Luxury cottage carp & coarse fishing holidays in Devon, England, UK. Fishing holidays with private on-site lake staying in luxury accommodation in South Devon.
Luxury carp fishing holidays in Devon, England, UK. Specimen carp fishing holidays staying in luxury cottage accommodation close to lake.
Luxury carp fishing holidays in Devon, England, UK. Specimen private coarse fishing lake on-site staying in self catering accommodation.
Recent Fishing Catches
Mirror Carp 21lbs 8oz (photo)
Common Carp 18lb 11oz (photo)
Ghost Carp 21lbs 12oz (photo)
Ghost Carp 15lbs 2oz (photo)
Pike 9lbs (photo)
Mirror Carp 19lbs 5oz (photo)
Common Carp 17lbs 15oz (photo)
Mirror Carp 25lbs (photo)
Common Carp 30lbs (photo)
Ghost Carp 20lbs 4oz (photo)
Mirror Carp 23lbs (photo)
Mirror Carp 10lbs 8oz (photo)
Common Carp 15lbs 7oz (photo)
Common Carp 28lbs 12oz (photo)
Ghost Carp 22lbs 2oz (photo)
Common Carp 23lbs 12oz (photo)
Mirror Carp 17lbs 14oz (photo)
Common Carp 21lbs 12oz (photo)
Rudd 3lbs 2oz (photo)
Rudd 3lbs 10oz (photo)
Fully Scaled Mirror 10lbs (photo)
Common Carp 23lbs (photo)
Mirror Carp 23lbs 8oz (photo)
Tench 6lbs 6oz (photo)
Plated mirror 16lbs 11oz (photo)
Mirror Carp 18lbs (photo)
Mirror carp 13lbs 11oz (photo)
Common Carp 17lbs 6oz (photo)
Mirror Carp 26lbs 8oz (photo)
Fishing News
May 20th

During a weeks fishing holiday at Waglands John lands one of the lakes well known residents "Sergeant" at 26lbs 8oz. This is one of the lakes original stock fish from 20 years ago.

Holiday accommodation with specimen carp fishing lake on-site in South Devon, England
May 15th

Robert Marshall from Farnham, Surrey was delighted with a fantastic weeks fishing holiday at Waglands. He landed 7 carp between low doubles and 24lbs plus 5 Tench between 4-5lbs. Pictured below. 16lb 11oz plated mirror, 18lb mirror, 13lb 11oz mirror, 17lb 6oz common.

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April 20th

Colin Davis, Waglands angler of many years holding a fantastic 6lb 6oz Tench. This was the best of 5 other Tench between 3lbs- 5lb 8oz caught during an early morning session also including a mid double carp.

April 12th

Leon Reed from Ashford, Kent holds a heavily scaled mirror of 23lbs 8oz for the camera. This was the largest of the carp he caught during a weeks fishing holiday at Waglands and a very promising fish having put on a steady 2lbs a year over recent years and still being a young carp spawned in the lake. Picture below.

Holiday cottage accommodation with specimen carp fishing lake in South Devon, England
April 7th

Ben Golden from Wickford, Essex proudly holds a new personal best common carp of 23lbs caught during a weeks family fishing holiday at Waglands. They also caught 2 other good doubles including one of the recently stocked mirror carp of 12lbs 8oz. This common is very recognizable from its slight scale deformity and shows lots of potential to make 30lbs in the near future. Well done Ben! Pictured below.

Holiday cottage accommodation with specimen carp fishing lake in South Devon, England

March 28th

The new carp are proving to be very friendly and settling in very well with 3 of the carp being caught in the first few weeks of being introduced. Pictured below 15lb 5oz mirror carp.

Luxury carp fishing holidays in Devon, England, UK. Specimen carp fishing holidays staying in luxury cottage accommodation.
March 8th

One of 7 beautiful new mirror carp we have introduced to become the future of Waglands lake. Shown below 15lb 8oz plated mirror carp.

Holiday cottage accommodation with private on-site carp fishing lake in South Devon, England

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Carp fishing holidays in Devon, England UK. Luxury fishing holidays with private on-site fishing lake less than 100 yards from your cottage

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Wagland Farm Cottages fishing lake offers luxury on-site carp & coarse fishing holidays staying in our holiday cottages in beautiful rural South Devon

Waglands fishing lake offers exclusive carp & coarse fishing holidays to suit all needs and levels of skill from challenging specimen carp fishing to exceptional all round coarse fishing and abundant silver fish perfect for children and those new to fishing. Waglands lake was created and stocked in the mid 90’s and is a beautiful lake of between 1.5-1.75 acres set in 80 picturesque acres of South Devon countryside.

