One of the many enjoyable things about caravanning is the chance to reach your campsite and relax. For some, this will be by embarking on walks, for others, it will be exploring the local area, while some of us love nothing more than a spot of angling. With that in mind, we’re sharing some of our favourite caravan sites with fishing, to help you find the right one to head to.

Before booking a site, we’d recommend taking a look at the fishing rules of each site too.

The best caravan sites with fishing are…

Eye Kettleby Lakes
Woodland Waters Holiday Park
Riverside Caravan Park
Milton of Fonab Caravan Park
Grooby’s Pit
Springwater Lakes
Horam Manor Country Park
Red Kite Touring Park

Caravan sites with fishing – our top picks:

Eye Kettleby Lakes

Eye Kettleby, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, LE14 2TN,

  • Open: All year
  • Touring pitches: 130
An aerial shot of Eye Kettleby Lakes

Sitting in 150 acres on the edge of Melton Mowbray, this beautiful site offers nine coarse fishing lakes for anglers. Eye Kettleby Lakes was the overall winner in our Top 100 Sites Guide 2023, where the best caravan parks are revealed, and spreads its pitches across two sections. The touring park itself is adults-only, although families can stay in the log cabins.

Facilities include a luxury amenities block with underfloor heating and piped music. It’s also a dog-friendly caravan site, with the clubhouse (which serves daily meals) coming with a pet lounge. The site also provides a warm-water dog shower and two secure dog walking areas.

It’s the nine coarse fishing lakes that will appeal the most to anglers though. This includes two specimen carp lakes, six mixed coarse lakes and a private lake for lodge members only. If you’re looking to improve your fishing, the campsite can also deliver, with the option of booking tuition.

Woodland Waters Holiday Park

Ancaster, Grantham, Lincolnshire NG32 3RT,

  • Open: All year
  • Touring pitches: TBC
A caravan pitched by the water

Found in a woodland valley that extends for 72 acres, this caravan site is ideal for fishing, with five lakes to choose from.

These include the specimen lake which extends for 14 acres. While it’s primarily a carp lake, there will be the chance to encounter bream, rudd, perch and large pike, with the carp and pike reaching up to 27.5 lbs.

Then there’s the seven-acre match lake, with tench, bream, roach, rudd, perch and carp, while the small carp lake extends for a quarter of an acre, with carp of up to 10lb.

The other two options are the birch lake and the roach pool, with the latter an ideal spot for junior anglers to encounter small carp, tench, crucians and roach. Night fishing is also allowed on the specimen lake.

The campsite facilities include two amenity blocks and a bar / restaurant, where views over the 14-acre specimen lake and the surrounding area can be enjoyed.

Riverside Caravan Park

Hornshole Bridge, Hawick, Scottish Borders, TD9 8SY,

  • Open: 1st March – 31st December
  • Touring pitches: TBC
A person fishing at Riverside Caravan Park

Free fishing on the River Teviot is on offer at Riverside Caravan Park, where you can find salmon, trout and grayling.

The site itself, which is based on the Scottish Borders, offers excellent views, while you’ll find yourself ideally situated for heading to a good selection of pubs and restaurants in Hawick, which is only a mile away. Make the most of your stay on the Border by visiting towns such as Melrose, Galashiels and Kelso, as well as embarking on trips to Jedburgh Abbey and St Boswells Donkey Sanctuary.

Each of the site’s spacious pitches is fully serviced and comes with 16 amp hook up.

Milton of Fonab Caravan Park

Pitlochry, Perthshire, Scotland PH16 5NA,

  • Open: 5th March – 4th November
  • Touring pitches: 170
Trees reflected in the river at Milton of Fonab Caravan Park

If the best caravan parks in Scotland for you come with fishing, this could be one of the ideal destinations to head to.

Milton of Fonab provides excellent access to the River Tummel, which is a tributary of the River Tay. The site advises that fishing is especially good from mid March to June, with an excellent chance of encountering salmon. Head there in late summer for the opportunity to catch sea trout too.

The site itself has 170 pitches, all of which have electric hook up, while you can also make use of free Wi-Fi and a shop, as well as shower and washroom facilities.

The dog-friendly site also presents a good base for visits to Loch Faskally and Loch Tummel while you’re staying there too.

Grooby’s Pit

  • Open: all year
  • Touring pitches: 18
Grooby's Pit

Grooby’s Pit is an adults-only caravan park sitting only seven miles from Skegness. Each of the pitches offers a view of one of the two fishing lakes and also comes with 16 amp electric hook up and a tap. The fishing lakes comprise of a two-acre coarse fishing lake and a nursery lake, with the peaceful campsite providing the perfect setting for sitting back and enjoying some angling.

Site facilities include an indoor warm water dog shower, complete with a ramp, as well as a heated toilet and shower block. In the surrounding area, visitors can head to Gibraltar Point National Nature Reserve and the Natureland Seal Sanctuary, while Lincolnshire Wildlife Park is only 3.5 miles away.

Springwater Lakes

Harford, Llanwrda, Carmarthenshire, South Wales SA19 8DT, 

  • Touring pitches: 30
  • Open: from 1st March 2024
Caravans pitched by the water

Sitting in a picturesque 20-acres with the Cambrian Mountains nearby, this caravan site for fishing is well-located for visiting numerous destinations in South Wales, including Llanddeusant, Aberaeron and New Quay.

The site itself has a choice of five fishing lakes, as well as providing fishing lessons and having a shop that sells bait and tackle.

One of the lakes is for fly fishing only and is stocked with rainbow trout of up to 2 lbs. There are also two mixed coarse fishing lakes, one extending for three acres and the other around 1.5 acres. These offer crucian, mirror, common carp, bream, roach, rudd, perch and large tench.

The other two options are a one-acre lake and a specimen fishing lake of around three acres.

Horam Manor Country Park

Horam, Nr Heathfield, East Sussex TN21 0YD,

  • Open: all year
  • Touring pitches: 100
The fishing lake at Horam Manor Country Park on a bright day

Horam Manor is a picturesque site, found on the edge of the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

As well as providing visitors with first-class facilities, the caravan park has a well-stocked fishing lake at the Horam Manor Fishery. This gives anglers the chance to fish for a range of species, including bream, carp, crucian carp, tench, rudd, perch, roach, golden rudd and eels. Then head to the tearoom for some refreshments.

The campsite itself is well placed for trips to Bodiam Castle, the Cuckoo Trail and Seven Sisters too.

Red Kite Touring Park

Van Road, Llanidloes, Powys, Mid Wales SY18 6NG,

  • Open: 1st March – 31st December
  • Touring pitches: 62
Red Kite Touring Park

This adults-only caravan site with fishing sits in 20 acres and provides spacious pitches with panoramic views of the beautiful Welsh countryside.

A well-stocked coarse fishing lake comes with carp weighing up to 12lb, crucian carp, tench and bream. If that’s not enough, there’s even the option of enjoying some fly fishing three miles away at Llyn Clywedog, where brown and rainbow trout can be found.

Site facilities include a modern amenities block, a 10-acre dog walk and a shop. Keep your eyes peeled for some of the birdlife that regularly visit a campsite that made its way onto our guide to the best caravan parks in Wales too.

Then you can embark on the 15-minute stroll to Llanidloes, a quaint market town with a selection of shops and restaurants.

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