Carp Fishing in France – Travel Requirements

Important: this article was last updated on the 18th October 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Picking the Right Swim on a Carp Lake

When you arrive at your chosen carp lake, one of your first priorities is to choose your swim for the session. Particularly if you are fishing abroad, this may be the first time you have seen the lake. When picking a swim it’s essential to focus on some key factors, here’s our top three things […]

A March Session on Molyneux

Dominic and Thomas fished Molyneux early March, ending the week with 34 fish between them. Read Dominic’s report below… Upon arrival at Molyneux on 7th March we were greeted with a warm welcome from Wally and Helen with a nice cup of coffee after the long drive from England. It was a dry, clear and […]

Interview with a Lake Owner – Wally at Molyneux

From managing the famous Grenville to the equally well loved Molyneux lake in France, bailiff Wally has learned a lot about carp fishing along the way. We asked him a few questions… When did you discover carp fishing and how did you come to be here at Molyneux? I started angling in the early seventies. […]

Interview with a Lake Owner – Mark at Villefond

We have a fantastic group of lakes on our website, which are a credit to the people that run them. We asked Mark, who together with Debbie and John, owns Villefond a few questions.  When did you discover carp fishing and how did you come to be here at Villefond? I discovered fishing as a […]

Interview a Lake Owner – Yve & Barry at Barringtons

We have a fantastic group of lakes on our website, which are a credit to the people that run them. Today we are introducing Yve, who together with husband Barry, owns the beautiful Barringtons Lake. 1. When did you discover carp fishing and how did you come to be here at Barringtons? I had never […]

Interview With A Lake Owner – Tony & Kim at Landes

We have a fantastic group of lakes on our website, which are a credit to our brilliant owners and all their hard work. Today we are introducing Tony, who with wife Kim, runs Landes, an idyllic 4 acre carp lake with accommodation and a pool. 1. When did you discover carp fishing and how did […]

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 […]

2019’s Most Memorable Captures – The Lillypool Mirror

We’re looking back at this year’s most memorable captures and the stories behind them. Ian Murray caught this cracking 52lb mirror at 4-acre Lillypool in April, whilst on a lake exclusive booking with 4 friends. 1. Why did you choose Lillypool for your trip this year? The venue was was chosen by our lead Mick […]

2019’s Most Memorable Captures – The Furet Mirror

We’re looking back at this year’s most memorable captures and the stories behind them. One that stays in our mind is French angler JC landing this incredible 66lb mirror on Etang du Furet. We asked him about the capture… 1. Why did you choose Etang du Furet for your trip this year? Firstly, the lake […]

2019’s Most Memorable Captures – The Lepinet Mirror

We’re looking back at this year’s most memorable captures and the stories behind them. Nick Lowe and his capture of a cracking 53lb mirror at Lepinet was one of them. We’ve asked him about this particular moment… 1. Why did you choose Lepinet for your French carp fishing trip this year? We ended up on […]

The Positivity of Villefond

Villefond is an 8 acre French lake, home to some colossal carp. Paul Griffiths and his group of 6 anglers visited the lake this September and Paul has kindly written this review. As is often the case when travelling to France for Monster Carp we find that during the journey we all picture in our […]

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 […]

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 […]

Under Pressure

With over 40 premier French carp fishing destinations under management, Angling Lines is your ‘fast track’ to your next PB. But, with visiting angler numbers on the rise, the resident carp are wising up. How can you, as a holiday angler, stack the odds in your favour? Once upon a time, France was regarded as […]