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 […]

A Day of Forties at Kingfisher Lake

Kingfisher Lake owner Matt enjoys his first carp fishing session of the year. Here’s his update: It’s been a while!   I like to give my carp a good rest over winter but I hung up my Pike, Zander and Perch rod and decided today was the day to have a little dabble…… and what a […]

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 […]

Spring Updates From The Lakes

Whilst it hasn’t been the start to the 2021 carp fishing season that we’d hoped, our lakes are ready and waiting for anglers to arrive as soon as it is possible to travel. In the mean time, some local anglers and owners have spent a bit of time on the bank. See the updates below… […]

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. Lake Edge You hire Lake Edge exclusively and it is ideal for groups of up to 4 (5 […]

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 […]

Video: Cailleaux, A True Runs Water in France

We welcomed Cailleaux to the Angling Lines group early in 2020. We’ve worked with owner Sebastien Vasseur for many years now on the very successful Blue Lake and more recently Lepinet too. Jamie Bellhouse visited the lake for a few days in October and filmed this video for us. Cailleaux lake, at 5 acres, is […]

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 […]

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 […]