PLEASE ASK US BEFORE BUYING ANY!!
It has come to our attention that on at least two occasions this season, tackle shops have sold anglers inappropriate tackle (rods, reels, line and alarms etc) to cope with the larger fish. We will not mention the names of either the shops involved or the manufacturers of equipment. It is unbelievable why people would ask their local tackle shops for advice on equipment needed to fish a lake in France that they obviously have never seen, let alone fished. We are happy to help with advice on what tackle is needed. Tackle shops will sell anglers any old tackle. There are no 2 lakes the same anywhere, let alone in France and believe us, we have fished many.
You are better off buying good quality used tackle if you are inexperienced, then if you decide carp fishing is not your thing, it can be sold again for little loss, whereas if you purchase cheap, nasty tackle it will only be good for the bin. We have found many cheap bits of tackle thrown in our bins at the end of peoples’ holidays.
People should ask us what will be needed for their trip.
We will soon be hiring tackle to save anglers and us the trouble of dealing with the many problems that arise from not having adequate equipment.