Carp Fishing In France & Taking The Dog Too

Want to bring the dog with you on your French carp fishing trip? Well you are in luck, as the process of getting your pet passported is now easier than ever and many of our lakes welcome responsible dog owners and their beloved pets. 

1. Firstly, get sorted with the pet passport

You will need to ensure that your pet has the appropriate pet passport with up to date vaccinations.

Find all the latest information here directly from the UK government website: Taking your pet abroad.

Within the last few days of your holiday you will need to organise a quick trip to the local French vets for a tapeworm treatment too (again see link above for full information).

French veterinary practices are well used to these appointments, so don’t worry about the language barrier too much. Our lake owners will know the nearest veterinary practice and are usually more than happy to make the appointment for you too if requested.

Granite Lake Dogs Allowed French Carp Fishing
Granite Lake – Seriously big carp fishing & dogs allowed too!

2. Choose your crossing route

Most opt for the shorter P&O ferry Dover-Calais (2.5hrs) or the Eurotunnel crossings (30mins) where your pet will stay in the car.

However Brittany Ferries now offer pet-friendly cabins on some boats (for example the Portsmouth-Caen crossing) and if you’re heading for a venue to the west of France this will drastically cut down your drive time. P&O also now offer pet lounges for the short 90 minute crossing so you don´t have to leave them in the car. 

If you are unsure on which crossing will suit you best then give us a call and we will be happy to help you plan.

3. Discover our dog friendly venues

We currently have 27(!) French carp fishing lakes that allow you to take your dog too.

Most are drive and survive venues;

deux iles carp lake with log cabin
Deux Iles is dog friendly and comes complete with a simple cabin on your swim

However if you are after a bit more comfort then take a look at the following venues which have lakeside lodges;

And if you really want to push the boat out take a look at our lakes with accommodation;

You can always give us a call or email us on [email protected] for advice on the right venue for you.

Mystique - a dog friendly carp lake with accommodation
Mystique – a dog friendly carp lake with accommodation


2 thoughts on “Carp Fishing In France & Taking The Dog Too

  1. Richard says:

    Hi I’m interested in a holiday with my pet close to a ferry port

  2. Hi Richard

    It depends on the type of venue you are after, you can use our venue search function here (just tick that you want venues that allow pets) –

    There is also a map here to see how far they are from the ports.

    The closest to Calais are Beaurepaire and Deux Iles, at under 3 hours from Calais –

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