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John Ellerton & Grant King Carpnotica 25/03 – 01/04/17


A difficuly start to the week, however I mananges to land 4 carp up to 42lb 8oz.  The food as always was mega.  Many thanks to Dave & Sue,  Grant


Another fantastic week.  Fishing was slightly slow due to temperature and time of year but still had 4 carp biggest 37.4lb and all in daylight so some good sleeps too!

Food excellent as always, as was Sue & Dave’s company.  Will be back in July and already counting down.  Thank you xx



Lee Giddens Party  08/04 – 15/04/17


CARP:  32lb, 22lb 8oz, 32lb 5oz, 30lb 5oz, 38lb 4oz, 23lb 8oz plus several doubles.


Another great week, slow due to weather but always a brill week, will be back soon.


John Fortuna Party  15/04 – 22/04/17


Great week here at Windmill.  Extremely hard weeks fishing, unfortunately we didn’t catch anything from the Carp lake.  We managed to catch around 10 doubles from the Cat lake.  The food package is amazing, we loved every meal.  Sue & Dave were lovely and the hospitality & venue was amazing.  Thanks again Dave & Sue



Steve Anderson Party 06/05 – 13/05/17


CARP:36lb 3oz, 37lb 12oz, 20lb 8oz, 34lb, 30lb, 42lb 14oz plus 4 doubles

CATS: 60lb


Caught my favourite fish again, the Grass Carp.  Can’t wait to come back next year to catch some more.  Get in there!!!


Also had a 42.12lb Mirror, that wasn’t too bad


Great food, float fishing on the Cat lake was very exciting with carp from 8 – 15.8lb caught and small roach and 16lb Cat.



Matt Hoare Party 13/05 – 20/05/17


CARP: 41lb, 22lb, 23lb, 34lb, 21lb, 41lb 5oz plus 70-80 doubles from Cat lake.

CATS: 22lb & 49lb


Great venue, lovely food, great hospitality & venue.  Had a good holiday and enjoyable week.  Many thanks.

Really nice place, I have enjoyed my first experience in France.  I am glad I got to catch my first Cat. Thanks.



Steve Wiles & Gary Smith 20/05 – 27/05/17


CARP:  45lb 2oz, 29lb, 46lb 3oz, 20lb 4oz, 41lb 5oz, 43lb plus 3 doubles

CATS:  35lb & 49lb


Another trip to Windmill and faultless as ever.  Food, weather, fishing all spot on.  Thanks Dave & Sue, will be back next year.



Dean Ayres Party 27/05 – 03/06/17


CARP:  72 fish to 27lb

CATS: 14 fish to 72lb


Fantastic fishing, great fun on the Cat lake.  Caught over 70 carp and 15 Cats up to 70lb.  Great food every day.  Thank you Dave & Sue.



Liam Adcock Party 03/06 – 10/06/17  CARP LAKE ONLY


CARP: 40lb 6oz, 37lb 5oz, 27lb 8oz, 30lb, 25lb 8oz, 20lb, 33lb 10oz, 36lb 3oz, 30lb 6oz, 37lb 3oz, 31lb, 30lb 5oz, 34lb 10oz, 37lb 10oz, 44lb 14oz, 28lb 5oz, 36lb 15oz, 30lb 10oz, 22lb 10oz


Good week fishing.  



Chris & Cora Armstrong 03/06 – 10/06/17  CAT LAKE ONLY


CARP:  50 fish to 16lb

CATS:  20 fish to 70lb


Fantastic week Catting with loads of carp too.  Food was out of this world….



Rob Tinton Party 10/06 – 17/06/17


CARP:44lb 6oz, 27lb, 44lb 3oz, 41lb, 38lb, 34lb, 34lb 3oz


Great food and venue, will be back.

Fantastic venue, weather and food.  Great hosts and some great fish caught.



John Lewer Party: 24/06 - 01/07/17


CARP: 42lb, 32lb 8oz, 23lb, 34lb 5oz, 33lb, 31lb 41lb 2oz, 35lb 8oz, 29lb 2oz, 39lb, 37lb, 35lb, 30lb 2oz, 21lb, 28lb, 37lb, 29lb, 29lb, 31lb, 34lb, 40lb, 40lb 2oz, 43lb 7oz, 31lb 8oz, 27lb, 33lb


Excellent venue.  Lots of beautiful carp caught.  Food to die for and Sue and Dave fantastic hosts.  Will be back !!!!  if I’m not banned


GREAT FOOD – fishings – beat my PB 4 times!!!! Will be back.


Fantastic week, great food and good company. The fish were an added bonus!



Robbie Ackers & family: 01/07 - 08/07/17


CARP:  29lb, 38lb, 38lb, 45lb, 40lb, 22lb, 28lb, 30lb, 20lb


Life changing experience.  Come to France to beat my PB and broke it 4 times.  Absolutely amazing venue.  The food is out of this world.  This is a venue not to be missed.  Sue and Dave are so friendly feel like we have known them for years.


Paul Berry Party: 08/07 - 15/07/17


CARP: 41lb, 39lb plus doubles


Perfect week! Couldn’t have asked for anything else.  Many thanks.

Absolutely excellent all round.  Thanks for everything.

Extremely happy with everything. Thank you



Anthony Lowe & son: 15/07 - 22/07/17


CARP:  36lb, 48lb 8oz, 41lb 12oz, 22lb 13oz

CATS:  32lb 8oz , 21lb 12oz


Everything about Windmill Lakes is perfect.  The owners can’t do enough, the fish are in great condition and the lake is beautiful.  Thanks, see you next year.


