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30 Oct 2017

Parkdean Resorts Masters 2017

Kevin Wadge is the 2017 Parkdean Resorts Masters champion after winning the thrilling final on Jenny’s Lake at White Acres to claim the £25,000 first prize. Kevin, 41, from Spalding in Lincolnshire, drew Peg 16 on the big day – and took a massive gamble with his tactics for the match. "I looked around and realised with the calibre of the field I was fishing against, I knew I couldn’t compete with them without doing something different," he said.

With former Masters champions Des Shipp and Andy Geldart on the bank, alongside multiple finalists including Andy Power, Andy Bennett and Simon Fry, it needed something special to claim the honours in the winner-takes-all final. Kevin decided to fish paste – a mix of pellets or ground bait formed into small blobs wrapped around the hook. It’s a method which can be devastating on the day.

"There are days when paste is unbeatable – and days when it just doesn’t work at all. I knew I was taking a big gamble, which could win me the match if it paid off,’’ said engineer Kevin. The fish on Peg 16 seemed happy to feed from the start – but Kevin didn’t have things all his own way. In fact, it was Andy Power who screamed into an early lead, landing eight Jenny’s carp from Peg 11 – the peg which won Jon Whincup the Parkdean Resorts Masters last year. "I knew Andy was catching fish – but it looked like the ones on my peg were bigger. He was catching faster – but I knew if I could keep bites coming, I would overtake," added Kevin. The match – just four hours long – seemed to be going to plan for Kevin – until the last 90 minutes. "The fish just stopped feeding and disappeared. It was the longest hour and a half of my life," he said. While all went quiet on Peg 16, Des Shipp began catching on Peg 19 – and Phil Canning (Peg 14) also started to make a late charge.

Des, hoping to become the first angler ever to win a hat-trick of Parkdean Resorts titles, lost several fish in an underwater snag late on, which would ultimately stop him challenging for another win. But Phil landed three big fish in the final 20 minutes as Kevin looked on from just two pegs away. All the while, Andy Power was also catching from Peg 11. "It was agonising. I was willing my float to go under – but it just didn’t move. My only hope was that I already had enough – but I really didn’t think I’d done it," he said. Only the scales would decide – and Andy Power set the early target, recording a superb return of 79lbs 9oz. Phil Canning’s weight was 75lbs. Kevin’s first two nets of fish took him to within 17lbs of Andy….with one more net to go. "I thought there was only one fish in my third net – and knew that wouldn’t be enough," he said. But Kevin had miscounted – and there were in fact five Jenny’s carp in that last net. They took his total to 81lbs 15oz – just 2lbs 15oz more than Andy Power.

"I couldn’t believe it when I realised I’d won" beamed Kevin. "To win a title like the Parkdean Resorts Masters in a field like this is amazing."

Catch all the action, presented by Andy Ford at 9pm on BT Sport 2 on Monday 30th October.

03 Aug 2017

2018 Festival Dates

2018 festivals are now available to book – click the link below for the all-important dates of our big events. Call the Fisheries Team on 01726 862 519 today to secure your place.

From events specifically for young anglers to matches for the seasoned professional and a range of top brand sponsors, there’s something for everyone.

Click here to see the full list of dates and events

05 Jul 2017

National Fishing Month - Garbolino Week

Week Commencing 24th July

For the eighth year in a row, White Acres is supporting National Fishing Month and we’re really looking forward to having Garbolino with us again this summer.

Darren Cox from Garbolino explains that "National Fishing Month is a great concept which is designed to get anyone and everyone out fishing whether it's their first ever go or they haven't fished for a long time for whatever reason.

White Acres has a lot of anglers through its doors but it also has many who have never wet a line before but would love to have a go. The way we work on National Fishing Month means that anyone can come down and have a go with our gear and catch some fish. In fact we will almost guarantee to catch everyone a fish! We also have young and old who join us each day and fish alongside us. We can offer them advice on how best to catch on whatever styles they prefer to hone their skills on.

White Acres is the perfect venue for this kind of event as it has so many lakes full to the brim with fish. The Garbolino team will be down and rotating around the lakes closest to the Tackle Shop. England International Darren Cox, Former UK Champion Jason Lebosquet and Former Division 1 National Champion Simon Fry will all be on hand to help anyone who fancies a go at fishing."

