We asked Matt Linstead to give us an account of his memorable fishing trip to 19-acre Etang du Furet this year, which culminated in two impressive 50lb+ carp…
We have just uploaded Mike and Matt Linstead’s video from their trip to Etang du Furet this May. They fished swims 4 and 5, landing numerous carp including two at a massive 50lb+.
Question from Will; I don’t see how putting a coating or netting around a bait will stop a crayfish from taking your bait? Hi Will, You are right there is nothing you can do to stop a crayfish eating your bait. What you can do is slow it down considerably, so that you are confident that […]
In the third and final part of this series, Angling Lines field tester Mike Linstead talks about the importance of getting the lighting right for your capture shots.
In this second of a series of articles, Angling Lines field tester and photographer Mike Linstead provides a few tips on self-take photography and the pros and cons against trusting someone else to get that perfect shot.
Paul Cooper explains why his favourite times of the year to get out on the bank is Spring, which in 2017 starts on the 1st March. With budding shrubs and trees, flowers and even weeds, the landscape colours up with new life.
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.
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 […]
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 […]