Burton Springs Fishery  

Superb Carp, Coarse, Catfish and Fly Fishery in Somerset  

Dates for your diary

The Cat Fishing Season will end on Sunday the 29th of October 2017, we will reopen on March 16th 2018.

The Fly Fishing Season will open on Monday the 13th of November 2017 and will close on the 15th March 2018..

We will be selling our usual catch and retain and catch and release tickets, prices start from as little as £18.00. 

Kingfisher lake - formerly known as the fly fishing lake.


Kingfisher lake is Somerset's only mixed Catfish and Trout water in Somerset and is open 12 months of the year. The lake will operate a catfishing only season during the summer months and it will open on the 31st March 2017 and then a Fly fishing only season for Trout during the winter.. The lake is spring fed producing crystal clear water which ensures quality fishing conditions and excellent conditions for the fish to grow and flourish.


Kingfisher lake is also ideal for holidaymakers with 2 purpose built swims which cater for motorhomes or caravans to park up right beside the lake and have your very own lakeside fishing overlooking the picturesque Quantock hills.

Catfish Season Commences 31st March. to 29th of October 2017.

Kingfisher lake contains 33 catfish ranging from 13lbs to 78lbs stocked in Spring 2015 and is Somerset's ONLY licenced Catfish water. These fish are sure to pack on the weight very quickly and will offer a real challenge to all anglers new to Catfish angling or seasoned pro's. The lake also has produced carp to 21 lbs in 2016, as well as Tench, Roach and some golden Rudd. The lake consists of 2 double swims and 2 single swims.  Burton Springs sells our very own 24mm Catfish and Squid boilies and Hard monster halibut pellets.

Fly fishing season will open on Monday the 13th of November 2017

When the fly fishing season is up and running, the lake will be heavily stocked with Rainbow, Brown and Blue trout ranging from 2lbs to 6lbs.

Anglers are able to purchase catch and release tickets OR catch and retain tickets. The lake is ideal for anglers of all abilities and is also ideal for exclusive lake bookings and parties. Our in house tackle shop sells a wide selection of flies and we are also able to hire fly fishing rods and reels to allow beginners a chance to experience fly fishing.

One of the most prolific flies on the lake over the winter period are Apps bloodworm, but Buzzers and montanas are also effective. In the Spring there is some excellent sport to be had on dry flies, particularly Kilinkhammers and small black midges

Holidays on Kingfisher lake

If you fancy a get away from it all, off the grid holiday come and park your caravan, motorhome or erect a tent in a picturesque lakeside setting.  

We are offering a purpose built double swim and exclusive use of half of Kingfisher Lake; you will be able to fish for the resident Catfish, Grass, Mirror and Common Carp along with a range of coarse fish within a couple of meters of your chosen accommodation.  Or, if preferred, you could just enjoy the peace and quiet with a cold beer or glass of wine while watching the sun set over the lake.  Burton Springs is a good central location for exploring the area .of Somerset -For details on prices and what is included with your holiday at Burton Springs please click here - http://www.burtonspringsfishery.com/holidays