Don’t forget - National Fishing Month events are only available by booking direct, so don’t miss out.

17 May 2017

Ben Fisk talks...

We had a chat with Angling Times magazine Tackle and Commerce Editor. Ben has been taking part in festivals at White Acres for over eight years and has been placed second in the £25k Masters final twice, so he’s a White Acres expert.

Favourite White Acres lake and why?
Definitely Trelawney. It’s now absolutely full of F1 carp from 1-4lbs, plus the older resident stock of proper mirror, common and ghost carp which run well into double figures. Every peg has an island cast and although the wind can sometimes push a lot of fish down to one end or the other, it’s a lovely lake to fish. You can catch on a pole shallow, down the edge, long on the deck and on the bomb, feeder or waggler.

Most memorable fishing experience at White Acres?
The 2013 Masters final on Jenny’s Lake. I weighed in 97lb 15oz of F1s in the four hour match but I was beaten to the £25,000 winner-takes-all prize by just 5oz by my friend Andy Leathers. Everybody wanted Andy’s swim, peg 16 in the wide bowl, as that’s where the big carp were feeding. I don’t think anybody gave me a chance on peg 8 (even I didn’t!) but I caught about 70 small F1s on the pole shallow. It took me a while to get over this but it was a very memorable day to come so close.

What do you look for in a great angling holiday?
I look for good fishing, good facilities and good accommodation in close proximity together, ideally on the same site. The right location also comes into it and although it takes me quite a while to drive to somewhere like Cornwall, it’s worth it for the scenery, the weather and the people. A decent bar is also useful, although I don’t spend as much time there as when I was younger!

What keeps you coming back to White Acres?
From a competition angler’s point of view I love the atmosphere of the festivals, especially the morning draws and the presentation night- everything is well organised and runs like clockwork. The festival lakes offer plenty of variety and no two days fishing are ever the same, one day you could be catching 100lb of carp, the next double figures of skimmers on Porth Reservoir. Although all the festivals are good weeks to be on, the Preston Innovations Festival, from which qualification is gained for the Masters, is the one which keeps me coming back. It’s a great feeling to be sat on the stage knowing that you’re fishing for £25,000 tomorrow!

What would you say to someone thinking about fishing their first festival?
Go for it. I’d recommend any budding match angler who wants to learn, to mix it with the best and ask top anglers as many questions as they can get away with after the matches. You’ll always learn more from the experts than you ever would trying to guess and work things out yourself. For a festival make sure you do all the hard work before you go. Prepare a lot more hooklengths and rigs than you think you’ll need as hard-fighting carp take their toll on your gear and it means you’ll have more time to relax when you’re on site.

What piece of equipment or product would you not be without on a trip to White Acres?
I’m going to cheat and say a couple of things. I always take plenty of groundbait because you can catch some big fish in the margins feeding it completely loose in a pole cup. I like Sonu Supercrush Expander or Dynamite Swim Stim/ Marine Halibut, mixed very damp. A meat cutter is also a must as 6mm, 7mm and 8mm meat cubes work well on most lakes. Finally, several catapults with spare elastic. Whether you’re fishing on the deck or shallow with the pole, or on the waggler or bomb, you need to keep a few pellets going in almost all the time to keep the fish interested!

Your top tip for fishing at White Acres?
Take full advantages of key times. If you’re fishing a match or festival day then by this I mean the first hour and last hour. In the first hour you’ll often get a few carp instantly, for example fishing a short pole at 5-6m or casting a feeder to an island. In the middle of the match it often goes quiet but it’s important to keep the faith and try other ways of putting fish in the net, for example going on a long pole or catching loads of silver fish. The last hour is the most important as it’s usually when the carp switch on properly, especially the bigger fish which come close in looking for food. You can really boost your catch by fishing a few sections out with meat on the bottom, or putting some groundbait down the edge. A couple of years ago I caught three carp for 35lb in the last half an hour of a festival day! If you’re pleasure fishing then why not try an evening session? You’ll be surprised how big and how many fish you’ll catch under your rod tip in the edge on lakes such as Jenny’s, Trelawney and Twin Oaks.