John & Amanda Carpnotica Baits: 15/07 – 22/07/17


CARP:38lb, 47lb 8oz, 31lb, 20lb, 33lb, 23lb 8oz, 37lb, 20lb, 27lb 8oz, 44lb 12oz, 29lb 4oz


Another fantastic week with 16 fish to 47lb 8oz.  What more could you want? We had beautiful weather, made new friends and Sue and Dave as always, fantastic hosts.  Can’t wait to be back.



Ian Williams Party:  22/07 – 29/07/17


CARP:  24lb 5oz, 24lb, 41lb, 37lb 2oz, 52lb 8oz, 44lb, 46lb 5oz, 42lb 8oz, 41lb 8oz, 39lb 10oz, 33lb 5oz, 22lb 6oz, 27lb, 36lb 5oz, 44lb, 31lb, 23lb 1oz, 24lb, 26lb, 36lb, 32lb, 39lb, 38lb 2oz, 43lb, 42lb 8oz, 38lb, 36lb, 30lb, 27lb 4oz, 41lb, 40lb 5oz, 39lb, 30lb, 20lb, 23lb, 39lb 6oz


39 fish including 15 thirties, 10 forties and 1 fifty.


Dan Hursey & family: 29/07 – 05/08/17


CARP:  31lb plus 100+ fish from Cat lake,

CATS:  18 – 28lb


Was really good to be back, always made to feel welcome, like being at home.  Sue and Dave are just brilliant hosts, food is out of this world as usual   Weather was lovely, caught lots of carp ranging from 10lb to 31lb.  We all caught catfish in one day, 17lb, 24lb, 26lb, 28lb & lost 2 big cats.  Don’t want to go home, I’ve already tried to find myself a little hiding spot!!! Thank you both again so much.  Until next year  xxx


Staines Massive: 05/08 – 12/08/17


CARP:  41lb, 30lb, 22lb, 27lb, 29lb, 24lb, 38lb, 44lb 25lb, 40lb, 35lb, 20lb

CATS:  52lb, 24lb, 20lb, 41lb, 45lb, 74lb, 50lb


10 years we’ve been visiting Windmill and all 6 of us had PBs – unbelievable!!! Sue and Dave fantastic and as always food “out of this world”.

Thanks again for another great week.  See you soon.



Mark Bennison & family: 12/08 - 19/07/17


CARP: 32lb 4oz, 29lb 15oz, 41lb 8oz, 33lb 7oz, 39lb 10oz,  29lb 9oz, 31lb 10oz, 33lb 5oz, 42lb 11oz, 29lb 11oz, 44lb 5oz, 26lb 11oz, 21lb 2oz, 35lb 11oz, 25lb 8oz, 21lb 10oz


Brilliant week lapping up the beautiful scenery.  Children enjoyed the lakes as much as we did.  Caught some beautiful fish every day.  We all enjoyed excellent food and mum needs to diet when we get home!  Sad to leave, looking forward to coming back in 2 years.  Can’t come quick enough.  A big thanks for a great family holiday.



Steve Wiles & Martin   : 19/08 – 26/08/17


CARP: 36lb, 32lb, 32lb 10oz, 52lb, 39lb, 37lb 4oz, 31lb 6oz, 35lb 8oz, 35lb 10oz, 41lb, 44lb plus twenties

CATS: 94lb


Another great fishing holiday at Windmill.  Carp were stunning and a crazy cat at 94lb.  A beautiful lake and surroundings and good food.  Can’t wait till next year.

Many thanks to Dave and Sue for all your hard work.



Deklan Marshall & party:  26/08 – 02/09/17


CARP:  33lb, 52lb, 35lb, 43lb 8oz, 30lb 6oz, 34lb 4oz, 30lb plus twenties and doubles

CATS:  52lb 1oz, 20lb


Amazing week on Windmill.  Everyone landing new PBs upto 52lb, what more could you want.   Sue and Dave are amazing hosts and the food package is absolutely out of this world.  We will be back next year.   Thanks again.



Mark Little & party:  02/09 – 14/09/17


CARP: 44lb, 32lb, 40lb, 32lb, 32lb 8oz, 37lb, 31lb, 32lb 8oz, 36lb, 33lb, 37lb 5oz, 32lb, 34lb 8oz, 34lb, 43lb 8oz, 37lb, 30lb plus 11 twenties and 3 doubles.


Thank you for an amazing weeks fishing and hospitality.  We have thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and catching fish to 44lbs was a bonus.  We look forward to seeing you in the future.  Best Wishes Mark, James and Jack.



Tim Badham and party:  23/09 – 30/09/17


CARP: 31lb 12oz, 39lb 11oz, 37lb 12oz, 38lb, 37lb 12oz, 24lb 7oz, 40lb 11oz, 35lb, 43lb 11oz, 40lb 6oz, 42lb 15oz, 30lb 12oz, 26lb 7oz, 29lb 10oz, 25lb 6oz, 36lb 3oz & 32lb 0oz


Again thank you for a fantastic weeks fishing with plenty of big fish, beautiful scenery and wildlife, fantastic hosts Sue & Dave, great food package.  Real special place with the three of us returning next year. (Big thank you !!!)


Graham Wagg and party:  07/10 – 14/10/17 (Cat lake only)


CARP: Numerous to 20lb

CATS: 102lb, 46lb, 52lb, 42lb, 40lb & 30lb


Great week, started with a 102lb cat to Graham.  A few more good cats and loads of carp to 20lb.  Thanks to Sue for excellent food and hospitality.  Hope to see you again soon.  Thanks John, Graham & Neil.



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