Mayfly Fishing Lake – Here at Perran Springs
Mayfly Lake was established over twenty years ago, and holds a variety of species including double figure carp, perch to 4.5lb, big tench and big bream. 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, and which are stocked in our shop include:
– Hook and Hair Expander Pellets 6mm
– 8mm Chocolate Orange Feed Pellets (to band or drill)
– Luncheon Meat
– Chocolate Orange Groundbait
We sell pole floats, pole elastic and accessories in our shop. Also a selection of feeders from Cresta.
We last re-stocked Mayfly in November 2017, with tench and bream over 2lb.
Need some help – when you’re here, just ask Andrew for advice regarding baits, tackle and the lakes.
Our fish are kept in good condition and health, due to residents following our fishing lake conditions. These include using a professional knotless landing net, padded un-hooking mat, barbless hooks and disgorger. Keepnets are not permitted.
Likelihood Of Catching
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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
Fish Close Up To The Islands In All Lakes
Lakes Have Varying Water Depths
A Variety Of Water And Wetland Plants
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.
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Spent four days camping and fishing last August. Caught over 100lb of carp in one day, the biggest about 16lb. Fished mainly on Mayfly lake.
The holiday park is very friendly, clean and tidy. Andrew (one of the owners) provides very helpful tips for fishing! Thank you...