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If you're casting around for somewhere new to fish, and to celebrate National Fishing Month (24 July To 30 August 2021), here are some wonderful holiday cottages to inspire your next angling staycation.

These fishing holiday cottages either have streams or lakes on their grounds with exclusive fishing for guests, or are located close to well-stocked lakes and rivers. Our coastal cottages offer great opportunities for fishing both from the shore or via a sea boat excursion.

Wakes Colne Lodges | Essex

fishing breaks: Staycation Holidays, Wakes Hall Lodges, Wakes Colne, Essex

As the open fishing season gets underway you can enjoy fishing at a private lake, nestled on a 500 acre country estate amid the tranquil beauty of the Colne Valley. The two-acre manmade lake at Wakes Hall Lodges, Essex, is well stocked with carp and rudd and has plenty of places for keen fishermen to set up their tackle. When the fishing day is over you can unwind at your 5 AA star eco-lodge, just metres from the lake, in your own bubbling hot tub, enjoy the long summer evenings and appreciate the breath taking scenery. To fish on the private lake at the lodges you need to have a fishing licence and to bring your own fishing equipment.
Sleeps 2 - 4

What guests say:
"Visited with my husband and two springadors. Fantastic location, perfect dog walking, so very quiet and peaceful. Lodge was spotless and fully equipped, the welcome basket a lovely addition. Beautiful lake and husband did a spot of fishing. Cannot say enough positives and will definitely be back next year." - Alison

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Pontardawe Cottages | Wales

fishing breaks: Staycation Holidays, Plas Farm Cottages, Pontardawe, Wales

Our eight farm cottages are situated in one of finest river fishing locations in the British Isles, with jumbo sewin, brown trout and salmon prominent in catches. Many sea anglers make this corner of the UK their regular holiday destination, fishing the glorious Gower coastline as well as Swansea Bay itself. For coarse fishing enthusiasts, a local highlight is White Springs Fishery, home to some 17 species of coarse fish in specimen proportions. You can get in touch with the excellent local fishing tackle shop HR Jones Angling Supplies who can give advice on local fishing opportunities, necessary permits and offer special rates on fishing equipment for guests. Alternatively, the local guide and tutor, Kim Tribe, a former Welsh Rivers Champion, can pick you up from your cottage.
Sleeps 4 - 26

What guests say:
"A truly beautiful place to stay, we stayed for 1 week and we can not fault it. It’s well looked after, the hosts are fantastic, the area is beautiful. We highly recommend." - Louise

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Cotswold Water Park | Glos

Fishing breaks: Staycation Holidays, Cotswold Water Park Holiday Lodges, near Cirencester, Glos

With 74 angling-friendly lakes, the Cotswold Water Park is an absolute haven for anglers staying at our holiday lodges. From expert to novice there is something for everyone to enjoy in idyllic surroundings. The peaceful lakes are filled with a diverse range of fish, with carp especially prominent. Head down to the Tackle Den near South Cerney (Lake 11) for friendly advice, bait and other equipment. Centrally in the Cotswold Water Park, Lake Pochard (Lake 15), Watermark Lakes (Bradleys Lake, Little Horseshoe and The Pike Lakes), Whelford Pools (nr. Fairford), and Bushy Leaze (trout fly fishing) are definitely worth a visit. What’s more, guests staying at The Moorings and Scout on the Water on The Landings can enjoy a private jetty onto a 114 acre sailing and fishing lake stocked with carp, tench, roach, perch and rudd.
Sleeps 5 -10

What guests say:
"Amazing, quiet relaxing stay. Beautiful house with everything you need and very helpful host. We used the lake and hot tub every day, the kids and adults all had fun in the house and exploring all the local areas. The location is great for walks, fishing and everything children love to do." - Rachel (about The Moorings)

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Hampton Wafre Cottage | Heref.

fishing breaks: Staycation Holidays, Hampton Wafre Cottage, near Docklow, Herefordshire

Our lovingly restored 17th-century barn is situated on a working arable farm in Herefordshire, rich in indigenous wildlife and boasting fabulous unspoilt countryside views. The hospitable owners invite you to explore the farm and bring your own fishing equipment to relax on the banks of the idyllically situated private carp fishing lake. The surroundings offer many more opportunities for fishing with the rivers Wye and Teme and their tributaries containing an abundance of fish species, including chub, barbel, roach, trout, grayling and pike. All waters are very wild and lightly fished, and there are also plenty of local still water pools and fisheries at which day tickets can be bought, including Docklow Pools under 2 miles away.
Sleeps 4

