Tuesday we discussed the first five of our top ten fishing holiday destinations. We covered the River Teifi in Wales, Eye Kettleby Lakes, Melton Mowbray, Sutherland, Scotland, Blenheim Palace, Oxford and Lough Corrib in Connemara, Ireland.
So without further ado, let’s get to our final five. Don’t forget, we have top quality holiday cottages close to each of these locations!
1. Whitby, North Yorkshire
Let’s try some sea fishing this time. It’s a distinct change of pace and environment from sitting idly by a river but it’s an experience all by itself. Whitby is a lovely little town that has a flotilla of small boats willing to take fishermen out to sea to likely spots and enjoy a day catching cod, ling, haddock, herring or mackerel. The skippers are friendly and knowledgeable and its rare indeed to come back empty handed.
2. River Wye, Derbyshire
The River Wye at Monsal Head in Derbyshire is a firm favourite fly fishing spot. The river is dramatic as it winds its way through the gorge and out into the sunlight. It’s a beautiful spot that has wild brownie by the thousand on a good day. As well as great fishing, the area has walks and places to visit too.
3. Lake District, Cumbria
No fisherman worthy of the title will miss the opportunity to cast a line in one of the most beautiful places on earth. There are too many spots to recommend a single one, so we recommend the area as a whole. Once you’re finished on the water, there are plenty of other ways to spend time so is a great place to rent a holiday cottage for a week or two!
4. Cheviot Hills, Northumberland
The Cheviot Hills in Northumberland is somewhere you have to fish but will have to work hard to try. Much of the river here is privately owned, making it difficult to get onto. However, there are quite a few tributaries along the length that make this journey worth the effort. Once you’re there, the salmon fishing is second to none.
5. River Moyola, Northern Ireland
The River Moyola close to Castledawson, Northern Ireland will need patience to get to. While not far from Belfast, you need to leave the town behind and work your way up the river to the peace and quiet. Once you get there, you will be rewarded by lovely green countryside, a wide flowing river and lots of brown trout. It’s an idyllic place to fish once you’re there!
Remember, we have holiday cottages close to each of these top fishing spots. So if you’re looking to take time away from the world, there’s no better way than relaxing by the river and going home to a quality holiday let to cook your catch!