2014 Review at Alder Lake

Another good year on Alder with an overall average catch (total carp/total anglers)  of 23 carp per angler per week. Here’s Chris with the highlights…

Best fish and lake record is 58lbs set by Ard van der Heijden. The weekly average catch per angler ranges from a low of 11, to a high of 41 for Ben Thompson and his dad (That was about 70 for Ben and 12 for his dad). Individuals have occasionally blanked but no group has.

Carp fishing in France at Alder

Ard van der Heijden – 58lb

A notable mention goes to Danny Potter from Australia who landed 73 carp on his first fishing trip to europe for many years. He wasn’t even phased by a visit from Rosie, our Berkshire sow who called by his tent one night.  Carp over 50lbs were landed on 7 occasions and while I don’t think that that are 7 different fifties, I am sure that there are more than one.  I only have records for 5 forties landed this year so I think that many of the 40lb cohort have grown into fifties.

carp fishing in france runs water

Average catch per angler

There were 114 thirties landed, many of those high thirties (Hopefully next years 40’s). Thanks to all our anglers who kept such good records to share with the rest of the carping community.


For more information on Alder follow the link – Carp Fishing in France

Carp fishing in France at Alder

Richard Andrews – 33lb 5oz


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