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 in Scotland, Wales and Cornwall put you right in the heart of some of the country’s 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.
Fisherman’s Guide: Where to Stay
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.
Cornwall is an angler’s paradise. Our fabulous apartments in Fistral overlook the beautiful Fistral Beach, which offers superb ocean angling in the early morning and late evening when the shores are all but deserted. If you’ve got bass on your fish list, nearby Holywell Bay is the place to land a big one. You can choose to stay in our lovely Beachcomber House if you want water right on your doorstep.
For those who prefer freshwater angling, Porth Reservoir is just an 18-minute drive from Fistral Beach. It’s a great spot to spend the day.
This is the ultimate angling destination and lodge guests need only walk out their front door to begin casting their lines. The shoreline around the lake is exclusively reserved for our guests, making this property a firm favourite of coarse and game fishermen.
For those new to the sport, ghillies (instructors) can be hired to teach the basics, and they can also introduce keen anglers to the more remote mountain lochs further afield. There’s a designated salmon and trout season, but coarse fishing is available throughout the year. There’s even a private fly-fishing instructor for those who want to hone their skills.
When it comes to fishing holidays, UK locations don’t come better than Loch Lomond.
Guests of our charming Perthshire lodges, which are located right next to Loch Iubhair and Ben More, have five glorious miles of river and game angling at their disposal. The host of the lodges is extremely knowledgeable about the local region and is more than happy to share all their insider secrets and favourite spots.
Loch Iubhair is popular for both boat and bank fishing and the lake is filled with an abundance of salmon and brown trout. Be warned though: the loch’s name translates to ‘lake of the devious one’ so you might find the fish particularly elusive! All equipment can be hired from the visitor centre.
Nestled into 22 acres of glorious countryside, our delightful Oakwood lodges are located close to the small town of Rhayader. The village offers easy access to the salmon- and trout-rich River Wye and, according to the Wye Foundation, the average weight of downstream fish is 3lbs, while in the upper river 4lbs is more common.
Nearby Llyngwyn Lake is full of good-sized pike, roach and chub, which will pique the interest of coarse fishermen. Permits are affordable and can be purchased from the local newsagent in the Elan Valley.
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When it comes to discovering the best fishing holidays, UK properties will reel you in hook, line and sinker! At Michael Paul Holidays we’re here to make your angling getaway a memorable one, so let us answer all your questions or help you book. Feel free to get in touch with one of our friendly team members by calling 01275 371133.