What guests say:
"We had a wonderful stay at Hampton Wafre Cottage. Beautiful place and surroundings. Very dog friendly and walks from the front door. Comfortable beds, wonderful welcome hamper and cosy wood burner and underfloor heating! Excellent fishing too!" - Carolyn

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Cumbria Estate Properties

National Walking Month holiday cottages: Staycation Holidays, lake district and eden valley holiday cottages, cumbria

Surrounded by well stocked lakes and rivers in the Eden Valley and Lake District, our Cumbria Estate properties are all within prime fishing territory, with exceptional salmon, sea trout, trout and coarse fishing all close by. The River Eden at its heart is considered one of the best salmon rivers in England with different stretches controlled by different angling associations. Penrith Anglers Association (Coarse & Game) controls just over 40 miles of riverbank fly fishing on the rivers Eden, Eamont, Lowther, Petteril, Lyvennet, Leith, Dacre Beck and Trout Beck. The fishing here is mostly brown trout & grayling but there are also some salmon and visitors can purchase a daily or weekly ticket for more than 20 locations. Further fishing include Whins Pond (Coarse) near Penrith, a peaceful scenic lake encompassing about eight acres, stocked with tench, bream, carp and roach, and Blencarn Rainbow Trout Fishing Lake (Fly), a 15 acre lake near Skirwith. Glyn Freeman at Cumbria Fly Fishing can provide tuition to our guests.
Sleeps 2

What guests say:
"This is one of the loveliest accommodations I have ever had the privilege to stay. Every need of the visitor is anticipated and every amenity provided. From the welcome hamper on arrival to the stunning views, it is the quintessential English home. I wish our stay had been longer. It is centrally located for walks and fishing and opportunities to visit from Long Meg to the Lake District. We so very much appreciate all done for us." - Pat (about Elk Cottage)

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Glamping Yurts | North Cornwall

fishing breaks: Staycation Holidays, Real Glamping at The Fir Hill, Colan, near Newquay, North Cornwall

Our unique off grid glamping site just outside Newquay is dotted with twelve luxurious, spacious Mongolian-inspired Yurts overlooking the stunning Porth Reservoir. Glampers here have unique access to a 62 acre historic Estate and can also walk down to the reservoir for fishing and bird watching (it’s a designated bird sanctuary). Coarse fishing at Porth Reservoir is open to everyone. The reservoir contains carp to 34lb and is home to some stunning fish such as ‘Arnie’ which is a very sought after mirror regularly caught over 30lbs. Porth currently has approximately six fish over 30lbs and there is a great head of back up 20’s with the majority of fish over 25lbs. There are bream, rudd, roach plus pike and perch. There is also a small number of tench but they are elusive.
Sleeps 3 - 6

What guests say:
"Our best glamping so far, set on an impressive grand old estate complete with ruins, orchards and stunning views. Well appointed yurts with super comfy beds, spacious wetrooms (indoor, with hot running water and flushing loos). Dog and kids loved it. Firepits and outdoor couches galore, we sampled the pizza oven one night, best pizza ever! The bright and beautiful artwork always puts a smile on your face. Super location minutes from the best beaches in Cornwall. So good we didn't want to leave. Thank you for being such great hosts. Definitely we'll be back!" - Sarah

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Kingsley Lake View | Somerset

fishing breaks: Staycation Holidays, Kingsley Lake View, Chew Stoke, Somerset

If you’re a planning a fishing break in Somerset, then Kingsley Lake View overlooking Chew Valley Lake is a fantastic choice. Chew Valley Lake covers a vast area, providing a scenic prospect for some quality fly fishing. It’s also a popular competition venue known for its brown trout stocks. There is a whole host of excellent spots to base yourself for a great day out. After a day’s fishing, shoot some pool in the Sports Bar, fire up the gas Barbie on the sun-trap terrace and make a toast to great friends and good company. And for the ultimate calming experience, there’s the lavish hot tub, which makes the most of the awe-inspiring views to Chew Valley Lake and the Mendip Hills AONB
Sleeps 10 - 26; Kingsley Paddocks (sleeps 10), Kingsley Lake View (sleeps 16)

What guests say:
"Fantastic house in a secluded area so your noise won’t affect anyone, the view from the garden over the lake is amazing and the hot tub and bbq in the garden make for a perfect time away." - Joe

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Our Fishing Breaks

Whether you’re a family of beginners or a solitary angler wanting to escape for some peace and quiet, we are sure to have an ideal holiday cottage for your next fishing getaway. Take a look at our full selection of fishing properties on our website here, or give Charles a call on 01275 217575 to book your next fishing holiday with Staycation Holidays today.