Fishing Tips

Best Holiday Parks With Fishing Lakes

What could be better than a peaceful fishing trip after a hard year? If you’re looking for the perfect holiday where you can sit back and relax by a beautiful fishing lake, look no further than these amazing holiday parks!

We’ve compiled a list of the best holidays with fishing lakes across the UK, making it easy to find your perfect getaway! With so many gorgeous parks with fishing lakes on offer, you’ll be spoilt for choice! So browse our list and start booking your amazing holiday adventure today!

Parkdean Resorts White Acres

Set among 184 acres of rolling Cornish countryside, White Acres Holiday Park is the ideal location for a great fishing holiday. This gorgeous holiday park has not one, not two, but 13 peaceful fishing lakes! Cast off and relax by the lakeside before setting out to discover all the attractions of Newquay, or maybe even catch some waves at FistralBeach. There are plenty of amazing facilities on-park too, so you will have everything you need to make your holiday perfect!

Parkdean Resorts Sunnydale

If you’re looking for rest and relaxation, nothing could be better than Parkdean Resorts Sunnydale. The laid-back atmosphere of this wonderful park is ideal for any fishing trip. However, there is more to this park than its well-stocked lake. Why not go for a dip in the heated pool, or explore the seaside town of Mablethorpe. There is also an award-winning beach nearby, so there really is something for everyone at Sunnydale Holiday Park.

Park Holidays UK Carlton Meres Touring Park

Carlton Meres has a lot to offer nature lovers and boasts a wealth of wildlife as well as an amazing fishing lake. With a wide range of different species eager to bite, this holiday park is perfect for anglers. There are even regular fishing tournaments! This gorgeous park also has two swimming pools, an arcade, and an adventure playground, making Carlton Meres Holiday Park an ideal place for your family holiday.

Haven Burnham-on-Sea

Perfect for adventure lovers, this pretty park has plenty of amazing facilities to keep you entertained this holiday. With two gorgeous fishing lakes, Burnham-on-Sea is ideal for anyone looking to kick back and relax too. The fully-stocked tackle lodge has all the equipment you could need to make your angler’s holiday perfect. This park also has a climbing wall, a ropes course, swimming pools, and a gorgeous beach just across the road. There is always so much to see and do for all ages at Burnham-on-Sea holiday park!

With so many amazing holiday parks with fishing lakes on offer across England, Wales and Scotland, you’ll find plenty of opportunities to cast-off, sit back, and relax in the sun. No matter what kind of holiday you’re searching for, you can find plenty more holiday parks with fishing lakes with Breakfree Holidays. Your next fishing adventure is just a click away!

Types of Fishing Lures

The best way to catch any fish is to use a lure, and they can be super effective for just about any species of fish. Lures are simply artificial fishing baits that are used to catch fish and they come in plenty of different sizes, shapes, and colors. But what works for one species of fish may not necessarily work for another, so you need different types of lures in your arsenal. Let’s take a look at a few of the most popular types of fishing lures out there that you need for your next trip!


Plugs are fishing lures made of hard plastic and resemble the most common bait fish or other prey animals of your target fish species. They will usually include a thin piece of plastic on the front called the lip, and this makes the entire lure wobble and move while in the water. A plug can have many different actual designs that allow it to either float, dive, sink, or wobble through the water in order to attract fish.


Jigs are very simple lures that will feature a weighted head on one side of it and a single hook on the other side. They will usually have a skirt made of plastic around the hook, and are effective for many different species of fish. Because they are weighted, jigs will sink very quickly and easily. This makes them a perfect choice for deep water or bottom fishing.


Spinnerbaits are unique lures that are designed to move through the water at higher speeds than other lures, and on a horizontal plane. They are available in a wide array of shapes,colors, and sizes depending on the target species and the water depth that you will be fishing.  Spinnerbaits will have a hook on one side, and a metal blade that spins (hence the name) on the other. The hook will usually have a skirt around it, and the spinning of the blade or blades will help to create vibrations in the water and attract attention.

Soft Plastics

Hook inserted and in place

Soft plastic lures are a staple among most fishermen, and are rubbery artificial baits that are made to resemble a wide variety of different creatures. You will find plastic baits in the shapes of things like worms, lizards, crawfish, frogs, and other animals that are preyed upon by fish. Soft plastics are favorite amongst bass anglers, but can be used to catch just about any species of predatory fish out there. Plastics can be all different colors and sizes to suit your needs, and can be rigged up with many different methods.

Blades and Vibes

Blades and vibes lures are very similar, but do have a few key differences. Both are designed to be used for sub-surface (often in deeper water) situations. Vibes can be constructed of different materials and generally feature a rubber skirt or other addition, while blades are usually metal or sometimes a hard plastic. Both, however, are very thin and function on the same basic principles. Using both blades and vibes is very popular because of just how easy they are to use, and how effective they are at catching fish!