Experience Carp Fishing in France at Margot Lake

The best guide yet to what it's like to spend a week carp fishing in France at Margot Lake

The Social - A Banktramp production by Mark Potterton

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.

So What Are Margot Lake's Catch Statistics?

In Spring 2019 43 Margot anglers caught a total of 658 fish. That's an average of 15 fish per week per angler. Between them, they've banked 18 x 50s, 85 x 40s and 163 x 30s. They've also clocked up 6 x 50lb+ grass carp and 15 catfish to over 100lb.

Carp Fishing Statistics at Margot Lake

  • 43 anglers during Spring 2019
  • 18 x 50s
  • 85 x 40s
  • 163 x 30s
  • 160 x 20s
  • 36 under 20lb
  • 12 koi carp
  • TOTAL: 474, which is 72% of the total number of fish caught
Biggest carp caught in Spring 2019: 58lb 8oz
Biggest carp caught in Spring 2019: 58lb 8oz

Catfish Statistics at Margot Lake

  • 43 anglers during Spring 2019
  • 15 catfish
  • 5 over 70lb
  • 3 over 90lb
  • 1 over 100lb
Biggest catfish caught in Spring 2019: 101lb
Biggest catfish caught in Spring 2019: 101lb

Grass Carp Statistics at Margot Lake

  • 43 anglers during Spring 2019
  • 6 x 50s
  • 28 x 40s
  • 78 x 30s
  • 57 x 20s
  • TOTAL: 169, which is 25% of the total fish caught
Biggest grass carp caught in Spring 2019: 56lb 14oz
Biggest grass carp caught in Spring 2019: 56lb 14oz

Personal Best Records at Margot Lake

During Spring 2019, 43 anglers broke a PB 41 times. On average a Margot angler smashes a PB at least once every 2 days.

A regular sight on the banks of Margot Lake
A regular sight on the banks of Margot Lake

The Margot Lake Experience

You won't find a better guide to the fishing on a French carp lake. The catch statistics give you all the information you need to work out your chances of catching your target fish. Or you could just enjoy the video, which will transport you on to banks of this prolific water.

A note on the carp statistics: The catch records cover the pre-spawning period when carp weights are usually at their highest. The grass carp don't spawn in Margot Lake.