Choose from game, sea or coarse...

If you enjoy a spot of fishing when you go on holiday, whether it’s fishing by a serene river or off shore from a sea-going boat then there is no better place than Yorkshire to satisfy your fix!

Peace and quiet, fresh air and natural beauty can be found throughout the county which means that which every cottage you choose to stay in you won’t be far from some superb fishing opportunities.

Yorkshire has a great choice of rivers offering excellent fishing for the angler to enjoy; look forward to days of solitude set amongst superb scenery or maybe treat yourself to some personalised tuition to ensure your best chance of that big catch!

If sea fishing is more your thing then Yorkshire’s long coastline of pretty fishing harbours are just the place to hire boats that will take you to the very best off shore fishing areas.

Take a look at our list of great fishing venues or choose a cottage that is ideally located close to your preferred fishing area.

Fishing at Lake Semerwater

This is a very large natural water with inlet streams and outlet streams around its length.

Fewston Reservoir and Swinsty Reservoir

Both these Yorkshire Water run reservoirs are very good rainbow trout fisheries with some wild brown trout present

Stonebridge Fishing Lakes

Set in North Yorkshire and easily accessed off the A1 and A19, Stonebridge Fishing Lakes offer great Trout and Carp fishing.

Skylark Fishing Trips

Take a trip on one of Scarborough's angling boats, the Skylark. Skylark Fishing Trips run from the slipway on the South Bay.

Coniston Hall - Fishing

The lake is set in 24 acres of magnificent grounds of a large hotel and makes for a peaceful days fly fishing. Both boat and bank fly fishing are available. The Coniston Hall lake is open for fly fishing from 1st April to 1st October inclusive.

Leighton Reservoir

Situated in the hills and moors above Masham, in Wensleydale and at 105 acres this is quite a large lake in an exposed position, but it has outstanding fly fishing for quality rainbow trout which run quite large.

Low Osgoodby Lake

There is plenty of countryside here to admire as the fishery is set near to the famous white horse at Kilburn. The water covers two acres and is open all year round.

Kilnsey Park - Fishing

Kilnsey Park is a working trout farm close to Grassington and Kettlewell.The lakes are stocked with home-grown rainbow, blue, golden and brown trout. There is also a farm shop, farm animals and red squirrel nature trail on site.

Malham Tarn - Fishing

Malham Tarn is a fertile lake but it is also very exposed to the elements.Boat only fly fishing for wild brown trout. Managed by the Yorkshire Dales National Park there are also some great marked footpaths to explore.

River Wharfe – Day Tickets

Some great fishing venues including Burnsall, Ilkley and Grassington. Day tickets available.

River Ure - Day Tickets

Great fishing venues include Bainbridge, Hawes and Aysgarth. Day tickets available

River Nidd

Nidderdale Angling Club - have trout fishing and grayling fishing on around seven miles of the River Nidd

River Swale

The scenery in the Richmond area is outstanding, particularly upstream of the town. Good fly fishing for brown trout and grayling

River Bain

Bainbridge is the only place that you can get day tickets for the River Bain with it being such a short river - the shortest in England at about two miles!

Scar House Reservoir

A wild brown trout lake in an exposed position at the head of Nidderdale, but it does provide excellent fly fishing in the right conditions

Whinny Gill Reservoir

This Reservoir sits on the edge of Skipton and is a fairly unique construction. An ideal bed for small fish to hide away from the waters larger fish!

Wykeham Lakes

A superb venue offering trout and coarse fishing in five individual lakes set in beautiful Yorkshire countryside. Offering a warm welcome, great sport, good facilities and in an atmosphere second to none.

Wansford Trout Farms

Situated in the mainly agricultural area close to the Driffield Canal the peaceful Village of Wansford is home to the Wansford Trout Farm where you can enjoy all year round fishing in well stocked waters!

Pickering Trout Lake

Go fishing at the purpose made lake next to the North Yorkshire Moors Railway station at Pickering. Open between March and November with bait and fly tackle available for hire it’s a great place for any keen angler. Tel: 01751 474219

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