We get lots of anglers looking for van hire recommendations for their French carp fishing trip. Here are a few companies to check out… 1. Nationwide Hire 0500 053 899 You choose an address, they deliver and collect at a time you chose between 08:45 and 17:30 and European insurance is included. They deliver vans, minibuses […]
2017 is off to an excellent start with a new lake record at Lillypool of 53lb 2oz, and a new common personal best for bailiff Richard too. This common was caught on a February session on the lake. Watch the video below to see the new record and a very happy angler!
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.
Great feedback and photos from Carl Latham who fished swim 5 on Brocard Large last October. Carl came home with a fantastic catch report of 3 forties and 2 thirties, here’s the rest…
If you’re looking for a family holiday this summer with some carp fishing included then take a look at the following four French carp fishing lakes. All have a week or two still available in the summer holidays this year and offer great fishing, accommodation and facilities for all the family.
A venue we are very excited to introduce, Tylan’s Lake is a must-visit for anyone looking for quality accommodation on the banks of a private carp fishing lake. The large stone house and its extensive covered terrace overlook a sweeping lawned garden which leads to an idyllic little lake. Previously a private family home for many […]
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 […]
We have rounded up our favourite carp fishing images from 2016, big thanks to all anglers for sending them through to us. 1. Tom Robson and Rowan Charnock visited Old Oaks back in February, here is what they had to say… “For anyone looking for their first 40lb or even 50lb fish I […]
This is the time of year when some of the biggest fish in a lake can be most vulnerable to capture; so winter carp fishing is not as mad as it might first appear! Good planning and preparation including refinement of baits, rigs and use of using warm clothing and equipment is easy. Read on […]
The following three carp fishing lakes in France are all under three hours drive from the port of Calais. So if you don’t fancy a long drive on the other side, they might just be the right lake for you… 1. Molyneux Molyneux is based in rural Normandy, a 2hr 50 drive from Calais. […]
Watersmeet saw new ownership this year and since closing for the season in September they have wasted no time in making improvements. This little venue has always been a firm favourite for many of our regulars looking for the full package and is set to be even more impressive for the 2017 season. Here’s owner […]
A short aerial video of Jonchery during the drain down and netting this November and also photos from the stock check including a cracking shot of the big ghost carp on many anglers ‘wanted’ list! 30 acre Jonchery is drained and netted each year, small roach and zander are removed and the carp stock safely […]
Terry and Steve have just returned from an Autumn trip to Bletiere, a beautiful little carp fishing venue in the heart of the French countryside with lakeside accommodation… ‘The wonder of the world, The beauty and the power, The shapes of things, Their colours, lights and shades, These I saw, Look ye also while […]
Fifteen-acre carp lake Brie is well loved for two reasons – it’s unbeatable setting and the stunning carp that it holds. Here’s our pick of the residents you’ll want to set your sights on… The lake has been carefully and selectively stocked over the years with carp bred by the lake’s owners, the Bachelier […]
. Are you struggling to find a French carp lake that can accommodate a large group of anglers? Here’s our pick of the best big French carp fishing lakes that cater for 10-16 anglers, making it ideal for that annual social… 1. Blue Lake (up to 10 anglers) You can expect lots of action […]
Here are 9 carp fishing lakes in France that are ideal for 4 anglers to share exclusively. From action-packed waters to big carp lakes, you can find something to suit below… 1. Alder The 6 acre carp lake feels spacious and accommodates up to 5 carp anglers. Fishing is from two sheltered banks where swims […]
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 […]
A trip to Old Oaks results in 28 carp for three anglers, topped off by the ‘Long Common’. Here’s Darren Garrett’s review of his third visit to this incredible carp lake… Holiday date: Sat 17th Sep to Sat 24th Sep 2016 Name of customer: Darren Garrett Number of anglers: 3 Details of your catches: Peg 4 – Glen Mirror Carp […]