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 […]

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Planning your first French carp fishing trip

Your French carp fishing adventure starts here… Planning your inaugural continental carp trip? Do your homework before you book… Any European road trip requires a modicum of preparation. An angling trip demands so much more, bringing with it a whole host of questions, variables and imponderables. Not least: What’s my goal for the trip? Non-stop […]

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A Week at Villereal

Simon Walker spent a week at Villereal in April 2019, here’s his report on the trip… Every year my closest fishing pals and I like to book a week away to France. This year we were lucky enough to be asked to fish a lake called Villereal in the south of France. Our date was […]

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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 […]

Our Top 5 Photos Of 2018

Reading through catch reports and photos from happy anglers is easily the best bit of the job. Here are five captures that really stood out this year.  Kevin Hayward with a stunning 52lb 4oz common at Lillypool. One of 18 fish for the group of 3 anglers. “We had a hard week with willow fluff […]

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A New Lake Record For Blue Lake

We’ve really seen Blue Lake come into its own the last couple of seasons. It has always been well regarded as a good action packed water with plenty of 20lb+ carp on the bank each week but this year we have seen many 40lb and 50lb+ carp landed too. 

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Carp Fishing Runs Waters in France

We’re always wary of describing some of our French carp fishing lakes as ‘runs waters’. After all, the way a lake produces on one single week is down to many variables – weather, time of year, pressure and so on. However, with that said, the following 6 lakes usually produce the goods again and again…

An introduction to Forest Lodge 

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. 

Augustin: The Jewel in the Forest 

Angling Lines field tester Mike Linstead was sent on assignment to film one of the newest lakes in our collection for 2018, Augustin. Mike reports back on his experience of this eagerly anticipated new venue. 

Record Breaking Week at Remieu

Tom Mckenna has just returned from a record breaking session on Remieu, a pretty little lake exclusive with accommodation just a stone’s throw from the lake. Here is his account of the week…