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Feb 2019
A one night winter session

Mark Lambert, fishery manager at Villefond in France, is keeping a winter diary of his short sessions on the lake this winter. Here's the results of the first night. 







Feb 2019
Bait changes and info

So , I’m getting alot of questions about bait so here is some general info.

The following is the bait I will be selling this year now ;
Pre-cooked maize : 3 euros a kilo
Pre-cooked hemp : 4 euros a kilo
Prepared particle ( feed over winter ): 2.50 euros a kilo
Feed pellet : 3 euros a kilo

I get a lot of questions on what I recommend for one person to bring for a week so here is some more general guide lines.

The prepared particle is what I feed the fish 🎣 over winter and they love it and feed on it confidently so I would recommend that. They love all particle like all carp and the longer you keep them in the swim the more mistakes they will make.

The longer they feed in a spot the more chance you have of our wise carp picking up the hook bait, the longer they feed with out getting caught the more confident they get.

So all the particles are great for that and if I was preparing a weeks fishing for myself on there I would at the time of writing this this bring the following minimum: 20kg feed particle, 10kg hemp and sweetcorn which they love and makes a great hook bait.

Ofcourse I’d bring extra pellet, boilie and bits but hemp sweetcorn and the feed particle are my main items for feeding and holding the carp on my spot. Over winter I boat most feed bait out in front of the cabin swim as my main spot and then I also chuck some around the margins as the season comes around and as they start moving around more.

A quick note on boilies and bait in general, remember the better quality the more chance the carp will want to eat it, you don’t want to spend all the time, money and effort to come to France and then scrimp on the most important bit, the bait. What’s in the lake is the most important part of fishing, bait, rigs etc etc come with the best bait your giving yourself the best chance. 

Hope this helps.



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Jan 2019
Stocking of giant Zander

Over winter we normally get cormorants visit our lake which have never really been a problem although I have seen them eat a 2lb pike whole. Well a unforeseen problem occurred when the cormorants desimated our perch population. Normally when our carp spawn our massive shoals of perch go around eating all the baby carp fry. This is what we want but without the perch these youngsters grew on. We began to get reports from anglers of 3lb carp then 5lb carp then 8lb to 10lb carp appearing. These where amazing little beasts with massive shoulders and at 18 months they reached 10lb!

Amazing fish for the future but we are a big fish water so they had to go. We had the fisherman net them as they was caught apart from a select few, surprisingly most the babies were commons from stock that are mostly mirrors. So we sold some to a friend and when his friend a fish farmer saw them he asked if he could have some. I arranged a deal to swap them for some Zander to replace our perch while their numbers replenish. Zander are a cool fish and I have always wanted them in our lake so was really excited when the delivery came. But I was blown away at the size of them when they did arrive and even the fish farmer said how rare and big they was. So as we stocked them, about 10, we took quick snaps but didn’t weight them but I’d guess the bigger ones were in the 12-13lb range.

Not the best pictures below but you can see the size , can’t wait to catch them and see them again.



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Jan 2019
2018 Summary

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 was a rollercoaster with each week never knowing how the fish would react and who we had turning up to try for a new personal best carp.


We had some really great results and here are a few of the highlights:

* The biggest has to be our first 70lb fish, Arnold our big male breaking the lake record at 71lb+. This was mid year and after spawning so we fully expect Arnie to even bigger now. Being a male Arnie doesn’t have the massive weight drops during spawning our big girls do and just steadily has been growing massive and has shown no signs of slowing down.

* The scared common, a massive female she has just grown so fast since we stocked her in 2011 and in 2018 she reached 60lb, the current lake record for a common.

* The most fish caught ever by one person in a week. Bare in mind we are not a runs water, the focus is more on the size of carp. That means 34 fish in a week made for one very happy angler and probably a very sore back and arm.

* Over one winter the cormorants fed in our lake extensively, not a problem normally as they don’t touch the big carp. However they did eat a massive amount of our perch resulting in the spawning carp babies surviving. This meant that during the year these babies grew so fast and so fat at 18 months old they were 8-10lb! Great for the future but they became a pain to our anglers eating their bait so as they were such amazing growers we had no problem selling them to other lakes.

We also traded some with a fish farmer for some absolutely massive Zander to predate our babies in the future. Zander to around 13lb, Zander like I couldn’t imangine and cannot wait to catch.

* The cabin made its debut in 2018 and actually had the scared common at 60lb caught from it. Not only is it making the cold rain and even heat bareable it’s producing some lovely fish.

* During filming of our lake video we managed to capture a lake record catfish 106lb+ being landed, which made for an amazing sequence.

 

Those our the biggest news highlights from the year and we are already excited to see what great things are to come in 2019.



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Aug 2018
106lb catfish


We're out filming at Villefond this week. Here's the result of our early morning wake up call...







May 2018
A New Lake Record

A new lake record on Villefond. Jamie Ramsey landed 'Arnold' at 71lb 02oz, on Dstr baits nut trix, fishing from swim 3. Congratulations sir!



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Apr 2018
Monster Common Alert

The scared common made his first appearance of 2018 and this massive common has now taken the lake record for a common carp at a massive 58lb 2. The picture unfortunately doesn’t do it justice but this monster common is just one feed away from the 60lb barrier. It was caught from the new cabin at night on a pear wafter.



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Mar 2018
Swim 8's New complete cabin

Finally we are happy to have completed the new cabin in swim 8 . We think it looks great and will be great to fish from in abit more luxury than a bivvy. 

It will be avaliable for hire at an additional small cost and saves all the hassle of packing away or setting up your bivvy especially in bad weather. It is more spacious and can sleep two. It has solar lighting and can really save on the amount of gear you have to carry out here. 

In the photos the bedding isn't complete as we didn't want to put it in untill the cabin will be used. 



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