Lake Alfarofia

Courtesy of Lago Da Alfarofia

Elvas Portugal

Gallery image of Lake Alfarofia, Elvas Portugal
Gallery image of Lake Alfarofia, Elvas Portugal
Gallery image of Lake Alfarofia, Elvas Portugal
Gallery image of Lake Alfarofia, Elvas Portugal
Gallery image of Lake Alfarofia, Elvas Portugal
Size of lake icon

SIZE

15 acres

Number of swims icon

SWIMS

6

Number of anglers icon

ANGLERS

12

Carp stock level icon

STOCK

High

Carp weight up-to icon

CARP

50lb +

Lake difficulty icon

DIFFICULTY

2/5

Lake map available icon

DISTANCE

Calais - 18hrs

Night fishing allowed icon

NIGHT FISHING

No

Description

Lake Alfarofia is a small fishing paradise of 15 acres just outside Elvas in Portugal, close to the spanish border and city of Badajoz. This private lake was opened to the public at the end of 2007. It has not taken long for this fantastic water to come to the attention of tope European anglers due to the size and fabulous condition of its inhabitants both common and mirror carp. A destination for many specimen hunters.
 
In the middle of private property of 103 acres, it was constructed for the purpose of rice field irrigation. Its construction  was finished in April of 1992 ( Photos ) and in July of that same year, it was stocked with 1.500 mirror carp and 1.000 black-bass. 15 years  later it has now been discovered by carp anglers.

The lake has a surface of 15 acres with a capacity for 100.000 m3. The average depth is 3-4m and 6 meters at the deepest point.

During the year, the water is constantly renewed.  Water leaves the lake to irrigate the fields and is replaced from an irrigation canal.  This creates excellent water quality which is well oxygenated, and at a constant level through out the year.

The lake has a plentiful supply of crayfish and has 7000 m2 of reed beds, creating a natural habitat for the feeding and reproduction of the fish.

Due to the presence of the black-bass (predators) carp populations have been kept under control, creating a perfect balance.
 
Carp fishing began in January of 2007 and until now, the largest caught to date has been 52LB, having said that a large number of 40LB fish have also been caught and the true potential has still to be discovered.

				

Rules

Only carpfishing will be allowed. We operate a CATH & RELEASE policy and all fish must be returned to the water in the best conditions without delay. Unhooking mat and landing nets are available in the lake (free). Maximum 2 rods per angler, 1 hook per rod. Hooks will be micro-barbed or barbless only system. Minimum 15lb line. Bait boats permitted, respect for neighbouring fishermen must be exercised at all times. Only green or camouflage tents are allowed. Entry into water for casting is permitted only to the height of knee length boots. We expect all anglers to carry antiseptic, on sale in the shop for those who are without. Anyone leaving rods unsupervised or behaving unreasonably will be asked to leave immediately with no refund. Vehicles are not authorised around the lake (only unloading), all vehicles must be parked in the specified parking areas. You must respect the environment, flora and fauna at all times. All rubbish to be put in black bags and placed in the dustbins provided. Cigarette ends are not to be thrown on the ground or in the lake. No swimming. Pets are allowed previous authorization. Prohibited to keep carps in sacks. They must be released to the water as soon as possible. Fishing times start from 11 a.m. and the leaving time is 10 a.m.

  • Description
    Lake Alfarofia is a small fishing paradise of 15 acres just outside Elvas in Portugal, close to the spanish border and city of Badajoz. This private lake was opened to the public at the end of 2007. It has not taken long for this fantastic water to come to the attention of tope European anglers due to the size and fabulous condition of its inhabitants both common and mirror carp. A destination for many specimen hunters.
     
    In the middle of private property of 103 acres, it was constructed for the purpose of rice field irrigation. Its construction  was finished in April of 1992 ( Photos ) and in July of that same year, it was stocked with 1.500 mirror carp and 1.000 black-bass. 15 years  later it has now been discovered by carp anglers.
    
    The lake has a surface of 15 acres with a capacity for 100.000 m3. The average depth is 3-4m and 6 meters at the deepest point.
    
    During the year, the water is constantly renewed.  Water leaves the lake to irrigate the fields and is replaced from an irrigation canal.  This creates excellent water quality which is well oxygenated, and at a constant level through out the year.
    
    The lake has a plentiful supply of crayfish and has 7000 m2 of reed beds, creating a natural habitat for the feeding and reproduction of the fish.
    
