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A guide to the best fishing holidays in the UK


When it comes to fishing holidays, the UK offers a diverse range of options for anglers of all levels.

From tranquil lakes to winding rivers and expansive coastal shores, this island nation is a haven for those seeking the thrill of the catch.

To help you see why, we’ve put together a comprehensive guide to fishing holidays UK style.

  1. Choose your location wisely

The UK boasts a plethora of fishing spots, each with its unique charm. More importantly, you can find many of these special spots at a range of holiday parks across the UK.

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This way, you can blend the joys and wonders of fishing with the ease and luxury of incredible holiday park locations.

For instance, you might prefer the rugged coastlines of Cornwall or the peaceful rivers of Norfolk.

Your choice of location will determine the type of fishing experience you’ll have, so it’s worth doing a bit of research to find the setting that suits you best.

  • Select the right accommodation

To truly immerse yourself in the fishing experience, consider staying in a holiday home that caters specifically to anglers.

You’ll find a range of caravans and lodges, for instance, that offer amazing amenities for your holiday, which are situated conveniently close to prime fishing spots.

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You can wake up, step outside, and be casting your line in no time.

  • Know your fish

Before heading out, familiarise yourself with the types of fish you’re likely to encounter at your chosen location.

Different species have different habits and habitats, so understanding their behaviour can significantly improve your chances of success.

Whether you’re targeting trout, carp, or sea bass, for example, a little knowledge can go a long way.

  • Pack the right gear

Some holiday parks provide basic fishing equipment, but it’s always a good idea to bring your own if you’re serious about the sport.

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Make sure you have the appropriate rods, reels, lines, and hooks for the type of fishing you’ll be doing.

Don’t forget to pack essential accessories like bait, tackle boxes, and a comfortable fishing chair for those patient waits.

  • Respect the environment

Preserving the natural beauty of the UK’s fishing spots is crucial for future generations of anglers.

Always follow local fishing regulations and guidelines, including catch and release policies if they apply, and safe disposal of any waste to leave the area as you found it.

Check with your chosen holiday park to find out what rules you need to follow for a fun and safe fishing holiday.

  • Embrace the experience

Whilst landing a big catch can be exhilarating, don’t forget that fishing is also about relaxation and appreciating nature.

Take in the sights and sounds around you, and relish the opportunity to disconnect from the hustle and bustle of daily life.

This can also be great for newcomers to the fishing world. Even if you don’t catch anything, it’s the experience and spending time with loved ones that really counts.

The UK offers an array of fishing holidays to suit every angler’s preference. Whether you’re after the thrill of deep-sea fishing or the tranquillity of a secluded lake, there’s a spot for you.

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