UK fishing holidays 2023 & 2024
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UK fishing holidays with Haven
Fishing holidays are a great chance to connect with nature and challenge yourself at an activity that's been popular through the ages. Our Haven holiday parks across the UK have a range of coarse, freshwater, and specimen fishing available to get stuck into, with a number of lakes across the sites. Whether you've been fishing for years or are just starting out, our lakes are calling your name.
Coarse fishing at Haven
Seven of our eight parks with lakes are for coarse or freshwater fishing, where you can catch plenty of bream, carp, perch and roach as well as other species. Kent Coast, Golden Sands, Primrose Valley and Thornwick Bay are catch and release, with the rest of the parks allowing you to net your fish which you could weigh at the end of the day. Take a look at our image gallery to see how many swims each lake has and what specific fish you'll be hoping to catch.
Specimen fishing at The Orchards
It's exciting to fish at The Orchards near Clacton-on-Sea in Essex! You'll be fishing for carp and crucian carp with individual fish weighing a whopping 30 pounds. As the fish are large here the park ask you to use a large landing mat and net. Bream, perch, roach, rudd and tench can also be caught and will contribute to good net weights. There's 17 swims on the lake and the fishing is varied with a choice of tree and shrub lined areas.
How to book fishing
You can book at the park when you arrive, subject to availability.
Some parks offer online booking and you can book from 12 weeks before your break at haven.com/experience
You can fish if you're over 12 years old.
You will need to use your own equipment. If you don't have your own, please contact the park as they may have equipment to hire.
Frequently asked questions
Yes. You can purchase a rod licence before you arrive at gov.uk/fishing-licences/buy-a-fishing-licence
You can buy a licence up to 30 days before you want it to start. You will need to have your rod licence with you when you fish.
Subject to availability, you can select a caravan spot at your chosen park that suits you with Choose Your Holiday Home. This handy service allows you to see a map of everything on park, so you'll be able to select the closest available spot close to the fishing lakes.
If you're travelling with friends or family who have booked another van, you can select a spot close to each other by sharing your location within Choose Your Holiday Home. Both bookings will need Choose Your Holiday Home enabled.
See what else is great about Choose Your Holiday Home and get booking!
Here are the species of fish you can at our holiday parks with fishing lakes:
Kent Coast, Rochester, Kent: bream, carp, perch and tench
Blue Dolphin, Filey, Yorkshire: carp, roach and tench
Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset: bream, carp, perch, pike, roach, rudd and tench
Golden Sands, Mablethorpe, Lincolnshire: bream, mirror carp, perch, roach, rudd and tench
Primrose Valley, Filey, Yorkshire: bream, carp, chub and roach
The Orchards, Clacton-on-Sea, Essex: bream, carp, crucian carp, perch, roach, rudd and tench
Thornwick Bay, Flamborough, Yorkshire: bream, carp, perch, roach, rudd and tench
Cleethorpes Beach, Cleethorpes, Lincolnshire: bream, common carp, golden rudd, mirror carp, perch, roach, rudd and tench
Kent Coast, Rochester, Kent: one with 22 swims
Blue Dolphin, Filey, Yorkshire: one with 8 swims
Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset: two with 40 swims
Golden Sands, Mablethorpe, Lincolnshire: two with 34 swims
Primrose Valley, Filey, Yorkshire: one with 8 swims
The Orchards, Clacton-on-Sea, Essex: two lakes, one for fishing with 17 swims
Thornwick Bay, Flamborough, Yorkshire: two with 26 swims
Cleethorpes Beach, Cleethorpes, Lincolnshire: two with 20 swims
Kent Coast: Catch and release. Please use barbless hooks and no boilies. A landing net and hooking mat is required.
Blue Dolphin: No restrictions.
Burnham-on-Sea: No restrictions.
Golden Sands: Catch and release. Please use barbless hooks and natural bait.
Primrose Valley: Catch and release. Please use barbless hooks and natural bait.
The Orchards: Due to the large size of some of our fish, you must use a large landing net and large unhooking mat. Please use barbless hooks. No spinning or the use of nuts as bait is permitted.
Cleethorpes Beach: No restrictions.
Thornwick Bay: It's catch and release. Please use barbless hooks. Use of bloodworms, tiger nuts and boilies is not permitted.