French carp fishing: What Should I expect to Catch?

Carp released on Tortue Lake

French carp fishing: What Should I expect to Catch? I often hear anglers who have booked onto a commercial french carp fishing venue  complain about the difficulties they face catching carp. “It’s outrageous, I’ve paid X amount and I still haven’t had a touch.!!” Some anglers even doubt the presence …

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New Complex Record Catfish

Current lake record catfish of 131lb

Current lake record catfish of 131lb

The complex record catfish was smashed this week when Maidstone angler Clive Holbrook banked a giant 131lb (59kg) moggie from peg 11 on the Tortue Lake of the Croix Blanche Complex. Clive from Maidstone in Kent, UK tempted the giant fish on double halibut pellet, but using specific catfish tackle. During his week he banked several other specimens over 80lb.

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The Fish

Big carp fishing lakes in France Big carp fishing lakes in France: The initial stocking of carp into the lake was carried out by the original owner in the early 1990s and consisted of 250 two to three-year-old carp. By the time I purchased the pits with a view to …

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The Catfish

French lakes : Big Catfish These French lakes have a really good head of big catfish to over 100lb. The current record stands at 131lb. These hard fighting fish give a really good account of themselves and can be handled on regular carp gear as long as you use a …

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