Festive Fun at Lillybelle

After seeing fish on Christmas Day morning, I decided to dust the rods off and try my luck. 24 hours fishing, a hard frost and frozen kit were not enough to stop me banking 6 fish. 1x 40+, 1x 30+, 3x 20’s and an 18. Really successful short session! See the rest of the photos […]

Quick Session at Lillybelle

It has been a very sunny and dry 2017 here in France and, along with many other lakes in France, Lillybelle‘s water level has suffered as a consequence. Here is owner Richard with an update…

VIDEO: A Short Session on Lillybelle

Mark Osman spent a very successful 48hrs on Lillybelle this February, filming a video diary along the way. He landed no less than 7 fish, including a new PB of 41lb! See them all in the video below…

Lillybelle Netting and Stocking

Some photos from the netting and additional stocking of 20 carp at Lillybelle this February.  This lovely 5.5 acre carp lake was first stocked back in 2013 with 104 carp to compliment the existing fish in the lake. Since then a few hand-picked carp have been introduced most years. For more information on Lillybelle follow the link […]

Four Carp Fishing Venues For The Summer Holidays

If you’re looking for a family holiday this summer with some carp fishing included then take a look at the following four French carp fishing lakes. All have a week or two still available in the summer holidays this year and offer great fishing, accommodation and facilities for all the family.

“A fantastic first trip to France”

Last week Lillybelle welcomed team Ashima’s Emily Blake and Martin Earlam. A very productive week was had by both anglers, but Emily took all honours with most fish banked and biggest fish of the week too. To cap it all Emily also broke our current ladies record not once but twice, with a new pb […]

The Tale of Two Match Anglers & A Carper In France

Many of you will have spoken to Linda over the phone when organising your holiday with us. She took a week out in July along with partner Bill and friend Alan to fish Lillybelle. Here’s a humorous round-up of the week’s highlights from Bill… We arrived late morning after the overnight crossing from Portsmouth to […]

Introducing… Lillybelle

Here it is, the venue video for our newest addition, Lillybelle. This was filmed over a very enjoyable 5 day session at the end of April…. This lovely 5.5 acre carp lake created by carp anglers for carp anglers and opened in Spring 2015. Set in utterly tranquil surroundings, the lake is rectangular in shape and […]

Exciting Arrivals at Lillypool & Lillybelle

The carp stocks at both Lillypool and Lillybelle are going from strength to strength. Both lakes are run by Richard and Martin who spent yesterday at the Bigot fish farm choosing some absolute stunners to join their existing stock. Here’s what they had to say; After another long but very enjoyable day at the Bigot fish […]

The Catfish Arrive at Lillybelle

Our new additions to Lillybelle arrived this week – 20, 30 and 40lb Cats. I look forward to seeing them on the bank again soon! Lillybelle is a 5.5 acre carp lake, created by carp anglers for carp anglers, and will be opening in Spring 2015. Sister lake toLillypool, Lillybelle is located in the Mayenne region and is […]

Lillybelle Receives It’s First Carp Stocking!

Here’s the first carp going into the brand new Lillybelle lake… & what cracking carp they are! The carp were stocked on 17th December ’13.  In total 104 carp were stocked, average size of mid 20’s & the largest was 31lb.  Around 80% of the fish stocked were mirrors because most of the original stock […]