Mayfly Fishing Lake

An excellent all-round lake for catching large carp, 
tench, bream, perch, rudd and roach. 
Experienced anglers have caught 100lb+ in just one fishing session!

Mayfly Lake was established over twenty years ago, and holds a variety of species

FREE & Exclusive Fishing for Residents Only
– no day tickets

Double figure carp, perch to 4.5lb, big tench and big bream are heavily stocked in Mayfly lake. If you like fishing for silvers, there are also skimmers, and large rudd and roach.

Depths range from 2ft to 5ft. Fishing near the margins or close to the 2 prominent waterlilies often produces the best catch weights.

Pole fishing is popular, but the fish are large and fight very hard, so please ensure you have the correct setup and strong elastic! Feeder is also a good method, casting to the far banks.

On a good day, you can easily catch over 100lb of carp during a 5hr fishing session. The average stamp of carp in Mayfly is around 6lb.

Baits that work well:

– Pellets 6mm
– Sweetcorn
– Luncheon Meat
– Bread
–  Maggot

 We last re-stocked Mayfly in 2021, with more tench and bream.

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

Mayfly Coarse & Carp Fishing 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.

Mayfly Lake Fishing Features

  • Fishing Tackle Shop Onsite
  • Fishing Swims Of All Sizes
  • Superb Margin Fishing
  • Fish Close Up To The Islands In All Lakes
  • Lakes Have Varying Water Depths
  • A Variety Of Water And Wetland Plants

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

A Week In The Lapwing Caravan

Had a very enjoyable week on this well laid out and well run site. Using it as a base to visit the surrounding towns and atractions .the owners and staff could not of been more helpful .with the lakes being very close we where able to grab a few hours fishing after returning on the afternoons I found fishing the margins with pellets very productive catching up to to twenty carp up to about nine pounds .in all I would recommend this site to anybody hopefully we will be back next year

George - Trip Advisor

An Aerial View Of Perran Springs

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haevily stocked with the average stamp of carp at 6lb