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The Retreat - Competition Winners booked for next year


Mark, Elijah and Paul were CarpWorld Competion winners and won the prize of a weeks fishing at The Retreat. Taken from 27 September, they reported great sport with mirrors and commons up to 31.5lbs. Tactics used were mainline hybrid and sticky baits krill and like everyone before don't forget the ma ....more

Etang Marolles - September Proven to be "GREAT FISHING"


With fantastic weather our anglers enjoyed the perfect holiday. Fish weights steadily increasing and some stunning carp banked and a wholesome home cooked meal to start and end the day... what more could you ask for?! "As always a fantastic week, great food, great weather, great fishing. The ....more

Moorlands Fisheries - 66lb 8oz Half Linear Lake Record


New Lake Record 66lb 8oz Half Linear caught yesterday by the man himself, Keith Moors.  ....more

Les Kaolins-Galleon - Belgium anglers on Galleon Lake 9 - 16 August


Ben and Glenn arrived from Belgium with their families. They'd been let down by another venue days before the start of their holiday so were really lucky to find we had not only space - but they had the whole of the Galleon Lake to themselves. They were able to cast wherever they wanted and had a g ....more

Les Kaolins-Galleon - 16 - 23 August Dads and Lads week. Galleon & Unicorn Lakes


 Mike King & family. Another great week fishing the Galleon Lake and Unicorn Lake. A great opportunity for the lads to fish with their dads. Island lake providing a great nursery for the up and coming anglers - packed with easy to catch wild carp. Not a prolific week, but some lovely fi ....more

Etang Marolles - Two Week Session Pays Dividends!!


For the second year in a row a two week session booked (30 August to 13 Sept) resulted in a PB of 40.8lb and 24 fish banked over the fortnight. Already booked on for 2015 here's what Glen had to say... "Third time here and second two week session, Dave and Caroine have been great hosts, fishing ....more

Saint Amand Leisure - Probably the Best Kept Secret in France


This venue is absolutely magical and as we are offering such a reduced rate of £850 for a week to be shared between whoever is booking it’s crazy to think that not more people have sampled it’s magic. For those that have been it leaves ever lasting memories of chaotic action, natur ....more

Birch Pool Retreat - Old Skool rules OK !!


 5 days of "Old Skool" fishing has certainly paid off for Lee this week, so far a 40lb Mirror, a 39lbs Mirror and 39lbs 6oz Mirror caught on a float rod using 6lbs line and maggots. The "modern way" has also worked well for this party as other catches also include a 52lbs Mi ....more

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Happy Valley


3rd visit to Happy Valley, and once again had a great time. Weather was poor (although somewhat expected at this time of year), and swim was a little muddy, but nothing that dampened the holiday. ....more

Croix Blanche Tortue Lake


was hard fishing and wet and windy but that's life still had fun the swim I had was to weedy for me ....more

Lake Juvanze


Food, hosts and lake bang on! Tough fishing, fish in great condition. ....more

Lake Juvanze


Superb venue and excellent experience. Food was excellent all week, Jack is a superb cook and very helpful around the lake. ....more

The Retreat


gite was very clean and phil and pat were very helpful with everything you could ever need ....more



Great venue, lovely owners. Would love to come back when the moggies are on the prowl! ....more

Poplars Lake


First of all the food package. If you are considering going here then YOU MUST opt for it. Superb cannot be faulted. Hazel you are a magician in the kitchen! Thankyou!!! Ok the lake. As with fishing at this late in the season , its a gamble. Its clear the catch reports indicate there are plenty of m ....more

Les Basses Berthieres


Back again for a week, place looks as good as ever. Gite spotless as usual. Weather a bit challenging putting fish off but still managed to have a good weeks haul. ....more



Matt is very keen and clued up in fishing and fish husbandry so listen to his advice as it's very important. Ren was delightful and a pleasure to meet. Massive credit to you both and keep up the great job that you both do. ....more

Ladignac Lakes


this was our 5 trip to ladignac lakes and actually had our honeymoon here this year! we are both absolutly in love the place, john and lesley cater to your every need and on hand to help if needed! we are looking forward to our next trip in 2015 ....more

Lake Juvanze


This was our second trip to Juvanze. Fishing was a bit slow but everyone caught. Jack was very helpful. We had a great time again. ....more

Lake Juvanze - Blue


Great venue! Food was fantastic. Great fish in good condition and a new PB! ....more

Hooked in France


First time fishing in france and it really has spoiled me,i had an unbelievable week and am still shaking ....more

