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.


All the reviews that we read were true

We had a lovely time at this campsite. All the reviews that we read were true: the facilities were great and very clean, it is generally very well maintained and the staff were friendly and helpful.

It was very quiet, but since we arrived shortly after a storm that apparently wrecked 30 tents, I think we timed it just right!

The campsite shop is very small, though does stock the essentials. The family shower rooms are fab - huge, with a shower, basin and loo all in the same room. The standard showers were also very spacious.

Some of the pitches have a gentle slope, so you need to be able to pitch your tent accordingly, or be happy to roll!

Brilliant on-site take-away served good meals like lasagne, chilli and curry as well as the more standard fish and chips (theirs is much better than the local chippy!), pizza etc.

At the bottom of the campsite is a big field that has been planted for woodland where they intend to put picnic tables and can walk dogs. Lovely to see a site taking such a long term view and being prepared to commit to such a project.

Generally excellent site, would go again.


We arrived on the Monday afternoon to our pitch allocated (as requested by us) directly opposite the kids play area at the top of the site.

However it was too windy and wet to get the tent up and we suffered snapped poles and ripped canvas before deciding to B&B overnight, and try again on Tuesday.

We returned 1st thing Tuesday morning and discussed our problems with the very helpful site manager.

As a result we were moved pitch (and effectively upgraded free of charge) to a spot surrounded by trees, at the bottom of the fishing lake.

(We were also directed to a pole repair man who re-strung 3 sets of poles and replaced 5 split poles for £20)

This pitch was infinitely better and we got the tent up with no further problems.

We were very impressed with the new washing block and never had a wait for any facilities, which were always clean.

A lot of the pitches suffered with waterlogging but the wardens were constantly delivering sand and straw to anyone who requested it to cover the worst mud patches.

With hindsight, the pitches near the play area were not as ideal as they first seemed as kids are allowed on there till 10pm and it is very rarely empty, even in the rain.

I think the constant noise might have been a little annoying after a while and we were more than happy to have the lake between us and it!

Overall the site faired as well as could be expected with the weather it had to deal with, and we found the shop reasonably priced with Take Away an added bonus serving things such as chilli and mousakka, rather than just burger and chips as we first expected.

Overall, we really enjoyed the site and the holiday despite the weather, and will definitely consider a re-visit once we have dried out!

Ned Kelly