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6 Fantastic Locations for Your Fishing Holiday

In the UK, we are extremely fortunate to be surrounded by copious amounts of stunning scenery. Due to this, millions of tourists and British enjoy holidaying our endless fields, historic cities and terrific coastlines every year. A popular choice of holiday is fishing holidays; in the UK, we are spoilt for choice as to which coastline or lake to fish. We’ve done some research and have narrowed down the options to create our choice of the top six fishing holiday locations in the United Kingdom.

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  1. Scotland, Loch Lomond

This ethereal freshwater loch is the largest in Great Britain, and is part of the Trossachs National Park. As a result of the huge expanse of water, Loch Lomond also has a large variety of fish, including: salmon, sea trout, brown trout, char and perch in the North; roach and perch in the South. The waterway is highly recommended for coarse fishing, pike fishing and angling. There is plenty of accommodation lining the Loch Lomond, providing you peace of mind that you won’t be trekking back and forth from the loch at unforgiveable hours – you could even choose to camp, however ensure you read the camping byelaws as certain periods of the year are off limits.

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  1. Yorkshire, Whitby

A quaint seaside town set in the English country-side, ideal for someone who enjoys fishing, but would also appreciate discovering other areas of British culture. You’re allowed to either fish on the beach between Whitby and Sandsend or the beach between Whitby and Saltwick; the fish available on these beaches are codling, billet, flatfish, mackerel and whiting. Or, you could opt for boat fishing and catch some magnificent species of fish, speak to professionals at Whitby quayside for more information before booking this. Finally, you could choose to fish from Whitby harbour, this option is considerably popular in the summer; mackerel and flounders are the common catch here. Throughout the winter, large cod have been sighted swimming along the harbour.

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  1. South West, Devon

This beautiful coastline can often look similar to the Mediterranean in the summer and offers a large array of fishing holidays – there’s something to entertain everyone. Beer boats are popular for the sociable angler; it requires taking out a small boat, dangling a line and waiting for the mackerel to catch, meaning you can sit back and chat with a group of friends. For those who are not water babies, you don’t have to step foot on a boat to enjoy Devon, the Quay offers many different fishing opportunities, such as; bass, mackerel and dogfish. However, if you’re experienced or would regard yourself a fishing fanatic, then try some deep-water fishing. You can catch the likes of bass, cod, pollock, ray, sole, plaice, conger eel, mackerel and shark. There are many other fishing holidays to experience in Devon, make sure to research them all to find the one most suited to you.

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  1. East Anglia, Norfolk Broads

These exquisite waterways provide a peaceful and tranquil environment which are hugely popular amongst tourists and locals for boating holidays and trips, therefore a fishing holiday along the Broads is exceptionally simple. All you need to do is hire either a day boat or a holiday cruiser, moor the boat into one of our fishing zones and fish off the back of your boat – it’s never been easier. Some of the species that you can expect to catch along the Broads are: pike, bream, roach, rudd, eels and perch. You can enjoy your autumn/winter holiday here, as the Broads allows visitors to holiday throughout the entire year along their stretch of water.

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  1. Wales, Snowdonia National Park

Snowdonia is surrounded by impressive mountains, and is known to be home to 45 immense lakes. All of which are exceptional for fishing holidays. Fishing holidays are most popular from spring through to late autumn, due to this being the peak time for fish season, you can catch: bass, brown trout, salmon and sea trout. There is a vast range of B&B’s, cottages, hotels, caravan and camping sites to choose from within and around the Snowdonia National Park – a fishing holiday has never been easier.

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  1. North West, Lake District

The Lake District is probably the most popular holiday destination on our list; with its continuum of lakes, forests and mountains it is recommended for fishing holidays. The lakes are mainly home to brown trout, salmon and sea trout. If you choose to venture to some of the larger lakes, you can partake in pike fishing and coarse fishing. As the Lake District is a beloved tourist attraction, the amount of accommodation is unlimited, and the favourite choices amongst tourists are camping, glamping and log cabins.

If your favourite locations for fishing holidays were not mentioned on our list, let us know what they are, we’d love to learn more.

 

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