Best campsites for fishing breaksMake the Big Catch at one of these great sites
For many of us, a camping holiday is the ideal opportunity to get some fishing done. The chance to cast your line and relax by the sparkling waters is too much to pass up. Here's a selection of some great campsites that have the facilities, and the fish, to satisfy your all your angling desires.
Fields End Water Caravan Park & Fishery, Doddington, Cambridgeshire
A meticulously planned and executed park offering fully serviced pitches on smart terraces with sweeping views of the countryside. The two large and appealingly landscaped fishing lakes (The Pit & The Pool) offer excellent carp fishing.
Upper Tamar Lake, Kilkhampton, Cornwall
Slightly sloping site overlooking the lake and surrounding countryside, with excellent facilities provided for watersports and coarse anglers. The lake is major fishing competition water, notably for carp and perch. Day permits, tuition and tackle hire.
Woodland Waters, Ancaster, Lincolnshire
On an impressive estate, with a wide variety of mature trees and five beautifully landscaped fishing lakes, this popular holiday destination provides accommodation including Wood View lodges alongside level touring areas with smart modern amenity blocks.
Eye Kettleby Lakes, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire
A haven for lovers of coarse fishing, this long-established leisure destination provides very high standards. There are eight fishing lakes, including two specimen carp lakes, and accommodation located in lodges, a glamping forest and touring fields. Tuition available.
Lakeside Caravan Park & Fisheries, Downham Market, Norfolk
A peaceful park with several grassy touring areas set around five pretty fishing lakes, which are generously stocked with carp, tench, bream, roach and ruff. Private riverbank fishing on the nearby Ouse Washes is also available.
Northam Farm Caravan & Touring Park, Brean, Somerset
An attractive site that's just a short walk from a long sandy beach. Kids can safely enjoy the excellent family facilities, which include several play areas, while the angler of the family spends time at the top-quality and very popular fishing lake, which has been featured on TV.
Marsh Farm Caravan Site, Saxmundham, Suffolk
A pretty and truly peaceful haven in the Suffolk countryside, very popular with the fishing fraternity for the simple, well-maintained facilities and grassy pitches (no tents) beside reed-fringed lakes which offer excellent carp fishing.
Sumners Ponds Fishery & Campsite, Barns Green, West Sussex
Popular working farm site providing high quality camping and fishing deep in the Sussex countryside. There's a stunning central fishing lake where you can cast a line from waterside pods, pitches, safari tents and shepherd’s huts. Fabulous café and several woodland lakes too.
Hoddom Castle Caravan Park, Ecclefechan, Dumfries & Galloway
A lovely, peaceful family park set in extensive grounds beside the castle and the River Annan. Stay in one of the attractive wooden 'chill' pods or Kelo huts, and fish for salmon, trout or grayling on Hoddam Water, a 3-mile fishing beat. Casting lessons too.
Milton of Fonab Caravan Park, Pitlochry, Perthshire
A peaceful, well maintained site set on the banks of the River Tummel on the outskirts of Pitlochry. West Haugh and Dunfallandy beats offer some of the finest salmon fly fishing water on the Tummel – day fishing permits available.
Afon Teifi Caravan & Camping Park, Newcastle Emlyn, Carmarthenshire
Set on the banks of the River Teifi, a famous game fishing river, this secluded, family-owned and run park has great views. Novices and experts can fish for wild salmon and sea trout with day, weekly and season tickets available from reception.
Ynysymaengwyn Caravan Park, Tywyn, Gwynedd
A lovely park set in the wooded grounds of a former manor house, with 13 acres of wildlife-rich woodland, nature trails and excellent salmon and trout fishing on the River Dysynni, which flows past the bottom of the site.
Meadow Lakes Holiday Park, St Austell, Cornwall
Set in a quiet rural area, this extensive family park offers immaculate facilities and four excellent fishing lakes located in a tranquil area rich in wildlife. Generously stocked, guests can fish for free for carp, bream, roach, rudd and perch.
Roadford Lake, Broadwoodwidger, Devon
Located right at the edge of Devon's largest inland water, this popular rural park offers excellent watersports facilities and is an ideal location for brown trout fly fishing and fishing for perch by boat. Day tickets and boat hire available.