Tried and Tested French Carp Lakes with 70lb Carp

If you’re looking to pit your wits against some seriously monster carp in France then take a look at these top seven French carp lakes with 70lb carp….

Looking to smash your PB? Or perhaps you fancy more of a challenge on your next carp fishing holiday? We have a number of recommended venues that hold huge carp to over 70lb and in some cases over 80lb. Here are our top 70lb carp lakes France has to offer…

1. Sky Lake

Established in 2007, this 12 acre French carp lake has had a long standing reputation for top quality carp fishing holidays that provide big carp in France. The lake record now sits at over 81lb!

You prebook your swims, the facilities are very good, you can buy bait on site and you can also opt into home-cooked food packages. Best of all, the lake is only a 3hr15 drive from Calais.

Sky Lake is well stocked with approximately 600 carp and over 50 or so of those are now over 50lb. It is fairly straight forward fishing here so, whilst it isn’t a runs water, the chance of an impressive new PB is very real indeed!

Find out more about Sky Lake, check availability and get a quote here Sky Lake

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Sky Lake, a big carp destination.

2. Villefond

This 8 acre lake holds a very impressive number of large carp. Lake manager Mark stocked the lake a number of years ago with the aim of creating an idyllic lake with a focus on big carp, as a result it is one of the best big carp destinations. This is no runs water, but for those that apply some thought to their angling then the rewards are huge… literally!

The current lake record sits at over 80lb, a huge-shouldered and in proportion mirror.

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Villefond, home to 80lb+ carp

The lake itself is secluded and mature, the swims are well-kept and facilities basic but everything you need is available. You’ll find hot showers and toilets on site, charging battery stations etc.

The lake however does not feel particularly commercial, offering a true get-away-from-it-all feeling. The banks are fairly natural, there’s plenty of mature overhanging margins and an island feature to fish to etc.

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One of the swims on Villefond

Villefond is suitable for groups of up to 6 anglers to book exclusively for the week, alternatively you can book individually. Numbers are limited to 5 anglers when the lake is shared, offering a little more space to move around.

You’ll be sure of a warm welcome from hosts John, Debbie and Mark, who leave you to enjoy your holiday but are there if you need them. You can also opt for their excellent food package, thus letting you get on with the fishing.

Find out more about Villefond, check availability and get a quote here – Villefond French Carp Lakes with 70lb Carp

3. Old Oaks

This small lake exclusive really packs a punch because it holds many monster carp but can also provide bumper catches. French lakes that can combine these two things are usually difficult to find.

The jewel in Old Oaks crown is the giant ‘long common’ – a seriously impressive fish that now reaches into the mid 70lb’s. This is a carp on many angler’s wish list.

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The ‘Long Common’ at Old Oaks

Old Oaks is only rented out exclusively for the week, for groups of up to 5 anglers. At 5 acres, this gravel pit is rectangular in shape with plenty of mature foliage and overhanging margins. All five swims are down one side of the lake, which means that everyone has access to the hot spot far margin. Facilities are good – a cabin houses the toilet, hot shower, electricity and fridge/freezer.

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A swim at Old Oaks

The average weight of the carp here is simply incredible, in fact, one week in December, one angler caught 10 carp (not bad for winter fishing!) but the weights were made up of:

1 x 70 – 75lb 10oz
1 x 60 – 64lb
5 x 50’s – 50lb, 50lb, 52lb, 54lb, 59lb
1 x 40 – 45lb
2 x 30’s – 38lb, 39lb

Not bad at all!

Find out more about Old Oaks, read all the angler catch reports and finally get a quote – Old Oaks Big Carp Fishing

4. Jonchery

Jonchery has been a well known French carp fishing lake for British anglers since the 90’s. It is a large 29 acre lake with just six double swims, therefore giving everyone plenty of water to go at.

Action is usually prolific too thanks to its stock of around 360 big mirrors and commons, with an excellent head of 40lb+ carp. We regularly see multiple 50’s and 60’s out each week, with the lake record now over the 70lb mark.

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A stunning common at Jonchery

You pre-book swims individually or the lake exclusive for up to 12 anglers. All swims must be booked by two anglers, with the exception of swims 1 and 5 which can also be booked by a single angler if required.

Facilities are very good, alongside all the things you’d usually expect there is also a kitchen, dining area and a full food package available on site.

Find out more about Jonchery, check availability and get a quote here – Jonchery 70lb carp lakes France

5. Fullys Lake

26 acre gravel pit Fullys Lake is home to around 550 carp to over 70lb. The current lake record is a huge common, a sight to behold! However, you will find this lake is also packed with beautiful scaley mirrors and koi too, all handpicked by the owner for their scale patterns. Hence the name, Fullys Lake.

You prebook your swims here and they are all spacious and well maintained. There are a number of double swims to choose from.

Created and run by Constant Lebel, a well regarded French FOX consultant, this lake is perfect for those looking for beautiful carp in a well managed French lake. At 4 hours from Calais, it isn’t too far to drive either.

Find out more about Fullys lake, check availability and get a quote here – Fullys lake

A beautiful day at Fullys lake

6. Evaro

Opened to anglers in 2021, Evaro is a dream French carp lake for the experienced angler – loads of features, plenty of depth and an impressive stock of big carp with a lake record at over 72lb.

It’s a 7.5 acre gravel pit tucked away in the Champagne region, a 3hr45 drive from Calais.

Evaro is the latest addition to the Bachelier family’s portfolio of lakes. The Bacheliers have a long track record for managing exceptional carp fishing in France lakes such as Jonchery, and this is your chance to get on a lake with a proven stock that has experienced little pressure.

Find out more about Evaro, check availability and get a quote here – Evaro

A 70lb+ common at Evaro

7. Golden Carp Lake

Golden Carp Lake is a 12 acre lake in south west France. There’s an extensive stock of 40lb+ carp to over 70lb, just three double swims on the lake and a seriously well equipped angler’s lodge.

The beauty of the exceptional facilities here is that they sit close enough to all three double swims so that all anglers can socialise whilst having your rods out.

The current lake record is the “BSM” (Big Scaled Mirror) which weighs in at just over 70lb. We see this eye catching mirror out on the bank fairly regularly, but the lake is not short of other big carp to keep you busy too!

Find out more about Golden Carp Lake, check availability and get a quote here – Golden Carp Lake

Drone shot of Golden Carp Lake


Those were our French carp lakes with 70lb carp. Want to discover more well-loved lakes in France? See all of our venues over on our website – Carp France

Also take a look at our article listing more of our lakes with big carp – Best 10 French carp lakes with 60lb carp

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