Bulworthy Forest Lodges
located: Barnstaple, Devon, UK
self-catering | sleeps:4/6 | bedrooms:2/3
For a quiet, relaxing fishing break – a choice of secluded timber lodges in grounds with five well stocked fishing lakes offering free carp and coarse fishing. These comfortable, secluded lodges are located in twenty-five acres of peaceful woodland in North Devon, between Barnstaple, Bideford and Torrington.
Deer Park Cottages at The Deer Park
located: Gunton Park, Hanworth, Norfolk, UK
self-catering | sleeps:2 | bedrooms:1
A choice of two cottages with spectacular views across a beautiful deer park, a wildlife haven, just six miles from the north Norfolk coast. Each sleeps two and offers an open plan sitting/dining room with galley-style kitchen, double bedroom and bathroom. The park boasts a 14 acre fishing and bird watching lake – fishing by arrangement (extra charge).
Imagine Ireland Featured Site
located: throughout Northern Ireland
booking engine: multiple
Coarse fishing in Ireland is arguably the best in Europe, so for fishing holidays in Northern Ireland see this special selection covering self-catering fishing cottages, whether you want to fish a lake, river or canal. Visitors get help with angling maps, information on where to fish and how to order maggots and ground bait via the countrywide bait delivery service.
Lakewell Cottage & Barn
located: Lakewell, Cornwall, UK
self-catering | sleeps:2 | bedrooms:1
A choice from two cosy and attractively furnished Cornish cottages for two, each enjoys its own small garden and has access to five acres of shared grounds with fishing lake; fishing is free of charge for guests. If you fancy sea fishing, the cottages are located close to the resort of Perranporth, Newquay, and the spectacular north Cornish coast. Here there are plenty of boat trips on offer if you want to fish for mackerel, pollack, cod bream, ray and more.
Newcourt Barton B&B
located: Cullompton, Nr Exeter, Devon, UK
bed & breakfast
Comfortable and stylish 4-star bed and breakfast accommodation on a working family farm set in the Devon countryside. There are four well-stocked coarse fishing ponds on-site and guests can fish for no charge. The spring fed lakes provide a range of fishing and are stocked with carp (some weighing into double figures!), tench, bream, golden orfe and golden rudd.
Park Holidays Featured Site
self-catering | holiday park: multiple
Great value family and fishing friendly self-catering accommodation at holiday parks in southern England (Devon, Dorset, Hampshire, Sussex, Essex, Kent and Suffolk), accommodation options include, caravans, chalets, lodges, cottages and apartments. Many are located close to the sea where sea fishing is available, also many parks have carp and coarse fishing in lakes on the park, or in nearby rivers or lakes.
located: Millbrook, Cornwall, UK
self-catering | sleeps:12 | bedrooms:5
Traditional Cornish farmhouse, great for a large family or group and sleeping up to twelve guests. The farmhouse is surround by mature trees and farmland and just 300 yards away is a coarse fishing lake with tench, carp, rudd, roach, bream and perch (some as large as 25lbs!) with fishing free for residents.
Whatever your fishing style, Devon has plenty to offer, with excellent coarse, game and sea fishing all available. The county is blessed with plenty of natural coastline for sea and shoreline fishing; numerous fine rivers and streams for the river angler; and excellent fisheries, lakes and waters for coarse fishing.
Coarse fishermen can expect to find the usual species: carp, bream, roach, rudd, tench and perch and pike.
River anglers will come across: roach, dace and bream, and those into game or fly fishing will find good catches of wild brown trout, sea trout and salmon in many Devon rivers (of note are the rivers Lyn, Exe, Tamar, Tavy, Teign, Axe, Taw, Dart, Torridge and their tributaries).
Devon offers a choice of coastline, north and south, both with good sea fishing – both coasts are good for bass and pollack, while the northern coast is good for rays and smooth-hounds and the south for conger eels or bull huss. Popular Devon sea fishing destinations include the areas around: Torquay, Brixham, Plymouth, Saunton Sands, Woolacombe, Baggy Point, Hartland Point, Ilfracombe and Westward Ho!
In this category our focus is very much on the fishing, we actively hunt out holiday accommodation with a reputation for offering fishermen the facilities they want.
Easy proximity to fishing is the primary ingredient of course, preferably on-site or at least very close by. This may be provided free of charge to guests or may be charged for.
But in addition to this, fishing friendly accommodation should also include some, or even all, of the following facilities:
• a drying room
• facilities for washing fishing gear
• a secure tackle room for rod and equipment storage
• a separate fridge for storing fishing bait
• boat hire (where required)
• loan/hire of fishing equipment (if required)
• nearby bait/tackle shop
• facilities for gutting and preparing fish
• a fridge/freezer for the catch
• fishing school on-site
• laundry services
We also like to see fishing information and advice offered (either directly in the proprietors website, or provided directly on arrival at the accommodation), advice on:
• fishing in the local area (+maps and printed guides)
• daily weather forecast
• local slipways/boat launching sites (where relevant)
• tide tables (where relevant)
• local permits and licences (+help with obtaining these)
• ghillie and guiding services
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