Armfield Angling carp fishing france


Tips & Tactics

Paul regulary fishes our venues here are a few bulletpoints to help in your preparation for your carp fishing holiday.

Lac De Villedon

Lac De Villedon

A venue heavily influenced by wind direction be prepared when the wind blows into the face of the swim to increase baiting.

Most fish traditionally come from the river bed towards the middle of the lake but dont ignore the margins as fish come in to feed in the marginal weed. Normally I would opt for a small pop up or wafter carefully balanced.

Fish move all around the lake so all swims produce. Don't ignore the shallow end of the lake swims 9, 10, 12 and 13 in the Spring particulary April and May as big catches are a regular occurance.

Please remember boilies and pellets only and a selection is available at the shop.

The Secret Garden

The Secret Garden

Steve Briggs Secret Garden Rig

Again, boilies and pellets only.

The swim in front of the house is generally fished most and a large numberof the fish come from the bottom of the marginal shelf on the far bank where you can walk round and and  bait up.

Another hot prospect is the bottom left hand corner of the lake (viewed from the house bank) fishing close to lilly pads or in either corner. Again boilies only. In particular clients are very succesful with the Eddie Stercks Secret Key range.

Domaine De Bouxier

Domaine De Bouxier

A water where groups of fish move around the lake on a regular basis. The lake bed has a covering of weed and I have found most success with small baits fished on short chods.

You can use a boat for baiting up. I usually select fishing to markers at no more than 70 to 80 yards.

Leticia the baliff is very helpful and English speaking and visits you to help with any advice.

The onsite tackle shop sells a very reasonably priced range of boilies in 1k and 5k bags that work well you can find prices under the bait for sale tab.

Etang De Mont

Etang De Mont

A New venue or us in 2021.

Swim one has proven prolific but all swims produce fishing toward the far bank mainly but also towards the stream bed in the middle of the lake. A silty lake bed so pop ups and wafters are the first go to option.

The venue is owned by the same proprietor as Domaine de Bouxier and baliffed by Leticia from Domaine de Bouxier who is very helpful and offers a large range of bait for sale in the tackle shop located at Domaine de Bouxier only ten minutes away from Etang de Mont.

La Maniere

La Maniere

A venue only open for limited weeks.

The owner Ray feeds the fish on his own boilies that must be used at the venue that are top quality.

The fish have very little pressure at the venue and action can be brisk.

Fish are caught all around the lake in the margins and close to the island.

Etang de Chavaignac

Etang de Chavaignac

A very popular lake exclusive venue.

Most of the fish are caught at the bottom of the sandy drop off at short range from all swims. Notable areas are swim 3 where a small plateau is a productive spot to the left at approx 35 yards.

There are also tree roots located in front of both swim 3 and swim 1 that are good holding areas. Swim 7 is a good option in the summer months fishing towards the neck of the channel or along the marginal tree line to the right. Eddie Stercks Secret Key is a great option and available on site.

The lake bed is silty beyond the sandy marginal shelf and there is a old stream bed meandering through the centre of the lake.

Jurassik Carp lakes

Jurassik Carp lakes

There are three lakes on the complex all requiring a different approach The largest is lake one which requires the use of a boat. The venue has weed in the summer so chods are a good starting point.

With the use of a finder hot spots are gaps in the weed and the house range of baits shown on our website work really well.
Lake one average depth 3 metres

Jurassik 2 and 3

Both lakes have a light covering of silt so again balanced baits and pop ups work well. Yellow baits in particular seem to work well on lake two where most fish come from the far bank.
Lake two average depth 2.8 metres
Lake three depth between 1 to 5 metres

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