winter carp fishing with fishmeal boilie

Do Fishmeal Baits Work In Winter?

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. […]

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Capturing Another Villefond 50lb Carp

  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 […]

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A New Video From Vaux

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 […]

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Vaux – Carp Fishing With Accommodation At It’s Best

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 […]

A Week at Vaux

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 […]

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Owning a Carp Lake : An Interview with Bruno Simond 

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 […]

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A guide for a successful carp fishing trip in France

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 […]

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April Session Video at La Fonte

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 […]

La Fonte Carp Fishing Lake

La Fonte Venue Video

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 […]

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Discovering La Fonte – Part 2

  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 […]

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Hauling at La Fonte

 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 […]