Customer Reviews About Carp Fishing at Lords Lake in France

What customers say about carp fishing in France at Lords Lake, including their catch reports and general comments.

Tim Wills

Top Notch Fishing

By Tim Wills on 24 October 2020

Top notch fishing, but the cabin is getting a bit run down and could do with some general maintenance. This is our 6th visit here. We wouldn't keep coming back if we were not happy.

Fishing Tactics: Accurate baiting of the same spots with a bait boat - pick your spots and stick to them. Tiger nuts out-scored boilies and pellets, but the 84lb cat and the 50lb common both fell to pellets.

40 Fish:

37 Carp - 1 x 50, 6 x 40s, 20 x 30s, 8 x 20s and 2 teens (including a grass). 3 Cats - 2 x 80s and 1 x 40.

John London and Glen Janes

Great Condition Fish

By John London and Glen Janes on 10 October 2020

A hard week after a great week on Commons, but enjoyed the week as a real challenge. Again ate lunch times at Le Relais du Dolmen in Mire. Not worth cooking as great food at a really good price and only 5 minutes away.

Not a lot of fish showing, but great condition fish when you do catch. Cabin all you need and better than a bivvy, especially when cold like now. An outside light and a canopy like on Commons would be good.

Fishing Tactics: Tried most rigs, but found wafters worked best. Fished close to banks with solid bags and pellets for the cats.

Catch: 8 Fish: 5 Carp - 2 x 40s, 2 x 30s and 1 x 20 (grass). 1 93lb cat and 2 x 10lbers.

Chris Williams

Nice Carp Despite Low Water Level

By Chris Williams on 3 October 2020

Besides the water level being very low, some very nice carp caught. Facilities are fair, but parts of the cabin could do with a refurb.

Fishing Tactics: Tiger nuts and fish meal boilies.

10 Fish: 9 Carp - 3 x 40s, 5 and 30s and 1 x 20. I x 30lb cat.

Daz Hake

As Per Last Week

By Daz Hake on 5 September 2020

As per last week, however the right hand side of the lake really struggled for bites this time. We have been well looked after. We were unable to fish our chosen lake due to the disability of one of the group, so we were kindly given the opportunity to go back to Lords for our 2nd week.

Fishing Tactics: Scattered boilie worked best.

37 Fish:

34 Carp - 1 x 50, 7 x 40s, 11 x 30s (1 grass), 8 x 20s (4 grass) and 2 x 17.

2 Cats - 1 x 82 and 1 x 10 and a tench.

Daz Hake

Fantasic Time

By Daz Hake on 29 August 2020

Absolutely fantastic time. 8/10 facilities - fantastic on the whole, but didn't like the stones and hard ground. Struggled to put bank sticks in. My Dad caught a 52lb common carp, which was his record - not bad for a 78 year old!!!

Fishing Tactics: Bottom baits with boilie caught the fish.

19 Carp: 1 x 50, 3 x 40s, 9 x 30s (1 grass), and 6 x 20s (1 koi).

Luke Webster

Very Good

By Luke Webster on 15 August 2020

Very good - 2nd time at Lords Lake. Very hard at the start of the week in the heat - 35 degrees.

Fishing Tactics: Fished to back bank, using little bait.

24 Carp: 1 x 50, 2 x 40s, 11 x 30s (2 grass), 10 x 20s (7 grass) plus a kitten.

Glenn Patchett

Excellent Lake & Facilities

By Glenn Patchett on 25 July 2020

The lake and facilities are excellent - cabin comfy and shower nice and hot! Could have done with a few more English electrical plug sockets and the double bedroom window is stuck shut. The swim in front of the cabin is where we elected to fish. The ground is so stoney and hard we found it very difficult to drive in any bank sticks and we ended up utilising one of the carp cradles as a makeshift rear rest - not ideal by any means.

There are snags to the far left corner and along the tree line to the right, running parallel to the road. Fish were lost to these, so beware. One of the main issues we found were crayfish destroying the hook baits and also cutting into lines complete with lead/leader/rig - we have a photo of the crayfish found on the far bank if needed by the management. All in all both succeeded in new PBs.

Fishing Tactics: Far bank left corner and left bank all produced fish to balanced boilie. Bites suddenly went off from Tuesday onwards, finding it difficult from then to get fish.

10 carp - 7 x 30s, 2 x 20s and 1 x 18. Plus 1 kitten.

Dave, Jack & Tom Cairns

Very Good

By Dave, Jack & Tom Cairns on 11 July 2020

Very good. 3rd time here and already booked next trip. Lords Lake has exactly what a couple of anglers need for a week's carp fishing in France.

Fishing Tactics: Both back corners produced fish. Pick your spots and stick to them. Feed once per day around 2pm. Produced for us all week. Cell pop ups worked best.

22 Fish: 3 x 40s, 12 x 30s (5 grass), 3 x 20s (1 grass), 1 x 18lb, 1 x koi and a small pike and a kitten.

Rico Giammatteo


By Rico Giammatteo on 14 March 2020

Perfect as usual. Used boilies for 5 days -nothing. Changed to tiger nut and small bags - much better response from the fish.

Fishing Tactics: Over to the far left corner tight. Used single tigers for bites.

Carp - 53lb PB (new lake record common), 33lb mirror and a 30lb grass carp.

Dave Cairns

Heavy Rain But Warm and Dry

By Dave Cairns on 2 November 2019

Decent facilities, warm and dry (it rained every day). Had a good time with my 2 boys - PBs made and broken over and over. Went home early as weather was getting worse. 2nd time here and already got next year booked.

Fishing Tactics: Cell over dead maggot, far bank.

8 carp: 1 x 50, 2 x 40s, 2 x 30s and 3 x 20s (including a grass and a koi carp). Also caught a kitten.