Nothing beats a peaceful afternoon spent casting a line and reeling in a catch. There are plenty of stunning UK campsites with excellent facilities for angling enthusiasts, so why not pack up your house trailer and set off on a fishing trip?

Of course, before you begin your big adventure, it’s vital to ensure your RV is covered with reliable motorhome insurance.

You want to spend your holiday enjoying gorgeous views and fun activities, so why not let Motorhome Protect do the hard work for you?

Your motorhome is so much more than a vehicle – we understand that. It’s an investment for you and your loved ones to enjoy, taking memorable holidays together in the great outdoors.

Motorhomes are larger than the average vehicle, which increases their exposure to risks such as accident and damage on busy motorways and narrow country lanes.

When you take a holiday in your RV, you’ll likely bring expensive camping equipment along with you, making you a target for thieves.  

Motorhome Protect provides specialist motorhome insurance that’s designed to fit around you and your home on wheels.  Policies can include cover for camping personal effects up to £3,000, motorhomes up to the value of £150,000, and more.

We love life on the open road, too, so take a look at our favourite campsites near fishing lakes and get angling!

 

Grooby’s Pit, Skegness, Lincolnshire

Open: 15th March - 31st October

Boasting a 4-star Gold rating from the AA and a 5-star rating from Quality in Tourism, this adults-only oasis is the perfect pick for keen anglers.

Stretching across seven acres of nature, there are two on-site lakes within this beautifully maintained campsite.

Choose between solitary fishing pegs or a more sociable grassy peninsula, which provides a step-free, easily accessible option for those with restricted mobility.

The main lake has a diverse population, housing Perch, Tench, Carp, Bream, Pike, Rudd, Barbel and more. The nursery lake is a good option for novices wishing to focus on smaller catches, and is stocked with Golden Orfe, Carp and Tench.

A fisherman's fishing gear and tackle box laid out

If you wish, you can camp right beside the main lake on one of 18 hardstanding gravel pitches, each kitted out with a 16-amp hook-up and tap.

You’ll also be able to enjoy the privacy of secure barrier entry, immaculate washing facilities and a laundrette.

Dog lovers can bring their four-legged friends along, taking advantage of a dog exercise zone – there’s even a shower dedicated to pooches, too!

There are also ample birdwatching opportunities here – kingfishers, kestrels, swans, owls, moor hens, ducks and wild geese call this tranquil site home.

You can purchase some of the free-range eggs laid by the on-site pet ducks, geese and chickens.

If you fancy a change of scenery, head 15 minutes up the coastline to Skegness, a lively seaside town, or tour further afield, visiting hotspots such as Mablethorpe, Horncastle, Louth and Boston.

 

Cofton Holidays, Dawlish, Devon

Open all year round

Another top spot for fishing fanatics, Cofton Holidays boasts an impressive total of five fishing lakes, bustling with Koi, Tench, Carp, Rudd, Roach, Bream and Perch.

There’s never a dull day when angling here, as each lake is a sanctuary for lush fauna and flora, with multiple islands and rich bankside vegetation – it’s the perfect training ground for fishermen.

Old hands and beginners alike will enjoy the challenge of angling here, and there are plenty of resident experts, happy to share some top tips. You can even grab a lakeside pitch for all-day fishing.

A man fishing with his two young kids on the side of a lake

There’s something for everyone at this 80-acre, 5-star site. The leisure complex offers indulgent, modern facilities, including Ashburn Springs Pool Spa and Gym, which has plenty of relaxing treatments on offer.

You’ll also find the Warren Retreat restaurant here, ideal for a special meal, as well as the award-nominated Amelia’s Pantry and Bar plus The Swan pub.

During peak season there’s a variety of entertainment on offer, from cabaret singers to talent nights. Even outside of peak season, games and quiz nights are still on, along with live shows.

Devon is known for its heavenly sandy beaches, so it’s no surprise that Dawlish Warren’s Blue Flag beach, nature reserve and striking red cliffs sit just five minutes away from the park’s scenic meadows and woods.

The South West Coast Path is also less than a mile from the site, offering a vast stretch of coastline and countryside to enjoy, designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Dartmoor National Park is a quick drive from the campsite as well. It’s well worth touring here, as you’ll be treated to panoramic views of moorland, hopefully spotting a Dartmoor pony or two.

You could even take on a Dartmoor trail, discovering granite tors, bronze age settlements and rural waterways by foot or pony – be sure to stop off at one of the West Country’s top wineries, too.

 

Hill’s Cottage Farm Camping and Caravan Park, Fordingbridge, Hampshire

Open: 6th March - 14th November

Based only five minutes from the New Forest National Park, campers can really feel at one with nature when visiting Hill Cottage Farm Camping and Caravan Park.

Spanning 40 acres of Dorset scenery, the site offers incredibly roomy, hardstanding pitches, serviced with electric, water and more. Guests benefit from modern bathroom facilities, a laundry and a shop that offers postal services.

A charming on-site café/shop serves up fresh, locally sourced treats, putting on daily breakfasts and a variety of themed nights during high season.

Anglers can stroll down to on-site fishing lakes for a spot of coarse fishing, following the same trail on to Alderholt, the nearby village, where a shop and canine-friendly pub are located.

A horse grazing in the New Forest

The historic town of Fordingbridge is a five-minute drive from the site, while the sandy beaches of Bournemouth are only 30 minutes away by car.

The site is also in a prime location for sightseeing.

Tourist favourites Stonehenge and Salisbury Cathedral are both within easy reach, as is the rural beauty of the Jurassic Coastline, Moors Valley Country Park and the grandeur of Wilton House – just make sure your RV’s covered with dependable motorhome insurance, before leaving it unsupervised.

