Introducing… Seigneurie

We are very excited to finally be able to open Bruno Simond’s second French carp fishing offering. After much success with his first venue, Deux Iles, Bruno has been working hard to get his second lake, Seigneurie, ready to welcome anglers. Located just a 2 hour 45 drive from Calais, this lake comfortably accommodates up […]

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Vaumigny off to a flying start!

Vaumigny produced the goods for our first anglers of the season, here’s their catch report below… Holiday date: Sat 30th Mar to Sat 6th Apr 2019Name of customer: Andrew BurrowsNumber of anglers: 3 Details of your catches: 4 people peg 1 & 2, only 3 rods each peg. Peg 1  Andy – 31carp 12 x […]

Short winter sessions with carp to 76lb

Villefond owner Mark Lambert has kept a video diary of three short sessions on the lake this March. The sessions resulted in some impressive captures, including the lake record mirror carp. Watch the videos below… Villefond is an 8 acre French lake with many carp 40lb+ and a lake record of well over 70lb. It […]

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Going Equipped for Big Catfish

Targeting monster catfish? Make sure you have the right tools for the job… Last year, I was fortunate to attend Catmaster Tackle’s annual social at Oakwood Park Lakes, in Norfolk. As an out-and-out carp angler, I figured – like many before and since – that, with a few tweaks here and there, my existing kit […]

Introducing… Birchwater

Birchwater is a 16 acre French carp fishing lake in the south-west of France. You’ll find 6 comfortable swims for a maximum of 6 anglers. The lake holds carp to just over 50lb, with a good head of carp at 25lb+.  There is also optional boathouse accommodation right on the edge of the lake which […]

The Spring Carp Conundrum

Spring is just around the corner; the carp are on the move, and back on the munch. Contrary to accepted wisdom, however, this may not be the time to pile in the bait; rather, a softly-softly approach is often key to early season success… The nights are finally drawing in; the water temps are rising, and […]

Carp Fishing in France with Luxury Accommodation

We now have 23 carp fishing venues in France with accommodation. These vary from simple lakeside lodges to very comfortable houses complete with hot tubs and swimming pools. Here are three of our luxury carp fishing venues: Mas Bas Main Lake This venue can accommodate groups of up to 11 people, with a maximum of […]

Coping with the Cold

Ten top tips to make your next winter French carp fishing holiday your most comfortable – maybe even productive – yet… I can well remember my first carp fishing overnighter. Ill-equipped does not begin to cover it. And here’s the thing: it was in spring. The days were sunny – almost balmy. The nights, as […]

The Great Bait Debate – shelf-life or freezer bait?

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 […]

Messing About In Boats

Targeting big French carp on larger venues? Taking to the water could take your catch rate to a new level… Everyone has their own idea of what constitutes a ‘big lake’. But if you’re limited to one or two French carp fishing trips each year, I’d counsel that the inland seas – the likes of […]

Targeting cold-water carp? Play dirty.

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 […]

Why smarter carp anglers SCALE-UP for small water success

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 […]

3d Fishing For Cold-Water Carp

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 […]

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Villefond 2018 Highlights

With the 2018 season coming to an end we thought we could write a small piece to touch on some of the great things over the year. Firstly we would like to thank everyone that came to fish at Lac Du Villefond and spent time in our little slice of carpy heaven. 2018 as always […]

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Cold Water Carping

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. […]

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Aerial Views of Brocard Large

Brother carp visited Brocard Large this summer and took some incredible aerial footage to give you a real feel for this 39-acre French carp fishing venue. Take a look!  Brocard Large is situated within picturesque woodlands in the Champagne region of France, created and run by the prominent fish farming Bachelier family. The complex consists of […]

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Introducing Eau De Vie

The demand for small carp fishing lakes that can be hired for just two or three people has increased massively over the last few years – you just can’t beat having the place to yourself for a relaxing and tranquil holiday. Enter Eau De Vie, a perfectly proportioned 2-acre lake with lakeside accommodation just a […]