8 Big French Carp Fishing Lakes For Large Groups

.Are you struggling to find a French carp lake that can accommodate a large group of anglers? Here’s our pick of the best big French carp fishing lakes that cater for 10-16 anglers, making it ideal for that annual social…

1. Blue Lake (up to 10 anglers)

You can expect lots of action from hard fighting carp to over 67lb here. This is also an incredibly beautiful lake, a gravel-pit that varies from 3ft at its shallowest running to over 15ft at its South West end.

With enough features and big carp to satisfy the most experienced of anglers, it also usually produces well for less experienced anglers too, therefore making it popular with groups of mixed experience.

A maximum of 10 anglers have the choice of 11 swims; 10 of these being big doubles and all with easy access via car. The lake is a straight forward 4 hour drive from Calais.

Blue Lake in France Fishing
Blue Lake in France

“35 fish between 3 anglers. Topped off by 70lb sturgeon, 46lb and 54lb carp. Great week, some very large hard fighting fish.”

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2. Fullys Lake (up to 10 anglers)

This is a lake that has been meticulously designed by owner Constant Lebel, a well respected French angler.

The carp were handpicked when stocked, meaning you have a huge number of beautiful big scaley mirrors, alongside some huge commons (to over 70lb!) and pristine koi carp. Swims are well designed and comfortable. The lake sits just 4 hours from Calais.

Fullys Carp Fishing in France
Fullys Lake in France, home to stunning scaley carp

“The lake is beautiful and quiet and very well laid out with the swims, there is loads of room and loads of water per angler. The fish we caught were all in amazing condition and fought really well. Once we located feeding spots the bites came quite quickly.”

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3. Jonchery (up to 12 anglers)

Jonchery is a stunning 30 acre lake set in the heart of the Champagne region. For a maximum of 12 anglers, the 6 large double swims span 30 acres. The facilities here are excellent with a large seating area and kitchen to use, alongside home cooked food packages if you wish.

Action is usually prolific too thanks to its stock of around 350 big and healthy mirrors and commons, with an excellent head of 40lb+ carp right up to the 70lb common lake record.

Jonchery big carp in France
Jonchery big carp in France

“A very good weeks fishing. 19 carp including 62lb 7oz common, 53lb common, 5 different 40lb+ carp and 7 different 30lb+ carp. Top class.

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4. Lepinet (up to 20 anglers)

Quite possibly one of the best lakes for carp fishing in France in terms of providing runs but with sizeable carp too. One session saw one angler catch 3 different 50’s and 11 different 40’s.

At 34 acres, it can be hired in its entirety for up to 20 anglers. Or you can hire one half of the lake – North or South – for up to 10 anglers.

This is a lake that offers a lot to both experienced and more inexperienced anglers. There are plenty of underwater features and the chance to fish at range (perfect for those that want to do some boat work!) but the number of carp, including many at 40lb+, means it usually produces runs for all.

Lepinet carp fishing France
Carp fishing at Lepinet in France

“First trip to Lepinet, cracking lake, good facility. Michel met us on arrival, friendly and helpful. Good hard fighting fish. Would definitely come back again.”

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5. Sky Lake (up to 10 anglers)

A 12 acre gravel pit just 3hr 15 from Calais, this has been an extremely popular carp fishing lake for well over a decade now… and with carp to over 80lb it´s not hard to see why.

The lake is well stocked with approximately 600 carp and a whopping 50 or so of those are now over 50lb. 

sky lake big french carp fishing lakes
Sky Lake, only 3hr 15 from Calais

“What more can I say than this place is what dreams are made of! An unbelievable weeks fishing with the lads, incredible hosts and hospitality, couldn’t ask for much more. We did a good head of fish between the 8 of us with a good few PBs coming out.”

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6. Berniere (up to 14 anglers)

The clear waters of 27 acre gravel pit Berniere hold plenty of very impressive big carp to over 64lb. This is a simply stunning lake with a mix of plenty of double and single swims.

It isn’t a runs water and will certainly ask questions! But the reward of landing a large carp here makes it an unforgettable lake.

It’s a big natural lake that doesn’t feel overly commercial but still provides a warm welcome with comfortable swims and facilities. At 4 hours from the port of Calais, it’s a straightforward drive once you’re in France too. 

Berniere Carp Fishing Lake France
Berniere – for those that want a challenge with high rewards

The lake is an absolute gem, gin clear and full of life. It can be hard and you have to work for the fish but you’ll remember each one. Facilities are good and I’ll be going back.”

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7. Vaumigny (up to 16 anglers) Big French Carp Fishing Lakes

This 35 acre lake is ideal for up to 16 anglers and you’ll be tackling big carp, catfish and sturgeon. Anglers who favour wild and natural lakes will find themselves right at home. Andy Gilbert put it best in his trip report – ‘Vaumigny certainly has the wow factor on arrival, it’s an impressive body of water and tree-lined all round. The place just looks like a proper carp fishery.’

Vaumigny big carp and catfish lake France
Vaumigny big carp and catfish lake France

“Vaumigny lake is a beautiful, natural tree lined lake. Its a slice of heaven. If you like the natural untouched feel you definitely get that with this lake. Frank the owner is a great guy and helped with anything that was needed.”

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8. Brocard Large (up to 16 anglers)

This lake definitely has the wow factor and if you’re looking for a large average size of carp in natural surroundings, then this could be the one for you. At 39 acres the lake will take up to 16 anglers over 8 double swims.  The facilties here are clean and the swims have good vehicle access via a gravel path.

french carp lakes Brocard Large
Brocard Large

Beautiful carp, hard fighting, stunning condition. Brocard Large is a stunningly beautiful lake set in the margins of a vast forest. We fished peg 11 at the far end of the lake commanding a small bay. The setting is tranquil and the bailiffs Frank and Mark offered as much information as we could ask for.

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Still can’t find what you’re looking for? See our full list of over 45 French carp lakes

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