One of the few Welsh venues to stock catfish, Celtic Lakes has wels to over 60lb.

Celtic Lakes Resort … Wales’ Home Of Coarse, Catfish And Carp Fishing

Nestled in the tranquil countryside of West Wales, only four miles from Lampeter, Celtic Lakes Resort offers a massive 75 acres of outstanding virgin water fishing, superb fishing holidays and the warmest of welcomes.

The development of Celtic Lakes Resort into one of the UK’s premier fishing and fishing holiday destinations has continued throughout 2007. We are now taking bookings for the farmhouse and the first of our luxury five star lodges … BOOK NOW!!

Our Anglers Are Spoiled For Choice

Choose from six well stocked lakes, each landscaped to perfection with stunning native and tropical plants and waterfalls.

Each lake is brimming coarse fish including bream, perch, roach, rudd and tench, as well as carp to 39lb and catfish to 64lb.
Celtic lakes resort is one of the few fishing holiday destinations in Wales to stock catfish so if you can handle a huge cat, Celtic Lakes Resort is where you’ll find it.

With the introduction of 40lb+ specimen carp and 60lb+ catfish in October 2007, Celtic lakes Resort is set to become one of the premier big fish waters and fishing holiday destinations in the whole of the UK.

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We’re Not Just For Anglers!
The surrounding region also boasts some of Wales’ finest river, canal, sea and estuary fishing.

When you’re done fishing, explore nearby Lampeter in the Teifi valley, an historic market town and home to a thriving university.
Alternatively, why not visit the charming coastal town of Aberaeron (only 10 minutes away) or spend an evening in Aberystwyth, a bustling town packed with excellent restaurants and bars. In short, it’s every coarse fisherman’s idea of heaven.

Keith Supple with a typically immaculate Celtic Lakes common carp.

In addition to some of the best coarse, catfish and carp fishing holidays in the UK, Celtic Lakes Resort is currently undergoing ambitious building plans. These include converting the existing farmhouse into holiday accommodation, development of a 20-room hotel, the building of a large clubhouse with restaurant, bars and an angler’s bar and development of 16 luxury 5-star log cabins.

John Carney, owner of Celtic Lakes Resort explains: “As far as the fishing goes at Celtic Lakes, I’m trying to link with serious anglers who want serious sport with accommodation which will appeal to those who want to enjoy comfort in delightful surroundings and will feel happy to bring their wives and families or organise a holiday with friends which combines specimen hunting or pleasure angling with sophisticated accommodation and facilities.”

We look forward to welcoming you to Celtic Lakes Resort.

The Fishing
Now Celtic Lakes Resort offers superb fishing on 6 waters of varying sizes, all heavily stocked with carp to 40lb+ and catfish to 60lb+ as well as a mix of coarse fish including tench, roach, rudd, perch and bream. Night fishing is allowed and Celtic Lakes welcome touring caravans, tents and bivvies.

In December 2006, the main specimen lake was stocked with over 70 carp weighing between 15lb and 20lb and 2007 will see the arrival of specimen carp to well over 40lb in addition to 350 carp between 2lb and 10lb of which 100 weigh over 10lb.

In addition to the big carp, Celtic Lakes has also been granted a licence to stock catfish and the first of these arrived early in 2007. Weighing between 20lb and 60lb, these fish will help elevate Celtic Lakes to Wales’ premier catfish venue and one of the UK’s finest big fish waters.

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Lake 6: Elysium
Over 17 acres in size, Elysium is easily the largest of the Celtic Lakes Resort waters. Developed as the venue’s specimen lake, it was originally stocked with over 350 Marc Simmonds mirror carp between 4lb and 10lb and 350 common carp between 2lb and 20lb.

The specimen lake has already produced carp to 32lb so it won’t be long before they are tipping the magic 40lb mark. Elysium also contains over 250 catfish to 60lb+ with the average size already around the 20lb to 30lb mark.

Further big fish stockings of 70 common carp between 15lb to 20lb are scheduled in addition to 40lb+ carp and 20lb to 60lb+ catfish.
The specimen lake has 40 well spaced pegs each consisting of a gravel or bark topped wooden platform, easily large enough to accommodate two rod pods. The pegs are so well spaced there is easily room to add a similar number of additional pegs in future.

