Latest Catch at Carp Quarry
This is Jamie on his Carp Fishing in France holiday showing of his new PB Mirror carp at 40lb to go with all the other 30s he landed on his carp fishing holiday with us at Carpquarry, Jamie had 7 fish in the week with most being over 30lb I know you are looking forward to getting back to carp fishing in france with us soon, Well Done, Jamie with a 40lb Mirror Carp caught on swim five.
Top 5 Fish of 2013
Below we have put together a list of the top 5 fish landed in 2013 starting from April and running to the end of the year. This list will be updated weekly as the fish are caught.
1st Thierry 25/4/13 Mirror swim 5 41lb8oz fishy boilie.
2nd Thierry 25/4/13 Mirror swim 5 40lb12oz fishy boilie.
3rd Thierry 25/4/13 Mirror swim 5 38lb12oz fishy boilie.
4th Mike 5/5/13 Mirror swim 1 37lb boilie worm.
5th Gordon 15/4/13 Mirror swim 1 36lb boilie worm.
Taking every carp caught the average caught fish size is 34.25lb. Updated 17th May 2013. The real average once we start getting a few catch reports in will be higher because the smaller fish get caught more often than the bigger ones.
Carp of 45lb plus 0%
Carp of 40lb to 45lb 9%
Carp of 35lb to 40lb 30%
Carp of 30lb to 35lb 49%
Carp of 25lb to 30lb 12%
Carp of 20lb to 25lb 0%
Carp under 20lb 0%
Full of Tips for Carpquarry
So many tips on fishing in clear water, watch this video and you will catch you so many more fish on your holiday at Carpquarry.
A couple of good carp fishing mags
Have a look at Crafty Carper Mag onlineCraftycarper Carp Fishing online mag
One of the best carp fishing mags for the carp angler.
Also why not have a look at Carptalk mag online
Carptalk online carp fishing mag
Great for all the latest catch reports.
Carpworld is another one well worth a lookCarp World
All about the world Carp fishing scene.
Quick Data Check
Hardness Rating - Moderate.
Size - 3 Acres / 6 swims.
Anglers - 4/5 max.
Ave fish size - 32lb+.
Max fish size - 60lb.
Stock - 120 fish plus original old stock.
Lake Type - Deep crystal clear water.
Lake Bed - Mainly Rock and gravel.
Depths - 15ft - 35ft
Best Fishing Tip - Use Flourocarbon line
Best Fishing Locations - Under your rod tip or very tight to the far side.
Baitboats allowed and very helpful.
Accomadation - 3 Bedroom House , sleeps 7/8.
Price - from £1000,
Booking type - Exclusive use only.
A few of the 2012 Carpquarry highlights
Alan returning his new PB Mirror of 43lb
Marc & Callum 16/6/12
If you are thinking of coming to Carpquarry watch this video as I think it gives a true insight into the lake from independent anglers.
Top 5 Best Fish of 2012
Below we have put together a list of the top 5 fish landed in 2012 starting from April and running to the end of the year. This list will be updated weekly as the fish are caught.
Number 1 Alan Bell w/c 15/9/12 in swim 5 far side Mirror 43lb in morning on tigernut & mapel popup on a bed of lake pellet
Number 2 Callum Mcinerney w/c 16/6/12 in swim 4 Mirror 42lb12oz caught in the early hours on Nash Squidies.
Number 3 Rob Patchley w/c 28/5/12 in swim 2 Mirror 41lb11oz caught at early hours on lakes boilies & pellet.
Number 4 Jamie Lee w/c 20/10/12 in swim 5 Mirror 40lb caught in the day on A1 boilies on a bed of lake pellet.
Number 5 Rob Patchley w/c 28/5/12 in swim 2 Mirror 39lb15oz caught am on lakes boilies & pellet.
Largest Common so far this year is James w/c 14/7/12 in swim 5 on lakes boilies & pellet James broke the lake record Common twice on his visit first with a fish at 34lb6oz then 35lb7oz
Taking every carp caught the average caught fish size is 32.35lb. Updated end of 2012. The real average will be higher but the smaller fish get caught more often than the bigger ones. Once again none of the biggest Carpquarry girls were landed,someone soon must get one of the big girls out.
Carp of 45lb plus 0%
Carp of 40lb to 45lb 6%
Carp of 35lb to 40lb 34%
Carp of 30lb to 35lb 37%
Carp of 25lb to 30lb 17%
Carp of 20lb to 25lb 5%
Carp under 20lb 1%
Just to let you all know we now have Sky telly in the gite / house with all the freeview channels, You can also always bring your card with you and watch your paid for channels.
