Fishing

Discover Self-catering Fishing holidays in the UK and Ireland.

Fishing is a relaxing, peaceful and tranquil activity to enjoy on a country cottage holiday. With many fine lakes, rivers and of course coastlines set in beautiful areas of the UK and Ireland there are plenty of fantastic opportunities for fishing with amazing views, landscapes and scenery as well. Regular fishermen may even be looking for the perfect fishing spot before booking a country holiday so they get the best out of there trip so here are some of the most renown and popular places to fish in the UK and Ireland:

Five of the Guardians Top Ten Fishing spots in the World are found in the UK and Ireland and they include:

Sutherland in Scotland: This a beautiful, remote, wild and peaceful area of Scotland is perfect for anglers to grab their rod and disappear for a few hours.

Lough Corrib, Connemara, Ireland: Every year in the village of Oughterard on the west coast of Ireland there is a special school holiday in the month of May called Mayfly week. This is because May is the best month to fish for red-fleshed Corrib Trout and so every year fishermen descend on the town to go 'dapping', using live mayflies as bait on the waters surface. Every year a festival like atmosphere is found in the town as all the fishermen arrive providing you with a unique experience whilst your enjoying your country cottage holiday.

The River Moyola in Northern Ireland is a fantastic experience for a visiting fisherman. Rising in the Sperrin mountains and then weaving through moorland and meadows this wonderful river is home to wee brown trout and local Dollaghan. You could even visit Ditty's home bakery for a taste of some Irish delicacies to get you through to your fish supper. Only forty minutes from Belfast there is are even fantastic attractions and places of interest to visit in the area when your not fishing.

Back over to England we find the River Wye, Monsal head in Derbyshire, a beautiful, scenic fishing spot in the Peak District. The river is found weaving its way through a deep and narrow gorge but makes a stunning location for an early summer morning fish.

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The last location in the UK from The Guardians Top ten is the River Teifi in Wales. Discover sea trout, Sewin and Teifi around the Lampeter and Llandysul area. But remember you have to catch them in the dead of night so be careful when casting!

Other recognised Fishing spots:

Draycote Water, Kites Hardwick, Rugby, Warwickshire 700 acre reservoir and known as one of the UK's finest trout fisheries. Rainbow trout and Brown Trout. March- October.
North Tyne River, Northumberland Highly successful hatchery program meaning that Tyne Salmon stocks have boomed in the last 15 years. Generally regarded the best Salmon River in England and Wales. Large Salmon.
Dungeness Beach, Kent One of the most famous cod fishing beaches in the UK. Also Bass fishing during late summer and early autumn. Flatfish, dab, flounder, sole and plaice also found here
Orford Ness, Suffolk 10 mile Shingle bank, best reached by a boat from Orford Quay on the Ore Estuary. Two famous marks, Crouch and the Narrows. Winter cod fishing, Smoothhounds and Bass in the Summer. Peeler Crab and whole squid make good baits.
Drayton Reservoir Carp fishing, always good for a bite. Suitable for beginners and experts alike.
Richworth Linear Fisheries Something for everyone, great chance of multiple carp catches as well as gravel pits with lurking giants.
Throop Fisheries, Dorset Stour, Bournemouth, Dorset Popular amongst river fishermen. 5 mile stretch of some of the best Chub and Barbel fishing in the UK.
Willow Park Fisheries, Youngs Drive, Ash, Hampshire Mixed fish from still water. Three lakes offering Bream, Roach fishing, Perch, Crucians and Carp.
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