River La Scarpe , Arras , Pas de Calais , Dept 62, France

23 Jan
River La Scarpe  It is a left tributary of the Scheldt . It is approximately 100 kilometres (62 mi) long, of which two thirds has been turned into canals. The source of the river is at Berles Montchel near Aubigny en Artois. It flows through the cities , Arras , Douai and Saint Amand les Eaux . The river ends at Mortagne du Nord where it flows into the Scheldt. The river and its valley were Battle fields in WW1. You can night fish for carp in certain sections. As with all French water rules can change at any time so please check on site or local tackle shop for latest rules.

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Please note – When fishing any Public waters in France please have respect for the location and clear up any mess that you have made and do not damage banks / vegetation and no open fires, Catch and release all fish except Trout and Salmon that rules let you take and when fishing for Carp use appropriate fishing tackle with large landing net and unhooking mat. Fish stealing is a big problem from Public waters if you see anybody removing large fish like Carp please take note of the vehicle registration and report to authorities.

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