Shropshire Star

£2 million Shropshire holiday park and fishery welcomes first owners

The latest phase of a £2 million investment in a picturesque holiday park and fishery near Shrewsbury is now open and has welcomed its first owners.

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Trevor and Tina Palin are presented with a signed Shrewsbury Town football shirt by Spring Lea Holiday Park and Fishery manager Alison Naughton after receiving the key to their new caravan holiday home.

Set alongside views of the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Spring Lea Holiday Park and Fishery is owned by Salop Caravan Sites.

“We are delighted with the new, exclusive development of holiday home pitches and it’s great to be welcoming our first owners,” said Ed Glover, associate director of Salop Caravan Sites.

“It really is a stunning location not only for fishing, but as a base to explore the local area and see what Shropshire has to offer you. The area is famous for its local walks and breath-taking scenery yet is still close to Shrewsbury.”

The park’s first caravan holiday home owners are Trevor and Tina Palin who were presented with a signed Shrewsbury Town football shirt as they are both avid fans and were married at the Montgomery Waters Meadow stadium.

The park has four well-stocked, mature coarse and carp fishing pools nestled within 25 acres of open countryside. There are also 20 seasonal hardstanding pitches for touring caravans and motorhomes.

To add to the attraction of Spring Lea Holiday Park and Fishery, an 18-hole golf course at Arscott Golf Club, the villages of Pontesbury and Minsterley and Shropshire Wildlife Trust’s historic Earl’s and Pontesford Hill reserve, with its volcanic origins, are all nearby.

For coarse anglers, the fishery includes Trevor’s Specimen Carp Lake, covering more than one acre, which stocks carp in excess of 30lb. Mirror, common and grass carp released in the lake, named after previous fishery owner Trevor Potter, were specially selected with the aim of making the fishing pool one of the best in Shropshire.