Nash Base Camp
The practicality of Gazebo space with dedicated modular sleeping pods in one integrated design.
The practicality of Gazebo space with dedicated modular sleeping pods in one integrated design.
One thing is for sure with, Tom Maker, you just don’t know where the next adventure is going to be. Well, for this Uncut vlog he decided at the drop of a hat he was going to Croatia!
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.
Another first fish of the year ?? @rebeccarigolini
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.
It's here! The next instalment of The Great Escape is here! This time Dan Hawkes, Dave Levy, Jay Cater and James Armstrong head to Abbey Lakes, Attila. Take a seat, grab your snacks and enjoy an episode full of big carp and all the carp fishing tips and tricks along the way!
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.
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
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.
This is what full arms looks like! Lake Katlov
Team Work Team work makes the dream work! A mega common for our guys over in Italy @ccmooreitaly Who enjoys fishing with friends?
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)
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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.
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
Do you still catch carp or have you already denied the gear in the corner?
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…
3 x 100lb carp caught in what can only be described as a world record carp fishing session. We catch up with Pete Holehouse as he relives this amazing session at Euro Aqua lakes. Pete recounts all the astonishing details of the trip he and Dave Nimmo had
Lake Trémelin is located 4 kilometers from the town of Iffendic, in the department of Ille-et-Vilaine (35) , in the Brittany region. In the heart of Brocéliande , west of Rennes, discover Lake Trémelin in a magnificent wooded site of 220 hectares! Bordered by a pine forest and in the center of unspoiled nature, the area has something to delight the most demanding fishermen. The south-eastern part of the lake (tail of the Filiais) is protected from all leisure activities. In other words, this part is essentially reserved for fishing . Dating from the beginning of the 19th century, with an area of 43 hectares , the pond is not very deep: 6 meters at the dam . The seabed is fairly regular but gently sloping (at 10 meters approximately 1.50 m of water). A shoal of 2 to 3 hectares made up of rocks is marked by markers on the left bank. A rather rare feature not to mention it: an old stone path , about 3 meters wide, crosses the lake under one meter of water. However, it is inadvisable and dangerous to want to borrow it. English, German and Dutch fishermen regularly practice the lake, which is a guarantee of quality and gives it its letters of nobility. The catches are numerous and we observe more hits at night . You have to go look for the fish far enough from the shore, 100 - 120 meters and under 4 meters of water. It is possible to make beautiful paintings of carp provided that massive baiting is avoided . The best technique is not to bring in fish (unwilling to move) on a bait shot, but rather to take them where they are. The assemblies provided with ten boilies on soluble wire seem ideal. An agreement is signed between “La Gaule d'Iffendic” and the Communauté de Communes de Montfort. Fishing rights are entrusted exclusively to “La Gaule d'Iffendic”. Non-fishermen have not been forgotten: a leisure center has been created where everyone can practice the activities of their choice. From the riding club to mountain biking to solitary hiking, everything is designed to offer a stay in a family and friendly setting. To complete it all, a campsite and 20 lodges are integrated into the complex.
Lake Ruby is a 19 acre gravel pit, set in the heart of the Champaign Region in France near the small village of Martinicourt Goncourt. The lake is approximately 3 1/2 hours drive from Calais, hosts a maximum of 12 anglers and has over 300 carp, including 30’s 40’s and 50’s with a lake record of 56Lb. The Stock Over 100 carp were stocked in January 2019, with the largest of our residents now weighing 56lb+. Further stockings took place February 2020 as part of an ongoing stocking programme, so it is estimated there will be 300 carp to fish for during the 2020 season. When you consider the natural food larders in Lake Ruby, combined with anglers additional particles, pellet and boilies, along with our feeding programme, it won’t be long until these carp are packing on the pounds! There are no crayfish, poisson chat, grass carp nuisance species in Lake Ruby. Facilities Our facilities can all be found in our newly built and fully furnished container. These include kitchen, toilets, hot shower and washing facilities along with a bait freezer, fridge for cold drinks and BBQ area. Swims You certainly get your fair share of water per swim and there’s always the opportunity to move swims should you wish. With the modern carp angler in mind from the outset, nine sizeable swims have been constructed around the lake to ensure maximum comfort during your weeks stay. Most swims can easily host two bivvies or shelters and all have been fitted with a weighing bar.
A short review of carp fishing catches from anglers using our baits across the globe… BOSNIA Another incredible trip to Bosnia’s Lake Pelagičevo produced this incredible mirror for Krištof Cuderman. On the scales it weighed went 25.2kg (55lb) and took a 20mm Source Hard Hookbait with a Fluro Tutti-Frutti pop-up.
