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Armfield Angling Newsletter - September 2014

We have been delighted to welcome our first UK customers to our flagship venue Lac de Villedon.

Lac De VilledonLee Pettit was one of the early arrivals with his son Jack. Lee was given a warm welcome by John and his team, who explained all the venue fishing rules and facilities. Lee had booked swim 1 (the gite) and was immediately impressed as he walked up the pathway to the dam and looked out over the fabulous expanse of water.

A breeze from the North East rippled into Villedon bay directly in front of his luxurious gite accommodation and Lee was filled with excitement and anticipation. On Monday morning I received an email from them with their incredible 36 hour report, 23 fish, with Jack smashing his PB on the first night with a stunning common of 49lbs and a beautiful mirror of 45lbs.

One of the great things about the venue is the fish follow the wind on a daily basis which means fish are constantly moving between swims and can turn up at any given moment. During Lee's stay the prevailing wind had been from a north easterly direction but on the Friday evening a change of direction saw Lee and Jack move into swim 11 for their last night. Jack managed fish of 49lbs and yet another PB at 51lbs.

The following week myself and my good friend Keith had booked swim 19 (a triple swim) situated in the centre section of the lake. It was action from the off as Keith netted a 45lb mirror on the Saturday evening. During the week as predicted, as the wind blew, the lake went into overdrive.

I have compiled early reports from the anglers I was able to speak to on Saturday as they departed.

Swim 1 (gite) 15 fish to 46lbs

Swim 20 19 fish to 61lbs

Swim 3 21 fish

Swim 5 5 fish to 61lb(left Thursday)

Swim 9 15 fish

Swim 4 20 fish inc. a 63lb common

Swim 11 21 fish

Swim 19 17 fish to 50.08lbs

Customers visiting the venue will soon realise the quality of the fish is amazing. Keith and myself were fortunate to catch some of the most beautiful young fish i have seen, fin and scale perfect, and incredible fighters!

Dont forget for those of you visiting the venue the following facilities are available:

Food delivered to your swim which I can personally vouch for, during our week we enjoyed, roast chicken, spare ribs, pasta, pork and kebabs.

Fully stocked tackle shop that now has Mainline Cell in stock.

Ample freezer space

Free camping on a Friday night (by prior arrangement)

As we speak we have our regular clients the Porteus brothers on the venue. They arrived on Saturday and have booked swim 1 (the gite) and swim 2 (single swim) for the week. It is always fabulous to have customer feedback and the statements so far from the brothers is its the most beautiful venue they have ever visited!

Steve Briggs, Rob Hales and friends are busily packing this week ready for their arrival on Friday late afternoon. The group will enjoy a meal in the on site first class restaurant then retire to the camping area ready for their trip to start on Saturday morning. Steve is compiling a four page report for November 2014 in CarpWorld and we guarantee Villedon will give up some of its treasures! As always an editorial from Steve creates a huge level of interest and bookings so now is your chance to secure your preferred dates and swims for the next French Superwater.

To find out more about our French carp fishing venues please visit our home page or take a look at some of the fish photo galleries.


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COVID- 19 Announcement

COVID- 19 Announcement for Armfield Angling Limited customers as of 13th April 2020

The venues are forced to remain closed until further notice, at this stage it seems essential for everyone to remain at home for the good of all.
It is important to understand that for the coming weeks the priority is the health and safety of our valued clients. France has a new lockdown up to 11th May 2020. If you have a booking within this period we will endeavour to rearrange your trip without charge providing both your deposit and balance have been received and will contact you over the next few weeks.

In the case you do not wish to rearrange and enjoy your fishing holiday we urge you to contact your holiday/travel insurance company for any refunds. As you can imagine we are currently working extremely hard to ensure customers can still enjoy their forthcoming visits.

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if you are booked outside of the confinement period please do not contact us yet, we are working within the government guidelines and those of the lakes, if your trip falls within a confinement period up to 9th to 16th May 2020 we will be contacting you this morning, for those after this time we need to wait and see the situation closer to the time before we contact you.