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Fishing Holidays in and around the cotswolds

Perfect location for a fishing short break or a family holiday with a keen angler


The Cotswold Water Park is well known for its extensive fishing opportunities.  From expert to novice fisherman (or fisherwoman) there is something for everyone set in stunning natural surroundings.  The lakes are suitable for both course and fly fishing and feature carp, pike, tench, bream and trout.

You are welcome to bring your own tackle if you wish, but don’t worry if you don’t have any to hand as there is a conveniently located tackle shop in the area. 

With many of the holiday cottage developments being based around lakes, fishing is generally available either from your doorstep or certainly not far away. There are also a number of specialist fishing lakes close by if you wish to challenge yourself more for which day tickets are available.

So whether you are an avid angler looking for a quiet and relaxing break with just the wildlife for company, or simply looking for somewhere to show the children how to get started, you will have plenty of choice close by.  And with so many other activities near by if some of your party aren’t keen anglers then don’t worry, as they will have plenty to do whilst you sit on the lakeshore.

Fishing at lower mill estate

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Fishing Holiday Destinations in the Cotswold Water Park

This peaceful location makes the perfect spot for fishing, whether you are a beginner or an expert. What’s more, there are a wide range of other activities available as well to suit everyone, giving you options for all the family. 

The Lake at Lower Mill Estate Cotswolds

Lower Mill Estate

 Fishing is available on any of the seven lakes that surround the Lower Mill Estate. This includes carp, pike, trout and excellent course fishing and may be dependent upon season and local restrictions.   Guests staying within any of the properties on Mill Village, Howells Mere and Clearwater and Minety Lake can all fish within these lakes.

Waters Edge holiday home cotswold water park

Waters Edge

Contemporary, glass fronted luxury holiday homes in the Cotswolds, Waters Edge is a breathtaking collection of luxury holiday homes in the heart of the Cotswold Water Park. The 28 acre lake offers recreational course fishing from alongside each cottage and is close to many of the good local fisheries and popular fishing lakes.

Windrush Lake, Cotswold Water Park

Isis & Windrush

These New England style lakeside holiday cottages on Isis and Windrush lakes are positioned around three natural, reed edged lakes. Any of the three lakes can be fished offering a combination of carp, coarse and trout fishing. The lakeside cottages offer large green open spaces which are perfect for family exploration.

Spring Lake

Good coarse fishing is available from the banks of the lake alongside or in front of the lodges, and Spring Lake is perfectly located for access to other fishing lakes.

For the non-fishers, Spring Lake is perfect for those looking for an activity holiday, with plenty of watersports available. 

Summer Lake

Fishing is available from the banks of the lake alongside or in front of the holiday lodges, as well as offering access to nearby fishing lakes. 

For non- fishers Summer lake provides private sun decks where you can enjoy watching the abundance of wildlife.

The Landings - Orion Holidays

The Landings

The landings offers a private and peaceful base from which to explore the Cotswolds.

Good fishing is available from the banks of the lake, alongside or in front of the lodges, with other popular fishing lakes are all close by so there are plenty of options for you to choose from if you stay at The Landings.

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Help and advice for Fishing Breaks in the Cotswold Water Park

Local Fishing Lakes and Information

The Tackle Den

Locally based carp and coarse fishing specialist. Sells numerous brands of angling equipment, tackle & bait and local fishing licenses.

Cotswold Lakes Trust Angling Memberships

Offers a number of its lakes for angling in association with Ashton Keynes Angling Club.  Some of these lakes have been fished for decades and are some of the most iconic destinations in the Cotswold Water Park. You can purchase a season ticket for 2 or 3 rods on the website (but you will also need an EA licence to fish these lakes).

Lake Pochard Fishing

Walters Lake at Lake Pochard is a well-designed purpose built match lake that offers excellent opportunities for the match fisherman and recreational angler alike.

The 3 acre lake consists of 73 cleverly designed pegs along 4 lanes. The fish stocks have developed well, mostly carp between 5-8lbs with some fish in the teens. A good head of tench to 7lb+ and bream to 8lb+ with roach and Rudd up to 1½ lb+ are also available.

Churn Pool Fishery

Quietly tucked away, Churn Pool is arguably the most exclusive bookable carp fishing venue on the Cotswold Water Park.  Churn Pool is renowned for its excellent range and size of carp, with some fish over 40lb and plenty of doubles and 20lb+ fish.  A number of the fish are now over 30 years old.

Lechlade & Bushyleaze Trout Fisheries 

Excellent fly fishing available with day tickets in a beautiful Cotswold setting. Tackle shop on site and tuition is available upon request.

Fishing Break FAQ's

Yes, you are welcome to bring your own tackle to fish at the lakes. There is also a well equipped tackle shop The Tackle Den nearby if you don’t have your own. 
Yes, with all fishing in the Cotswold Water Park, a rod licence must be carried at all times. These licences are available from the post office.
The lakes within the Cotswold Water Park offer the opportunity to catch a range of different fish including carp, pike, tench, bream and trout. 

Yes the great thing about the Cotswold Water Park  is the wide range of activities and places to visit that are suitable for the entire family.

Whether you want to enjoy fishing peacefully whilst the rest of the family take up different endeavours, there is something for everyone.

Check out our Things to Do Page for more information. 

Yes, many of our properties are pet friendly so the entire family can enjoy the fun!

You can find a full list of our pet friendly properties here.

The Cotswold Water Park is a natural wetland landscape spread over 42 square miles and encompassing 180 freshwater lakes and 14 different Cotswold villages.

Home to tens of thousands of breeding water birds and other wildlife as well as offering a wide range of leisure activities for visitors including water-sports, fishing, walking and cycling or acting as a base from which to visit the wider Cotswolds.

Located close to Cirencester, just north of Swindon and only 90 miles from London, The Cotswold Water Park is easily accessible by road and train and therefore perfect for a short-break as well as a longer holiday.

You can find out more about The Cotswold Water Park here.

Yes we do advertise some of our properties on the main booking portals, however we operate a Direct Bookings Rate Guarantee which means that if you book direct you not only get the best possible rate but other benefits as well including a later check-out.


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