Carpspots – Karpervissen in Frankrijk


lake bossard uitgelichte foto 960 x 295

In 2004 the owner Steve Bond started to realize his dream. His ambition was to create a carp lake which can compete with the very best of ales in France. And he certainly did! Bossard is located in the Champagne region, hidden in the woods. He succeeded in keeping the swims comforable without compromising the feeling of fishing in the middle of mother nature. The strategically landscaped swims give you the impression that you are fishing all alone on this 9 hectare lake. Steve is very careful with his fish and they are all in excellent condition. The average weight is now around 15 kg and the biggest one weighs around 34 kg! Everything has really been thought of on this beautiful lake. You can rent a complete equipment and a bait boat, have your meals taken care of and you can purchase end-tackle and bait on the spot.


  • 9.3 hectares
  • 13 swims 
  • Max 10 anglers
  • Carp up to 34 kg
  • No poison chat
  • Lodge
  • Depths ranging from 1 to 3 meters
  • Electricity in the lodge
  • Refrigerator
  • No freezer for bait!
  • Surrounded by trees
  • Showers and toilets


  • The following rules apply to Bossard:
  • Arrival on Saturday from 11:30 am Departure on Saturday before 10:00 am.
  • On the day of arrival, the swims will be raffled at 12:00!
    No fish to be taken out the water until steve is present
    No matter what size
    All fish captures must be reported to Steve on the walkie talkie
    Rig tubing must be used at all times (no leaders that means safe zone leaders)
    Minimum mainline 15lb
    Maximum hook line 20lb
    No nuts, particle or presevred bait.
    Micro barbed hooks only
    No bent or long shank hooks
    No fixed leads, only safe rigs utilising a proper lead discharge system.
    When fishing the snags you must use a minimum 8oz lead and fish locked up, rock solid, if in doubt please ask.
    Unhooking mats to be used at all times. (provided)
    All fish must be weighed on weigh posts or tri pods only.
    Please treat the fish with respect. keep handling time to a minimum when weighing and taking photographs of your fish. all 40+ fish must be photographed in the water. return your fish as soon as possible.
    No sacking of fish is allowed, anglers may keep the fish in a landing net in the water for a short time where assistance is required for taking photographs. carp sacks are not allowed on the fishery what so ever.
    Bait boats are permitted but please respect neighbouring anglers.
    Absolutely no litter, this includes cigarette butts, use the ash tray and bins provided.
    Maximum 3 rods. not to be left unattended at anytime!!
    (maximum distance is taking a leak at the back of the swim)
    Please use the toilets provided on the site. defecating around the lake will not be tolerated. (please do not pee in the swim)
    No braided mainline or leadcore.
    No driving around the lake once you have bivvied up. except when moving swims.
    You are on hoilday, by all means have a drink and enjoy yourself but don’t spoil it for others, drunken behaviour will not be tolerated!
    Under 16’s maximum of 2 rods and to fish with an adult at all times. ( unless agreed by steve)
    If snagged do not pull for a break! just call steve. if you are caught pulling for a break you will be sent home
    All fish must be unhooked in the water i.e., quick links, cut the hook link etc. more mouth damage is done in the net! with the line being pulled by the rod!rubbish must be put in the correct bins
    bin 1 bottles and glass
    bin 2 tins, gas can’s and bottle tops
    bin3 anything burnable, including, paper, plastice and food
    please do not over fill the bin bagsplease don’t throw any unused bait in the lake or bins , our fish in our stock ponds will be more then happy to help you get rid of it.
    any angler not respecting these rules, fish environment, fellow anglers or fishery staff will be asked to leave with no refund.


Prices Drive & Survive

€ 380 per angler per week
Exclusive r € 3,420 per week
Non angler € 70, – per week

Prices including the food package

Per angler€ 500 per week
Exclusive  € 4,500 per week
Non angler € 200, – per week
Food package consists of an English or European breakfast and a 2-course dinner with wine or beer.


if you require bait etc., please order 3 weeks in advance. please email your order over to
boilies – nutrition 20mm
boilies 5kg                       €  55,-
boilies 10kg                     € 100,-
hemp 1kg                         €    5,-   (minim order 5kg)
pellet 10kg                       €  22,-
pellet 25kg                       €  50,- 
particle 10kg                    € 20,-  (minim order10kg)
buckwheat 1kg                €   3,-  (minim order 10kg)
you can only use our particle which we have prepared. Any other brands or homemade particles are not allowed on the fishery. Tigernuts are also banned on the fishery too.

all bait is payable at the lake in euro’s

There is also a possibility to hire your tackle. Email or call us for details.


GPS: 48.913779, 4.906142


Name Jim Baardolf
Destination Bossard
Start day 31-03-2018

Reception 5/5

Facilities 5/5
Everything looks great

The lake 5/5
Really a super water will definitely go again

The fish
All the fish that are caught look great We have quite well caught 25 carp of which 6 over 20 kilos was the heaviest 46.5 (dutch) pounds

Carpspots 5/5
Thanks for the beautiful week we will certainly book through you again. Greetings from the whole group

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