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  • Ritchie - Carp fishing at Jonchery 7 & 8, Northern France

    Peg 7 is perfect for 2/3 people which is stocked very well, we had 82 carp upto 53lb and average size was 26lb. The lake pellet, maize mix and boilies are a must and listen to Mark the bailiff, Simple rigs and bottom baits work best. It's very peacefull lake and facilities are very good, with plenty of freezer space

  • Gary - ,

    Once again another great week at grosley, a pleasure to deal with fishermans holidays and Mederic , the bailiff , is very helpfull, good quality house baits supplied, some cracking carp caught, a very special piece of heaven , next trips already booked 👍

  • Andrew - Carp fishing at Camalo, Central France

    Great week, fish in siluperb condition, fish to the margins fish seem to move together. Owner very helpful, facilities clean.
    Will definitely be back.

  • Tico - Carp fishing at Jonchery, Northern France

    we caught 28 fish all in all a great week and the bailiff Mark is the best you can have i october we get back in the car to jonchery

  • David - Carp fishing at Jonchery, Northern France

    A first class lake, very good facilities, great food package and a very helpful bailiff with some good condition carp

  • Peter - Carp fishing at Etang du Vaulaurent, Brittany

    Just a brilliant fishing holiday

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News & stories About Carp Fishing in France

What months are best for carp fishing in France?

Although you can go carp fishing in France all year round, some months are better than others. But as general rule of thumb carp like mild water temperatures: they won't bit if it's too cold or too warm. Late March, April to mid-May are great months until the carp start spawning. It's hard to predict when the carp will start to spawn because this depends entirely from the water temperature. The summer is also good, but carp don't like extremely hot weather. In September, October and November the water temperature starts to drop and this is when carp feed heavily to prepare for winter time.

You will of course catch carp at other times of the year. Lakes located in southern France with mild temperatures will also fish well during winter.

Can you fish in France without a license?

If you fish on a public lake you need a fishing license. But you don't need a fishing license if you fish on a private venue. Most of our venues are private, so you don't have to worry about a fishing permit. Vaulaurent is our only lake where a license is required but the lake owner will take care of your license (included in the price)

Want to fish on a public water? You can buy your fishing license at local sporting goods stores, cafés or tourist offices. The approximate costs are: one-day permit--10 euros, for one year--60 euros. Children pay less.