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2017 Plans for Villefond

Villefond is embarking on a project to provide lakeside cabin accommodation for the upcoming 2017 season, amongst many other improvements. Here’s manager Mark with the latest… 2016 was a great year for us here at Lac Du Villefond and we are working towards a better 2017. We have some really big plans for Villefond and […]

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Capturing Another Villefond 50lb Carp

  Fishery manager Mark Lambert fills us in on the latest news from big carp water Villefond… 2016 has been a great year for Lac du Villefond, producing lots of big fish and increasing our lake record to 65lb+. Lots of new carp breaking the 50lb+ barrier for the first time, one of which is […]

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Catching a Villefond 60lb+ Carp

Here’s the account of a very special 60lb capture for Villefond Fisheries manager Mark Lambert… 3:09am, Friday the 27th of May 2016, two beeps woke my sleep …… I rose from my tent and and looked at the lit up bite alarm indicating something had happened to move the line on the right had of my […]

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A Record Catch Report at Villefond

Some great news just in from Villefond – an unforgettable catch report. Here’s owner Mark with the latest… We had four guys fishing our lake who have been before and knew our lake well. One angler told me ever year he comes it has been better than the year before so they had high hopes. His […]

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Why Visit Villefond French Carp Lake?

With so many lakes available to fish in France there is literally a lake to suit every angler. Many anglers come across a lake they love and revisit every year while others like to try a different lake each time. With such a choice of lakes available I thought as lake manager of Lac Du […]

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A New Lake Record For Villefond

Villefond welcomed a new lake record of 64lb 8oz last week, here’s the feedback from the group fishing the lake… Holiday date: Sat 17th Oct to Sat 24th Oct 2015 Name of customer: Jamie Clayton Number of anglers: 6 Details of your catches: 64.8oz, 38.7oz, 49lb, 42lb, 37lb common x 2, 31lb mirror, 21lb mirror Your best tactics/bait/rigs: fishing small […]

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Finding The Right Combination To Catch Big French Carp

Mark Lambert explains how he found the right combination to catch carp on a very tough week out in France recently…   Recently in mid August I had an opportunity to spend nearly a full week fishing Lac Du Villefond. This is a hard lake with some very large fish and August on any lake is one of the hardest […]

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October Carp Fishing Offers

Here are our picks of the October offers available from our venues, whether you are looking for a drive and survive carp lake or top class lakeside accommodation, you’ll find something to suit…   1. Lillypool This beautiful 4 acre lake is available on an exclusive booking basis for up to five anglers. Combine this with an […]

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Arnold Makes A Return At 59lb 8oz!

Villefond‘s ‘Arnold’ has come out again at a massive 59lb 8oz, but what is so impressive about this capture, apart from the great pictures, is the time of year. He has come out right after spawning when some of our big girls are over 10lb down in weight.  Being a male he doesnt drop as much weight but […]

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An Update From Big Fish Water Villefond

Early 2015 saw a stocking of new young smaller fish at Villefond in the hope these will be good sport in between the far bigger residents. The recent catch reports are shown these fish are very hungry and doing their job. Catch reports have been great starting the year and the experienced anglers have managed […]

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When The Going Gets Tough…

Rob Inns talks about those difficult winter carp fishing sessions and how he spotted an opportunity to improve his catch rate at Villefond this winter… Hi guys it’s been a while since I’ve written anything for the blog so do forgive me if I’m a bit rusty. I wanted to write a small piece on those tough sessions […]

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A Stocking For The Future at Villefond

Mark Lambert, fishery manager at Villefond, has been busy this week having welcomed a new batch of young stock in to the notorious big fish water. Certainly ones to watch for the future! Here’s Mark with a bit more information… In total we had an additional 27 carp introduced last week, all young stock average around 19.75 […]

An Update on Villefond

After a slow start to the year, Villefond has come bouncing back with some really great carp out on the bank. Earlier this month we had a new lake record at 59lb and now a great feedback report from Danny Parkins group; Holiday date: Sat 27th Sep to Sat 4th Oct 2014 Name of customer: […]

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Tips For Targeting ‘Arnold’ at Villefond

After a really long spawning here at Villefond this year our fish are unusually really down in weight with some of the big girls 10-11lb down. They are now feeding like mad trying to pack the weight on and get to their normal weights before winter! Most of our 50lb+ fish are down in the […]

The Inside Information – Picking your swim

When we decided to buy a lake in France and I began the process – stocking, clearing brambles, building swims and facilities etc – the benefits of being fishery manager seemed obvious. Spending a lot of time on the bank of the beautiful Lac Du Villefond in idyllic surroundings and all the fishing potential. As […]

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Villefonds New Lake Record

Arnold, our biggest resident male at Villefond and one of the top 3 biggest fish in the lake has finally been caught again and has now broken the lake record at a massive 57lb 4oz!! Not only that but on the same week to the same angler two more different 50’s were landed!  Have a […]

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The History Behind…. Villefond’s ‘Slate Grey’

With the capture of Slate Grey last week I have decided to delve into my archives once again to give you a little bit of history on this mighty old warrior.  Slate Grey got her name quite obviously from her grey colour which coupled with her massive size makes her an easily recognisable fish. Another […]

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53lb ‘Slate Grey’ Tops off a Fantastic Week at Villefond

Slate Grey was the biggest fish of a fantastic weeks fishing on Villefond last week at 53lb 2oz. Well done to the guys; you can see their feedback below… Holiday date: Sat 5th Apr to Sat 12th Apr 2014 Name of customer: Matt Drury Number of anglers: 5 Details of your catches: 1 x 50, 6 x 40, 5 x 30, 3 […]

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The Latest from Villefond

A good week at Villefond for forties, here’s the catch report and some lovely looking carp… Holiday date: Sat 29th Mar to Sat 5th Apr 2014 Name of customer: Nigel Nancarrow Number of anglers: 3 Details of your catches: 2 x doubles, 4 x 20’s, 3 x 30’s, 6 x 40’s and 1 x tench (the lakes first). Your best tactics/bait/rigs: House Plum boilies, simple bottom bait […]

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Villefond – A Little French Gem

Chris Blunt was out fishing at Villefond last season with 3 friends, here’s his account of the busy week following… Take a look at this little 8 acre gem I fished with 3 of my mates, Carl ‘Bob’ Byworth, Terry ‘Trigger’ Jennings & Chris ‘de Burger’ Goddard who had never picked up a rod let alone […]