Here at Cripps Farm, we have two stunning picturesque fishing lakes and the confluence of the two rivers, Cripps & Bure. The lakes are open all year round and the rivers are open from 16th June to 15th March.

Both lakes are very well stocked with an array of course fish.

Mendip lake…

This is the smaller one of the two and only a few meters away from the cottages and touring site.
What you can expect to catch.
• Common carp
• Mirror carp
• Ghost carp
• Tench
• Roach
• Rudd
• Bream
• Perch
• Chub
Fish from 1lb to 8lb as your average size.

Quantock lake…

This is the bigger one of the two lakes. With different features to fish too. Top of the lake being a prime spot along the reed bed and to the bottom of the lake a small island.

What you can expect to catch. This lake is more heavily stocked with carp.
• Common carp
• Mirror carp
• Ghost carp
• Tench
• Roach
• Rudd
• Bream
• Perch
• Chub

Fish from 4lb to 11lb+ as your average size.

Most successful and popular methods of fishing.
Method feeder, Surface fishing, Ledger fishing, Pole fishing and float.

Day tickets for the river: Off park customers- Half days £5 , Full days £8 On park customers- Free

Day tickets for the lakes: Lake fishing is limited to customers of the caravan park and cottages.

Touring customers – Half days £3, Full days £5, A weekly ticket can be purchased for £25

Cottage customers – Free

Fishing rules:
You must have a rod licence.
No keep nets.
Only barbless hooks permitted.
No rods to be left unattended.
Dawn to dusk fishing only.
Sorry no night fishing permitted.
Unhooking mats and landing nets to be used at all times.
All fish to be returned to the water immediately.
Children 16 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
Photographed fish must be held over an unhooking mat at all times, please kneel when photos are being taken under no circumstances should you hold a fish standing up.

How to apply for a rod licence. Online at www.environment-agency.co.uk/rodlicence, At any Post Office, Telephone: 0870 166 2662 (Licence applies to those aged 12 years and over)