Brand new venues. Previously uncaught carp. Minimal angling pressure. It’s ‘Winner, winner, chicken dinner’, right? Back when my own lake was in its infancy – undeveloped and largely unstocked – folk began pre-booking their long-stay sessions; some almost a year in advance of our formal opening. Why? Granted, they knew my plan was to stock […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 weather has changed at Watersmeet. Earlier in the week the lake iced over in places and now we have a slight covering of snow. What of the carp now the weather has changed? Well, the carp are chilled too! Carp like most fish are cold blooded. This means that their body temperature is the […]
After seeing fish on Christmas Day morning, I decided to dust the rods off and try my luck. 24 hours fishing, a hard frost and frozen kit were not enough to stop me banking 6 fish. 1x 40+, 1x 30+, 3x 20’s and an 18. Really successful short session! See the rest of the photos […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Alder has continued to produce some really lovely carp this Autumn for anglers. Here are the results for the last two weeks…
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.
A catch report from Adrian Dyer, who has recently returned from a trip to Deux Iles:
A small feature on float fishing, filmed by Pete Castle at Landes this July.
Thanks to Pete Castle for his video review of Landes, a French carp fishing venue that ticks plenty of boxes for anglers and non-anglers alike!
A cracking video from Jamie Bellhouse’s trip to Vaumigny this June. See a couple of the resident catfish, carp and some incredible views of this 35-acre French lake.
Mike Linstead visited one of our newest French carp fishing venues, Augustin, this April and produced this video along the way.
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…
A new lake record catfish for Brad Thomson this week on Molyneux. The lake’s very first triple figure catfish. Here is Brad with the story…