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Kingslakes Holidays, Chilla, Highampton, Devon, EX21 5JS

Kingslakes Lakes & Fishing

Fishing Competitions

We have exciting news. The Kingslake fishing competitions are back by popular demand, and we are enjoying welcoming guests back to the lakes in 2022 for some angling with a friendly competitive edge. And best of all, they are completely free to enter.

Our resident fishing expert Andrew will be organising the competitions on Tuesdays throughout 2022, using either Nuthatch or Woodpecker lakes.

Competitions will run for residents only with a minimum of four competitors but will be limited to 12 so book your swim early to avoid disappointment. Pegs will be drawn at 9.30 am for a 10am start, with five hours’ fishing prior to weigh-in, we will supply keep nets. Prize money, winner’s trophy and bragging rights to those who come out on top.

We expect places to book out quickly so give us a call on 01409 231401 or email us to book your place in advance of your stay with us.

Fishing Lessons & Coaching

We know many of our guests would love to try out the lakes, or introduce their family to the sport of fishing but need a little help to get started. So we have the perfect answer for you in our lake manager and resident fishing expert, Andrew.

What Andrew doesn’t know about fishing and the lakes here at Kingslakes isn’t worth knowing and you can have access to his wealth of experience. Introduction To Fishing lessons can be booked ahead of your stay to make sure you get to enjoy them whilst on your break with us, and Andrew is ready to help rusty anglers brush up on their skills or help your children get the fishing bug.

Not only will you get two hours with Andrew but we’ll also provide all of the necessary tackle including rods, unhooking mats and bait.

An Introduction To Fishing lesson costs just £40 for up to two people with tackle included.

Lesson spots are limited so book your lessons as early as possible to avoid disappointment. Call us on 01409 231401 or email us to book your place in advance of your stay with us.

Blackbird Lake


Blackbird is a dedicated carp lake. It is extremely well stocked and many of the fish achieve double figures. This lake is also home to two beautiful eels of around 4lbs in weight.

Kingfisher Lake

Kingfisher Lake holds large quantities of carp. It is our specimen carp lake with beautiful fish approaching 20lbs. We have recently acquired three new additions to this lake. Our latest fish are three mirror carp weighing around 22 lbs each!


This mixed lake lies a short distance from the cottages at Kingslakes, with woodland around two sides affording a sheltered environment for fishing with an idyllic view. This lake has an island and holds a mixed variety with carp up to 24lbs, roach up to 2.5lbs and several other species of fish represented. A favourite with many guests.

Jenny Wren Lake


For the traditionalist looking for some classic float fishing action Jenny Wren is a perfect choice. The intimate tree-lined pool is positioned not far from the holiday lodges and is stocked with crucians and quality tench to 8lb. The lake extends to around three quarters of an acre with varying depths and has an island towards one end.

Nuthatch Lake

Nuthatch is over 1 acre in size, with varying depths. The lake is sheltered and surrounded by woodland and many water plants can be found around the edges, which provide an attractive environment for both fish and fisherman. This lake is also a mixed species lake and anglers often catch both bream and chub in excess of 4lb.

Woodpecker Lake


Your visit wouldn’t be complete without visiting Woodpecker lake, a further mixed species water in a stunningly beautiful setting. Sheltered by woodland on one side Woodpecker Lake can be accessed by walking through the wood at Kingslakes or by following the grass track from the open grass area.

Our seventh lake at Kingslakes is our stock pond, which is also available for fishing.

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Mon-Fri 9am-12noon, Sat 8.30am-10.30am

Kingslakes Holidays Ltd Chilla,
Devon EX21 5JS

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