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Fabulous 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.

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.

Arrow Bank Country Holiday Park

The gorgeous River Arrow flows right along the border of Arrow Bank 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.

Sycamore Farm Park

With fishing permitted from dawn until dusk in the two on-site lakes full of carp, roach, barbel and tench, Sycamore Farm Park is a great 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.

Loch Tay Highland Lodges

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.

Ideas for Fishing Holidays

Sea Fishing

We have plenty of great destinations if you prefer to fish in the sea. Golden Cap Holiday Park is right next to Seatown Beach, the Fistral Beach Apartments are ideal for fishing Fistral Beach before the crowds arrive or after they leave, and West Bay is close to some great spots in the Isle of Wight.

River Fishing

If you enjoy river fishing, we offer a range of suitable properties. You can fish the River Earn from Braidhaugh Holiday Park, the Yorkshire Dales Eco-Lodges are close to the excellent River Swale, and if you'd like to try the River Camel, take a look at our Rock & North Cornwall Collection of holiday homes.

Lake Fishing

Trevella Park offers some fantastic lake fishing opportunities, with two 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 at St Benedict's Abbey and take a boat out to fish on Loch Ness?


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. Ideal places to stay in the area include Trevella Park and the luxurious Fistral Beach Apartments.