I’m a big fan of Glamping and lodges for a short break with my family so I’ve compiled a list of all the places across the UK where you can stay right on the bank! Some have hot tubs you can chill in after a “hard day’s fishing”.
These are mainly places with private pegs or swims where you can fish straight from your lodge! Some have fishing on site. Full details are on each listing.
Please be aware – I have not visited all these places, unfortunately, the information comes from their own websites. Stock is what they report and not confirmed by me! Any I have visited will be noted in the information.
What Type of Break Are You Looking For?
Use the options to find the right place for you. Select below and then select by region or see my top 5 places in the UK.
Top 5 Fishing Lodges
For my top 5 fishing lodges, I’ve considered the stock and size of the lakes. I’ve tried to find a good option for serious carpers, families, and luxury. I have stayed at Brayton Park Lodges and will be trying to visit more of the top 5 soon.
Top 5 Fishing Lodges
|Name||Location||No of Lodges||Lake Size||Carp Fishing?||Couples?||Families?||Bedrooms?||Hot Tub?||Private Pegs?||Luxury?||Photos||Info||Visit|
1 – Chichester Lakeside – Best for families
|Chichester, Sussex||Lots||5 lakes, various sizes||Carp to 35lb – varies by lake||Yes||Yes||Various up to 4||Selected lodges||Selected lodges||No – Quality park lodges||, https://casualcarper.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/Chichester-Lakeside-lodges-300×231.jpg, https://casualcarper.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/Chichester-Lakeside-lodges-e1630936813624.jpg, Chichester Lakeside lodges||Info: A large holiday park with selected lodges around the lake. There are 7 lakes on the site, one for each day if you stay for a week! The carp vary in size in the lakes. Ivy lake and Copse lake have lodges along the bank that you can fish just down from – as long as you have a permit. This looks like a great place to go for a family lodge break holiday with lots of fishing and things to do on site. There’s also a lot to do in Sussex nearby.||https://www.awin1.com/awclick.php?gid=288257&mid=1738&awinaffid=926825&linkid=587127&clickref=|
2 – Blackthorn Fisheries – Best for serious carpers
Yes – to 44lb
|Yes||No||1||No||Yes||Listed as luxury lodges.||, https://casualcarper.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/Specialist-carp-fishing-private-lodge-Shropshire-300×162.png, https://casualcarper.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/Specialist-carp-fishing-private-lodge-Shropshire.png, Specialist carp fishing – private lodge -Shropshire|
Info: A serious carp lake! No under 12s on site. Slings, cradles, and nets all supplied by the fisheries. One of the best lodges with big carp that you will find! The fish were all stocked by VS fisheries and hand-picked for the lake.
3 – Brayton Park Lodges – Best for luxury
|North Lake District||20+||8 Acres||Yes- Runs water||Yes||Yes||1-3 Bedrooms||Yes||Private peg on 1 lodge only||Yes- Luxury wooden lodges||, https://casualcarper.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/Lodge-view-from-behind-300×225.jpg, https://casualcarper.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/Lodge-view-from-behind.jpg, Lodge view from behind||I have personally stayed at Brayton Park and it is a fantastic place. The luxury lodges are superb and some have a lake view as well as views over to the north lakes mountains. All the lodges have hot tubs and a grassed area around them so are perfect for families. (Please check details before booking as new lodges are being built and information is subject to change).|
All guests can fish the lake for a small daily chare. Only one of the lodges has access to a private decked peg. The carp are an average 6-8lb and are wild old English carp. In 3 half days fishing in April, we caught 16.
