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Comments 2014

‘Thanks Jim and Lynsey for a great week and many fish, many memories and great food and company. The wafters shall return.’ – The Wafters October 2014

‘Another fantastic week…. Nothing more to say, see you again in April.’ – The Tetley Crew October 2014

‘Perfect. Carlsberg don’t do fishing holidays, but if they did…. Many huge big thanks to you all.’ Darren

‘Thanks for the best fishing I have ever had in France, I will always remember fishing here, My P,B will be hard to beat now.’ Lee

‘Excellent fortnight, we have all loved it here. I’m still learning more and more about fishing and looking forward to learning even more next time. Thanks very much Lynsey and Jim for a perfect exclusive fishing holiday in France.’ Maureen – The Defective Agency September 2014

‘Once again thank you for an amazing weeks fishing in France, 5th visit, 3rd this year and still Carp and Cats never ceases to improve. It feels like home away from home with fantastic hosts, food and fishing!!!’ Rachael

‘Please, please take good care of these amazing fish, be considerate of all the wildlife with discarded rigs and line etc. I’ve been carp fishing for 30 years and still learn something new from ‘Jimbo’ every time we come here. Thanks for everything. No more that will do Dazza!’ – Boofle Burtons September 2014

‘Great fishing lake! Great hosts! Great Fishing! Thanks for making us feel so welcome. Amelie is a cutie in June when we come back she should know more words. Thanks again, keep in touch, fantastic place.’ – The Balchin’s August 2014

‘Another fabulous week that just couldn’t be faulted. Great fishing, amazing hosts and wonderful settings. Can’t wait to be back next year…’ – The Cokebenas August 2014

‘Another lovely weeks carp fishing at Carp and Cats, thanks again Jim, Lynsey and Amelie. Still looking as beautiful and manicured as ever and produced some fabulous fish even though we didn’t actually fish that many hours! Already booked for next year and can’t wait to be back. Thanks again guys, see you next year!’ – The Deavall’s August 2014

‘Great weeks fishing in France, Jim was hos usual helpful self, we will be coming back for sure! Great place.’ – Bat Chink August 2014

‘Another great week away for all the family! Not fished to hard and still caught plenty! Thanks for being great hosts again Jim and Lynsey. See you soon.’ – Clements July 2014

‘9 Cats caught setting new personal bests for both of us. Plus a 34.4lbs carp for Suzy setting another. Another fantastic week at Carp and Cats, thank you Jim and Lynsey, Boom! Lovely to meet Amelie. Look forward to seeing you again next year..’ – La Bannas (part 2) July 2014

‘Fantastic week, amazing first time fishing in France at a beautiful lake.’ – Wheatley July 2014

‘Yet again another great week fishing in France. See you again next year!’ – Clive and Ann July 2014

‘A great week had by one and all, 32 degrees sunshine then thunderstorms! A couple of personal bests for us and one f the big Catfish that I came for. Many thanks and hope to see you again soon.’ – Hopkins Hoes June 2014

‘Thank you for another absolutely amazing week! Jim and Lynsey you are fantastic hosts and great company. The food is delicious as always. The facilities are excellent, but best of all the fishing was awesome! With lots of laughs along the way. We are already looking forward to the next trip. (number 5) Thank you!’ – Boofle Burtons June 2014

‘Amazing time had by all! First trip carp fishing in France and plenty of pb’s! We’ll be back, thank you.’ – Treadwell June 2014

‘Great to be back! Hard fishing to start with but turned out great in the end as always! Can’t wait to come back next year. Thanks for being great hosts and great fishing.’ – Fish Fingers June 2014

‘Fantastic weeks carp fishing in France again. Superb looking fish in mint condition. Great food, beautiful location, wonderful hosts. Thanks so much. Our 3rd time and can’t wait to come back in September. Great to meet Amelie, she is absolutely beautiful. Thanks again see you all soon.’ – The Tetley Crew May 2014

Comments 2013

‘3rd Visit and 3rd time we’ve loved it! Top fishery in France, top hosts and top food! Good luck with your little girl and look forward to seeing her in the future. Thank you both for a fab week!’ Craig and Greg October 2013

‘Jim and Lynsey, as usual great hosts, great accommodation, great food and a great lake in France! Thanks for all your help Jim see you again and good luck with the new baby.’ – Diddly Squats September 2013

‘Had a great weeks fishing, great fish, food, company and hospitality! Will definitely be returning!’ – The Desperado’s September 2013

‘Awesome week, thank you very much. This is how a fishery should be run in France. Good luck with Nugget, see you next year.’ Darren