Pick up your copy of Angling Times every Tuesday for more from Ben Fisk

Fish Ben’s favourite lake – book your break today!

24 Apr 2017

National Fishing Month: 24th Jul – 18th Aug 2017

White Acres is proud to be celebrating National Fishing Month for the eighth year in a row. Across four weeks top brands and their sponsors will be visiting our lakes to provide expert tips and tuition.

We'll have some of the biggest names in angling on hand for free demonstrations, as well as to share their secrets and help you improve your skills. Whether you're a complete beginner or a seasoned angler, everyone is welcome so it's the perfect time to come along with your family or bring a friend and rub shoulders with some of the UK’s top angling talent.

Join us for specialist tips, advice, plus plenty of prize giveaways.

Don’t forget - National Fishing Month events are only available by booking direct, so don’t miss out book online with us today.

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5 Apr 2017

New for 2017 - Half Board Option

Leave the cooking and washing up to us. Take advantage of our new half board dining option and enjoy delicious meals for the duration of your holiday. From a home cooked breakfast in the morning to a delicious meal in the evening - you can relax in the knowledge that we’ll do all the hard work for you.

Our half board dining option includes breakfast and a two-course evening meal. Choose from our selection of tasty starters, such as crispy mozzarella sticks or breaded mushrooms. Followed by one of our mouth-watering mains - with options ranging from freshly battered cod & chips to sun blushed tomato gnocchi - you’ll be spoilt for choice!

Click here to download the 2017 half board menu

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Dining options to be booked at beginning of stay for full duration of stay. Child prices are for ages 10 and under. All members of the party must book the half board package.

13 Feb 2017

2017 Update

White Acres re-opens on Friday 17th March so we’re busy preparing for our 2017 season and we’d love you to fish with us this year! We’ve been undertaking an extensive winter maintenance plan to ensure your 2017 fishing experience is the best it can be.

We have been re-building most of the pegs on Pats Pool and tree clearing Nelsons, Canal and Sycamore lakes plus introducing some extra fish into the lakes.

Our 2016 festivals produced some tremendous results and our 2017 festivals are filling quickly, so don’t delay if you’d like to take part!

There has been a change in sponsor for the Bait Tech festival with tackle company Frenzee taking over, plus Bait Tech is joining forces with Milo to make for even bigger and better prizes in the May event and of course we have Guru sponsoring for the second year so the festivals are looking even more exciting for 2017!

17 Jan 2017

Tom Scholey: Why I Love White Acres

White Acres festival regular and editor of the UK’s only Match Fishing magazine, Tom Scholey joined us for a chat about his experiences of White Acres.

"As a mad keen match angler, the drive South to White Acres has always held a magical charm - generally signalling the start of a week’s holiday with fish and beer a-plenty!

I have now had the pleasure of working in angling journalism for the last decade, and despite travelling all over Europe through my work, the journey to White Acres still holds that same sense of anticipation for me as it did when I first travelled down as a 20 year old.

The great thing from my point of view as Editor of Match Fishing magazine, is that I know that a large percentage of my readers love White Acres too!

Not only is the park the holiday destination of choice for tens of thousands of match anglers every year, but it also provides arguably the most competitive arena of commercial match fishing too at festival time. Take the Preston Innovations Festival in October - 180 of the UK’s very best match anglers battling it out for 24 places in a final to fish for £25,000 - match fishing simply doesn’t get any more electric than that.

Given such a hotbed of talent, it is no surprise that so many of the methods that now dominate at commercials the length and breadth of the country were first perfected there, and for me that makes White Acres the perfect place to shoot features –it really is the colosseum of match fishing.

Over the years I have had the honour of photographing Steve Ringer, Des Shipp, Grant Albutt, Andy Power, Harry Billing and a host of other stars in action down there, making some great features and friends along the way. Probably my favourite feature of all came just a couple of weeks ago though, when I joined Des Shipp on the banks of Sycamore lake, and saw him put together a brilliant bag of quality White Acres silvers - look out for it in our January 2017 issue of Match Fishing.

With great facilities, amazing fishing, plus friendly and helpful staff, there is no wonder that White Acres has kept its place in the heart of so many match anglers for so long. I will be back in 2017 to take in a couple of the festivals, and give my readers their fix of all things Cornish.

