Editor’s Choice Fishing Hotels

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.
Forss House, Thurso

2021 Editor's Choice Fishing Hotels

Editor’s Choice Fishing Hotels

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Gliffaes

Gliffaes - Three Night Autumn Break Special Offer

Crickhowell

Bedrooms look on to the River Usk, where guests can fish for trout and salmon on one of the hotel’s three beats along a mile of left-bank fishing, with more beats upriver. If you land a trout, the kitchen can cook it for your breakfast.
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  • vegetarian_friendly
  • for_wine-lovers
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  • romantic
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • tennis
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  • great_breakfast
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The Peacock at Rowsley

The Peacock at Rowsley - 25% Discount Offer

Rowsley

Only guests at Lord and Lady Manners’s hotel can fish for trout in low season on the 15 miles of banks along four rivers running through the Haddon Estate. One is the Derbyshire Wye, known for its population of wild rainbow trout.
  • golf
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  • bird_watching
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  • value
  • fishing
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Forss House

Forss House - 'Escape to the Scottish Wilderness' Special Offer

Thurso

A 42-pound salmon was landed in 1954 at the bottom of this Highland retreat’s garden, looped around by the River Forss. We can’t guarantee anything similar but occasional rods are available to rent, with permits available on other rivers.
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  • vegetarian_friendly
  • eco-friendly
  • dog_friendly
  • romantic
  • for_wine-lovers
  • golf
  • surfing
  • cycling
  • foodie
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Shieldaig Lodge

Shieldaig Lodge - Food Lover's Package

Gairloch

You can join a local fisherman for creel fishing on a sea loch and the lodge’s chefs will cook a seafood platter with your spoils. Shieldaig also has loch and river fishing on its 26,000-acre Highland estate, with ghillies and tuition.
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  • cycling
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  • wheelchair_accessible
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The Inn at Whitewell

The Inn at Whitewell

Clitheroe

On the banks of the Hodder in the Forest of Bowland, this rural inn has residents- only rights to fishing on seven miles of riverbanks. There are 14 pools and interesting runs, along with the services of a ghillie should you need them.
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Temple House

Temple House

Ballymote

Monster pike of up to 46 pounds lurk in the 200-acre Temple House Lake – the one on the hall’s mantelpiece weighs a measly 32 pounds. This is a great place for coarse fishing, including perch and bream, with four boats to take on the water.
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The Devonshire Arms

The Devonshire Arms

Skipton

Running through the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire’s Bolton Abbey Estate is the River Wharf. You can fly fish for trout and grayling along a 4½-mile stretch surrounded by the scenic Yorkshire Dales.
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Hotel Endsleigh

Hotel Endsleigh

Tavistock

A ghillie will give you tips on the best way to cast and catch salmon on eight miles of the Tamar at Olga Polizzi’s country hotel, built as a fishing lodge for Georgiana, Duchess of Bedford. Tackle and tuition are available.
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Newport House

Newport House

Newport

The fishing rights to eight miles of the Newport river are held by this Georgian mansion overlooking the estuary. It is one of the few Irish fisheries where spring salmon can be fished from a boat. Your catch can be frozen or smoked.
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Lake Country House Hotel & Spa

Lake Country House Hotel & Spa

Llangammarch Wells

It’s a short walk from Jean-Pierre Mifsud’s former fishing lodge to the well-stocked trout lake. More experienced anglers can try their luck for trout and grayling on seven miles of the River Irfon, which runs through the hotel grounds.
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2020 Editor's Choice Fishing Hotels

Editor’s Choice Fishing Hotels

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Gliffaes

Gliffaes - Three Night Autumn Break Special Offer

Crickhowell

The River Usk flows through the beautiful grounds of this Italianate mansion in the Brecon Beacons national park, with beats on a mile-and-a-half stretch. Fish for wild brown trout from early March. Take a course with recommended ghillies and guides.
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  • activities
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  • vegetarian_friendly
  • for_wine-lovers
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  • romantic
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • tennis
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The Peacock at Rowsley

The Peacock at Rowsley - 25% Discount Offer

Rowsley

Guests at Lord and Lady Manners’s manor house hotel, as well as day-ticket holders, can fish on more than 15 miles of the four rivers that run through the Haddon Estate, including seven miles of the Derbyshire Wye, the only river in the UK with wild rainbow trout.
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Pen-y-Dyffryn

