Our coarse fishing lake

A beautiful 4-acre Carp Lake set in the heart of the rural Fylde.

The lake has depths of around 15 foot in the centre of the lake, with the island on the left of the lake being a favourable feature for carp anglers. Sizes range up to 22lbs. We have “Lexie” who is a 18lb Ghost Carp and “The Stirz” who is a stunning 22lb Common. As well as over 500 Carp stocked in the lake, including Common, Mirror & Leather carp, there is also a large number of Rudd & Roach.

We have 21 pegs, giving each angler a nice stretch of water in their swim and allowing up to a maximum of three rods per angler. Up to two rods £10.00 Three rods £15.00.

We operate our fishing lake between the times of 8:00am and 8:00pm, with 30 minutes before and after the time for anglers to arrive, setup and time for angler to bring their rods in. All pegs are on a first come first serve basis; on arrival you can choose your peg and either pay at the reception or pay for your day ticket on your peg.

Please read our venue rules before arrival.

Bait shop on the fishery

We currently stock a huge range of bait available for you to purchase on the day which includes:

  • 11/12mm Dumbbell Wafters in various colours. Pink, Yellow and White.
  • Cookies & Cream toppers in Yellow, Pink, White and Orange.
  • Varied choice of 14mm Shelf-life boilies. Meat Feast, Natural 1, Cookies & Cream.
  • House Pellet – Our house pellet is a 6mm plant-based protein feed used to feed the carp on a weekly basis, we do recommend using this pellet in your feed. (£4.00 per 500g bag)
  • Cookies & Cream PVA Bag mix.
  • Cookies & Cream crushed boilie crumb.

All of our bait is highly recommended by our regular anglers due to the increase in catch rate.

You are allowed to bring your own bait, but please read our bait rules before fishing.

Stanley Villa Farm fishing bait

Lake information

Stanley Villa Farm fishing holidays with kids


8am – 8pm. 7 Days a week.


£10.00 per ticket. Includes up to 2 rods. Additional Rod £5.

£5 when staying in a Camping Pod.

£3 per spectator.

Advance bookings not required – first come, first served basis only.

Fishing equipment available to hire – see more info below.

Bait available to buy from our onsite shop.

Tips for fishing our coarse lake

If you are heading over for the day or camping on site, you may want to know some tips regarding the lake and how the carp feed during the day. Below you’ll find our Fishery Manager, Tom, telling you everything you need to know to ensure a high catch rate for when you visit.

“The carp in the lake are always on the move, they move through the margins during the day and most anglers that I meet on the lake are always fishing out in the open. Feeding those margins up with some pellet and sweetcorn can really change your catch amount. I’m always recommending anglers to have one rod in the margins about 1 rod length out into the ‘Drop Off’ because they really do circle around the lake all day.

I want to make sure that when you are visiting the lake, you have all the knowledge which I have accumulated from fishing the lake since opening back up as a carp fishery back in 2020.

Small bright baits, nothing over 12mm works in our lake and I couldn’t tell you the reason why. They shy away from big baits and with the lake having such a silty/ sand covered ground you’ve got to be super visible with your hook baits. Method feeder, Small PVA Bags or short Ronnie rigs/ 4-inch hair rigs with a stick of PVA mesh filled with pellets. Those are my 3 choices when fishing the lake and it always produces a lot of fish on the bank.

Using our bait in the shop is highly recommended although I do have other suggestions which are Essential Cell Mainline 12mm Wafters, Mainline Cell Wafters 12mm or Robin Red pellets either by themselves or topped with fake corn.

When you can find the spots on the lake, and there are plenty of areas in each swim, you’ll only have to put a small amount of bait out to get them feeding.”

Stanley Villa Farm fishing lake fishery swims map

Fishing Equipment for Hire

PLEASE NOTE: Some fishing experience is necessary to hire equipment.

At Stanley Villa Farm Fishing & Camping we offer fishing equipment hire – whether you want to spend a day fishing as a family or you don’t have the space to bring all your fishing equipment, we can provide this for you when booked in advance.
We have a fishing package available with a choice of rods.

Stanley Villa Farm coarse fishing holidays

Float Fishing Package

  • One float fishing rod pre-setup
  • X1 Tin of Sweetcorn
  • X1 Bag of House pellets
  • Landing mat and landing net provided
  • Fish care antiseptic spray (Spray wounds and mouth sores)

Cost of hire: £15.00
Deposit: £10.00

Carp Basics Fishing Package

  • One carp rod setup with lead and hair rig
  • X1 Bag of House Pellet
  • X1 Bag of Boilies (Choice Cookies & Cream, Meat Feast, Natural 1)
  • Landing mat and landing net provided
  • Fish care antiseptic spray (Spray wounds and mouth sores)

Cost of hire: £15.00
Deposit: £10.00

Please read our disclaimer for hiring fishing equipment.

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