Editor’s Choice Fishing Hotels

2019 Editor's Choice Fishing Hotels

Editor’s Choice Fishing Hotels

1
Culdearn House

Culdearn House

Grantown on Spey

Flexible dinner and breakfast arrangements, a freezer and drying facilities are all available to fishing fans at this Victorian villa. The River Spey teems with salmon. Tuition, ghillies, permits and equipment hire can be arranged, and you can take your pick of malt whiskies to warm you at the end of the day.
  • golf
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • fishing
  • wifi
  • country_house
  • wi-fi
2
The Inn at Whitewell

The Inn at Whitewell

Whitewell

This fun and characterful old inn stands on the banks of the River Hodder in the Forest of Bowland. Fishing is available to residents on some seven miles of river, with 14 pools. Readers this year praise the professionalism of the ghillie – even though the wily trout and salmon got away.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • parking
  • romantic
  • activities
  • wi-fi
3
Gliffaes

Gliffaes

Crickhowell

The host family have been catering to fishing folk since 1948 at this Italianate Victorian former vicar’s house in a beautiful situation overlooking the River Usk. Guests can fish for trout and salmon on the Wye and Usk. There are fly-fishing courses and ghillies. Land a trout and they will cook it for your breakfast.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • value
  • fishing
  • wifi
  • country_house
  • view
  • activities
  • disabled
  • wi-fi
  • romantic
  • tennis
10% discount voucher 25% voucher Upgrade voucher
4
Currarevagh House

Currarevagh House

Oughterard

Readers praise the old-fashioned charms of this Victorian mansion in parkland. You can fish from a drifting boat on Lough Corrib, for wild brown trout, pike, perch and salmon. No permit or licence required and no bag limits. In early summer buy mayflies from the local children, who are given a week off school to catch them.
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • value
  • fishing
  • wifi
  • tennis
  • country_house
  • view
  • dog_friendly
  • wi-fi
10% discount voucher 25% voucher
5
Ballyvolane House

Ballyvolane House

Castlelyons

It is not revealed if the Prince of Wales indulged his love of fly fishing when he stayed at this Georgian country house with the Duchess of Cornwall in July 2018. Had he done so, he would have been in his element, with more than ten miles of salmon and trout fishing on the Blackwater, one of Europe’s most important salmon rivers.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • tennis
  • country_house
  • activities
  • wi-fi
10% discount voucher Upgrade voucher
6
Langass Lodge

Langass Lodge

Locheport

In the luminous, watery landscape of North Uist, guests at this former shooting lodge find an exciting variety of fishing challenges, in lochs, lochans and tidal pools. New legislation mandates a catch-and-release policy for salmon caught in coastal waters, and there are limits on sea trout, but no limit on brown trout – and there’s local lobster for dinner!
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • view
  • activities
  • disabled
  • wi-fi
7
Hotel Endsleigh

Hotel Endsleigh

Milton Abbot

The Tamar runs through the Arcadian parkland surrounding this regency fishing lodge turned relaxed, stylish country house hotel. As a member of Endsleigh Fishing Club, the hotel offers access to excellent salmon fishing on eight miles of river bank, with any equipment you may need, and a ghillie to show you your beat.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • gourmet
  • honeymoon
  • country_house
  • historic
  • view
  • disabled
  • wi-fi
10% discount voucher 25% voucher Upgrade voucher
8
Dolffanog Fawr

Dolffanog Fawr

Tywyn

Tal-y-llyn lake, stocked with brown trout to supplement wild fish, is almost on the back doorstep of this Snowdonia farmhouse B&B. Alternatively, you can take a short drive to fish for grayling on the Dee, or perhaps go for a spot of fly-fishing off the coast, with your sights on bass, mullet and mackerel.
  • golf
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • guesthouse
  • wifi
  • exceptional_value
  • view
  • guest_house
  • wi-fi
9
Riverwood

Riverwood

Strathtay

This immaculate B&B in a contemporary house is far removed from the traditional fishing lodge or hunting box. But breakfasts are hearty, the River Tay runs through the four-acre woodland gardens, and brown-trout fishing is free to guests.
  • golf
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • fishing
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • wi-fi
10% discount voucher 25% voucher Upgrade voucher
10
The Arundell Arms

The Arundell Arms

Lifton

Roaring fires, comfy sofas and rooms filled with antiques set the tone at this country sports hotel on the Tamar. It is geared to fishing, with 20 miles of riverbank, a full-time instructor, tackle hire – and a drying room for when you arrive back soaked with a catch of brown or sea trout, salmon or grayling.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • parking
  • activities
  • wi-fi
10% discount voucher 25% voucher

