Visitor’s messages, Recommendations, testimonials and Feedback

Visitor book remarks, emails and postcards received from them, and our Anglers, and occasionally from others fishing, visiting or staying at Nineoaks. We hope very much that you appreciate their comments and feedback on our services, our coaching, about our facilities, and of the fishery in general?

Bill & Val

Nineoaks in Summer youngster from Llangollen with a fine Common visiting angler lands excellent Carp from Main Pool Our Barbel are growing nicely
Feedback comments starting with year:-


Fished here before, do add your comments on our Facebook page or our Google+ page

"Facebook feedback remarks left by Bill Singleton, (Nantwich, Cheshire), on our Facebook page and reads as follows:

Hi bill just a quick thank you for another brilliant stay.Bill Singleton with a 18lb 12oz common carp caught 6 weeks after Rob Keeling's
With a new pb it just gets better. The chub and barbel add more interest as to what is taking the bait when the float goes under. The big roach in the house pool are still alluding me though but maybe next time. Many thanks to Val and the girls for keeping the accommodation spotless as usual.
Bill and Ann

"Thank you" card received from Clive and his son Phil who travel here from Hull.


Card reads:-

Just a quick note to say what a brilliant two weeks we've had fishing. It's been a lovely holiday. Cottage as always clean, tidy and homely, and I caught well over 100lbs nearly every day. So that was worthwhile.
Just a shame we don't live nearer as I would really struggle to not go fishing on every day I had.
So, thank you both for a great two weeks. I shall have to keep in touch and hopefully won't be to long before we visit again.
Take care, all the best Clive and Phil.

Comment: Clive had another holiday a couple of months later. He's been coming here for a two week holiday for the past 6 years!

"Thank you" card received from John and Susan White, Ludlow in 2014.

Card reads:-

To Val and Bill
Many thanks for your Hospitality.
We have had a wonderful time. You certainly do have a lovely home. John and Susan White.

Visitor's book remark Saturday, October 31st, 2015 from Richard & Sue Smith, Bristol

From Comments Book, reads:-

Great stay, made to feel really welcome from the moment of arrival
Richard loved the fishing and all the help from Bill.
Great seeing all the birds of pray and other wildlife.
We will return next year without fail.
Loved every minute

There are many such remarks in all of our visitor comment books.

Received unsolicited email Friday, June 19th, 2015 from Martin & Christine Barnett

Hello Bill & Val,
Just a quick thank you to you both for the wonderful time that we all had at Nine-oaks. The fishing was first class and so too the cottage. We hope to return in the future.
Martin & Christine Barnett
PS The deposit cheque arrived yesterday in the post.


Received unsolicited email Saturday, July 12th, 2014 from Brian harrison and his wife

Hi Bill sorry have not been in touch earlier just a quick mail to say thanks for the great weekend fishing. It was all it was said to be, and we would visit you again soon once again thanks.


Received unsolicited mail from Ron Cousins (Welsh Correspondent for the Angler’s Mail) and his wife Caroline, Sunday June 16th, 2013.

We have just stopped running around long enough to thank you for two most pleasant days at your fishery.
It was a pleasure to be on the lakes and the fishing was first class. I have also managed to add a few things to the accumulated years knowledge and will never look at a mussel in the same way again.
I don’t know whether I told you but I am on the Louise Elliot show on BBC Radio Wales between 2pm and 3pm on Wednesday and anglers are invited to ring, email or text with questions or opinions for discussion.
All the Best Ron & Caroline

Received reply email from Owen Harris in response to an email from Bill, Monday March 18th, 2013.