 

The Quiet Site, Ullswater, Lake District

Open all year round

Where better to get your catch of the day than in the Lake District, amidst total tranquillity?

The Quiet Site is an award-winning 5-star campsite, popular for over 50 years, thanks to its stunning views across Lake Ullswater and its wonderful array of on-site activities.

If you like to get active on holiday, this site is for you. As long as you have a licence, you’re free to fish on scenic Ullswater, while everyone can enjoy touring the lake on the Ullswater Steamers.

You can even venture out on your own canoe or boat, or choose to explore the area on a pony trek.

A view across the Lake district at Ullswater

The site provides access to a circular trail that includes Aira Force waterfalls, along with trails that boast some of the most breath-taking fell walking the UK has to offer, with Blencathra, High Street and Helvellyn all under 20 minutes’ stroll from base.

It’s also easy to visit the historic Dalemain House – famed for its annual marmalade festival ­– or Lowther Castle (only 20 minutes’ drive away).

Alongside washing facilities, a laundry, shop and olde worlde bar, you’ll find hardstanding pitches and campsite kitchen equipment all guests are free to use.

You can even light up a disposable BBQ, should you fancy a feast one night, as stands are available.

 

Red Kite Touring Park, Llanidloes, Wales

Open: 1st January to 3rd January and 1st March to 31st December

For a peaceful holiday in the Clywedog Valley, head to the south-facing Red Kite Touring Park, a 5-star adults-only campsite set within 20 acres of natural splendour – easily accessed from the B4518.

You’ll be treated to exquisite views stretching out across the valley, plus state-of-the-art facilities, which include site-wide WiFi, toilets with underfloor heating, a laundrette, late arrivals bay and a secure site barrier, activated by number plate recognition.

The site has a Great Crested Newt pond as well as a fishing lake, picnic spots and fully serviced pitches with 16-amp electric hook-ups – Calor gas and motorhome accessories are available for purchase on-site.

An elderly couple walking on a woodland trail

Guests can take long walks along a variety of routes. Venture into Llanidloes, a quaint market town (only a mile away), or saunter along the river Clywedog – the Severn Way borders the site.

Even canines can enjoy spacious dog walking zones. North west of Llanidloes lies Hafren Forest, which also offers many fantastic walking trails.

For fun day trips, visit the Red Kite Feeding Station, Clywedog Dam and Sailing Club or head further afield to coastal attractions such as Aberystwyth, Ynyslas or Borth, not forgetting the Royal Welsh Showground.

 

Bath Chew Valley Caravan Park, Bath, Somerset

Open all year round

A 5-star campsite nestled in gorgeous Somerset countryside, Bath Chew Valley Caravan Park has won the title of best adults-only caravan park in the UK for eight years running – and it’s no surprise.

Sitting only a stone’s throw from the championship fly-fishing Chew Valley Lake, the site is ideal for fishing fans and nature lovers alike.

The country park offers plenty of bird-watching opportunities and scenic walks – including stunning routes across the nearby Mendip Hills – while the pitches (all of which have electric hook-ups) are designed to reflect a garden theme, and are bordered by pretty flower beds, lawns and trees.

A fly fishing rod in use

The facilities are first-rate, including luxury toilet and shower blocks, an RV service point, utility room, dog walk area and a sizeable library. Pop to the village shop – only 200 metres away – to stock up on supplies, should the need arise.

Of course, you can’t miss a trip to the historic city of Bath, close to the site. Tour its elegant Georgian buildings, The Jane Austen Centre and the Roman Baths.

You could even round the day off with a luxury spa treatment, followed by a tasty cream tea – once you’ve secured specialist motorhome insurance, the world really is your oyster.

For a day at the beach, visit Weston Super Mare and drink in beautiful seaside views.

 

Trevornick Holiday Park, Newquay, Cornwall

Open: 3rd April -19th April and 1st March to 25th September

For beachside relaxation, why not head to Trevornick Holiday Park in North Cornwall? It’s situated beside National Trust site Holywell Bay – a beach so jaw-dropping it featured on the BBC series Poldark.

At this pristine 5-star campsite, guests are guaranteed breath-taking views, reliable customer service and high-quality pitches offering plenty of space.

The washing facilities are excellent and, better still, the site also has a heated outdoor pool, tranquillity spa, Jacuzzi, laundrette and shop.

Along with free entertainment (during the day and night), you can choose from three coarse fishing pools – rod hire is on offer at the bait shack.

A sunset over the sea with a stack just off shore at Holywell Bay

Holywell Bay’s golf course (18-hole par 3) is right on your doorstep, too, welcoming beginners and pros alike.

Aside from the serenity of Holywell Bay Beach, you’ll also be able to enjoy quick access to the South West Coast Path for wonderful walks and scenery.

You can motor off to nearby Fistral Beach, in Newquay, or drive to Trevornick, weaving through the quaint village of Cubert, where you’ll find wonderful pubs, traditional cottages, a bakery and a buzzy local shop.

Shopaholics will have a ball in Truro, the shopping mecca of Cornwall, exploring the city’s charming streets, restaurants and shops.

From here, The Eden Project is accessible, as is the charming coastal town of Falmouth, ideal for a slice of homemade cake and a cuppa.

 

Protecting your motorhome

A fishing float on a calm lake

Before you set off on your holiday, remember to sort out dependable motorhome insurance.

You want to spend every moment of your trip relaxing, whether you’re fishing lakeside, trekking through countryside or sunning yourself on the beach.

You can never predict when theft or road traffic accidents might occur, so it’s important to shield your RV from such threats in advance.

Motorhome Protect offers first-rate motorhome insurance, which even includes unlimited cover across all EU countries, should you wish to fish further afield.

Holiday hassle-free – get a quote today.

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