Boux carp lake – an update

Jim Kelly with a fine 31lb Boux common

Paul Cooper and I had a week booked on Boux during the end of October. It was to be my first trip to the venue; Paul had fished it on two previous occasions. On arriving at the lake I was not disappointed as it is situated in some very picturesque rolling countryside. The local super marché is only a 5 minute drive where you can get all the essentials – stuff for the BBQ and beer. When we arrived at the venue there had been a very heavy overnight frost. On looking around Paul assured me that the dam would be the place to fish as the depth was greater, he was keen to fish the east side of the dam, as he had fished it before with good results. I therefore set up on the west side of the dam. The next time we fish a lake it will be my turn to have first choice of swim, that is the system we work.

Beautiful Boux

Boux is a mature lake of 11.5 acres (I know this as I used the freemaptools website to measure it) set in a very picturesque region of rural France. At the deep end the depth drops down to about 13 feet, gradually slopping up to the shallow end which is a few inches deep in places. The dam is at the south eastern end, the west bank is tree lined, the east and north banks have fields down to the water’s edge. Bivvying up is only permitted on the dam and…

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