Carpforum is a very active forum where you can chat, ask and answer questions about anything to do with carp fishing in the UK or France
Total Carp Fishing Magazine
Total Carp Fishing
Total Carp Fishing Magazine is one of the best genral carp fishing mags for all Carp anglers.
Advanced Carp Fishing Mag
Advanced Carp Fishing
One of the best carp fishing mags for the advanced carp angler.
Carp Quarry Rules
Just so it is easy to find we have put the link here aswell at the bottom of each page to view the Carpquarry rules. As regards hooks we allow barbless or micro barbed hooks.
Carp Quarry Rules
If you are unsure about any rules please call or email us.
Carpquarry Facebook page
Carp-Fishing-Carpquarry Why not go to our facebook page where you can ask questions and chat with other anglers who want to visit of have been carp fishing at carpquarry
Go Carping The home of Carp fishing
Go Carping - The Home of Carp Fishing. We have everything for the beginner or expert carp angler alike. Read our carp fishing articles that offer helpful tips and advice on a range of carp fishing
info and anything else you want try this link
A autum days fishing at Carpquarry
Well worth a look at carp-lakes.co.uk
Early Carp quarry blog
The early Carp fishing days
I started carp fishing in the 1970s inspired by fishermen like Chris Yates , Richard Walker , Fred Buller and John Wilson reading about them catching big carp from carp fishing lakes like Redmire where we used carp fishing tackle like Abu Garcia , Mitchell , Daiwa , Optonic and Hardy. Angling has come a long way now with most big fish being caught on boilies and not just a bit of bread flake, meat or corn. Fishing tackle has also come a long way, now we use things like Shimano bait runners and Daiwa big pit reels and fishing rods from Greys,Fox, Shimano,Nash, we also use things like baitboats from guys like Viper , Microcat and waverunner with bite indication by Fox Micron and Delkim. End tackle from Korda and the home comforts like bivvies, beds and chairs from JSB, Chub and Wychwood All these items have helped in getting large carp on the bank.
Birth of French Carping
From the 1980s the bigger carp came from France and French carp fishing started to take off and the carp fishing holiday in France was born with the bigger fish being caught on French lakes. Angling holidays in France are now very popular with most anglers wanting to go on a carp fishing holiday every year to France. I myself have been on a few after the monster carp.
My love of Fishing
With my interest in fishing I also sold carp fishing tackle on Ebay together with vintage fishing tackle and fishing books including many carp fishing books. I have met a lot of carp anglers over the years and have picked up a lot of fishing tips.
These days all the new carp fishing heroes like Matt Hayes , Jim Shelley , Ian Chillcott , Kevin Nash , Terry Herne,Dave Lane and Danny Fairbrass tend to have their own tackle lines and some have their own carp lake in France like Nash resorts.
The Carp just keep on growing
These days the carp are just getting bigger and bigger, back in the 1970s it was rare for anybody to catch a 30lb plus fish but now most good Carp lakes in the UK have at least one in and the UK record will just go up and up, now in France I think there will be a 100lb Carp caught in the next couple of years. The main two things that have done this is, first of all the water quality is getting better and better and also the baits that we use and feed the fish we have to thank the bait boys for this, people like Mainline with there range like cell, CC Moore, Ocean Fresh and Dynamite Baits. This is good news as you will always have a chance of upping your PB.
The birth of Carp Quarry
Anyway after watching the TV programme where Kevin set up Clearwaterlakes and going on a few carp fishing holidays in France where I have to say without too much joy I decided to open my own carp fishing lake in France called Carpquarry in Brittany France where we have tried to set up a French carp fishing lake where you stand a good chance of catching a few large lumps as I think most carp fishermen want to go home from there holiday with a big carp of 30lb+ under their belt. We have set up a great fishery where you stand a good chance of catching the fish of your dreams. If you are thinking of coming to Carp quarry it is one of the most stunning exclusive carp fishing holiday venues in France where you should catch some big Fat carp. Keep an eye on the website for the latest updated and catch reports there will also be a few videos from Youtube.
Gareth set a new record for the most Carp landed in a week by one angler
Well done to Gareth who has set a new Carpquarry record in landing the most carp in a week by one angler, in fact he did it in less than 5 days fishing with a total of 17 carp landed and he also lost 5. His best fish was a new PB for him at 39lb10oz and the smallest was still over 20lb. Gareth was fishing the far bay of swim 6 from peg 5 using the A Bait from Jason Ryder at www.booksoncarp.co.uk
A couple of new records at Carpqarry for the guys fishing w/c 23/4/11
Well done to Gary,Paul, John and Ken in setting a couple of new records at Carpquarry. First of John with landing the most carp in a week the record is now 13 fish , in fact it was 6 days with a few fish lost his best fish was a stunning 39lb mirror all in swim 1 also well done to Paul in swim 5 with a 32lb Common.
