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Carp Fishing in France & Brexit

Can you take bait and boilies to France now? What food stuffs are you no longer able to take? And can you still take your dog? We gather some articles that should help you find the answers. Can I take bait – boilies, particle etc – to France after BREXIT? In short – you can […]

Evaro – First Session on a New French Carp Lake

A June session for lake bailiff Mark resulted in some stunning carp to 35lb on the beautiful gravel pit, Evaro, a new French carp lake open to anglers for the first time in 2021. Here’s the report…. I’ve come to have a bit of a test fish this week before the next anglers arrive on […]

Carp Fishing in France – Travel Requirements

Important: this article was last updated on the 26th August 2021, as this is an evolving situation you should always check the requirements for yourself using the links included in the article below. Good news! On the 4th August, the UK’s Transport Secretary, Grant Schapps, announced that they would drop the 10 day at-home quarantine […]

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General Interest

Big carp on the bank at Golden Oak

We’ve had really bad fishing conditions this week with really cold northerly winds and freezing nights with morning frosts so only did a few days fishing with our neighbour and friend Ben! We caught some cracking fish, all in great condition and Ben ending the week with a 52lber and a new PB along with […]

Where to Buy Carp Fishing Bait in France

So, now we have clarified that it is, currently, not possible to bring bait with you from the UK for your French carp fishing holiday (see more about that here). We’d like to help offer some solutions. 99% of our lakes offer a selection of bait on site and of course this is the easiest […]

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Technical Carping

Where to Buy Carp Fishing Bait in France

So, now we have clarified that it is, currently, not possible to bring bait with you from the UK for your French carp fishing holiday (see more about that here). We’d like to help offer some solutions. 99% of our lakes offer a selection of bait on site and of course this is the easiest […]

Modern carp care – look after them on the bank!

The most important aspect of carp fishing, and possibly the one that gets overlooked the most, is bankside carp care. People spend thousands of pounds on the best rods, sparkly reels and expensive alarms and then buy small unhooking mats and inappropriate landing nets. We need to ensure the fish we catch are returned back […]

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Owning a Carp Lake

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 […]

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