Found in the south-west of France in the Aveyron department, Cavagnac is the largest lake of its department. It bestows a utopian setting of 25 hectares (just over 6 acres) for lovers of nature and carp fishing. Just 20 km (12 miles) from Rodez airport, the lake creates the impression of exhaling the scent of centuries past.
Lake Cavagnac is typical of the Middle Ages when fish were cultivated to provide food for the poor. Since 2012, the new owner has dedicated himself to re-gilding the reputation of this magnificent lake.
Cavagnac – Lake
being 25 hectares (almost 6 acres) its perimeter is 3km 200metres (almost 2 miles), its deepest point is 3.5 metres (almost 4 yards). The shape of Lake Cavagnac is in 3 large bays with 2 smaller ones. It is 490 metres (536 yards) below sea-level. This difference is less evident at the east side but more so at the west, the deeper side of the lake and nearest to the road. The bottom is very sludgy here and there are many pockets of gravel and sand.
the largest Mirror Carp from Lake Cavagnac, nicknamed Single Scale, was caught in spring 2013, weighing in at 38.6 kg (85lbs 1.5oz). Cavagnac is home to 600 carp (inventoried) to date; 300 of them weigh 9-15kgs, 200 at 15-18kg (30-39.7lbs), 120 at 18-23kg (39.7-50.7lbs), 30 above 23kgs (+50.7lbs), 4 at 27kg (59.5lbs), 1 at 32.5kg (71.65lbs) and 1 at 38.6kg (just over 85lbs). there is also a stock of 150 White Carp, weighing up to 26kg (57.3lbs).
Catch Report Live – Cavagnac