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


During the 2016 season we saw the following captures:-

272 forties.

97 fifties.

14 sixties.

These captures were made up from 5 different sixties and over 40 different fifties.


This is going to sound silly but the fact is that we now have so many forties that it is impossible to keep an accurate track of all of them. The best we can say is that we now have at least 120 forties to target.

In a similar vein we are now finding it more and more difficult to track and recognise each new fifty unless they have distinct scale markings. Therefore, the most accurate that we can be is to say that we have at least 40 carp over 50lbs. We have taken the decision to stop trying to name every new fifty. Obviously some of them will be very recognisable and the scale pattern will generate a suitable name without us striving to find one.

For this page we will concentrate on the 10 best known of our fish, which are all easily recognised and these are all over 55lbs. This list will possibly change over the years (even months maybe) as more, young fish, overtake the existing big girls and we will try to keep it as up to date as possible.

We now approach another new season, having seen amazing growth rates during 2016. We, as well as most of our regular customers, are now confident that, as i write this, there are probably two different seventies swimming around outside my office window.

Right, that leads nicely on to the updated list of our current biggest fish. We have not included any of the carp shown in earlier lists if they haven't been banked during 2016.


1. HALF LIN                       73.10 - 15/05/17        

2. CUT TAIL                       76.15 - 03/05/17

3. BENIGN                         62.04 - 10/04/15

4. CLOVER                         61.13 - 05/05/16

5. THE PEACH                    61.04 - 27/03/16

6. PIPESMOKER                 59.02 - 15/05/17

7. THE TWIN                      56.01 - 28/09/15

8. LUMPY                           55.15 - 24/09/15

9. FOOTSTEPS                   56.10 - 04/05/17

10. HORSESHOE SCALE     55.03 - 23/10/15