The UK couldn’t be a better place in which to enjoy a fishing holiday. Due to the fact the country is an island, there are an array of coastlines on which to fish, as well as numerous inland fisheries and rivers for your pleasure. Here are some of the best places the UK has to offer for a relaxing fishing holiday; one visit and you`re sure to be hooked.
Eye Kettleby Lakes, Leicestershire
Just a stone`s throw from the home of the pork pie, Melton Mowbray, Eye Kettleby Lakes are eight impressive bodies of water, set in over 150 acres of unspoiled countryside. The lakes have a reputation for excellent coarse fishing and the family that run the business work hard to maintain the beautiful countryside setting of this little haven. Back at the ranch, guests can enjoy such luxuries as four poster beds, a top quality restaurant and even outdoor hot tubs for a complete relaxation experience.
Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire
Feel like a king for the day as you fish the great lake in the grounds of the grand palace. With the lake well stocked with perch, roach and tench, every fisherman can be sure to catch a rewarding prize, but the real reward has to be the surroundings. The grandeur and peace of the sumptuous palace grounds can be most well enjoyed from the tranquillity of your own boat, available to hire for under £30 for the day.
Whitby, North Yorkshire
Famously the home of Bram Stoker`s Dracula, Whitby might be just the place for getting a little bite of your own. With a very traditional and picturesque harbour, the sea fishing here is sure to float your boat. Plenty of day vessels are available to take you out to the best spots, where you can enjoy a bite from a wide variety of sea fish, from cod to mackerel, conger to pollock.
Loch Lomond, Scotland
One of the world`s most famous lakes and one of the largest in Scotland, this expansive stretch of water is home to some of the biggest and best trout, salmon and pike in the Trossachs. The nearby Cameron House Hotel takes care of the fishing experience with their own four man boats on hire, complete with rods and ghillie and after a busy day on the water the hungry fishermen can relax in the Cameron Houses legendarily great restaurant.
The Arundel Arms, Devon
On the west side of Dartmoor, the quiet valley near Lifton is home to one of the UK`s most sought after fishing hotels. The Arundel Arms is not just a place to go for a fishing holiday; it is the place to go for “the fishing holiday” of your life. With its own fishing school and private stretches of the Tamar making up around twenty breathtaking miles, this is the one to go for if you are serious about your sport. To save a bit of money on the package, choose to attend one of their day courses and check out some of the Devon cottage rentals available, which will often give you more flexibility and a better price than staying on site will do.