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.



For a long time, a carp fishing trip to France has been on Karl Hutchinson’s bucket List. Well this year that dream came true!

Karl was able to spend time on both our lakes in an effort to improve his UK best. It took a couple of days, for Karl to get into the fish but Heron delivered some lovely specimens as well as an unexpected catch. Karl landed a couple of PB fish before hooking into our biggest common, landed at 56.5lbs. This was followed by a number of good fish in the 30’s and 40’s, before Karl got a big surprise and landed an 18lb pike. We keep a few pike to reduce the numbers of small fish in the lake and this one seems to have grown rapidly since it went into the lake in 2014 weighing only 1.5lbs!!!!!

Karl tried Kingfisher later in the week and managed to land a lovely 47lb mirror to complete a fantastic weeks fishing. The family also enjoyed the pool and the very hot weather to make for an unforgettable first trip to France.


Heron Lake

Karl, James and Paul on their first visit to Puyravaud started their week on Heron – 26.0C, 57.2M, 35.0M, 38.0M, 25.0C, 26.0C, 45.8M, 42.0M, 44.0M, 37.0M, 22.0C, 44.4M, 41.5M, 39.0M, 42.0M, 40.0M, 32.8M, 33.0M, 20.9C, 31.0M, 37.4M, 42.8M, 34.0M, 47.0M, 32.6M, 21.0M, 33.8M, 29.10M, 33.0M, 34.8M, 40.0M, 56.5C, 34.5M, 28.0M, 34.5M, 44.0M, 36.0M, 36.5M, 28.0C, 40.0C, 35.0M, 36.0M, 39.0M, 36.0M.

44 fish, Total Weight – 1592.1lbs, Average Weight – 36.18lbs

Not bad for 5 days on Heron!

Kingfisher Lake

The guys spent the second half of the week on Kingfisher after multiple fish on Heron.

49.9M, 44.0C, 43.12M, 43.4C, 47.0M.

5 fish, Total Weight – 227.42lbs, Average Weight – 45.48lbs

A return to near normal after a few weather affected weeks. Only fished for a total of less than 3 days.


Heron Lake

Jason and Gary with families returned for their second trip to Puyravaud – 33.02M, 24.12M, 31.0M, 27.08M, 32.0M, 40.04C, 30.00M, 30.00M, 28.00M, 20.12M, 34.03M, 36.08M, 40.02M, 44.03M, 23.12M, 29.08M, 25.04M, 31.08M, 23.03M, 35.05M, 28.07M, 45.12M, 18.08M, 24.08C, 37.00M, 37.0M, 41.0M, 32.04M, 22.0M, 32.14M, 44.10M, 27.01M, 39.02M, 34.1M, 30.04M, 35.03M, 29.0C, 42.04M, 36.12M, 24.0C, 31.02C

42 fish, Total weight – 1333.0lbs, Average Weight – 31.74lbs

A super weeks fishing for the group with PB’s all round.

Kingfisher Lake

First visit for Martin, Mike and Andrew – 44.00M

A tough week and with hind-site, should have booked the other lake.