Carp Fishing with Accommodation at it's Best Oct 2016 by Paul Cooper
This 3 acre lake holds some magnificent fish to just over 60lb so my expectations were high to say the least.
An Autumn Week at Vaux Oct 2016 by Mike Linstead
Having been presented the opportunity to fish at Vaux in mid-September I was inevitably filled with excitement, as this intimate little pool has a reputation for holding some really special fish.
My Week at Vaux Aug 2014 by Duncan de Gruchy
My fourth visit to Vaux since 2008 and this is an account of my experience of a week in July spent at this classic Angling Lines venue...
Edges Used to Capture Vaux's First Fifty Jun 2014 by James Dale
We received this short report from James Dale, who fished Vaux this summer on his first trip to France, catching the lake’s first ever 50lb’er!
The Two Most Popular Rigs for 2013 Feb 2014 by Chas Cook
Throughout 2013 various anglers fished with the Withy Pool rig, using a variety of hook patterns...
Sharpening Hooks Feb 2014 by Chas Cook
The difference between a hook straight from the packet and a hook sharpened to an arrow point, that is sharpened on three sides, is worlds apart.
Free Running and Dropper Rigs May 2012 by Chas Cook
The bolt effect in the rig I'm about to describe is achieved by the swivel being pushed firmly home into the Fox in-line sleeve.
The Helicopter Rig Apr 2012 by Chas Cook
Both of the following rigs have, once again, been used to great effect when fishing to open water marks using the bag and double foamed hook length, so that neither rig sinks into the silt.
The Distance Piggyback Dropper Rig Apr 2012 by Chas Cook
I am constantly thinking of ways to make rigs safer for the carp and came up with the idea for my Distance Piggyback Dropper when fishing larger lakes and rivers at a distance in France.
Why I Favour Heavy Leads Mar 2012 by Chas Cook
A concept which is not always appreciated by many anglers is that takes from the far bank can come backwards towards the angler, a "drop back", which can result in their mainline snagging on any obstruction on the bottom.
My Lead Drop Rig Mar 2012 by Chas Cook
I very much favour heavy leads for carp fishing... however, once the heavy lead has done its job and hooked the carp there's no reason to keep it during the fight.
Chas’s Big Carp Euro Rig Jan 2012 by Chas Cook
A disturbing aspect of owning a carp lake is that I find numbers of my carp each year dragging leaders and leads because the tackle used by some anglers does not allow the leads to drop off the clips.
September is family & fishing time Jan 2012 by Chas
My September fishing holiday was also a family holiday for us at the gîte so that daytime was mostly spent with our youngest daughter and youngest granddaughter, plus I continued the usual maintenance work around the lake.
Winter carping at Vaux Dec 2011 by Chas Cook
Catching carp in winter has a reputation for being difficult but I believe I've developed methods at Vaux which turn the odds in my favour.
What a fantastic week! Sep 2006 by Gary Seed
As I set up my gear, I wonder what the week on Le Vaux will have in store for me.
A Week at Vaux Aug 2004 by David Keep
Everyone who works for Angling Lines tries to take at least one weeks fishing holiday at one of our venues every year.
Our trip to Vaux Mar 2004 by Steve Linney
The lake started as a quarry supplying stone for the Breton houses in the nearby village. At 2½ acres and stream fed, it has depths at the dam wall of 3 ½ metres, where the stream enters at the opposite end it shallows to approx ½ metre.