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.

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.

Garry Elms

Very Good

By Garry Elms on 26 October 2019

Very good - I would like to come back in the summer as I think it's got very good potential. very happy with the facilities and it's got a bath! Fishing very hard, but blame it on the weather. Did catch my 3 PBs!!!

Fishing Tactics: Left to middle far bank had most action. No runs in the dat time. Crayfish a pain. Recommend live bait for big cats.

Catch: In spite of atrocious weather conditions, Garry and his 11 year old son Joshua managed to bank 2 monster cats weighing 92 and 99lbs and 4 carp (2 x 30s and 2 x 20s).

John and Derek Chew

Good Lake

By John and Derek Chew on 19 October 2019

Good lake. Fish tend to hold on the left, which isn't good if you are fishing on the right! LOL. Water from the well is smelly and lots of flies. Facilities are adequate, but we were without power for a day and a half due to a storm (massive storm took the whole area out).

We enjoyed our stay. Local shops and supermarket are accessible. Sharon is lovely & helpful and Laurent was also friendly. Cabin could do with a spruce. We would visit again.

Fishing Tactics: Small amounts of bait fished to the left far margins. Bottom baits - tiger nut - pellet - maize. Left side produced virtually all fish.

Catch: 2 x 40s, 4 x 30s, 1 x 18 and 2 kittens.

Steve Pointer

Facilities Good

By Steve Pointer on 5 October 2019

Facilities good, but cabin needs a bit of TLC. Last 2 years have only had 2 nice carp each week. Cats need removing. Seems there's too many of them.

Fishing Tactics: Tiger nuts

2 x 30s (carp) and 1 x 80lb catfish.

Tim & Andy Wills

Top Quality

By Tim & Andy Wills on 28 September 2019

Top quality. Of all the places we have fished in France, this is the best for comfort and ease of fishing. Our bait boat broke down on Monday, making precision baiting difficult and did slow our catch rate down. This is our 5th time on this lake and every time we have improved our PBs - this time we got 6 PBs. Only down side we did get a lot of small cats picking up the baits.

Fishing Tactics: Pellets and tiger nuts on stiff rigs with a small amount of free offerings worked best. Fish for one fish at a time. Tried 3 different types of boilies and pop ups on and off during the week and didn't get a single run on these.

18 fish (+ 7 kittens):

11 Carp - 3 x 40s, 7 x 30s and 1 x 20. 4 Grass Carp - 1 x 30 and 3 x 20s. 3 Cats - 1 x 90 and 2 x 80s.

Richard Barnett & Dave Hodgkiss

Everything a First-Timer in France Wants

By Richard Barnett & Dave Hodgkiss on 21 September 2019

My first time to France and Lords has everything a first time France angler would want. Toilet, shower and washing facilities were all excellent. The lake could do with a platform to land the fish and outside cabin could do with new wood chipping (too hard ground).

Fishing Tactics: Halibut topped with spicy boilie worked best. Double spicy boilie worked for cats and double tiger nut also worked well with a bed of particle.

1 big catfish (weight not given), 3 x 30s to 39lb 3oz and 5 x 20s. Also caught 1 kitten.

Ryan, Andy and Paul Jones

Exceptional Week

By Ryan, Andy and Paul Jones on 14 September 2019

Facilities have been fantastic at Lord’s, lovely shower with hot water. Lake has been very kind. Carp cradles need updating now, very poor condition.

Fishing Tactics: Snowman or pop ups over particle and pellet with chopped and whole boilies. Not big beds, just for one bite at a time. Map of spots see below.

Overall exceptional week at Lord’s we will be returning. Personal bests set 12 times.

21 Fish and one kitten:

19 Carp - 1 x 50, 1 x 40, 11 x 30s (1 grass) and 6 x 20s (1 grass). Catfish - 2 x 80s.

Rob Halstead

Nice Lake. Good Setting.

By Rob Halstead on 7 September 2019

Nice quiet lake in a good setting. Enjoyed a relaxing week. Facilities had every thing you needed - toilet, shower and cooking facilities. Luxury by our usual fishing standards. Cabin could generally do with some TLC - cleaned cooking kit before we used. Could do with policing a little. Fished well to left, badly to right. Couldn't figure out why, but not the best for man on right.

Fishing Tactics: Bed of particle with mini boilie and small high attracts over the top. Left and far bank productive for carp (right not so good). Big smelly bait over pellet for cats. Casting singles at showing fish also produced bites.

11 Fish:

7 carp - 2 x 30s and 5 x 20s (2 grass). 4 Cats - 1 x 90, 2 x 80s and 1 x 40.

Darren and Terry Goldhawk

Great Venue Excellent Facilities

By Darren and Terry Goldhawk on 31 August 2019

Great venue facilities are excellent. For our first time fishing in France it was an excellent week and we enjoyed it very much. Will defo be back.

Fishing Tactics: Big beds of mixed particle with pellets and boilies (chop/crumb) to the far bank. Left side produced the most fish. All catches were at night or at first light.

12 Fish: Carp - 1 x 50, 2 x 40s, 5 x 30s and 3 x 20s. Cats - 1 x 24lb.

Gary Ritchie and Sean Hitchin

Great Week

By Gary Ritchie and Sean Hitchin on 24 August 2019

Great week from start to finish. Everything was great - no problems at all.

Fishing Tactics: Pop ups and bottom baits over particles.

14 fish:

9 carp - 1 x 50, 5 x 30s and 3 x 20s. 3 grass carp - 1 x 30 and 2 x 20s. 2 cats - 1 x 70 and 1 x 20. Also caught 3 kittens.