4 – Woodlakes Park
|Norfolk||10+||5 lakes||Carp to 40LB||Yes||Yes||1-3 Bedrooms||No||Yes- Selected lakeside lodges only||Not listed as luxury lodges||, https://casualcarper.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/Woodlakes-Park-Norfolk-great-familiy-fishing-holidays-in-log-cabins-300×200.jpg, https://casualcarper.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/Woodlakes-Park-Norfolk-great-familiy-fishing-holidays-in-log-cabins.jpg, Woodlakes Park Norfolk – great familiy fishing holidays in log cabins||Woodlakes has a selection of lakeside or parkside lodges. These are a more traditional wooden lodge. Cabin lake has the largest carp in. Selected lodges have a private swim, usually a wooden decked area by the lodge.||https://woodlakespark.co.uk/|
5 – Tattershall Lakes – Best for families
|Lincon||Large lodge and camping park||Various lakes on site||Carp and mixed coarse fishing||Yes||Yes||1-3 Bedrooms||Selected lodges only||Fishing from the bank by the lodges (selected lodges only)||Not listed as luxury lodges||, https://casualcarper.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Tatershall-Lakes-fishing-with-a-hot-tub-300×200.png, https://casualcarper.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Tatershall-Lakes-fishing-with-a-hot-tub-e1592851720370.png, Tattershall Lakes fishing with a hot tub||A large family holiday park with fishing at various lakes on site. There are lots of activities to do including water skiing and a swimming pool on site. Some lodges are at the water’s edge where you can fish right in front of the lodge. These are not private pegs for fishing.||https://www.awayresorts.co.uk/tattershall-lakes/|
6 – Nuddock Wood
|Linconshire||5||8.6 Acres||Carp to 45lb||Yes||Yes||1-2 Bedrooms||Yes||Private pegs on all lodges||Yes- Luxury wooden lodges||, https://casualcarper.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/Nuddock-Wood-lodges-private-swim-300×169.jpeg, https://casualcarper.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/Nuddock-Wood-lodges-private-swim.jpeg, Nuddock Wood lodges private swim||Nuddock Wood Lake has 5 recently built luxury lodges. All the lodges have a private peg on the 8-acre specimen fishing lake where you will find carp to 45lb. The site is perfect for a peaceful break. All lodges have a hot tub.|
There is aalso a small tackle shop on site.
Fishing Lodges by region
Name: Chester Lakes – Great for social trips
Pod/ Lodge: BBQ pods alongside match waters only (not carp waters)
Lake size: Various
Reported Stock: Mixed coarse and carp, nothing big in these specific lakes, specimen carp fishing lakes are also on site.
Info: The BBQ pods are located around the pleasure lakes rather than the carp lakes. They sleep 4 on the wooden sides around the outside, camping mat required.
Name: Westfield Country Park, Hull
Pod/ Lodge: Scandinavian style log cabins around lake 1
Lake size: 1 acre
Reported stock: Carp to 27lb in lake 1 (unconfirmed)
Info: The site has 3 lakes in total with Scandi style cabins around the main lake.
Name: Brookmeadow, Market Harborough
Pod/ Lodge: Log cabins, set back from the lakes
Lake size: 5 acres
Reported stock: Carp to 23lb, tench to 7lb, mixed coarse. On the site, there are some nice looking carp.
Info: This looks to me to be more of a family place with the cabins well set back from the lake. You cannot fish directly from them but it’s not far a all to get the rods in. The stock looks decent and there is also a syndicate on the water which is £195 per year so shows a good level of fish.
Name: Mill Farm Leisure, Boston – For couples and not families
Pod/ Lodge: Lakeside lodges, with hot tubs!
Lake size: 0.6 Acres
Reported stock: Looks to be mainly coarse and small carp
Info: 5 Lakeside lodges all with a private terrace, with hot tub, directly on the lake. Fishing is from a private platform in front of the lodge. They all sleep 2 with a double bed only.
Name: Stretton Lakes, Oakham
Pod/ Lodge: Lodges/ Log cabins -with hot tubs!
Number: 7 cabins, 4 x 5* & 3 x 4*, some with direct lake access
Lake size: 6 match lakes on a day ticket, lodge guests can book for free (rod license required)
Reported stock: Carp (mainly pasties) plus a range of match fish – looks a good spot for some family fishing rather than serious carping.
Info: Some nice looking lodges with fishing off the decking in front.
Name: Eye Kettlby Lakes
Pod/ Lodge: Various lodges, sleeps 2-4
Lake size: 1 acre – Kingfisher lakes for lodges.
Reported stock: Mixed coarse in the lodge lake. 11 other lakes on-site including a specimen carp lake.
Info: Larger fisheries with one coarse lake dedicated to lodging guests
Name: Wildmoor Waters/ Cherry Lakes
Pod/ Lodge: Luxury lodges on excellent carp fishing lakes (see details for which lakes to book for carp fishing)
Lake size: 5 different lakes to go at
Reported stock: Carp to 44lb in Cherry lake, carp to 32lb and heavier stocking in Cherry Spring and Cherry Mere.
Info: Only a handful of lodges but one of few places where you can stay and still have a chance of catching 30s and 40s.
Name: Chigborough Farm
Pod/ Lodge: Various lodges and glamping, including some awesome floating lodges and pods!
Lake size: 4 different lakes
Reported stock: Unknown, although the site does have a picture of a large catfish
Info: See the website for more details, for a specific lodge or lake request it looks like it would be easier to ring them.
