9 Drive & Survive Lakes With Availability This April

Arguably one of the very best months for carp fishing in France, here’s our pick of drive & survive French carp fishing venues with availability in April…


1. Etang du Furet

etang du furet carp lake

Etang du Furet

A 19-acre lake with a lake record of 68lb and plenty of 40lb+ carp to keep you busy! Good facilities and optional food packages. All 9 swims (one being a double) are set along two opposite sides of the lake. Find out more here.


2. Alder 

Idyllic 6 acre lake with carp to 58lb. Thanks to the lake’s mature stock of carp, you can usually expect plenty of twenties and thirties in a week here, with the odd forty and fifty to supply a new PB too. Optional food packages available. Find out more here.


3. Blue Lake

A 15-acre lake for a maximum of 10 anglers. You can nearly always expect lots of arm aching action from hard fighting carp here, with the biggest carp going to over 55lb. Find out more here.


4. Malvoisine

The ultimate lake for a social. Fishing from a two acre “island”, fishing lines radiate from the centre giving each guest the maximum angling space from the margins to the far side. Bivvied up together, you can enjoy a relaxing barbeque and a glass of the local cider, but still experience the best fishing the lake can offer. Carp to 50lb. Find out more here.


5. Barringtons


An 8-acre lake for up to 6 anglers, Barringtons offers carp to mid-forties in a beautiful setting. There is also optional lakeside cabin accommodation and food packages. Find out more here.


6. Brocard Large

A must-visit for anglers that like big, natural lakes. At 39 acres, the lake has 7 double swims for up to 14 anglers and the carp here go to mid-fifties. Find out more here.


7. Vaumigny

Another bigger lake at 35 acres, Vaumigny is a water that will test your skill, your tackle and your nerve – big carp, catfish and sturgeon reside here. Find out more here.


8. Villereal

The venue offers serious fishing in a quiet and secluded setting yet with an impressive array of facilities and options that are simply hard to beat. Ideal if you want to fly as the venue offer free airport pickups too. Find out more here.


9. Notaires

Notaires is perfect for 1 to 3 anglers (4 at a push) who want a lake exclusive to themselves with hard fighting carp and catfish, good facilities and a food package available. Find out more here.


View all 35 of our venues here – Carp Fishing Lakes in France


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