After a lot of hard work removing crayfish , we are starting to get back to some sort of normal!!!!!!

Heron Lake

Aaron back with party of 11 for a second trip, fishing nights only and spending days with family – 29.12M, 28.0M, 37.8M, 32,8C, 41.8M, 50.5M, 43.0M, 50.8M, 32.0C, 42.0M, 30.0M, 31.0C, 20.0C, 25.0M, 58.8M, 30.0M, 30.0M, 28.0M, 60.7M, 44.0M, 53.0M, 42.0C, 51.0C, 34.0C, 25.8M, 34.0M, 42.8M

27 fish, Total Weight – 1028.6lbs,  Average Weight – 38.09lbs

PB’s for both Charlie and Justin and a good haul from Heron this week.

Kingfisher Lake

Aaron and Ben on this lake – 35.0M, 41.3C, 48.13M, 42.11C, 52.5M, 44.0M, 43.1M, 52.8M, 26.5C, 48.8M

10 fish, Total Weight – 435.01lbs, Average Weight – 43.5lbs

A decent week and approaching normal again, could have been so much better had they landed 5 other runs!

All in all, a pretty good week all round and the hard work removing crayfish is starting to pay off.


Like many fisheries in France, 2022  has seen us suffer the blight of the crayfish. This is a new problem for us and is the first time in our 10 year+ history that the little buggers are affecting the fishing.

We have been quite shocked at how we went from excellent early season catches through spawning time and into summer to be hit with a big crayfish problem in late June, early July. it took us a few weeks to get our heads round what was happening and then we kicked into action to try and beat the problem, purchasing numerous nets and setting them in both lakes to start taking down numbers.

Emptying 16 nets each day proved very fruitful and in the first ten days we took out over 2500 of the little critters. At last we are seeing numbers in Heron Lake dwindle and this has coincided with better catch reports which will be shown at the end of the last week of July. We are now working hard on Kingfisher Lake with most nets placed there to remove similar numbers from that lake also.

Hopefully, in another week or so we should be on top of the problem and we can then look at leaving nets in over two to three days to keep on top of the problem. Thankfully, catches do appear to be returning towards our normal and once again there are broad smiles on anglers faces as they get into some good carp action.

A valuable lesson learnt – just as you think everything is running smoothly, something comes along to challenge the norm! Watch out for our catch reports every weekend, hopefully with a few more fish on the bank this week!!!!!


Heron lake

Scott and group arrived for first trip to Puyravaud, despite the best efforts of Ryanair with cancelled flights causing late arrival for half the group – 42.0M, 45.0GC, 41.0M, 36.0M, 42.0GC, 40.0M

6 fish, Total Weight – 246.0lbs, Average Weight – 41.0lbs

PB’s for all 4 anglers so great first visit, but catch reports still lower than normal. Starting to remove crayfish to reduce impact.

Kingfisher Lake

Fished for three days but not catches.


Heron Lake

Simon visiting Puyravaud for the first time on a family holiday, only fished 80 hours in two weeks – 47.0M, 42.0M, 42.12C, 43.0GC, 36.15GC

5 fish, Total Weight – 211.05lbs, Average Weight – 42,21lbs

Started to see some crayfish activity which is unusual for us, but catch reports are down on normal so maybe this is contributing. Will investigate further now I am back from UK.

Simon has booked to return in 2024

Kingfisher Lake

Regan and Trevor visiting with wives for first time – 48.0M

A very bad trip for two experienced visitors to France. Again seeing crayfish activity after some terrible electrical storms and floods from further up the tributary. Have booked to return in 2024.