Armfield Angling Newsletter: October 2016A distinct changing of the seasons as temperatures drop and the green foliage of summer turns autumn gold.
The Mighty Villedon
Despite its low water levels Villedon has fished well in the latest few weeks.
Shaun Jones visited swim 21 Briggsys Cabin with his wife Emma for a 17 fish catch including a new PB for Emma at 51lbs. Shaun has kindly written an article (shown below) on his individual approach to tackling Villedon.
The lake has been visited by mainly UK anglers in the last few weeks many of which have already chosen to secure dates for the coming years, it really pays now if you have specific swims and dates in mind to contact Carmen and book your trip. Please guys check you can get the time off work before you reserve swims and weeks, we are busy on this water and swims cant be reserved or penciled in.
In December we will drain the venue and remove smaller carp and once again poisson chat.
The venues future gameplan will include the addition of a small range of specifically chosen predators to control any unwanted or remaining poisson chat after drain down. In addition there will be a number of new and exciting changes taking place at the venue together with the introduction of some new regulations guaranteed to ensure the future development of the fishery and its stunning stocks.
These rule changes will include the exclusion of the use of particles (boilies and pellets only) and will be implemented from the beginning of the 2017 season.
The Secret Garden
The Secret Garden is in its last two weeks of the season. We specifically limit the weeks of opening in order to give the fish a prolonged closed season and rest period.
This year the venue has really been recognised as THE premier venue for a family carp fishing holiday. We have introduced a swimming pool, mountain bikes and during this closed season we will be adding a further 50 new fish to the existing stocks.
Armfield Angling and the owner Jean-Noel have further plans to improve this special venue by the removal of many of the lakes lilly pads and the addition of a new platform swim at the shallow end of the lake.
Im afraid if its school summer holidays 2017 you are looking for the venue is now full as are all the half term breaks. There are however a few other weeks available during the year and we are now taking bookings for 2018.
During the 2017 season we will welcome Steve Briggs back for his 3rd visit to the venue and also Bev Clifford of CarpTalk in June.
The beautiful Brigueuil has received its justified acclaim this year from the UK angler, testament to the quality of the venue and its fish is the fact that 90% of our UK guests have already re-booked.
Neville Horsefield a regular Armfield Angling client visited the venue in the last few weeks fishing from the fabulous chalet swim (swim 12) Neville managed mirror carp to 49lbs and commons to just over the magical 50lb mark. A very special venue with a very warm welcome from its caring hosts, and a great head of pristine 40lb and 50lb fish topped by the amazing Frankie (the common) that fluctuates between high 50's to exceeding the 60lb mark
Armfield Angling Bait Range
We are delighted to announce we are launching a fabulous new bait range in collaboration with UK manufacturer Total Baits. The Cream Opal range has been developed for use on all our venues and comprises 14mm and 18mm boilies, pop ups, dumb bells, glugs, pellets, ground baits, stick mixes and washed out pop ups. This goes live on the Armfield Angling website next week and will be shipped to UK addresses in Armfield own brand packaging within 2 to 3 days of ordering and payment by yourselves to us. You can order via the website. We have developed some bespoke packages for those traveling abroad that offer exceptional quality and value for money fresh to your door. Please see the AA website bait section from 22nd October for full prices, details and images.
How ever we are able to help you be it bait, advice, or dealing with the arrangements for your next French carp fishing adventure Carmen and I very much look forward to hearing from you
Paul and Carmen
Armfield Angling Limited