2018 Editor's Choice Fishing Hotels

Editor’s Choice Fishing Hotels

1
Special offer
Shieldaig Lodge

Shieldaig Lodge - Food Lover's Package

Gairloch

‘Down a long single-track road, flanked by stone eagles at the gate,’ this Victorian hunting lodge stands in ‘a glorious setting’ by Loch Gairloch, ‘with enchanting views of cavorting seals’.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • fishing
  • wifi
  • parking
  • tennis
  • wi-fi
  • historic
  • country_house
Upgrade voucher
2
The House at Temple Sowerby

The House at Temple Sowerby

Penrith

In a Knights Templar village with a backdrop of imposing Cross Fell mountain, a Georgian mansion and converted coach house are home to a personable small hotel.
  • weddings
  • golf
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • value
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • parking
  • activities
  • wine
  • wi-fi
  • country_house
25% voucher
3
The Inn at Whitewell

The Inn at Whitewell

Whitewell

‘A lovely place to stay,’ writes a reader in 2018, of this popular old inn. On the banks of the River Hodder, it has views to the Forest of Bowland.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • parking
  • romantic
  • activities
  • wi-fi
4
Gliffaes

Gliffaes

Crickhowell

‘Wonderfully located’ above the River Usk, this Victorian former vicar’s house has a ‘timeless quality’.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • value
  • fishing
  • wifi
  • country_house
  • view
  • activities
  • disabled
  • wi-fi
  • romantic
  • tennis
10% discount voucher 25% voucher Upgrade voucher
5
Enniscoe House

Enniscoe House

Castlehill

‘As the owners claim, this is neither B&B nor hotel, but a family home that welcomes guests,’ writes a Guide insider, of this ‘classic Georgian manor house, deep in the countryside’ beneath Mount Nephin.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • historic
  • wi-fi
10% discount voucher 25% voucher Upgrade voucher
6
Ballyvolane House

Ballyvolane House

Castlelyons

A mildly bohemian air filters through the Green family’s wisteria-hung Georgian country house hotel, bordered by bluebell woods.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • tennis
  • country_house
  • activities
  • wi-fi
10% discount voucher Upgrade voucher
7
Langass Lodge

Langass Lodge

Locheport

Amid the ‘drowned landscape’ of North Uist, with its tidal strands, lochans and peat bogs, this former shooting lodge overlooking Loch Langass is run as a hotel by Amanda and Niall Leveson Gower.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • view
  • activities
  • disabled
  • wi-fi
8
Forss House

Forss House

Thurso

Near the mainland’s northern tip, Ian and Sabine Richards’s Georgian mansion is surrounded by woodland and waterfall on the Forss river, a fishing hotspot.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • fishing
  • wifi
  • activities
  • disabled
  • country_house
  • wi-fi
25% voucher
9
The Arundell Arms

The Arundell Arms

Lifton

‘No wonder Adam has such a loyal clientele,’ wrote a regular Guide reader after this year’s visit to the country sports hotel, a mere fly cast from Dartmoor.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • parking
  • activities
  • wi-fi
10% discount voucher 25% voucher
10
Ballathie House

Ballathie House

Kinclaven

In 1922 a young Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon (later Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, as we now think of her) joined a house party at this turreted Victorian country house on the River Tay.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • parking
  • country_house
  • view
  • activities
  • disabled
  • wi-fi
  • bird_watching

2017 Editor's Choice Fishing Hotels

Editor’s Choice Fishing Hotels

1
Special offer
Knockinaam Lodge

Knockinaam Lodge - Gourmet Weekend Special Offer - 23rd & 24th November 2018

Portpatrick

In the lea of the cliffs, overlooking a private beach on the rugged Galloway coast, Sian and David Ibbotson’s Victorian hunting lodge offers a great sense of escape.
  • weddings
  • walking
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • honeymoon
  • historic
  • gourmet
  • view
  • wi-fi
  • seaside
  • fishing
  • golf
  • child_friendly
25% voucher
2
The Inn at Whitewell

The Inn at Whitewell

Whitewell

‘A lovely place to stay,’ writes a reader in 2018, of this popular old inn. On the banks of the River Hodder, it has views to the Forest of Bowland.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • parking
  • romantic
  • activities
  • wi-fi
3
Gliffaes

