10/09/2021

Heron Lake

Kevin and Sue are back for yet another two week stay -week 1 catch report – 53.7M, 46.1M, 42.5M, 38.0C, 37.11C, 46.2M, 53.7C, 47.7M, 36.14C, 55.8M

10 fish, Total Weight – 458.3lbs, Average Weight – 45.83lbs

A return to form for Kevin after a difficult trip last time around. Some lovely fish and a great average weight for week 1. All fish caught between 9.00am and 7.00pm.

Kingfisher Lake

Geoff, George and Richie visiting Puyravaud for the first time – 54.3M, 41.2M, 54.5M, 42.0M, 53.7M, 28.5M

6 fish, Total Weight – 274.2lbs, Average Weight – 45.62lbs

PB’s all round for these first timers, but could have been so much better had they landed the 4 other solid runs they had. That’s fishing, but look forward to seeing them back to try and improve their PB’s again! We had a run of 18 fish on the trot over 40lbs in two weeks fishing. Kingfisher is back!


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04/09/2021

James travelled to France for the first time to fish Puyravaud’s Heron Lake as part of the Plume group of 10. Fishing with his angling mate Rob, little did they know what a week was ahead.

Arriving with a mid 20’s PB, this 16 year old carp fishing nut started with a 36lb PB, Rob also breaking his previous best of 43lb with his first ever 50lb fish. James continued to catch and soon had his first 50, followed by a stunning final PB of 57.9lbs.

The duo managed 33 fish in total, over 1338lbs in weight and an average weight of 40.54lbs. Quite a first trip to France for James and one that might take a few trips to beat. Well done to Rob and James.

See you when you return in August 2023.



03/09/2021

Heron Lake

Rob and James on first visit to Puyravaud as part of the Plume group – 40.10M, 16.0C, 52.10M, 46.0C, 28.0M, 30.0M, 45.0M, 46.0M, 51.5M, 27.9M, 54.9M, 47.10M, 40.0C, 36.0M, 46.5M, 31.0C, 40.0C, 26.0M, 33.10M, 42.0M, 36.0M, 49.0C, 39.0C, 57.9M, 44.0M, 49.4M, 27.0M, 42.9C, 47.10C, 41.0M, 34.10M, 47.0M, 43.12M

33 fish – Total Weight – 1338.0lbs, Average Weight – 40.54lbs

A great weeks fishing for Rob and James and PB’s all round. James 57.9lb mirror was a massive jump in PB for his first trip to France.

Kingfisher Lake

Not fished



27/08/2021

Heron Lake

Not fished

Kingfisher Lake

The Howse family first trip to Puyravaud with Charlie (17) and Ben (18) fishing – 48.8M, 42.0C, 43.0M, 48.4M, 49.0C, 56.4M, 47.0M, 47.2M, 43.1M, 50.10M, 56.13M, 43.0M, 40.1C

13 fish, Total Weight – 612.5lbs, Average Weight – 47.11lbs

Wow – what a result for these two young carp anglers. Charlie, in particular is mad keen and fishes regularly at many carp haunts in and around Oxfordshire. What a first trip to France and great to see Kingfisher fished in earnest for a full week. Just shows what a fantastic head of fish are in the lake. Most fish caught between the hours of 9.00pm and 8.00am. Multiple PB’s for both the lads and the session of their lifetimes – so far!!!!!!!!!!!



20/08/2021

Heron Lake

Chris and Tina’s first trip to Puyravaud – 23.5M, 45.5M, 33.0C, 36.0M, 24.0M, 44.0GC, 38.0GC, 36.0M, 29.0C, 44.0M, 19.2M, 32.0M, 43.5M, 33.0M

14 fish, Total Weight – 480.7lbs, Average Weight – 34.33lbs

An OK weeks fishing but no 50’s or 60’s which is unusual despite the cold weather for August.

