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Etang de Azat-Chatenet - Feature testimonial

“My partner and I have just returned from a fantastic short break at Etang de Azat-Chatenet. With a mixture of stunning rural scenery and impressive fish this location really does tick all the boxes if you are looking for quiet weekend away with your family and the opportunity to catch serious amounts of fish.

As per usual James' hospitality was unparalleled and his extensive knowledge meant we were catching fish within the first ten minutes of putting baits into the water. My partner who had no real previous fishing experience was treated to her first catfish, grass carp and mirror carp with the most impressive fish being a 54lb catfish.

Whilst fishing over three days and nights we managed to land around 20 fish with the largest being a 72lb cat. A vast array of specimen sized cats and carp kept us busy as well as the appearance of a lovely grass carp around the 50lb mark. I honestly cannot recommend this fantastic venue enough. I have been visiting the lake for around 10 years now and believe it cannot be beaten for it's tranquil location and truly staggering amount of fish. James has created a wonderful fishery that he is rightly proud of. Take my advice and give it a go if you are looking for an unpressured, relaxing week of fishing. You will not regret it.”

Barry


Testimonials

“What an amazing lake James has...
...the lake is fizzing with action and I caught my new PB. James is also a top guy and really knows his stuff!! Cannot wait to fish the lake again and continue catching the monsters it holds.”
“All I can say is wow...
...this place is amazing, beautiful scenery and beautiful fish. We spent the day there this week and beat my PB for Catfish. James is brilliant, so friendly and really knows his stuff. He gave some great advice on the lake and the fish. Had an absolutely brilliant day and cannot wait to come back again. Thank you so much for a great day of fishing.”
“Went for one of my first fishing trips here...
...with my Dad and friends in August 2019 - what an introduction! I soon had my first catch, but the highlight of the day was a 50lb Catfish, absolutely amazing feeling and the biggest fish I have ever caught by a factor of 50. James was so helpful, giving us advice on where to cast and what to use to have the best chances, going out of his way to help. It really made the day. Already planning my next trip as soon as possible and will be going for bigger.”
“Perfect setting...
...lake looks beautiful in the morning sun and did I mention how good the fishing is...you will not be disappointed.”
“An excellent days fishing...
...with big cat's and good carp. James is knowledgeable, friendly and keen to help to ensure you catch and catch big. We will be back and look forward to some more hard fighting big fish.”
“Had a fantastic day session today...
...with my uncle. We had 6 carp two of which were a 19lb mirror carp and a 19lb grass carp we also had two cats the biggest being 81lbs and 37lbs. James was amazing showing us where to fish and how to fish his water. I would 100% recommend this place it's beautiful.”
“What a stunning location...
...and James couldn't do enough to help us. Fished there for one day with friends two weeks ago. My friends had 3 personal bests with 3 fish!!!! A 50lb plus grass carp / a 27lb mirror / and a 42 lb catfish, plus a couple of smaller carp. Incredible days fishing which we would all thoroughly recommend.”
“James is a very friendly guy...
...who is running a professional fishing site. Just spent a few days with my son. Caught some huge fish and had a great time. James is a good host and willing to help you to catch more fish. Much enjoyed my stay. Cottage is nice too. A 40+ kg catfish broke my personal record.”
“Just back from another great fishing trip...
...to Azat-Chatenet. Once again the lake lived up to expectations producing quality fish and more PB's . I enjoyed non stop action, never knowing what I was going to catch next. Beautiful quality fish with stunning views of the countryside and lake. I am always well looked after by James who works tirelessly to make sure your visit is as pleasant as possible.”
“Can't recommend Etang de Azat-Chatenet enough...
...my dad has fished there all day today and has really enjoyed the experience. James' knowledge, experience and help is incredible. The facilities are 5* along with the setting. It is so peaceful and tranquil. The lake is very well stocked and kept to a very high standard. There is a beautiful gîte that you can rent for holidays too. Dad will definitely be a regular visitor.”
“Amazing place, fish and host...
...my husband has been going here over the last 10-12 years. We have been as a family on a holiday, with friends who have also fished and he even took my parents, aunt & uncle one year. It is just such a lovely place to fish and James is an incredible host. Both my husband & son have pictures on here and even hold some lake records.”
“Just like to thank James...
...for my 48 hour session, 9 fish plus 1 cat. Brilliant time, thanks James.”
“Thank you very much...
...for all your help whilst staying with you. I really enjoyed myself and am already making plans for my return. I would like to say that you are a first class venue and I am very impressed with the professionalism. It was one of the best I have ever been to. Looking forward to my return.”
“Great place to relax...
...and get a bend in the rods. Excellent head of fish all in pristine condition. Great venue, James is extremely helpful and always keen to see you catch.”
“Can't thank James enough...
...for a fantastic day. To all our fishing friends who want to fish France this is the place to come, you're treated like kings and the women will love the tranquility of the lake.”
“Another great weeks fishing...
...at Etang de Azat-Chatenet with excellent host James. New venture this week for Iain as he took his in laws and relatives with him, all of whom have never really fished before! Great news all caught and all got the PBs!”
“We would like to say...
...thanks again for a brilliant couple of days fishing we have ever experienced, excellent host and most helpful in all aspects of helping us to fish the lake, most enjoyable. Hoping to sort out another break when we get chance.”
“Excellent days fishing...
...at Etang de Azat-Chatenet. A big thank you to James for his friendly welcome, advice and helping us with the miraculous days fishing. We did very good in the torrid heat. Total fish caught in 1 day. 6 catfish from 26lb to 55lb. 1 grass carp of 46lb, 1 small common carp and 3 hook pulls and 2 broken lines. A GREAT THANK YOU TO JAMES!!!”
“Thanks to James for...
...a fantastic weeks fishing, would recommend to anyone! James is very helpful and it's such a lovely place to stay.”
“Returned yesterday...
...from yet another great week's fishing. Once again thrashed by my 17 year old who got yet another lake record! Would thoroughly recommend this lake to everyone, James' hospitality and lakeside advice is second to none. Can't wait to return next year.”
“A new PB grass carp...
...for me at Etang de Azat-Chatenet weighing 47 lb 4oz after just 4 hours fishing. Chuffed. Thanks again!”
“Really enjoyed my first ever...
...session at Azat-Chatenet. Right from the off James couldn't have been more helpful. January 27th two mid twenties in 48 hours was very satisfying... especially in the colder conditions. My first fish was a 25lb white Koi which is a personal best, then my second fish was a 27lb mirror carp. Both fish largely due to James' excellent knowledge of his water and his stock. Both fish in immaculate condition and fought very well. Looking forward to the return visit in February.”
“Thoroughly enjoyed our visit...
...it really was the best camp site we have ever been fortunate enough to stay on and I had my best ever week's fishing. I'm looking forward to our next visit.”
“Thank you again...
...for a lovely week and amazing fishing. Out of all four of our visits this has got to be one of my most successful visits. I thoroughly enjoyed myself with some amazing catches, one of my top fishing memories at the age of 16. Once again thank you so much for your great hospitality and lakeside advice. Looking forward to our next visit.”

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