    Due to the presence of the black-bass (predators) carp populations have been kept under control, creating a perfect balance.
     
    Carp fishing began in January of 2007 and until now, the largest caught to date has been 52LB, having said that a large number of 40LB fish have also been caught and the true potential has still to be discovered.
    
    	                        
  • Price Guide (per week)

    Per Angler:

    Per Non-Angler:

    Exclusive Hire:

    €475

    €50

    POA

    Notes:

    Breakfast & dinner - €20 /day
    10kg boillies - €50
    10kg ready-made tigernuts - €35
    20kg pellets - €50
    Extra rod and reel - €40 / week
    Fishfinder - €70 /week
    Electric motor & battery - €60 /week
  • Facilities
    • Accommodation
    • Bait Available
    • Tackle Hire
    • Bait Boats
    • Rowing Boats
    • Wi-Fi Available
    • Disabled Access
    • No
    • Yes
    • Yes
    • Yes
    • Yes
    • -
    • -
    • Toilets
    • Food
    • Showers
    • Hot Water
    • BBQ
    • Car Parking
    • Dogs Allowed
    • Yes
    • Yes
    • Yes
    • Yes
    • Yes
    • Yes
    • Yes
  • Specifications

    Size:

    Swims

    Max Anglers:

    Stock:

    Carp Weight:

    Difficulty:

    Night Fishing:

    15 acres

    6

    12

    High

    50lb

    2/5

    No

  • Rules
    Only carpfishing will be allowed.
    We operate a CATH & RELEASE policy and all fish must be returned to the water in the best conditions without delay.
    Unhooking mat and landing nets are available in the lake (free).
    Maximum 2 rods per angler, 1 hook per rod.
    Hooks will be micro-barbed or barbless only system.
    Minimum 15lb line.
    Bait boats permitted, respect for neighbouring fishermen must be exercised at all times.
    Only green or camouflage tents are allowed.
    Entry into water for casting is permitted only to the height of knee length boots.
    We expect all anglers to carry antiseptic, on sale in the shop for those who are without.
    Anyone leaving rods unsupervised or behaving unreasonably will be asked to leave immediately with no refund.
    Vehicles are not authorised around the lake (only unloading), all vehicles must be parked in the specified parking areas.
    You must respect the environment, flora and fauna at all times.
    All rubbish to be put in black bags and placed in the dustbins provided. Cigarette ends are not to be thrown on the ground or in the lake.
    No swimming.
    Pets are allowed previous authorization.
    Prohibited to keep carps in sacks. They must be released to the water as soon as possible.
     
    Fishing times start from 11 a.m. and the leaving time is 10 a.m.
  • Lake Map

    Advice for fishing in Portugal can be found HERE.

    Map of Lake Alfarofia, Elvas Portugal
  • Lake Video
  • Location

    Advice for fishing in Portugal can be found HERE.

    GPS:
    Lat 38.872531890869
    Lon -7.055130004883

  • Contact

    ADDRESS

    Lago Alfarofia, Elvas, Portugal

    PHONE

    0031 653 10 67 40

    EMAIL

    aadwijsman@hotmail.com

    WEBSITE

    Lake Website

    SOCIAL FEEDS

  • Latest Catches
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Price Guide (per week)

Per Angler:

Per Non-Angler:

Exclusive Hire:

Other:

€475

€50

POA

Breakfast & dinner - €20 /day
10kg boillies - €50
10kg ready-made tigernuts - €35
20kg pellets - €50
Extra rod and reel - €40 / week
Fishfinder - €70 /week
Electric motor & battery - €60 /week

Facilities

  • Accommodation
  • Bait Available
  • Tackle Hire
  • Bait Boats
  • Rowing Boats
  • Wi-Fi Available
  • Disabled Access
  • No
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • -
  • -
  • Toilets
  • Food
  • Showers
  • Hot Water
  • BBQ
  • Car Parking
  • Dogs Allowed
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes

Specifications

Size:

Swims

Max Anglers:

Stock:

Carp Weight:

Difficulty:

Night Fishing:

15 acres

6

12

High

50lb +

2/5

No

Lake Map

Map of Lake Alfarofia, Elvas Portugal

Lake Video

Location

Advice for fishing in Portugal can be found HERE.

GPS: Lat 38.872531890869, Lon -7.055130004883

Latest Catches

Per Angler - c.€475 /week

Exclusive Hire - c.POA /week