Thanks Bill. We had a very good time - the cottage was very comfortable. I did find the missing payment - it was on my account as unclaimed probably because I made a mistake with the address.
You will certainly see us again- perhaps later in the year.
Regards, Owen

Received unsolicited email from Simone McNeil of Aberporth, Monday 13th, August 2012

Thank you Bill and Val, for another memorable fishing day for the grandchildren and their parents (and myself and Tony - grandparents). Having taught them the rudiments last year they couldn’t wait to have another go. They remembered all you had said. We couldn’t have had a better day. Caitlin (aged 9) caught a fish at her first cast! Then 2 more immediately! She had ten before the end of the day. Conor (aged 12) had to be more patient but he too caught 10 fish before the day was over.
Tony caught 28! Even I managed 4 small roach and then a good sized carp, followed by a very attractive mirror carp and on my last cast of the day a superb golden carp! This was such a super family activity and one we will all look forward to on another occasion.
Thank you for organising such excellent weather too in a summer of appalling weather conditions. We regularly recommend Nineoaks to others interested in fishing and they are always thrilled with the number and variety of their catch.
Our day was EXCELLENT!

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Received unsolicited email from David Wright of New Quay, Cornwall Monday 9th, July 2012.

Hello Bill and Val, Really enjoyed our stay with you last week, shame about the weather, never mind the break did us both good, bit of a wrench for both of us getting back to work today, the week went so quickly.
We would very much like to stay with you again next year, are you taking bookings yet? If at all possible we would like Snowdrop again and also the same week, last weekend in June and the first week in july.
Hope you are both well and look forward to seeing you both next year,
Best wishes Dave and Linda, Newquay Cornwall.

Received unsolicited email From Joyce Linaker of Glossop, Derbyshire July 3rd, 2012.

Hi Bill and Val
Just received my damages cheque and the "thank you" note from yourselves, which is much appreciated . We had a very enjoyable stay at Nineoaks and highly recommend it to others - great fishing, lovely clean caravan and a great holiday all round.
Thanks again for a great holiday.

Received unsolicited email From Brenda Bilverstone (from Sussex) June 7th, 2012

Hi Bill and Val.
Thanks for a great weeks hol had by all. We were really lucky weather wise this time and had some great catches.
I wonder if you could tell me how much it would be if we came on weds 12th, June 2013 till sat 22nd, also the price if we did 15th, june to weds 26th, and even 2 weeks from the 15th,.
It will be my sisters 60th birthday next year, so thought it would be nice to have a bit longer together. Sorry to get your brain working?
Look forward to your reply.

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Saturday 2nd June 2012.

A “thank you” card from Elaine & Kevin plus Jackie & Jim from Hucknall, Notts.:-
To Val and Bill;
Thank you for making us so welcome and for ensuring we had a lovely Time.
Best Wishes.


Received unsolicited email From Mr Peter Chisholm of Penrhiwgaled Arms, Cross Hands.

Hello bill, was not able to find you when I left so can I pay double next time, which may be in 2 weeks?
Oh, I caught about 20 carp up to about 12lb mainly on cat biscuit, but also had some on bread.
Thanks peter.


Received unsolicited email from Phil & Jennifer Silvester 23rd October 2010

hi bill  i am still learning about this internet but wanted to say thank you for a lovely stay,  the cottage was really nice and we enjoyed the surrounding area both walking cliff paths and cycling. hope to be back next year.
Thanks Jenny & Phil

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Received unsolicited email from Professor Pál András from Hungary 9th July 2010

Dear Bill and Val,
We stayed at Nine Oaks last week with My wife. We had the most wonderful time at Nine Oaks and Wales and I can’t wait to return, but next time hopefully for a longer break.
Thank you for your kind hospitality and tuition. We hope to return soon. Meanwhile I’ll show Hungarian carpers something I learned in Wales... some luncheon meat. :)
Please say hello to doggy Dyl and the fish for me.
Best wishes,
Anna and Andras


Young Keiron Houghton’s first Mirror Carp Stuart Houghton caught in the Novice Pool this fine 7.5lb Mirror Carp Received unsolicited email from Alan 2nd August 2009

Hi Bill,
Just a couple of pictures for your gallery
Keiron Houghton (Aged 11) from Widnes Cheshire with a 6lb Mirror Carp landed on the main lake on bacon paste pellet, and his older brother Stuart (Aged 15) with his 7.5lb Mirror Carp landed from the novice pool whilst fishing on slug.
Once again, thanks for everything, we're all still “buzzing” from a fantastic week at Nine Oaks which far outweighed our expectations. I asked the kids on the way home whether they would prefer a Spain beach holiday or Nine Oaks, the answer was unanimous and we all hope to be back very soon.
Alan Houghton and Family.