‘Thank you for such a lovely week, everything was absolutely faultless, great food, great company and charming hosts. Can’t wait for next year.’ Pam

‘Where do I start, magnifique! ( I feel a song coming on!) Everything superb, you both are lovely people. Thank you so much. I’ll be practising on my stepladder at home for getting in and out of the pool. (due to old bones!)’ Maureen – Hughes September 2013

‘Has a great 2 weeks! The fishing was fantastic as always! Can’t wait to see you both neat year with baby nugget!’ Squance August 2013

‘Thanks Jim and Lynsey for another fantastic holiday in France, fantastic fish, fantastic weather, fantastic company and Dan’s cake was lovely. Thank you so much Lynsey. Looking forward to August 2015. Hope all goes well with ‘Nugget’ and can’t wait to meet him/her’. Best wishes Cindy Xxx

‘Many thanks Jim and Lynsey what a fantastic place. A great experience with great fishing in France!’. Andy

‘Thanks for another great holiday in France and a great week of fishing! Nothing has changed since the last time, Jim is still God and Lynsey makes a dam good cake!’ Tom

‘Jim do you know what I like about you…… Everything! You are an actual…… Pleasant fellow. Great times with friends, we had a laugh mind. Lynsey thanks for all you do and good luck with ‘Nugget’. See you soon.’ Simon

‘Another wicked holiday in France, can’t wait to come back! Thanks for a good week mind! Lynsey thanks for the lovely birthday cake, what a great place to spend my 19th birthday!’ Dan August 2013

Lovely week again. Very hot and the carp were a bit lethargic but the Cat’s made up for it! Can’t wait to come back again in May 2014. Great food, Jim helpful as ever and great to chat with on the bank. A great holiday was had by all, can’t wait to return back to France, Thanks for all your hard work making our holiday an easy one. See you soon.’ – Brennan July 2013

‘Fantastic holiday once again! Gorgeous weather all week! Amazing food and great fishing in France! Jim and Lynsey are lovely and made us all feel welcome. We will be back for round 3 next May. Looking forward to it already! Thank you.’ – Thundercats July 2013

‘Turned up late Saturday evening and decided not to start fishing straight away, but to enjoy the beautiful scenery and friendly atmosphere instead. When we started Jim’s advice was very helpful. The 3 of us enjoyed a great week at a very peaceful location with the added bonus of lovely fish. Thanks very much Jim and Lynsey and all the best for the future. See you again in 2015. P.s Ebony keep guarding the lake J .’ – The Goons June 2013

‘Had another fantastic time again. Everyone got their target fish even though it was not fishing at it/s best. Thanks to Jim and Lynsey for an excellent holiday, we love your company Jim thanks again.’ – Preston Carp and Cat Crew June 2013

‘Everything that is under the control of Jim and Lynsey is perfect in this carp Fisherman’s paradise in France. We all had a wonderful holiday. I am sure we will come back in the future to see the amazing changes that Jim and Lynsey strive to complete, to make it an even better place to relax and enjoy the tranquillity.’ – Doz, Jaws and Deano June 2013

‘Had a great weeks fishing, Lyn’s and Jim totally professional, food brill. Ebony is the nicest dog I have ever met and ive known a few! I be back again.’ – Burlington Berties May 2013

‘Thanks for a good weeks fishing in France, thank you for the week off cooking whith great food. Weather could have been better, so coming back in July next year. Hope all goes well with Nugget. Looking forward to seeing him or her next year.’ – Gibbons May 2013

‘Fishing obviously slow but that’s fishing for you. That’s why it is called fishing and not catching! Weather was variable, rain, wind, hail and a bit of sun. Nevertheless we had a great relaxing week with great hosts. As the saying goes, ‘A bad weeks fishing is better than a good week at work!’ We will be back to France next year to see all of you. Expecting Robin Hood to be a better shot next time!’ – Clive & Ann May 2013

‘Fantastic week again! Food Awesome! Jim and Lynsey thank you so much for a memorable week again. Congrats to the both of you on your great news. See you soon.’ – Not Over the Boilie Rod You ……! May 2013

‘Fantastic holiday in France at a beautiful location, we could not have asked for a more relaxing break. The fishing was superb, considering the changeable conditions and Jim and Lynsey make you feel as though you are guests at a friend’s house. We saw so many types of birds whilst fishing that are not seen in the UK, we could not believe it. The highlight birds were, Crested tit’s, Pied flycatchers, Stonechat shrike, Hen harrier, Long eared owl and Golden orioles. The habitat is terrific. Thank you both for making our stay so relaxing and thoroughly enjoyable. We both hope your business thrives and you are able to achieve your peaceful life in this beautiful part of France. Cannot recommend your holiday more highly. Thank you both very much.’ – Brennan April 2013