Photo – The raft lodge
Name: Olivemead Lakes, Chippenham
Pod/ Lodge: Lodges
Number: 3 with one more opening in 2021
Lake size: 3 arces
Reported stock: Taken from their website – 100 x 20+, 37 30s and 4 know 40s. Described as
Info: If you are looking for a specimen carp holiday/ glamping then the main lodge is the one to book. It has a swim directly on the lake, which looks an excellent spot
Name: Swanborough Lakes, Near Lewes
Pod/ Lodge: luxury lodges, these look stunning!
Number: 12 lodges, none with private fishing pegs. Fishing is available on site.
Lake size: 3 lakes on site for mixed abilities up to a full specimen lake for serious carpers.
Reported stock: Carp to mid-30s including some large grass carp. This is a day ticket water so other none lodge guests would be fishing with you. You can hire all the equipment and bait you need and get angling tuition on-site.
Info: These are part of the Hoseasons Autograph collection which are the top level of luxury lodges. They have options for 1 bed and 2 bedroom lodges with differing views. They all seem to have hot tubs to relax in while enjoying the views.
Name: Cofton Lakes, South devon
Pod/ Lodge: A choice of lodges, cottages, and a campsite.
Number: Various, although these are not by the lakes.
Lake size: 5 lakes, on-site with good carp and coarse fishing. A permit to fish is required at £40 for the week or £8.40 per day. There are 71 pegs in total.
Reported stock: Carp go to 30lb and the website show quality carp of this size.
Info: This looks like an excellent place for a family holiday in a luxury lodge. It is on a large site which has a lot of facilities on site including games room, swimming pool. There’s entertainment on site for children and a play area.
East of England
Name: WoodLakes Park, Norfolk
Pod/ Lodge: Hand crafted wooden lodges by the lake, 2 to 8 people
Number: Various, some with lake side views & fishing, some with woodland views.
Lake size: 5 lakes, various sizes up to 10 acres
Reported stock: Carp to 40 in cabin lake, pike to 26lb, good sizes of carp in some of the other lakes. Cabin lake would be the one to book for more serious carpers.
Info: They describe themselves as “laid back lakes and lodges” which sounds perfect to me! This place looks absolutely perfect for a trip for couples or families. The lodges look excellent and there’s an on site restaurant you can go to, or get a take away from. They server everything from breakfast to pizzas, this is the perfect spot for a relaxing fishing holiday.
Name: Homersfield Lake, Norfolk
Pod/ Lodge: 1 lodge on-site with large garden and lake access. This is not close enough to fish directly from the lodge. Lodge sleeps 4 with 2 double bedrooms.
Number: 1 lodge and 1 house
Lake size: 5 lakes, various sizes up to 10 acres
Reported stock: Carp to 60lb, the only way to fish this lake as a none member is via booking the lodge. There is also wels catfish to over 100lb. This is a serious carpers place!
There is also roach to over 4lb.
Info: This is one of the very few places that have large catfish as well as large carp. The lodge looks excellent as do the surrounding gardens. The lodge can be booked without fishing as it is in a stunning location overlooking the lake.
You can book a day fishing with ADTV presenter and well-known angler Phil Spinks while on-site (you will need to book in advance).
Name: Anglesea Lake Side Lodges (Coarse fishing not carp)
Pod/ Lodge: Luxury lodges that are part of the Autograph collection at Hoeseasons which is their highest classification. These are all nicely spread out and look to be a high standard of accommodation.
Number: There appears to be 10 lodges in total on a 9 acre including the lake.
Lake size: 2 lakes, approximately half an acre and a third of an acre.
Reported Stock: Mixed coarse fishing for roach and perch.
Info: A relaxing time in a luxury lodge with some light coarse fishing from the bank sounds like a good break to me. We’re regular visitors to Anglesea, although we have never stayed at these lodges – yet. There are lots to do on the island and mainland for young families and Anglesea has some great beaches to visit in the summer- Rhosniger being my favourite of them all.
This is a great place for a relaxing family break and is on our list of places to stay soon.
Name: Bron Eifion Fishing Lakes and Lodges
Pod/ Lodge: Log cabins
Number: 9 in total by the lake
Lake size: Approximately 3 acres
Reported Stock: This is predominantly a coarse fishery but they do have carp to 20lb. I would expect to see match fishing going on mainly as it is also a day ticket water.
Info: This looks like a nice place for a relaxing break with some fishing. The lodges look adequate and there is fishing directly in front of some of them.
This is more for casual fishing and would suit a family as some lodges have 3 bedrooms. If you’re looking for a little extra chill then book the Glaslyn lodge with 2 bedrooms and an outdoor hot tub!
