First 40lb+ carp banked at Blue Lake yesterday

We have just heard from lake owner Sebastien that one of this week’s anglers has banked Blue Lake‘s first 40 with a carp of 42lb. And it looks like the anglers (Denton group of 4) are in for a busy time this week. Early Monday morning and they have already chalked up over 20 carp […]

An Update From Blue Lake

Blue Lake – looking across the lake from swim 7 General Paul Cooper and I visited Blue Lake last July, before it was stocked and the going was tough.  The lake had been stocked during the winter and we had returned, hopefully to catch some carp. On arrival we had a good look round and […]

Preparing For A Carp Session – Vacuum Packing Food & Bait (Part 5)

Are you preparing for a carp fishing trip to France in 2012? Via a series of Blog posts & a video diary Paul Cooper will take you through his preparation routine for a trip to Blue Lake. Part 1 is here – Part 2 is here – Part 3 is here – Part 4 is […]

What Tackle Do I Need For My French Carp Session?

Paul Cooper is a very experienced carp angler with many successful French trips under his belt.  In this article he takes you through the tackle he takes. He’s produced a 4 part video diary of all his preparation considerations – you can watch Part 1 here What tackle do I need? Do I need a […]

First Anglers On Blue Lake Catching Well!

The first 2 anglers to fish Blue Lake this year are having a great session. They have had 45 carp so far… biggest was a 35lb mirror & the majority are 25lb to 30lb+, with a good mix of commons and mirrors.  They’ve also had 3 sturgeon to 30lb. They’ve been fishing mixed pellets and […]

How Much Bait Will I Need For My French Carp Session?

Are you preparing for a carp fishing trip to France in 2012? Via a series of blog posts & a video diary Paul Cooper will take you through his preparation routine.   Jim with a Quality Baits 39lb 2oz fish caught in the throws of winter Bait It is now the beginning of February and I’m […]

2nd major carp stocking takes place at Blue Lake

Following on from the 86 carp stocked in November the owners of Blue Lake have just added another 186 carp including; 6 x 40’s, 80 x 30’s and 100 x 20’s. Plus a handful of large grass carp to mid 30’s. Adding the two stockings to test angler estimates of original stock, we estimate that […]

Over 1 ton of carp stocked into Blue Lake – Nov ’11

After a short delay caused by the indian summer, Blue Lake‘s major stocking programme is under way. A total weight of carp of 2,500lb including 33 x 30’s and 52 x 20’s is added to the existing stock. 86 carp in all with an average weight of just over 29lb. And that’s not all………..There’s another […]

A new carp lake is born

When Sebastian Vasseur my local fish farmer  contacted me at the start of the year to a ask if I thought Angling Lines would be interested in a new lake I said yes at once… I have seen Sebastian’s other lakes and I knew this could be a real find. He came round to our home […]