Lakeside is the perfect holiday destination for the discerning angler. With your own 3-acre natural water fishing lake on-site and a wide variety of natural, commercial and seawater fishing possibilities nearby, you’ll never be starved for choice… or fish.
For New and Aspiring Anglers
It’s always important to adapt to your surroundings when fishing, different swims and different fish all need a different approach and so here are our top beginner’s tips for fishing at Lakeside this Spring!
Have your Rod Licence!
Even though our private lake is for the exclusive use of those staying with us, you will still need a rod licence to fish. Make sure you have your licence with you when you come to stay with us to avoid disappointment! Rod licenses are available to buy from the gov.uk website.
Fish Safely and Responsibly
We know you’re eager to get down to fishing but bear with us. It’s important to make sure you’re taken care of before you start going after the Carp, Roach, Rudd, Bream, Tench, Pike and Perch found in our lake. Make sure you dress for the weather. If it’s a sunny day, bring sunscreen, a hat and a good pair of sunglasses, and stock up on plenty of drinking water too! If it’s a colder day we recommend you wrap up warm and bring a flask of hot tea! If you’re fishing with children, make sure they’re supervised at all times to avoid any accidents, especially when handling hooks.
Stock up on Bait
We’re lucky enough to be just half a mile away from the Burnham-on-Sea Angling Centre and a few miles from Thyers Fishing Tackle in Highbridge. So be sure to pop in and stock up on all the bait, boilies and other accessories you need to make your days of fishing the best they can be.
Best for Bream
Lakeside’s fishing lake has a wide range of species living in its waters, but we have an especially high number of Bream. For the best chance of catching Bream, we recommend a swimfeeder rig stuffed with groundbait and a sweetcorn hookbait. The Bream love it! Casting to the far bank is also a great way to increase your chances of a bite.
The Art of Carp
Carp are another favourite at the Lakeside fishing lake. A selection of boilies on hair rigs fished from one of the central “island” swims to the far bank works best. We also hear our carp are especially fond of dog biscuits.
If you’ve ever fished before, you’ll know that fishing is a game of patience and skill, especially on a natural water lake where the fish are more discerning than those at commercial fisheries. Take time to enjoy yourself and relax in the lovely surroundings of Lakeside and make it an experience to remember.
Needless to say, we love having you fish on Lakeside, but it’s hard for us not to be excited about all the fishing possibilities nearby! There are a number of different fishing locations around Lakeside suitable for a variety of fishing abilities and preferences. Local spots include the Apex Leisure & Wildlife Park, Emerald Pool and the Cheddar Reservoir. You can find a complete list of local fishing spots on the Lakeside website’s Fishing page – there’s something for every angler!