New Lake Records at Glehias

Tracy and Lee own Glehias in France, a venue which consists of two lakes, one for carp (and some rather sizeable catfish!), the other for coarse fish. This is a paradise for small groups who want a French fishing venue exclusively to themselves with excellent facilities. Here is Tracy with an update from the first […]

The Session of a Lifetime at Villefond

A simply incredible 24hrs of carp fishing on Villefond lake. A run of huge carp for lake owner Mark which saw 50’s, 60’s and an 80lber on the bank. Watch the full session video below. The most unbelievably lucky 24 hours of fishing. That’s the best way I can start to describe what just happened […]

The History of Alder and Notaires Lakes

Chris and Steph made the move out to France fourteen years ago, purchasing a 75 acre estate in Creuse, central France. This estate contained a couple of lakes which were to become two very successful carp fishing venues – Alder and Notaires. Here’s Chris with the story… We finalised the purchase of the Alder and […]

Carp Fishing in France with Luxury Accommodation

We now have 26 French carp fishing venues with accommodation. These vary from simple lakeside lodges to very comfortable houses complete with hot tubs and swimming pools. Here are five of our luxury carp fishing lakes: 1. Mas Bas Main Lake This venue can accommodate groups of up to 11 people, with a maximum of […]

Winter Plans at Molyneux

Bailiff Wally fills us in on the improvements planned for this winter at Molyneux, one of the prettiest carp lakes in France, which spans 13 acres and sits just 2hrs 45 from the port of Calais. Just a quick update for you all, as to what has been occurring at the lake during the off […]

2019’s Memorable Captures – The Villefond Mirror

We’re looking back at this year’s most memorable captures and the stories behind them. Jack Atkinson caught this 77lb 8oz monster at Villefond, a new lake record at the time.  1. Why did you choose Villefond for your trip this year? I choose the venue specifically because of the number of 50s…in such a small amount […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]