Carp Fishing In France & Taking The Dog Too

Want to bring the dog with you on your French carp fishing trip? Well you are in luck, as the process of getting your pet passported is now easier than ever and many of our lakes welcome responsible dog owners and their beloved pets. 

1. Firstly you will need to get the legal stuff sorted out. 

Within the last few days of your holiday you will need to organise a quick trip to the local French vets for a¬†tapeworm treatment, which the vet¬†will record in the pet’s passport.¬†The treatment must have been given no less than 24 hours and no more than 120 hours (5 days) before you re-enter the UK.

French veterinary practices are well used to these appointments, so don’t worry about the language barrier too much. Our lake owners will know the nearest veterinary practice and are usually more than happy to make the appointment for you too if requested.

2. Choosing your ferry/tunnel crossing. 

Most opt for the shorter P&O ferry Dover-Calais (2.5hrs) or the Eurotunnel crossings (30mins) where your pet will stay in the car.

However Brittany ferries now offer pet-friendly cabins on some boats (for example the Portsmouth-Caen crossing) and if you’re heading for a venue to the west of France¬†this will drastically cut down your drive time.

If you are unsure on which crossing will suit you best then give us a call and we will be happy to help you plan.

3. Our dog-friendly venues. 

We currently have 21 French carp fishing lakes that allow you to take your dog too.

Most are drive and survive venues;

However if you are after a bit more comfort then take a look at the following venues which have lakeside lodges;

And if you really want to push the boat out take a look at our lakes with accommodation;

You can always give us a call or email us on for advice on the right venue for you.



2 thoughts on “Carp Fishing In France & Taking The Dog Too

  1. Richard says:

    Hi I’m interested in a holiday with my pet close to a ferry port

  2. Hi Richard

    It depends on the type of venue you are after, you can use our venue search function here (just tick that you want venues that allow pets) –

    There is also a map here to see how far they are from the ports.

    The closest to Calais are Beaurepaire and Deux Iles, at under 3 hours from Calais –

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