Our Fishing Lakes
Here at Sunset Park we have two fishing lakes that are available for use by owners and holiday makers (providing they hold a valid Rod License – see below).
The first lake – Merepoint – is situated at the centre of the park, by the Puddled Duck, whilst the second lake, Lakeside, is a little more secluded at the further end of the park. Both are well stocked with sizeable carp amongst other fish and both offer a great opportunity for relaxation. There are some things to be aware of though, so we have put together the following guide:
The distinction between coarse fish and game fish originated in the United Kingdom in the early 19th century. Prior to that time, recreational fishing was a sport of the gentry, who angled for salmon and trout and called them game fish. There was a view that other fish did not make as good eating, and they were disdained as coarse fish. Coarse fish have scales that are generally larger than the scales of game fish, they tend to inhabit warmer and stiller waters.
For all anglers in England and Wales, anybody aged 12 and over must purchase a valid rod licence before fishing. This will enable anglers to legally fish in England and Wales for non-migratory Trout and Coarse fish.
For still water fishing and commercial fisheries, a huge array of baits are available. Many of the old favourites are still as potent today as they have ever been. For most species, hook baits such as luncheon meat, sweetcorn, maggot, worm, and pellets will work. When targeting more specific species such as specimen carp, boilies, large pellets, large bunches of maggots, large lungworm, tiger nuts, and meat chunks from cat food can work very well. Micro pellets softened along with ground bait can be fed alongside all hook baits mentioned. In the summer months fish such as carp can be seen feeding off the surface.
To buy a Rod license follow visit:
- Fishing is free and available from 9am – 8pm
- Fishing Pegs are available for anyone and are available on a first come first served basis.
- Do not use barbed hooks
- Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult
- You must use a landing net
- Keep nets are not allowed
- No fish may be removed from the water and taken away
- All catches must be returned to the water in a timely manner so as not to distress the fish