Hi mate, Have fished 3 of the places you mentioned. Firstly Whiteacres,I went there in summer for a weeks holiday a few years ago, Fantastic fishery and caught very well from all the main lakes, some cracking large carp especailly ghosties in some of the smaller less hectic pools. Accomodation is good and decent facilities. If you get the choice try and get accomodation as close to the lakes as you can, some of the furthest static caravans are probably half a mile away from some pools lol. Secondly, burnham on sea. Had a week there last summer and caught very well from the main lake, Lots and lots of big bream mainly, between 2 and 6lb. Some very nice dark slabs. Had around 30 in a 4 hr evening session.I had a few carp as well but to be honest wasn't fishing for them on there and was enjoying the bream for a change
The water was extremely warm though, maximum depth was around 5 ft and with the sun everyday water just didnt cool. Maybe the reason for all the bream. There is also a specimen lake which I fished a few night sessions on with little reward. Had a few carp to around 12lb but nothing special. Nice pool though and very fishy. No doubt there is some large fish lurking somewhere in there. Nice site and nice accomodation with decent facilities and indoor and outdoor pools. Right thirdly, Lonsdale. To be honest I wasn't impressed with the place and thought it was have been living on past glories slightly
Fished virtually every night of a week holiday and probably had 10 fish all holiday from 6lb to the biggest 16. Not bad but not what you'd expect from a so called prolific fishery.Fished the main lake alot and could usually sneak a bite early morning then an hour after dark. Fished the other small pools with not much luck apart from a few pasties. The challets near the lakes are quite nice but the static caravans just outside the main park are a bit of a dive
Could be a much better place with a bit of money and care and maybe a few more fish to bring it back to what it once was
Bloody long post that lol Hope it helps you out, Personally i'd pick whiteacres just for the experience and alot of fish but get down to burnham sometime as it is ace,and alot cheaper.
Let me know how you get on wherever you go mate, good luck