Here are 10 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…
This really is invaluable advice for any carp angler, big thanks to Jamie Simpson for these tips on how to avoid Weil’s Disease whilst fishing…
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.
Our field tester Paul Cooper explains why La Fonte is the right French carp lake for you if you’re after plenty of action!
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 […]
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 […]
Ok! so you have decided to go to France carp fishing , what should you look for and where should you go? Do your homework before you go: Make sure you book a reputable venue with a good track record. It might sound attractive to fish a pioneering venue, but it’s your holiday you […]
Last week Lillybelle welcomed team Ashima’s Emily Blake and Martin Earlam. A very productive week was had by both anglers, but Emily took all honours with most fish banked and biggest fish of the week too. To cap it all Emily also broke our current ladies record not once but twice, with a new pb […]
If you’re currently planning a French carp fishing trip, have a look at our top tips for choosing the right venue… There are only 2 of us… Can we book a lake exclusive? Yes, you certainly can. Exclusive lakes come in all sizes but most exclusively available lakes are around 3 to 5 acres, and take […]
The secret to a good fishing trip to France is preparation and being well equipped. This necessarily means a certain expense, but if you want to enjoy your trip and not have it turn into an unpleasant fiasco: like the boy scouts say “Be Prepared”. Keeping warm, dry and well fed will go a long way […]
Chuck Ives provides some advice on carp fishing holidays in France; from initially picking a venue, preparation for the trip and finally the journey through France and a few personal fishing tips. Hopefully these blogs will help anyone thinking about going to France for the first time… or even just to give an insight into the […]
How confident are you about fishing a 3 acre lake, or maybe a 4 acre lake or even a 10 acre lake? Most anglers would say that they’d know the features to bait up to:- snags, overhanging trees, island margins, the edge of weed beds to name but a few. Now lets increase the size of […]
Steve Bedford has written a really great informative post on his trip to Golden Oak from start to finish. A perfect read if you’re either looking for an accommodation venue with great fishing OR if it’s your first trip to France carp fishing and you want some pointers… Well it’s been a while since my […]
Here’s our top 5 tips on getting the best value out of your ferry crossing… It’s cheaper to take a car and trailer than 2 cars A minibus doesn’t cost much more than a car Booking additional height (above 1.7m) costs very little more. But it must be booked in advance so if your bedchairs etc. will […]
Five simple things to avoid; 1. Paris at rush hours – Rush hour is normally 8:00-10:00am & 5:00-8:00pm 2. Tolls – Can be expensive. Check out which route is best using Viamichelin 3. Drinking – France’s drink driving laws are fiercer than our own; 0.5 mg per ml as opposed to 0.8 mg per ml in […]
Pat Gillett always produces a list to check against when preparing for a French carping trip. He kindly agreed to share it with us and we hope that this can prove as a point of reference for some of you and jog a few memories so that stuff isn’t forgotten. Equipment Carp rods x […]
Every year hundreds of British anglers invade France in search of those monster carp. With literally hundreds of lakes to choose from, it seems that more and more Brits are traveling to France in the hope of smashing their PB’s. A week seems to be the average length of time that an angler would spend […]
I’m sure it’s a familiar story, two friends start fishing together as teenagers. The quick evening sessions floating bread for ten pounders and then scarpering before having to pay the bailiff three quid. The joys of fitting two peoples worth of gear into a mark two Fiesta with room to spare. The sleepless nights when i […]