In addition to the carp and catfish, Lake 6 has been heavily stocked with roach, rudd and perch to 1lb, tench and bream to 2lb, pike to 15lb and a large quantity of koi and ghost carp around the 8oz mark, all of which are packing on the weight rapidly and are already providing some exciting angling for those not interest in those monster carp and catfish.

Tree planting continues around Elysium to provide plenty of cover for anglers. The lake has two main islands planted with shrubs and plants, which slope down to an uneven bottom with a maximum depth of 16ft. The average depth is somewhere between 6 to 8ft.

Because of the uneven bottom, it is worth spending time plumbing the depth to find the holes and hollows that the carp just love. The deepest water is in the far right hand bay from the entrance as well as round the back between the left hand bank and islands.

Who will this lake appeal to?
Big fish specimen hunters who love the thrill of searching out the big carp and cats as well as more general coarse anglers who want the reliability of fishing a well stocked lake for silver fish but who also want the chance of something much, much bigger!

Lake 5: Churchill

At around six acres in size, Churchill (Lake 5) is a rectangular water with a peninsula and a small island which provide features to fish to.
This 20 peg lake has an average depth of 6ft, reaching 9ft at its deepest at the far end of the lake. In some places the banks have been cut vertically whilst in others they have slope at an angle of 45 degrees.

Stocked with about 250 Marc Simmonds mirror carp between 4lb and 10lb, Lake 5 also holds large numbers of roach, rudd, bream, tench, koi carp and perch, all similar sizes to those in Elysium. Further stocking will take place and will include a large number of golden tench, a number of crucian carp as well as a further 300 common carp. The largest of these will be in the 15lb to 20lb bracket with the majority of fish averaging around the 8lb to 10lb mark.

As with the other waters at Celtic Lakes Resort, Churchill has been designed so that every peg has a feature to fish to without anglers needing to worry about crossing other anglers’ lines. The margins have also been heavily planted with reeds and irises to provide cover during the warmer months.

Who will this lake appeal to?
Anglers who want to catch decent sized fish, but who can sometimes be intimidated by fishing large expanses of water.

Lake 4
About 2.5 acres in size but with only a dozen pegs, Lake 4 is the nearest water to the car park at Celtic Lakes Resort.
Almost triangular in shape it has been stocked with similar fish to Churchill (Lake 5) with common carp to 15lb and mirror carp ranging from 4lb to 8lb.

Although smaller than Churchill, depths still reach as much as 16ft in the far right hand corner looking at the lake from the car park, whilst most of the rest of the lake averages six feet. The banks have been cut straight down and lead to a bowl shaped bottom.

In addition to the common carp and mirror carp, Lake 4 was stocked in 2006 with koi carp, bream, tench and roach.

Lake 4 has been heavily planter with reeds, iris, ornamental grasses and bamboos around the banks as well as water lilies.

Who will this lake appeal to?
Lake 4 has been designed to appeal to more general anglers and is expected to become one of the most popular day ticket and longer stay pleasure fishing waters in Wales and the UK. 

Lake 3
Lake 3 is one of group of smaller lakes at the southern end of the fishery at Celtic Lakes. It’s around 1.5 acres in size with 10 pegs with depths reaching 6ft at the deepest point. One of the banks is cut straight down while the others are cut at 45 degrees.

The banks have matured quickly since being planted with reeds and irises. Beds of lilies planted in the shallower areas provide excellent fish holding areas.

Lake 3 has been stocked with smaller carp than the larger lakes with Marc Simmonds common carp between 5lb and 8lb, common carp up to about 5lb, bream to around 2lb as well as plenty of roach, rudd, tench and koi carp.

Who will this lake appeal to?
Lake 3 will appeal to those who prefer not to fish large waters, instead preferring to fish well stocked smaller pools. It is already becoming a firm favourite with families and anglers with children.

Lake 2

The smallest lake at Celtic Lakes Resort with only… one swim! This is delightful pool for those who want to get away from it all and have a fishing venue all to themselves.

Lake two has depths to 8ft in the centre and is around a quarter of acre in size.

The Lake has been stocked with mirror carp to 8lb, bream, perch, tench, rudd and a few koi carp. Lake 2 holds no common carp.
Because of the small number of pegs, fishing on Lake 2 is on a first come first served basis.

Who will this lake appeal to?
Lake 2 will appeal to those who like their fishing in quiet, unspoiled, tranquil locations on well stocked lakes with a variety of fish.

There’s so much variety at this truly outstanding venue.