Lake Juvanze


Food was fantastic, give him a michelin star! Be back soon. ....more

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Etang Rendezvous - w/c 4 October 2014


It was slightly overcast for part of the week with an air temp. of 20°c and a water temp. of 18°c. A grand total of 2537lb of fish were caught this week which comprised the following: Carp - best catch of the week weighed in at 55lb 12oz and the rest were 6x15lb+, 13x20lb+, 9x25lb+, 9x30lb+, ....more

Etang Rendezvous - w/c 27 September 2014


 The weather this week was a mixture between sun and showers with an air temperature of up to 24°c. The water temperature was 19°c. A grand total of 2120lb of fish were caught this week which comprised the following: Carp - best catch of the week weighed in at 40lb and the rest were ....more

The Retreat - Best gite we have been to in 20 Years


Andy (the angler) and Sue Rudduck came to The Retreat from 4 to 11 October and caught 35 carp, including 2 x 30's and 10x 20's. Strategy used was KD rig, reverse snowman with 15kgs of pellet and 10kgs of boilies. Both reported that the gite was very clean and the best equipped they had ever been to, ....more

The Retreat - Great runs water with 68 fish in a week!


Andrew and Natalie came to The Retreat from 20 to 27 September and caught a total of 68 fish, not even fishing nights! 67 Carp and 1 catfish, with 5x 30's and 19x 20's. Mainly commons, which was a nice change. Stragegy used was sticky vortex with chopped boilie and pellet with a bait boat to margins ....more

Etang Rendezvous - w/c 20 September 2014


 The weather this week was a mixture of cloud and sun with air temperatures up to 23°c. The water temperature was 9°c which is quite a drop from previous week. A grand total of 2537lb of fish were caught this week which comprised the following: Carp - best catch of the week weighed i ....more

Etang Rendezvous - w/c 13 September 2014


 The weather this week was a mixture cloud and sun with a temperature ranging between 22°c - 25°c. The water temperature was 21°c which is very high for this time of year. A grand total of 987lb of fish were caught this week which comprised the following: Carp - best catch of the ....more

Etang Rendezvous - w/c 6 September 2014


Weather: Air temperature ranged between 22c - 24c dropping to around 10c -12c with a water temperature of 20c. Total weight of fish caught this week was 1518lb, which included: Carp – the best catch of the week weighed in at 53lb6oz and the rest were 1x15lb+, 4x20lb+, 8x25lb+, 1x30lb+, 1x35 ....more

Saint Amand Leisure - Probably the Best Kept Secret in France


 Due to our lack of advertising, an old website and our general oversight as to how to get people to sample the magic of Saint Amand the venue has been relatively un-tapped with only those who happen to end up there through Carp France or through our own site discovering it’s undeniable a ....more

Les Kaolins-Galleon - Kevin seen in Galleon Lake


Chris West spent 4 days at Les Kaolins, fabulous weather - hot and sunny, light breeze and a full moon. The paths are alive with miniature frogs at the moment - smaller than a finger nail - heading like lemmings for the lakes. Chris landed 3 mirrors, 20 - 34 lbs on cell and size 6 barbless. Also ....more

La Petite Martiniere - Last minute availability 28th June-5th July


A change in a customers workloads has made a booking move to 2015 so we have the 28th June- 5th July available for exclusive use of our venue for a maximum of 3 people.  We have no immediate neighbours, no noisy main road close by, just the gently rolling landscape perfect for a nice getaway ....more

Etang des Landes


 New to….'Etang des Landes' An absolutely stunning new addition to the portfolio offering a beautiful 4.75 acre lake in the loire valley for exclusive use for up to 5 anglers. David and Tina will welc ....more

Christmas Message


Merry Christmas & Happy New Year from What a fantastic year it's been, with record numbers of PB's being caught with results getting better and better as the season went on. This year saw the most amount of 60's and 70's being banked, well done to all those who managed their per ....more

So far so good


 It's been a mixed start to the season with some venues having the best start to a season they have ever had, namely Vallee Lake 1 with umpteen 50's and several 60's ( The weather has been unprecedented with the relentless cold weather. For many ....more

Changes to Facebook


So Facebook have been moving a few bits around, this means you won't always get to see our updates, and most importantly what's been banked at all our venues. If you don't want to miss out on our latest news, visit our facebook page and you will see a little cog in the top right hand corner (next t ....more

A little bit more Breathalyser info for you.


As the French Law becomes enforceable in November this year, it's wise to get prepared. Up to now we have found the Alcosense Breathalyser to be the one which is most recommended. Here's a link for more info and how to go about getting hold of one: ....more