We’ve rounded up our best ten french carp lakes with 60lb carp that will give you a chance of banking a true monster (and for some, 70lb and 80lb carp too!)
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
With the 2018 season coming to an end we thought we could write a small piece to touch on some of the great things over the year. Firstly we would like to thank everyone that came to fish at Lac Du Villefond and spent time in our little slice of carpy heaven. 2018 as always […]
Reading through catch reports and photos from happy anglers is easily the best bit of the job. Here are five captures that really stood out this year. Kevin Hayward with a stunning 52lb 4oz common at Lillypool. One of 18 fish for the group of 3 anglers. “We had a hard week with willow fluff […]
We’ve really seen Blue Lake come into its own the last couple of seasons. It has always been well regarded as a good action packed water with plenty of 20lb+ carp on the bank each week but this year we have seen many 40lb and 50lb+ carp landed too.
Mark Price, fishing Old Oaks this week, caught 5 fish on the bounce on Wednesday. This included – for the first time this season – the mighty long common at 69lb 12oz!
A new lake record on Villefond. Jamie Ramsey landed ‘Arnold’ at 71lb 02oz, on Dstr baits nut trix, fishing from swim 3. Congratulations sir!
Last week saw the Carter party have a very successful week at La Fonte, topped off by a new lake record of 50lb 8oz, and a common at that!
Congratulations to Daniel Smith’s group who had a total of 22 fish last week on Old Oaks, including an incredible 7 x 50’s, 5 x 40’s and 6 x 30’s. Here’s their feedback…
Beaurepaire welcomed its first sixty last week. Simon landed a pristine 61lb mirror, proving that waiting until later in the season can really pay off.
Ian Barwick landed Blue Lake‘s new record mirror carp at 55.10lb last week. Congratulations! Here is the full report…
Rob Johnson’s party had an excellent session on Old Oaks two weeks ago with 3 x 50’s, 8 x 40’s and 12 x 30’s on the bank. Here is the full feedback and photos…