Game, set and match. If you're a serious angling aficionado, The Oaks Lakes Caravan Park at Sessay in North Yorkshire is just the ticket: it's adjacent to a whopping ten match and pleasure lakes making up one of the best-known coarse fisheries in the north. And it's in pole position for off-site exploring too, as it has easy access to the A1 and A19 and is central to the north's main towns and cites including York, Leeds and Harrogate.
Fish to cast off for at The Oaks Lake include carp, tench, bream, roach, rudd, gudgeon, perch, barbel, ide, crucian, carb, golden tench and golden orfe – and the park also has a specimen fishing lake with grass carp to 25lbs, ghost carp to 26lbs and common mirrors to 28lbs. Site guests can buy reduced fishing day tickets at the side of the lake on the day they're angling to get started.
The Oaks doesn't have fishing equipment for hire, but if you want to add to your kit, a fully-stocked on site tackle shop is there to cater to your needs – next door to a café serving hot and cold food.
Pitches all are hardstanding, super-sized and with electric hook-up, set in a four-acre field with easy access to the fishing lakes. A loo block with separate ladies', gents' and disabled-friendly facilities is next to the field, along with a screened chemical disposal point; the site also has a free hot shower.
Finally, as it's a peaceful park set up for fishing, The Oaks doesn't allow rowdy guests and accepts adults only.
The Golden Fleece Hotel
Telephone : 01845 523108
The Golden Fleece hotel and restaurant, on Thirsk's cobbled market place is situated between the North Yorkshire Moors and The Yorkshire Dales National Parks. The hotel was once a famous coaching inn and is steeped in history, it's Georgian "coaching clock" still hangs in the entrance hall. Our 26 en-suite rooms are individually designed to make guests feel completely at home, service is relaxed and friendly. We have our own private car park and wifi access is free of charge. Whether you are looking for something to eat in our restaurant, attending a conference or social event or simply getting away from it all we offer all our guests a warm Yorkshire welcome..
Thirsk is home to the award winning James Herriot centre and for racing enthusiasts there are courses in Thirsk, York, Ripon, and Catterick. The hotel is well placed for visiting the best that Yorkshire has to offer, from the ancient city of York, with its winding streets and Minster, to the North Yorkshire dales and moors and the historic coastal town of Whitby. Markets are held on the market square every Monday and Saturday.
For satellite navigation, please enter the postcode YO7 1LU, this is located at the rear of the hotel and is accessed via Chapel Street.
Bedrooms - 26
Disabled facilities available
Coffee Shop in house