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Jan 2018
New Cabin In Swim 8

Exciting news from the lake, lots of work is being done over winter including a new waters edge cabin being built in swim 8. 

The cabin is on a platform right next to the water which, for a small additional cost, means if you don't want to bring a bivvy and bed chair you don't have to. No more setting up the bivvy or breaking it down in the rain and no more stuck inside unable to stand in bad weather. Now you can hire a cabin with a bunk bed table and chairs, lighting and phone charging. Eat your breakfast in the warm whilst looking over the lake and even in bad weather enjoy your creature comforts.  

The cabin is in swim 8 and approx 60m away from the lakes faculties including shower and toilets. It's not finished yet so we don't have great pictures but here are the latest ones. We are really excited for the cabin and think once finished it will be a great feature. We will keep the latest news updated with our progress, we hope to have it finished by mid February. 

Mark 







Jan 2018
New Fish Added

Some really stunning new ghostie commons added to the lake over winter.  

We added 7 of these beauties and can't wait to see them on the bank. They ranged in size and colour tone and the biggest was upper doubles. 







Sep 2017
Update on the fishing

Here at villefond we had a few week gap in our bookings which was great to rest the fish and do some work around the lake.

We have built a new bridge and platform in swim 8 where we will be building a nice water side cabin. This will have heating and a couple of beds and a table and be well insulated so people can fish comfortably all year round right out the doors. But it means as a few people never posted feedback we haven't had any for awhile, we have posted some recently and lots of pictures .

The fishing was hard a few months back as the naturals were in full bloom and the carp spawned lots this year so were not aggressively feeding, I have added below a picture of a 36lb common I caught on a night known as little john... this fish is normally 50lb so you can see how much they have spawned! The fish was a massive head and a massive tail with no belly at all!

Great news recently the temperature has dropped as it was very hot and it has encouraged the fish to get more heavily on the bait to get their weight back on and they are doing exactly that, piling it back on fast. Even our sturgeon the shark-like captain Sherman has been making an appearance giving anglers a memorable & exciting experience!

Arnold made another appearance breaking the lake record last week by 4 ounces. He came out to a really nice guy who had only recently started carp fishing but was really keen and whos personal best before was a twenty something he caught earlier in the week. He spotted a feeding fish and cast to it producing a fish he will spend a long time trying to best at a massive 65.12 !!

Keep an eye out for new pictures and feedback as it comes in as this week we have two guys absolutely killing it with loads of big fish between them!



Arnold 65lb 12
Arnold 65lb 12
Captain Sherman 58lb
Captain Sherman 58lb
Little john spawned out at 36lb
Little john spawned out at 36lb

Platform
Platform
Bridge
Bridge



Aug 2017
Arnold On The Bank

Jamie Clayton has landed 'Arnold' at 65lb 12oz. This elusive fish has a comparatively small head and immense set of shoulders, what a beast.







Aug 2017
Catch Report

This is a catch report for Daniel Brooks, who fished the lake the last week in August. We are still hoping to receive a feedback report but they had some awesome fish so we wanted to post what Daniel had. 

44+ mirror, big John at 43lb+, son of max at 37lb, Dorian at 44lb, 40lb +, minky at 44lb +, 30lb+ common, 37lb mirror, 20lb mirror, 30lb + mirror and another 30lb+ mirror.

Using back leads, tight lines, a couple on pop ups the rest on bottom baits.



44lb
44lb
Big John - 43lb
Big John - 43lb
Dorian - 44lb
Dorian - 44lb




Apr 2017
Stocking A New Species

Here at lac du villefond we are excited to announce we have introduced a new species. A monster Sturgeon we have called Captain Sherman. He weights a whooping 60lb. We are only stocking the one but we know like all our fish he will grow even more massive fast.







Jan 2017
2017 Plans For Villefond

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 the following article will outline the main projects we are working on for the opening of our 2017 season. 

 

One of the biggest changes we are most excited about is a lake side cabin we are building in swim 8. We hope with the comfort of a small cabin available it will encourage more people to the lake to target our big fish in the colder months (still a worthwile time to fish the lake as my December 50lb+ capture this year proved!) and also if someone just wants more comfort while fishing.
 

The cabin will sit on a wooden platform going out just over the lake edge and will have plenty of room to put your rods just outside the door. The cabin will be furnished with beds, a table, lighting, provisions for phone and small appliance charging and a heater. The lakes facilities (shower and toilet block) are a minute’s walk away. We plan to cut back the margins to create more water to fish and make that whole margin more easily fishable. The cabin will be available at an extra cost for those seeking more comfort and hopefully making fishing in winter far more bearable.

*Update, as of 5th April this is still work in progress
 

Another of our missions this winter is to do with the fish, this year saw three new fish break the 50lb barrier for the first time, joining the ranks of our larger fish. We also had Arnold, the lakes largest resident, break the 65lb+ barrier. We had our middle catfish (there are only three) break the 92lb+ barrier as well. This year over winter we plan to feed the fish like never before, our fish all seem to pile the weight in over winter but this year we are going out to really get them healthy and accustomed to the bait. Signs are good that it is working as swim 8 produced a 52lb 4oz mirror on December the 27th that was 48lb in October! We plan to help our massive fish grow bigger and really hope that this year is the year one of our anglers catches a fish that beats the 70lb barrier! 
 

I have also altered the feed I’m feeding them. Normally every year I chose a bait and get the fish accustomed to feeding on it. This year will be no different however I will be feeding and then selling a new ground bait too. I have always done really well fishing over ground bait especially when small particles and other feed are added so I will now be selling the mix I normally use when fishing the lake myself.
 

We have been working hard to clear loads of brambles to really open the lake up a bit more. We have lots of land around the margins that has not been used so it has grown wild.  We are trying to improve access and also trying to improve the scenery around the lake. The cabin and the mobile home are also getting a paint and a spruce up ready for the new coming season. Finally we have a small stock pond that we hope now contains some fish big enough to go in our lake. If things go to plan we hope to add a couple of fish to the main lake. 
 

All in all we have a lot of work going on up the lake and and are really excited for 2017, we hope to see lots more happy fishermen and lots more monster carp posing for pictures! 
 

Find out more about Villefond here – Carp Fishing in France at Villefond







Jan 2017
Capturing Another Villefond 50lb+ Carp

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 the subject of this brief article.

A busy year on the lake has meant that personally, as the fishery manager, my fishing has been limited and reduced to just brief night sessions. However with a few tricks and a large amount of luck I have been really lucky and on night sessions caught a new personal best carp of 63lb and some other really big fish including a 48lb common I had been after since we bought the lake 8/9 years ago. So I shouldn’t ask for more but I did and I was hoping for a 50lb+ carp before the end of 2016, if the carp gods would provide one more time…

Continue reading Mark's article here



52lb 4oz
52lb 4oz





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