STICKYBAITSOFFICIAL Autumn is by no means an easy season to be on the bank, but get your tactics right and it can easily turn into a time to remember! Dan Sibley with some serious size after a successful trip across the channel
Between 5 and 6 acres in size, Lac Noir is another piece of paradise, surrounded by forests but also ideally located next to our main barn, very easy access for food, toilets and general amenities. The lake is surrounded by reeds on three sides and the beautiful forest backdrops really enhance the photo of any fish or scenic shots, depths vary greatly from a few ft to nearly 30ft. The majority of the lake is clay bottom with very little weed, never dismiss the margins on Noir as they are a carp haven at certain times of year! There are 5 pegs in total, all comfortable casting distances, in total we are aiming to have 180 carp by the start of the 2021 season, like the main lake, this is not a difficult water to catch from but you have to put a little effort and thought in to maximise results.
If you want to see HUGE CARP and LOTS of them, then this is the film for you! In this episode of 'Making It Happen', Tom Maker heads over to the incredible Lake Zajarki in Croatia alongside good friend and Product Development Director Shaun McSpadden. They aim to tackle the enormous carp that reside in the lake, and let's just say it certainly didn't disappoint! Full of non stop action from start to finish and with lots of tips and tactics, we hope you enjoy!
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DYNAMITEBAITS Some fish just stop you in your tracks and make you say 'wow'... French team member Ludovic Gourlin recently banked such a fish in the shape of this 1.18m-long, 34.45kg common! Spending hours if not days on the bank is usually associated with catching a fish of this size, but it took Ludovic just three hours into the session for his Hot Fish and GLM snowman hookbait to be picked up by something very big. Despite the carp being double the size of the @carpspirit_official 35lb breaking strain Combi-Soft that he used, Ludovic's hooklink and size 2 Medium Curve Shank hook held firm all the way to the net. What a fish of a lifetime!
Welcome to Etang Le Rocher, a specialised Carp fishing venue set in the beautiful countryside of historic Normandy, France. THE LAKE This stunning venue lies in a very rustic and peaceful part of Normandy, close to a couple of small villages. This beautiful stream-fed, 100+ year-old lake boasts eight well-constructed swims, three of them doubles for a maximum of eight anglers at any one time. A fence has been erected, making the lake completely private, peaceful and secure. We have created numerous features including gravel bars, clay patches, reed and lily beds, with plenty of different depths ranging from 14ft to 2ft. This will increase the bio diversity and ecology of the whole lake and will ensure that the water quality is good for many years to come, with the aim of producing some massive carp for you to catch. Everything we have done has created a lake that the fish love to be in and that you the angler will love to fish. THE STOCK We now have a total stock of approximately 150 beautiful fish consisting of carp up to 51lbs & grass carp to 44lbs As we aim is to be one of the best fisheries in France, the condition and size of our fish is of the upmost importance to us. To achieve this we will limit the amount of fishing at the lake in 2018 and every year we will rest the lake for at least a few weeks and allow the fish to get their heads down and feed. Since the fish have been introduced to the lake they have been fed on a diet recommended by top fish farmers and biologists. This all means you have a good chance of catching a fish of a life time at Etang Le Rocher. Don’t forget your camera. Our bailiffs are at hand as little or as often as you require, but it is in everyone’s interest that he keeps a record on the number of fish caught and sizes, so all catch logs and photos would be most helpful. Thank you. Also any new lake records get a free hoody. THE ACCOMMODATION We offer the ultimate lake side house – fish from the sofa! The house is available to rent out with the lake and boasts a luxury kitchen, bathroom with heated flooring and dining area. The house can accommodate ten people, with every room having beautiful views of the lake. For holidays during colder months, enjoy the warmth of the wood burner. We have made a swim in front, which will give you the option of fishing from your living room if you have hired the whole lake and to yourself and your party. We will be doing as much as we can to make your stay as pleasurable as possible, some of these are: Baliff Lodge for breakfast, dinner, snacks etc. Newly refurbished shower and toilet block Big Screen TVs in the Lake House Fully stocked bait and tackle shop 8 swims (5 singles and 3 doubles) with plenty of features and varied depths Electricity in every swim Free Wi-Fi in the Baliff Lodge and House
Let’s get the most important part out there to begin with – I blooming well hate the things! In fact, I despise the creatures so much, I’ve swerved a couple of good waters in the past because I really don’t like dealing with them. However, the bottom line is that with some careful thought you can, to some extent, mitigate the problems they cause.
Lake Gimone spans three departments , the Haute-Garonne, the Gers and the Hautes Pyrénées . Thus, it extends over six municipalities, three in Haute-Garonne, Boulogne-sur-Gesse, Péguilhan and Lunax, two in Gers, Saint-Blancard and Lalanne-Arqué, and one municipality Thermes Magnoac in Hautes Pyrénées. Its waters are retained by a dam extending over the Gimone valley. This dam was built to collect rainwater and water from the Pyrenees . Lake Gimone (or commonly called Lake Lunax) has an area of 260 hectares for a length of nearly 6 kilometers and with a capacity of 25 million cubic meters of water. It offers a rich fish diversity with a large population of predators (pikeperch, perch, trout or even pike, more recently the presence of catfish), white fish (roach, bream, ruddfish) and a remarkable population of carp. common areas and mirrors with subjects weighing 20 kg . It is a lake suitable for relaxing fishing or fishing from a boat. It is very popular with nature lovers, tourists and fishermen for its wild and idyllic setting in front of the Pyrenees .
