12/11/2018

Our 2018 is now officially over!

Monday 12th November saw our last guests leave after a great weekend first trip to Puyravaud. The weather was changeable but warm and Matt and Gavin were able to bivvy up for the whole session and get 13 fish safely into the bank. Not a bad session considering the time of the year.

Looking back over the year, it has been our best year to date and challenging due the long hot weather that undoubtedly affected the fishing, particularly on Kingfisher Lake. That said, we have seen continued growth rates and new lake records for both lakes. We are now up to 57.4lbs on Heron and 63lbs on Kingfisher an increase of around 3lbs on each lake. Also, the number of 50’s caught this year increased from 55 to 67, a healthy increase of nearly 22%.

In 2019, we are virtually booked up to the level we are comfortable with, so we are opening our 2020 calendar for bookings. Please book early to avoid disappointment.

Thanks to everyone that booked and particularly our many returning guests that have helped us make Puyravaud what it is today. See you in 2019!



12/11/2018

Heron Lake

Gavin and Matt visited Puyravaud for the first time on a three day trip – 15.13M, 20.7M, 32.4M, 34.6C, 32.12M, 24.11C, 29.11M, 33.0M, 43.4M, 25.2M, 38.0M, 37.12M, 39.2M

13 Fish, Total Weight – 407.6lbs, Average Weight – 31.35lbs

Kingfisher Lake

Not fished

That’s it for the 2018 season, we will be back in Mid March 2019. Its been a pretty good season despite some stresses from the long hot, dry period. Overall, a very good year, particularly on Heron that yielded over double the number of 50’s compared to 2017 (26 in total). Kingfisher yielded 41 this year for a total of 67 across both lakes (55 in 2017). We had our first 60’s caught with our biggest fish weighing in at 63.0lbs.

We look forward to seeing new and existing customers at Puyravaud in 2019. All the best and thanks for your custom.



03/11/2018

Heron Lake

Kevin, Chris and Charlie on their umpteenth trip and new Chris on his first – 33.0C, 33.0M, 37.0M, 42.0M, 47.0M, 25.0C, 25.0C, 33.0M, 48.0M, 20.0C, 28.0M, 20.0M, 50.0M, 32.0M, 27.0C, 25.0C, 36.0M, 37.0M, 32.0M, 47.0M, 27.0M, 43.0M, 57.0M

23 Fish, Total Weight – 804.0lbs, Average Weight – 34.95lbs

Not a bad week considering the big change in weather. PB’s for all 4 anglers during the week and just a few ounces off a new lake record!!!!!!

Kingfisher Lake

Chris decided to have 3 days on the lake to try and catch his first 50. The move paid off – 50.0M, 35.0M

2 fish, Total Weight – 85.0lbs, Average Weight – 42.5lbs

Nice to see some new 50’s appearing towards the end of the season. Just one more group to come before the end of our 2018!

 

 

 


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13/10/2018

Dave Lawson was on his 4th trip to Puyravaud and by the end of the trip he had joined a very exclusive club!

Dave is only the third person to catch 4 x 50+lb fish on the trot whilst fishing at Puyravaud. Dave did it this week (Oct 6 – 13th 2018) whilst fishing Kingfisher Lake. His catches were 53.0, 55.8, 51.8 and 63.0lbs. He joins Jake Portch and Terry White who are the only others to have achieved this record.

In fact Dave jumps to the top of the list and he managed a 63.0lb new lake record with the last of his four fish.

Well done Dave and we will see you again in April 2019!

4 x 50+lb fish on the trot
Another of the 4 x 50+lb fish from Dave L’s trip
Great Session for Dave L – 4 x 50+lb fish on the bounce


13/10/2018

Heron Lake

Dave L, Dave O and Badger are back again for their second trip of this year, Dave L decided to start on Heron and fished it for 3 days, he then swapped to Kingfisher whilst Dave O and Badger started on Kingfisher and had a day on Heron – 37.8M, 20.0C, 30.8M, 42.0M, 30.8C, 35.0M, 44.0M, 48.9M, 30.4M, 24.9M, 23.4M

11 fish, Total Weight – 368.0lbs, Average Weight – 33.45lbs

Kingfisher Lake

Dave O and Badger struggled, Dave L didn’t! – 53.0M, 55.8M, 51.8M, 63.0M (New Lake Record)

4 fish, Total Weight – 223.6lbs, Average Weight – 55.9lbs – Wow!

