Self-Catering Fishing Holidays
There’s nothing that nurtures the mind, body and soul quite like throwing in a line, kicking back and waiting for the fish to bite. The feeling of being out amongst nature in the peace and quiet, the lure of the chase and the thrill of the catch makes angling the ultimate pastime for those in the pursuit of relaxation.
At Michael Paul Holidays we’re hooked on the sport too and many of our wonderful cottages make the perfect bases for fishing holidays. UK properties across the country put you right in the heart of some of our best angling, and many places even provide equipment and expert-led lessons. Yes, reel-y!
Our guide below will introduce you to the best places to throw in a line and get a nibble. If you’re looking for locations for the most relaxing fishing holidays, UK properties provide a charming base in a range of stunning natural settings around the country.
Peak District fishing holidays
This scenic holiday village is set in a scenic woodland location in the Peak District, with a collection of comfortable cottages perched prettily on the shore of a superbly stocked coarse fishing lake. Guests are welcome to cast their line into the lake by arrangement and see what they can catch (all fish must be returned). This is a fantastic holiday destination for anyone looking to fish, boat, or just relax.
Retallack Resort & Spa
Retallack Resort & Spa boasts countless exciting on-site facilities, including two well-stocked fishing lakes suited to any level of experience, whether you're a well-seasoned fisherman or just getting started. There's plenty of others things to do, too, with the exciting Retallack Aqua Park assault course, a relaxing spa, and much more.
Fishing and golf in Lincolnshire
This tranquil and beautiful holiday park has its own 1.4-acre fishing pond on site, brimming with carp, perch, bream and more. This is an ideal destination for anyone looking to spend some time seeing what they can reel in during a relaxing break. Other park amenities include its own amazing golf course, tennis courts, a driving range, and the fantastic TWENTY04 Bar and Restaurant to retreat to at the end of the day.
Riverside Fishing in Cornwall
With well-stocked private fishing lakes brimming with salmon and sea trout, this lovely holiday park sits alongside a river in a beautiful woodland setting, and is ideal for a tranquil fishing holiday. Fish the lakes, take boats out on the river from the park's private slipway, and enjoy the peaceful countryside ambience. We offer two exclusive luxury lodges to rent at this location, sleeping four guests each.
Ideas for Fishing Holidays
We have plenty of great destinations if you prefer to get your ankles wet fishing in the sea. In particular, our St Ives Cottages are just a convenient minute's walk away from Porthmeor Beach, where you can catch bass and dogfish.
If you enjoy river fishing, we offer a range of properties. The Perthshire Riverside Lodges are ideal for fishing, and if you'd like to try the River Camel, have a look at our Rock & North Cornwall Collection of holiday homes.
Cornwall Holiday Park has two fantastic on-site fishing lakes, one brimming with carp,
tench, bream, roach, and rudd, and the other loaded with carp. Or, if you'd rather try for a 'monster' bite, why not stay in a property from our Inverness Collection and take a day trip to Loch Ness to go out boat-fishing?
Family-Friendly Fishing Breaks
Enjoy a fishing trip with plenty for the rest of the family to do. Try this family holiday park in Somerset, with a well-stocked fishing lake as well as entertainment, swimming pools, and much more, or this holiday park in Snowdonia with nearby fishing in addition to lots of on-site facilities and fun.
River fishing in Herefordshire
A gorgeous river flows right along the border of this country holiday park in Herefordshire, making it a paradise for keen anglers. With scenic surroundings and a tranquil atmosphere, it's an ideal destination for those looking to spend a few quiet afternoons seeing what they can catch.
Fishing on Loch Tay
Hire a boat and head out onto the sparkling waters of Loch Tay, where you can catch salmon, sea trout, brown trout or rainbow trout, or try coarse fishing for pike, perch, roach, and grayling. A stay in a relaxing lodge in this superb Scottish Highland setting makes for a really relaxing escape.
Fishing lakes in Lincolnshire
With fishing permitted from dawn until dusk in the two on-site lakes full of carp, roach, barbel and tench, this great holiday park is the perfect place for a peaceful break in picturesque surroundings. There are plenty of handy on-site amenities and it's also perfectly situated for making a day trip to the seaside at Skegness.
Sutherland fishing trips
The Scottish county of Sutherland is a hidden gem for fishermen looking to enjoy a Highland excursion. With a variety of fantastic lochs and rivers in unspoilt and attractive locations, this is the perfect destination for anyone looking to fish for brown trout, salmon, and more. We offer a range of accommodation in and around the seaside town of Dornoch, a perfect home base for fishing trips all over Sutherland.
Fishing in the Highlands
The Scottish Highlands are a popular destination for fishing in unspoilt locations, with lots of rivers and lochs to visit. We have plenty of places to stay with lots of fishing opportunities, like these holiday homes on Loch Tay, or these lochside lodges by Loch Lomond.
Fishing in the Cotswolds Water Park
The Cotswold Water Park is a collection of 180 lakes spanning over 40 square miles amid beautiful rural landscapes, with over 70 of these lakes offering fishing opportunities. Book a break at our accommodation at Cotswold Water Park, Cotswolds Spa Holidays, or Classic Cottages in the Cotswolds.
Luxury Fishing Holidays
If you're looking for somewhere luxurious to return to at the end of a day's angling, try this high-end property near St Andrews, which has a hot tub and its own driving range, these luxurious lodges with on-site spa amenities in Cornwall, or these superb cottages situated on a stately estate in Somerset.
If you'd rather savour the taste of seafood without catching it
yourself, pay a visit to the seaside town of Newquay to enjoy a range of
delicious fish dishes, including Rick Stein's restaurant on Fistral
Beach. An ideal place to stay here is Cornwall Holiday Park.