Somerset offers some brilliant fishing opportunities, whether you are interested in game fishing, coarse fishing or sea fishing – it’s all available here in Somerset.
Southfork Caravan Park offers a range of touring and camping options for tents, caravans and motorhomes with both hard-standing and level grass pitches, electric and non-electric pitches and serviced pitches with water, electric and waste. There are also two static caravan holiday homes and our amazing glamping pod available for bookings.
Fishing the River Parrett
Close to the River Parrett, Southfork caravan and camping park is ideally situated to take advantage of the nearby coarse fisheries like Stoke Sub Hamdon and the Langport and district Angling Association, both of whom offer day licences to fish stretches of the River Parrett for Bream, Carp, Chub, Tench and Roach.
For more information on local fishing clubs in Somerset, visit the Get-Hooked website.
Chew Valley Lake
Slightly further afield, although still within easy reach and great If you are more interested in game fishing, consider Chew Valley Lake for Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout and, on some days, Pike. Bank tickets can be bought on the day from the self service machines in the car parks. Chew Valley Lake is part of the Bristol Water Fisheries and is well serviced with a tackle shop, picnic areas and boats for hire. They also have a wheely boat available for hire, specially designed for wheelchair users (boats should be booked in advance).
Set within the beautiful scenery of Exmoor National Park, Wimbleball Lake offers great game fishing opportunities for Brown and Rainbow Trout, along with a whole range of other water sports if you fancy trying something different! There are good facilities with parking, toilets and showers available as well as a wheelyboat for wheelchair users. The lake park also iincludes a range of family activities and play areas. Day and season tickets for fishing are available to book online. Well worth a visit if you are in the area.
For sea fishing opportunities, our campsite is well placed to take advantage of the coasts at both North Somerset and Dorset. Head to Minehead or Watchet on the North Somerset coast and hire a charter boat, complete with an experienced skipper for full day or shorter trips. Tuition, bait and tackle are often available as part of your trip. Bridport, Lyme Regis and Portland in Dorset also have a wide range of charter boats available for both large and smaller groups. Last minute places for sea fishing are often available to book on the Charter Boats UK website.