Carp Fishing in France

Tips on how to best prepare your carp fishing trip to France
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All set up for a great session.

All set up for a great session.

View of the carp lake on a beautiful spring day. www.frenchcarpandcats.com

View of the carp lake on a beautiful spring day. www.frenchcarpandcats.com

Carp fishing in France at the Beausoleil lake

Carp fishing in France at the Beausoleil lake

Whether you’re a regular visitor to France or it’s your first time, planning your first carp fishing trip to France is a complicated business. My main advice is: don't take too much stuff! The more you take the less mobile you’ll be and, believe it or not, mobility is key when fishing a lake for a week long session. Here's what I would recommend when you prepare your kit: http://www.frenchcarpandcats.com/blog/blogstory.php?seq=74

Whether you’re a regular visitor to France or it’s your first time, planning your first carp fishing trip to France is a complicated business. My main advice is: don't take too much stuff! The more you take the less mobile you’ll be and, believe it or not, mobility is key when fishing a lake for a week long session. Here's what I would recommend when you prepare your kit: http://www.frenchcarpandcats.com/blog/blogstory.php?seq=74

Use the right tactics and simple rigs when fishing a lake with both carp and catfish to make the most of your fishing holidays. Read about it here:  http://www.frenchcarpandcats.com/blog/blogstory.php?seq=106

Use the right tactics and simple rigs when fishing a lake with both carp and catfish to make the most of your fishing holidays. Read about it here: http://www.frenchcarpandcats.com/blog/blogstory.php?seq=106

Some of our specimen carp when they were netted this winter. www.frenchcarpandcats.com

Some of our specimen carp when they were netted this winter. www.frenchcarpandcats.com

Just before Christmas we had the lake netted. This was to remove silver fish and small catfish. The operation was a great success. It was wonderful to see all our fish in one go and a great experience for us. These are just a few shots during during the day.

Just before Christmas we had the lake netted. This was to remove silver fish and small catfish. The operation was a great success. It was wonderful to see all our fish in one go and a great experience for us. These are just a few shots during during the day.

Morning light over the lake.

Morning light over the lake.

Chris with a 34lbs 8oz mirror carp www.frenchcarpandcats.com

Chris with a 34lbs 8oz mirror carp www.frenchcarpandcats.com

When some anglers are struggling to put fish on the bank, the first thing I ask them is if they have sharpened their hooks. In waters where the fish see a lot of angling pressure, they are used to getting rid of rigs and having sharp hooks can make the difference betting loosing and banking fish. http://www.frenchcarpandcats.com/blog/blogstory.php?seq=63

When some anglers are struggling to put fish on the bank, the first thing I ask them is if they have sharpened their hooks. In waters where the fish see a lot of angling pressure, they are used to getting rid of rigs and having sharp hooks can make the difference betting loosing and banking fish. http://www.frenchcarpandcats.com/blog/blogstory.php?seq=63

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