Lake 1
One of the smallest lakes at Celtic Lakes Resort with only… two swims! This is delightful pool for those who want to get away from it all and have a fishing venue all to themselves. Lake Two has depths to 6ft in the centre and is around an acre in size.

The Lake has been stocked almost exclusively with koi carp and rudd although it is expected that this will change over the years as fry of other species find their way into the pool from the overflow from the other lakes.

Because of the small number of pegs, fishing on Lake 2 is on a first come first served basis.

Who will this lake appeal to?
Lake 1 will appeal to those who like their fishing in unspoiled, tranquil locations on well stocked lakes.

Sumptuous Accommodation
The last 12 months have seen continued development of Celtic Lakes Resort with ambitious accommodation building plans, which include the development of the first two of our luxury lodges.

Our lakeside lodges offer true five star holiday luxury for anglers and non-anglers alike. In a stunning location overlooking Elysium (our syndicate lake) they sleep up to 11 guests.

A 20 bedroom hotel is scheduled to be completed and fully functional by late 2008.

Our lakeside lodges offer true five star holiday luxury for anglers and non-anglers alike. In a stunning location overlooking Elysium (our syndicate lake) they sleep up to 11 guests.

In addition our stunning farmhouse is now available to rent. Conveniently situated next to Lake 4 at Celtic Lakes Resort, this makes the perfect holiday accommodation, sleeping up to 10 guests.

This year will see the continued development of our 16 five-star luxury lodges. Two lodges are already completed and available for booking and each lodge will have four bedrooms capable of sleeping up to 11 people, a lounge, dining room and study as well as a sauna, steam room and jacuzzi … true angling holiday luxury!! We’re also building a large clubhouse complete with restaurant, bars and an angler’s bar.

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If you would like more information regarding renting our fabulous lodges or our farmhouse or would like to make an advanced booking, please call 01570 471010 or 0777 999 0925

Celtic Lakes Resort – Home Of The Wales Carp Masters
Following the tremendous success of the World Carp Classic, the organisers have launched a new angling event created in association with the Wales Regional Tourist Board and the Environment Agency.

Five venues in Wales have been selected and will provide competitors with a choice of 25 qualifying heats the winning pair from each securing a place in the final at Celtic Lakes Resort from 28th to 30th September 2007.

The prize table of £20,001 positions the Wales Carp Masters as one of the richest carp angling tournaments in the world so if you want to know more about, follow the link

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Celtic Lakes Resort, Creuyydn Bridge, Lampeter, West Wales, SA48 8PY

Tel: 01570 471010, 0777 999 0925 (mobile)


Tickets: Adult day ticket £15, 24 hour ticket £25, 48 hour ticket £50, syndicate £500 

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How To Get There: Celtic Lakes resort can be found 4 miles north of Lampeter on the A482 to Aberaeron. Travelling from the north: Leave the M6 at junction 20A, then follow signs North Wales, Chester, Runcorn to join the M56 motorway. Continue forward on the M56 (signposted North Wales, Queensferry) for approximately 20 miles. Take the A1157 and at the traffic lights bear left onto Welsh Road – A550 (signposted North Wales, Queensferry). Continue forward onto the A494 entering Queensferry and then Continue forward onto the A55 until junction 33B, then merge onto Mold Road – A494 (signposted Mold A494).

Continue on the A494 for approximately 46 miles, then just after Rhydymain, turn left onto the B4416 (signposted Brithdir) and at the T-junction turn left onto the A470 (signposted Llangurig). At the “Cross Foxes Inn” turn right (signposted Machynlleth) and continue forward onto the A487. Stay on the A487 for 40 miles until you reach Aberaeron. Branch left onto North Parade – A482 (signposted Lampeter). Pass through Temple Bar and Celtic Lakes Resort is located soon after on the A482
Travelling from the West: Join the M4 motorway and cross the Severn Estuary into Wales (don’t forget your toll money – cash only!!). Leave the M4 at junction 24, then at Coldra Roundabout take the 4th exit onto the A449 (signposted The Midlands M50, Monmouth). Merge onto the A40 (signposted Abergavenny) and then stay on the A40 for approx 50 miles (passing through Glangrwyney, Bwlch, Sennybridge, Llandovery and Llanwrda). Turn right onto the A482 (signposted Lampeter). Follow the A482 until you reach Lampeter. Pass through Lampeter staying on the A482 and Celtic Lakes Resort is about 4 miles along this road.