Hope to see you down there, and if I do, don’t be a stranger."

For more information about Match Fishing magazine visit

To see more from Tom Scholey take a look at his personal video blog at

29 Dec 2016

We’ve invested - brand new lake view lodge development; Nelson’s Meadow!

You’ll find brand new luxury lakeside lodges at White Acres for 2017. Choose from the two bedroom Porthpean Lodge, the three bedroom Liskeard Lodge or the four bedroom Summerleaze Lodge - all complete with veranda, spacious living areas and modern kitchens – the ultimate home from home.

These top of the range lodges are located in an exclusive new development overlooking Nelson’s lake with front row options available.

You’ll find a range of fantastic features, including en-suite, towels provided, dishwasher, tv’s in all bedrooms, soundbar and two parking spaces. Plus get your holiday started earlier with an early check-in time of 1pm on all new 2017 lodges.

Take a look here to see all of our quality lodge accommodation options - there’s something for everyone, but be quick as our lodges are extremely popular and always book up early. Book for the start of 2017 and be one of the first to try the new range.

7 Dec 2016

Brand New Angling Holidays Brochure Now Available

Don’t forget to order yourself a copy of our new 2017 White Acres angling brochure.

Inside you’ll find all the essential information you need to plan your escape to White Acres. Check out details of our brand new luxury lakeside lodges, 2017 festival dates, lake information, resident matches plus much more!

Now’s the perfect time to start planning your 2017 getaway so please click below to order your brochure.

Order your 2017 brochure today

25 Nov 2016

Drennan Silverfish Festival 2016

Congratulations to Paul Yates for winning the 2016 Drennan Silverfish Festival at White Acres!

Only two anglers scored a maximum two section wins and it was Paul Yates who did best with a hard-earned 54lb 12oz total. On day one he weighed in a terrific 48lb 12oz catch from peg 27 on Pollawyn, consisting of roach and skimmers at 13 metres plus seven large barbel to 5lb in the latter half of the match. The next day, Paul drew the toughest section in the match, but still mustered a section-winning 6lb 5oz of F1s and skimmers from end peg 23 on Python.

Kian Wardle also scored maximum points and took 2nd place overall with a 42lb 9oz total. He caught 22lb 12oz of roach and skimmers from peg 11 on Sycamore on day one. The next day he drew peg 14 in the wides on Python and caught five F1s on the waggler plus skimmers on the short pole for 19lb 13oz.

The chasing pack saw six anglers all on 3 points, but it was the ever-impressive England ace Des Shipp’s 104lb 2oz total that was enough to clinch 3rd.

The top 10 and all of the section winners picked up cash prizes and there was over £3,000 of Drennan tackle up for grabs in the post-match raffle. The £400 random team prize also went to Paul Yates, Tom Scholey, Simon Mottram and Stewart Lister.

Thanks to all of the competitors for taking part. We hope next year's event will be even bigger and better!

14 Oct 2016

Don’t miss the Parkdean Resorts Masters on BT Sport

This year the Parkdean Resorts Masters final will be shown on BT Sport, presented by Andy Ford. Catch all the action from White Acres on channel BT Sport 2 on 24th October at 19:30

Or if you miss that or want to watch it again it’s repeated:

  • 26th October at 08:00 on BT Sport 1
  • 27th October at 07:00 on BT Sport 2
  • 28th October at 07:15 and 14.30 on BT Sport 1

This was one of the biggest events in the fishing calendar and attracted angling superstars from all over the UK, all hoping to scoop the £25,000 winner takes all prize. It was a thrilling match and is sure to make exciting viewing.

27 Sep 2016

Reel in a Festive Break

The most magical time of year is approaching fast and whether you join us for Christmas or to celebrate New Year, we’ve got a fun filled festive programme to keep the whole family smiling.

Highlights include:

  • A warm welcome on arrival with a mince pie and glass of sherry
  • Wintery strolls around the lakes
  • A special visit from Santa and a gift for children
  • Festive fun with Sid & Lizzie including fun in Sid’s Grotto
  • Special Boxing Day and New Year’s Day fishing matches
  • Fantastic festive evening entertainment including live bands and shows from our Troupers
  • See in 2017 with an exciting New Year’s Eve party

Choose from a selection of cosy lodges and to make your stay extra special why not let us take care of the cooking and washing up? There’s delicious Christmas Day lunch, Boxing Day carvery, New Year’s Eve buffet and New Year’s Day carvery.

