Editor’s choice: 2016 Fishing Hotels

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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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The Inn at Whitewell

The Inn at Whitewell

Clitheroe

On the banks of the River Hodder in the Forest of Bowland, this 'cheerful, doggy' inn is chock-full of tradition, with stone-flagged floors, open fires, oak furniture and walls bedecked with paintings and hunting cartoons.
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Ballyvolane House

Ballyvolane House

Fermoy

Amid gardens and parkland, with bluebell woods and trout lakes, this Georgian country house, remodelled in the 19th century, is not a hotel but a family home, say third-generation owners Justin and Jenny Green.
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Culdearn House

Culdearn House

Grantown-on-Spey

Guests can follow the Speyside whisky trail from the Marshall family's bay-fronted Victorian house, then return to sit by the fire with a dram from a list of fine malts and rare single-barrel casks.
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Hotel Endsleigh

Hotel Endsleigh

Tavistock

Olga Polizzi’s cottage-orné with tall chimneys, verandas, gables and dormers, in an Arcadian landscape on the River Tamar, is full of flair – and of history.
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Forss House

Forss House

Thurso

The River Forss curves around the wooded grounds of this late Georgian country house, run today as a ‘wonderful hotel’ with salmon fishing at the bottom of the garden.
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Currarevagh House

Currarevagh House

Oughterard

With cakes on the sideboard, drinks by the fire, and a gong to summon guests to dinner, Henry and Lucy Hodgson’s Victorian mansion in parkland on Lough Corrib has the atmosphere of a much-loved home.
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Hotels not in the Guide that you may want to consider

Editor’s choice: 2016 Fishing Hotels

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Ardanaiseig

Ardanaiseig

Kilchrenan

Swing round a winding road to this turreted, Jacobean-style baronial mansion in a beautiful setting on the shores of Loch Awe. It is filled it with a dazzling collection of artwork and statuary. From the marble-pillared drawing room there are views over gardens, loch and woodland across to the distant peak of Ben Lui. Well-supplied bedrooms might have a four-poster bed, fireplace or roll-top bath. A three-course menu is served in the informal dining room.
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Last updated: January 13, 2022