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PB's smashed again


A great week for Jake and his dad Andy. Jake started the week wanting to catch a 30lbs Carp and Forest Pool France didn't disappoint, his first fish was a 32lbs MIrror. Jake and Andy caught steadily throughout the week with Jake smashing his PB again with a 38lbs Mirror, by the end of the week of course Jake wanted to catch one of our glorious 40's and again his wish was granted with a 42lbs Mirror. Who say's dreams don't come true !!!! We are very much looking forward to welcoming back the guys next year and also the lovely Sam, hope the weather improves for her though.

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The fish are getting bigger !!


Forest Pool is going from strength to strength with the Carp packing on the weight, so far this year has seen a lake record in the shape of a 52lbs Mirror. A few 40's also have graced the banks including a 46lbs Mirror and a 48lbs Mirror. Some of the "stocky" fish we put in 18 months ago are coming through too with 4-5lb weight gain. "The Beast" too has made a few appearences around the 80lbs mark.

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2 new double swims now ready for the new season.


Next weekend sees the start of our second season at Forest Pool France and our returning guests won't fail to notice our 2 new double swims on the dam wall that have kept us busy over the winter months. We also put into place the same feeding campaign that has brought fantastic results to our sister lake Birch Pool Retreat and we expect the fish to show a good weight gain again this year. With 1 in 3 Carp being over the 30lbs mark and the lake record Carp of 48lbs last year we are hoping for great things again for 2014. This runs water not only offers plenty of catches but the fish caught are quality too.

We still have a few weeks avalable for 2014 at this super lake so please contact David at Carp France for more informaton.

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End of Season Update


 Our first season running Forest Pool France has exceeded all our expectations with 1 in every 3 Carp being over the 30lbs mark and the biggest Carp being an impressive 47lbs. It wasn't unusual to see catches of 40-50 Carp in a week, making this stunning lake not only a runs water, but it also allows many guests a chance to smash their personal bests. The big cat made a couple of appearences and towards the end of the season smashed the 80lbs barrier, it's not called "The Beast " for nothing. We still have a few dates for 2014 but with many of our guests re-booking from 2013, if you are thinking of an exclusive hire lake that holds a very good head of decent sized Carp with comfortable, lakeside accomodation set in a stunning woodland setting, please contact Carp France for more information on how to book. 

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Could this be the perfect "Runs Water ?"


 A great week for team Waring as they landed 48 Carp including 2 x 40's and 14 x 30's and 20+ x 20's. All this for just fishing days. Forest Pool has really come into it's own as smashing little lake with expectations being smashed week after week. All this with lakeside accomodation. If you are thinking of booking for 2014 our advice is get in eary whilst dates are still available.

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Carp Bonanza at Forest Pool France


 Lee, Andy and Gavin had a great week at Forest Pool with 45 Carp landed in total, this included 7 x 30s to 36lbs. The change in the weather certainly helped to turn the fish on and the total weight caught was a whopping 1200lb. Top fishing Shirebrook Boys !!

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Great start to the season


 Paul's 5 day session was certainly a busy one, 30 Carp landed including 10 x 30lb+ Carp and 19 x 20lb+ Carp and an almost there 19lb 10oz Carp. We are very pleased with this result and we look forward to seeing some of the "bigger guns" coming out very shortly.

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And we're off...


Good steady start for Paul Jenkins and his helper son just 48 hours fishing he's already landed 14 Carp including 5 over 30lbs and the smallest being a cheeky 19lbs Mirror. It's a great start to our new venture and we couldn't be happier to see that the fish have wintered well and look in fabulous condition. It's great to see some of the fish we stocked in November/December making an early appearence. Paul is now looking forward to catch one of bigger beauties we spotted today cruising around in the sunshine. Looking forward the end of week results, should be a good one!!

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A new venture for the owners of Birch Pool Retreat


Nikki & Julian are very proud to present for 2013 Forest Pool France. This exceptionally pretty lake offers tranquility, lakeside accommodation and fantastic fishing, all this in a stunning forest setting.

An additional 40, fast growing Virgin Carp have been added to the already proven, healthy stocking. The lake Carp record stands at 48lbs and the first 50lber is expected to grace the banks very soon.

There are also a handful of Cats and some excellent sport to be had with the impressive Perch, Roach and Rudd.

The aim for 2013 is for Forest Pool France to provide plenty of action and also the chance of a very big fish.

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