Butterfly Fishing Lake

Smaller of the 3 lakes, but perfect for catching carp, crucians, tench, bream, perch, rudd & roach 

Butterfly lake is great for pole fishing. With most fish from 1lb to 10lb

Fishing for Residents Only – no day tickets

Butterfly Lake is great for family fishing, with the average stamp of carp being 1lb to 3lb, although some go up to to 15lb. Tench, big perch, rudd, roach and bream are also heavily stocked.

The best method on Buttefly is float fishing, either waggler, or pole fishing by the islands.

Fishing in the margins on each of the lake corners can also produce large catches.

Smaller baits are great for catching the crucian carp

Total catches of over 90lb-plus are not uncommon.

It’s the smallest of our 3 lakes, but packed with fish so you can catch all day!

Baits that work well:

– 4mm or 6mm expander pellets
– Luncheon Meat Hook and Hair Expander Pellets 6mm
– Sweetcorn
– Maggots
– Breadflake
– Stillwater Silvers Stimul8or Groundbait

 We recommend you plumb the depths before fishing. The average depth is around 3 to 4ft.

Need some help – when you’re here, just ask Andrew for advice regarding baits, tackle and the lakes.

Butterfly was last re-stocked in early 2021, with a mixture of bream, tench and carp to add to the already large stamp of fish


Butterfly Coarse Fishing Lake

Butterlfy Lake - Fish Haul Of Over 125lb

Read our blog, with Andrew catching over 125lb of Carp from Butterfly Lake

Fishing Permits 2022 – Fishing for Residents Only – no day tickets

SEVEN DAY Weekly Permit - A Permit for up to 7 Consecutive Days Fishing

Fishing Prices 8am to Dusk only. Rods / Permits are Not Transferable. Permit Price 
ADULT (age 13 years and over)  £24
CHILD (age 12 years and under)  £14
Per Extra Rod (adult or child) - max. of two extra rods per permit  £12

3 Day Fishing Permits

THREE DAY Short Break Permit - A Special Permit for up to 3 Consecutive Days Fishing

Fishing Prices 8am to Dusk only Rods / Permits are Not Transferable. Permit Price 
ADULT (age 13 years and over)  £15
CHILD (age 12 years and under)  £10
Per Extra Rod (adult or child) - max. of two extra rods per permit  £9

Bivvies are allowed on Dragonfly Lake Only (whilst fishing during the daytime). Bivvies must be removed each day by dusk at the latest.

Butterfly Lake Fishing Features


  • Depths from 2ft to 6ft
  • 2 Islands with a channel in the middle
  • Great for pole & waggler fishing
  • Ideal for children or beginners
  • Lots of crucians to catch
  • Lots of trench & bream to a 1lb
  • Average carp around 2lb to 5lb
  • Some carp to 15lb

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.



Comments from our guests

Seriously impressed doesn’t even come close to describing the venue. On arrival, the welcome was fantastic! The owners and staff are so friendly and happy, nothing is too much trouble for them. Walking around the park it was apparent that a lot of time and effort goes into making sure everything is well kept, clean and tidy. The shop is well setup with all your essentials to hand. The 3 fully stocked lakes look unbelievable, it would be easy to think you was sat around an old estate lake.
Tony Wynnick - Match Angler

Highly Recommend Lovely Campsite
My dad, brother and myself stayed at this campsite for the first time last week, we come to Cornwall every year but normally stay at one of the larger campsites but I can say that we will definitely returning to perran springs next year, the campsite has everything you need the grounds are very well kept and the toilets and showers where spotless and cleaned everyday the owners are really nice people just a nice peaceful family business.
The fishing lakes on site are amazing any anglers dream all my family are fishermen and we fished everyday at some point.

Freddie C - Trip Advisor

An Aerial View Of Perran Springs

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great features & full with crucian carp & bream