Ultimate French Carping, run by Jon Hurley and James Harrison, offers you a fantastic carp fishing holiday at our stunning 17th century lake. You’ll be fishing for 12 tonnes of carp with the opportunity to catch a real monster. Prices start from £325 per person per week for drive and survive.

This is an out and out runs water where no one ever blanks – not even you! You should be catching at least 5 carp a day with the average weight range being 20-35lb. There are a lot of upper 20s itching to eat your bait and get them over 30lb.

We offer a range of trips from drive and survive to all inclusive. We can even do short trips to suit you. Call us and let us tailor a package that’s right for you. We are less than an hour from Caen ferry. Why waste time travelling when you could be fishing!!

Our all inclusive package covers your parking at our base just outside Portsmouth. We load your gear onto our minibus and trailer and take you on an overnight ferry from Portsmouth to Caen. We then make the short trip to the lake and get you set up. You can drive to all but 3 swims and they are only a short barrow push. The swims are spacious and level. There’s plenty of room for the largest of bivvies. We provide you with a hearty breakfast and a two course evening meal prepared fresh – no ding ding microwave meals here. At the end of the week we take you back on an afternoon crossing and you get back to Portsmouth around 9pm. We can arrange earlier crossings if need be and cabins are charged at cost.

Jon has been fishing the lake for over 12 years and when offered the chance to run trips here he jumped at it. For 2019 we have a new bailiff – James Harrison. James has previously been the editor of Advanced Carp Fishing and fished for carp all over Europe. He has a wealth of carp fishing knowledge and will make sure you are catching as many carp as possible.

At Ultimate French Carping we promote a fun, relaxed holiday atmosphere. The fishing is easy and the carp plentiful. We look forward to seeing you on the lake.


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