Tuesday, 25 October 2011 19:20

5 of the UK's top coarse fishing locations


If coarse fishing is your passion then surely your quest is to fish at Britain`s top fisheries. To test your skill on the best waters, whatever your quarry, is a real treat. Now we are going to look at highlighting five top fisheries to visit and enjoy.

Bury Hill FisheriesBury Hill Fisheries

Bury Hill Fisheries is located in a beautiful area of Dorking in Surrey and the estate itself is over 200 years old. There are four lakes on this large site which are easily accessible for experienced anglers, children and those with access needs. The lakes are stocked with a great range of fish from specimen size Carp, Zander, Tench and Pike to large populations of smaller Carp, Roach, Crucian Carp and Perch that make for a great day fishing experience. Nets of 250-300lb are not uncommon.

Kilworth Sticks Fishery

Kilworth Sticks Fishery is an easily accessible lake in the heart of Leicestershire. With five lakes in place and a sixth on the way, flat easily accessible pegs and good facilities, this newcomer is one to look out for. It is particularly good at encouraging the fishing experience as a great day out. Of course the other reason is the great fishing itself. The lakes hold a high population of Carp from 2-10lb as well as some specimens and the aggressive Grass Carp. On top of that is a sizeable stock of Roach, Dace, Tench and Crucian Carp for a brilliant day`s fishing.


Meadowlands is a well established gravel pit fishery near Coventry. Two large pools cover a total of 17 acres. They cater for both the specimen hunter and also the pleasure fisherman. This policy has developed Meadowlands popularity in the area. Warren Pool in particular has a reputation for huge hauls of Crucian Carp in the matches there, with the record being 265lb. Lambsdown Lake is not far behind with 22lbs, but there is plenty of opportunity for larger fish as well with Carp running to over 20lbs and Lambsdown producing a 32lb mirror recently.

Llandyfan Fishing Park

A great coarse fishing venue, out in Ammanford in Carmarthenshire, West Wales. A beautiful setting close to the Brecon Beacons, makes this venue nothing short of a spectacular visual treat. A lovely all round lake with plenty of Carp running to double figures, Tench and Bream in Bob`s Pool. The venue makes a great place to plan a holiday for the whole family.

Hampton Springs Fishery

A little jewel in Malpas in Cheshire this venue is very popular with its eight lakes. The stocking levels ensure great fishing for all anglers and of varying levels. There are superb access points and the lakes are fast developing a specimen reputation as well. The fishing itself is prolific and nearly all methods produce success. This is part of the reason for its popularity. It is not uncommon for anglers from further away to make the journey here.

So in our opinion these are five of the best places to fish in the UK. They are perfect to plan a family holiday around. They are also perfectly positioned to take advantage of the excellent holiday cottage accommodation such as that offered by Sykes Holiday Cottages. You can not go wrong - great facilities and great fishing for all.

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