Solar Tackle heritage in Rod Pods is well known, and we belive we’ve made the ultimate in versatility, function and looks with the new Universal pod. This item takes the key features from all previous Solar pods (such as the Worldwide, Globetrotter etc) and pushes the boundaries further.
When you are 85 years old and that's me, cheerful in life, then you belong to the strong (so they say..). Here too I turned out to be an astonishing novice; never before had anyone been carp fishing there at such an age. And then 'that particularity' becomes even greater when some things go wrong. The new bait boat turns out to be out of control, the boat does not respond to my signal to drop the bait. I will then tinker with the boat and that will also break things…
Laouzas lake is an artificial lake located in the towns of Nages and Murat sur vébre in the Tarn department (81) , in the Occitanie region. Located at an altitude of 790 meters , in the Haut Languedoc Natural Park , on the border of Hérault (34) and Aveyron (12) , for an area of 335 hectares , Lake Laouzas is a particularly calm revealing a wild and pleasant landscape with abundant vegetation. Its transparent water lets you discover rocky and sandy bottoms and promises you great fishing trips. It is very popular with tourists, nature lovers and fishermen. It has a good piscicultural density of white fish, a beautiful population of predators (pike, pike perch, perch) and a magnificent population of wild common and very combative mirror carps.
OFFICIALNASHBAIT A chunky autumnal common for @reinhardstretto_nt A Scopex Squid Cultured Pop-Up over a bed of mixed size Scopex Squid boilies doing the business
Since the company was taken over in 2012, Sticky’s rise has been a natural progression. The primary focus has been on harnessing the highest quality ingredients and formulating the best possible baits for the fishing market. Backed by a clear marketing strategy, we have accumulated a strong team of some of the country’s most well-known and successful anglers. The journey started in a small unit of just 4,000 square feet. In recent years, this pushed on 13,000, with it now boasting a capacity of 38,000 square feet. The size of our premises has allowed us to upscale production, with us also now able to buy ingredients in much larger quantities, and whilst our whole bait-making process remains super efficient and smooth.
The 6.5 acre lake which is situated next to the accommodation, has been here since pre-Napoleonic times and is set within our private grounds, surrounded by fields and woodland. It is naturally spring fed providing high quality oxygenated water. A dam sits along the western end of the lake where the water is at it's deepest, a maximum of 8m. You can fish in a designated swim along the dam. At the east end there are two islands surrounded by streams which feed into the lake The north bank (farthest from the accommodationbut still only a short walk) is flat providing easy access to the three main swims with purpose built platforms and huts providing shelter, storage and a place to sleep when night fishing. There are some other swims along this bank. On the south side the bank slopes quite sharply, here there is one swim on top of the bank, right next to the accommodation and another in a clearing toward the more shallow end of the lake where, on summer days, fish bask protected by the exposed tree roots You don’t have to be a fisherman to enjoy this picturesque lake. The setting is beautiful and provides a peaceful place for bird/nature watching and if you fancy a walk the 1km track leads all the way around the lake. No licences are required, night fishing is permitted and the five main swims have wooden huts providing shelter from the weather and to sleep in when night fishing so no bivvies required. The lake contains in the region of 70 quality carp including 3 or 4 wild carp (often mistaken for grass carp). The largest carp caught to date (2019 season) are in the mid 40lbs region and with our current feeding regime these fish should be hitting the high 40's by next season. There are also many tench, up to 5lbs, along with roach, rudd, specimen perch, a few pike and other small silver fish. There is a stone tackle hut next to the lake which can be used for storage. Here you will also find a fridge for storing bait. We can arrange for exclusive use of the lake for your party during your stay for a small extra charge. Hookbait, groundbait and rigs are available for purchase on site at very reasonable prices. Bed chairs and a baitboat are available to hire. Nestling within a very sunny Parc Naturel & offering total seclusion in stunning and peaceful countryside just 40km from Limoges, our home & grounds are surrounded by forest and fields. The luxury gîte accommodation, with games room, private swimming pool, sauna & hot tub, sits within a beautiful 19 acre estate encompassing our historic 6 acre private fishing lake, which is situated next to the gite and is for the use of guests only. Lac de la Grange is the ultimate in peace & tranquillity lying near to the ancient town of Rochechouart where you can find many local interest shops, restaurants & a chateau. Our gîte is the perfect, spacious holiday 'home from home' and is ideal for large families and groups of friends. We warmly welcome families, anglers, couples and small groups
Welcome to Le Moulin de Graffeuil Carp Fishery, situated in the Haute-Vienne department of the Limousin region of France. With over 250 big French carp from 20lb to over 60lb this is the ideal venue for your carp fishing holiday in France. At 9.5 acres, set within 81 acres of very private woodland, Etang de Graffeuil is a serious carp fishing venue, it is perfect for individuals or small groups of up to 6 anglers. Additional facilities such as the Gite, the Gym, and the Pool, make it the ideal venue for small families of up to 4 persons. There is even free Wi-Fi to keep the kids' little toys working or for you to keep in touch with the office or Facebook friends if you wish. We pride ourselves on providing value for money, so, if you are driving or flying, self-catering or all inclusive, we have a package to fit your budget. Exclusive bookings guarantee that you get the most from your carp fishing holiday. The whole lake all to yourself, bait up different swims and fish them as and when you want. Our free Quad and Trailer service is available to move you around throughout your stay. You can follow the fish and not be tied to one swim. We have 6 dedicated swims on the main lake, all on the south bank. They are large, spacious, double swims, so you can fish with or without your mates. No need to fish opposite anyone. There is a 2 berth log cabin on each swim with a good selection of equipment in each. If you are on our Standard Package then you do not need to bring any of the following; a bivvy, a bed chair, a chair, a table, a landing net, an unhooking mat, a weigh sling, a tripod, a set of scales, not even a bucket. All is provided.
