Customer Reviews About Carp Fishing at Margot Lake in France

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

Paul Lynch

Excellent All Round

By Paul Lynch on 12 September 2020

Excellent all round. We met mice, ducks, flies, wild boar, heron, buzzards, grass carp, common carp and mirror carp. Very large swims, so plenty of room for dancing around naked.

Fishing Tactics: Find your spots and stick to them. Used boilie over particle.

27 Fish:

12 Carp - 4 x 40s, 3 x 30s and 5 x 20s. 15 Grass - 2 x 40s, 7 x 30s and 6 x 20s.

Robert Hill

Brilliant Week Fishing

By Robert Hill on 5 September 2020

Brilliant week fishing. A bit too many grass carp, but once you get through them you are rewarded. Also rig checks would be beneficial because we noticed quite a few dangerous rigs on fish trailling line. Otherwise excellent fishery - up to 60 fish between two of us and still one night to go. Facilities excellent. Could do with one more shower and a porta loo between 6 and 8, but good other than that.

Fishing Tactics: Find hard clear clay spots and stick to them. Tiger nuts work best to avoid poisson chat.

65 Fish:

32 Carp - 14 x 40s, 10 x 30s, 6 x 20s and 2 x teens (1 koi).

33 Grass - 2 x 50s, 9 x 40s, 10 x 30s, 11 x 20s and 1 x 16

Sean Finning


By Sean Finning on 22 August 2020

Brilliant. Couldn't fault the venue and can't wait to come back.

Fishing Tactics: Sweetcorn, maize pop ups.

30 Carp: 2 x 40s, 21 x 30s (3 grass), 6 x 20s (1 grass and 1 x koi) and 1 x 14.

Paul Davies

Another Good Week

By Paul Davies on 15 August 2020

Another good week. Flies were a pain, but Margot and its facilities are perfect for a week away. Will return again.

Fishing Tactics: Tigers and maize to island or middle of the lake worked best.

37 Carp: 5 x 40s (4 grass), 20 x 30s (13 grass), 11 x 20s (6 grass) and 1 x 15.

Peter Nutter

First Class

By Peter Nutter on 8 August 2020

Very good as usual. Lake - first class. Facilities - top notch, just what you need.

Fishing Tactics: Used meshed boilies.

13 Carp: 1 x 47, 5 x 30s, 3 x 20s and 4 under 20.

Jason Lee and George Orchard

Great Place

By Jason Lee and George Orchard on 1 August 2020

Great place. Very clean and showers good. A few too many chat.

Fishing Tactics: Tiger nuts on gravel/clay road (ancient underwater lane).

8 Fish: 1 x 58lb grass carp, 6 x 40s (2 carp and 4 grass carp) and 1 x 35lb carp

Steve Tovey

Good As Usual

By Steve Tovey on 25 July 2020

Good trip as usual. Facilities are spot on. General comments: Too many grass carp, levels low, 30 degrees every day - hard fishing.

Fishing tactics: left to right centre of the lake, using Sticky wafters.

56 Fish:

26 Carp - 4 x 40s, 15 x 30s, 6 x 20s and 1 small.

28 Grass - 2 x 50s, 6 x 40s, 12 x 30s, 7 x 20s and 1 x 18. 1 x 70lb Cat and 1 x 22lb Koi.

Dave Biagioni


By Dave Biagioni on 25 July 2020

10/10. Good facilities. Great lake. Poisson chat a pain, but not too bad, I did see the owners scooping the balls of them out of the margins during my stay. Always a great lake to fish and I'll be back again.

Fishing Tactics: All fish off boilies and tiger nuts, using lots of bait.

14 Carp: 1 x 50, 6 x 40s, 2 x 30s, 3 x 20s and 2 small.

Ian Banyard


By Ian Banyard on 18 July 2020

Ian Banyard and his group of Margot regulars landed 133 fish at the venue this week. A few of their big carp catches were just the wrong side of 50lb, but they made up for this with 3 huge catfish.

Great place. Good facilities. Love it. Too many grass carp. Water level low.

Fishing Tactics: Mix of tigers, pellet, particle and boilies.

133 Fish including 3 x PBs:

71 Carp - 17 x 40s, 22 x 30s, 15 x 20s, 5 teens and 12 small. 2 Koi Carp - 1 x 20 and 1 x 16.

48 Grass - 4 x 50s, 11 x 40s, 13 x 30s, 10 x 20s and 10 others (no weights listed).

7 catfish - 2 x 100s, 3 x 90s and 2 x 60s.

Plus 5 fish Friday/Sat - no weights given.

Nick Fawkes

50lb Carp, 50lb Grassies and 100lb Catfish

By Nick Fawkes on 11 July 2020

Catch includes 50lb Carp, 50lb Grassies and 100lb Catfish. Awaiting Review.

60 Fish, including 4 x PBs:

31 Carp - 1 x 50, 4 x 40s, 18 x 30s, 7 x 20s and 1 x 14.

26 Grass Carp - 3 x 50s, 4 x 40s, 10 x 30s and 9 x 20.

3 Catfish - 1 x 102, 1 x 50 and 1 x 40.