A copy of the front page of the original card received by the fishery A copy of the inside of the original card received by the fishery Received a copy from brothers Paul & Brian Trubshaw.

What a fantastic card made by them for their 80 year old Dad for his 80th Birthday treat - absolutely fantastic and a credit to them both.
The inside of the card reads:
To celebrate your forthcoming 80th Birthday.
We have arranged a fishing holiday at Nine Oaks Fishery, Oakford near New Quay.
You will be collected around 9.00am on Friday 7th September & the journey of adventure & fun begins.
The card contains pictures taken from our web site. Stunning!

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A copy of the original thank-you card received by the fishery Received by unsolicited mail Friday 5th July 2007 from husband & wife Joan & Keith Woodcock.

We would like to thank you Val & Bill for the hospitality given to us during our week at Nine Oaks Fishery. You made us feel very comfortable and the fishing and accommodation was excellent.
We would also like to thank Bill for the return A.A Route home. That was “spot on”. It took five hours with a half hour stop (didn't get lost once). Hope to see you next year with our friends.
Joan & Keith Woodcock (Goole)

A Stanbrook Photo trophy of some of their fish caught at Nineoaks during their recent fishing holiday here. Thank you and a very merry christmas to you both.

The christmas card we received was a lovely picture.
I have attached one of many photos that we took during our visit in August,
thank you again for a fab time.
Caroline, Dave & Steven Stanbrook

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Received by unsolicited email Wednesday 13th December 2006 from Husband and Wife who had stayed and fished at Nineoaks previously.

Thank you very much for another very relaxing and comfortable stay at yours. We do really love it there and would like to book again for 2007. Would it be possible to book the 2 bedroomed for three people - in on Monday 29 October and out on Sunday 4 November, 2007, 6 nights in all and hopefully lots of fish and good weather!
Please confirm. Look forward to hearing from you.
Jennifer Mcelroy, Reading

Received by unsolicited email Sunday 11th June 2006

hello this is Mr.Davison from Barnsley
I'm using my partners email address . On behalf of my party and my self I wish to thank you both for a really enjoyable stay last week and we will be recommending you to friends .the fishing and accommodation were excellent .Once again thank you

Merna Kincaid's step father with his best catch of during their weeks family fishing holiday at Nineoaks Received by unsolicited email Monday 23rd April 2006:

Hi Bill and Val
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay with you very recently, and I attach a photograph of the biggest catch of the week for our lads.
My husband Arnold and I are really looking forward to seeing you both again on 5th, August as agreed.
Again, many thanks for a lovely time.
Merna Kincaid

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Mr Joe Megonnell Received by email 21st April 2006

The ability of the teacher is judged by the success of the student. Not very big but a good fight and a good start.
Joe & Deann Megonnell


December 2004 with the Welsh Ladies International Fly Fishing Team after a day at Nineoaks 16th December 2004 by email: Welsh Ladies International Fly Fishing Team

Had a great day at your fishery the other Sunday, You kindly said that you could email me a copy of the 6lb fish I caught. Sorry its taken me so long but I have been ill and this is the first time I have been able to use the computer.
I'm telling everyone what a great day we had. Still no piece in last week or this weeks Carmarthen Journal but perhaps after xmas they will pop it in.
Cheers for now - hope to see you in the New Year.

Regards Simone

Craig Lovell proudly presents one of the fish he caught at the Fishery 4th July 2005 by email:


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22nd June 2004 by email:
Julia and I would like to thank you for a friendly and enjoyable day at Nine Oaks last week during our stay in Pembrokeshire.
We both remarked during the rest of the week how well the fishery is kept and run, having visited a vast amount of trout venues on our travels the standards vary considerably. Nine Oaks is amongst the best we've found and is a credit to your hard work. We both caught after 7pm during a hot day. The trusty Diawl Bach and sinking line never seems to fail in Wales and tempted us nine prime fish, two of mine well over four pounds and one in particular well over five.
We both wish you all the best a Nine Oaks and hope to see you again one day.
David and Julia Martin

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