Top Quality French Carp Fishing
NEW Lake Record caught on 26th. April 2017 at 76lb 15oz
and 14 different 60lb plus carp And 2 known 70lb plus carp.
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On tour with the Tong………..
It was that time of year again when seven aging carp anglers headed over to the French shores for some fine dining and hopefully a hat full of big fish thrown in for good measure. This year’s trip was to old school carper Keith Moors place down near Dijon, I’d done a bit of digging for a venue which would suit us all and Keith’s lake came highly recommended several times over. Not only does it have loads of big fish over 40 & 50lb, but we were able to book the lake exclusively to ourselves, plus with the full food package and a very English estate lake feel to the place-
The lake itself is split into a small bay, a main body of water, then there’s the long southern arm if you’re after a bit of peace and quiet, it’s a typical swimming pool effect French lake with the deeper dam wall end outside Keith’s house which gently slopes up to the shallows at the end of the southern arm. The lakebed is very uniformed with a soft clay bottom which means a very English style approach would suit all the swims at Moorland. Another major factor in choosing Moorland was the fish, and by that I mean they are not your average pale frenchies as Keith has almost played god in the sense of a slower growth rate by feeding them more or less a boilie only diet plus hand picking some absolute mint scaly carp, this gives excellent proportional bodies rather than pellet reared fish which tend to be all gut.
As you can imagine this was all discussed over a few beers on the Friday evening as Keith does encourage you to do the driving on the Friday then simply sling your bivvy up in the field on his land so your nice and fresh for fishing on the Saturday morning when the previous weeks anglers depart, this also allows you to have a chat with the trip before to see where the fish have been seen so you can get an idea where you might fancy for your coming week.
The only slight problem with our week was the lads on the week before us had really struggled as the weather had taken a major turn for the worse with freezing temperatures and even a bit of snow thrown in for good measure…..great!!
Daytime temperatures weren’t that bad, however as you can see the nights were still very cold.