Coarse Fishing

Our two fully stocked coarse fishing lakes are the perfect place to while away peaceful sunrises, sunny afternoons and quiet evenings.

Whatever your age or angling skill level, our two fishing lakes have everything you need, from brand new swims to some fantastic fish. Our one acre Fistral Lake contains Carp up to 15lbs , Pike to over 10lb, Bream and Tench to 6lb, Perch to 2lb, Rudd, Roach and Eels. The one and a half acre Specimen Lake contains over 70 Carp up to 27lbs, Pike to 32lb, Bream and Tench to 7lb, Rudd, Roach and Perch to 3lb and Eels.

Whether you are local, visiting or staying at Retallack Resort we are open to everyone, just pop along to Reception, the Farm Shop or the Fisheries Office to buy a ticket - 24 hour night fishing tickets are £20 and dawn until dusk day tickets are £10 per adult and £5 per child (under 16), we also have rod kits you can hire for £20 per day. The Fistral Lake is exclusively available to fish for guests staying in the lakeside Fistral houses and the ground floor lakeside suites who have the extra bonus of being able to fish off their balconies at no extra charge.

If you've never fished before or you want to enhance your skills, our Fishery & Estate Manager, Chris, is available for tutorial days. Chris is a qualified angling coach and dedicated carp angler who has won numerous fishing awards. He holds both lake records for the Fistral and Specimen Lakes and has caught over 60 of the elusive Retallack carp. Chris appreciates that fishing whilst on holiday can sometimes appear daunting, and therefore he developed the 'Retallack Tutorial' for serious carp anglers who want results and a slightly easier one targeting silverfish on light float gear, perfect for the little ones! All equipment is provided, with a day ticket included in the price.

Specimen Lake Day Tickets (dawn until dusk)            Adults - £10 pp    Under 16s - £5pp
Specimen Lake Night Tickets (24 hours)           Adults - £20 pp    Under 16s - £10pp
Fishing Lessons           Adults - £50pp    Children - £20pp 

For more information call 01637 882510 or email

Retallack Tutorials last 1-2 hours. Adult permits are for over 16’s and child permits are for little ones between 6-16 years old with parental supervision. Under 18’s must be accompanied by a paying adult when night fishing. Please make sure you read the fishery rules sign by the Specimen Lake before you start fishing.

"We finally got organised this trip and made good use of the fishing lake - it's so peaceful - plenty of tench, bream, roach and we even caught a couple of pike - a quick photo and then released. One fish after another! A great introduction to fishing for my son."