Fish and fun! – lure anglers to top holiday parks group

Fishing-Holidays-In-The-UKFishing holidays in the UK is now more popular than ever. Holiday parks group, Park Holidays UK, says that keen anglers are now one of its fastest-growing groups of customers – with a record number of fisher-folk booking stays this year.

The reason, it believes, is that the company’s 24 parks in the South of England offer an unparalleled choice of angling opportunities for fishing fans of all abilities.

From beautiful carp lakes to deep sea fishing, there are opportunities for fishing guests to test their skills against a wide range of different challenges.

Angling is available on many of the parks themselves where well-stocked and carefully managed lakes are maintained for guests to enjoy.

And in counties such as Devon, Dorset, Hampshire, Sussex, Kent, Essex and Suffolk, the group has parks just minutes from both inland waters and the coast for shore, pier and boat fishing.

Fishing Holidays in the UK at affordable prices.

With short break prices from just £69.00 for the whole family staying three or four nights in a caravan holiday home is an affordable option.

That price also includes use of the park’s swimming pool and other leisure facilities, as well as the professional nightly entertainment for which Park Holidays UK is renowned.

One park with a very loyal following among fresh water enthusiasts is Coghurst Hall Holiday Park in Hastings where a historic carp lake provides a thrilling centrepiece to the grounds.

The lake was subject to a massive restocking earlier this year of mainly mirror and ghost carp.

The new arrivals joined many more mature specimens in the beautiful four-acre lake, including a substantial number weighing in at over 30lbs.

Last year’s prize catch by a holiday guest tipped the scales at an impressive 38lb 12oz.

Fishing Holidays in Devon


We have five South Devon Caravan Holiday Parks all close to the shore for great sea fishing. The South Devon coast offers good sea fishing for bass, mackerel, wrasse and other fish. The estuaries are great for mullet fishing – something coarse anglers often want to try out on a seaside holiday.

Landscove Holiday Park, Brixham
Riviera Bay Holiday Park, Brixham,
Waterside Holiday Park, Paignton,
Golden Sands Holiday Park, Dawlish Warren – Golden Sands has a small coarse fishing take with carp, tench, roach, rudd and crucian carp.
Dawlish Sands Holiday Park, Dawlish Warren.

Fishing Holidays in Dorset

Sandhills Holiday Park, Christchurch, Dorset lies next to Mudeford Quay by the Christchurch Harbour and with Avon Beach to the front – quite a setting! Sea fishing from the front of the park – harbour fishing for mullet and bass in particular from the back! And just a short distance from the famous Rivers Hampshire Avon and Dorset Stour with fisheries such as The Royalty and Throop available on day tickets for coarse fishing for barbel and chub in particular. Carp fishing also available nearby with various day ticket lakes.

Fishing Holidays in Essex


Oaklands Holiday Park, nr Clacton, Essex – carp and other coarse fishing including tench, roach, bream, perch and rudd in our own lake on site – plus very close to estuary and sea fishing at St Osyth.

St Osyth Beach Holiday Park & Seawick Holiday Park nr Clacton, Essex – the best of both worlds! Direct access to the shore for beach fishing with boat launching facilities from a slipway nearby, plus a small coarse fishing lake at St Osyth Beach. A great place for anglers of all ages especially suited to beginners with plenty of rudd, roach, tench, carp to 10lb and perch.

Steeple Bay Holiday Park near Southminster, Essex – an idyllic setting on the River Blackwater estuary. With beach fishing plus our very own slipway – it’s ideal for sea fishing. We also have a small but attractive lake with plenty of small carp, roach, rudd, tench and bream.

Or for more serious carp fishing or general coarse fishing in Essex try one of the many commercial fisheries in Essex.

Fishing Holidays in Suffolk

Our Felixstowe Beach and Suffolk Sands Holiday Parks in Felixstowe Suffolk are close to some great beach and pier fishing, plus you have coarse fishing in the Rivers Stour, Orwell and Deben nearby plus other Suffolk carp and coarse fishing locations.

Fishing Holidays in Kent


All of our Kent Holiday Parks are close to the sea.

In North Kent
Harts Holiday Park, on the Isle of Sheppey
Seaview Holiday Park, Whitstable
Alberta Holiday Park, Whitstable

In South Kent
New Beach Holiday Park, Dymchurch
Marlie Holiday Park, New Romney
These parks are both close to the Royal Military Canal which has a good stock of bream, tench, carp and roach in particular.

Fishing Holidays In Sussex

Coghurst Hall Holiday Park, Hastings, East Sussex – has a beautiful setting in a hidden valley just outside Hastings. There is a large lake with a good stock of carp to 20lbs plus other coarse fish including roach, rudd, tench, and bream. There is also a small lake ideal for juniors to learn to fish for smaller carp and other coarse fish. For sea anglers you are only a short drive from several good areas of beach fishing, plus boat fishing out of Hastings.

Rye Harbour Holiday Park is just a short distance away (just over 10 miles) from Rye Nook Fishery and covers 100 acres of still water gravel lakes well stocked with roach, rudd, catfish, carp, trout, tench, dace, perch and bream. Ticket Prices apply and are available direct from Rye Nook Fishery.

Chichester Lakeside Holiday Park, Chichester, West Sussex is perfect for the specialist carp angler, but also for general coarse fishing with a good head of tench, roach and bream plus good winter pike fishing and some large eels. Surrounded by our own lakes which total around 100 acres – you will be spoilt for choice! There are carp to over 40lbs, plus plenty of smaller fish to give a good days sport for both the specialist carp angler and others.

Our other East Sussex Holiday Parks Winchelsea Sands and Beauport all have good access for sea fishing plus carp and coarse fishing nearby.


Fishing Requirements
Please note that UK rod licenses are required where ever you fish on UK inland waterways. Fishing in the lakes on any holiday park normally requires a day ticket to be purchased for a small price – details from each holiday park reception.

Click here to buy a UK rod license from the Post Office.


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