Life as a Bailiff – Pt 1, A Dream Come True?

Like many British carp anglers, the thought of one day living and working in France as an Owner or Bailiff on a carp fishery has never been far from the forefront of my future thoughts and aspirations. Four years ago, whilst on a fishing trip to France, I met Martin, one of the owners of […]

Bumper Catch at Lillypool

A bumper catch week for Stuart, Jamie and Darren last week at Lillypool. Details of your catches: Darren had 33 carp to 40lb 8oz. Stuart had 24 carp to 40lb 14oz. Jamie had 25 carp to 30lb 2oz. Your best tactics/bait/rigs: Heavy baiting. Were the facilities what you expected? Yes, epic shower, the lodge was brilliant! General comments: We […]

Meet the Bailiff

Meet Richard, the new bailiff at Lillypool. We ask him how he got into the sport and what improvements he’s been busy with down at the lake… Lillypool is a beautiful 4 acre lake with an impressive head of fast growing Michel Bigot stocked carp up to a substantial 51lb. The lake is suitable for 4 […]

Late Booking Arrives with a Bang!

Lillypool welcomed Dave brown and sons, Cody and Matthew, on a late and shorter than usual booking this week… Despite this, a bumper 4 days fishing was to follow consisting of 45 runs, 33 fish to 39lb 10oz and a new lake record catfish at 48lb 6oz were banked. Great stuff guys! For more information on […]

Recent Catch at Lillypool

Gary Lockyer was out at Lillypool this June, coming away with a handful of decent thirties including the 38lb common below… Details of your catches: 37 total including 3 x 30’s to 38lb, 18 x 20’s to 28lb 8oz and 16 under 20’s. Lost 5. Your best tactics/bait/rigs: Cell over hemp. General comments: All associated with the venue […]

The Latest from Lillypool

We received these pictures through from Mr Lee, who fished at Lillypool this April. Lillypool is a 4 acre spring fed lake with average depths of 3 to 8 feet with features that include lily pads (of course!), extensive reed beds, shallow and deep margins and an island. This lake offers quality carp up to 49lbs  in […]

Record week at Lillypool – 85 carp

Andy, Dave, Mark & Tony arrived at Lillypool on Sept 12th 2012 on a mission… to break the lake catch record of 80 carp for the week set in April 2012. And break it they did taking 85 carp from 19 to 36lb, including new p.b for Dave and a 36lb common for Andy. In […]

Breaking More Records In The Army

The Army boys all from the 2nd Britalian Royal Welsh, based in  Tideworth, make their assult on Lillypool week commencing 6 August 2011 breaking new records with a total of 106 runs and 81 fish landed to 44lbs with a new PB for Paul Thomas. Well done lads. Keep up the good work for pleasure […]

Father & son share mega carp catch Lillypool

Father & son, Dave & James, experienced some prolific fishing at Lillypool, w/c 11th June 2011.  By the time our cameraman joined them on the Thursday they’d caught 64 carp.  In this short clip we share some of the action, plus get an insight into the tactics they used.

Carp tackle hire now available at Lillypool

To save you taking up valuable car space tackle is available for hire at Lillypool.  It’s all top brands including Shimano, Nash, Trakker, Delkim, Waverunner, Prologic, Viper, etc. You can hire the following; 3 rod set-up with bait runner reels, bank sticks and bite alarms… £60 (£50 returnable deposit) Bedchair and sleeping bag…  £20 (£20 returnable […]

Another great early season carp session at Lillypool

Little Bailiff’s prize! Following my recent success on the 6th of March fishing on the baited spots I decided to make the effort at the weekend.  It’s now the 13th March and with the bait still going in on the same spots it was obvious the fish were still on the feed  The weather was […]

The carp are starting to feed at Lillypoool

29lb common for Jay the bailiff It’s Sunday March 6th and the weather is finally warming up over here. The nights are still cold, almost into minus figures, but during the day you can feel the heat in the morning sun and things are starting to wake up… animals and plants alike. The temperature has […]

Looking for a carp runs water?

Alan Bigot introducing one of the new stockies Following on from the introduction of the 51 lb mirror at Lillypool, the lads have gone mad and put in yet more fish in for your enjoyment. Yes, I did say more fish added to the already impressive head of carp.  This should really help guarantee even […]