Top Quality French Carp Fishing

NEW Lake Record caught on 26th. April 2017 at 76lb 15oz

120 -150 different carp of 40lb. or bigger inc. 41 + different 50lb. plus carp

and 6 different 60lb plus carp And 2 known 70lb plus carp.

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Read Iain MacMillans review of his last trip to Moorlands

   The icing on the cake for me came on Thursday. I had a bite about half an hour before first light and I knew it was a good fish. Just a slow and steady scrap, no darting runs or head shaking, just that tell-tale slow head banging as the fish was trying to shed the hook. I was knee deep out in the pond and the light was just breaking when I caught a glimpse of it, it was a really long fish with an underslung mouth. It went in the net first time, and I was almost sure I’d got a Fifty.

    Keith likes to be called for every single 50lb+ fish, whether it’s day or night, plus he likes to weigh them all on the same set of scales to track their growth rate. He knew the fish, but it hadn’t been out for seven months, so when the digital reading settled on 51lb, and ounces, I was rather pleased. It’s strange, but my next bite was a smaller fish at 37lb 8oz, but was utterly spellbinding in every way, it was a fully scaled to die for, it really was.

Saving the best for last I guess, and my biggest fish of the week at 51lb+. Just look at that under-slung mouth.

These big girls at Moorlands are no mugs, they’ve adapted to the weekly pressure from the anglers, and how to deal with rig ejection

    The week was almost over for us, and I packed up on Friday teatime so I could get a good night’s sleep for the drive home. What a week, and what a red letter session for both myself and Beechy. There’s absolutely no doubt that we got it nailed down to a tee. We fished it as a team when I knew others would have been more direct with where they put their rigs.

    I ended up with 33 bites and 33 landed, which is always a bonus. Beechy had 14 or 15 but in fairness I was chasing the fizzers more in the day as I could see them better in the light than he could. If we could have been bothered to re-bait during the hectic spells in the night then we would have caught even more. Yes, it may be idleness, but we were more than happy with what we caught while having an absolute ball along the way.

  we never in our wildest dreams thought we’d amass over 70 fish for the week from Moorlands. In fact, there were over 80 bites with the ones that were lost, and that’s not a common occurrence at all, and Keith will tell you that. What it does prove is, by thinking a little outside the box on these French trips it can pay you back tenfold. These lakes in France are no pushover, just think of them as day-ticket lakes across the water, and give them the respect they deserve, then maybe you can drop on one of those red letter weeks.


A good quality bait helped keep the bites coming