For more information on festive breaks or to book click

Additional charges apply for festive food options and these must be booked in advance. The pool is open on selected dates and times. Please contact the park reception for details.

08 Sep 2016

National Fishing Month Round Up

For the seventh summer in a row White Acres supported National Fishing Month this July and August. Top brands; Garbolino, Preston Innovations, Frenzee and Guru, plus their sponsored anglers visited our lakes to give expert tips and tuition. Anglers of all ages and abilities were able to rub shoulders with some of the biggest names in angling who were more than happy to share their secrets.

Frenzee hosted their first ever National Fishing Month event this summer and had some of the country’s top anglers with them; Mick Bull, Jon Whincup and Phil Canning. Glyn Reynolds from Frenzee explains ‘We were invited to take part in National Fishing Month at the fantastic White Acres complex. We jumped at the chance because as a forward thinking company we realise that these events are very important to the future of our great sport.’

‘We took some of our sponsored anglers down to offer free tuition to any of the residents staying at White Acres during our visit and the response was very encouraging’ said Glyn. Most of the attendees were children, accompanied by their parents – many of whom had never fished before. To see the joy on the youngsters faces upon catching a fish made the days very rewarding. Hopefully some of the participants will take their experiences away with them and take up our beloved sport.’

Glyn added ‘I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Fisheries Team at White Acres for making us welcome. A great few days and can’t wait for next year.’

Sound like fun? 2017 National Fishing Month Holidays are now on sale! Watch this space for details of which brands will be visiting and when.

31 Aug 2016

2017 Festival Dates

Fancy a challenge? 2017 festivals are now available to book. Call the Fisheries Team on 01726 862 526 today to secure your place.

From events specifically for young anglers to matches for the seasoned professional and a range of top brand sponsors, there’s something for everyone.

Click here to see the full list of dates and events.

17 Aug 2016

Adam Rooney talks...

As Guru’s Brand Manager, Adam is tasked with developing new products as well as helping to market the company and recruit new Guru consultants. Alongside working for Guru for his day job, he also represents the company through his angling exploits. Adam recently fished for the England B Feeder team, which demonstrates that he knows exactly what he’s talking about when it comes to using Guru products! He’s seen as a talented rising star on the match circuit and he appears in many top angling publications, such as Improve Your Coarse Fishing. We sat down with Adam for a chat about his experience of White Acres.

What’s your favourite White Acres lake and why?
My favourite lake is Pollawyn. I like it because it holds a variety of fish, so depending where you draw you can target certain species to compete in your section. Pollawyn was also one of the first lakes to be built at White Acres so when I visited as a child it was the lake to be on, now when I return it always brings back fond memories.

Most memorable fishing experience at White Acres?
My most memorable fishing experience was winning the Preston Festival in 2003, I was only young and to beat such a strong field of anglers was amazing.

What keeps you coming back to White Acres?
I love the festivals, seeing fellow anglers I haven’t seen for ages and competing against the best. It’s the place to visit if you love competition fishing. The fishing is fantastic and the events are well organised.

What would you say to someone thinking about fishing their first festival?
Simple! Don’t think, do! Get yourself there! You will never look back.

What piece of equipment or product would you not be without on a trip to White Acres?
My meat cutter! White Acres fish love the meat!

Your top tip for fishing at White Acres?
Don’t ignore the other species. Carp are always the key species to catch in competitions, however, there are so many silverfish in the lakes, you can target them to help seal some valuable section points. Silverfish such as bream, skimmers, tench and roach can really help build your weight and it’s great fun catching them too.

26 Jul 2016

New for 2016: Frenzee Week

w/c 15th August

For the seventh year in a row, White Acres is supporting National Fishing Month and we’re really looking forward to having Frenzee with us this summer.

Frenzee are a fast growing fishing tackle company based in Newtown, Mid Wales, who manufacture and produce innovative fishing tackle in their own factory.

