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Lac des Graoussettes

St-Colomb-de-Lauzun France

The Lac des Graoussettes is located in the commune of St-Colomb-de-Lauzun in the Lot et Garonne in the South West of France . Its area is 36 hectares . It is a lake with an interesting fish population Zander, pike, black bass and carp are present on this site. All in a wild and wooded environment. Ideal for fishermen and walkers. A marked hiking trail allows you to go around it.

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DominatorX RS Carp Rods


The new DOMINATORX RS carp rod has been further improved for unprecedented performance at this price point. High modulus 1K woven carbon fibre with a sleek gloss finish and our multi-directional tip section carbon lay-up for accuracy and quicker recovery.

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Raptor 200 FAST

Raptor Boats

The 200 FAST is a compact boat with a high level of finish. The boat is also very attractively priced. The 200 FAST boat is therefore very suitable for use on smaller waters and fast sessions. All FAST boats are made of 0.7 mm olive green PVC fabric which is also of high quality. We therefore give 5 year warranty on fabric and seams.

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Crossing Borders 2 - Big European Carp Roadtrip

Nash Tackle

Big carp fishing around Europe! Crossing borders is back for a second installment as Jamie Bellhouse sweeps across Europe in the hunt for some huge carp . Jamie sets out in the midst of the chaos that was 2020, undeterred he tackles a huge array of venues, from large French reservoirs to a Slovenian river and everything in-between. Get the popcorn in and prepare yourself for an action-packed European roadtrip

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Les Ravalières

Méral France

Welcome to Les Ravalières ! Carp Fishing Holidays in France with luxury accommodation including a jacuzzi and pool. Now you don’t have to choose between a fishing holiday or a family holiday!! Gallien’s Reach is a 50 year old stream and spring fed lake, containing mirror carp, common carp and ghost koi. Carp to 55lb (24.95kg). It has quality water all year and is on a clay subsoil. The lake is 3 acres in size with depths ranging up to five feet. There are 2 islands roughly central and the western end of the lake is dammed. It has a hard bottom in some places and silty base in others which will make for challenging angling. There is some weed cover and lilies to fish to as well. There are 3 swims available around the lake allowing 3 anglers at any one time. Landing nets, unhooking mats and weighing slings are provided. Prior to 2020, this water had never been fished (except by family) and there were mirror and common carp in the lake when we arrived in December 2018. We enhanced the stock in February 2019 after netting the lake in December to remove excess silver fish. In December 2020 we netted to check on the progress and health of our fish. Happily they are growing really well, maintaining good health and nice proportions. During this netting we removed nearly 1 ton of silver fish, decreasing the biomass and allowing our fish to feed and grow. We increased our stock again in January, February, May and November 2020 and January 2021. Over 65 mirror carp and 13 common carp have been added ranging from 6kg (14lb) to 18kg (40lb), with the average weight now around 10kg (22lb). We also added some young ghost koi in May 2020 to grow on, some of their growth rates have been amazing. Additionally, there are zander, pike, perch, tench, roach and rudd in the lake. The fish spawned in May 2019, April 2020 and April 2021 and have been feeding well since. Over the winter of 2020 into 2021 Jon began the process of removing silt from the lake to provide increased water depth and quality. In the process finding the original river course. We have also been planting reeds, lilies and other aquatic plants to enhance the bio-diversity within the lake.

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Étang du Boulet

Feins France

The Boulet pond is located near the town of Feins , in the department of Ille-et-Vilaine (35) , in the Brittany region. Exceptional site, 30 km north of Rennes, the Boulet pond welcomes you in the heart of a preserved natural area classified Natura 2000. At the heart of this exceptionally rich environment , the Boulet pond is home to specific flora and fauna , some rare and protected. Enlarged in 1828, to regulate the supply of the Ille et Rance canal, the Boulet pond is today the largest navigable body of water in Ille-et-Vilaine (153 h)


Grind It Out - Dan Sibley on Abbey Lakes, France

Sticky Baits

Dan Sibley reflects on a tricky session at Abbey Lakes in France, which saw him put in maximum effort in order to come away with a result. French trips are steadily starting to become much more common amongst UK anglers, and Dan Sibley was looking forward to his return over the channel. Little did he know, he would have to really grind out a result on the popular holiday venue, Abbey Lakes.

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Lac Clement

Mortain France

Lac Clement is a stunning 7 acre carp fishing lake in France. Situated in the Normandy countryside close to the historic town of Mortain. The fishery is within a comfortable distance of all the main ferry ports making it a perfect destination for your French carp fishing trip. The lake was created 40 years a go by the previous owner and in that time the lake and it's surroundings have flourished becoming a beautifully secluded fishery with plenty of bank side cover and a good stock of large french carp. Our on site facilities are excellent and include a shower block and a separate mobile home, these are open for all our anglers to use 24 hours a day. You can also take advantage of our fantastic food package, all cooked from fresh daily. Bait is also available and can be delivered to your swim as and when you need it. Stocked with fast growing French carp to over 60lb and with purpose built swims & facilities, everything is in place to make Lac Clement the perfect Carp fishing holiday destination in France. We are a family run business and we are always on site to make sure all our anglers feel looked after and enjoy the whole experience at Lac Clement. It is important to us that all our anglers feel welcome and we make every effort to provide a quality service. Seeing people having a great holiday is what matters to us more than anything else. Lac Clement is a beautiful lake of around 7 acres in size and it varies in depths from 2ft at the shallowest point to 14 ft at the deeper dam end and the average depth is around 7 ft. There is no weed to contend with and the bottom varies from soft silt spots to rock and gravel. Because the lake is spring fed and with flow from the surrounding stream, water is constantly running through providing oxygen and keeping the depth at a set level. There is a small island at the one end of the lake with depths from 4 to 6 ft around it. No vehicle access is allowed around the lake but we provide trolleys for you to get your kit to the swims. We have created 8 well spaced swims each with plenty of water and staging to land the carp safely. We limit the number of anglers to 4 for individual bookings and 6 for groups giving each angler lots of space and the opportunity to move if necessary. Take a look below to see a photographic view of each individual swim. The carp move well around the whole lake so the fishing is good in all the different areas and big carp can be caught from every swim. On site Facilities at Lac Clement include a nice clean Shower block with power shower and an English flushing Toilet. ​ There is also a mobile home with the following facilities: - * Fully equipped kitchen with english and french charging points * Double bedroom plus single * Sitting area with English tv and dvd player * Freezers onsite for bait * Unhooking mats and weigh slings provided at no extra cost


Carp Fishing in Germany – By Dan Cleary

Dynamite Baits

Dynamite team member Dan Cleary was fortunate enough to work in Germany over the last few years and in that time he got enjoy some of the incredible carp fishing that the country has to offer. In the extract below, Dan recalls a few of the memorable sessions he enjoyed whilst abroad including the capture of a very special mirror…

Lake Directories

Information on all public waters and privately owned pay lakes has always been readily available online. Unfortunately its usually incomplete, difficult to find and lacking content and relevant information that is required for the dedicated carp angler. More often than not this information is presented in a foreign language giving the rest of Europe an edge over UK anglers. For the first time we bring together all of this information from hundreds of sources to provide the most comprehensive directory of these waters in a format that is informative, clear and concise.

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