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!
These are not the places where there’s a fishing lake on-site or nearby, these are the places with private pegs where you can fish straight from your lodge!
Please be aware – I have not visited all these places, the information comes from their own websites. Stock is what they report and not confirmed by me!
East of England
I’ll start with a couple of recommended places!
Name: Tattershall Lakes, Lincoln – Family Friendly + Hot Tubs!!
Pod/ Lodge: More a log cabin with all mod cons than true glamping.
Lake size: There are a few lakes on-site with the largest being 15 acres.
Reported stock: Carp to 28lb and mixed carp and coarse fishing all round at the lakes
Info: This looks a great place for staying while fishing. You’ll need to check out the lakes and properties with private pegs to find the better spots! This is a spot that has everything for family entertainment as well as fishing and a hot tub – what more could you ask for?
Name: Blackthorn Fisheries, Oswestry – Best for serious carpers & luxury accommodation
Note: This place is very popular if you are looking to go you need to book well in advance. Their website will show you the latest availability.
Pod/ Lodge: Lodges
Number: 4 lodges
Lake size: 3.5 acres
Reported stock: Lake record of 44lb – one of two 40s, 16 x 30, most over 25lb – Not a runs water! Stock from VS Fisheries. You can see some of the stock here.
Info: A serious carp lake! No under 12s on site. Slings, cradles and net 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.
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: 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 a good place fo bagging up on fish rather than specimen carp fishing. Nice for getting back to nature in pleasant surroundings.
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: 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: 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: 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: 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
Name: Sumners Pond, Horsham
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: Milemead Fisheries, Tavistock, Devon
Pod/ Lodge: Info coming soon.
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: 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.
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