Fantastic Carp & Coarse Fishing At Perran Springs Holiday Park
Our three privately owned stocked coarse fishing lakes have islands and varying water depths, with features including reeds, wildflowers and water lilies. The Lakes are for the exclusive use of Perran Springs’ residents only, by permit, available to purchase from the Reception. Friendly advice from Andrew is available, if needed.
Please note: All three lakes are open from 8am till 10pm – this rule is in place so we can manage the lakes, but more importantly for the safety of teenagers who are fishing alone.
Advice: Most anglers catch the majority of fish from 9am to 12 Mid-day, then from 2pm onwards. Fishing close into the banks and islands will see your catch rate increase.
If you’re looking for a perfect fishing holiday in Cornwall look no further, as we have guests return year after year due to the excellent fishing available. It’s not uncommon to catch over 70lb of fish during one day.
Anglers of all levels of experience will enjoy catching the variety of fish including carp (common, mirror, leather, crucian and ghost), bream, tench, perch, rudd and roach – all in abundance large and small. See our guest’s own Perran Springs holiday ‘Big Catch’ photos. Dogs / pets are not allowed in the Lake Meadow.
To complement our Lakes, the park shop offers a wide variety of coarse rods, reels (inc Shakespeare & Spro), line, weights, floats, barbless hooks, disgorgers, pole accessories, landing nets, un-hooking mats, boxes, seats, pellets and flavoured baits.
The majority of our carp are stocked by Priory Fishery in Devon:
The carp strains we stock are the classic Leneys which are the original English strain farmed by Donald Leney, long scaly and a steady grower with more history than any other. The second strain is the German Dinkensbhul, which is shorter framed less scaled Carp but with an incredible growth rate and very domesticated which is ideally suited for farm and fishery life. By crossing the two strains we have created fast growing Carp which are a mix of leathers, mirrors, linear’s and fully scaled, perfect for a good mix within a fishery.
Fish Stocked Winter 2011
View Our Fishing Lakes
Butterfly Lake is great for family fishing, with carp up to 15lbs, tench, big perch, rudd, roach and bream. Best method is with a pole by the islands. Total catches of 50lb-plus are not uncommon.
Dragonfly Lake is recommended for the more experienced and patient carp angler. The majority of carp in this lake are between 10 to 20lbs-plus, with a few bigger ones in-between.
Fishing Tackle Shop Onsite
Fishing Swims Of All Sizes
Superb Margin Fishing
All Lakes Have Islands To Fish To
BEFORE FISHING, permits must be obtained from Perran Springs Reception
A National Rod License is required
All children under the age of 15 must be supervised by an adult.
Handle all fish with care. With the exception of taking photographs, all fish must be returned to the water immediately.
When returning fish to the water, please place them in carefully. Do not throw them back.
Fishing and Lake Meadow Conditions
Respect the Fish in our Lakes and Enjoy your Fishing
Fishing rods, reels, tackle and bait is for sale in the park shop. The fishing lakes are for use of Perran Springs’ residents only. Dogs / Pets are not allowed in the Lake Meadow.
These conditions are here to stop the spread of fish disease and to protect our fish: All landing nets, mats, weight slings, or anything that comes in contact with fish must be dipped in the chemical dip tank for a minimum of 5 minutes, prior to each fishing session. The dip tank is located inside the bottom entrance into the Lake Meadow. Never use a wet net which has been used on a lake before or during your stay at Perran Springs (the net must be dried in direct sunlight).
Compulsory Tackle and Equipment: Each Angler must use recognised professional balanced tackle, a padded unhooking mat, knotless landing net (kite marked, or only nets sold in our shop) and disgorger at all times. Main line not less than 4lb with 3lb hook length. Maximum main line 12lb. No braided or double-strength line to be used whatsoever. Pole- minimum recommended elastic of 10 and 3lb hook length. Strictly barbless hooks only, no nipped of flattened barbs. Maximum hook size 10. No keep nets at any time, no fixed leads or fixed feeders, no Zig Rigs, no plugs, no spinners, no crab lines or children’s nets or beach rock pooling equipment.
The Following Bait is Not Allowed: No trout pellets, no nut based bait, no cat or dog meat.
Landing Fish and Returning Fish to Water: All fish must be carefully netted when caught. No swinging-in of fish, or handling of fish in or back-out to water. All fish caught must be quickly and gently returned to the water at the point of capture, by careful use of a landing net. When returning fish to the water please allow enough time for the fish to recover before releasing it. The removal of fish, or causing damage or distress to any fish is strictly prohibited. Never transfer a fish from one lake to another.
Unhooking Fish: You must carry and always use a good quality disgorger. Fish up to 4lb must be unhooked in the net, held on your knee. Fish above 4lb must be unhooked on a padded unhooking mat. The use of Klin-ik antiseptic to cleanse the hook wound and any other fish wound is recommended. Please report any case of injured fish or wildlife to a member of our family. For deep hooked fish; cut the line as close as possible to the hook and gently return the fish to the water immediately. Never pull a deep hook free, as in most cases this will be fatal to the fish and in the least cause damage and distress.
Handling, Weighing and Photographing: Where possible try not to handle fish. But if required, hold the underneath of the net to hold fish to disgorge. If it is necessary to hold a fish, use wet hands (never use a dry towel). If your ‘Big Catch’ photographs are being taken – gently hold the fish low to the ground over a soft padded pre-wetted unhooking mat. When preparing to take a photo, wet the fish with water from the lake. Only weigh fish in wet slings, knotless weigh bags. Dropping a fish on the bank causes stress and damage, resulting in disease and can often be fatal.