A PAIR of British anglers have managed one of the most staggering catches on record, landing over 2,000lb of carp in one all-action session, including three fish topping the 100lb mark.
BMG Tackle Italian Team Member Mattia Munarin with a scaly 22lb+ mirror which was caught on a session to a lake in the province of Treviso, Italy. Mattia caught the stunnerusing a size 6 R-Wide hook, Sinew Supple Braid, 360 Bait Screw, Hook Bead, Flexi Swivel and Cored Leadfree Leader/Hooklink.
Team Trakker's Adam Reed and media manager Gaz Hood travel to France to meet up with fellow team member Roy Prodger, at his new fishery, the stunning Lac Luna. Whilst fishing for carp up to 60lb+, Adam takes the opportunity to talk to Roy about his decision to leave behind a successful business in the UK, to fulfil his dream of owning and running a French carp water.
If you're look for somewhere to go big carp fishing in France for French carp, then look no further than Teillatts. Teillatts is a beautiful French carp lake set in the peace and quiet of the French countryside with the majestic River Seine running alongside and only 250 miles from Calais. Set in 35 acres, Teillatts is a premier big carp venue that can easily accommodate 13 anglers with 17 swims allowing everyone the chance to get amongst the huge head of stunning big fish that currently go to over 80lb. Teillatts is a drive and survive venue, so you have the freedom to bring all the fishing gear you want (including the kitchen sink!), plus you have the flexibility to eat what you want, when you want, making for a more enjoyable fishing holidays in France. Supermarkets, petrol station and tabac are located a short drive from Teillatts in either direction. THE LAKE The Lake is situated 250 miles from the port of Calais, close to the village of Noyen sur Seine, far enough south for improved weather but without the long-haul drive. Teillatts has plenty of features to fish to within in its depths that range from 8ft to 20ft. Spread out around the lake are 17 swims with some capable of housing 2 people and each swim more than capable of producing its prized carp. THE CARP Teillatts contains a huge head of big carp including countless 30's, 40's and 50's and a growing number of 60's with at least 7 fish over the magical 70lb barrier and 1 over the 80lb mark. Teillatts also contains BIG catfish to over 150lb. See our Facebook feed for the latest fish captures at Teillatts. FACILITIES & SERVICES We offer a selection of facilities and services that you can take advantage of leading up to and while on your holiday at Teillatts. TACKLE We supply FREE OF CHARGE unhooking mat cradles so no need to bring yours. You can also hire a rowing boat to enable you to bait up your spots. BAIT We only allow pellet and particle supplied by us at the lake. This is cooked fresh on-site and supplied to you in buckets.
Ridgemonkey We all raised a small glass of Estrella to @ximpi_ this week after he landed the Spanish record carp at just under 80lb. Big Mamma was slightly down in weight at 35.3 kilos, but the smile on Marc's face has not left him, that's for sure. He landed the chunk from a lake in the Extremadura region of western Spain during a holiday. Our man used a method that carpers back home are very familiar with – solid bags. He went with a small Disperse PVA bag packed with stick mix and maggots, a section of SubZero leader and a rig made with a size 6 Ape-X Straight Point hook and a six-centimetre section of 25lb CamoX soft coated hooklink. Hookbait was two pieces of fake corn and maggots. Congratulations, @ximpi_ , from everyone at RidgeMonkey.
