In pursuit of ‘le plus grand’

Gearing up for your next French PB carp… We all have our reasons for ‘crossing the pond’. For some it’s all about the ‘R&R’: first and foremost, a holiday; a break from the mundane; a precious chance to chill in the enchanting French countryside; either in blissful solitude or in a luxurious gite with family […]

Short winter sessions with carp to 76lb

Villefond owner Mark Lambert has kept a video diary of three short sessions on the lake this March. The sessions resulted in some impressive captures, including the lake record mirror carp. Watch the videos below… Villefond is an 8 acre French lake with many carp 40lb+ and a lake record of well over 70lb. It […]

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Villefond 2018 Highlights

With the 2018 season coming to an end we thought we could write a small piece to touch on some of the great things over the year. Firstly we would like to thank everyone that came to fish at Lac Du Villefond and spent time in our little slice of carpy heaven. 2018 as always […]

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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 […]