20/4 – 27/04


What a smashing week for the boys from Leeds. Lee, Ray, Glen and Gary are regulars here at Puyravaud and were brilliant as always. Lots of banter and laughs and plenty of big fish. They had mixed weather with lows of 1° and ground frost for the first part of the week. This didn’t stop the fish getting there heads down and the boys who only fished days managed to land 16 fish in total and lost 7.


76:4m 73:4m 69:11m 64:7m 62:15m 59:11m 56:6c 56:14m 45:10m 42:12m 43:13m 41:10m 43:15m 33:10c 35:7c 41:10m


17th – 24th June

The boys had it tough to start as there seem to be more crayfish in this lake. The boys powered through and were able to fish most of the lake from wednesday onwards. They managed to have 11 fish out in all and unfortunately lost 4 which was a fantastic effort. Nice angling gents.

Cath report:

45m, 42m, 46m, 37m, 44m, 52:5m, 53m, 29c, 53m, 27m, 10lb Pike


Unfortunately we have had another boom of crayfish. This is a returning problem Peter and Marion experienced last year at this time and the little buggers have affected the fishing in the last two weeks.

Just like Peter and Marion previously, we have been shocked at how we went from excellent early season catches to having big crayfish problem’s in June. We had been putting nets out around the lake from February but all of the sudden the crayfish numbers have just grown.

Currently, we have 10 nets on each lake and we are empyting these three times a day to try and reduce the volume as quick as possible.

We are seeing numbers in the lakes starting to reduce and hopefully this will help with better catch reports. The fish are also on the verge of spawning which dosent help with catch reports either.

We are doing all we can here and once we feel the numbers are greatly reduced, we can then look at leaving nets in over a two or three day period to keep on top of the problem.



Heron Lake

This week we were joined by Lee, Ray, Glen and Gary returning after 4 years. The boys managed to have 20 fish out with 2 of them making new PB’s. We had a great time with the lads with lots of laughs to be had. cant wait to see you again next year gents.

31M, 46:12M, 33:2M, 46M, 54:7M, 37:10M, 53:6C, 31:1M, 44:11G. 33:10M, 36:5C, 52:12C, 48C, 29:10C, 36M, 32:3M, 46:2C, 29M, 33:9C, 29:12M


This week we had the pleasure of Kevin & Matthew Ind  and their lovely family here at Puyravaud. We had a lovely time in their company and the kids made wonderful little friendships. The boys managed to have 34 fish out and Mat smashing his PB with a whopping 64:4lb common. The weights of the fish were incredible. Fantastic angling gents!

32:2M, 45:6M, 34:12C, 53M, 38:8M, 37:4C, 44:4M, 39:8M, 31:2C, 41M, 32:6M, 64:4C, 57:2M, 30:6M, 30:4M, 38:8G, 38:6M, 51:12M, 52lbM, 38:4M, 37:8M, 38:8M, 32M, 42:2M, 46:12M, 29:8M, 42:6M, 32:2M, 47:12C, 42C, 30C, 42:2C, 36C, 35:8C


To all our wonderful customers and friends,

Marion and I have made the very difficult decision to move on to the next phase of our lives and sell Puyravaud.

Over the last couple of years, we have been looking for the right family to come in and take over what is a very special place to us.  It needed to be someone special, who would continue to run the business whilst developing Puyravaud further into one of France’s top carp fishing venues with accommodation.

We are very pleased to introduce you to the new owners, Steve and Kelly Rothberg, their children Bella and Emelia, and their beautiful German Shepherd Luna.  The whole family are keen carp anglers.

Last week they moved into Puyravaud and are currently busy settling in, whilst preparing for their first busy season.

For all those of you with confirmed bookings, please rest assured that these are still in place and full details have been passed over to Steve and Kelly. They intend to continue all the services you are used to from us including gear hire, airport runs, food and bait provision and are already looking at ways to improve what Puyravaud has to offer.

We will be closely involved in the handover to ensure the smooth transition to Steve and Kelly. It is very refreshing for us to see the enthusiasm shown by them as they settle into their new lives and plan to make their first season a great success.

Steve and Kelly will obviously be in touch with each of you in the next few weeks and as your holidays approach.  They will of course be happy to answer any questions you may have.

Marion and I would like to thank all our customers, past, present, and future, for helping us make Puyravaud a ‘go to’ carp fishing destination in France.  We have had a fantastic 17 years and met some wonderful friends along the way. The memories will be with us for the rest of our lives!

Thank you all  and please see Steve and Kelly’s contact details below.

Peter and Marion


Steve and Kelly Rothberg

House phone 07866 55384

e-mail = info@puyravaudcarp.com



Sometimes, things just come together naturally………..like when Ryan was fishing Kingfisher Lake, waiting for his next bite and just happened to have his phone in his hand when one of our regular visitors decided to land on his rod!

A few seconds later this beautiful shot was in the can…….so to speak! Quickly followed by a second visit and a rare double shot on the rods.

Well done Ryan, you were also spot on when it came to catching fish, landing some nice specimens including your new PB of 59.8lbs!!!!!!!!


Please note that from 12th August 2022 our boilie prices have gone up to 14 euros per kilo. Unfortunately, our supplier is passing on their material cost increases to us and we have to do the same. The cost of transporting all the boilie ingredients has obviously gone up at the same time and made this price increase necessary. The price of a 5kg bag of boilies will be 70 euros.