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JOHN & AMANDA CARPNOTICA BAITS  10-16TH MARCH


CARP: 41lb, 33lb 8oz, 28lb, 24lb 6oz, 42lb 8oz plus doubles


Another fantastic week despite the mud and it only being March, great fishing too.  Back in July – can’t wait.  Thanks Dave & Sue x



GRANT WILLIAMS WORK PARTY 17-24 MARCH


CARP: 41lb, 41lb 8oz, 43lb, 35lb, 42lb 8oz, 41lb, 43lb, 38lb, 34lb, 37lb, 39lb, 34lb, 34lb, 33lb, 35lb, 34lb, 39lb 8oz, 35lb, 44lb 8oz plus 4 twenties


Another fantastic trip, yet another fun filled week with weather not too good but the fishing was off the hook  and the food divine.  Thanks Dave & Sue xx



NEWMAN PARTY 24-31 MARCH


CARP: 45lb 12oz, 38lb 4oz, 43lb 8oz, 33lb 10oz, 41lb 14oz, 31lb 12oz, 39lb 12oz, 36lb, 35lb 6oz, 40lb 2oz, 35lb 6oz, 49lb 12oz, 42lb 12oz, 41lb 4oz, 45lb 4oz, 34lb 12oz, 42lb, 34lb, 53lb (New

Lake Record)  plus 6 twenties

GRASSCARP:  27lb, 36lb 8oz, 40lb 8oz, 45lb 8oz, 25lb 8oz


Good week even if weather was very very wet.  Fishing on Carp lake was very slow, only had 3 carp all week BUT had the new lake record of 53lb!!!  Plenty of small carp out of the Cat lake, approx over 100 small carp.  Only one cat of 34lb.  Food package was amazing with great fried brekkie and lovely home cooked food in the evening.  Thanks Dave & Sue, all the best.


THOMPSON PARTY 7-14 APRIL


Food excellent as always.  Fishing slow, lots of rain.  Regardless of weather still had a nice time, will be back for my 50 lb !!




GRANT WALKER, LUKE RUMBLE 14-21 APRIL


CARP:  33lb 9oz, 41lb 12oz, 42lb 12oz, 32lb 5oz, 39lb, 36lb 15oz, 42lb 6oz, 36lb 5oz plus 6 twenties


First time fishing in France.  Food was outstanding, fishing was just as good.  Sue and Dave are excellent hosts and I would highly recommend Windmill Lakes to everyone.  Sure to be back in the near future, had a really good time here.  PB’s all round



HAYTER PARTY 5-15 MAY


CARP: 43lb, 42lb, 49lb 5oz, 34lb 5oz, 38lb, 41lb, 36lb, 38lb, 32lb, 30lb, 32lb, 32lb, 40lb, 36lb, 31lb, 36lb, 43lb


Another great trip, had some lovely fish approx 20+ up to just under 50lb.  Food superb as usual Sue, many thanks, see you next year.


BAXTER PARTY 12-19 MAY


CARP:  34lb, 45lb 4oz, 54lb 4oz (New Lake Record)46lb 5oz, 30lb 5oz


WHAT A VENUE!

Food package was spot on, Dave & Sue are fantastic hosts and new lake record of 54lb 4oz was banked……If Carlsberg made Carp venues!!!



MITCHELL & RICHARD 19-26 MAY


Amazing trip once again.  31 fish including ten 40’s up to a PB for Mitchell at 49lb 12 oz.  Can’t wait to come back.  We love the place!



MC BERNEY PARTY 26 MAY – 2 JUNE


CARP:  41lb, 36lb, 36lb, 31lb 12oz, 38lb, 47lb plus numerous doubles from Cat lake

GRASS CARP:  44lb, 45lb

CATS:  111lb (New Lake Record) 90lb, 51lb, 80lb, 51lb plus 6 up to 38lb


Great time here at Windmill.  So many fish, 40’s carp, 100lb Catfish.  Great food and Sue & Dave are a fantastic couple.  Definitely be back. Thanks



DANIEL PARTY 2-9 JUNE


CARP:  39lb 3oz, 42lb 14oz, 39lb 6oz, 35lb, 32lb 8oz, 35lb 14oz, 51lb, 40lb 8oz, 30lb 8oz, 37lb 5oz plus 5 twenties

GRASS CARP: 35lb, 26lb 14oz, 25lb, 44lb 9oz

CATS:  32lb14oz, 32lb 4oz


Amazing place and amazing food to match.  Dave & Sue were really hospitable and the fishing was top notch.  PB’s were broken and every fish was immaculate.  Would definitely return in a heartbeat and will recommend a trip to everyone.  Thank you and see you next year.



