Customer Testimonials

What people say about Anglers Paradise...

What people say about Anglers Paradise...

"A family holiday down at Anglers Paradise is the perfect way to combine a decent bit of quality time with the kids, whilst keeping everyone happy. We had a brilliant time and my two, aged 7 and 12, really enjoyed charging around the lakes catching fish of all species while the wife had some chill out time. Jack managed 8 different fish and Eleanor 7, but she caught the fish of the day twice so that made it a draw!….(phew!!). The facilities are perfect, and the crew at AP could not have made our stay any better, and we are really looking forward to heading back down there again. Eleanor wants to go there for her next birthday, and Jack reckons Zyg’s bar is “better than the natural history museum”.  For a young fella that likes dinosaurs and things that roar, that’s a big statement. Highly recommended……..by all of us."
Rob Hughes

"I would just like to say that even though my wife and I were not very well and could not fish as much as we would have liked we still had the best fishing we have ever had. My wife caught 12 carp to 12lb from the access lake and I caught 24 carp to 12lb (this included a pb of 12lb) and two cats to 15lb (this included the first cat I ever caught and pb of a 15lb cat) from there in the two days we fished it. We also loads of small stuff from the float lake on the one day we fished that lake. We would like to thank all the staff at Anglers Paradise for making us feel so welcome. We feel that we must also comment on one of the highest standard of rooms that we have ever stayed in (we were a bit worried that as my wife is disabled that we might have problems with access etc.) and the very high standard of Anglers Paradise in general. We would highly recommend Anglers Paradise to any disabled angler as it caters for you not just with the room but with the swims and access to the lakes."

Mrs Linda & Mr John Goff

"Just back from a week at AP had an awsome time yet again. Had lots of fish and a special one...a 30lb 1oz mirror off the speci carp :-) and I've still got 2 weeks in August to look forward too. Great place great people love it"
Nick Edwards

"We came to Anglers Paradise to film an episode of 24 Hour Rod Race. A wonderful trip as always, great to see Zyg and his wonderful family. Thanks, Love you all!"
Matt Hayes

"Just want to thank everyone at AP for a great week! We caught lots of Koi and tench from the Float Lake to 4lbs, barbel to 5lbs, chub and orfe to 3lbs, Easy Access we had 25 Carp up to 15lbs. We had Koi up to 9lb 8oz from the Koi Lake, finally on the Octopussy I had 2 Cats 7lb and a new PB 27lb 14oz, a great way to finish our holiday! Great way to finish the holiday, thanks again all the AP team, missing the place already!"
Dean and Eloise Wyatt

"Just got home after an amazing week at AP. Fantastic weather and 3 new PB's which included a very special fish on Thursday.. Thanks to everyone at AP especially to Joe for joining me on Xanadu for 30 hours which turned out to be a very memorable fishing session"
Matt Jacques

Had another brill week at AP, thanks especially to Joe who gave a lot of guidance in the rig clinic & was very helpful to Rich on the lakes, see you all again very soon"
Tracey Marshall

"Thanks for an amazing week, I will definately be back!"
Simon Sumners

"Great time at AP as usual. Thanks to Zenia for warm welcome on Saturday; good service by barman on Monday; fantastic fishing on Float Fishing Lake and a special thank you to AP staff member Martin who got us going when our car packed up - got home thanks to you. Cannot wait for our return visit in September. Good luck to those fishing next week"
Jill Bithell

"Once again had a fantastic two weeks at A.P. Fab fishing and thank you to all the staff and our friends who make A.P such a special place x"
Wendi Postma

"A real dream holiday for fishermen .also friendly place to be cant wait to go back"
Mac Thorpe

"Had such a wonderful week at Anglers Paradise last week that I am now hit with the holiday blues. I cannot praise Zenia, Joe, Zyg, Rose and all the staff enough for the superb holiday complex they have put together. A holiday of a lifetime for us actually became the first of many"
Andy Stone

"Zyg and Rose, Anglers Paradise is aptley named. Beautiful fishing and accommodation and a great crowd of people"
Derek Watt

"Had a wonderful week as always, Wishing Well is absolutely lovely and can't wait to come back, thank you x"
Eileen O'Connor

"Had another fantastic week. Love the place and also the people. Just keep coming back!"
Carl Loftus

"Beautiful place, great staff and scenery to die for. will be booking 2 Weeks next time!"
Dug McLeod

"Had a fab 2 weeks, already on count down for next year's visit! waether - well it never rains in Devon!!? Great fishing, another lovely time"
Karen Gaze