The lac de Vassivière or Vassivière Lake (French pronunciation: [vasivjɛʁ]; Vacivièra in Occitan), one of France's largest artificial lakes, is a large man-made reservoir of about 10 square kilometres (2,500 acres). It is situated on the Plateau de Millevaches in the départements of Creuse and Haute-Vienne. It is the largest area of water in the Limousin region of France and provides water supplies, hydroelectricity, and leisure facilities. With a maximum depth of 35m for 108 million m3. Relatively clean and varied funds with large plateaus, shoals, pits and a few stumps. Relatively gentle slopes. In 1995, following the emptying, a fish farming plan was put in place to repopulate it with cyprinids and predators (Amount of the operation: € 61,000). The lake is now mainly fry with cyprinids and pike. Every year at the end of September, at the beginning of October, the level of the lake is lowered voluntarily in order to be able to collect and store the water from the autumn rains and winter snowmelt which are very abundant in this region. The Lake is supplied mainly by the Maulde, the Taurion (via the Lavaud Gelade canal) and the Vienne via the Servière and Faux la Montagne dams. Other small streams also flow into its waters. There are five boat launches: Port Crozat (Auphelle), Pierrefitte, Port de Nergout, Port de Vauveix and Broussas. During strong winter tidal ranges, only the Broussas launch can be used. Winters are often synonymous with cold weather with dense snowfall. Summers, on the contrary, are very pleasant. The inter-seasons are rather mild with a cool and humid spring and an autumn often accompanied by the Indian summer. One of the islands in the lake covers 70 hectares of land
We knew Brothercarp had a long lost twin but we certainly were not expecting to find him in Lake Bled!
Oaks is also not dissimilar to our other lakes, and is around 2 acres in size. The depths are between 3ft and 13ft, and the lake bed is again gravel, stone and some small silt beds. The margins are quite deep in places, and will be a productive place to fish – there are also gullies and holes to fish too. There is a very good head of 30lb+, with the largest coming out so far at 44lb. There are 5 large swims to fish from, which very comfortably accommodates 2 anglers. Les Etangs De L’Ecurie is a perfect place for carp fishing in france if you want EXCLUSIVE USE of a lake. We are nestled in the Pays De La Loire in stunning countryside, less than 4 hours from Calais and just over an hour from Caen and St Malo. We opened for Carp fishing in France in April 2014, with our first 50lb Carp coming out in our second season. We think that one of the main reasons L’Ecurie is so appealing to our anglers, is the fact that you can come away with a friend and have the lake exclusively in beautiful surroundings, with peace and quiet, and the chance to land some beautiful L’Ecurie Carp. We have 3 lakes – The Orchard (1-2 anglers), Tall Trees (1-3 anglers) and Oaks (1-2 anglers). We can accommodate exclusive use for between 1 and 7 anglers. Additionally, we have a Mobile Home available. There are excellent shower and toilet facilities, and we also have a rustic dining room area for those that wish to take up breakfasts and/or evening meals, or if you just fancy a break from the lake to watch some TV. Additionally, there is a fisherman’s cabin containing a microwave, fridge/freezer, toaster, kettle, charging points and a bait freezer. Details on the other lakes in our complex can be found here: The Orchard - 2 acres Tall Trees - 3 acres
It has been 2 years since the guys got together for a social and there is no better place than GIGANTICA! We join Spooner, Danny Fairbrass and the lads for a week of laughs, fun and plenty of CARP! Who will walk away with the trophy?
Running low on phone battery is a problem no matter where you are, but when out on the bank this can be an issue. However, with the PRO-PAC this is now a thing of the past. With a 72000 mAh battery within the fishing power pack as well as various charging ports for computers, Bivvy Lights, mobile phones and so much more, this is the perfect item for any angler to have with them out on the bank. Regardless of whether you are heading out fishing alone or heading out to the bank with your family for the first time, the PRO-PAC is one of the best carp fishing power pack on the market right now as it provides you with the power needed to do anything. Whether it be running a pump to fix a flat tyre or using the light feature on the front of the PRO-PAC to find a way back to your car after a long night of fishing, the PRO-PAC fishing power pack is an item that no angler should be heading to the bank without.
Could you use some inspiration, information, tips or tricks for the upcoming weekend? Last year Danny and Darrell set out for the waterfront with a camera crew and clear aim. And that was to capture all their knowledge about autumn fishing in an informative Masterclass. From the favorite rigs to line lay and from cutting choice to feeding... The men have no secrets and show what has made them successful for many years. Regardless of the experience you already have, the waters you fish or the amount of time you have at your disposal. The Masterclass videos are filmed in such a way that there is useful information for everyone that will help to get more carp on the side. . Check out the Autumn Masterclass (Carp Fishing) now on YouTube and take advantage of it this weekend!
The Léon pond is located in the town of the same name, in the Landes department (40), in the New Aquitaine region. In the heart of a wild and unspoiled setting, it is one of the largest lakes in the Landes. Its area is 340 hectares. It offers good fishing conditions and will delight both novice and seasoned anglers. This site is partly classified as a nature reserve. It has a rich fish diversity in white fish (bleak, roach, bream), predators (pike, pike perch, perch) and common carp of intermediate size with trophy subjects but difficult to grasp. It is a lake very popular with nature lovers, fishermen and tourists.
