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. 50+ different 50lb. plus carp

and 14 different 60lb plus carp And 2 known 70lb plus carp.

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Read Iain MacMillans review of his last trip to Moorlands

I’m guessing there’s thousands who travel across the water to the land of huge carp and luscious French bread.

   Yes, we all hope for big things on every trip, but how often does it happen, and is it just a coincidence or a spot of fine angling? It’s always a game of chess I think. Firstly, we all hope for carpy weather, but not lashing it down all week. Secondly, I suppose we hope that the the lads fishing the lake the week before haven’t kicked the arse out of it, which in turn puts the whole lake on lockdown.

      I’m going to tell you about a recent trip over to the idyllic Moorland Fisheries, just south of Dijon, and how it seemed that a few of the stars aligned for us on our annual adventure.

Moorlands is a family run business, and main host is old-school angler Keith Moors, who is a minefield of information about all things carp related. He’s a very gifted angler who has created a superb fishery in France that wouldn’t look out of place in the grounds of a stately home, it’s just beautiful. The lake is about 12 acres and comforably holds 8 anglers, which was the number on the trip. I’ve been to Keith’s a few times before, and following his advice, the trip organiser doesn’t have to draw, so I promptly picked my swim on a few factors.

    I wanted a relaxing week as I’d been flat out with all things Shimano for most of the year, so it was time to chill and do a spot of my own fishing was well and truly in order. The First Pontoon swim offers me a few vital things, the van can be parked right behind it, it’s super close to the Lodge and thirdly, along with the Pampas opposite, it controls a good chunk of water, with loads of options, so that would be me for the week. The other lads did a draw and were all mega happy with their swim choices.

Keith always allows you to camp in the field on the Friday night, this means you can drive down on the Friday through the day, to save bombing it through the night and being knackered on Saturday morning. This means you are as fresh as a daisy on Saturday morning and it also gives you the chance to find out how the fishing fared the previous week by talking to the anglers pulling off, and judging by the colour of them the conditions hadn’t been kind at all. The temperatures had soared to the mid 30s with no rain whatsoever, hardly carpy!

It was absolute carnage at times, it had been some time since I’d experienced double takes. Luckily Kev was always next door to lend a hand, he was a godsend throughout the week

Is it a common of a fully scaled?  With such a varied stock over at Moorlands you really don’t know just what the next bite could be.