Heron Lake

Kevin returned for his (not sure but must be into double figures) trip, Kim was back for his second and Martin here for his first – 20.0C, 24.7M, 39.0C, 38.5M, 37.2M, 38.1M, 36.8M, 29.7M, 35.0M, 51.9C, 32.4M, 39.5M, 37.1C, 36.1M, 20.0C, 25.6M.

16 fish – Total Weight 541lbs 6ozs, Average Weight 33lbs 8ozs.

Some nice action off the top with a couple of high 30’s taking dog biscuit off the surface. A reasonable week considering the searing temperatures.

Kingfisher Lake

Daryl’s first visit to Puyravaud – 36.0M, 43.12C, 46.2M, 43.0M, 51.8M, 28.0G, 42.8M, 52.4M

8 fish – Total Weight 343lbs 2ozs, Average Weight 42lbs 14ozs.

A great first week for Daryl with two new PB’s during the week. and his first 2 x 50’s!!!!!!!! The grassy bought the average weight down by a couple of pounds!


Heron Lake

Matt and Scott returned for their 5th trip and basically fished from early evening to early mornings only – 20.0M, 31.2M, 28.6M, 38.4M, 27.9M, 22.0C, 29.7M, 33.6M, 30.1M, 23.7M, 41.7M, 32.7M, 20.5M, 22.7M, 30.2M, 29.7M 27.7M, 25.8M, 32.9M, 38.7M, 39.2M, 52.9C, 47.9M, 26.5M, 29.7M, 21.7M, 26.4M, 32.8C, 29.7M, 28.2M, 45.9M, 32.1M, 24.7M, 29.5M, 31.2M, 24.3M, 28.6M.

37 fish Total Weight – 1139.1lbs, Average Weight – 30.78lbs.

Highlight was our 2nd 50+ common on Heron in a week of very changeable weather!

Kingfisher Lake

Rest week



What a way to celebrate your 5oth birthday!

Andy and Mark arrived for their first visit to Puyravaud and immediately got into the fish! They just kept catching all week and amassed a total weight of over 2200lbs. This is the first time we have recorded more than 2000lbs in a single week and it shows that Heron Lake certainly has got its mojo back after a slower 2016. Birthday boy Mark seemed obsessed with catching all his fish during the night, whilst Andy’s efforts were more balanced across a 24 hour period!

The guys are part of Gary Hagues’ Marley syndicate and certainly used every bit of carp fishing knowledge to extract that many fish, despite some windy conditions.

We hope to see them back next year to pit their skills against our Kingfisher Lake. Well done guys and thanks Gary for the recommendation!

Andy’s Two Tone Common
Andy’s Two Tone Mirror
Andy’s nice 40+ mirror


Heron Lake

Andy and Mark arrived for their first visit to Puyravaud looking to celebrate Mark’s 50th birthday – 25.6M, 32.7M, 36.7M, 31.4M, 33.4M, 32.9M, 31.8M, 40.6M, 41.8M, 20.3M, 36.7M, 26.9M, 27.0M, 22.4M, 39.8M, 20.0C, 36.4C, 32.7M, 25.7M, 23.4C, 41.9M, 25.7M, 30.1M, 37.9M, 26.7M, 35.6M, 34.6M, 42.7M, 37.1M, 37.1M, 32.1M, 23.1M, 27.1M, 25.4M, 28.2C, 24.8C, 29.8M, 25.2M, 31.2M, 29.2M, 30.2M, 29.2M, 30.1GhostC, 36.8M, 27.6M, 20.9C, 25.9C, 35.06M, 26.9M, 37.1M, 26.3M, 32.9C, 45.6M, 39.1M, 29.9M, 33.4M, 23.9M, 37.7M, 27.7M, 37.3C, 42.6GC, 27.3M, 34.7M, 26.1M, 31.9M, 34.6C, 25.6M

67 fish Total Weight 2100lbs Average Weight 31.35lbs

The guys certainly found some action and bagged the most weight in a single week record at Puyravaud. Thank you Gary Hagues for recommending us to Andy.

Kingfisher Lake

Mark and Terry tried their hand on Kingfisher during their umpteenth visit to Puyravaud – 41.9M, 50.9M, 45.8M

3 fish Total Weight 136lbs 6ozs Average Weight 46.2lbs

A disappointing week on Kingfisher after 4 cracking weeks, but another 50+ comes out. Are the fish resting up before spawning??????



The Parker family enjoyed a great first trip to Puyravaud, fishing Kingfisher Lake.