"Had another amazing 2 weeks, with 2 of my best days fishing on Beginners Carp with 46 and 56 Carp caufgt, fantastic!"
Tom Starbuck

"Thank you so much for another fantastic holiday. everyone is so kind and nothing is too much trouble. Everyday was a winner, with some great fish caught. Now and again you get a special day you never forget, it was friday on the middle match lake at Shangri-La, me and Dad had never caught so many fish! I had 150lb of fish and Dad had about 200lb of fish!! The quality of those fish...WOW! We also fished the Silver Rose Lake, the quality of those fish were out of this world. It was a week I felt like a little kid again, trying dufferent methods and spending quality time with my Dad. we enjoy our fishing and just getting out on your lakes is a pleasure. A Mega big thank you to all the staff, they are lovely down to earth people. Zyg, Rose, Zenia and Joe, from day one you have always had time for us and you make our holidays. Also thank you to Peter and Sam for a fantastic meal!"
David and Barry Sims

"We all really enjoyed our week at Anglers Paradise and will try to get back as soon as we can. It was very relaxing and great for us all to spend time together in such a lovely place. We were very lucky with the weather, although we know that 'it never rains in devon'! Thank you all for welcoming us to Anglers Paradise and helping make our stay an enjoyable experience. I can see why people come back year safter year and we even met some people who were on their third and fourth week!"
Garry Gregory

"Just wanted to say thank you to all the wonderful people at Angler's Paradise. Not only is it a superb venue, but everyone there is so caring - the way you looked after us was brilliant. Adrian was so chuffed to catch his first ever catfish and you all made it really special for him. Thanks again guys, you truly are an awesome group of people"
Julie and Adrian Bastin

"Had a lovely week from 25th April to 2nd May 2015. It was our first time at Anglers Paradise and we thoroughly enjoyed it. We will definitely be coming back. My Fiance caught his first cat fish at 37lbs on our first day and won a bottle of wine, I got my Personal Best 11lbs 2oz Common Carp.  A good week was had and would definitely recommend spending a week here!! Zyg, family and staff are all very friendly and welcoming. Definitely a home from home!"
Helen Frew

"Myself and my boyfriend have just got back from an amazing week at Anglers Paradise. Being the fishing couple in a long distance relationship this was the perfect place to spend some time together doing something we both love. We were greeted with a nice warm welcome with a lovely glass of Ziggy's own wine. We were then showed to our villa which was gorgeous. We felt at home straight away and set off to the lakes. The views over the lakes were stunning and the place was full of life. All the staff were so friendly and very happy to give advice. My boyfriend caught his PB carp and a first of many catfish weighing 39lb. I also caught my PB carp. The fish are in great condition and the complex is well looked after and safe. There are plenty of fish to be caught which was so appealing to us also. We will definitely be visiting again and will do 2 weeks next time"
Bex Nelson

"We, myself and two very keen fisherman boys aged 8 and 10, visited anglers paradise from the 4th-11th April, Easter hols. From the moment we spoke to zyg on the phone to the moment we waved Joe goodbye, I could not fault the whole experience. The weather was superb, ok that wasn't down to AP, but helped. We caught fish everyday on each lake we fished. PB's all round, incl a 5lb golden orfe. The accommodation was spotless and more than comfortable for the 3 of us. Everything you need when self catering. Decent oven, ceramic hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, recycling facilities, laundry etc etc. Enough to entertain kids when not fishing, not that we needed to worry about that. Swimming pool, Jacuzzi, sauna, table tennis, pool, table football, dart board, the list goes on. Themed evenings, bbq, quiz, curry were a great idea. As a chef/landlord, my time away is almost non exsistant, so to get such great customer service is gratefully appreciated. Don't bother making fishing holidays Carlsberg, it's already been done. Thank you Zyg, Rose, Zenia, Joe, Rich, everyone in the tackle shop who's names I can't remember and everyone who make AP such a great experience, for all your help and tips.
Will definitely be returning next year, if not before"
Rich, Joe + Charlie Grant