A beauty from Croatia Angler: Ardy Veltkamp Rod: C2 SP MASTERS
Curton Lake, also called Rainbow Lake, is located in the middle of the pines, in the Bordeaux region. This specimen lake lodges 2 carp of more than 80 pounds including a mirror of 94 pounds, more than 42 Kgs and a common of more than 41 kilos. From a depth of 1.50 m to 15 m, with two large wooded islands of 2 ha and many islets, this set is a delight for carp as well as for fishermen. Record catches: Mirror carp of 42,600Kg caught by Martin Locke in January 2010 The biggest known carp: 8 over 70 pounds & 2 over 80 pounds. The new joint record stands at 41.2 kilos. She was captured in November 2012 by Eric Smith Another carp weighing 38.5 kilos; was captured in 2010 by Martin Locke A path all around gives access by car to all the fishing stations. A club house (showers, WC, telephone) is available to carp anglers and accompanying persons. Entirely fenced site and the presence of a guard guaranteeing you good security. The topography of Lake Curton gives rise to fairly technical fishing. Very cut out posts and many islands. Boat and echosounder almost essential. Motor boat and remote control boat allowed.
Get out and about with the exclusive Outlaw Pro PRO-PAC and see what it gets up to on its daily rounds with the team. The PRO-PAC: far more than just a phone charger. Tight lines and full Outlaw Pro
The XF1 Compact is the smallest bivvy in the range and perfect for the angler who prefers a minimalistic shelter that can squeeze into the tightest of spaces. Featuring removable PVC groundsheet, flysheet and front panel, the XF1 can be as basic or as luxurious as you like – simply configure to your own preference to suit the prevailing conditions.
A fish they call... the Giraffe one of the oldest fish in Belgium. Weighing in at over 68lbs (31.2kg) @ignacederoeck is looking rightfully chuffed with his new personal best This colossal beast is over a metre long at 116cm... a little similar to our Parrot which once swam at Wasing? And a similar weight too... crazy! Well done Iggy, the lucky bucket hat strikes again
Lake Paladru, also called blue lake, is the 5th largest natural lake in France with its 392 hectares; it will seduce you with its crystal clear waters, the beauty of its surrounding landscapes and its density of fish of all kinds. The site is also remarkable for its 7 protected natural areas including that of the large reeds located north of the lake, a privileged place for nesting birds (mallards, swans, coots or crested grebes) and fish spawning (carp, tench, etc.) ; these reed beds remain inaccessible. Lake Paladru is located in the department of Isère and more precisely in the region of the Miocene hills of the lower Dauphinée, called Terres froides, approximately between the towns of Voiron and La Tour-du-Pin. Note: 80% of the banks are private; impossible to fish there from the banks. Maximum tidal range: 2.5m High density of whitefish and lake trout. Slightly uneven topographic profile with steep banks except in a few places where there are shoals and lakeside chalk beaches. Strong nautical activity in summer.
AUTUMN EURO TIP “head to the river”. To finish of our week of autumn tips We asked one of our European team members @thomas.carpfishing to give us a few words of advice .. “Autumn is a very exciting time for me as it’s a great time to catch big river carp here in Europe the fish are very active and it’s a time I’ll always opt to use a big quantity of bait, when it comes to finding fish I’ll be looking for deeper areas mostly opting to fish right out in the middle of the river bed .. one particular autumn night spent on the Moselle river with a few friend came good ,Arriving after them I jumped strait in the zodiac dingy dropping my lines in the deeper part of the river and baited with 2kg of pure boil per rod. my two extricators are in place and my riots are ready to do battle. Before I even manage to eat any of my food the rod was away and I had a catfish to start l, I re placed the rods and the second ones away. On contact I can feel it’s a big carp . 15 minutes of fighting later this amazing common was mine so if you fish in Europe this autumn don’t ignore the river !”
Lake One offers Exclusive Carp Fishing for a group of up to 3 anglers, lake record of 56lb a stunning common - this lake has plenty of surprises. Last season we netted the lake and then added 30 new fish ranging from 17lb to 24lb a mix of mirror, leather & common carp, they’ve had a good first season in 2020 mixed with longer resting periods than usual however we’ve seen good growth already and now they are preparing for 2021. The lake is 2.3 acres, 4 spacious swims one of them a double (3) and another has two singles close for a social (1) & (2) swim (4) a single tucked away in the far right corner next to the dam wall currently holds the most caught in a week by one angler (594lb) Depths range from 3.5ft to 6.5ft the shallower water starts from the Dam wall the deepest water at swims (1) & (2). Drop offs, caves inside of the margins and a old riverbed at 1.5m to 2m wide that runs from the dam wall to the sleuth in the middle of the lake all of these spots are good places to pick fish off. Access is available all around the venue. Stock : Large stock of Mirrors & Commons to 56lb , 3 fish over 50lb and 6 fish close to breaking that weight mark. Lots of fish 30lb to 45lb. 30 new fish 17lb to 24lb introduced 2019. Other species : Zander (Lake record 9lb) & Crucian Lake bed : Clay Features : Over hanging bushes, Drop offs, Dam Wall, Riverbed & Sleuth. Access : Walk all around the lake. Bait Boats : Yes this is allowed. Bailiff : Maxime lives very close to the lake and speaks great English. Details on the other lake in our complex can be found here: Clay Lake 2
Join Samir Arebi and Marc Voosen in the Spanish wilderness as they search for some of the largest carp that Europe has to offer. Lake Orellana is famed for its beautiful landscapes, remote location, and, above all, the huge fish that reside within its depths! However, angling here is not easy, but if anyone was up to the task then it would be our Anglo-German duo of big fish experts, Samir Arebi and Marc Voosen. Watch the pair as they undergo this momentous challenge in what is the pinnacle of big fish angling in Europe!
