The Best Carp Fisheries in England

Updated July 20, 2017

England attracts people from all over the world with its history and monuments, but travellers also come for the countryside, the lakes and the fishing. Carp fishing has a long history in England, dating back to the 14th century. The rivers and lakes in this country are well-stocked, and visitors will find a vast number of carp fisheries from which to choose.

Kingfisher Lakes and Apartments

Well-suited to those who are taking a longer holiday, Kingfisher Lakes and Apartments in Norfolk offer luxurious accommodations and commercial carp fishing endorsed by the famed John Bailey. A number of lakes are stocked with carp sometimes weighing in at a whopping 18.1kg. The location is especially desirable if you are travelling with family as, in addition to superb fishing, Kingfisher also offers a number of other amenities and activities, including---but not limited to---a play area for children, restaurants and salons, golf, horseback riding and sailing.

Kingfisher Lakes and Apartments Walcis House Walcis Farm Fakenham Road Lenwade Norfolk NR9 5QR +1-603-879-468

Greenridge Farm Coarse Fishery

If you're interested in day tickets and night fishing, pay a visit to the Greenridge Farm Coarse Fishery, which can be found in Hampshire. The canals and specimen lake hold a great deal of carp and are open to both match and pleasure anglers. This no-frills, popular spot has carp in the double numbers, with the largest on record coming in at 12.7kg. A secure car park is available onsite, as well as a building with a fridge/freezer, tea and coffee facilities and a toilet. Bring your own food and drink.

Greenridge Farm Coarse Fishery Romsey, Hampshire England + 7-941-332-102

Country and Carp Fishing Holidays

Match and pleasure anglers will appreciate Country and Carp Fishing Holidays in North Dorset. Accommodations are log cabins, which sleep up to six people and are fully equipped with kitchen, heat, toilet and other amenities. Common and mirror carps are abundant in the 3-acre lake which is over four centuries old. A number of ponds are well-stocked and maintained, and since Country and Carp Fishing Holidays is a private estate, the fishing is reserved for guests. Book as early as you can, especially during the holidays.

Country and Carp Fishing Holidays Farm Country Holidays Geranium Cottage Sandleheath Fordingbridge Hampshire SP6 1PF United Kingdom +44-1425-654106

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Ana Cruz has written for newspapers such as "The Wilmington Star News" and "Currents" since 2002. She has published in various literary journals, including "Wilma" and "White Whale Review." She has a Master of Fine Arts in creative writing, a Bachelor of Arts in English and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in creative writing from the University of North Carolina in Wilmington.