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

FREE and Exclusive 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

FREE FISHING  - for the full duration of your holiday with us

Our Private Fishing Lakes are strictly for the exclusive use of Perran Springs’ paying residents only, fishing is included in your holiday with us. No guests or visitors are permitted to fish or enter the lake meadow. 
No day tickets. 

Friendly fishing advice from Andrew is available, if needed. 

3 Day Fishing Permits

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

Dogs / Pets are allowed in the Lake Meadow, but must be kept under control and on a short lead at all times. Dogs / Pets are not allowed in the lakes or pond.

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 allowed in the Lake Meadow but must be kept under control and on a short lead at all times. Dogs / Pets are not allowed in the lakes or pond.



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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