The United Kingdom is home to some of the most exceptional carp fishing destinations in Europe, offering a variety of choices for anglers. Renowned for its diverse and abundant carp fisheries, the UK has become a prime location for both casual and serious carp fishing enthusiasts.
One notable destination is Cefn Mably Lakes in Cardiff, Wales. Nestled in the Welsh countryside, this site features five specimen carp lakes. Anglers can choose to stay in lakeside log pods or opt for a more luxurious experience in a lodge equipped with a hot tub. For inquiries and bookings, Cefn Mably Lakes can be contacted at 01633 681101.
In another part of the UK, Elphicks Fisheries near Royal Tunbridge Wells boasts seven fishing waters, with the North Lake being particularly reputable. This 6-acre specimen carp water allows a maximum of 10 anglers at a time, offering an exclusive fishing experience with carp weighing over 50lb.
York Lakeside Holidays presents an ideal family-friendly carp fishing holiday venue. It features a specimen water lake with 14 luxury self-catering lodges, complete with modern conveniences and hot tubs. Most lodges are pet-friendly, accommodating families who wish to bring their furry friends along.
Another noteworthy location is in the Midlands, established in 1980, consisting of four lakes offering carp fishing with catches up to 40lb. Situated in a secluded setting near Crick and West Haddon in Northamptonshire, this fishery provides a serene environment for both short stays and holiday fishing.
For those seeking 50lb carp lakes, Old Mill Lakes in Lincolnshire is a must-visit. Among its four lakes, ‘Birch’ is especially known for its large carp. Farlows Lake 1 also stands out with over 100 30lb-plus carp, some reaching over 40lbs. It operates on a ‘first come – first served’ basis, with various ticket options including day and 24-hour tickets.
For more detailed information on these and other top carp fishing destinations in the UK, visit Angling Times, Carp n Bait, Angling Direct, and TackleMart for a comprehensive guide to the best UK carp fishing holidays.