Our Fishing Lakes in Fylde

Here at Sunset Park Holiday Village we have two fishing lakes that are available for use by owners and holiday makers (providing they hold a valid Rod Licence – see below). The first lake – Merepoint – is situated at the centre of the park by the Puddled Duck, whilst the second lake, Lakeside, is a little more secluded at the further end of the park. Both are well stocked with sizeable carp amongst other fish and offer a great opportunity for relaxation.

There are some things to be aware of though, so we have put together the following guide. For more details, please do not hesitate to contact our team in Fylde on 01253 700222 and we will answer any questions you have.

History of Fishing

The distinction between coarse fish and game fish originated in the United Kingdom in the early 19th century. Prior to that time, recreational fishing was a sport of the gentry, who angled for salmon and trout and called them game fish. There was a view that other fish did not make as good eating, and they were disdained as coarse fish. Coarse fish have scales that are generally larger than the scales of game fish, they tend to inhabit warmer and stiller waters.

For all anglers in England and Wales, anybody aged 12 and over must purchase a valid rod licence before fishing. This will enable anglers to legally fish in England and Wales for non-migratory Trout and Coarse fish.

To buy a Rod licence follow visit: https://www.gov.uk/fishing-licences/buy-a-fishing-licence

About Baits

For still water fishing and commercial fisheries, a huge array of baits are available. Many of the old favourites are still as potent today as they have ever been. For most species, hook baits such as luncheon meat, sweetcorn, maggot, worm, and pellets will work.

When targeting more specific species such as specimen carp, boilies, large pellets, large bunches of maggots, large lungworm, tiger nuts, and meat chunks from cat food can work very well. Micro pellets softened along with ground bait can be fed alongside all hook baits mentioned. In the summer months fish such as carp can be seen feeding off the surface.

Our Rules

  • Fishing is free and available from 9am – 8pm
  • Fishing Pegs are available for anyone and are available on a first come first served basis
  • Do not use barbed hooks
  • Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult
  • You must use a landing net
  • Keep nets are not allowed
  • No fish may be removed from the water and taken away
  • All catches must be returned to the water in a timely manner so as not to distress the fish

Contact Us Today

For more information about our fishing lakes or to look into booking a fishing holiday in Lancashire, please contact us today on the Fylde Coast on 01253 700222. Alternatively, you can fill our contact form in and we will be back in touch.