They managed to catch 15 fish with a total weight of 694lbs for an average weight of 46.3lbs, our highest ever ( for the second week running).

They caught 7 x 50+, 5 x 40’s, 2 x 30’s and 1 x 20! Included in the 50’s were our first two fish over 55lbs including a new lake and venue record 56lb 11oz mirror. Both lady anglers caught PB’s with 55lb 13oz and 53lb 4oz mirrors and a 46lb common. Well done to the girls this week!

Marks 54.6
Linda’s 46lb common PB


Kingfisher Lake

First visit to Puyravaud for the Parker family – happy to say we had two very good lady anglers looking for PB’s!!!

50.6M, 39.1M, 56.11M (Kingfisher and Venue Record), 55.13M, 45.6m, 50.2M, 44.3M, 40.0M, 50.1M, 46.0C, 38.0C, 22M, 54.6M, 49.8M, 53.2M.

Ami caught 39.1M, 55.13M, 53.2M – Linda caught 46.0C. Well done girls.

15 fish Total Weight 694.6lbs, Average Weight 46.3lbs. 7 x 50’s + new lake and venue record + highest average weight ever recorded. Best single weeks result we have had!!!!!!!! Wow!

Heron Lake

Lee, Gary, Glenn, Ray and Richard returned to Puyravaud for a second visit – 23.0M, 28.0M, 30.1M, 40.3M, 53.0C (Venue best common), 20.4M, 28.6, 36.4M, 39.6M, 36.5M, 29.7M, 27.0M, 25.0M, 20.0C, 34.1M, 27.2M, 31.0C, 26.0C, 37.8M, 28.0M, 41.1M, 37.1M, 38.7M, 31.0M, 38.12M, 30.7M, 31.1M,32.0M, 23.0M, 38.5M, 34.8M, 28.0M, 32.8M, 20.0M, 31.4M, 32.0M,36.0M, 40.2M,28.5M.

39 fish Total Weight 1236lbs, Average Weight 31.69lbs.


Lee’s Heron Common Lake Record

Over the 5 years that we have been running Puyravaud as a French Carp Fishery, we have strived to develop a venue for groups/families where everyone gets a holiday and there’s some great carp fishing to be had as well.

During that time, we have quietly built a good number of carp in both lakes and watched as the average weights increased. We are now up to 32lb+ in Heron (170 fish stocked in 6.5 acres) and incredibly 44lb In Kingfisher (60 fish stocked in 2.75 acres).

In the last week we have seen 9 x 50’s come out including our first two fish over 55lbs and our first common over 50lbs. This is by far our best performance in any week, so why the sudden improvement?

The answer – probably a number of factors. In the last few years we have seen a strong increase in the number of high 40’s caught and a good number of these are growing on to become 50’s. Quality of fish stock is also important and we have obviously bought well in the early days (thanks to the help from a number of people, particularly Gary Hagues who helped choose a large number of the fish in both lakes). Thirdly, correct fish numbers in each lake allow the fish to grow on if fed correctly and getting that feeding regime right is not easy. Lastly, we restrict the number of weeks we receive guests to fish each lake to ensure the fish get plenty of time to rest.

Should we be surprised at the results – maybe not but always nice when the results exceed expectations!!!!!!!! Oh and one last thing……………..patience is a necessary virtue for a carp fishery owner!!!!!!

Dave O new 50+ PB
Just under 52lb PB




The Parker family arrived for their first trip to Puyravaud fishing Kingfisher Lake. After a particularly stressful week before they came, they arrived a day and half late and only started fishing on the Monday morning.

Gareth, a self confessed pole/match fisherman quickly got into the action and landed a 50lbs 7 ozs mirror, obviously a new PB – what a start to his French trip! Ami then got the girls on the board with a new PB of 39lbs 1oz. Gareth then bettered his PB for the second time in a day with a whapping new lake and venue record of 56lbs 11ozs. This fish (Split Tail) was only bought in November last year and this is the first time it has been caught. Not to be outdone, Ami then smashed her new PB by 17lbs……….when she landed a 55lbs 13ozs mirror. That beat our ladies venue record by nearly 9lbs!!!!!

The action continued overnight and into the next day with Mark landing a 45lbs 8 ozs mirror along with 50lbs 2ozs and 40lb mirrors later in the day. Gareth also landed his 3rd at just over 44lbs!

So far 8 fish, total weight 383lbs, average weight of 47.8lbs!!!!!!!!!! What an amazing start to their trip.

Ami’s Ladies Venue Record