In The Media
Eye Kettleby Lakes is a family run fishery which has been running along side the farming business for over 11 years.
Below is a selection of media coverage regarding our growth in the ever expanding UK fishing holiday industry.
Melton Times April 2012
The free open event will take place on Saturday, April 6 from 6.30pm and will include a hog roast and live jazz band. Owned by Martin and Joyce Lomas with their son Joe and his wife Lizzy, Eye Kettleby Lakes has been running for over 20 years. The site is also supported by general manager Craig Oldham.
Set in 150 acres of countryside, the site has eight fishing lakes and accommodation also includes 12 luxury log cabins with private hot tubs. The brand new touring and camping site includes individual heated toilet and shower facilities, laundry and indoor washing up sinks and free wireless internet. The facility is also pet friendly and is open all year round.
Practical Caravan March 2012
Eyekettleby Lakes Touring Park is a member of the Tranquil Touring Parks network, meaning a high standard of facilities is guaranteed. Like all Tranquil Touring Park sites, it is an adult-only destination and enjoys a five-star grading courtesy of Visit Britain.
Three amenity blocks service the site. Two blocks, at opposite ends of the site, house eight private washrooms, while a third provides a large, fully equipped disabled suite and wash-up/laundry room. A log-built reception and clubhouse complete the set up.
This is Leicestershire March 2012
Melton will be given a tourism boost when a new touring caravan park opens on the outskirts of the town this week. Eye Kettleby Lakes Touring Park, which opens on Friday will have 59 luxury, adult-only touring pitches set in 150 acres of countryside. Already, about 100 visitors a week use the site’s 12 log cabins and seven fishing lakes. The park’s developers say a large number of them use the market town’s shops and restaurants and they expect that number to increase once the park is fully operational.
Out & About Live January 2012
Peter Rosenthal – Out & About Live – Reviews Eye Kettleby Lakes Touring & Camping park, which opens for business on March 30. The adults-only touring park has been awarded the maximum rating of five stars by Enjoy England and features 59 pitches surrounded by glorious rolling countryside. Set four miles to the south west of the pretty market town of Melton Mowbray, Eye Kettleby Lakes is set in 150-acres of land and was developed from farmland.
Total Coarse Fishing October 2011
Bob Nudd (Total Coarse Fishing Magazine) – Bob’s careful feeding strategy produces great results. A careful baiting strategy is needed for Bob Nudd when he visits a beautiful commercial fishery in the midlands. Available in the October issue of Total Coarse Fishing.
Daily Mail August 2009
Nicholas Roe of The Daily Mail writes about The best fishing holidays in the UK to get you hooked on the great outdoors.
Eye Kettleby Lakes appeared at the top of the review list.
This is Leicestershire August 2009
Director Joe Lomas said 60% of residents were tourists who had come to see the area’s main attractions, such as Belvoir Castle, Rutland Water and Twinlakes. He has also seen a surge in interest from honeymoon couples.
Leicester Mercury August 2008
The firm was set up by Lizzy and Joe Lomas with Joe’s parents, Joyce and Martin on a site near Melton. Their business is one of 15 from Leicestershire to make the regional finals of this year’s Enjoy England Excellence Awards.
Lizzy "We won a Silver Award" (October 2008)
Coarse Fisherman Magazine December 2007
The eight coarse lakes (including a specimen carp lake) and a 52-peg canal style match lake are a big draw for fishing holidaymakers. Lodge cabin guests have their own private lake as well as access to another seven lakes which are shared with day ticket holders. Read the Coarse Fisherman Review visit Coarse Fisherman Magazine for more discussion.