Coarse Fishing Lake

“There is a fine line between fishing and just standing on the shore like an idiot.”― Steven Wright

The Lake

Mill Park Fishing Lake is a 1.5 acre lake fed by the stream that gurgles through the site. Nestled in the valley you are surrounded by beautiful countryside and sheltered by the woodland that stretches up either side of the valley. Lots of local wildlife regularly visit the site including kingfishers, deer, pheasant and other wild fowl. You will also see the resident ducks that live in the ponds behind the lake and visit the island in the middle of the lake.

The lake is well stocked with Common Carp, Chubb, Bream, Roach, Rudd and Brown Trout and the lake is regarded locally as one of the best fishing sites around. The most recent competition saw over 200lb of fish caught between 10 competitors over 5 hours, with the winning net weighing in at over 41lb with a large haul of Common Carp making up the majority of the weight in the bag. The record for the site currently stands at 57lb for the winning net by Martin from North Devon Match Group.

There is a toilet block and parking close to the lake to make it easy to get your equipment from the car to your fishing peg. Fishing tackle is available in the onsite Shop that also stocks snacks and drinks.

The fishing lake is open to residents, non residents and fishing competitions throughout the year. There are 3 Bell Tents, 3 Glampods and a Cocoon available for hire that are located around the lake, which are ideal for the avid fishermen that don’t wish to bring their own caravan or tent. We have special offers for visitors that combine Glamping accommodation with fishing day tickets – please enquire at Reception for these special offers.

Important Note

Important Note

We operate a strict catch and release scheme onsite and fishermen may only use barbless hooks. Keep nets are only to be used during competitions and the nets must be of the correct gauge netting.

Should you wish to fish the site please contact Reception, or simply pop into Reception to obtain your day ticket. We also offer an annual fishing ticket with unlimited access to the Lake – except on competition days. Please note that we require fishermen to sign in at Reception before fishing commences, and to let us know that you have left the site when you have finished.

Should you wish to organise a competition please contact Reception. We can discuss what facilities you require, we can start your day with coffee and bacon rolls, issue flasks of tea or coffee or other drinks throughout the match and also open the bar afterwards for your prize givings etc. We host “open” competitions throughout the year, if you want to enter the next open competition please contact Reception and we will advise you of the details of the next competition.

Rod Licence

Rod Licence

Any angler aged 13 years or over, fishing for salmon, trout, freshwater fish or eels in England (except the River Tweed), Wales or the Border Esk and its tributaries in Scotland must have an Environment Agency rod licence.

Rod licences are valid for either 1 day, 8 days or 12 months. 

A 1 day rod licence is valid for 24 consecutive hours, an 8 day rod licence is valid for 192 consecutive hours from the start time and date, and a 12 month license is valid for 12 months from the date purchased.

How to purchase your rod licence

How to purchase your rod licence

Rod licences are available from or the local Post Office in the village of Berrynarbor - a short walk awa. 

They are also available from the Post Office, by direct debit and over the telephone on 0844 800 5386. The phone line is open from 8.30am to 8.00pm daily from March to September and 8.30am to 6.00pm from October to February.


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