The first alarm designed to embrace the global modern sport of carp fishing, the Siren R4 is the new standard for accurate, responsive indication whether you are fishing an English estate lake or battling the most extreme conditions of European inland seas. Taking Kevin Nash’s market leading speed responsive indication concept from the iconic R3 alarms the R4 offers levels of control and function that put the angler in touch with their end tackle in ways never possible before. The R4 will respond to every type of indication caused by carp in any environment. Even when the rod tips are pulling over from weed build up and wave action on hundreds of hectares of water the R4 will still tell you everything you need to know and nothing that you don’t. Never has an alarm been able to screen out non-events to this degree before. It’s Intelligent Sensing made even more intelligent.
A crazy fish caught by Hadrien Hallez, right after the storm.
The pond of Provostière is located in the town of Riaillé , in the department of Loire-Atlantique (44) , in the Pays de la Loire region. Covering an area of 73 hectares , it is linked to Lake Vioreau by the Rigole des Ajaux. This assembly is part of the supply system of the Nantes to Brest canal. A 5.5 km path on which is located a bird observatory , allows you to go around the pond. It is a remarkable natural site , integrated into an ecological complex classified Natura 2000 . The variations in the water level cause the vegetation present on the shores to change significantly. This particularly rich environment is home to several heritage species including the officinal gratiole and the lake shoreline (nationally protected species). It is a wild, shallow , gently sloping plain pond , with mostly muddy bottoms , in which large areas of water lilies are present.
Check out this jaw dropping carp for good friend of Solar Alben Zantinge. 26kg of French common carp perfection taken on the ever faithful Club Mix. Well done Alb!!
Take a drive into the heart of Picardie, Northern France, and experience the delights of Le Domain des iles. The 60 acres of water on this private estate plays host to about 1,000 specimen carp upto 66lbs, with almost one hundred in the 40 to 60lb bracket. The complex, which is located within the most gorgeous settings, consists of three lakes which originally where all connected to each other by channels where the carp could move from lake to lake, however to enhance the quality of the fishing the channels have been blocked off so that we can offer differant styles of fishing. The main lake is limited to 12 anglers and offers the very realistic chance of some huge fish. There is one main Lodge at the North east end of the lake which when booked includes the 4 swims at that corner of the lake. There are also 2 cabins situated next to each other where it is possible to fish from the cabins. The lake record of 66 pounds is to be found in this lake along with a lot of the other big fish. As an added bonus 152 catfish where stocked into this lake in Jan 2000 ranging from 3 pounds to 30 pounds, and as expected these have piled on the weight pretty rapidly due to the amount of small fish in the lake and are now between 20 and 60 pounds. There are now 6 new benchessituated around the main lake with power socket, lights and fridge. There are also lights and power situated in the swims. The lake bottom is clear firm peat and there is no weed to hinder you. We now have a brand new luxery lodge which offers superb facilities for maximum comfort whilst fishing, including satelite tv, fridge freezer, cooking hob, microwave, large shower, toilet, 3 bedrooms, plates, cuttlery, cooking utensils. Why not book the lodge and back lake exclusivly and fish your own private estate lake. The back lake is about 7 acres and is limited to 6 anglers, as well as the originals this lake has been stocked with 400 carp to offer some easier fishing. the fish range from doubles to 40 pounds with the odd bigger fish which go upto a verified 52 pound common carp.
In recent years Sonik have become a serious force to be reckoned with, and their 2021 range looks like it'll do nothing but continue that trend as a company who produces really top-end products at extremely reasonable prices. Here CARPology is treated to a guided tour of their 2021 trade show which includes new bivvies, bedchairs, rods, reels and much, much more... enjoy!
Hemp Seed is one of the best carp baits available. This fantastic little seed is something that will keep the carp grubbing around your swim for hours on end - a must have bait for every angler. Carp Particles source the highest quality hemp from the most trusted suppliers and boast that their quality will always be of the highest standard. Added bloodworm boosts the attraction giving the mix that ultimate natural edge. They even cook, prepare and dispatch fresh particles the very same day to ensure freshness.
Good evening guys... how was your weekend? Have you managed to get some good satisfaction?
Located in the River Zêzere, in a zone of great beauty, Castelo de Bode Dam has one of the largest reservoirs in Portugal. It extends across a total distance of 60 kms, spanning the municipalities of Tomar, Abrantes, Sardoal and Ferreira do Zêzere. Surrounded by leafy vegetation, especially pine trees, the reservoir offers ideal conditions for practising nautical sports or leisure activities in contact with nature. Anyone who wants a more detailed experience of this huge lake may go on a boat trip to visit spectacular landscapes within the reservoir - such as the Island of Lombo, a small patch of land that contains an inn that is ideal for spending a few days in complete tranquillity.
