Here are 10 carp fishing lakes in France that are ideal for 4 anglers to share exclusively. From action-packed waters to big carp lakes, you can find something to suit below…
The 6 acre carp lake feels spacious and accommodates up to 5 carp anglers. Fishing is from two sheltered banks where swims have been cut into the tree line and from the dam wall. Almost hidden from view by the mature oaks, chestnuts and of course, alders, the carp lake sits in a natural bowl. The fishing here can be prolific and best described as a runs water, with carp to over 58lb.
Set in a Nature Reserve, Brie is tree lined to all but one end, where the view over open fields looks up the driveway to a stunning French country house where the facilities are situated. If you’re wanting peace and quiet then this is the lake for you. Brie is booked on an exclusive basis and accommodates up to 4 anglers on the two large double swims which are built out into the water. There are some incredible looking carp in this lake, large fully scaled mirrors and linears, with the lake record standing at 56lb.
3. Deux Iles
Deux Iles is beautiful 7 acre carp fishing lake which offers a little extra comfort! It has been specifically designed with four anglers in mind. There are two distinctly separate sections in the form of two islands, each well spaced from the other and with a cabin – two anglers on each island will have as much room as they could wish for. The carp here range from doubles to 50lb. A big bonus too – the lake is only 2hrs 45 from Calais!
A lake with a long spanning reputation for big carp fishing since the 80’s. That tradition continues and Boux still produces hard fighting carp at consistently high weights with 40lb+ and 50lb+ carp out almost every week. The lake is around 14 acres and is let on an exclusive basis for a maximum of 5 anglers, ensuring plenty of water for all.
Gléhias is set in the heart of the beautiful Bretagne countryside and offers superb French carp fishing in tranquillity and seclusion. The Specimen Lake Lauren is 3.2 acres in size and is home to carp up to 40lb and catfish up to 65lb. Gléhias also offers a unique experience in the form of a Floating Cabin housing the lake facilities; toilet, kitchenette and diner with seating that can convert into a sleeping area for two. With the further addition of lovely farmhouse accommodation, this is definitely a venue where you could take the whole family or just a group of mates wanting good quality facilities.
When real enthusiasts get to work on a lake it shows. From the carefully maintained banks to the superb anglers lodge, maximum effort and attention to detail have gone into the creation of their dream. This beautiful 4 acre lake has an immaculate lakeside cabin with a well appointed kitchen, dining area, twin bunk bedroom, toilet and shower. It also has a large covered veranda shaded by weeping willows, which makes it a perfect place to gather for drinks or meals. Combine this with an impressive head of carp up to high forties and you’ve got all you need for a great social trip.
Sister lake to Lillypool, but with the addition of a larger lakeside cabin with 2 bedrooms sleeping up to 4 people. Lillybelle can definitely be classed as a runs water, the lake itself is private and peaceful and ideal for up to 6 anglers. There’s an island with willow trees sitting off side to the centre of the lake, several small patches of lily pads and overhanging bushes so plenty of features to fish too. The lake contains plenty of 20’s and 30’s to keep the action going, with the chance of a 40lb’er too.
The average carp is in the high thirties/forties at this lake, with at least 8 known carp over the magic 50lb barrier and the biggest resident was last caught at over 64lb. Villefond is not a runs water; it’s a big fish water and the carp will test your angling skills, but the results are more than worth it. The lake is a mature 8 acres which has been a fishery since the 1930’s. The owners offer an optional food package here too.
9. La Fonte
One of the most attractive French carp lakes in Normandy, La Fonte is over 280 years old, dating back to the 17th Century. An easy 1hr 40 drive from Caen and under 4 hours from Calais, if its runs action with hard fighting carp you are after, then this lake is definitely a candidate for your list. La Fonte is ideal for 4 anglers sharing the 3 swims that span one side of the lake, two of the swims are good doubles and the third swim is slightly smaller, but can accommodate two anglers if required.
Barrington’s is a truly beautiful 8 acre lake and lies in the Champagne region near Montier-en-Der, only 4½ hours drive from the ports of Calais and Dunkerque. The natural landscape & rural setting make it the complete ‘get away from it all’ venue, with carp to mid forties. This lake is ideal for groups of 4-6 anglers to hire exclusively but can be booked individually too. Optional food packages are available and you can even hire the lakeside cabin if you prefer a bit more comfort.
Find all of these lakes over on the Angling Lines Website – Carp Fishing Holidays in France