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 the Traditional Way at Notaires

An enjoyable read from Salv Licata, who spent a week at Notaires and tried both traditional and modern methods to catch carp with much success! This would be my fourth trip to France and thinking back I’ve never caught a lot of fish, in fact, my first trip was an eel fest and a single […]

Tactics To Catch Over 100 Carp in One Session!

A view from the dam to the bays on the Southern part of the lake As with any lake, it is important to do your research as best you can prior to your arrival at the venue. With the venue that I am going to talk about, I was fortunate enough to have previously fished […]

Tips for Hot Weather Carp Care

Paul Cooper & Jim Kelly enjoyed a prolific session on Alder taking 161 carp in the week, even though temperatures exceeded 30 degrees most days. In this short video Paul gives us some tips on how to ensure the carp are well looked after on the bank in such hot weather. Carp Fishing in France […]

A Year in the Life of an Angling Lines Field Tester – Pt 5

Paul Cooper is one of a small band of anglers we use to Field Test our venues. Over the course of several Blog Posts he’ll take you through his 2010 trips; Alder Lake Alder Lake was to be my last trip of the year and was planned for mid October with Jim Kelly. Unfortunately France […]

Look beyond the carp lake

Steph & Chris Dagg run Notaires & Alder lakes. Through this personal Blog, Steph is going to describe her experiences of moving to France and living the dream of many UK carp anglers. It’s easy to fall in love with a fabulous property – or at least one with a lot of potential! – when […]

A great first year with Angling Lines!

Notaires lake in its summer glory… 2010 was our first year with Angling Lines. We have two venues, Alder Lake and Notaire’s House and Lake, on our 75 acre estate in Creuse, in central France. And it was a great inaugural year. Notaire’s was booked for odd weeks off season, and pretty much solidly from […]