Our Lakes & Fish Stock - At Highfields Country Retreat

Our Lakes & Fish Stock


Lovely wide & flat swims

We are specialists in offering fishing in the holiday park environment. Other parks often promote fishing but in most cases it is usually a ‘bolt on’ attraction which is given very little attention. For us, fishing is the key ingredient. There are no jet ski’s buzzing round the lakes whilst you are trying to fish, no reserved swims or day ticket anglers taking all the best swims at first light! We ensure the natural environment is maintained, over-commerciality is avoided and most important of all, our customers benefit from exclusivity.

Our lakes are all approximately one acre in size and all benefit from attractively planted islands. Dug into the natural clay bed and designed with the pleasure angler in mind, they are all nicely shaped with several promontories and bays to fish from. Anglers have the option of fishing the narrower channel swims up to the islands and also larger areas of open water.

A marginal shelf has been built into each lake and is home to a variety of aquatic plants, rushes and insects. The shelf slopes gently away to the lake bed which has been contoured and sculptured to different depths to provide interesting features for both fish and angler.

Three of our lakes (Hawthorn, Rowan & Willow) are positioned within the Holiday Caravan development and are exclusive to Holiday Home owners (and holiday makers). The forth lake available to fish (Alder) is in front of our reception.

Fisheman holding fish

8lb Carp

  • Hawthorn Lake contains a good head of Carp (Common & Mirror) and mixed Silver Fish including Roach, Bream, Perch, Rudd, Tench & Hybrids. There are a lot of Carp in the 2-10lb weight range as well as a very good numbers from 10lb-20lb
  • Rowan Lake has been stocked with the light-tackle fisherman in mind. It holds over 850 beautiful Crucian Carp, hundreds of quality Tench and thousands of Silver fish too.
  • Alder Lake is our day-ticket fishing lake. Containing a similar stock of fish to Hawthorn Lake, both holiday-makers/home owners and the public are able to fish this water.
  • Willow Lake is on the meadow has a great mix of stock and is situated away from the holiday caravans.
  • We also have another 3 lakes up at Forest View and 2 down on Meadow View for our owners to fish.


The lakes at Highfields are perfect for both the rod and pole angler, the beginner and expert. Few holiday parks have fishing as the main attraction, especially in such relaxing, quiet and natural surroundings. Fishing at Highfields is the perfect way to unwind.

Our nearest fishing tackle shop is ‘Fishing Evolution’ at Sleaford (Tel. 01529 309105). It’s easy to find and supplies all the leading brands of tackle and bait.

Why not view our fishing gallery?