Carp Fishing in France

Redmill Rules

It has been noted over the last couple of years anglers have arrived with large bags of what are being called Cell Boilies. These have been purchased on the internet for as little as £6.50 a kilo. This is not a good quality bait, I doubt it is Mainline Cell but is a bad imitation. So from now on all Mainline baits bought to Redmill must be in a sealed Mainline branded bag to ensure they are genuine.

If you are not sure please contact me before your trip.

Alternatively you can try the new Redmill Protein and Nut extract bait. It is a superb quality bait and there are good discounts for bulk orders.

Lastly can all anglers note that weigh stations does not mean we supply scales. Please bring your own.


Redmill Lake Rules

The fish in Redmill are in immaculate condition and the rules are there to make sure they stay that way. The high quality anglers visiting Redmill mean the rules can be kept to a minimum.

  • Maximum of 7 anglers individual or 8 anglers on exclusive bookings during any week
  • No bait boats ( no exceptions )
  • 3 rods maximum
  • No braided main line (except on markers or spods)
  • Minimum of 15lb breaking strain line
  • No leadcore or leaders. Rig tubing only to be used.
  • No curved longshank hooks
  • Barbed hooks only
  • No nuts or shelf-life boilies
  • All unhooking mats, cradles and weigh slings are supplied
  • Deposit of 40 pounds or 50 euros is required

For the weighing of fish please use the recovery slings provided.

Weigh all fish on the weigh station with mats or cradles beneath. This is safer and will give you a far more accurate weight

When transferring fish into the weigh sling ensure there is a cradle or mat under the fish at all times

For photography of fish captures, always kneel to hold the fish which should be done only over the carp mat or cradle - never stand up holding the fish.

If the fish flaps whilst holding it, simply bring the fish into your body then place back on to the mat or cradle,

Wet the fish up from the bucket provided, and start again.

All fish should be returned to the lake using the recovery sling provided.

Our fish are in wonderful condition and we mean to keep it this way, so following these steps will avoid any damage to these quality fish.

Large unhooking mats, carp cradles and recovery slings are available free of charge to all anglers. (deposit of 40 or 50 euros required). There are also weigh stations in each swim. Please take advantage of this and use them to make weighing fish safe and accurate.

We are here to make sure your week is enjoyable and you catch some fantastic fish so please ASK QUESTIONS.