Great bunch of anglers on and Mark & Clare lovely as usual. PB 68lb 4oz Half Linear!
Ady: - Tough week but that's the way it goes. Great food and great vibe. Made some good friends. I'll be back to smash it.
Harlo & V: - Thanks for another great week. Unfortunately the fish were not kind to us. See you next year.
Jon: - Tough weeks fishing but, that's the way the cookie crumbles. Shame to blank but seen some fantastic fish grace the bank and met some great lads. Thanks.
Paul (Wheeler): Very difficult week with the fish hard to come by. My worst week fishing wise but a great time with sublime hosts and a great party of anglers - A1***
Gary: - Great lake and fish. Tough week but have met some great lads. Blanked but still enjoyed the week.
Joanne & Jerry Hammond: - Well what can I say. When Jel asked if I'd like to come fishing I must say I was a little unsure but WOW, it truly has been the most fantastic week I've had. The chalet was wonderful and I couldn't have asked to meet to very special people Clare & Mark. Thank you so much for an amazing time & looking after us like royalty. You have a superb fishery & your hard work has truly shown in every aspect. We wish you every success for the future & everything here is a credit to you both. So looking forward to seeing you both again soon. Special love as always.
Jerry Hammond: - As you can see Jo has more or less said everything as usual - LoL As I already expected, the place is stunning, I never doubted that. This place is so nice and it feels like, to me, that I have just joined a new SYNDICATE and you know what that means - I want to catch them all! Clare & Mark thanks so much. Cant wait to see you again. XXX



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