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100 Top Campsites: Fishing

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Whether you're a beginner or an experienced angler, these perfect sites for fishing are the reel deal!

GREEN HILL FARM CARAVAN & CAMPING PARK
WILTSHIRE
New Road, Landford, Salisbury, Wiltshire SP5 2AZ
01794 324117
greenhillfarm.co.uk
Green Hill Farm is located in a quiet area of grassland and woodland The family camping area is located close to a toilet block with family bathroom and overlooks the play area. The adults only area surrounds one of the site’s three lakes with many pitches having lake views and some being located on the edge of the water. In total there are three lakes on site – one is a wildlife lake with nesting birds and is next to an adult only and dog-free touring area. The other two lakes are suitable for fishing. One is fenced off and suitable for all ages to fish on a 24-hour basis. The other lake can only be fished by adults on a dawn to dusk basis. Both are stocked with the likes of common and mirror carp, rudd, tench, roach, koi and ghost carp.


HENLOW BRIDGE LAKES CAMPSITE
BEDFORDSHIRE
Bridge End Road, Henlow, Bedfordshire SG16 6LN
01462 812645
henlowbridgelakes.co.uk
The general camping facilities on this very pleasant and well-maintained site close to the Hertfordshire border are excellent but the big attraction is the fishing. There are four well-stocked fishing lakes aimed at anglers of all abilities and ages, with the Younger’s canal lake specifically designed with the younger angler in mind (hence the name). You can rent equipment from the front office and there are discounts available for campers. Elsewhere, facilities include a large and quirky children’s play area and an impressive amenity block featuring underfloor heating, a baby change room, a disabled wet room, a washing-up room and a laundry. The site shop sells the usual essentials, as well as camping and fishing gear.


HEREFORD CAMPING AND CARAVANNING CLUB SITE
HEREFORDSHIRE
The Millpond, Little Tarrington, Hereford HR1 4JA01432 890243
campingandcaravanningclub.co.uk
Walkers love Herefordshire for the magnificent scenery of the Wye Valley and Malvern hills. History buffs love it for its Norman castle ruins, Tudor manors and cathedrals. Foodies love it for its local produce (celebrated at the annual food festival in August) and there’s plenty for culture vultures too. At this Club site, the big attraction is fishing. As you enter along the tree-lined driveway, the fishing lake is the first thing you see. Coarse fishing is available here and reception will be able to fill you in on all the details. The on-site shop also sells fishing bait and tackle. Pitches at the top of the site boast lovely views over the surrounding countryside. Apart from the sound of the occasional passing train, it couldn’t be more peaceful. The staff are friendly and as ever the facilities spotless and in excellent condition.


COBLELAND CAMPING IN THE FOREST SITE
CENTRAL SCOTLAND
Station Road, Gartmore, Scotland FK8 3RR
024 7642 3008
campingintheforest.co.uk
The site is on the banks of the River Forth, which is popular for fishing. The river is shallow alongside the site – perfect for teaching children to fish. For the more experienced fisherman, further along the river the water deepens, and the campsite sells fishing permits.


MILL PARK TOURING CARAVAN & CAMPING PARK
DEVON
Mill Lane, Berrynarbor, Nr Ilfracombe, Devon EX34 9SH
01271 882647
millparklimited.co.uk
Mill Park fishing lake is a 1.5-acre lake, fed by the stream that flows through the site. The lake is well-stocked with common carp, bream, roach and perch.


MEADOW LAKES HOLIDAY PARK
CORNWALL
Hewas Water, St Austell, Cornwall PL26 7JG
01726 882540
meadow-lakes.co.uk
Meadow Lakes is an award-winning site with beautiful lakes and woodlands to explore. On site there’s a pair of two-acre fishing lakes and two one-acre lakes, all free to fish during your stay. The lakes are surrounded by wildlife and flowers and make so a great place to take an evening walk. The coast and many top attractions are only a short distance away. There are four dedicated toilet and shower buildings with separate cubicles and also a private bathroom with bath, shower and toilet. Meadow Lakes’ other facilities include an outdoor heated pool with paddling pool, bookable hot tub and pets corner with donkeys, goats, guinea pigs, ducks and chickens. Overlooking the pool you’ll find the Cosy Café serving food, snacks and drinks. There’s an outdoor seating area too for sunny days. Pets are welcome to be walked on a lead anywhere on the park except for in the farm animal area and there’s a large dog exercise field where dogs can be let off the lead.

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