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70lb Barrier Broken at Old Oaks

We’ve been waiting with baited breath this year for Old Oaks to produce its first 70lb+ carp, with the long common teetering on the edge for some time now. Last week saw Gary Mardle bank this huge carp at 71lb. We’re absolutely over the moon for angler Gary and also lake owner Mehdi, who stocked […]

A September Week on Laroussi

Sam Fyffe’s group of 6 anglers fished Laroussi this September, we thought it was worth highlighting his detailed report – which contains lots of information from anglers experienced in fishing the lake. Details of your catches: Pete Allen – Les Saules – 48lb 08oz Mirror. Cliff Marston – La Pointe – 8lb Mirror, 21lb 04oz […]

Bletiere carp fishing holidays

Three Years at Bletiere

By Paul Fisher We would like to express how much we have enjoyed our Carp fishing holidays at La Bletiere for the last three years.  The lake is set in such a lovely landscape with picturesque views, which is so peaceful and relaxing. Our first trip was in July 2017 and was our first ever […]

French fishing holidays at Bletiere

Tackling Smaller Lakes

Looking for a new carp fishing challenge? Think small… Intimate pools. Big carp. Minimal angler pressure. Chuck in a fat bloke and a tree, you’ve got Christmas – right? Well, maybe not. In fact, as  I write this, four very capable carp anglers are ‘blanking up a storm’ on my own one-acre pond which – […]

Carp Fishing in France – October Discounts

Want to squeeze in one last trip before winter?  These five venues have substantial discounts for October weeks. All prices quoted are based on 3 anglers and include a van on Dover-Calais ferry crossings. Kingfisher Lake – 25% off – £188 each Kingfisher Lake is booked as a lake exclusive for your group, offering carp to […]

In pursuit of ‘le plus grand’

Gearing up for your next French PB carp… We all have our reasons for ‘crossing the pond’. For some it’s all about the ‘R&R’: first and foremost, a holiday; a break from the mundane; a precious chance to chill in the enchanting French countryside; either in blissful solitude or in a luxurious gite with family […]

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Under Pressure

With over 40 premier French carp fishing destinations under management, Angling Lines is your ‘fast track’ to your next PB. But, with visiting angler numbers on the rise, the resident carp are wising up. How can you, as a holiday angler, stack the odds in your favour? Once upon a time, France was regarded as […]

October French Carp Fishing Discounts

Fancy squeezing another trip in before Winter? A handful of our lakes are offering great deals on October weeks this year. 1. Watersmeet – 25% off the weeks commencing 5th, 12th & 18th October This is a venue well suited for those seeking a quality fishing holiday with the added bonus of excellent lakeside accommodation overlooking the […]

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 […]