Pen-y-Dyffryn - Up to 25% Discount & Complimentary Afternoon Tea Special Offer

Oswestry

Ideal for a tranquil hour or two with rod and line, and just two minutes’ walk from the Hunter family’s hotel, is a private pool stocked with rainbow, brown and blue trout. Residents can fish for free. Bring your own tackle. You can keep one trout; please throw the rest back.
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The Inn at Whitewell

The Inn at Whitewell

Clitheroe

The River Hodder, flowing south from the Forest of Bowland to join the Ribble, passes through the grounds of Charles Bowman’s characterful inn, which has four rods for trout, sea trout and salmon on some seven miles of river, 14 pools and interesting runs. Ghillies on request.
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Kinloch Lodge

Kinloch Lodge

Sleat

From June through September – but never on a Sunday, Highland rules decree – guests taking a three-day fishing break at Lord and Lady Macdonald’s hunting lodge can fish for wild salmon, brown and sea trout in river and loch, with the expert help of a ghillie.
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Hotel Endsleigh

Hotel Endsleigh

Tavistock

Built as a fishing lodge for Georgiana, Duchess of Bedford, and formerly home to the local fishing club, Olga Polizzi’s Regency cottage orné is surrounded by parkland landscaped by Humphry Repton, with the Tamar running through. Guests can fly fish for salmon and sea trout on eight miles of riverbank – tackle and ghillie provided.
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Riverwood

Riverwood

Pitlochry

And quiet flows the Tay past Ann and Alf Berry’s pristine B&B set in wooded grounds between river and golf club. Guests can fish for brown trout on a private 150-metre stretch of riverbank for no extra charge.
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The Arundell Arms

The Arundell Arms

Lifton

With full-time instructors, a tackle shop in an old cock-fighting pit and 20 miles of river bank on the Tamar and six tributaries, the Fox-Edwards family’s hotel has been a fisherman’s friend for more than 50 years. Its own, crystal-clear Tinhay Lake is fishable all year.
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Lake Country House Hotel & Spa

Lake Country House Hotel & Spa

Llangammarch Wells

The River Irfon, known for its grayling and wild brown trout, flows though the wooded grounds of Jean-Pierre Mifsud’s fishing lodge, in its rush to join the River Wye. As well as seven miles of riverbank there is a well-stocked trout lake. Tuition and tackle available.
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Currarevagh House

Currarevagh House

Oughterard

You need no licence to fish in Lough Corrib at Henry Hodgson’s Victorian sporting lodge from mid-February through to September. The lough is renowned for its wild brown trout – and for the mayfly they gorge on (enterprising local schoolchildren can sell you a box of them).
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2019 Editor's Choice Fishing Hotels

Editor’s Choice Fishing Hotels

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Gliffaes

Gliffaes - Three Night Autumn Break Special Offer

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
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The Inn at Whitewell

The Inn at Whitewell

Clitheroe

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.
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Ballyvolane House

Ballyvolane House

Fermoy

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.
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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.
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Hotel Endsleigh

Hotel Endsleigh

Tavistock

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.
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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.
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Riverwood

Riverwood

Pitlochry

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.
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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.
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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.
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Langass Lodge

Langass Lodge

Isle of North Uist

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!
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2018 Editor's Choice Fishing Hotels

Editor’s Choice Fishing Hotels

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Gliffaes

Gliffaes - Three Night Autumn Break Special Offer

Crickhowell

‘We have always loved the house and gardens and river views,’ say Guide regulars of this ‘very friendly’ hotel in the heart of the Brecon Beacons national park.
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Forss House

Forss House - 'Escape to the Scottish Wilderness' Special Offer

Thurso

The River Forss loops around this late Georgian Highland retreat in wooded grounds, today a dog-friendly hotel that is ideal for anglers, with shooting, stalking and hiking also on offer.
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Shieldaig Lodge

Shieldaig Lodge - Food Lover's Package

Gairloch

Once a Victorian hunting lodge, this ‘unpretentious’ hotel makes the most of both its history and its West Highland geography on the banks of Loch Gairloch.
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The House at Temple Sowerby

The House at Temple Sowerby

Penrith

The relaxed atmosphere and fell views make this handsome country hotel, between the Lake District and the North York Moors national park, a winner.
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The Inn at Whitewell

