The wealth of highly nutritious and readily available ‘ready mades’ lead me to wonder: why on earth would anyone waste valuable time freezing, transporting, airdrying and rehydrating baits for their French carp fishing trip? Shelf-life or freezer bait? The debate has raged for a while now. To my mind, however, it’s a no-brainer: the extensive […]
Why smarter carpers are trading solid PVA bags for messy method balls this winter… Whilst Fox’s excellent Rapide system has propelled solid PVA bags back into fashion – along the way, earning a place in many a carp angler’s armoury – method feeder fishing remains largely overlooked by a majority of big carp hunters. Which […]
Bucking the trend could help you single out the big ‘uns on those ‘more intimate’ stillwaters… From Ashlea in the eighties to Spitfire today, smaller pools and ponds of, often, less than an acre, have been throwing up monster carp for decades. Yet despite the fact that you’re seldom more than a few yards from […]
Far from a ‘chuck it and chance it’ daylight-hours-only tactic, to be deployed only when all else fails, zig fishing could be your best chance of a bite around the clock, throughout the year. So why isn’t it more widely adopted? An old school carper friend of mine likens zigging to lure fishing; going so […]
Your winter carp fishing ‘short break’ starts here. Why settle for ‘drive and survive’? Do your homework, and you could just bag a belter on your next French trip… Terry Hearn talks about those ‘little edges’ which, combined, can spell the difference between success and failure. Never are those edges more important than in winter. […]
Mike Linstead visited one of our newest French carp fishing venues, Forest Lodge Lake, this April. We’re very excited about this lake and its neighbouring lake, Augustin – watch the video and we’re sure you’ll agree that the setting is really something else!
Angling Lines field tester and videographer Mike Linstead was recently sent on assignment to one of our newest venues for 2018, Forest Lodge. Here is an account of his visit.
Andrew Gilbert has just returned from his first session on Brocard Small, after numerous trips to the lake’s big sister Brocard Large. Here is the catch report…
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?
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 […]