‘Again a Savarge weeks fishing. Mixed weather but the banter made up for it. As usual we ate like kings! This week was ‘The One’ and of course we will be back for round 5 in October. See you soon’. – Banterful Bandits April 2013

‘Thank you both so much for another wonderful week in paradise. Food delisious, fishing good (dispite the cold start to the year). Some real stunning fish landed, so we all go home happy and begin counting down the days until we can return to France next year’. – The Like You Knows April 2013

Comments 2012

‘Great weeks fishing in France, fish are all superb, food is very, very nice. Listen to Jim and please the Goddess. Ebony is an awesome dog too. Thanks Jim’. – Matt, Gary, Kev and Keat September 2012

‘Thanks for a great week in France Jim and Lynsey! See you again soon.’ – Nat and Shane September 2012

‘Very relaxing holiday in France – Food great – Lovely lake – Jim and Lynsey great people – Will be back next year’. Bill and Maria Septmber 2012

‘Thanks for a great time I’ll be back! (Clive). Had a terrific time, made good use of the pool in 40 degree heat. (Ann). Great time, very relaxing and peaceful’. (Jemma and Trev). – Maille September 2012

‘Thanks Jim and Lynsey, was a pleasure to fish your lake again in France – Hopefully see you both next year. (When I can get my lake record back again)! Jon. Thank you Jim, I actually nearly died when I caught the big one. Tom. Thank you Jim for a great week’s fishing, sorry about the smells!’ Sam – The Coke Benas August 2012

‘It’s a long way back to Germany from France, but every kilometer is worth it! We’ll be back’. – Earl Balou and his servants August 2012

‘Great, chilled out week, thanks Jim’. – The Part Timer’s August 2012

‘Fantastic two weeks! Couldn’t have wished for better weather and fab fishing in France! Time has gone much too fast, such a laugh, a big thank you to Jim always ready for help and advice that includes shopping. Can’t thank you enough also thank you to Lynsey for my fab cake that made a very special day. Will miss the pool and our card evenings. We all had the most relaxing holiday all thanks to Jim and Lynsey and Ebo of course!’ – Bates/Nock Party August 2012

‘All aboard the Banter Bus!’ Slow week fishing, but once again a top holiday all thanks to Jim and Lynsey. Thanks a lot! See you in October! – The Banterful Bandits July 2012

Great week again. Jim and Lynsey are great, thanks very much. Top place for fisherman, families and totally relaxing. We’ll be back! – Le Blancs July 2012

‘Nice time had by all! Thank you Jim and Lynsey for sharing your piece of paradise with us in France.’ – The N.O.B.S July 2012

‘Thanks Jim and Lynsey, Great time had by all! See you next year’! – Hopkins June 2012

Jim and Lynsey great hosts! Food was spot on! Fishing was hard, but when they come out they are beautiful and big! We’ll come again’. – The Funky Doo’s June 2012

‘Fantastic hosts. Outstanding food, great fishing in France, beautiful location and already booked for next year!’ – Thundercats June 2012

‘Perfect place! We’ll be booking for next year!’ – Sam and Colin June 2012

‘Thank you both for a fantastic week again! Just keeps getting better even after our 5th visit to France!’ – Jason and the family June 2012

‘Well Jim and Lynsey your improvements just improved on perfection! You are a very lucky couple and we feel honoured to be able to fish such a venue in France. We had a great week, weather brill and fishing good. Looking forward to the next time! Give our love to Ebony’. – Pukka, Stalky and Porky May 2012

‘Despite some adverse weather at the start of the week and some tough fishing, a good time had by all! As usual excellent hosts and great food from Lynsey and sound advice from Jim. Thanks for a lovely weekin France’. – TTA Taylor May 2012

‘This is our 4th visit to this great venue. Fish were outstanding except for bills 1lbs pastie. Once again Lynsey spoilt us with great food. Had a great laugh with Jim. Can’t do enough for you, my arm is aching throwing toys for Ebony. What a lovely dog we can thoroughly recommend holidaying here in France!’ – The Last of the Summer Wine May 2012

‘Another cracking week! Jim has done an amazing job on the lake and swims. The fishing was great and Jim is always on hand for help and advice. All fish were caught on Custom Boilies. Our tip would be to use Jim’s pellet and boilies. Thanks to Jim and Lynsey for a great holiday in France and looking forward to seeing you again next year!’ – Cripps May 2012

