Tuesday, 25 October 2011 20:20

Finding The Best Fishing Holiday Deal


Whether you are a seasoned fisherman or just starting out, a fishing holiday is a great way to truly get in touch with the great outdoors and to find a place to relax and get away from it all. From lake fishing to river angling, deep sea lining to beach casting, there are so many places to fish and a host of holiday destinations just crying out to be explored. With the current economic downturn and many people feeling the squeeze, fishing holidays with a smaller price tag are becoming the most popular kind and with everyone trying to live a greener, lower carbon lifestyle, a fishing holiday in the UK has to be a great choice for quality and value.

Finding The Best Fishing Holiday DealAround the UK we have some of the most stunning and varied landscapes in all of Europe. Ok, so you will not be out catching the Red Snappers and other exotic varieties that you might in warmer climates, but we do have some incredible species of trout, salmon, carp and other native fish which are delicious to eat and plentiful to catch, if you know where to go.

One such place is the Eye Kettleby Lakes in Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire. Here, a network on eight stretches of water settled in 150 acres of rural countryside offer fine coarse fishing amidst stunning scenery. The self catering accommodation on site includes hot tubs, four poster beds and a top quality restaurant and some of their off season holiday deals can cost less per person than one night in a good hotel elsewhere.

For some upper class fishing, head to Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire. In the grounds of this stunning historical palace are some of the best maintained and stocked lakes an angler can hope for. For the ultimate in peace and tranquillity, make the most of the hire boats and drift away from disturbance to catch some of the best Perch, Tench and Roach in the summer or some huge Pike in the winter. Local B&Bs or hotels in Oxford can be snapped up mid week, or, for a more luxurious stay, try the Feathers at Woodstock, voted the UKs best gastro pub in 2006.

Tucked away in a quiet corner of Dartmoor, the Arundell Arms at Lifton, Devon is one of the UK`s best specialist fishing hotels with its own on site fishing school and its own private lake. If you have not tried fly fishing, this sheltered corner is one of the best places to start, with plenty of instruction available as well as day courses to enhance your abilities. Weekend breaks in the Arundell Arms are certainly not pocket money, but for the quality of accommodation and experience you get, plus the fact there are no flights to pay for, this has to be a top choice for any budding fly fishing enthusiast.

There are many other locations across the British Isles which offer incredible fishing opportunities, from Scotland to the Scillies. On group buying websites such as Groupon deals can be found for various overnight stays and holidays which can be combined with fishing trips to give you a great fishing holiday at an unbeatable price.

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