The Inn at Whitewell

Clitheroe

There is an outdoorsy, tally-ho vibe about Charles Bowman’s rural inn on the banks of the River Hodder, with views to the Forest of Bowland.
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Enniscoe House

Enniscoe House

Ballina

‘More comfortable home than guest house’, this classic Georgian house stands in deep countryside at the foot of Nephin mountain.
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Ballyvolane House

Ballyvolane House

Fermoy

A house-party atmosphere prevails at Jenny and Justin Green’s Italianate mansion set amid romantic gardens and parkland.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • wi-fi
  • romantic
  • tennis
  • country_house
  • activities
  • baby-friendly
  • outdoor_pursuits_(hunting
  • vegetarian_friendly
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  • wildlife_watching
  • bird_watching
  • conference/meeting_friendly
  • foodie
  • historic
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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
  • wi-fi
  • parking
  • conference_meeting
  • activities
  • horse_riding
  • outdoor_pursuits_(hunting
  • cycling
  • bird_watching
  • wildlife_watching
  • conference/meeting_friendly
  • electric_charging_point
  • eco-friendly
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Ballathie House

Ballathie House

Kinclaven

A Victorian ghost, a Russian duke and a former Prince of Wales have all graced this ‘lovely’ Scottish country house in a ‘delightful position’ on the River Tay.
  • activities
  • baby-friendly
  • bird_watching
  • child_friendly
  • conference/meeting_friendly
  • country_house
  • cycling
  • disabled_facilities
  • dog_friendly
  • fishing
  • garden
  • golf
  • outdoor_pursuits_(hunting
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  • vegetarian_friendly
  • walking
  • weddings
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • wi-fi
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Langass Lodge

Langass Lodge

Isle of North Uist

On an island of white-sand beaches, lochs and peat bogs, Amanda and Niall Leveson Gower run their ‘handsome’ sporting lodge as a family-friendly hotel.
  • bird_watching
  • child_friendly
  • cycling
  • disabled_facilities
  • dog_friendly
  • fishing
  • garden
  • good_value
  • parking
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • surfing
  • walking
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • wi-fi
  • wildlife_watching
  • outdoor_pursuits_(hunting

2017 Editor's Choice Fishing Hotels

Editor’s Choice Fishing Hotels

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Gliffaes

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Crickhowell

‘We have always loved the house and gardens and river views,’ say Guide regulars of this ‘very friendly’ hotel in the heart of the Brecon Beacons national park.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • value
  • fishing
  • disabled_facilities
  • wi-fi
  • country_house
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • view
  • activities
  • disabled
  • baby-friendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • for_wine-lovers
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  • romantic
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • tennis
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  • electric_charging_point
  • great_breakfast
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Forss House

Forss House - 'Escape to the Scottish Wilderness' Special Offer

Thurso

The River Forss loops around this late Georgian Highland retreat in wooded grounds, today a dog-friendly hotel that is ideal for anglers, with shooting, stalking and hiking also on offer.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • fishing
  • disabled_facilities
  • wi-fi
  • conference_meeting
  • activities
  • disabled
  • outdoor_pursuits_(hunting
  • country_house
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • historic
  • parking
  • bird_watching
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • eco-friendly
  • dog_friendly
  • romantic
  • for_wine-lovers
  • golf
  • surfing
  • cycling
  • foodie
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The Inn at Whitewell

The Inn at Whitewell

Clitheroe

There is an outdoorsy, tally-ho vibe about Charles Bowman’s rural inn on the banks of the River Hodder, with views to the Forest of Bowland.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • wi-fi
  • parking
  • romantic
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • activities
  • for_wine-lovers
  • conference/meeting_friendly
  • outdoor_pursuits_(hunting
  • wildlife_watching
  • honeymoon
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • foodie
  • outdoor_dining
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Knockinaam Lodge

Knockinaam Lodge

Portpatrick

‘A stiff walk from Portpatrick along the cliffs’ brings you to Sian and David Ibbotson’s Victorian hunting lodge overlooking the Irish Sea.
  • weddings
  • walking
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • wi-fi
  • romantic
  • honeymoon
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • historic
  • gourmet
  • view
  • seaside
  • conference/meeting_friendly
  • outdoor_pursuits_(hunting
  • fishing
  • golf
  • for_wine-lovers
  • child_friendly
  • cycling
  • horse_riding
  • wildlife_watching
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • boutique
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Enniscoe House