Gliffaes

Crickhowell

‘Wonderfully located’ above the River Usk, this Victorian former vicar’s house has a ‘timeless quality’.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • value
  • fishing
  • wifi
  • country_house
  • view
  • activities
  • disabled
  • wi-fi
  • romantic
  • tennis
10% discount voucher 25% voucher Upgrade voucher
4
The Lake

The Lake

Llangammarch Wells

Cocooned in ‘lovely, peaceful grounds in glorious countryside’, Jean-Pierre Mifsud’s ‘welcoming’ Victorian country house hotel continues to offer an enjoyable bucolic break.
  • gym
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • value
  • fishing
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • parking
  • tennis
  • honeymoon
  • country_house
  • indoor_pool
  • wine
  • disabled
  • wi-fi
10% discount voucher 25% voucher Upgrade voucher
5
Enniscoe House

Enniscoe House

Castlehill

‘As the owners claim, this is neither B&B nor hotel, but a family home that welcomes guests,’ writes a Guide insider, of this ‘classic Georgian manor house, deep in the countryside’ beneath Mount Nephin.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • historic
  • wi-fi
10% discount voucher 25% voucher Upgrade voucher
6
Currarevagh House

Currarevagh House

Oughterard

Reputedly Ireland’s longest running hotel under one family’s ownership: its ‘true country house’ atmosphere and easy access to rural pursuits draw back guests year after year.
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • value
  • fishing
  • wifi
  • tennis
  • country_house
  • view
  • dog_friendly
  • wi-fi
10% discount voucher 25% voucher
7
Howtown Hotel

Howtown Hotel

Ullswater

For almost 120 years, the Baldry family have welcomed guests to their ancient farmhouse overlooking Lake Ullswater. ‘Wonderfully old-fashioned’ or ‘lost in time’, it’s a Marmite sort of hotel
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • view
  • guest_house
  • golf
  • wi-fi
8
Forss House

Forss House

Thurso

Near the mainland’s northern tip, Ian and Sabine Richards’s Georgian mansion is surrounded by woodland and waterfall on the Forss river, a fishing hotspot.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • fishing
  • wifi
  • activities
  • disabled
  • country_house
  • wi-fi
25% voucher
9
The Arundell Arms

The Arundell Arms

Lifton

‘No wonder Adam has such a loyal clientele,’ wrote a regular Guide reader after this year’s visit to the country sports hotel, a mere fly cast from Dartmoor.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • parking
  • activities
  • wi-fi
10% discount voucher 25% voucher
10
Ballathie House

Ballathie House

Kinclaven

In 1922 a young Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon (later Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, as we now think of her) joined a house party at this turreted Victorian country house on the River Tay.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • parking
  • country_house
  • view
  • activities
  • disabled
  • wi-fi
  • bird_watching

2016 Editor's Choice Fishing Hotels

Editor’s Choice Fishing Hotels

1
Culdearn House

Culdearn House

Grantown on Spey

‘The best hotel break we have ever had’ was enjoyed by visitors this year to William and Sonia Marshall’s Victorian villa.
  • golf
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • fishing
  • wifi
  • country_house
  • wi-fi
2
Ballyvolane House

Ballyvolane House

Castlelyons

A mildly bohemian air filters through the Green family’s wisteria-hung Georgian country house hotel, bordered by bluebell woods.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • tennis
  • country_house
  • activities
  • wi-fi
10% discount voucher Upgrade voucher
3
Hotel Endsleigh

Hotel Endsleigh

Milton Abbot

A Regency cottage-orné, built by Jeffry Wyatville as a fishing lodge for Georgiana, Duchess of Bedford, is run today in characteristic relaxed-chic style by Olga Polizzi (see also Tresanton, St Mawes).
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • gourmet
  • honeymoon
  • country_house
  • historic
  • view
  • disabled
  • wi-fi
10% discount voucher 25% voucher Upgrade voucher
4
Ardanaiseig

Ardanaiseig

Kilchrenan

Ardanaiseig closed as a hotel at the end of November 2017. It will be relaunched in 2018 a venue catering for groups, weddings, and corporate functions.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • honeymoon
  • country_house
  • historic
  • view
10% discount voucher 25% voucher Upgrade voucher

Best UK hotels for anglers

Anglers can combine a luxury hotel stay with fishing at one of our recommended fishing hotels. They have been independently reviewed and chosen based on their facilities, ambience and attention to detail.

You could 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 – 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 County 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.