Sunday, 7 July 2013

Important Changes for Day Tickets

For the last month we have been quiet on the Facebook as some important changes have been taking place as the Hideaway Lakes Experience, in particular the Fishery, takes a change in direction. Our Vision remains the same to Create a Private Country Estate and make it a venue for country estate activities. Below is a message from the owner, John Campbell:

"Hideaway Lakes Portugal would like to thank those of you that supported our day ticket fishery. However, there simply were not enough of you to justify a day ticket business. We are considering forming a local angling group in the future for those of you that are interested."

We will be holding special events in the future which will allow people to fish, once these are confirmed we will let you know.

We are continuing to develop the accommodation and it is possible to book short breaks or holidays from 3 nights and for the experienced angler to enjoy our fishery. We do have tackle and bait available at the estate. Alternatively if you do book a holiday and you need a guide we can arrange this at a supplement and subject to notice

More details of holidays available at the Lodge (pictured above) can be seen on 
PAC (Portugal) Ltd Secluded websites

To showcase all the changes and accommodation we are in the process of building a new website.

Sunday, 9 June 2013

Getaway from it all this summer, Special Offer, Luxury 4 bedroom villa, Rasmalho, Monchique, Algarve

We have negotiated a very special offer for this year only, especially for all of you that want to get away from it all, but still want to be within 5 minutes drive from a restaurant and 15 minutes drive from the main amenities and beaches.

Hideaway Lakes Lodge is a luxury 4 bedroom villa with 2 bath/shower rooms, WC, air conditioning and internet.  A large open plan kitchen, dining area and lounge has stunning views of Monchique mountains and the local lakes, as well as a number excellent terrace areas, a 8m by 4m plunge pool with luxury sun lounging furniture and BBQ.  The property is located on a prime position in the Hideaway Lakes Country Estate, yet clients have full privacy from estate activities.  If clients want to enjoy the estate activities, there are concessions and also they have use of the private clubhouse, the “Reel Inn”

Special Offer
July and August - £1295 per week, normally £1795 per week
September - £1150 per week, normally £1595 per week

This is a very special offer which would suit one or two families, a group of friends or an angling group

Thursday, 6 June 2013

Fishing Report week ending 2 June 2013

Water temps at 23 degrees 6ft depth. 

Test fished top lake again. Thurs to sat, am. 2x mid double mirrors first two hours. 13 fish landed and lost 4. Biggest carp 17 llb. John, hand selected 10x common carp from local supplier. For, the day ticket water. All fish were between 11 and 12.5 llb. 

Fishery has been slow this week..With only eight anglers on the day ticket lake. Some had good runs. But, only 2x fish landed. 1@ 7.5 llb mirror and 2@ 3.8 llb common carp. The fish are there!! Where are the anglers?

Thanks to Eric from Birmingham Angling Centre for his report on

Come and see us soon

Sunday, 12 May 2013

Fishing Report 12 May 2013

Fishing Report week ending 12 May 2013

 The main lake is full and looking great. It is fishing well in the evenings. So, John suggests that you book a twilight ticket or a half day ticket and increase your chances while it is hot. Fishing is now allowed for one hour after dusk. Great Fun!

Wild Carp test

The Wild Carp Specimen Lake was test fished by one of our independent guides for 36 hours straight last week and produced very good results. 23 Carp mirrors and common. Mostly mid doubles and a couple of surprises.

Bass Test fishing
Test Fishing for large mouth bass will start later this week, We have two guest guides testing plastic and soft lures, Watch this space!!!

Sea Fishing

Specialist sea fishing trips are now available through the Hideaway Lakes Team. So, if you fancy a bit of sweet and sour, fishing, let us know. A morning on the sea and the afternoon on our lakes

Look forward to seeing soon

John (the owner)

Sunday, 5 May 2013

Now Open and stocking

Fishing report

We opened on 1 May 2013

Lakes are full of water

Morning fishing is slow at the moment, best time is the afternoon to dusk.  We are allowing fishing for 1 hour after dusk.

We also introduced a new Kayak and Bass Boat fishing experiences

Today we undertook a local restock over over 100 2 - 3 lb Carp.  We will add more stock over the next month, with big additions this autumn

We look forward to seeing more of you next week

Thursday, 25 April 2013

Free Day Ticket Fishing for clients of Quinta

Great offer for a group of anglers as we can arrange short breaks from 3 nights. Or for a family of fishing widows who just cant get away from the fishing totally but want to enjoy a stunning location.

For this year we have agreed with the owner of that clients staying at the stunning and luxury Hideaway Quinta, free fishing of the Day Ticket Lakes, normally 20 euros per day per person. (for a family of upto 8, thats 8*20=160 euros per day)

The hire of tackle and sale of bait is still in addition.  There maybe concessions on other estate activities

More details on this stunning 4 bedroom lodge, please see

Saturday, 30 March 2013

Delayed Reopening

***Important Notice***

Due to adverse weather conditions continuing and delayed 

deliver date from our stock fish supplier, Hideaway Lakes 

apologies for the postponement of our opening day. 

The Fishery we reopen on 1 May 2013 and will be available 

for booking 6 days per week, but will remain closed on 


We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Look forward to seeing you all in May

John (the owner)