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.



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
Two Ton for Terruy
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!


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.



Richard and Tina visited Puyravaud for the first time this September and enjoyed a good weeks fishing and relaxing. Richard was fishing Kingfisher Lake which had proved difficult for the previous few weeks due to very warm weather conditions.

The strategy was to fish nights only baiting just three or four spots for utmost accuracy in an attempt to lure fish onto just a few spots. The strategy worked and Richard had two 40+lbs fish on his first night. His second night proved just as lucrative with two more lovely fish of 58.5 and 54lb. Continuing to catch steadily for the whole week, Richard managed a total of 10 fish with 4 x 50+ fish, an average weight of 47.2lbs and smallest fish weighing in at 39lbs. Not a bad first visit.

Another 50+ Kingfisher Common
Split Tail
Richards 54+ Mirror


Heron Lake

The McGready’s third trip to Puyravaud. Fished very very lightly on the first of their two weeks – 34.4M, 40.4M, 33.0C, 39.6M, 36.0M, 24.0M, 28.8M, 46.2M, 30.0M.

9 fish, Total Weight – 312.4lbs, Average Weight – 34.71lbs

Kingfisher Lake

Richard and Tina’s first visit to Puyravaud, fished nights only except for last day as well – 42.10M, 42.06C, 54.04M, 58.08M, 43.06C, 50.06M, 39.06M, 38.14C, 54.10M, 46.12M

10 fish, Total Weight – 472.0lbs, Average Weight – 47.2lbs

The best week since early June and nice to see some good 50’s coming out this week.


Heron Lake

The Ruthvens continued to fish an extra night/day on Heron before trying their luck on Kingfisher – 31.0M, 45.0M, 42.0M, 31.0M, 30.0C, 31.0M, 31.0M, 35.0M, 41.0M, 54.8M, 41.7M, 38.0M, 41.0M, 28.0M, 25.0M, 43.0M, 21.0M

17 fish, Total Weight – 578.5lbs, Average Weight – 34.02lbs

Kingfisher Lake

The guys fished for just 2 nights – 43.0M, 26.0M

2 fish, Total Weight – 69.0lbs, Average Weight – 34.5lbs


Heron Lake

The sixth 2 week stay at Puyravaud for the Ruthven group of 16. As usual, a family holiday with some fishing thrown in – first week only on Heron – 43.0GC, 21.0M, 33.0M, 25.0M, 30.0C, 20.0C, 31.0C, 27.0C, 31.0C, 41.0C, 22.0C, 43.0C, 29.0C, 30.0C.

14 fish, Total Weight – 426.0lbs, Average Weight – 30.42lbs

Very lightly fished with just a couple of nights.

Kingfisher Lake

Not fished as the 4 anglers decided to fish Heron exclusively. They will fish Kingfisher during the second week of their stay.



Shane, Lee and Ollie arrived at Puyravaud for the first time for a family fishing holiday. This meant time by the pool, days out and fishing early mornings and nights.

It proved an eventful trip with Lee breaking his PB numerous times and ending up with a common and mirror over 55lbs! Shane also bagged a 55lb+ fish for his equal third best ever fish. Ollie bagged a very nice grassy at 40lb as well as 9 other nice carp including a fish of just under 40 caught using a stalking rod and centre pin reel. He ended up in the shallow water of the bay to make sure he landed this lively fish.

The Stalked Mirror
Ollie’s stalking set-up

The family group of 9 enjoyed the pool and their trips out for an all round holiday to be remembered.


Heron Lake

Shane, Lee and Ollie arrived with families for their first trip to Puyravaud – 35.0M, 23.0M, 27.0M, 20.0M, 24.0M, 25.0M, 36.0M, 39.0M, 30.0C, 40.0G, 44.0M, 39.0M, 24.0M, 28.0M, 37.0M, 37.0M, 55.0M, 42.0M, 55.0M, 23.0M, 26.0M, 28.0M, 55.0C

23 fish, Total Weight – 802.0lbs, Average weight – 34.86lbs

Not a bad first visit with 3 fish over 55lbs.

Kingfisher Lake

Chrissy, Paul and Daniel back at Puyravaud again, but first try on Kingfisher – 39.10M, 45.6M, 42.9M, 53.0M, 39.9M

5 fish, Total Weight – 220.9lbs, Average Weight – 44.18lbs


Heron Lake

Mark and Linda brought various family members to Puyravaud, 5 fishing pretty much 24 x 7 – 34M, 17M, 28M, 22M, 25M, 27C, 36M, 24M, 44M, 23M, 47M, 30M, 17C, 23C, 25M, 35M, 31M, 27M, 23M, 40C, 39M, 37M, 26M, 17M, 28M, 37M, 36M, 44M, 23C, 25M, 32M, 30C, 36M, 28M, 28M, 15C, 42M, 21M, 38C, 41M, 48M, 38M, 36M, 26M, 25M, 25M, 30C, 21M, 37M, 19M, 56M, 17M, 18M, 21C,20M, 24M, 39M, 32M< 28C, 24M, 35M, 36M, 44M, 32M, 33M, 46M, 29M, 47M, 32M, 30C, 24C, 46C, 25C, 32M, 35M, 22M, 29C, 46M, 45M, 18M, 25M, 46M, 34M, 30C, 31M, 18M, 30C

87 fish, Total Weight – 2690lbs, Average Weight – 30.92lbs.

Wow, what a week for the Parkers, despite the hot weather, they smashed it!

Kingfisher Lake

First visit for the Chalks – 41.0M, 53.4M, 43.0M, 43.8M, 44.0M, 46.8M

6 fish, Total Weight – 272.0lbs, Average Weight – 45.3lbs

Lake slowly returning to normal, still fishing hard, but better week by week.