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Our Top 5 Photos Of 2018

Reading through catch reports and photos from happy anglers is easily the best bit of the job. Here are five captures that really stood out this year.  Kevin Hayward with a stunning 52lb 4oz common at Lillypool. One of 18 fish for the group of 3 anglers. “We had a hard week with willow fluff […]

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Going Equipped for Big Catfish

Targeting monster catfish? Make sure you have the right tools for the job… Last year, I was fortunate to attend Catmaster Tackle’s annual social at Oakwood Park Lakes, in Norfolk. As an out-and-out carp angler, I figured – like many before and since – that, with a few tweaks here and there, my existing kit […]

Introducing… Birchwater

Birchwater is a 16 acre French carp fishing lake in the south-west of France. You’ll find 6 comfortable swims for a maximum of 6 anglers. The lake holds carp to just over 50lb, with a good head of carp at 25lb+.  There is also optional boathouse accommodation right on the edge of the lake which […]

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Villefond 2018 Highlights

With the 2018 season coming to an end we thought we could write a small piece to touch on some of the great things over the year. Firstly we would like to thank everyone that came to fish at Lac Du Villefond and spent time in our little slice of carpy heaven. 2018 as always […]

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A New Lake Record For Blue Lake

We’ve really seen Blue Lake come into its own the last couple of seasons. It has always been well regarded as a good action packed water with plenty of 20lb+ carp on the bank each week but this year we have seen many 40lb and 50lb+ carp landed too. 

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Technical Carping

Planning your next French carp fishing trip? Go large this summer…

The appeal of vast, windswept gravel pits is undeniable: acres of untapped, uncharted water, unsullied by angler pressure; the allure of the unknown; the chance of a previously uncaught leviathan. Question is: where the … heck do you start? Pay too much attention to social media, the mags and myriad YouTube vids, and you’d be […]

The Spring Carp Conundrum

Spring is just around the corner; the carp are on the move, and back on the munch. Contrary to accepted wisdom, however, this may not be the time to pile in the bait; rather, a softly-softly approach is often key to early season success… The nights are finally drawing in; the water temps are rising, and […]

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Owning a Carp Lake

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