Popular Fishing Locations in the UK

If you live in the UK or plan a vacation there soon, you may want to take some time and enjoy some of the hottest fishing locations in the UK. Below are the top rated places to enjoy fishing and the great outdoors.

For those that love deep sea fishing and charter boats, the harbor town of Whit by is the best place for catching bass, cod, flounder and other creatures that live in the sea. Not only will you enjoy fishing here but you will be fishing at the oldest fishing ports in the UK and the spot where Captain Cook got his start. If you are not the sea faring type and prefer to stay at the harbor, you can still enjoy fishing for eel.

Northumberland offers a variety of fishing spots from lakes and rivers to the beautiful coastline. For those that wish to fish in lakes and rivers you are sure to find trout and salmon plentiful while the ocean is great for ling, Pollock, mackerel and cod.

Llangammarch Wells is a quaint village in Mid Wales along the River Irfon. The best place to catch grayling and trout is at the lake found at the Lake House and Spa which is also a great place if you or wife wants to take a day off from fishing to be pampered.

For sea angling the solent in the south of UK between the coast of Hampshire and the Isle of Wight is perfect. There is the opportunity to catch sea bass, black bream, sole, dogfish, mullet and even squid. All of which are edible. To fish in the solent requires a decent boat and equipment so make sure to hook up with a professional sailing equipment provider known as a chandler to get the best advice.

St. Ives, Cornwall is the place to catch a variety of fish including haddock, cod, Pollock and mackerel to name a few.

Sutherland, Scotland is a great place for the entire family to enjoy the beauty that abounds as well as bring in a few trout and salmon.

The River Tamar has a draw all of it’s for not only anglers but for those that love the beauty and outdoors. Of course the river and the six tributaries are also known for the best salmon fishing in the UK. If you want some fishing tips and a great place to stay the night, then you will want to check out the Arundel Arms Hotel. The hotel has 25 miles of private fishing area for sea trout, brown trout, and salmon along with fishing instructors.

Horseshoe Lake in Gloucestershire, Cotswold is a very large 62 acre lake offering anglers the opportunity to cast their lines and pull in roach, Rudd, and carp. There is a fee charged per hour.

Chew Valley Reservoir, Somerset is known for having the largest pike including what is commonly referred to as the monster pike which can get as large as 40 pounds. You can choose to fish on the bank or to rent a boat to try to find the largest pike.

River Tweed, Scotland offers a great fishing vacation with some of the best spots to reel in brown trout, sea trout, salmon, and grayling. Fly fishing is the most popular sport and draws international anglers during the peak season from February 1 to November 30.

There are several other locations across the UK that offer wonderful fishing adventures for the beginner as well as the pro.