There is a big fishing culture 🐟 in the UK; it’s one of the most popular sports, and there are many locations to enjoy it. So why not combine fishing and motorhoming?
Get close to the nature, relax and enjoy a great pastime either you are alone with family and friends or with other motorcaravanners.
Fishing in the UK:
While fishing in England and Wales, you must respect some specific rules. These regulations concern the size of the fish you can keep, or the closed seasons where you can’t fish depending on the areas and regions.
You have to know that if you fish some species like salmon, trout, freshwater fish or eel, a licence is required. Children between 12 and 16 can get it for free, and those under 12 don’t need a licence.
Be careful, anyone can be fined up to £2,5000 for fishing without a rod fishing licence!
It’s also important to know that each site has its own rules. So make sure you know the site’s rules before you go fishing.
How to find the perfect site ?
If you are looking for a fishing spot for your holiday, go to CaraMaps; you will find a huge number of European sites having onsite or close by fishing lakes. There are some motorhome friendly locations for serious fishing, and also campsites and service areas where you can enjoy fishing. Here is a small selection:
- Llandegla Fishery – UK
- Thurston Manor – UK
- Gweryd Lakes Fishing – UK
- Lakeside Holiday Park – Ireland
- Camping Gretl Am See – Italy
- Camping Du Vivier Aux Carpes – France
Let’s conclude this article with a little tip for beginners who want to try fishing and motorhoming…
Now it’s summer, and that’s the good season for fishing! 🐟
Don’t forget that after a hot and sunny day, early evening is the best moment to go fishing.
When the darkness starts falling, the fish is coming 😉
You can also read our articles « Motorhome is the ultimate must-have for sports fans! » and « Best Beaches for Motorhome Holidays in UK and Ireland » on our blog.