This week (w/c 18/9/10)we have Alan and wife Lesley with us who are friends of ours, they are mixing a bit of fishing with a bit of diving clearing snags, We have cleared out alot of wood from the lake but not as much as we had expected it does appear that one of the reasons that so many people loose so many fish is because of the rocks and boulders that have fallen in from the cliffs over the years are cutting lines and also fishermen are getting snagged when there casted lead drops between two large rocks most of these large rocks are to the left hand side of swim 1 and also not to forget the metal A frame the old railway line frame that is also in swim 1 on the far left hand side. But saying all this about swim1 it can still be a deadly swim if warm you just need alot of leads. The rest of the lake is now quite clear with no suprizes under the water that you cant see on top of the water lets hope this improves the loss rate. A big thankyou to Alan for all his hard work and well done on equaling your pb at 30lb and also to Lesley with a new pb of 27lb8oz uping her PB by a massive 13lb8oz and you still have plenty of time to increase them alot more yet.
A lively 35lb mirror and a 20lb wildie from swim6 margin
45lb carp margin fishing
As from April 2011 we at Carpquarry will be doing airport pickups.
We will have tackle package to hire and we will be doing 3 supermarket runs per week.The price, excluding flights, will be £375 per angler (£75 for non fishing guest) this includes a weeks fishing at Carpquarry with private bedroom and shared use of house,Hire of bivvy,bed,chair,rods,pod. All you have to bring is terminal tackle,reels and bite alarms/indicators.Also included will be airport pickup/drop off and supermarket runs.
These places will fly so be quick and get yourself booked in.
We will be doing pickups from Brest or Dinard some of the possible routes will be-
east midlands (EMA) to Dinard (DNR)
Stansted (STN)to Dinard (DNR)
Birmingham (BHX) to Brest (BES)
Edinburgh (EDI) to Brest (BES)
Glasgow(GLA) to Brest (BES)
Leeds Bradford (LBA) to Brest(BES)
Manchester (MAN) to Brest (BES)
Southampton (SOU) to Brest (BES)
Name your carp in the 40lb plus club
As a bit of fun we have decided to start a 40lb+ club at Carpquarry and if you catch an un-named fish you get to name it or we can do it for you by anglers name,shape,markings,bait or a mix of them.
To qualify as a member you need to catch a 40+ from Carpquarry, take a photo of both sides, note details of location,bait and date. Supply these to us at Carpquarry so that we can use them for marketing but also for our records of weight gains etc. Details of each 40lb plus will be in the house with details of weight gains over time.
So whats the chances of a 40lb plus ?
Well we estimate that at spring 2010 there are 10 x 40lb plus carp in the lake from the stocked fish. The carp at 40lb13oz that Rob has just caught (Dorothy)was not one of the expected 10x40lb+ carp.We do know that another 3 different carp over 40 have been landed but not named so we know for a fact that there is 7 x different 40 plus carp landed. There is only a few members to the club at present but this is only due to the lake being very lightly fished so far.
So book a holiday with us at Carpquarry and get yourself in the club.
The 40lb plus club
Dan Awdas ----- The Hunchback--27/10/09--- 44lb
Rob Stone------- Dorothy --------28/5/10----40lb13oz
Lee Ward---------The Devil------8/6/11------41lb8oz
Bulk Bait Package boilies & Carp pellet
We are now offering a bulk bait package made up of 2 x 2.5Kg bags of Ocean fresh boilies and a 25Kg sack of Carpquarry pellet for the great value price of £100 (120 euros) saving your group money. This can be purchased at the lake and paid for in cash pounds or euros.
Boilies Now Available At Carpquarry
We now have a range of Ocean Fresh boilies for sale at Carpquarry. We picked this range because they have protent soluble attractants for instant results without pre-baiting,they are a perfect diet formulation for our carp that also emits strong natural food signals and with Oceanfresh unique cooking and packing process they are preservative free for fresher taste that you also do not have to freeze.Perfect for use in low temperatures aswell as summer.
We are selling this range of top quality boilies at the UK RRP of £10 per Kilo(12 euros).Subject to availablity.
