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Find Carp Fishing Weekend Breaks in the UK

A holiday away with the serenity of nature and the company of loved ones, combining two of your most treasured things. Whether this is enjoying a short break searching for big carp, or winding down each evening next to your partner in a luxury fishing lodge with a private hot tub. From Lake to Lake, here are the best lakeside fishing lodges...

  • Claywood Retreat Lodges

    Darsham, Nr Southwold / Sleeps 2

    • hot tub
    • pet friendly
    • wi-fi
    • garden

    A stunning set of properties with great activities for the family to enjoy, these include clay shooting, football & archery.

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  • North Lakes Lodges

    Aspatria / Sleeps 2

    • hot tub
    • wi-fi
    • garden
    • TV with Freeview

    Nestled in the Brayton Park Estate, you can enjoy spectacular scenery over Uldale Fells & Skiddaw. On site facilities include golf, fishing and massages.

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  • Swandown Lodges

    Cricket St Thomas / Sleeps 4

    • hot tub
    • pet friendly
    • wi-fi
    • Sauna/Steam room

    These contemporary styled lodges are located on the Cricket St. Thomas estate near the border of Dorset and Somerset with a stylish 18 hole golf course next door. Considered one of the nicest spots in the UK.

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  • Ashby Woulds Lodges and Spa

    Overseal / Sleeps 2

    • hot tub
    • Welcome pack
    • Pamper packs
    • Flat screen TV with SKY

    Set in the idyllic Derbyshire countryside, with a wealth of attractions all within a short drive. Enjoy fishing, shooting, golf and Alton Towers.

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  • Whitecairn Holiday Park

    Glenluce / Sleeps 4

    • hot tub
    • pet friendly
    • wi-fi
    • Indoor heated pool

    Overlooking Luce Bay, and with the charming village of Glenluce nearby, there are plenty of local pubs, restaurants and attractions for you to try.

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  • Trewythen Lodges

    Llandinam, Powys / Sleeps 2

    • hot tub
    • wi-fi
    • garden
    • Pub/shops 2 miles

    Terrific lodges with quaint villages of Caersws & Llandinam 2 miles away and Clywedog Dam is 7 miles away for fishing, sailing and swimming.

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  • Rudyard Lake Lodges

    Nr Leek / Sleeps 4

    • hot tub
    • pet friendly
    • parking
    • Freeview flat screen TV

    Situated on the edge of the Peak District, there are a great host of activities including fishing,cycling, climbing,sailing and so much more!

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  • Faweather Grange Lodges

    in Ilkley Moor / Sleeps 2

    • hot tub
    • pet friendly
    • garden
    • Flat screen TV

    Faweather Grange lodges are award-winning hot tub properties that boast an elevated location, giving them unparalleled views over a wooded valley towards Ilkley Moor and beyond making them the ideal place to unwind and relax.

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Top Tips for the Perfect Fishing Getaway

Rural Spot: 
An idyllic location where you and nature can connect.

Rural Spot: An idyllic location where you and nature can connect.

Variety of Fish: 
The opportunity for any level of angler to catch a Carp, Roach, Pike, Bass, the list is endless.

Variety of Fish: The opportunity for any level of angler to catch a Carp, Roach, Pike, Bass, the list is endless.

Alone Time: 
Phones off, enjoy the quality time with family or friends.

Alone Time: Phones off, enjoy the quality time with family or friends.

100% Relaxation: 
Relieve any stress that has built up and just enjoy yourself.

100% Relaxation: Relieve any stress that has built up and just enjoy yourself.

Fishing

Angling is the most popular sport in the UK, with over 100,000 people taking part in this relaxing hobby on a weekly basis, therefore, is it any wonder that holiday parks close to rivers and lakes are a popular choice with couples and families looking for holiday breaks.

