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Kingfisher lake at Puyravaud is a 2.75 acre stream fed lake which can accommodate up to 4 anglers. It is located in Charente region in south western France, approximately 430 miles from Calais. The lake is set in private grounds and actually dates back to at least 1768 as shown in the Cassini map of the area. No permits are required and night fishing is allowed although the lake is hired with a fully equipped 2 bedroom cottage if you prefer your home comforts.

Kingfisher lake is considered to be the specimen lake at Puyravaud Carp with the average weight as of 2017 being 44lbs. Heron lake, which is also available for booking, click here, is more of a runs water.

The lake is surrounded by mature trees and the owners have recently removed the silt from the lake, completed the installation of a new sluice system and removed some trees to increase wind flow over the water.


Exclusive use of Kingfisher lake and the cottage

£1,050 – Jan/Feb/Mar/Nov/Dec

£1,250 – April & May

£1,350 – June/Sept/Oct

£1,475 – July & Aug

There are 3 purpose made swims on the lake, however 4 anglers can comfortably fish the lake.

The Swims    

Willow Island

Situated at the dam wall end of the lake, this is a double swim that can easily accommodate two anglers. The main feature of the swim is an island at around 30 metres range. Water depths of around 12ft.

The Point

This swim offers the greatest water coverage and allows you to fish to the majority of the lakes from both left and right sides of the swim. Water depth ranges between 5 to 7 feet.

The Feed

This swim as the name would suggest is by the inlet to the spring that feeds the lake. There is good water flow at all times which depths at around 4ft. It is a single swim and is the closest swim to the house.

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There are 60 fish both mirrors and commons

The average size as of May 2017 is 44lbs

The current lake record as of May 2017 is 57lbs

Kingfisher lake comes with a newly renovated 2 bedroom stone cottage that sleeps 4 to 5 people.

Downstairs there is an en-suite bedroom, open plan lounge dining are and a fully equipped  kitchen. Upstairs is a second bedroom with a double bed and a sofa bed. This bedroom is also en-suite.

Outside the cottage has its own private patio area which is ideal for bbq and generally eating outside when the sun is out. You will also have use of the outdoor swimming pool and be able to explore the extensive private grounds. View the video to see the cottage in more detail.


If you don’t fancy taking the ferry and driving down to Puyraud then it can also be easily reached by flying into Limoges from which it is only a 55 minute drive from. You can hire a rental car at the airport of alternatively for £100 a pick up can be arranged.

Fishing tackle can be hired, however you will be required to bring your own terminal tackle. Please enquire for prices.

During out of seasons periods short breaks, 3 nights, can be booked. To hire the cottage for 4 people, two fishing and two non fishing guests it is £450. The barn, which sleeps 8, can also be booked for 4 fishing guests and 4 non fishing guests for £850.

Food Packages

Please visit the listing for Heron Lake and click on the ‘facilities’ tab to view the food packages that are available.

Always use the nets, mats and weigh slings provided

For the continued growth and condition of the fish at Kingfisher lake, all bait is required to be purchased at Puyravaud Carp. A good selection of boilies, particles and pellets are offered. The use of nuts is prohibited.

3 rod limit per angler with minimum line 15lb

Maximum hook size 6 – all hooks must be barbless

No fixed rigs allowed. Semi fixed leads with safety clips are permitted

Rods must be attended at all times. No exceptions

Anglers who are not experienced and under the age of 18 must be with a adult when fishing at all times

Take care of the fish and remain kneeling when holding the fish

Carp sacks are not allowed for the retention of fish

Treat the carp carefully and with respect. Keep them out of the water for the minimum time possible.

Please carry a carp care kit in your tackle box and treat the fish for any minor injuries

Leave the swims clean and tidy as you would expect to find them

Night fishing is not allowed on the final night of your stay

If you have hired tackle please return it by 5pm on your final evening

If you are found breaking the rules you will be kindly asked to leave the venue with no refund

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There are 60 fish both mirrors and commons

The average size as of May 2017 is 44lbs

The current lake record as of May 2017 is 57lbs

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