Fishing Holidays at Cofton with Monster Carp’s Neil Spooner

Neil Spooner

This summer we were pleased to welcome Korda’s very own Neil Spooner to our Glorious Corner of Devon to sample the delights of our five fishing lakes. Known for starring in ITV4’s Monster Carp fishing show, Neil took a well-deserved Carp Fishing holiday with his family that, of course, included a spot of fishing on our exclusive lakes.

We sat down with Neil lakeside to chat about his week-long stay in one of our new luxury lodges. “It spoiled us,” Neil says, “lovely views, hot tub in the evening with a glass of drink. Made it extra special.” he also takes us through what he thought of Cofton and finding the perfect balance between fishing and family time on holiday.

Watch the full video below where Neil discusses his tops tips on how he got the most from a family fishing holiday. This included short, early morning sessions before the family were up, traveling light with pre-prepared PVA bag rigs so as not to lose time down on the lakes, and really being able to relax as this trip was “not about setting PBs but coming to enjoy fishing while away with the family.”

Neil also talks us through making the most of his family holiday and keeping the kids entertained with our indoor and outdoor pools, local attractions, and getting the whole family involved in some evening finishing. “Definitely a lovely thing to do, couldn’t get them off the lakes. They just wanted one last cast,” he tells us.

So, what was Neil’s final thoughts about his stay at Cofton? “Loved it so much, we’ll definitely be coming back!”

Watch the full interview with Neil below.

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