Carp fishing

Waglands carp are beautiful as they are varied, including all types of mirror carp, large ghost carp and common carp to 30lbs plus

Wagland Farm Lake holds a good head carp to over 30lbs including around 40 carp of between 18 - 30lbs and a good number of single and double figured fish. The carp average a weight of around 20lbs with the lake record standing at 31lbs 8oz. Waglands carp are renowned for their beauty and variety, with all types of mirror carp from near leather to fully scaled mirror carp, ghost carp to 23lbs and it's hallmark of beautiful large common carp to over 30lbs. Most fishing methods will produce with the majority of carp falling to high quality fresh/frozen boilies though surface baits and carp/coarse fish pellets are also effective. Please note though that due to the high average size of the carp and other specimen coarse fish Waglands lake does not hold a large stock of small carp and though multiple catches of carp are common for skilled anglers Waglands caters best for anglers seeking carp fishing holidays for specimen quality carp over quantity.

New stocking March 2015

In the final part of our 3 year plan we have stocked a further 7 new high quality selected mirror carp. These fish were ordered over a year ahead to ensure some rather special scaly mirrors, as at this highly selected 5 year old bracket these scalier mirror carp become much harder to come by!

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Coarse fishing

Waglands fishing lake offers exceptional all round coarse fishing with a large stock of Tench, specimen Perch, Pike and incredible Roach & Rudd

For anglers who enjoy tench fishing there is a large head of hard fighting tench to 8lbs providing enthralling sport during the warmer months. Float and ledger techniques produce excellent results fishing with coarse fish pellet or sweet corn fishing over hemp and in good fishing conditions many large Tench can be expected.

Waglands offers some of the best Roach and Rudd fishing to be found in Southwest England with Rudd to 3lbs 12oz and Roach to 3lbs 2oz. With the current confirmed British Rudd record standing at 3lbs 14oz Waglands offers the potential of a new British record! Float fishing or ledgering tight to lilies with large baits such as pellet to keep away small fish can produce amazing results.

There are also beautiful specimen perch up to 3lbs 13oz and a healthy stock of pike to high doubles providing excellent sport for lure fishing and due to the mild South Devon winters our fishing lake provides good all year round fishing.

About our fishing holidays

Our fishing holidays offer a secluded fishing experience for anglers seeking peaceful fishing in beautiful uncrowded surroundings

Our fishing holidays cater for anglers seeking an secluded fishing experience away from crowds in a quiet, picturesque rural South Devon setting. The advertised prices to stay in our holiday cottages include unrestricted fishing day and night fishing with 2 rods (3 rods are permitted during quiet times when 3 or less people are fishing). It is even safe to leave your fishing equipment in your swim (after winding in all lines) whilst leaving the lake to go back to your cottage for meals or a break.

Waglands fishing holidays are also perfect for families and those new to fishing with abundant silver fish providing great practice and almost guaranteed action. All that is required is a rod and reel, small pole or whip and plenty of bread or sweet corn and large catches of roach to over a pound can be expected.

About the lake

Waglands has all the ingredients for a perfect fishing lake, from beautiful overhanging trees, lilies and 2 islands to extensive underwater features

Waglands fishing lake itself offers a huge variety of features that will excite and inspire any fishing enthusiast. The lake was purpose built and designed as a fishing lake and after 16 years maturing it has become the perfect fishing holiday venue. There are 8 widely spaced comfortable swims, each offering very different depths, features and bottom conditions. The lake is between 1.5-1.75 acres in size, and has 2 islands, and many under water features including a large plateau area, bars and a huge variety of depths and weed growth providing a beautiful fishing lake with a wealth of varied features and challenges, all set in a spectacular secluded rural South Devon setting.

To book your fishing holiday or for more information about our fishing holidays please contact us

Fishing rules

Carp fishing rules

  • No litter/line - CHECK before you leave
  • Landing nets/weigh slings/unhooking mats are all provided DO NOT BRING YOUR OWN
  • Hook holds/line abrasions must be treated with antiseptic solution (ie. Kryston Klin-ik)
  • Minimum 12lb breaking strain line
  • No carp sacks
  • No nuts
  • No shelf-life boilies (except hook-baits/pop-ups)
  • No lead core
  • No braid mainline
  • Barbless hooks only - NO micro barbs
  • No fixed rigs - running leads/lead clips only
  • Bait boats allowed by prior permission ONLY

Coarse fishing rules

  • No litter/line - CHECK before you leave
  • Minimum 7lb breaking strain line
  • No keep nets
  • Barbless hooks only - NO micro barbs
  • Landing nets must be used on fish over 8oz

Tips for success fishing at Waglands

Carp fishing tips