UK fishing holidays

At beautiful UK locations


Nothing beats fishing for reconnecting with nature. Every one of our cabin locations is within easy reach of fishing waters, from the mighty River Wye in the Forest of Dean to the bountiful waters of Ardgartan Argyll’s Loch Long. Whether you are a complete beginner or a seasoned enthusiast, our Forest Holidays locations are ideally placed for some quality fishing this summer.

Scotland fishing

Near Ardgartan Argyll and Strathyre


Ardgartan ArgyllThis is the perfect location for year-round sea fishing on the shores of Loch Long. Expect mackerel from April right up to early September. Near the jetties you can fish for other species including cod, whiting, pollock and conger. If coarse fishing is your preference, there is a small stream with brown trout right next to the cabins. Loch Lomond, a 10 minute drive away, has a large head of pike weighing up to 40lbs, and many other coarse fish.  Remember, as with all coarse fishing around the country, you will need a fishing licence.


StrathyreRight on your door step at Strathyre is Loch Lubnaig, a lovely location for fishing. From May to August, you can fish for salmon which are going upstream from the sea. There are also lots of perch and many other fresh water fish.


Fishing in North Yorkshire

Great for trout, coarse and sea fishing!


Cropton & KeldyThis is mainly a trout fishing area with lots of trout farms where you hire a fishing rod and pay for what you catch. This means you can take your catch back to your cabin and cook it! You can also do some fly fishing, using an artificial fly or a rod and reel with bait. Coarse fishing in this area is very good as there are many local ponds, streams, lakes and rivers. The North York Moors website has an excellent guide to fishing spots, including the trout lake at nearby Pickering.


For sea fishing head to Whitby and Scarborough, just half an hour’s drive away. Both offer excellent fishing days, over the wrecks or the rough rocks at sea. There is some excellent rock fishing from the shore all year round. Ask at the local fishing shops for advice on the best areas to fish, staff will be more than willing to help, particularly if you buy your bait from them!

Fishing around Norfolk

The River Thet and our Thorpe Forest location


Thorpe ForestThe River Thet is at the bottom end of Thorpe Forest, which is very handy! In this river there are all types of coarse fish. Again, you will require a National Fishing licence, which can be for the year or for shorter periods of time. The Oakwood Park fishery is also close by. This fishery is known for its predators, with a large amount of carp, pike and cat fish.

Heart of England

Renowned fishing destinations


Sherwood ForestHere in Nottinghamshire, you'll find mainly coarse fishing with a number of fisheries within 20 minutes’ drive of Sherwood Forest; Clumber Park Fishery, Sherwood Fishery and A1 Pits, a well-known carp fishery. Of course, there is also the River Trent. Renowned for its fishing all around the country, this river has everything: chub, barbell, bream, pike; you name it! You will require a fishing licence and can only fish the river at certain times of the year so check beforehand.

 

Forest of DeanClose to the Forest of Dean is the River Wye, probably the best barbell river in the country. The river also has large pike and salmon, the salmon mainly running around the springtime. You can rod and line fish or fly fish. The barbell fishing is all year round with rod and line.

South of England fishing

In and around Hampshire & Cornwall


Blackwood ForestCoarse fishing in this area is very good, with some of the best commercial lakes in the country. The well-known Gold Valley, owned by the England international fisherman Will Raison, is only a 35 minute drive away. You also have a number of fly fishing waters around Winchester where you can just turn up for a pleasant hour or two’s fishing. Head to Southampton for a spot of sea fishing, either from the shore or boats.

 

DeerparkAs you might expect, Cornwall is mainly sea fishing. Boat fishing is very good for all species and shark fishing is especially popular, as the water is slightly warmer down here. There have been some very large sharks caught in these waters. You can also fish for cod, pollock, bass, tope and more.

THE FREEDOM OF THE FOREST

Simple luxury in stunning locations


A Forest Holiday is whatever you want it to be. Escape to one of nine idyllic locations, choose from luxurious cabins set deep in woodlands, on the edge of mighty lochs, or in bright forest meadows and make your holiday your own.

 

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Argyll Holidays

Ardgartan Argyll, Scotland

Where the pine-clad mountains meet the shores of Loch Long, the luxury cabins enjoying a stunning lochside location.

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Blackwood Forest

Blackwood Forest, Hampshire 

Blackwood Forest offers the opportunity to stay in our newest luxury cabins, hidden deep in a stunningly beautiful 270 hectare beech forest.

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Cropton Holidays

Cropton, North Yorkshire

Situated in a picturesque woodland meadow, in the heart of Cropton Forest; a perfect setting for adventures, exploring or simply relaxing.

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Deerpark Holidays

Deerpark, Cornwall

Our Deerpark cabins occupy an idyllic setting on the edge of an ancient millpond, deep in a peaceful, wooded valley.


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Forest of Dean Holidays

Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire

Sheltered beneath the protective canopy of this ancient oak woodland our luxury cabins are in complete harmony with their natural surroundings.

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Keldy Holidays

Keldy, North Yorkshire

Our cabins are enveloped in the deep calm of the forest, some hidden beneath the trees and others opening out onto grassy, sunlit glades.

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Sherwood Holidays

Sherwood Forest, Nottinghamshire 

Surrounded by 3,300 acres of lush pine woodland, Sherwood offers spectacular forest views and an abundance of outdoor activities.

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Strathyre holidays

Strathyre, Scotland

Encircled by forest, loch and mountain in an unbeatable location. Some cabins have enchanting views of the Loch, while others occupy a grassy forest glade.

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Thorpe Forest, Norfolk

Thorpe Forest, Norfolk

Located in the woodland banks of the River Thet, close to where the Norfolk and Suffolk borders meet. Choose between a tranquil forest or our beautiful woodland glade.

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