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A great fishing holiday for Iain, his family and friends but more carp and catfish could have been landed!

This week we welcomed another new group to the venue that had travelled all the way from Yorkshire! Now that August is here we saw a nice rise in the number of carp landed this week and the cats were still active too. The lads had a great week’s fishing but it could have been a lot better! Again inferior quality mainline was the root cause of multiple losses for one angler and a trip to the local tackle shop was required to re-spool the rods. Nothing I can say can prepare you for the power of our catfish, but trust me when I say that you and your gear will be tested to the max! This week’s group are seasoned French anglers but the guys were blown away by their strength, speed and cunning and our cats got the better of them on many occasions! Lee ended up top rod for the week and landed the three largest carp of the session at 38, 35, 32lbs respectively. He also caught the largest catfish of the week at 58lbs and the larger sturgeon twice! It was great to meet them and we hope to see them again in the future. There’s certainly some unfinished business for them here!

carp fishing holidays in france august 2014

Catch report & Feedback from:

Iain, Euan, Andrew, Lee
Dates at Beausoleil: 2nd to the 9th August 2014
4 anglers

Brief details of your catches:

10 x Mirror Carp: 38lbs, 35lbs, 32lbs, 30lbs, 28lbs, 27lbs, 27lbs, 27lbs, 25lbs, 19lbs
1 x Common Carp: 27lbs
3 x Catfish: 58lbs, 40lb, 6lbs
2 x Sturgeon: 24lbs, 24lbs
Missed at least 30 good fish, next time watch out fishes!

What did you find were the best swims/tactics/baits?

Point A with DNA and a fake yellow corn topper, Island point and channel with Blue Oyster and DNA with a glow in the dark topper.

How was the weather?

Great at the start of the week. Weather was perfect until downpours on Wednesday and Friday.

How did you find the accommodation?


What could we do to improve your holiday?

1) Better lighting (lamps are dim)
2) Bigger cups and glasses
3) Bigger bins

Would you recommend our venue to a friend?

Matt & Irene were perfect hosts and the accommodation was clean and comfortable. Matt stopping by on Tuesday was invaluable and very helpful.

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