Carp fishing holidays in France: The French countryside is crisscrossed by rivers with well-noted fish throughout the country, carp being its main player reaching over 60 lbs or the grass carp at 57lb.
Sitting under the shade with crickets softening the silence of the warm weather, your fishing line bobbing on the serene waters, the bite of carp on the bait will bring you straight back into a reality that could easily be a dream.
You can catch carp on sweet corn, dog food, worms or homemade carp bait called boilies to begin with. Or try a favoured carp fly such as a wolley bugger, egg fly or crayfish.
The number of ways to fish for carp are endless, so long as you can get the bait down to the ground and fool the wary, big-eyed carp. If he takes what you are presenting in front of him, and you have convinced a spooky carp to take your bait, be ready for a quick fight.
Carp get funny and creative in their fights!
Scientific name: Cyprinus carpio
Size: common length 40 – 80 cm
Weight: 2 – 14 kg
Lifespan: 30 years
Methods: Carp Fishing, Coarse fishing, Fly fishing, Fresh water fishing, Ice fishing, Spearfishing