As the weather has been terrible we’ve not been out much recently but never mind – we’re off to Anglesey in a while. In the meantime, while the grim weather is still here, why not dream about that perfect fishing holiday… read on as Rionne Williams tells us about a few fishing lodges in the UK.
If your holiday packing includes waterproofs, waders, rods and reels rather than sandals and lilos here are a couple of possible fishing lodges to retreat to on your upcoming fishing holiday.
Lake Pochard Lodges – Cotswold Water Park, South Cerney, Cotswolds, Gloucestershire
This waterside location in the heart of the Cotswolds is the ideal location for your fishing trip as they have a well stocked lake in an idyllic rural setting so you can relax and soak up the beautiful views while trying to land that catch.
Lake Pochard provides a wonderful setting for a weekend break or holiday. Ideal for fishermen and naturalists, this wonderful setting provides the perfect location to fish or enjoy the wildlife. The lodges are located on The Cotswold Water Park, which consists of 133 lakes covering an area of 40 square miles within Gloucestershire and Wiltshire countryside, north of Swindon and south of Cirencester.
Lake Pochard’s excellent water clarity allows a special weed to grow on the bed of the lake. This attracts large numbers of Pochard and Red Crested Pochard to feed. However they are just a small part of the wildlife that live on site. Kingfishers can also be seen flying around the lake, you may even be lucky enough to see one of the otters that have recently been introduced near-by.
There is also the only purpose built match lake in the Cotswold area. It has 72 swims of which 75% are accessible to the disabled. Day tickets are available from 7am every day except Mondays from the on-site restaurant. The price is approx. £3.50 for residents (7am-dusk). The lake is heavily stocked with carp, roach, rudd and perch. There is also a limited number of tickets available on Lake Pochard itself, which is stocked with many specimen of carp – £10 per person (24 hour period). Click here to find out more about Lake Pochard.
Wensum View Cottage – Great Ryburgh, Norfolk
Superb Riverside cottage, very well furnished in contemporary tones to a very high standard are close to North Norfolk coast and next to River Wensum. There are plenty of well stocked day ticket lakes and rivers in the surrounding area containing all species. The owner of Wensum View Cottage is a keen fisherman and will be pleased to advise you on the options available.
Wensum View Cottage boasts two areas on Mill Lodge Farm for fishing. The first is a private stretch of the River Wensum. The river contains Roach, Dace, Pike, Chub and the odd Brown Trout. The second area is a purpose built carp pond, which contains King and Ghost varieties. The pond also contains Roach. Previous clients have used the facilities to teach younger members of their family the fine art of fishing, so it is proven to be family friendly and the perfect destination for your first fishing holiday with the children. If you wish to be taught how to fish please email or call Wensum for further details as lessons can be incorporated into your stay as part of the overall service. Click here to find out more.
Kingennie Lakeside Lodges, Broughty Ferry, Dundee, Scotland
The Forbes of Kingennie Country Resort is situated on a breath-taking loch-side in the heart of the Angus countryside in the east coast of Scotland, just a few miles away from Dundee. It is a picturesque location that is perfect for a serene fishing holiday.
There are few better pastimes than fly fishing for trout, and few better places for it than the fishing pools of Kingennie Fishings, near Dundee. Kingennie Fishings, created and owned by former Scottish National Fly Fishing Champion Mike Forbes, is home to some of Scotland’s most famous trout fishing pools and provides excellent fishing for experts and beginners alike, all year round. Whether you prefer fly fishing for trout, or fishing with bait, both are available on the four well-stocked fishing pools. Click here to find out more about Kingennie Lakeside Lodges.
All lodges have excellent facilities and of course a whole host of other activities to take part in and occupy the non-fishing enthusiasts of the family. Just remember to go well equipped and prepared for your trip as you may not be able to get the necessities once at the lodge.
Author bio: This blog was written by Rionne Williams who is currently writing on behalf of The Ocean Tackle Store where she is part of the social media and content team.