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Sailboat on the Marine Lake, West Kirby

Where time seems to stand still…


…And the peace of the countryside surrounds you

Our one-acre private fishing lake is so well stocked even novices and children are pretty much guaranteed to catch something. However, the lake also contains many wily large specimen fish which will keep even the keenest angler hooked!

Cabin at the fishing lake

The fishing lake is part of the Barnacre smallholding – close to all our cottages and surrounded by farmland - making it a blissfully quiet retreat. There is a traditional green oak and lime panelled fishing cabin on the fringe of the lake, with a toilet, refreshment-making facilities and a pretty porch for any non-rod-wielding members of your party who prefer to relax out of the sun. (On a green note, all materials in the construction and fitting of the cabin were chosen for their low environmental and carbon impact. It is self-sufficient for all energy, water and waste water, so eco-aware holidaymakers can fish and relax guilt-free).

Boy with fish

The lake is teeming with fish, including common carp to over 20lb, Mirror carp to over 20lb, bream to over 8lb, tench, perch, roach, rudd and barbel. All fish have been grown onsite or stocked from selected, licensed and insured fish suppliers with Environment Agency certification.

Fishing Equipment Hire

Holding a fish

We offer our cottage guests all you need to start fishing, at very competitive rates. Rod, line, reel, landing net and seat box are from £8 per day, with a £25 deposit per set. Please book in advance to avoid disappointment. We can also supply end tackle including hooks, floats and weights for £5 per starter pack.