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Top 10 Most Popular Fishing Spots in UK Named 


Research conducted by outdoor brand and camping experts, Khyam, reveals the most popular fishing spots in the UK, perfect for a summer escape this season for fishing fans. 

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Interest in fishing has soared with searches for “fishing for beginners” shooting up by 242% since the start of spring, while “best places to go fishing in the UK” has also increased by 146%. 


And now award-winning UK outdoor brand Khyam reveals the most popular fishing spots throughout the UK. 


The camping experts identified the highly rated fishing spots across England, Scotland and Wales and then analysed hashtag data to find out which locations are the most popular. 


Farlows Lakes in Buckinghamshire lands the top spot with 6,990 hashtags. The aptly named Anglers Paradise in Devon is a close 2nd with 6,949 hashtags. Esthwaite Water, located in the picturesque Lake District in the North of England is 3rd with 2,463 hashtags.

Top 10 Most Popular Fishing Spots 


1. Farlows Lakes - Buckinghamshire - 6,990 hashtags


Originally a gravel pit located in the Colne Valley, Farlows Lake has become a Carp fishing destination for fishing fans in the UK. The spot has an on-site cafe, and facilities like toilets and showers, making it a perfect place to spend some summery days.

2. Anglers Paradise - Devon - 2,463 hashtags 


Aptly named, Anglers Paradise is situated in the lovely Devon countryside. There are more than 30 lakes full of double-figure Koi Carp, Golden Orfe and Tench, and with on-site villas and other activities, it’s perfect for a family holiday. 


3. Esthwaite Water - Lake District - 2,463 hashtags 


Esthwaite Water is one of the smaller and lesser-known lakes in the Lake District National Park in northern England. A natural 280-acre private water situated in the heart of the English Lake District, it has some of the best predator, trout and coarse fishing in the UK.


4. Elphicks Fisheries - Kent - 1,849 hashtags 


Elphicks Fisheries has 7 lakes available for day fishing session fishing. The ons-ite Lodge is well stocked with drinks, snacks and sweets, as well as the latest bait and terminal tackle so you’ll always be prepared for a day on the lakes. Adaptions have also been added with disabled anglers in mind, making the facilities and the fishing spots very accessible.

5. Stanwick Lake Fisheries - Northamptonshire - 1,320 hashtags 


Previously being known as Duncan Kay’s Mid-Northants Fishery, Stanwick is a firm favourite among fishing fans and can pose quite a challenge for even the most experienced. Located in the heart of the Nene Valley in Northamptonshire, this 46-acre haven has 6 mature lakes stocked with carp, with some reaching over 40lb in size.

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Stanwick Lakes Fisheries

6. Wroxham/Norfolk Broads - Norfolk - 962 hashtags 


Wroxham/Norfolk Broads is an area of open water alongside the River Bure near the village of Wroxham in Norfolk and is located inside the Broads National Park. The region has many free fishing places along most of the river banks and boat hire is available. There are also Private Broads that offer fishing by arrangement. 


7. Drayton Reservoir - Northamptonshire - 859 hashtags 


Drayton Reservoir is a reservoir in Daventry, Northamptonshire. Stocked with carp with an average size of between 14lbs and 16lbs (and with much bigger fish being caught) this spot is popular with anglers of all ages and abilities. There are four main fishing areas - the Dam Wall, the Straight, the Point and the Boards to vary up your visits. 


8. Monk Lakes - Kent - 718 hashtags


Monk Lakes is a 120-acre fishery just south of Maidstone in Kent. with 3 main lakes, 4 match lakes and a river with two pools, it’s a great place to go if you want to get away from it all. Fish that can be found here include Carp, Roach, Barbel, Bream, Tench, Dace and Pike. 


9. Redmire Pool - Herefordshire - 636 hashtags 


The small but mighty Redmire Pool is a farm pond less than 3 acres in size but it’s a firm favourite amongst carp fisherman and has been visited by notable names including Jack Hilton, Tom Mintram, and Bill Quinlan. Previously a ‘closed shop’ location, 

10. White Springs Fishery - Glamorganshire - 519 hashtags 


Nestled in 37 acres of Welsh countryside in Pontarddulais, South Wales, White Springs Fishery has 5 coarse fishing lakes to choose from. The site also boasts 3 scandinavian style log cabins, as well as caravan and camping pitches so your visit can be as rugged or relaxing as you need.


Reflecting on the findings, Nick Roberts, Brand Director at Khyam, explains:


“There are a few reasons why fishing has grown in popularity in recent years. Camping and UK staycations have become incredibly popular post-pandemic, allowing more and more people to try new outdoor hobbies. 


“Many campsites and cottages also have their own fishing lakes which may have driven interest. It can also be an inexpensive hobby, and studies have also shown that it can have a positive impact on our mental health.  


“With this insight, we hope to highlight some amazing fishing spots that everyone from new beginners to experts can enjoy this season.”

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