Top Tips for Fishing at Lakeside

08 May 2017

 

Lakeside fishing tipsLakeside is the perfect holiday destination for the discerning angler. With your own 3-acre natural water fishing lake on-site and a wide variety of natural, commercial and seawater fishing possibilities nearby, you’ll never be starved for choice… or fish.

For New and Aspiring Anglers

It’s always important to adapt to your surroundings when fishing, different swims and different fish all need a different approach and so here are our top beginner’s tips for fishing at Lakeside this Spring!

Have your Rod Licence!

Even though our private lake is for the exclusive use of those staying with us, you will still need a rod licence to fish. Make sure you have your licence with you when you come to stay with us to avoid disappointment! Rod licenses are available to buy from the gov.uk website.

Lakeside fishingFish Safely and Responsibly

We know you’re eager to get down to fishing but bear with us. It’s important to make sure you’re taken care of before you start going after the Carp, Roach, Rudd, Bream, Tench, Pike and Perch found in our lake. Make sure you dress for the weather. If it’s a sunny day, bring sunscreen, a hat and a good pair of sunglasses, and stock up on plenty of drinking water too! If it’s a colder day we recommend you wrap up warm and bring a flask of hot tea! If you’re fishing with children, make sure they’re supervised at all times to avoid any accidents, especially when handling hooks.

Stock up on Bait

We’re lucky enough to be just half a mile away from the Burnham-on-Sea Angling Centre and a few miles from Thyers Fishing Tackle in Highbridge. So be sure to pop in and stock up on all the bait, boilies and other accessories you need to make your days of fishing the best they can be.

Best for Bream

Lakeside’s fishing lake has a wide range of species living in its waters, but we have an especially high number of Bream. For the best chance of catching Bream, we recommend a swimfeeder rig stuffed with groundbait and a sweetcorn hookbait. The Bream love it! Casting to the far bank is also a great way to increase your chances of a bite.

The Art of Carp

Carp are another favourite at the Lakeside fishing lake. A selection of boilies on hair rigs fished from one of the central “island” swims to the far bank works best. We also hear our carp are especially fond of dog biscuits.

Relax

If you’ve ever fished before, you’ll know that fishing is a game of patience and skill, especially on a natural water lake where the fish are more discerning than those at commercial fisheries. Take time to enjoy yourself and relax in the lovely surroundings of Lakeside and make it an experience to remember.

Go Exploring


Needless to say, we love having you fish on Lakeside, but it’s hard for us not to be excited about all the fishing possibilities nearby! There are a number of different fishing locations around Lakeside suitable for a variety of fishing abilities and preferences. Local spots include the Apex Leisure & Wildlife Park, Emerald Pool and the Cheddar Reservoir. You can find a complete list of local fishing spots on the Lakeside website’s Fishing page – there’s something for every angler!

Boathouse Bulletin: May

26 April 2017

This month we’ve got a great line up of toe-tapping, head shaking music from old favourites and new faces alike! The best in entertainment, only at The Boathouse!

We kick off by welcoming power vocalist BEAVER back to the Boathouse on Friday 5th May followed up by the return of KELLY GRIFFITHS a week later.

We’re also excited to welcome some new great acts to The Boathouse for the first time! Live Music Duo FULL CIRCLE will be with you live on Friday 12th with award winning vocalist JAMES WYTHES featuring on Tuesday 30th May.

Be sure to look out for our Spring Bank Holiday Spectacular where the Boathouse will have live music for you to groove to every night of the long weekend! Featuring KELLY SURRETTI on May 26th, live band THE FINER THINGS on May 27th and, to round it all up on May 28th, reggae tribute act SAM NEWMAN.

Trena Marie James Wythes Sam Newman
We have all this and more heading to the Boathouse this May – Be sure to head on down and check out our latest evening entertainment at Lakeside.

Fri 5th May

BEAVER
Male Vocals

Sat 6th May

STEFAN LEEDHAM
Male Vocalist

Fri 12th May

FULL CIRCLE
Live Music Duo

Sat 13th May

KELLY GRIFFITHS
Female Vocalist

Fri 19th May

JOE STONE
Vocals

Sat 20th May

TRENA MARIE
Female Vocals

Fri 26th May

KELLY SURRETTI
Vocalist

Sat 27st May

THE FINER THINGS
Live Music

Sun 28th May

SAM NEWMAN
Reggae Tribute Show

Tue 30th May

JAMES WYTHES
Male Vocals

How to Spend April in Somerset

30 March 2017

We’ve well and truly sprung into Spring and with the days lasting that little bit longer, there’s even more for you to do and see this April. We’ve scoured the local events and have found the top things to do for the month!

 

1st April – Hunt down some Cadbury Easter eggs with a twist… follow the story of Peter Pan and Captain Hook and try not to get eaten by the crocodile or captured by pirates at Dunster Castle!