MARSHALL PARTY 9-16 JUNE


CARP:  32lb, 48lb 9oz, 31lb, 35lb 5oz, 38lb, 41lb, 45lb plus 7 twenties

CATS:  2 to 36lb


Fantastic venue as always.  Dave & Sue excellent hosts and both fishing and food could not be better.  Shame about the rain but still a fantastic week.  We will be back, thanks Dave & Sue.



DUNN PARTY 7-14 JULY


CARP:  34lb 8oz, 39lb 10oz, 35lb 10oz, 34lb, 32lb, 34lb, 37lb, 38lb 4oz, 34lb 8oz, 39lb 10oz, 41lb 8oz, 40lb, 52lb, 36lb 1oz, 39lb 2oz, 34lb 5oz, 40lb 9oz, 30lb 8oz, 42lb plus 17 twenties

GRASS CARP: 48lb 8oz

CATS:  25lb


Very nice venue, very clean and good facilities.  Dave & Sue made us feel very welcome.  We will return.  Thank you.


COLIN CLAXTON 7-14 JULY Cat Lake Only


CATS:  49lb, 35lb, 60lb plus 2 twenties


Back after 3 years due to ill health.  Venue just gets better with every visit, hope to be back in August.  Sue & Dave great hosts. Thank you.


LOWE PARTY 14-21 JULY


CARP:  40lb, 34lb, 33lb, 42lb, 43lb 5oz, 33lb 10oz, 42lb

CATS:  34lb 22lb


What can I say about paradise.  Had a fantastic stay with lovely people and great food.  Already looking forward to coming again next year.


NATHAN STONEMAN PARTY 21-28 JULY (CAT LAKE ONLY)


CARP: 33lb numerous doubles from Cat lake

CATS:  83lb, 77lb, 52lb, 92lb, 42lb, 91lb



THORPE PARTY 21-28 JULY (CARP LAKE ONLY)


CARP: 27lb, 30lb, 20lb, 36lb, 40lb, 39lb, 37lb, 32lb, 40lb 39lb


We loved the lake, the food, the fishing, everything was lovely.  Will be back next year to catch a 55lb Grass carp.

Had a fantastic time, fishing was amazing.  Beat PB twice.


STAINES MASSIVE 28 JULY-4 AUGUST


CARP:  36lb, 41lb, 26lb, 36lb, 25lb, 31lb, 32lb, 25lb + numerous doubles

CATS:  22 fish inc. 55lb, 75lb, 75lb,

 

Another great week, thanks again 10th year.

Perfect as always, we’ll be back - can you turn the heat down next time please :-)


STEVE WILES & GARY 4-11 AUGUST


CARP:  47lb, 37.2lb, 37.6lb, 30lb, 38.5lb, 20lb, 33lb, 34.8lb, 45.3lb, 34.5lb, 34.12lb, 37.8lb, 33.4lb, 39.3lb, 20lb, 37.8lb, 30.4lb, 23.6lb, 37.6lb, 30.3lb, 20.3lb, 40.12lb, 38.6lb

Great week, fish testing at times but worth the effort.


DAN BAGLEY PARTY 11-18 AUGUST


CARP: 36.4lb, 23.4lb, 26.4lb, 33.12lb, 33.9lb, 30.1lb, 21lb, 22.09lb, 35.08lb, 20lb, 25lb, 24lb, 35lb, 34.08lb, 39.12lb, 20lb, 25.14lb, 22.08lb, 47lb, 31.08lb plus doubles

We had a great time, two PB’s broken, lovely food, will definitely be back!


HARRY & JOHN GANNON 18-25 AUGUST (CAT LAKE ONLY)


CARP: 50+ fish

CATS:  16 fish including 43lb, 42.8lb, 39lb, 41lb


Fishing was brilliant, food great and overall had a fantastic time.  Can’t wait to be back.


