Discover the tranquil bliss of fishing in the many lakes, rivers and seas across the UK. Whether you’re a first time fisher or licensed to gill, there’s no fin better than a brill-iant catch. These are seven of the best fishing trips in the UK and where to stay.
Seascape from a fishing boat along the coast of the resort town Oban
Explore Scotland’s beautiful Oban which has some of the best sea fishing spots in the country. Dunollie Point has the seal of approval from locals specifically recommended during the summer with mackerel being the prize catch. Surrounded by a marvellous mountain landscape, Loch Etive offers wonderful fishing from the pier and estuary of the River Awe.
On the banks of Loch Nell, Clan Cottages are laid out like a small Celtic village
You’ll feel right at home at Clan Cottages in Oban. The five luxury cottages make up a little village with each boasting a living area, kitchenette and walk in shower. To top it off you can fish in the lake and cook your catch on the BBQ.
The seaside town of Tenby is known for its glorious beaches
Often referred to as the jewel of Pembrokeshire, Tenby in Wales has fantastic shore fishing for bass and mullet plus you’re guaranteed delightful weather and friendly locals. The warm sea temperature at Carmarthen Bay is home to ample mackerel. Book a boat trip from Tenby Harbour at either Summertime or MV Dianne.
Create magical memories at the absolute gem that is Laston Garden
The sun setting over the vibrant Torquay Harbour
The seaside resort town of Torquay in Devon steals fifth place. Princess Pier is a family friendly go-to for locals and tourists alike, it’s also a great choice for night fishing. Make fun memories with your friends and family and book a boat fishing trip along the English Riviera with The Sea Witch.
The heavenly Cary Arms Spa is truly a slice of paradise
Luxuriate in a traditional Victorian Inn in Torquay at Cary Arms Spa. The stunning views of Babbacombe Bay and the South Devon coast will blow you away. There’s the seaview Captain Suite apartment or choose one of the seafront fisherman’s cottages.
Pitlochry lies on the long and narrow Loch Tummel in Perthshire
When fishing in Pitlochry you can look forward to excellent salmon especially in April and May and lots of trout beats. At Loch Tummel you’ll find one of the best brown trout rivers in Scotland below the Dam. If your catch of rainbow trout and brown trout doesn’t impress you at Loch Bhac and Loch Kinardochy then the spectacular views most definitely will.
Don’t fall hook, line, and sinker for the Victorian exterior, Dunalastair Hotel Suites is contemporary and stylish
Set in a picture-postcard location with views of the Scottish Highlands, Dunalastair Hotel Suites in Pitlochry is a majestic Victorian house with spacious contemporary suites. Whilst you’re there tuck into some authentic Scottish grub at Edina’s Kitchen.
Killarney is a town on the northeastern shore of Lough Leane, part of Killarney National Park
Kicking off our top three is Killarney in the Irish county of Kerry. Fish in the Lakes of Killarney for salmon, brown trout and perch. We recommend River Laune between July and September for the finest salmon fishing. From the end of June to the beginning of September you can expect lots of sea trout.
Room with a view: The beautiful view from a suite at The Europe Hotel Resort
Stay at The Europe Hotel Resort during your trip to Killarney. Boasting a heavenly spa and lakeview rooms leading out to the peaceful Lakes of Killarney, this hotel is the perfect sanctuary after a day outdoors.
Explore the south of England and visit Weymouth in Dorset
With an abundance of beaches, it’s no wonder that the seaside town of Weymouth in Dorset provides exquisite fishing opportunities all year round. Experience some of the best shore fishing in England including rock fishing at the beaches and harbours which produce great fish. Portland Beach even holds the British record for wrasse.
No. 98 Boutique Hotel is the perfect relaxing retreat
Overlooking Weymouth Beach, is the small nautical themed No. 98 Boutique Hotel. Let the sound of the waves crashing on the sand lull you to a restful sleep at this beachside hideaway.
The seaside town of Whitby has a history of fishing
Whitby in North Yorkshire is the best fishing destination in the UK with its unrivalled superb fishing at Whitby West Pier during the summer months. Catch exceptional codling, billet, mackerel and whiting at Whitby Harbour and did we mention shore and rock fishing in this town is free. Boat fishing is very popular so charter a boat, hop on and go fish.
Escape to the countryside and experience an impeccable stay at the Raithwaite Estate
The Raithwaite Estate in Whitby is a breath of fresh air, set in the Yorkshire countryside and just two minutes away from Sandsend Beach. Or if you’d rather have your own apartment, opt for the newly renovated Park View, a gorgeous two bedroom home away from home.