You don’t need much equipment either, while some experts spend hundreds of pounds on fancy rods and reels a basic set-up can be purchased for around £30-£50 and should include:

  • Rod,
    A good fishing rod is the most important part of a fisherman’s tackle. Those just starting out in the sport should buy what’s called a ‘through action float rod’ Click here for a great guide to choosing a fishing rod.
  • Reel,
    A popular reel used in coarse fishing is the fixed-spool reel; prices for a decent one start around £20 but they can sometimes be found in starter kits.
  • Line
    The most commonly used sort of line is; monofilament, it is buoyant and can stretch. Lines come in different colours and thickness and cost anything from a couple of quid upwards for a spool.
  • Floats
    The price of a float is between 50p and a couple of pounds with the Waggler float commonly used for fishing in lakes.
  • Hooks
    You need to match the hook to what bait you are using as well as the size of fish you are hoping to catch, beginners should start with hooks from size 10-16.
  • Disgorger
    These are used to remove the hook from the fish’s mouth and can be bought for less than £1 at any tackle shop.
  • Weights
    In the old days these were made of lead and while it is still legal for lead weights to be used if they are between a size 8 and 14 be very careful, especially if you have bought second-hand fishing gear, as fishing with illegal weights can result in a hefty fine of up to £5,000. Therefore, it is advisable to use an alternative such as Tungsten or nickel weights.
  • Landing pole and net
    This is an essential piece of kit as you don’t want to catch the proverbial big one and not being able to land it. There are 2 important considerations when choosing a landing net.
    1. Is the net constructed of a safe material, which will not damage the fish?
    2. Is the handle strong enough?

Once you have your tackle you can start searching for holidays with fishing onsite the destinations above all have an excellent selection of well-stocked lakes and rivers, where guests can fish for carp, perch, trout and salmon, some areas such as Cornwall and Dumfries are also ideal for those who want to try sea-fishing.

Some sites offer carp fishing with accommodation free while offers provide a prime spot for a small charge which can be anything from £5-£15 per day. (check before booking) Wherever you cast off you will need a fishing licence.

Fishing Regulations (what you need to know)

Every area of the UK has their own by-laws concerning fishing which protect stocks and encourage sustainable fisheries, it is essential to check these out as breaking these regulations can result in fines up to £50,000, that’s one expensive holiday!

Fishing Licence

You will need a licence to fish for trout, eel, salmon, smelt and freshwater fish in:

  • Wales
  • Border Esk region
  • England (except the River Tweed)

It is important you carry the licence with you whenever you are fishing, or you may be prosecuted, which can result in a fine of £2,500

The licence can be obtained from the Environment Agency online here, by calling 0344 800 5386 or in person at your local post office, some holiday parks which offer fishing can arrange licences for you but that would be something you need to confirm at the time of booking.

Other important by-laws include:

  • Areas in certain regions where fishing is not allowed
  • Closed seasons (when you can’t fish)
  • The sort of tackle you are allowed to use for different fish in your region
  • Size and weight of fish you are allowed to keep

These laws vary so it is essential to check out the ones specific to the area you will be fishing in. The closed season for coarse fishing is and some privately-owned lakes have their own rules which must also be adhered too.

You can find local fishing by-laws here.

10 Packing Essentials for a Fishing Holiday in the UK

So, you have your licence, you have your tackle and have chosen one of the fishing lodges at these outstanding holiday parks, what else will you need?

  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof clothing
  • Foldable chair
  • Wellingtons/Waders
  • Tackle box
  • Thermos Flask
  • Torch
  • Scissors
  • Bait
  • Small first aid kit.

Conclusion

All these parks above are ideally located for guests to indulge in this relaxing pastime with their own well-stocked fishing lakes onsite, some even have 3 or 4 different ones and boast tackle shops, so you don’t need to bring your own bait. A lot are pet friendly so a dog holiday is on the cards.

Even beginners with no previous experience can have a go. That’s the great thing about fishing young or old it doesn’t matter, and these lovely lakes are suitable for anglers of all ages and abilities. We cover loads of breaks on this site but carp fishing lodges with private access to hot tubs is our favourite.