Name: Cefn Mably lakes, Cardiff
Pod/ Lodge: They have fishing pods on the lakes and log cabins, all cabins are for couples excluding the Pochard which sleeps 4. All log cabins have hot tubs!
Number: 9 pods around the lakes and 9 cabins.
Lake size: 7 lakes in total, lodge lake is the one to book for carp anglers!
Reported stock: Lodge lake has 7 known 30s with a lake record of 37lb, also 60 know 20s
One of the lodges
One of the pods
Name: Timber Hill, Pembrokeshire (No private fishing pegs)
Pod/ Lodge: Beautiful looking Canadian cedar lodges, up to 3 beds, some with stunning views.
Number: 44 lodges
Lake size: The lake is a 10-minute walk from the lodges and is around an acre in size.
Reported stock: Listed as excellent for coarse fishing and carp to 30lb. There is little information on the website about fishing to verify this.
These look like nice lodges for a family break and we’d just about classify them as a fishing holiday. The 10 minutes down to the lake may not be quite what people are looking for and seems more of a bonus than an easy access water.
Lodges listings coming soon!
Top 5 Glamping sites with fishing
I’ve selected my top 5 based on the carp fishing and the quality and range of glamping options. These vary from standard pods to yurt tents to bell tents.
TOP 5 TABLE
Fishing and Glamping
I’m growing the glamping section of the site, here are a few site I have listed –
Name: Stonebridge Fishing Lakes, Northallerton (Trout fishing)
Pod/ Lodge: Lakeside bell tents with glamping pods coming soon
Lake size: Unkown
Reported stock: Trout fishery
Info: Trout fishery with bell tents around the lakes
Name: Bainside Coarse Fishery, Kirby on Bain
Pod/ Lodge: Basic glamping pods, sleeps 2.
Lake size: 1.75 acres
Reported stock: Carp to 20s, bream to 12s, Grass carp to 20s (unverified).
Info: Glamping pods for 2 with direct lake fishing. Looks like a good place for bagging up on fish rather than specimen carp fishing. Nice for getting back to nature in pleasant surroundings.
Name: Springwood Fisheries, Derby
Pod/ Lodge: Pods
Number: Approximately 6 by the lake
Reported stock: Commins, Mirrors, Ghosties and slivers in the top lake.
Info: Lodges are on the top lake that provides mixed coarse and match size carp fishing. The pods sleep 2 adults with 2 children on camp beds. They have a shower room & kitchenlle, campers seem to be on the opposite bank so not one if you are looking for privacy.
Name: Henlow Bridge Lakes, Henlow
Pod/ Lodge: They have both glamping pods and lodges on site. None are directly on the main fishing lakes.
Lake size: 2 lakes, the largest (Jordan’s) is 4.5 acres
Reported stock: Carp to 25lb to 30lb (not verified with photos)
Info: A camping and glamping site with 2 day ticket fishing lakes and a small stretch of the River Hiz.
Name: Lakeland Fisheries, Chelmsford
Pod/ Lodge: Luxury Yurts, some with hot tubs
Lake size: Three lakes, two pleasure lakes and one carp lake.
Reported stock: Looks a good mix of pleasure fishing from all lakes with the 5 acre Swan lake holding the larger carp, to 34lb. (No pictures seen to confirm)
Info: Looks an idilic setting with 36 acres of country side and three lakes nestled in. The Yurts scream luxury and look a step up from the standard yurt glamping experience.
Name: Folly Foot fisheries, Sommerset
Pod/ Lodge: More a carp hut for 2 than actual glamping here.
Lake size: Aprrox 2.2 acres
Reported stock: Carp fishing only, sizes unknown
Info: The website is rather basic and the fishing photos section does not work. This is just a basic empty hut to replace a bivvy, with a wooden jetty in front to fish from.
Name: Rum Bridge, Sudbury
Pod/ Lodge: Pods & bell tents
Lake size: 3 lakes on-site, back lake looking the best for an experienced carper
Reported Stock: Back lake record is a 42lb carp, the road lake is 32lb & the moat lake has tench to 8lb and crucians to 3lb.
Info: This looks to be one of the best places on the list! Although the back lake looks a real challenge, I’d describe it as a serious carpers lake. Its base stock starts at 22lb so if you do hit one you can be sure it is a decent fish. The glamping pods are mixed from basic pods with just 2 beds and bell tents.
Photos – the current lake record
Name: Lake of tranquillity, Mold
Pod/ Lodge: BBQ pods with sleeping area – very cool!
Number: Unsure, call to book
Lake size: 3 acre
Reported stock: Mixed carp and coarse fishing
Info: A BBQ pod, a little basic/ rustic.
Photos – None available.