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Search listings of carp fishing lakes in France and use the filters to find the right venue for your trip.
Use the booking calendar to see the venue availability. Contact the venue owner directly to ask any questions and make your booking.
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Carp Fishing in France
There are hundreds of carp lakes in France and these can range from large low stocked public lakes with basic facilities, to intimate pools with luxury waterside accommodation. Therefore, when selecting a venue, it’s critical that you chose one that suits your fishing capabilities and requirements.
We list over 60 carp fishing lakes in France which are all available to book for fishing holidays. To help you find venues which are most suited to your style of angling and your party’s needs, you’ll find useful tools and filters to help you to easily narrow down your search results.
Carp lakes in France with accommodation are ideal if you prefer some luxury on your trip or are taking a partner or family. You will have exclusive use of the lake for the duration of your trip which usually runs from Saturday to Saturday. The majority of these venues will allow you to night fish. This added flexibility is why such venues are very popular. Popular French lakes with accommodation include:
|Firs Lake||Ruille le Gravlais|
|Croix Blanche Lakes||Cuiry-lès-Chaudardes|
|Etang de Villaine||Vesdun|
|Liden Tree Lake||Chalus|
Venues with accommodation and swimming pools can make fantastic family holidays. Many of these lakes are located in central and south west France, in particular around the Limoges region, so benefit from the warmer weather. As well as having a private carp lake, a number offer tackle hire and airport collection which can be a preferable option to taking the ferry and driving to the lake. French carp lakes we list with accommodation and swimming pools include:
|Dream Catchers lake||La Glane|
Drive and survive lakes do not come with accommodation, so you will be fishing from the comfort of your bivvy for the duration of your trip. These lakes usually do have on-site facilities such as showers and toilets. We list over 40 drive and survive carp lakes. Many of these lakes are in northen France near to Calais or Normandy ferry terminals and can be reached within two to three hours of driving.
|Archipelago Lake||Sainte Marie|
|Etang la Saussaie||Ecriennes|
|Bill’s Lakes||Aulnay-sur Marne|
|Mirror Lake||Le Chalard|
|Cherpont Lake||Central Massif|
|Carp 19||La Buge|
|Forest View Lake||Chateau Chervix|
Runs Waters in France
There are a huge number of carp lakes in France where catch rates can be prolific and these types of waters are often referred to as runs waters. However, any good angler will know that whilst some lakes may be considered easier than others, factors such as weather conditions and your tactics usually play a large part in your success.
These are typically the larger carp waters and are usually booked on a per angler basis. As these venues are booked per angler, you may find that you are sharing the lake with others, making these lakes ideal if you are planning a trip on your own, but still want the social aspect of a fishing holiday. These lakes do not have accommodation so you will be fishing out of the bivvy.
Our Helpful Tools and Filters
To assist you with your search we provide you with as much information as possible, ranging from the best tactics and latest catch reports for the venue, to the distance from the nearest ferry port. Use our interactive map to easily see which carp fishing lakes are near to the ferry ports in Calais or Brittany.
You can also search for venues such as lake size, carp size, catfish size and number of anglers to easily find venues that meet your criteria. You will find that many venues offer an all inclusive package where you can fly and then hire tackle including rods, reels, bite alarms and bed chairs from the venue owner for the duration of your stay. These venues also have bait, including boilies and pellets, which are all available to be purchase on the site.
We’re not a travel agent, we put you directly in touch with the venue owner to answer any questions you may have and to arrange your booking.