‘Just a quick email to thank you for a great week’s holiday and for me a tremendous week’s fishing in France. Mark, Tash and myself thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Lynsey and yourself should be very proud of what you’ve created at Carp and Cats.
Firstly the fishing is excellent with an extremely high quality stamp of large hard fighting fish. The lake and surroundings are stunning, in fact one of the best I’ve been to in my 10 years of fishing in France, the facilities are excellent, and the new peg just makes everything so easy. But also the way you make your guests feel so welcome, nothing was too much trouble for you so thanks very much. I don’t need to wish you every success in the future as you’re already well on your way. We’ll hopefully see you at some point in the future’. – Mark, Tash and Andy April 2012

‘Superb location, great food, wonderful fishing and accommodation! Five star! See you next year’. – The Berlington Berties April 2012

Comments 2011

‘Exceeded all expectations in all departments, fishing, facilities, host more than helpful and very good food. Above all fantastic fishing in France with quality fish 10 out of 10!’ – Burlington Berties March 2011

‘Our 3rd visit and it gets better every time! We all had PB’s, plenty of 20’s and 30’s plus Grass Carp and one of the big Cats. Jim and Lynsey are great hosts, can’t do enough for you. The food is still great and we have already booked for next year. Thanks Lynsey and Jim.’ – Last of the Summer Wine May 2011

Great fishing in France, great hosts, fantastic location and great food. Booked for next year already. P.S listen to what Jim says! – 4 Ex Models and a Photographer May 2011

‘Thanks very much Jim great fishing and great food. Booked for next year already.’ – Norfolk and Chance May 2011

‘Another good fishing holiday in France again Jim! Got 3 new PB’s, can’t get any better than that!’ – Squance June 2011

‘Great week! Nice to see you again and the food was great. Love Ebony she is very clever. All in all a holiday in France to remember.’ – The Specials June 2011

‘Fantastic week with excellent food and hosts. Great week, will definitely be back next year. Jim is God!’ – Banterful Bandits June 2011

‘Great week, some very nice fish, hopefully be back next year.’ – Stebbing July 2011

‘Cheers once again Jim, shame about the weather at least you got some rain (lol). All the best until next time God bless. P.S look out for them tree dogs!’ – Half the Weedy Carpers July 2011

‘Great place! Jim has been fantastic, will return for sure. Jim needs a rest from us novices, left him with a headache. Never seen so many big fish around a lake! Thumbs up!’ – Bates July 2011

‘There is not much to say we will be back for sure!’ – The German Jurgen with wife and dog ‘The Big Balou’ July 2011

‘Jim and Lynsey what a place, when you arrive welcomed you are, look around admire the view, set up your rods and get out some bait, but whatever you do don’t just sit and wait, listen to Jim and get his advice, with his advice and his bait you won’t sit around and wait. The fish are amazing and very strong, whether they are big or small, stunning they are, admire you must. But in all your time throw a toy because Ebony is a total joy. Tight lines.’ – The Honeymooners August 2011

Despite the amount of fish that hit the bank all were of superb quality. We were all blown away with the food and accommodation. Jim, Lynsey and Ebony were second to none. We will all 100{859d4f3da90dff88ce4123620233b93b7952b5aebfa31f66a7349cfdb51bceb9} be back to France as we will not be beaten. Just remember tight lines and wet nets. Just listen to the lake master! See you soon.’ – Screaming Reels August 2011

‘Another fabulous week at Carp and Cats! Thanks for everything Jim and Lynsey it is a really magnificent place! Hopefully see you next year.’ Best wishes Cindy. P.S Ebony look after that ball! X

‘Second year at Carp and Cats and once again another great time here this year. If you want the fish listen to Jim his knowledge is priceless! Jim and Lynsey are great hosts. See you next year guys and Ebo!’ Dan P.S Jim is God!!