Easter-Egg-Hunt Dunster Castle

1st April – Get a taste of Somerset history at the Axbridge market in the 400 year old market square in the centre of the ancient town.

axbridge market

2nd April – Learn about the amazing world of flight and handle owls and other birds of prey with a bubble show for extra entertainment at The Helicopter Museum.

Birds of Prey

7th, 14th, 21st and 28th April – watch 2016 Premier League champions and league cup winners Somerset Rebels at Somerset Speedway

Somerset Speedway

15th April – With the very best views from the Grand Pier and optional upgrades to include a three course meal, experience this amazing spectacular fireworks display set out to sea.

Somerset Spectacular Pier Fireworks at Sea

15th April – Get the whole family together for a Gruffalo themed day out including an appearance from the Gruffalo himself, a woodland themed Easter Egg hunt, face painting, helter skelter and more at Minehead Railway Station.

Gruffalo themed day out

23rd April – You can’t go to the seaside without having fish and chips so why not hop on and enjoy a fish and chip lunch aboard a steam train excursion from Bishops Lydeard to Minehead and back.

Fish and Chip Special Somerset Railway

28th April – Indulge in some local produce and bag yourself a bargain at Burnham-on-Sea Farmers’ Market in the centre of this quaint seaside town.

Burnham on Sea Farmers Market

29th April – Step back in time with Taunton Garrison at the Living History Camp and experience what life was like during the Civil War with battle re-enactments and weapons demonstrations through the day at Dunster Castle.

Dunster Castle Civil War Weekend

30th April – An event for all dog lovers and an opportunity to raise money for Happy Landings Animal Shelter, the Festival of Dogs is a free event with a dog show, agility performance and a range of activities and stalls!

Festival of Dogs

 

 

Boathouse Bulletin: April

06 March 2017

We’re back! Another season begins at Lakeside and we’re kicking off 2017 with a fantastic line-up for you at The Boathouse, including performances from hot new music, comedy and magic acts…

 We’re thrilled to welcome back SAMMY SHEPHERD on Saturday 1st April shortly followed by the return of KELLY SURETTI and MATT SUMMER the following week. We also have exciting new performances from vocal duo LA2 on Saturday 15th and Madcap Mayhem returns with MATT EDWARDS on Sunday 16th for some comedic magic tricks.

MUSIC BINGO will also be returning this season with our first evening on Friday 21st where you can sing along to win!

Don’t miss out on new acts performing live music from KARL MORGAN, FACE 2 FACE and exciting stunts from international magician and illusionist OLLIE COLLINS at the end of the month.

karma delacyLA2

FACE 2 FACE

 

 

 

 

 

 

We have an array of performances in April that are sure to delight and some new faces to The Boathouse too – be sure you head down to check out our latest evening entertainment at Lakeside in April.

 

Sat 1st April

SAMMY SHEPHERD
Male Vocalist

Fri 7th April

KELLY SURETTI
Female Vocalist

Sat 8th April

MATT SUMMER
Vocal Entertainer

Tues 11th April

MAT ROBERTS
Guitar Vocalist

Fri 14th April

MARCUS T
Upbeat Modern Vocals

Sat 15th April

LA2
Vocal Duo

Sun 16th April

MATT EDWARDS
Madcap Mayhem

Fri 21st April

MUSIC BINGO
Sing Along and Win!

Sat 22nd April

KARL MORGAN
Vocal Performer

Fri 28th April

RHOD LEWIS
Guitar Vocals

Sat 29th April

FACE 2 FACE
Live Music Duo

Sun 30th April

OLLIE COLLINS
Magic and Illusions

Somerset’s Best Kept Secrets

02 March 2017

As we gradually approach the better weather and longer, lighter days, there is so much for you to see and explore so we thought we’d compile a go-to guide for those who want to escape to Somerset this year…

1. Explore the real life Frankenstein story at Fyne Court

Fyne Court

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. View one of the top 10 most beautiful lighthouses in the world at Burnham-on-Sea

Burnham On Sea Lighthouse

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. Go back in time and fossick for Jurassic and Triassic fossils at Kilve

Kilve Jurassic Fossils

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4. Catch a film at one of England’s smallest cinemas – The Roxy

The Roxy Cinema

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5. Take in 360º views of the Somerset Levels at Burrow Mump 

Burrow Mump

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6. Hike over an extinct volcano in the Quantock Hills 

Quantock Hills

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7. Visit the world’s oldest engineered road at Avalon Marshes 

Avalon Marshes Engineered Road

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8. Walk around the renovated barracks dating back to 1864 at Brean Down Fort 

Brean Down Fort

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9. Be amazed by the artwork and craft of the artists at the Sand Sculpture Festival in Weston-super-Mare

Weston Super Mare Sand Sculptures

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10. Grab your wellies for a walk around the UK’s largest wetland marshes in Bridgwater

Bridgwater Marshes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

So whether you’re looking for a relaxing stay, a romantic getaway or a fun-packed, family break – there really is something for everyone to do in Somerset.