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Pb’s Ahoy At Lillypool

Despite the fish spawning, anglers Eddie Hudson and Mark Russel both managed new PB’s at 47lb 8oz and 49lb 4oz on their recent trip to Lillypool. The boys both kept to tradition and celebrated their captures in style… with a good dousing of lake water and some superb water photos, very well done fellas!!! Holiday […]

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VIDEO: Winter Carp Fishing at Lillypool

A February carp fishing session on Lillypool in France resulted in plenty of carp for bailiff Richard. Highlights include a 40lb+ mirror and a 53lb common lake record. Richard kindly kept a video diary and it is well worth a watch if you’re heading to the lake this year…  

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VIDEO: 53lb Lake Record Common at Lillypool

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!

October Carp Fishing Offers

Here are our picks of the October offers available from our venues, whether you are looking for a drive and survive carp lake or top class lakeside accommodation, you’ll find something to suit…   1. Lillypool This beautiful 4 acre lake is available on an exclusive booking basis for up to five anglers. Combine this with an […]

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Record Breaking Start To The Season

We welcomed the Miller brothers Jamie and Grieg for our season opener at Lillypool, both of the boys on their first trip to France. It hasn’t been ideal weather for the first few weeks of the season but after a walk of the lake we all felt confident of a few fish. The guys both […]

Annual Netting at Lillypool

On Sunday we carried out this seasons netting at Lillypool. A long and tiring day, but very successful. Lots of carp in the net, but most importantly, hundreds of kilos of silver fish removed. Here are just a few shots from the day. The third photo is Mark Baker with the big common, weighed in at just about […]

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Lake Record Catfish at Lillypool

After the worst week of weather all year, both of Lillypool lake’s catfish made an appearance for anglers Brian Edwards (59lb 8oz) and Martin Daws (50lb 8oz)… Brian’s breaking our current lake record by a little over half a pound. It’s unusual with just the 2 cats in the lake for someone to come with one […]

Smaller French Carp Lakes Ideal For 2/3 Anglers

Sometimes it’s nice not to be bothered by other anglers. We get it. Particularly when it’s your only French carp fishing trip of the year and you’ve been waiting for it to come around for the last 11 months. Here are four of our carp lakes that are perfect for just 2 or 3 anglers to share […]

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October Carp Fishing Offers

Here are our picks of the October offers available from our venues, whether you are looking for a drive and survive carp lake or top class lakeside accommodation, you’ll find something to suit…   1. Lillypool This beautiful 4 acre lake is available on an exclusive booking basis for up to five anglers. Combine this with an […]

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‘Great venue, great bailiff, great challenge.’

Lee, Kevin and Alex enjoyed an action packed trip to Lillypool with 38 fish between them last week, here’s their highlights and feedback report… Holiday date: Sat 18th Jul to Sat 25th Jul 2015 Name of customer: Kevin Timney Number of anglers: 3 Details of your catches: 38 fish to 40lb 6oz including pb’s for Lee at 40lb 6oz […]

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60 carp in a week!

Here’s the latest feedback from the beautiful 4 acre exclusive venue Lillypool… Holiday date: Sat 4th Jul to Sat 11th Jul 2015 Name of customer: Emma Morgan Number of anglers: 5 Details of your catches: 60 fish to 40lb 8oz. All fish in good condition and give a good fight. Nice to see Mirrors, Commons, Cats & Grass carp. […]

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Exciting Arrivals at Lillypool & Lillybelle

The carp stocks at both Lillypool and Lillybelle are going from strength to strength. Both lakes are run by Richard and Martin who spent yesterday at the Bigot fish farm choosing some absolute stunners to join their existing stock. Here’s what they had to say; After another long but very enjoyable day at the Bigot fish […]

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New PB and Lake Record Common for Rick

What a cracking end to the season for Lillypool bailiff Rick. Having had a few friends at the lake for a bonfire BBQ and end of season fishing party (not to mention copious amounts of alcohol) he also had something else to celebrate with a new lake record common for himself of 47lb 1oz. Get in there! More […]

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New Ladies Record at Lillypool

Two new records this season at Lillypool, a new ladies record this week and back in July the catfish record was smashed too… New Ladies Record  Very well done to Fi Wright on breaking our ladies record, and our first ladie to bag a 40+. Her new PB and lake record mirror weighed in at […]

The Latest From Lillypool

Some really lovely fish out from Lillypool lately, including this stunning 40lb common from last week. Here’s the groups feedback; Holiday date: Sat 9th Aug to Sat 16th Aug 2014Name of customer: Stephen HolmesNumber of anglers: 5Details of your catches: 57 fish – 55 x carp to 42.8lb, 2 x cats 50.7lbs and 54.6lbs (a new lake record).Your best tactics/bait/rigs: Hybrid and […]

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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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Inflight at Lillypool

An aerial flight over Lillypool, designed to give you a real taster of the venue’s layout and lake features. Lillypool is a 4 acre carp lake, 2.5 hours from Caen ferry with an impressive head of mirrors and commons to 51lb. For more information on Lillypool follow the link – French Carp Fishing

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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 […]