We are enjoying some good fishing early in the 2018 season and after waiting nearly 3 years for the Heron lake record to go, it has been broken twice in the same month. This time it was Stu’s turn to catch our biggest common at 4.00am which this time weighed in at a lovely 56lbs 10ozs. The O’Dell group enjoyed a fabulous 5 days fishing on Heron and after a very slow start, they captured a massive 67 fish with a total weight of 2163lbs. Not for the faint hearted but on the Wednesday of their trip they landed 30 fish in a single day – our most ever in a single day!

Needless to say the lads are planning an even bigger trip to Puyravaud in 2019!



We are used to the lake record on Kingfisher changing regularly, but on Heron the record has stubbornly held for nearly 2 years. Well the end of April changed that as both lake records went in the space of two days.

First, regular Puyravaud visitor Terry Clyne landed a 56.0lb common to beat the previous Heron best by 1.5lbs. Not to be outdone, Dave Oldfield, also a regular, landed our first 60lb fish with a 60.4lb mirror from Kingfisher Lake.

Very encouraging signs for 2018, with our catches of 50lb+ fish well up on last year at the same time. So far this year we have landed 24 fish above that figure, compared to 16 at the same time in 2017.

Here’s to beating our record of 55 x 50lb+ fish caught in the full 2017 season!

Terry’s new lake record of 56lbs.


When we bought Puyravaud in 2005, our dream was to open a carp fishery and eventually produce fish that were 50lb+. Once we opened in 2010 and we understood a little more about what was possible, we always looked forward to the day we might produce a 60!

Well finally in 2018, after a lot of hard work, a few setbacks along the way and a number of near misses that fish was landed on Kingfisher by Dave Oldfield, one of our regulars. Weighed in at 60lbs 4ozs, by none other than twice world record holder Gary Hagues, this mirror has produced steady growth rates and reached just under 58lb last season. Needless to say, Dave was over the moon as were we.

So now we know 60’s are achievable, here’s to our next goal of a 70+ fish. Always good to have new goals to strive towards eh!!!!

Well done Dave on a fabulous catch.



Peter and Sarah are regular visitors to French carp fisheries, so there first trip to Kingfisher Lake at Puyravaud was interesting to see how we fared against some of the top venues they have visited.

Peter was straight into the fish on his first night, landing a nice 50+mirror and despite the changeable weather, he caught consistently right through the week. He ended up with 18 fish – 5 x 50’s, 13 x 40’s and 1 36lb grass carp that bought his average weight down just a tad!!!!!!!!!!!!!! His average weight was bang on 48lbs with his biggest fish at 59lbs 2ozs.

All in all, Peter and Sarah were very happy with the fishing and the quality of the accommodation that went with it. Looks like they will be back again to try and improve on a very good first visit.

Another nice 50+ for Peter
Peter’s 59.2 mirror
Two Tone growing nicely – 58+


Its great to be only a few weeks away from the start of the 2018 season which for us kicks off on the 18th March!!!!! Just thought we would bring you up to speed with our bait offerings this year.

We will continue to offer our 18mm and 22mm garlic and liver boilies which have been the number one offering since the flavour was developed for us 2 years ago. Also still on the menu will be the bloodworm boilies (18 and 22mm) that once again we have specially made for us. For 2018 we will be adding a 3rd choice, which we re-tested last year – a lovely pungent plum flavour that is already a big seller to French carp fisheries – this will be available in 18mm only.

We will normally stock pop ups in garlic and liver and plum flavours and wafters in garlic and liver to give the best opportunity to catch irrespective of conditions. In addition, we also supply 9mm and 15mm pellet as well as our own particle.

We continue to specify that all baits other than pop ups and dips MUST be bought from us.

Here’s looking forward to a great 2018 season!



So our final guests left this morning and our 2017 season is officially over!!!!!!!!!!!

Numbers of guests – up, numbers of fish caught – up, average weights – upĀ  and numbers of 40’s and 50’s caught – up dramatically. This year across the two lakes our customers caught 158 carp over 40 lbs and 55 carp over 50lbs. Biggest fish caught was 59.8lbs!

Not bad for our little fishery!

A massive thank you to everyone who visited and we are very proud that so many of you keep coming back.

See you all again in 2018!



Dave L and Dave O returned for their third trip and brought Badger with them for his first. The week proved difficult on the fishing side and the guys waited a couple of days for their first run. Badger however upped the ante with his first fish of 32lbs and then delivered two PB’s in the space of 40 minutes. The first a very nice mirror of 43.4lbs, followed shortly after by a beautiful 55.12 mirror.

Dave L finally got into the action with two mid to high 20’s caught on Heron and Dave O saved a blank with a mirror of just under 24lbs – the smallest fish in Kingfisher. The guys have booked to come back in April and October 2018 and we look forward to seeing all three again on both trips.

Dave L and one of our Castle fish
A nice Heron common for Dave




Last week we reached a pretty important milestone for Puyravaud, when Jonny Robinson caught our 50th 50lb+ fish of the season. This represents a massive improvement from previous years and shows that our fish are healthy and growing!

The moment was made even more special by the fact that Jonny had family members with him and you know how we love family momentsĀ  at Puyravaud!!!!!



Terry and Mark are becoming regular fixtures at Puyravaud having visited us at least twice for the last 6 years! On this visit they fished Heron and ended up with a very respectable 29 fish weighing in at 857lbs. Biggest fish was 43lbs and average weight a little under 30lbs.

Terry came with me on a hunt for some nice cognac (Frapin XO) and the guys also visited our favourite restaurant Grange Aux Oies to taste some of the regions best dishes.

The guys have booked twice for next year already and are looking forward to their next visit.



As we quickly march on through our 2017 season, we just wanted to give a big ‘shout out’ to all our returning customers, many of whom have visited us more than 6 times since we opened in 2010. This year just over 66% of all our bookings are from people who have visited Puyravaud before. Looking at confirmed 2018 bookings, that trend looks to be continuing and if anything slightly increasing.

Once again, a big thank you to all our regulars, Marion and I love having you back!

Here’s to seeing you all again soon!