There are hundreds of amazing places to fish and for fishing breaks in the UK whether its sea fishing, game fishing or coarse fishing.
Pubs and inns in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland offer the perfect base to enjoy a relaxing fishing holiday. Guests can start the day with a hearty home cooked breakfast and then enjoy a packed lunch freshly-prepared by the pub. After a great day out you can relax in the pub, enjoy a few drinks, tuck into to some traditional pub food and then head to your room upstairs.
Here are some of our favourite destinations for fishing breaks in the UK:
Located in the Scottish Highlands, Sutherland is the quintessential angling destination and perhaps Europe’s last great wilderness. The Assynt Angling Club is a great source of information and collaborating with eight landowners, the club offers access to over a hundred lochs in the area. People come from all over the world to fish in the lochs in Sutherland for their world class brown trout.
The beautiful harbour town of Whitby is the gateway to some of the best sea fishing in the UK. Whitby is one of the oldest fishing ports in the country and is famed for some great fishing stories. It is allegedly where Captain James Hook was introduced to the life of a seaman. Whitby is one of the best locations for charter boat fishing in the UK and still holds the record for the heaviest cod caught on rod and line in British waters, weighing in at an incredible 58lb 7ounces!
With beautiful rivers, lakes, and an extensive coastline to explore, Northumberland has many options for fishing. In particular, salmon stocks in the River Tyne compete with some of the best that Scotland has to offer with the average catch size between 20lb and 40lb.
If you want to find out about legal information on fishing in the UK please visit the UK Government’s website.