Monday, 23 June 2014 11:52

Woodacott Holiday Park and Fishing Lakes review


Woodacott Holiday Park and Fishing Lakes is situated near Holsworthy in Devon and is the ideal location of a UK fishing holiday. Coarse and carp fishing is available on two well stocked lakes. Tricia Burley sent us this review.

Woodacott Holiday Park and Fishing Lakes Review: Tricia Burley, June 2014

Woodacott Holiday Park and Fishing Lakes ReviewHaving visited Woodacott Holiday Park & Fishery twice a year for the past 5 years, we were apprehensive when we found out that it was under new ownership this time. However we needn't have worried, the new owner Dean Marks (who had a project featured on Grand Designs) has made a fantastic start to upgrading what were "tired" facilities. The fishing remains awesome, with carp being caught every day from a couple of pounds up to 20 plus. Beautiful Roach and Rudd up to 2lbs are being hauled out with the aid of small pellets or small cubes of meat. I even caught a large Rudd on a piece of sausage meat out of my lunchtime sausage roll (I kid you not).

With the permission of the owner we used a keep net. On Sunday morning, 3 of us targeted Roach and Rudd, just using luncheon meat and in 2 and 1/2 hours we caught over 70lb of fish and 4 Carp which we did not count.

The Holiday Park facilities are being upgraded with disabled facilities being added. There are 6 Lodges/Bungalows, sleeping up to 8 people, ideal for groups of anglers or families and camping and touring facilities too. There is a swimming pool on site and later this year a restaurant and bar are opening, with a shop planned in the future.

I can't recommend this place enough, the facilities are amazing and the owner is the friendliest person you could meet. Can't wait to go back in September. One of those 20lb plus carp has my name on it.


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