Dave joins a very elite club of just 3 people who have caught 4 x 50+lbs fish on the trot at Puyravaud. In fact he goes to the top of the list as his 4th fish was a new lake record of 63.0lbs, taking the record from Dave O who held it from his last trip on April.



03/10/2018

Heron Lake

Sam, Will and Sam joined us for 4 days and nights – 36M, 38M, 31C, 32M, 41M, 48M, 23C, 32C, 45M, 35M, 31M, 23C, 20C, 33M, 52C, 32M, 24M, 38C, 33C, 38C, 40M, 21C, 24C, 35M, 38M, 40M, 41M, 40M, 40M, 23C, 25C, 31M, 35M, 27M, 34M, 32M, 38M, 28C, 29C, 44M, 42M, 28M, 22M, 39M, 40M.

46 fish, Total Weight – 1567lbs, Average Weight – 34.06lbs

A stunning session with 11 x 40+lb fish and 1 x 50+lb fish in less than 4 days and nights. A new PB for Sam and one of our best overall weights caught in much less than a week. Good average weight as well!

Kingfisher Lake

Steve and Louis visiting Puyravaud for the first time – had the luxury of spending 4 days on Kingfisher and two days on Heron. Kingfisher catches first – 40.0C, 20.0M, 44.7M, 52.2M (Louis PB), 42.9M, 44.8M

6 Fish, Total Weight – 244.6lbs, Average Weight – 40.76lbs

Heron Lake catches – 37.01M, 36.9M, 29.2M, 41.04M, 36.03M, 24.08M, 37.6C, 30.09M, 41.03C, 30.7M, 30.7C, 28.6M, 27.7C, 47.7M, 39.8M, 29.4C, 21.9C, 27.5M

18 fish, Total Weight – 599.14lbs, Average Weight – 33.28lbs



29/09/2018

Heron Lake

Not fished

Kingfisher Lake

Dave, Russ and Michelle on their first visit to Puyravaud – 44.5M, 25.0M, 42.8M, 33.7M, 34.5M, 43.7M, 21.0M, 20.0M

8 fish, Total Weight – 265.2lbs, Average Weight – 33.15lbs

Weather was cold at the beginning of the week and very hot from Wednesday onwards and fish switched off from then. PB’s for both Russ and Dave with some of our spawned in the lake fish starting to make an appearance. 17 – 20lb in size after just 4.5 years. These will be removed from Kingfisher at the next vidange.


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26/09/2018

Terry is a very regular visitor to Puyravaud and this was his third trip – this year!!!!!!!!

He always books the same week in September as he has always caught fish. This year he was dealing with very different conditions, with temperatures in the 30’s for most of the week. This trip, with wife Christine, meant that Terry would only fish days and therefore he would be contending with the unusually high water temperature for the time of year.

Despite this, Terry made the most of the week and landed 5 beauties, including 4 x 50lb+ fish caught on the trot – only the second time this has been achieved on Kingfisher Lake!

Another Puyravaud 50 for Terry
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Terry’s third 50 on the trot!
Terry’s 4th 50 on the bounce!

We are now privileged to hold 9 out of 10 of Terry’s biggest ever fish caught in France and it would be true to say that Terry definitely has a great love affair with Kingfisher Lake at Puyravaud. He has already booked a two week stay for September 2019 to try to improve these records and we look forward to welcoming Terry and Christine back next year!



22/09/2018

Heron Lake

Second of the McGready’s two weeks, only some mornings and evenings fished – 39.0C, 40.9M, 37.2M, 44.2M, 38.1M, 56.4M, 49.0M, 29.5M, 36.2M, 32.2M, 34.9M, 45.3M, 28.0M, 20.7C

14 fish, Total Weight – 531.6lbs, Average Weight – 37.97lbs

PB’s for Aaron and Liz, Aaron’s first 50 and some lovely 40’s as well. Very good average weight.

Kingfisher Lake

Terry’s third visit of the year, this time with Christine and only fished days – 42.7M, 55.01M, 55.7M, 51.6M, 54.0M

5 fish, Total Weight – 259.01lbs, Average Weight – 51.80lbs

4 x 50lbs+ fish on the trot and highest average weight ever recorded, albeit on 5 fish! Terry never fails to deliver. Not bad on days only.