An introduction to Forest Lodge 

Angling Lines field tester and videographer Mike Linstead was recently sent on assignment to one of our newest venues for 2018, Forest Lodge. Here is an account of his visit. 

A New Video From Etang Du Furet

We have just uploaded Mike and Matt Linstead’s video from their trip to Etang du Furet this May. They fished swims 4 and 5, landing numerous carp including two at a massive 50lb+. 

La Fonte Venue Video

The venue video is here for our latest lake, La Fonte. Mike and Matt Linstead had an incredible run of carp at the 7 acre lake in Normandy, France. Just three and a half hours drive from Calais, this lake is best described as a runs water and ideal for 4 anglers to share exclusively […]

Discovering La Fonte – Part 2

  Mike and Matt Linstead continue their week at La Fonte (read part 1 here). With fast approaching 30 fish between them in the first few days, they decide a change of tactics is in order. Not wanting to lull the fish into a predictable pattern we decided that Wednesday would see us flip our […]

Discovering La Fonte – Part 1

At the end of April we sent Matt and Mike Linstead to field test and film another new lake to our portfolio, La Fonte. After travelling through the night on the Friday, we hopped off the Euro tunnel in the early hours and headed south to the quiet corner of Normandy where the lake is situated. A three […]

A New Video For Deux Iles

Mike Linstead introduces our newest venue, Deux Iles. An 8 acre lake with two islands, each equipped with it’s own lodge. Ideal for up to 4 anglers and with stunning looking carp to over 50lb. The video was filmed in April this year and you can watch it below…   Want more information on Deux […]

Deux Isles – Into the Unknown

Mike Linstead is back from Deux Iles, a 7 acre carp fishing lake settled within a 22 acre plot in the heart of the Eure Valley in Normandy. Here’s his report… It’s not everyday you get the opportunity to fish a lake that has barely seen a line in the water. But, back in December, whilst reporting […]

Blue Lake Video Diary

Mike and Matt Linstead recently spent a week carp fishing at French gravel pit Blue Lake. Here’s their video diary. A bit more about the lake… Blue Lake is 15 acres and roughly triangular in shape with swims cut into the tree line. The stocking of fish is impressive with carp up to 50lb+. It’s […]

A Week on Blue Lake

Mike Linstead travelled out to French gravel pit Blue Lake on May 23rd this year. Here’s his account of the 7 days that followed…  Imagine your ideal French carp lake. What do you see? For me it would be a natural and quiet water that is very picturesque with plenty of room, ideally between 10-20 acres. […]

A Session Diary at Brocard Large

A couple of days ago we featured an article on Brocard Large, written by Mike Linstead after his September session. Here’s a fantastic wee video diary he’s put together from that trip… Read Mike’s original article here Brocard: A French Adventure. You can also see more of his articles and videos on his website, well worth checking […]

Brocard: A French Adventure

Mike Linstead, owner of Under The Surface blog, reminisces on his summer trip to the rather impressive 39 acre Brocard Large. Well worth a read… Like most UK carp anglers I love fishing on the continent and targeting the big carp that are on offer in countries such as France and Spain. Having not fished abroad […]