Shellfish B5 Plum 18mm 2.5kg bag £25.(30 euros)
Scopex squid & red robin 18 or 15mm 2.5Kg bags £25.(30 euros)
Peach & black pepper 18mm 2.5Kg bag £25.(30 euros)
Indian Spice 18mm 2.5Kg bag £25 (30 euros)
Pineapple & N,Butyric 18mm 1Kg bag £10.(12 euros)
SSRR popups Tub mixed sizes £5 (6 euros)
We will be feeding the fish with these baits so that they see them as a safe food source.
All baits can be purchased at the lake and paid for in cash euros or pounds.
Bedchairs & Chairs for hire
We have had many requests to hire beds and chairs as this can make the difference between bringing one or two cars on the ferry. You asked and we listened so now we have for hire 4 sets of JRC bedchairs and chairs.
Hire cost for a week
1 x Bedchair & 1 x Chair £10 (12 euros)
1 x Bedchair only £7 (9 euros)
1 x Chair only £5 (6 euros)
Carp fishing holiday france a winter view 2009/10
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44 lb Mirror Carp from Carpquarry
Well done to Dan who caught a new lake record with a Mirror Carp of 44lb.We know there are bigger fish so get yourself down to Carpquarry and get your name on the record board.
Carpquarry Carp Fishing Records
Mirror Carp 44 lb swim 1 Far side 10am 27/10/09 by Dan Awdas on Chilli Tuna Boilies
Common Carp 35lb7oz swim 5 Far side w/c14/7/12 by James on lake pellet and peach & black pepper boilie
Wild carp 20lb swim 6 close in by Gordon Lammie on Peach& black pepper boilies
Perch open qualifying weight 2 lb+
Trout open qualifying weight 3 lb+
Rudd open qualifying weight 2 lb+
Most Carp in a week by one angler, set at 17, on w/c 13/8/11 by Gareth from swim 5.Gareth fished less than 5 days and his best fish was a new PB for him at 39lb10oz.Also with 17 in a week is Rob Patchley.
We know there are bigger fish to be had get yourself to Carpquarry and get your name on the record board.
Carpquarry is French reg company and the siret number for Carpquarry is 52002016500020
Due to popular demand winter short break holidays
We have had mainy enquiries about long weekend and mid week trips which we are now offering at Carpquarry from November to March.Normal checkout time apply.Take the night ferry and be fishing before lunchtime.
Saturday to Tuesday
4 people or less £500,5 people £600,6 people £700
Tuesday to Saturday
4 people or less £500,5 people £600,6 people £700
Stock levels and carp fishing tactics at Carpquarry
We have had lot of enquires about the amount of fish in the lake in winter 2008 we put in 120 carp from Neil a good friend of mine from www.frenchcarpsupplies.com mainly mirrors with the smallest at 23lb and the largest at 45lb with the average fish at 30lb So if you are a lake owner in France Neil is the guy to see with any problems or buying fish. This is in addition to the stock already in the lake we know that there are mirrors and commons and wildies but we are unsure about how big they are or how many but would think the total stock is around 200.Carpquarry is not a runs water due to the depth but it is one of the best small carp fisherys for large carp and most anglers land a 30lb plus carp on there holiday, The avearage fish for 2009 was just over 32lb.
We are asked for detailed stock so I have put together a list of fish / expected sizes for 2010 - 20 x 25-30lb, 70 x 30 - 35lb, 20 x 35 - 40lb and 10 x 40lb plus pushing 50lb in addition to this is the original stock.
There are also very nice Rudd, Perch and trout.Due to the depth of the lake if you come fishing at Carpquarry dont forget to have one rod close in 15ft max from bank under your feet big fish over 35lb have come out within 5ft of the edge mainly caught on a single boilie on a small bed of Carpquarry pellet.There are a couple of things that you want to avoid doing when fishing at Carpquarry as the lake is rock do not hammer in bivvy pegs/rod rests or stomp about the vibration from this will spook the fish and kill your fishing for a day or two, also there is no need to put in alot of bait by doing this it will only make the fishing harder little and often is better.We recommend that you use our baits as the fish are use to them but there is no problem in bringing your own but dont buy cheap baits you will not catch, get the highest quality bait that you can. There is no problem with particals as long as they are pre-made from a company like Dynamite baits. If you want any more tips or info please feel free to call me.
Good luck and look forward to welcoming you
We hope you enjoy the website it contains all the info you need about staying and fishing at Carp Quarry. There's also a great gallery of the latest catches so feel free to send us your photos if you've recently stayed with us together with a catch report and tips.If there are other items or information that you would like to see on the website please call us and let us know or email firstname.lastname@example.org