GARY & ANGIE KITCH 18-25 AUGUST (CARP LAKE ONLY)


CARP:  30lb, 35.4lb, 23lb, 38.10lb, 34lb, 33lb, 27lb, 40lb, 32.12lb,

Had a fantastic time - the venue is so picturesque and tranquil.  Great fishing on the carp lake and the fish are pristine.  Definitely going back pounds heavier with the fantastic food served to us.  Sue & Dave are so accommodating, thank you.  And I got the biggest fish, Angie :-)


RUSS GILL PARTY 25 AUGUST - 1 SEPTEMBER


CARP: 33lb, 32lb 2oz, 45lb 7oz, 39lb, 30lb 3oz, 36lb, 40lb 2oz, 34lb 4oz, 42lb, 38lb, 42lb, 36lb, 34lb, 37lb, 20lb, 38lb, 24lb, 20lb plus numerous doubles from Cat lake.

CATS: 30lb, 30lb, 20lb


We have had a wonderful week - caught lots of large carp.  Lodge very clean and the food was spot on.  Thanks you so much for making us so welcome.


GEOFF KNIGHTS PARTY 1-8 SEPTEMBER


CARP: 33lb, 24.5lb, 26lb, 21lb, 23lb, 42.5lb, 43.10lb, 34.8lb, 23.6lb plus doubles.


Great week at Windmill Lakes made so by Sue & Dave. Great fishing & relaxing, new PB’s for all :-)


MARK LITTLE PARTY 8-15 SEPTEMBER


CARP:38lb, 37lb, 38lb, 28lb 4oz, 33lb, 45lb, 26lb 8oz, 38lb, 39lb, 33lb, 41lb, 38lb 8oz, 35lb, 23lb 12oz, 24lb, 30lb, 36lb 12oz, 42lb, 32lb 8oz, 30lb, 37lb


We’d like to say a big thanks to Sue & Dave for looking after us throughout the week.  Great hospitality, amazing food and amazing fishing.  Thank you and good luck.


TIM BADHAM PARTY 15-22 SEPTEMBER

CARP: 40lb, 38lb 3oz, 28lb 3oz, 41lb 10oz, 35lb 10oz, 42lb 10oz, 36lb 6oz, 30lb 13oz, 26lb 2oz, 42lb, 35lb, 29lb, 26lb 3oz, 41lb 3oz, 38lb, 36lb 2oz

 

Again a lovely experience given by Dave & Sue at Windmill. (Lak of dreams)  Two new PB’x for myself (Glyn).  Kingfishers in the morning, little egrets-plenty of wildlife.  Relaxing setting, fantastic food package - very good.  Will deffo return, big thank you from us all.


MALLY WARNER PARTY 22-29 SEPTEMBER

CARP: 26lb, 28lb, 28lb, 30lb 12oz, 39lb, 26lb plus doubles

CATS: 78lb, 42lb, 28lb, 42lb, 31lb 8o\, 31lb 8oz


Great week again.  Hosts are fantastic & food was amazing.  See you next year - Shane

Brilliant week, me & son had over 100 carp from runs water and 9 cats up to 42lb.  Food is second to none, can’t beat it.


NICK DOWNER PARTY 29 SEPTEMBER - 5 OCTOBER

CARP:  23lb 12oz, 38lb 6oz plus doubles


Great week was had for all 3 of us.  Great food, great company and Sue & Dave were good hosts.


STAINES MASSIVE (WIFF & ANDY) 5-13 OCTOBER (cat lake only)

CATS: 6 fish up to 38lb

Yet again another great week, thank you.

See you soon xxx


PHILIP HOOKWAY PARTY 13-20 OCTOBER

CARP: 40lb, 48lb, 44lb plus numerous doubles from Cat lake

CATS: 38lb,

Fantastic venue.  Huge thanks to Sue & Dave for being such brilliant hosts.  Great haul from the lakes including 40lb, 44lb and 48lb Carp.  Very well maintained grounds and Sue and Dave are clearly proud.

Food awesome.  Shame to leave Omar and Boots behind :-) Great facilities. Very clean.  Really top notch venue all round.


IAN, WARREN, JOE & LEE 20-27 OCTOBER

CARP:  30.5lb, 22lb, 24lb, 20lb, 27.8lb, 37.8lb, 20lb, 45lb, 35lb, 42lb, 38lb, 36.5lb, 35.8lb, 41.8lb, 34lb, 27lb, 23lb, 40.2lb, 23lb, 30.2lb, 22lb, 26lb, 38lb, 35lb, 43lb, 23lb, 24lb, 40lb, 22lb, 37lb

As always Dave & Sue never disappoint.  Amazing food venue, fishing was hard but we got there in the end.  Long may our friendship continue.  Can’t wait to be back again.