‘Remember Jim is God mind!!’ Tom

‘As always had a great time and a good laugh too, best of luck for future plans and we should get to see you next year. Thanks for all your help Jim. An amazing place.’ Cheers Simon. – The Kimberleys August 2011

‘Jim and Lynsey are great hosts. Saint Jim went out of his way to help us. We had great weather (most of the time) apart from a huge storm. Great dog too Jim, Ebony is lovely. Credit to you mate and we hope your future plans go well for you both. Good luck and best wishes.’ – The Diddly Squats August 2011

‘Cheers for the week, had a ‘bomper’ time. Fab fishing 5 PB’s throughout the week. Don’t forget about the ‘paaaaste’. Superb quality fish, good luck for the future.’ – Enigma Carp Club September 2011

‘Thank you Jim and Lynsey! Has a great week broke 2 PB’s one twice and a new lake record Mirror. I’m sure it won’t last long! Fish are first class and fight like hell and are in great condition. I will be back as I need to meet the big cats! Listen to Jim for some great tips and advice that helped me achieve my dreams. Once again thank you.’ – Hopkins September 2011

‘We had a great time, fantastic hospitality from Jim and Lynsey. Food was 5 star and the fish are all in great condition, with 4 PB’s in the week!’ – Medway Boy’s September 2011

‘Thanks for a great time in France, excellent fishing, food was great. Can’t wait to see the improvements. Take care, all the best for the future.’ Will

‘Thanks for a great week Jim and Lynsey everything was 5 star, especially the birthday cake.’ Si and Sandy
‘Jim is God of the lake and Lynsey is Goddess of the food real good time, thanks.’ Dan – 2 OAP’s and the Chuckle Brothers September 2011

‘Although the weather made for very hard fishing, Jim helped us get onto a few fish and with 4 PB’s – not too bad! Would like to come back sometime to catch a few more of the ‘lumps’. All the best see you soon.’ – Don’t Do Pasta Boys October 2011

Comments 2010

‘Fantastic weeks fishing in France and set a few records – biggest carp caught on a float, Grass carp lake record! Jim and Lynsey are perfect hosts and looked after us very well, we would also recommend the food package. The fish are all very pretty, as are all the surroundings. We will be back for sure! Thank you very much.’ – Adi, Alex and Greg from April 2010

‘Thanks a lot Jim, definitely coming back to France, wife permitting!’ – Baby Girls July 2010

‘Lovely lake and very friendly, Jim you’re a top guy! Looking forward to coming back to France and getting that Cat! Cheers from all of us.’ – T Birkin May 2010

‘A difficult week, with fishing slow despite Jim’s best efforts. We are regular visitors but 2 of the group were first timers. All anglers had PB’s of one sort or another. Be guided by Jim, he is seldom wrong. Fab week, see you again next year, if not sooner.’ – Pete, Howie, Mark and Paul June 2010

‘What a great weeks fishing, we both caught PB’s and had 3 fish over the lake record! Jim’s pellet is a must if you want to catch some of the biggies. All boilies were Carp Addicts. The lake is truly a magical place, regular offering to the goddess will ensure you are well looked after. Jim is a great guy and made the stay even more enjoyable and his hospitality was superb. We can’t wait to come back to France very soon and hopefully get a picture in the water including the fish! Cheers Jim.’ – Stuart and Alan May 2010

‘Fantastic weeks fishing in France with great hosts, Jim, Lynsey and Ebony, we will see you next year.’ – Lionel, Tom and Liam June 2010

‘5 nights, 6 days what can i say, Jim has fixed it for me. 1st class host’s, 1st class fishing.’ – Squance August 2010

‘Fantastic hosts and fantastic lake = fantastic holiday
Thanks for everything Jim and Lynsey, can’t wait to come back, all the best for the future.’ Cindy
‘Thanks for everything Jim and Lynsey. Had a great week in a great place, best fishing ever.’ Simon
‘Thanks for a great week Jim and Lynsey. Jims bait €8 per kilo, Jim’s advice priceless!’
‘Thanks for a great holiday.’
Dan – The Kimberley’s July 2010

‘Thank you both for a lovely time again, two weeks of total chilling in France. Thank you for your help and friendship, Sue Tim and Mac we will be back!’ – The Mckeowns June 2010

‘Another great week, 5 PB’s and Colin catching ‘Alfie’ for the first time was magic, not surprised as this is a special lake. Had some great laughs with Jim and the food, thanks Lynsey we looked forward to it every day, and last but not least Ebony wore me out throwing her ball each day (loved it really). Thanks once again Lynsey and Jim, can’t wait to come back next year.’ – Dave, Bill and Colin The Last of the Summer Wine August 2010

‘Thanks to Jim from all the ‘weedy carpers’ your advice was priceless, so listen if you want to catch fish. The feeder pellet is a must, we had a great week with plenty of big carp and cat’s up to 40lbs. Thanks again.’ – Weedy Carpers August 2010

‘No nights fished and one beginner. Definitely listen to Jim he will put you on the money. Jim, thanks for a great week very enjoyable, until next year (I will get that cat).’ – Wind it in Gary June 2010