"Just had another great week in Sunny Devon, once again the welcome was great with plenty of free wine in the Africa bar, We went for the retreat this year as there were 6 of us and it has been extended with on suit bathrooms, Superb accomodation. Fishing was great and there is plenty to choose from, after a hard few days on the bigger waters we had a great days sport on the float lake and beginners carp lakes, the floats just did not stay still, with plenty of carp to 7 or so pounds and lots af ornamental fish in the float lake.
For ease we went to the BBQ, steak and Ale pie night and curry night, all the meals were great and makes the whole thing a lot easier and means you can stay fishing for longer.
The other nights we went to the local pub - The junction Inn and had equally good meals at good prices.
spent every evening in the bar cahtting to freinds both old and new, won the quiz night which paid for a round of drinks, also worth a mention is the rig clinic- held by Joe this week and picked up a few good tips as I already adjusted to the types of rigs that produce on the bigger waters last year, even if you think you are an expert it's worth the hour because these guys see the fish coming out all year and see what rigs are working- give it a go. As usual all the staff were brilliant ant helpful and always have time to stop and chat about your day.
Already booked in for next year, but heading back again in September for a long weekend- Highly reccomend you try this superb holiday location even if it is just for one year- but it won't be trust me"
Alan Hope

"We are shortly off to Anglers Paradise for our yearly trip. We go as a group of 10 made up of 2 families and grandparents. This year will be our 11th or 12th visit (I've lost count!) & we all can't wait to return each year. I know of a number of groups that rebook to return each year and I think this shows the quality of the venue.
Out of our group of 10, we have 3 adult fishermen, 4 children that all fish & 3 non fishers. AP is perfect for all of us. The kids started fishing at AP age 3 years and have always caught some lovely fish. The swimming pool is great for the kids too if they want to take a break from the fishing (this doesn't often happen now!). I think I'm correct in saying that out of the 3 adult fisherman, all of their UK pb's have been at AP.
The accommodation can not be faulted which is lovely for the 3 of us that don't fish. Sitting on the patio of our villa with a lovely glass of chilled wine overlooking the lakes with the view of Dartmoor in the background is the perfect end to a sunny day ~ it never rains in Devon!
Also AP is situated in a great location if you want to explore both Devon & Cornwall and the staff in reception are always helpful in suggesting places to visit or restaurants to eat in.
The African bar is a great place to spend the evening (if you're not night fishing of course). If you're lucky enough to have caught a big one, you can complete one of the lake catch books. The collection of fishy pictures and artefacts are great for giving the kids something to look at, as well as the pool table and dart board now they are older. The children are always made to feel very welcome.
The wine & dine night on Sunday is a must for us. The food is always wonderfully delicious and plentiful (as is Zyg's wine which is also tasty but very strong so be careful!)"
Tracey Hazell

"We have had a great weeks holiday at Anglers Paradise. My husband and I have stayed with our two children (Boy 11 and daughter 9) in a very well equipped 4 berth villa with gorgeous views over the lakes and countryside. We have been spoilt with very hot weather and have managed to fish for long periods of time. We enjoyed the beginners carp lake for its fast action as it kept us really busy and the kids were never bored. The Magic lake was good for the variety and it was close to our accommodation so good for a quick session and to be able to pop back for supplies. My husband caught some bigger fish from the easy access lake whilst the children and I went swimming so that kept him happy! As most of the countries schools had already gone back after Easter, we found that we had picked a week with not many more children here. Our children had the swimming pool to themselves every day it was amazing. It was lovely and clean and very warm, couldn't fault it. It would have been a great location to explore other local places but we found that there was plenty to keep us entertained at the complex just with fishing, swimming, walking and relaxing. We popped to Bude one morning which is a beautiful seaside resort. The games room was also handy, I think we would have used this more if the weather had been bad. On arrival we were told about the bistro nights and booked in for BBQ on the Sunday, Roast dinner on Wednesday and then Curry night on the Friday. The food was really nice and well thought about, there was plenty of it. They even cooked my son a pizza on the Wednesday because he doesn't like roast, this was great. The bar was welcoming and we spent a couple of good evenings in there with the children who could play pool. Ziggy and his family and all of the staff are lovely, they are very helpful and go out of their way to make your holiday great. Ziggy greets you with his homemade wine on arrival and gives you a bottle as you book into your accommodation. He is such a character and this adds to the unique experience of Anglers Paradise, we will definatly return"
Sarah Everitt

"Amazing holiday, decided on the spur of the moment to go to anglers paradise and it was one of the best decisions I've ever made from the moment I checked in to then go for an 11 hour drive to london and back to get my fishing gear to the moment I left. Amazing staff, all very freindly, all very helpful great laugh with Ziggy and the Baliffs. Will definitely be going back again. Thank you for all the brilliant memories many more to come in the future, thank you for all the help from the staff with tips to catch my first ever catfish see you again soon"
Andrew Bunce