If you listen to the experts you would never use a fishmeal boilie over the winter months. My thinking was the same, however over the years my views have changed drastically. For the past 2 years I have continued to fish through the Winter months, feeding and fishing with Squid and Orange from Quality Baits. […]
In this new series of articles, Angling Lines field tester and photographer Mike Linstead provides a few tips and pointers to help with getting the best pictures from your carp fishing trip.
Fishery manager Mark Lambert fills us in on the latest news from big carp water Villefond… 2016 has been a great year for Lac du Villefond, producing lots of big fish and increasing our lake record to 65lb+. Lots of new carp breaking the 50lb+ barrier for the first time, one of which is […]
Angling Lines field tester Mike Linstead continues with his tips and advice on some points to consider during a trip.
Angling Lines Field Tester Mike Linstead give his insight into preparing yourself for a carp fishing trip to France.
Mike Linstead and Paul Cooper visited Vaux back in September to film a new venue video, showcasing the lake, fishing and accommodation. Watch it below… Vaux is a small private carp lake with a superb stone built mill house that dates back to the 16th Century. Approximately 2 hours from the ferry port of Caen and […]
Paul Cooper reviews Vaux, an idyllic 3 acre carp lake with charming accommodation right on the bank… I was sitting on my syndicate lake taking in the surroundings when I had an unexpected phone call from Dave Keep, MD of Angling Lines. I was aware that he was only weeks away from yet another trip to […]
Pat Gillett had a very busy week at Jonchery #7 this September, with over 100+ fish on the bank! Here’s his story… I have just got back from an action packed week of carp fishing at the Angling Lines venue Jonchery 7. I was accompanied on this trip by my brother David and ex-work mate Garry […]
Angling Lines field tester Mike Linstead recently spent a week alongside fellow field tester Paul Cooper at one of our long established venues Vaux, to film and fish for some of the stunning carp in this beautiful lake. Early autumn is one of my favourite times of year to head over to fish for Carp in France […]
Our field tester Paul Cooper explains why La Fonte is the right French carp lake for you if you’re after plenty of action! What do you want out of a French fishing adventure. Is it sitting it out for that one special carp? Or do you prefer action with the chance of picking up the […]
During his recent trip to Deux Iles, our field tester Mike Linstead took the opportunity to find out a little more about the lakes owner, Bruno Simond and his fascinating journey towards setting up his exciting lake. At 23 Bruno Simond is one of the youngest lake owners in France. As a dedicated carp angler […]
That very 1st French carp fishing trip can be daunting, especially if you are in a party of anglers that are all virgins to the French carp scene. The possibility is that you will be fishing for very wise big old carp that have seen every rig, tactic, and bait available. I think that there are a […]
As you begin to think about your trip this year, we thought it would be a good idea to recap on how to go about choosing the right venue. I have made quite a few trips to France over the last 15 years (1 to 3 times per year) and usually to different venues, with this […]
Here’s the video diary from Paul Cooper & Jim Kelly’s visit to La Fonte this April, a well established carp lake in the Perche region of France. This 7 acre lake is ideal for up to 5/6 anglers and can best be described as a runs water! Just 1hr 40 drive from Caen and 3hr 40 […]
The venue video is here for our latest lake, La Fonte. Mike and Matt Linstead had an incredible run of carp at the 7 acre lake in Normandy, France. Just three and a half hours drive from Calais, this lake is best described as a runs water and ideal for 4 anglers to share exclusively […]
Mike and Matt Linstead continue their week at La Fonte (read part 1 here). With fast approaching 30 fish between them in the first few days, they decide a change of tactics is in order. Not wanting to lull the fish into a predictable pattern we decided that Wednesday would see us flip our […]
We asked Jim Kelly and Paul Cooper to travel out to 7 acre La Fonte, in the Normandy region of France. Here’s what they found… La Fonte is situated in a wooded stream valley. It is very picturesque, with tree lined banks and a multiplicity of birdlife. The dawn chorus is particularly spectacular and sets […]
At the end of April we sent Matt and Mike Linstead to field test and film another new lake to our portfolio, La Fonte. After travelling through the night on the Friday, we hopped off the Euro tunnel in the early hours and headed south to the quiet corner of Normandy where the lake is situated. A three […]
Mike Linstead introduces our newest venue, Deux Iles. An 8 acre lake with two islands, each equipped with it’s own lodge. Ideal for up to 4 anglers and with stunning looking carp to over 50lb. The video was filmed in April this year and you can watch it below… Want more information on Deux […]
Mike Linstead is back from Deux Iles, a 7 acre carp fishing lake settled within a 22 acre plot in the heart of the Eure Valley in Normandy. Here’s his report… It’s not everyday you get the opportunity to fish a lake that has barely seen a line in the water. But, back in December, whilst reporting […]