Benelux team member Kelly Monteyne with a absolute beast of a carp, kelly fished a week's session on ghost park in Italy an banked numerous carp over the week using the WOLF 10ft X3k’s.
Landswater Lakes manages two fishing lakes in north-west Germany, near the Dutch border. Our first and smaller lake "CARPNADO lake" is 5.5-6ha/13.6-14.8ac in size (water surface!). There are only 2 double-swims there, so each pair of anglers (2 per swim) has enough space and privacy. With a maximum of 4 anglers on 2 swims, this is a very unique lake with no "mass tourism". Due to the large area of water available to the anglers, boats are used to bring out the lines even at greater distances. For your safety we have very stable hard plastic boats which do not capsize. The boat with equipment (echosounder, engine, accu and life jackets) is included in the booking price!
We attempt to answer the age old question of which fishing discipline is best - Carp or Match? to do it, we've pitted top carper, Ian Russell against match ace, Andy May to see who will be crowned king of angling. Fishing at Midlands, venue, Makins, both contestants get to fish their chosen style but with a few twists in the rules to make it as fair as possible! Who will come out on top?....
The mighty tow 70 fits anything and everything. Perfect on the bankside keeping your supplies cool for up to 5 days. The chopping board divider allows you to split the cooler for separate uses – drink in one side, food in the other. Robust wheels allows ease of transport and its adaptability ensures it will suit every need. Each cooler is supplied with a free accessory pack so you don’t need to invest in extras including a cup holder, chopping board divider and dry goods basket all which come as standard. There is even an integrated bottle opener.
Julien Blot made an anthology fishery during the annual Korda sales social. He caught no fewer than 4 fish over 30 kilos in the same week with his new PB at 32 + as a bonus!! The edit used consisted of a piece of Hybrid Stiff and a KLOR all the way from a Cork Wafter Link! What a week!!!
Of a very particular shape, the lake extends over 4 municipalities: Tanneron, Montauroux, Callian and Les Adrets de l'Estérel. To the south, it receives the waters of the Maraval and Fontesante streams, to the east of the Riou Fer, to the west of the Ermite, the Camiole and the Biançon, and to the north of the Siagne by a bypass channel. lnitially intended for the production of hydroelectric power, the lake has become a coveted but still fragile recreational area. It is up to everyone to respect the site, in particular its fauna and flora. On the eastern part of the lake is the Fondurane biological reserve managed by CEN Paca, the conservatory of natural areas of Provence Alpes Côte d'Azur. A Mecca for predator and carp fishing, the Lake stands out for the presence of large fish. From playful bleak fishing on the surface to the practice of float-tube, Lake Saint-Cassien is the destination for all anglers!
Dave Atkiss Les Etangs de Chantereine Rig of choice d rig with DT Bait Developments boosted N Blend and N blend pop up on the spot baited it with 18/20mm chopped and whole Supa fruits and N Blend boilies Queen of the lake known as Y Scar @ 61lb
Val d'Oust France
Are you one of the many anglers that don’t want to fish for carp that have been caught week in and week out. Etang Du Manoir’s venue is very much a virgin lake and still unknown. We have a great stock of fish of which some are still yet to be caught. The lake has a large head of fish over 40lb, and good 10+ fish that are over 50lb, with one of them being 56lb+, but we’re sure this will reach 60lb this year. The lake is an old gravel-pit of 7 acres. It’s lovely clear water means you can watch your fight unfold down in the water, the lake was stocked about 10 years ago and has not really been fished for the 9 years.
The next episode of The Great Escape is here! And it is our biggest, toughest trip so far! In this episode, Dan Hawkes, Dave Levy, and Jay Cater travel to Orellana, Spain for their toughest challenge to date. How will our boys fare in their latest adventure? In The Great Escape series, we aim to provide all the information, tips, and carp fishing tricks for anglers of all abilities to gear up and maximize their own fishing holiday trips, whether that be at home in the UK or abroad. Learn the angling secrets, get sneak peeks at some of the new fishing tackle products and soak up the carp angling atmosphere, as the trio embarks on an epic carp fishing journey to remember.
Winter is here and it’s time to think carefully about the bait you will be using this winter if you’re brave enough to endure the elements including the long dark nights. For those of you unaware, a carp doesn’t have a stomach, it has a digestive tract. Making them voracious feeders when the conditions are favourable. Figures vary but it’s believed the biological optimum temperature for a carp’s digestion is said to be around 27 degrees. Drop that temperature by a considerable amount and that effective digestive tract becomes less than efficient when ingesting a large number of the baits used in the warmer months, due to the high levels of oils and fats used in their production.
Fish of a lifetime Andreas Scherf lifts up a colossal mirror for the camera! Do you fish in Europe? Or prefer to stay in the UK?