Editor’s choice: 2016 Fishing Hotels

fishermen and women can combine a luxury hotel stay with top angling at one of our top ten fishing hotels. they have been independently reviewed and chosen based on their facilities, ambience and attention to detail. cast your rod at hotel endsleigh near tavistock on the banks of the river tamar. the 19th-century fishing lodge has been restored and has eight miles of fishing and a ghillie to show you the ropes. try forss house, thurso, for salmon or trout fishing – and in 1954 a fish weighing 42lbs was caught at the bottom of the garden! tasty packed lunches for fishing trips are available and the hotel has a room for hanging rods, gutting and freezing fish or drying out wet gear. currarevagh house in co galway is set in 180 acres of private parkland and woodland bordering on lough corrib. fish on the lough for wild brown trout – with ghillies available if needed.

Editor’s choice: 2016 Fishing Hotels

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Forss House

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Thurso

‘Scottish country house living on a grand scale.’ Near the mainland’s northern tip, this Georgian mansion is surrounded by woodland and waterfall on the Forss river, a fishing hot spot.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • fishing
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • conference_meeting
  • activities
  • disabled
  • outdoor_pursuits_(hunting
  • country_house
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • wi-fi
  • gourmet
  • historic
  • parking
  • outdoor_pursuits_(hunting
  • bird_watching
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • eco-friendly
  • dog_friendly
  • romantic
  • for_wine-lovers
  • outdoor_pursuits_(hunting
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The Inn at Whitewell

The Inn at Whitewell

Clitheroe

‘Conjuring up an image of a heartier England, with hunting, idiosyncratic aristocracy and solid home comforts', this ‘great inn’ continued to delight readers this year.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • parking
  • romantic
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • activities
  • for_wine-lovers
  • conference/meeting_friendly
  • outdoor_pursuits_(hunting
  • wi-fi
  • wildlife_watching
  • honeymoon
  • outdoor_pursuits_(hunting
  • wheelchair_accessible
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Currarevagh House

Currarevagh House

Oughterard

Opened as a sporting lodge by owner Henry Hodgson’s great grandfather in 1890, this Victorian country house is surely Ireland’s longest-standing hotel under family ownership.
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • value
  • fishing
  • wifi
  • tennis
  • country_house
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • view
  • wi-fi
  • horse_riding
  • wildlife_watching
  • good_value
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Ballyvolane House

Ballyvolane House

Fermoy

With a seven-a-side soccer pitch, glamping tents, Bertha’s Revenge Gin distilled in a converted cattle shed, and breakfast served until noon, this is no run-of-the-mill hotel.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • tennis
  • country_house
  • activities
  • baby-friendly
  • wi-fi
  • outdoor_pursuits_(hunting
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • outdoor_pursuits_(hunting
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • wildlife_watching
  • bird_watching
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Culdearn House

Culdearn House

Grantown-on-Spey

‘Our stay at William and Sonia Marshall’s delightful small country house could not have been bettered,’ wrote happy readers. ‘We so enjoyed their warm, friendly, personal service.’
  • golf
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • fishing
  • wifi
  • country_house
  • wi-fi
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • disabled_facilities
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Hotel Endsleigh

Hotel Endsleigh

Tavistock

Et in Arcadia we go – to Olga Polizzi’s Regency cottage-orné, in gardens and pleasure grounds with woodland walks and waterfalls, arboretum, fount and follies.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • gourmet
  • honeymoon
  • country_house
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • historic
  • conference_meeting
  • view
  • disabled
  • wi-fi
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • parking
  • wildlife_watching
  • baby-friendly
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The Arundell Arms

The Arundell Arms

Lifton

People get hooked on Adam Fox-Edwards’s country sports hotel close to Dartmoor, with its tackle shop in an original cock-fighting pit, ghillies for hire, and 20 miles of fishing on the Tamar and tributaries.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • parking
  • conference_meeting
  • activities
  • wi-fi
  • horse_riding
  • outdoor_pursuits_(hunting
  • cycling
  • bird_watching
  • wildlife_watching
  • conference/meeting_friendly
  • electric_charging_point
  • eco-friendly
  • outdoor_pursuits_(hunting
  • outdoor_pursuits_(hunting
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Last updated: December 12, 2016