Carp Fishing in France
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We have just had one of the coolest Augusts for many years and Redmill started to take on its autumn colours. However this did not deter some of Redmills largest residents from feeding. This 41lb 9oz common has not been seen for a while and was caught by Alex Wilkins whilst taking a break from fishing for the big cats.


His friend Nigel Stevens landed a PB of 58lb 9oz. His first fifty after many years fishing in France.

The average size fish in August was over 30lb with two 50s, thirteen 40s and twenty one 30s in just 3 weeks fishing.

The cats have been at it again with this joint capture by Lee Bryant and Graham Stoneham at 80lbs. This has been the largest catfish landed on conventional carp gear.Lee used 15lb line and a size 10 hook. The 2 anglers took it in turns to play the fish out.

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"A cluster of bubbles rises in the early morning mist not far from where you placed your bait just moments ago, but despite using all your cunning and guile your line remains slack and inactive. A fish rolls under an overhanging tree to your left, but you stick to your game plan. More bubbles appear and again nothing. Suddenly your line tightens, you lift your rod and you are into a carp, but this fish is heavier and stronger than any fish you have hooked before. Your heart is thumping as the fish makes one of many lunges for freedom, but finally, thankfully, you slip the net under a huge Common"

Welcome to the experience that is Redmill

This beautiful 16th century lake is as close as you will get to fishing a traditional English estate lake with the potential of a huge French Carp. Despite its age, it holds an abundance of natural food. Redmill was hand dug for peat extraction and this has created many underwater features with numerous silt beds, crusty peat and clear granite areas. Although you seldom see the fish on top you can only imagine the monsters that cruise below the overhanging weeping willows.

Redmill was established as a Carp fishery in 2002, and now, with careful stocking and some huge original fish, Redmill is one of the most stunning and well stocked Carp waters in France. Take a look at our - catch reports.

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60lb 2oz
52lb 8oz

Redmill is set amongst 15 acres of beautiful woodland, and with the fully equipped fishing lodge set in a shady Poplar grove next to the lake it makes the ideal French Carp fishing holiday venue.

Anglers return year after year to fish Redmill, and those that choose to try other venues often come back. The quality of fishing and the beautiful surroundings are second to none. There is a good average size of Carp to over 60lb. With many 30's and 40's and more than the occasional 50 coming out. With Catfish exceeding 120lb and Grass Carp to 40lb+ there is plenty of opportunity to land other specimens

Please read our feedback page to find out how much other anglers have enjoyed their Redmill experience. However, even with such a large head of fish in 9 acres it is not always easy. You have to work hard to catch the fish but the rewards are certainly worth it.


Located in the centre of Brittany, Redmill is easily accessible from all northern French ports. The night ferries from Portsmouth or Plymouth are a relaxing way to travel with only a 1 hour drive from St Malo or 3hrs from Caen or Cherbourg. Ferries to La Havre are a more economical option with a 3.5 hour drive. Whichever way you decide to travel to Redmill, we are sure you will have a memorable time.