Glyn Reynolds from Frenzee explains that "Here at Frenzee we believe it is very important that as an angling company we fully support National Fishing Month and encourage all anglers but especially the youth of today to get out on the bank. We are proud to be a part of this great event at White Acres so we’ll be bringing along some of the country’s top anglers with us; Andy Oldham, Mick Bull, Jon Whincup and Phil Canning."

The week will see Frenzee running a skills school, whereby anglers of all abilities can watch demonstrations of various methods with explanations of why that particular set up is being used. Guests will then be invited to try out the equipment and methods they’ve just seen. There’s also a chance to win great prizes throughout the week with daily raffles.

Don’t forget National Fishing Month events are only available by booking direct, so don’t miss out.

01 Jul 2016

Summer Update

We’ve been enjoying some fantastic fishing lately, with some superb weights being landed. Everyone has been making the most of the warmer weather and longer days on the lakes.

National Fishing Month is almost here and we’re excited to have tackle company Frenzee joining us for a skills school during this time.

We’re hoping to welcome even more families than ever to our lakes this summer so that they can take advantage of our fishing tuition. Suitable for all ages the tuition is ideal for beginners getting started and the more advanced honing their skills. Plus new for summer 2016 in The Tackle Shop we’re also stocking ladies and children’s branded hoodies and polo shirts so the whole family can get kitted out!

The Fisheries Team, Tight Lines
P.S. We’re now offering tackle hire – keep an eye on our Facebook and Twitter pages for more details.

13 Jun 2016

Steve Lockett talks...

We had a chat with the Angler’s Mail Fisheries correspondent

What’s your favourite White Acres lake and why?
I really like Jennys Lake for the silver fish sport. Fishing at 6m with loose fed casters, or over a bit of chopped worm, you can have a cracking days fishing with all sorts of species, not just carp. It can be hard work, but the reward is bites all day long and you never know what fish is coming next. It could be a 1lb skimmer, an F1, a double-figure carp, or a quality roach or perch.

For simplicity, casting a method feeder to one of the islands can bring some very big carp. You can drop the rig out and sit back and wait while taking in the surroundings. Or try casting every couple of minutes for a better days sport.

Most memorable fishing experience at White Acres?
Probably my first ever visit, which must be 20 years ago. I fished on Sycamore, casting a waggler between the islands for carp after carp. At the time it was quite rare to be able to catch so many of them in one session. This was in the days before pellets were widely used, so I was catapulting maggots out and most times the rod was wrenched round before I had time to strike at a bite.

What do you look for in a great angling holiday?
It’s important for me that there are other things to do close to the angling destination. Although I go for the fishing, I don’t want to just fish all day, every day. Places nearby for walks in the countryside, visits to local attractions, and great places to eat and drink are all part of an angling holiday for me.

When I am fishing, I like to be able to get away from crowds, so large complexes with plenty of lakes tick my box. As do lakes with lots of features like bays, islands, points and trees. They all help to give me some seclusion and the feeling that I could be the only person fishing that lake, that day.

What keeps you coming back to White Acres?
Well, I only live just over an hour and a half away. As an angling journalist, I need venues close to hand where I can almost guarantee a good net of fish for either me, or the angler featuring in an article. White Acres not only has great sport on tap, it also has a range of lakes so I can pick out a peg to suit a method or conditions.

What would you say to someone thinking about fishing their first match?
Don’t get too wrapped-up in the competition. Having a good day is a big part of fishing. Have a simple plan and execute it well rather than trying to do too much. Finally, take every fish that comes as a bonus; they’re what you’re there for and every bite is part of the experience.

If you find yourself drawn next to a ‘star’ angler, don’t be afraid to ask them questions. They will give you advice, as long as you don’t disturb their match preparations. In the many walks of life I’ve followed, I’ve always found that the most talented people, the genuine ‘stars’, are usually the most honest, open people as well.

What piece of equipment or product would you not be without on an angling holiday?
It doesn’t matter, because you can simply drop into the The Tackle Shop and buy anything you need!

Seriously, I have to know that my gear won’t let me down, and the part that seems to suffer the most in anyone’s set-up is the reel. Give me a high-quality reel and I’m happy I can deal with any other breakage or let-down.

