Fisheries to benefit from staycation boom

Fishing holiday venues see sharp rise in bookings

Westwood Lakes

by Chris Haydon |

FISHING holiday venues across the country look set to enjoy a bumper summer thanks to a sharp rise in ‘staycation’ bookings.

It comes after Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s roadmap out of lockdown revealed venues offering self-catering accommodation may be able to reopen on a limited basis from April 12.

Zenia Drury-Gregorek, who runs Devon’s famous Anglers Paradise alongside parents Zyg and Rose said:

“We’ve had a big increase in booking enquiries since the announcement.

“The nation is desperate for holidays to resume and have something to look forward to, and we really can’t wait to welcome customers safely back.”

Visitor safety was top of the agenda for Lincolnshire’s Westwood Lakes too, which after a quiet winter is ready for anglers to return.

“It’s gone absolutely crazy with bookings! This follows a really tough period, with empty banks at the venue, so we can’t thank our locals enough for their support during lockdown,” said office manager Rhian.

“Last year we made a lot of changes to how we ran things, and these will be in place again as visitor numbers increase. Social distancing, bubbles, staff-run matches and plenty of cleaning is the way forward.”

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