Enniscoe House

Ballina

‘More comfortable home than guest house’, this classic Georgian house stands in deep countryside at the foot of Nephin mountain.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • wi-fi
  • historic
  • country_house
  • parking
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Howtown Hotel

Howtown Hotel

Penrith

It’s traditional with a capital T at the ‘delightfully old-fashioned’ Howtown, with dinner gong, no in-room TVs, and extremely limited Wi-Fi.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • fishing
  • wi-fi
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • view
  • guest_house
  • golf
  • horse_riding
  • wildlife_watching
  • parking
  • bird_watching
  • dog_friendly
  • boutique
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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
  • wi-fi
  • parking
  • conference_meeting
  • activities
  • horse_riding
  • outdoor_pursuits_(hunting
  • cycling
  • bird_watching
  • wildlife_watching
  • conference/meeting_friendly
  • electric_charging_point
  • eco-friendly
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Lake Country House Hotel & Spa

Lake Country House Hotel & Spa

Llangammarch Wells

Mock Tudor meets the Tyrol with a colonial twist at Jean-Pierre Mifsud’s former hunting and fishing lodge in wooded grounds overlooking a trout lake, with 9-hole golf course, and the River Irfon running through.
  • gym
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • value
  • fishing
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wi-fi
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  • tennis
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  • indoor_pool
  • wine
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Currarevagh House

Currarevagh House

Oughterard

A house-party atmosphere prevails at this country house in 180 acres of grounds on Lough Corrib, built in 1842 and run as a sporting lodge by owner Henry Hodgson’s great grandfather from 1890.
  • golf
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • value
  • fishing
  • wi-fi
  • tennis
  • country_house
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • view
  • horse_riding
  • wildlife_watching
  • good_value
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Ballathie House

Ballathie House

Kinclaven

A Victorian ghost, a Russian duke and a former Prince of Wales have all graced this ‘lovely’ Scottish country house in a ‘delightful position’ on the River Tay.
  • activities
  • baby-friendly
  • bird_watching
  • child_friendly
  • conference/meeting_friendly
  • country_house
  • cycling
  • disabled_facilities
  • dog_friendly
  • fishing
  • garden
  • golf
  • outdoor_pursuits_(hunting
  • parking
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • walking
  • weddings
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • wi-fi
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2016 Editor's Choice Fishing Hotels

Editor’s Choice Fishing Hotels

1
Ballyvolane House

Ballyvolane House

Fermoy

A house-party atmosphere prevails at Jenny and Justin Green’s Italianate mansion set amid romantic gardens and parkland.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • wi-fi
  • romantic
  • tennis
  • country_house
  • activities
  • baby-friendly
  • outdoor_pursuits_(hunting
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • wildlife_watching
  • bird_watching
  • conference/meeting_friendly
  • foodie
  • historic
  • parking
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Culdearn House

Culdearn House

Grantown-on-Spey

On the edge of the Cairngorms national park, William and Sonia Marshall’s bay-fronted Victorian house looks on to a tract of the ancient woodlands that surround Grantown-on-Spey.
  • golf
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • fishing
  • wi-fi
  • country_house
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • disabled_facilities
  • outdoor_pursuits_(hunting
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Hotel Endsleigh

Hotel Endsleigh

Tavistock

‘It’s hard to fathom just how many things the Endsleigh does right,’ says one reader, of this Grade I listed hotel set in 200 acres of fairy-tale gardens in the Tamar valley.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wi-fi
  • romantic
  • gourmet
  • honeymoon
  • country_house
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • historic
  • conference_meeting
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  • disabled
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  • parking
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  • baby-friendly
  • boutique
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Ardanaiseig

Ardanaiseig

Kilchrenan

Swing round a winding road to this turreted, Jacobean-style baronial mansion – ‘a palatial old joint’ – in a ‘beautiful’ setting on the shores of Loch Awe.
  • child_friendly
  • conference/meeting_friendly
  • country_house
  • dog_friendly
  • fishing
  • garden
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Best UK hotels for anglers

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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.

Last updated: October 19, 2020