With temperatures soaring to over 40 degrees putting a stop to the carp feeding, carp angler Terry Cheesman decided to see how many species of butterfly he could spot at Anjou Lake. What he found would rival any butterfly garden on the tourist trail in France.
Latest News about Carp Fishing in France at Bigot Lakes
Keep up to date with the latest fishing news in France from 4 top French carp and cat lakes.
Experience what it's like to be part of Margot Lake's latest run of mega fishing weeks. 'The Social' is a video produced by 6 Margot anglers during their French fishing trip in April 2019. It includes a host of big carp catches, a monster catfish and personal bests being beaten. Produced by Mark Potterton and his Banktramp productions, it's the best Margot video yet.
Trident Lake testers set first lake record with a 52lb 4oz mirror. Their short fishing session also saw another of the lake's target fish out at 45lb 12oz. In total, they caught 1 x 50, 1 x 40, 4 x 30s and 8 x 20s over a 4 day period.
Continue reading to find out what carp and catfish you can catch in Lords Lake in 2019 and watch the video to see which fish you would like to target in 2019.
A total of 110 carp to 49lb and a giant catfish weighing 115lb have been stocked into Trident Lakes. Follow the fish as they make their journey from the fish farm to the lake.
Find out what were the best times to fish for carp and catfish in France in 2018. We analysed 3631 catches from 502 catch reports on 4 different lakes. Some results might surprise you.
Bigot Lakes launches a brand new carp and cat fishing venue in West France. 30 minutes from the Saint-Malo ferry. Back-to-back carp and catfish lakes. Lakeside accommodation. Natural woodland setting. Stunning location. Find out how to reserve your week before the launch.
Everything you need to know about the hidden features in Anjou Lake. Paul Cooper is one of the test anglers who fished the lake in October 2018. He took time out to reveal what he found out about the lake's hidden features.
A chance to fish a brand new French carp lake containing virgin carp over 50lb doesn't come round often. The long anticipated opening of Anjou Lake is here at last. Jim Kelly and Paul Cooper tested the lake in October 2018.
An undiscovered French lake full of natural food sources. Carp left alone for years to grow. Biggest carp size unknown. That's as close as you could get to experiencing the heady days of the pioneer carp anglers of old.
Everything you want to know about the fishing at Morgane Lakes in 2017. Find out how many fish were caught per angler, what the biggest carp and catfish weighed, when the big hits happened and lots of other interesting fishing facts about Morgane Lakes.
Everything you want to know about the fishing at Lords Lake in 2017. Find out what the biggest carp and catfish weighed, how many fish were caught per angler and lots of other fishing facts about Lords Lake.
Everything you want to know about the fishing at Commons Lake in 2017. Find out how many fish were caught per angler, what the biggest carp and catfish weighed, when the big hits happened and lots of other interesting fishing facts about Commons Lake.
Everything you want to know about the fishing at Margot Lake in 2017. Find out how many fish were caught per angler, what the biggest carp and catfish weighed, when the big hits happened and lots of other interesting Margot fishing facts.
Margot's summer netting video shows off its carp and catfish in 2017. It's not the usual gentle affair this year - in soaring temperatures, the priority is to return the fish to the lake with minimum delay.
Everything you need to know about this year's catches at your favourite Bigot Lake. Find out the average number of fish caught per angler, the percentage of big fish and much more.
Don't miss this sensational fishing holiday video filmed at Commons Lake by Karper T.V. It's probably the best French carp fishing video you'll watch this year.
Margot regular Mark Bushell drops a big surprise by announcing the big carp winner after he catches his stunning starburst mirror. As luck would have it, Mark's video camera is still recording while he's telling Shirley about some of his other stunning captures. Then the moment comes when he breaks the news about fellow angler Dean Richardson.
The latest annual netting showcases the fish in Morgane carp lake. It's a tantalising preview of the 2017 carp fishing season at this renowned french carp and cat venue.
Everything you want to know about the fish stock in this prolific French carp lake. Watch a video showing the specimen fish and check out the latest catch rates.
The first Margot angler to catch this newly stocked whopper will win himself (or herself) a free return trip to Margot Lake. Watch a video of the stocking and find out more about how to win.
Watch a 60 second video of the fish you can catch at Margot. A lake netting takes place annually in August to harvest zander for the local market, giving a unique opportunity to show off the carp and cats during the fishing season.
Gary Smart is a veteran who's pretty knowledgeable about how to catch fish at this famous old French venue. Here we use Gary's detailed comments to help us share the kind of information he found helpful when he fished these lakes for the first time.
Two 60lb common carp and one weighing 58lb 8oz are caught on film. Three anglers, three different common carp and three personal bests smashed. Matthew Fleet films this session of a lifetime, with help from mates Marc Scott and Marc Copson.
Our most frequently asked question is 'how's it fishing?' It's what all anglers want to know when they are looking forward to their fishing trip. The information in this article is a summary of the fishing reports from 40 anglers across our 5 very different lakes. For detailed information about a particular lake, just click on the lake's tab and go to Reviews.
Billy Thomas smashes his PB and claims the first ever 60 pounder to be caught at Commons Lake. He also banked a new PB mirror at 51lb. His mate Billy Pradfoot also managed the double with a new PB common of 45lb and a new PB mirror of 44lb. Their tally so far this week is 20 carp averaging a whopping 40lb.
We've reviewed footage from recent nettings at Margot and trawled through the latest catch reports to see what weights were recorded by anglers when the fish we identified were caught. We chose fish that we could identify easily, including a scaly mirror, a fat common, a koi carp and a mandarin catfish.
The carp just stocked into the lake come straight from the Bigot stock lakes. 25 young virgin carp were stocked in total. The weights were mostly between 20 and 25lb, but included a stunning koi carp of 17lb. There are so many big carp in the lake that the average carp weight after this stocking is unlikely to have dipped below 30lb.
We've just installed identical chalets at all of our exclusive carp lakes. The chalets are spacious, fully insulated and have heating and double glazed windows. This means that whether you're fishing at Lords, Commons or Morgane Lakes, you can enjoy the same amount of space and comfort.
See what carp and cats you can expect to catch if you go carp fishing in France at Commons Lake. The annual winter netting shows off some of its stunning common and mirror carp, plus a few of the resident catfish. The 'kittens' and silver fish were also removed during the netting.
The annual netting shows off the lake's big carp and catfish. The average size of the fish shows why anglers love to go carp fishing in France, especially when they can be confident that the fish are there to catch.
Good news if you're going carp fishing in France at Morgane Lakes this year. Laurent Bigot just added 16 beautifully scaled mirror carp to the carp fishing lake, and that's not the only good news! The facilities have received a major upgrade with the delivery of a spacious mobile chalet. Laurent thinks that this year's anglers are going to be extremely pleased.
Darren Jones caught this carp during a carp fishing session back in June 2015. It was a new PB for Darren and a new lake record carp at Lords Lake. So how did news of remain secret for over 6 months? Darren’s catch came to light on the 5th of January 2016 when he phoned to arrange his next fishing trip to France. He mentioned that he’d caught a lifetime best 55lb mirror during his final few hours at Lords Lake.