Mine are getting on a bit now; Daiwa Exceller-X in 2500 or 4000 size. Despite getting a fearful battering in matches for huge nets of carp, lure fishing for big pike, being thrown into airplane holds before fighting some of the hardest-battling fish on the planet, they are still running smooth. I’ve heard some highly rated reels sounding like coffee grinders after a couple of seasons on the bank, but my Daiwas are still going strong nearly 10 years on.

Your top tip for fishing at White Acres?
Don’t get confused with rigs and tackle, feeding is the most important part of any anglers’ day. If you feed to make the fish compete against each other, then bites come easily.

Fish are simple creatures, attuned to the sound of potential food hitting the water. If you keep a little bit of bait trickling in, the fish will respond. Don’t expect them to drop down to the bottom for food; once they know it’s landing on a regular basis, they’ll come up through the water to the depth they’re most comfortable at. If you can work out this depth, by shallowing-up when you miss bites, then you’ll begin to really bag-up and a fantastic day is on the cards.

Pick up your copy of Angler’s Mail every Tuesday for more from Steve Lockett

01 Jun 2016

2016 Preston Innovations Parkdean Pairs Festival


Sponsored by Preston Innovations; the number one brand in Match Fishing, this four day event has something for everyone and there are plenty of cash and tackle prizes to be won.

This festival is open to all pairs of anglers – from beginners to seasoned festival anglers and even husband and wife teams.

Last year’s winners Gallagher & Hughes finished with a total weight of 486lb 14oz between them – can you beat them? Don’t forget, fishing with a friend means that you can share tips and swap information and tactics!

This festival will not be running for 2017 so don’t miss out on your chance to take part. For more information on the Parkdean Pairs Festival, or to take one of the remaining places, contact the Fisheries Team on: 01726 862 526

Festival places are subject to availability and entry fee.

12 May 2016

National Fishing Month: 22nd July – 29th August 2016

For the seventh year in a row, White Acres is supporting National Fishing Month.

We'll have some of the biggest names in angling on hand for free demonstrations, as well as to share their secrets and help you improve your skills. Our brand partners will also be available to offer expert advice.

Whether you're a complete beginner or a seasoned angler, everyone is welcome so it's the perfect time to come along with your family or bring a friend. Join us for specialist tips, tuition and advice, plus plenty of prize giveaways. Events are only available by booking direct with Parkdean so don't miss out.

Dates for your diary:

Garbolino Week – W/C 25th July
Guru Week – W/C 1st August
Preston Innovations Week – W/C 8th August
NEW FOR 2016: Frenzee Week – W/C 15th August

22 Apr 2016

Hot off the press!

Look out for the April issue of our NewsReel magazine landing on doormats in the next few days.

Inside you’ll find all the latest news from our lakes including festival results, previews and upcoming dates. Plus details of National Fishing Month events and residents matches. We’ve even got an interview with Anglers Mail Fisheries Correspondent; Steve Lockett on his White Acres experience.

If you haven’t received a copy you can download one here today.

Download your magazine here

07 Apr 2016

Festival Focus

Our 2016 festivals are now in full swing. A huge ‘well done’ goes to all of our competitors so far and a really big ‘thank you’ to our brilliant sponsors. Here are some of the highlights so far.

Spring Veterans Festival
This brand new event for 2016 saw 64 anglers over the age of 55 fishing over 4 days in 8 peg sections rotating between Pollawyn, Python, Jennys and Trelawney.

Malcolm Johnson
218lb 8oz
Stewart Lister
175lb 1oz
Harry Billing
275lb 6oz

Preston Innovations Intermediate Festival
The festival saw 18 anglers from the age of 16 to 21, fishing Twin Oaks, Jennys and Acorn/Canal in rotation. This festival is an ideal starter for young anglers looking to go on to fish senior festivals.

Bradley Hancock
291lb 6oz
Elliott Mavers
156lb 5oz
Josh Gilbert
148lb 8oz

Drennan Junior Festival
The 11 young anglers fished in two sections using Jenny’s lake. The festival was open to youngsters of all abilities up to 15 years of age.

Alex Holloway
58lb 9oz
Aiden Williams
59lb 12oz
Will McCranor
54lb 13oz

To keep up to date with all of our match results head over to our Facebook page.

