First time at fishing

First time at fishing

 

The joy of catching that first fish whilst on their camping holiday.

Some Guest comments regarding fishing on their holiday in North Devon..

Fishing is available too which was great, as you could hire the rod and basic kit from the on-site store. One of the wardens - Glyn, I think, was really helpful and showed the children how to fish and nothing was to much trouble for him. We joined up with two other families and really enjoyed ourselves. All of the facilities were excellent, clean and tidy.

We would especially like to thank Glynn for his assistance when setting up for fishing. This was our kids first time fishing and we ended up catching over 30 fish that day.

Special thanks to both Dave and Glyn for all their kind help and advice. Glyn is a fishing expert and you'd be wise to listen to his advice. We caught about 70 fish in the well stocked lake.

You get private access to the lake so can fish right next to your van. the weekend was designed around fishing which turned out to be very successful ! Any keen fishers give it a go, the lake is flooded with carp and tench and we caught about 50 carp over the 2 days. (They love crab paste pellets) the toilets and showers where spotless and modern.

 


Relaxing and Enjoyable

We visited this site in early July, I had been here before, but a long time ago. I liked it then, and the site has certainly improved further. We paid a little extra, and had a great pitch. The site was quieter than I expected, less than half full.

There are two shower blocks. The main one and a further family shower block, which we were invited to use, as we were close to them, and the site was quiet. The main shower blocks were very clean (cleaned daily) and we never had to queue. There are two family rooms on the end of this block too. The family shower block rooms are big, and each contains a shower, wash basin, and toilet. I can imagine these are a big boon to people with young families.

Our pitch was spacious with plenty of room for tent and car, and we had a hedge on three sides. We found these pitches to have a nice secluded feel. Higher up the site there are more open pitches, and rows of level terraced pitches run across the site. Tents and caravans were spread out evenly across the site, so we never felt at all crowded.

There is a play area, a small shop, and a small fishing pond, (which I didn't get to try, but looks nice). There is a takeaway near the shop, open a few hours a day, again we didn't try it. There's even a couple of washing machines on coin meters.

The staff were very helpful.

The site is in walking distance of the nearest pub, (which also does meals), though you will have to walk on the road. And just a short drive from Woolacombe and Ilfracombe

We had an very relaxing and enjoyable stay and we will be back.

Camp critic

We got rid of the kids for 2 week in August 12 and the wife and I wanted to spend some quality time alone together with a bit of luxury.

What a lovely clean well managed site it is, we should of booked in from 2pm but because we had a good run and got early we were allowed in at 12, when we arrived, the staff were friendly and helpful and we were shown to our pitch and advised where to set up our tent and the wind direction and away we went.

What a fantastic 10 nights we had, it rained for the first 4 days but that was OK as we went out and about to places like Bude, Bideford and around Devon. The remainder of the stay we had lovely weather and went out every day.

When we came back we paid for an afternoons fishing. There were a lot of signs about the site and there is secure entry and exit but in this day and age you need to feel secure and have relevant information. it was a fantastic holiday and we are going back in Oct half term with the kids. We cant wait. only downside its 9 weeks to wait.

Rob