Richard Downie, October 2016

“Well what can I say about China lakes. I will start with the lake. It is one of the best looking lakes I’ve seen. Pegs are well spaced out and very clean. Very quite, no noise from anywhere. It’s like being in the middle of nowhere. The only thing you can hear are fish crashing out and alarms screaming. The facilities are second to none. Toilets and showers are very clean. The owners Vincent and Paul are two top blokes. They can’t do enough to make your fishing trip the best it can be. And the FOOD is to die for. I will be going back. Already booked for April. Keep up the excellent work lads.”

Gareth Jones, September 2016

“Amazing venue, the best hosts and their food is home cooked top, tasting and filling. Carp are like steam trains and fight like hell. I’ve smashed my PB and booking up for next year with out a doubt. With 3 lakes to choose from and the most quiet and peaceful area it’s bliss.”

Tim Collett, August 2016

“Just returned from my first trip to France fishing at China Lakes and I have to say I loved every single aspect of it! The hospitality was brilliant, the meals were of the highest standard and the fish fought like steam trains!

Started off in peg 6 and managed to blank 2.5 days at the start of the trip so instinct and fish splashing told me I had to move! So that’s exactly what I did into peg 5, a peg the owners told me rarely produced any fish…. and then after that every 3-4 hours was producing a fish for me. The lake fished tougher than expected with the other 2 anglers managing to bank 6 fish between them but I guess the fish were just holding up where I had my rigs luckily and with consistent baiting I managed to keep them on me.

So finishing the week on 15 fish myself sent me completely over the moon. Fish from 19lbs to 33.8lbs averaging around 26/27lbs so unfortunately none of the bigger residents tripped up for me this time but all in all an awesome first French trip and I’ll be rebooking for next year asap!”

Bunny Bonnett, July 2016

“Had a great week at China Lakes. Caught 25 carp one of which was a pb Mirror of 49lb 8oz. Venue is very comfortable,well laid out and the lakes are picturesque. Lots of quality hard fighting carp are stocked in the lake. Paul is very sociable, helpful and makes your stay an enjoyable one. The food is very good and Paul speciality “rustic mashed potatoes ” is to die for. Thanks very much for a very enjoyable week. Bunny & Rob.”

Gary Pratt, June 2016

“Stunning venue, beautiful lake. Mint condition carp that fight like crazy and the hosts are pretty dam fab too. Loved having the dogs to fuss also. Thank you for an awesome week. Me and pops will be back as soon as possible. Thank you.”

Mick Clark, May 2016

“Some good quality hard fighting fish to be had from these lakes, the swims are well spaced out & I personally saw 3 bivies on 1 of the pegs which tells you how spacious they are, the pegs are a sand base so no need for mallets & spotlessly clean. The owners Paul & Vince are busy getting the lodge which has TV & pool table up & running for the use of anglers, there is also a separate shower & toilet block. The food package is good value for money, while we were there we had a bacon sausage & egg baguette delivered every morning & a cooked 2 course meal every evening, with english snacks on sale in the lodge along with soft drinks. All in all what more could you ask for with the nearest port being just over an hour away from the lakes.”

Ian Carbon, May 2016

“What a fantastic place to fish. Pristine hard fighting carp, picturesque lakes and surroundings. Great food and Paul and Vince could not do more to help from taking the boat out for snagged line to lending me alarms.”

Ben Hough, May 2016

“Great venue, great guys, really nice food. Good luck with it. I really recommend the lake.”

Phill Swift, April 2016

“Well, what can I say?? I actually feel privileged to have fished such a beautiful fishery. Myself and Charlie have had an amazing trip over to the lake and I have landed 25 carp in a weeks fishing. By no means is this lake a runs water, we have fished hard and persevered through scorching days and freezing nights and it paid off big time. Paul and Vince are a credit to angling and share their love of the sport and give you the opportunity to catch a fish of a lifetime. I recommend this venue to anyone and also the bait you can purchase direct, it is top quality. I look forward to our return…… Phil “the hat” Swift”

Adrian Yearley, April 2016

“What a place, had such a great time, owners were ace, the fishing was off the hook and met some cracking lads over there. Thanks once again Paul and Vince. Top lake, top blokes. See you again :)”

Charlie Higham, April 2016

“Fantastic water run by two fantastic guys. I couldn’t have asked for a better time. Fingers crossed I will see you back end of the year.”

James Savory, April 2016

“Massive thanks too Paul and Vince at China Lakes for inviting us over last week. These guys really have made this a complex that is a pure pleasure to fish with clean and tidy facilities all the way to the amazing cuisine. Then there is the absolute immense and pristine fish that live there !!! FANTASTIC WEEK ON A FANTASTIC LAKE !! Cheers guys cant wait too come back.”