23 Mar 2016

New for 2016

Fresh for 2016, we’ve added a selection of new accommodation on park. You’ll find the new Portholland Caravans and the new Coverack Caravans, both with three bedrooms sleeping up to eight. These top of the range caravans are double glazed and centrally heated plus are extra wide, which is ideal if you are sharing with friends. Both have all the essentials and much more, such as, veranda or decking with outdoor furniture, DVD player, soundbar and of course a tackle locker for all your fishing gear.

Don’t forget we’ve also got our selection of popular two, three and four bedroom lodges, some complete with your very own lake view.

09 Mar 2016

NEW Fisheries Guide Available!

We are pleased to announce that our brand new 2016 Fisheries Guide is now available.

It’s packed full of useful information including maps of our lakes and pegs, our pleasure and specimen rules, details of our matches plus helpful hints and tips on what to expect from each lake and the best baits and methods to use.

Collect your copy from The Tackle Shop on park or click here to download one today!

01 Mar 2016

The Big One 2016

Come and join us at the UK’s largest fishing show and tackle sale at FIVE Farnborough on 19th & 20th March 2016 to enjoy a host of angling stars and a fantastic range of tackle bargains.

The Big One 2016 will be presenting more angling celebrities than ever, with top names on the main stands and presenting in the popular live theatre. With previous guests including angling legends Tom Pickering, Dickie Carr, Keith Arthur, Des Shipp, Dave Harrell, Perry Stone and John Wilson the show keeps getting bigger and bigger year on year.

Visit the White Acres team on stand 65 at The Big One Show for your chance to enter a FREE prize draw to win a 7 night holiday at White Acres – there are two prizes available so we’ll pick a winner from Saturday’s entrants and Sunday’s entrants! There will also be lots of White Acres goodies up for grabs from our FREE scratch cards.

It’s always great to see so many familiar faces there and it’s wonderful to make new friends too – hope to see you there!

12 Feb 2016

Lee Kerry on White Acres

Having fished Festivals across the UK for 15 years, it still excites me every time I get onto the A30 down to White Acres. It really can be classed as the dream holiday for match anglers, as good food, fishing and company are always on offer in and around the park.

Of course over the years the fishing has changed, but one thing remains the same. White Acres provides the biggest fishing festivals in the angling calendar. With 100s of anglers competing each year, it is impossible for everybody to be on a good peg or to win the match. So if your day doesn’t go to plan, it is great to return to fantastic accommodation, facilities and a family feel that White Acres and its residents always provide.

What makes the festivals particularly special for me however is the people, knowing what’s on offer in terms of fishing and prize money. A range of anglers, young and old, love to compete and enjoy the banter that comes with a well organised festival.

As for the lakes, they all have their own character and provide competitors with some great fishing.

Over the years the Fisheries Team have built up some of the most exciting and varied fishing lakes the country has to offer.

I am sure everyone at Parkdean will ensure White Acres remains the premiership of commercial fishing destinations! I can’t wait to get back!

Lee Kerry, Preston Innovations

To read more from Lee and to keep up to date with his video match diaries visit:

27 Jan 2016

Lake Focus: Twin Oaks

With 36 pegs over 2 acres this lake has been designed to make fishing as fair as possible. We dug this 25m wide lake with a laser equipped bulldozer to create accurate excavations so that the depth and profiles of the lake bottom would be exactly as we wanted them. The result is that we have a lake which is the same depth from one end to the other offering approx. 2m of water at its deepest point down the middle. The near and far banks slope down to this depth at an angle of about 45 degrees.

This will force the angler into fishing the pole, feeder or waggler. The average size of fish are approx. 5lb and match catches are in excess of 150lb. The lake stocks F1 Carp, Carp, Tench, Skimmer Bream and Roach and the best baits to use are pellet, paste and meat.

15 Jan 2016

2015 Parkdean Masters as seen on Sky Sports

For the first time ever, the Parkdean Masters final, was shown in a one-hour special on Sky Sports, presented by Andy Ford.

This was truly one of the biggest events in the UK angling calendar, attracting fishing superstars, all hoping to scoop the £25,000 winner takes all prize. It was a thrilling match and makes very exciting viewing.

If you missed it or want to watch it again we’re pleased to be able to share it with you here.

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