North Devon Fishing and Camping Holidays!

Many of our visitors come to Warcombe for a fishing holiday. We are one of only a few North Devon camping parks to offer a private coarse fishing lake to our campers.

We established a coarse fishing lake at Warcombe in 1998 which offers great sport for all the family. The lake is well stocked with Carp, Tench, Roach and Rudd as well as Perch. The water occupies around an acre of land and provides a haven for wildlife.

Even if you are not a fisherman you can enjoy the beautiful vista, watching the amazing water birds that can be seen around the water. Heron, ducks, Snipe and Kingfishers are spotted regularly. We have some lovely lakeside pitches with their own gate access to the water where you can rest, picnic or get out your rods and cast out!

The park has a general fishing licence so you only need to purchase a day ticket from reception in order to fish the water from dawn to dusk. Rod hire is available and we encourage children to learn under the supervision of a competent adult.

Some of the fish are very large - carp are 15 - 20 lbs in weight. We love posting pictures of your catches on our website. We hire out fishing rods so you don't even have to worry about transporting equipment! Our shop sells tackle spares and a variety of bait.

In the local area there are of course plenty of opportunities to go sea fishing. Many fishermen can be seen on the beaches and pier. Ilfracombe is only 5 miles away and there are lots of organised fishing trips available from the harbour. Trips can be a couple of hours or all day, and may be booked in advance.


What could be better than relaxing by our well stocked fishing lake watching nature pass you by.
There are several fishing charter boats in neighbouring Ilfracombe
The joy of catching that first fish whilst on their camping holiday.
Great fishing! Hours of fun spent at the lake! Great quality fish!

Warcombe Fishing Information

The opportunities for a Devon fishing holiday at Warcombe Farm are many and varied. Warcombe Farm Camping and Caravan Park has its own coarse fishing lake, open only to guests. It is well-stocked with Carp, Tench, Rudd and Roach.

We have our own General Fishing Licence, which covers usage by our guests - a personal fishing licence is not required, you only need to buy a day ticket from us.

If you do not have your own fishing rod, we have equipment available for hire from our own site shop. Whether you are a keen enthusiast, or an absolute beginner, why not have a go? For the welfare of the fish, beginners must be supervised.

We can offer serviced Fisherman's Pitches - situated next to the lake, with private direct access to the water.

Sea fishing ... the coastline is never very far away, deep sea fishing trips can be found in Ilfracombe throughout the season, we would be pleased to advise.

The use of the fishing lake is exclusively for our guests. A general rod licence is held which covers the site - therefore you only need to buy a ticket from reception to fish the water. We also have fishing tackle available if you wish to hire it.

General Rules

  • Barbless Hooks and non-lead weights only.
  • NO keep nets.
  • NO ground bait.
  • NO floating bait.
  • Rods must not be left unattended.
  • All fish MUST be returned to the water.
  • Dogs are not allowed around the lake.
  • Children under 14 years old must be accompanied by an adult.
  • No standing/walking or swimming in the lake.
  • Note that our lake is for coarse fishing only.

Just some of our past guests comments about the fishing at Warcombe Farm ..

"The boys loved the fishing lake. Brilliant all round!"

"An excellent lake overly stocked with fish aplenty for the fishermen."

"Our spot was overlooking the lake, so good for fishing. The site is great all round and location."

"There is a small fishing lake in the middle of the site which is well fenced and safe. It is also full of fish so catching isn't difficult making ideal for beginners looking to learn."

"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."

"I did fish most days and should you need any tips or advice then give Glynn a shout and he will tell the best spots and might even let you know his secret baits - all tried and tested with Julie who this year did manage to beat last year's record of the smallest fish ever."

"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."