Kingfisher Lake

Not fished

 



07/08/2021

Finally, the British Government sees sense and takes France of the Amber+ list. Perhaps the Cabinet have had a geography lesson!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

So no need to quarantine on your return if you are double jabbed. Hope to see you all soon.

Thanks

Peter & Marion



07/08/2021

Heron Lake

The Dewdney groups first visit to Puyravaud – 41.2GC, 31.4M, 29.3M, 44.4M, 45.8M, 47.2M, 42.9M, 56.4M, 55.12M, 28.4M, 42.12GC, 47.6M, 65.13M52.2M, 45.12M, 33.7M, 55.4M, 49.11M, 44.0M, 63.7M51.9M, 37.1M, 30.0M, 45.0M, 44.5M, 37.8M, 45.12M, 43.1C.

28 Fish, Total Weight – 1258.8lbs, Average Weight – 44.96lbs.

A strange weeks fishing with a very slow start and end to the week with a mad middle session. Some great results with 21 fish out of 28 over 40lbs including 2 nice 60’s and 5 lovely 50’s. Everyone had PB’s! Brilliant.

Kingfisher Lake

Not fished



29/07/2021

Heron Lake

Kevin and Sue back with us again for a birthday celebration – blisteringly hot followed by much cooler temperatures. Water temps up and down like a yoyo! – 32.0M, 44.8M, 42.0GC, 50.3C, 61.0M, 44.8M, 32.0M

7 fish, Total Weight – 306.9lbs Average Weight – 43.84lbs

Kingfisher Lake

Not fished



16/07/2021

We have just heard the news that UK visitors to France must once again self isolate on their return to the UK. This after everyone was expecting normal travel starting on the 19th July. We have long given up trying to understand the actions of the UK Government who are dealing with 50,000 cases a day compared to Frances 4000 cases a day. Despite these numbers the UK feels justified in maintaining the quarantine rules for double jabbed people returning JUST from France, not the rest of Europe – JUST France. My mind says this has to be political and not health based at a time when all restrictions are being lifted in the UK with cases totally out of control – where is the common sense?

This measure will undoubtedly sound the death knell for many French travel industry businesses that rely on UK visitors.

For our part, we can no longer afford to move dates to 2022 and beyond as the impact on our business is just too great and we have precious little availability left, particularly on Heron Lake with our barn accommodation. Like many businesses in our sector, we have suffered sustained losses over the last 15-18 months and we are unable to move another block of dates at Boris Johnson’s wim!

Please ensure that you have proper travel insurance to cover Covid delays as we cannot be held responsible for yet another set of measures beyond our control.

We are sorry to finally announce this, but it is this or go into liquidation!



16/07/2021

Heron Lake

The Atkinsons return for their third trip to Puyravaud – 44.4GC. 49.4C, 42.3C, 33.6M, 47.2M, 30.0M, 29.4M, 38.0M, 33.5M, 28.0M, 33.1M, 42.6C, 42.5M, 24.1M, 40.4M, 26.6M, 36.0M, 49.8C, 40.8C, 42.0M, 27.8M, 63.8C, 55.4M, 31.4C, 40.0M, 49.6C, 26.12M, 39.2M, 18.5M, 40.2M, 49.6M, 47.12M, 43.1M, 39.0M

34 Fish, Total Weight – 1326.1lbs, Average Weight – 39.00lbs.

A great weeks fishing with PB’s all round, a lovely 60+ common and 16 x 40’s including 4 fish between 49 and 50lbs!!!!!!! Next years 50’s right there!

Kingfisher Lake

Simon and Rinku returning again with brother James flying in for a short stay as well – 55.4M, 36.7M, 51.5M, 41.2M

4 fish, Total Weight – 184.8lbs, Average Weight – 46.2lbs.

A slowish week on Kingfisher, despite the addition of 15 new fish at the beginning of the year. At least Simon had a good PB with his first fish. Two fish lost after long fights would have made it a pretty reasonable week had they been landed. Fine margins this fishing lark!