Carp Fishing in France

Archived News Issue 3

Latest News from Redmill

We are now well into the season and what a start it was!

Our first anglers of the year, Garry and Geoff Taylor, fished in sleet and snow blowing horizontally across the lake but still managed to catch 20 fish with 7x 30s and 2x 40s. You may think this is enough to put off even the hardiest of anglers, but they are coming back the same time next year!  

Cold looking Geoff
Cold looking Geoff

Top Angler -  Paul Parker

Then a couple of weeks later Paul Parker (one of Redmill's most frequent visitors) and 3 friends broke all lake records with 103 fish in a week between 4 anglers. This included 37x 30s, 13x 40s and 2x 50s.  Top angling!  The lake has continued to produce plenty of quality fish. Have a look at the catch reports and the photos on the website to find out more: Catch Reports. The feedback we have had has been really positive.

Top Angler - Paul Parker


The dredging has gone well and we have now achieved depths between 3 to 5 feet where once the silt was above the water.  We have moved around 300 tons, which has taken a bit longer than we first thought but has been well worth it. The carp being inquisitive creatures made full use of our disruption and were feeding on all the food that had been uncovered on the bottom.

Silt Bed before dredging
Silt Bed before dredging

Nice to wet a line!

As we had closed the lake for the works I thought I would take advantage by doing 5 nights near the dredging area (Frogs) and had 31 fish 2x 40s and 9x 30s. Goes to show how inquisitive carp can be. It was nice to wet a line as Jez and I rarely have the opportunity to fish during the season.   

Nice to wet a line


Dredging in progress


We have put quite a lot of the silt onto the Poplar Grove where the cabin is to be located to help even out the ground and to give a good start for the grass.  We now have the base ready to go down, and we are hoping to complete the build the second week of August.  The cabin is plenty big enough for a kitchen, sitting & dining area and wood burning stove for the colder days.

Dredging in progress


We are also intending to build an outdoor kitchen with barbeque, prep area and sink and have a large dining area that makes the most of the view down the lake, and maybe throw a few hammocks up between the trees for those who just want to chill with a beer!  We really hope that being able to dine looking across this special water ticks the last box to make any stay at Redmill extra special.

Old cabin to be replaced
Old cabin to be replaced

The message must be getting out that Redmill is still producing some of the best carp fishing in France in beautiful surroundings as we are now booking well into next year. Having said this, we still have a couple of  weeks in October this year available, hard to believe as this can be one of the most productive months with the fish feeding hard before the winter.  So if you would like the opportunity to fish Redmill then check our availability on line. Redmill Availability

Lastly, we want your pictures!  Please send us pictures of your time at Redmill! We have a whole wall at the house waiting for this years photos, and we can set you up with your own Image Gallery on the website.


All the best
 
 
Daron & Jez