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