8 Ways To Choose The Right French Carp Fishing Lake

Chuck Ives provides some advice on carp fishing holidays in France. From initially picking a venue, preparation for the trip and finally the journey through France, with a few personal fishing tips along the way. Hopefully these blogs will help anyone thinking about going to France for the first time… or even just to give an […]

Carp Fishing In France Travel Requirements

France has opened its borders to all UK tourists and our carp fishing in France holidays are back on! Important: this article was last updated on the 2nd August 2022. You should always check the requirements for yourself at time of travel using the links included in the article. Travelling to France ⚠️ From 1 August […]

A Handy Guide To Driving in France

Driving in France can be confusing and we get a lot of anglers ask us about French rules and regulations. We have put together a list of simple things you should be aware of before setting off on your carp fishing holiday.

How To Get The Best Out Of French Carp Fishing

I think that it fair to say that most anglers that visit French carp waters expect to catch big carp and lots of them, beating their British PB’s by a fair margin. Ultimately carp behave the same in France as in England, they can be temperamental. Then when they do go on the feed anglers […]

A Successful Guide For Carp Fishing in France

That very first French carp fishing trip can be daunting, especially if you are in a party of anglers that are all virgins to the French carp scene. The possibility is that you will be fishing for very wise big old carp that have seen plenty of tactics. Here is a short success guide for carp fishing […]

Find Great Carp Fishing in France with Food Package

Is a food package one of your requirements when choosing a French carp fishing holiday? Here are 16 great lakes that offer carp fishing in France with food package. We’ve split them up into two categories – bivvy lakes and also lakes that offer accommodation on site.

Where to Buy Carp Fishing Bait in France Easily

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) due to Brexit. We’d like to help offer some solutions on where to buy carp fishing bait in France.

Quality Carp Fishing Runs Waters in France

We’re always wary of describing some of our French carp fishing lakes as ‘runs waters’. After all, the way a lake produces on one single week is down to many variables – weather, time of year, pressure and so on. However, with that said, the following lakes usually produce the goods again and again. These […]

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 venues for carp fishing in France with luxury accommodation:

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 […]

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 […]