Fishing in France

I recently did a week fishing in France (3rd to 9th April 2010) with my fishing partner (who happens to be my dad / taxi driver!).

We have been using TFG gear (supplied by Fishtec) for quite a while and we decided to put the gear and my bait to the ultimate test. We did this in style. For a lot of the week the wind was in our faces, heavy rain and heavy frost, but equipped with the TSI and X-Plus carp fishing rods and vanquish reels, we hit our baited areas with ease.


The rods tamed over 2,648lb of fish, with 25 carp over 30lb, 66 fish from 20 to 30lb and 10 fish over 10lb.

Carp (1)

Carp (2)

Carp (3)

When photographing the carp, they were well protected by the TFG unhooking mat, and also safely returned in the TFG weighing sling.

Our accomodation for this trip was the TFG Lok Down Bivvy. I’ve been using this for a few months now and have had no problems; in fact, it kept me warm and comfortable during the sub-zero temperatures, with a little help from the TFG Comfort Zone fishing bed chair and TFG Force 8 Sleeping bag and cover.

TFG Lok Down Bivvy

The bait used to tempt all the carp were on Celtic Bait G-Nut, Le Crunch, Beast Feast and The Heat, all of which have been performing well in UK waters for the last 8 months – and proved their credentials with their final test in France.

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