carp fishing in france at lillypool

First Forty of the Season at Lillypool

Richard, bailiff at Lillypool, managed a quick session over the weekend, here’s the latest from the lake… ‘The first bit of sun, my first session, my first fish and the first 40 of the season!! I fished over friday and saturday while working on the lake, Friday resulting in a blank, but I did manage […]

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Life As A Bailiff – Part 2, Winter Carping

Six months have passed since I became a full time bailiff here in France at Lillypool lake and without doubt I have learnt more in these six months that I could ever have imagined.  I think that most anglers know we never stop learning.  I have met so many people, each with their own individual […]

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Life as a Bailiff – Pt 1, A Dream Come True?

Like many British carp anglers, the thought of one day living and working in France as an Owner or Bailiff on a carp fishery has never been far from the forefront of my future thoughts and aspirations. Four years ago, whilst on a fishing trip to France, I met Martin, one of the owners of […]

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Meet the Bailiff

Meet Richard, the new bailiff at Lillypool. We ask him how he got into the sport and what improvements he’s been busy with down at the lake… Lillypool is a beautiful 4 acre lake with an impressive head of fast growing Michel Bigot stocked carp up to a substantial 51lb. The lake is suitable for 4 […]