Angling holidays, breaks and accommodation venues which offer angling holidays, breaks and accommodation

With two attractive coarse pools, Alcott Farm near Alvechurch in Worcestershire is part of a 65-acre equestrian Stud Farm and offers comfortable self-catering and bed and breakfast accommodation in the main farmhouse and an adjacent converted stable. A grass track around the pools is a great advantage for disabled anglers, for whom eight timber pegs have been specifically created with assistance from the Environment Agency. The pools hold carp into double figures and silver fish to about 1lb.

Alcott Farm Fishery near Alvechurch in Worcestershire

Set in 206 acres of the Snitterfield Fruit Farm, Arden Fisheries near Stratford-upon-Avon in Warwickshire offers fishing on five waters as well as holiday accommodation in three tastefully converted farm buildings which have been given Five Star ratings. The fishery also offers accommodation in static caravans and has a large area for touring caravans, motorhomes and tents. The fishing is varied and should appeal to everyone from day-ticket pleasure anglers to aspiring carp anglers.

Arden Fisheries, Snitterfield Fruit Farm, Warwickshire

With three attractive lakes for the exclusive use of residents, Boyce Holiday Park and Cottages on the Worcestershire/Herefordshire border offers quality self-catering cottage accommodation all year round in 100 acres of stunningly beautiful countryside. The centrally heated cottages have full double glazing and are comfortably furnished throughout. A colour television and DVD/CD player are provided in the lounge areas.

Boyce Holiday Park and Cottages

Probably the most south-easterly fishery of its size in the UK, Cottington Lakes has established itself as one of the region's leading day-ticket and camping/caravaning holiday venues with five lakes which offer a variety of angling to suit everyone from youngsters to specimen carp enthusiasts. A second match lake is currently under construction and will hold some 40 pegs and be about the size of a football pitch.

Cottington Lakes, Kent

With a trout pool and two coarse pools, a modern fully furnished self-catering three-bedroomed cottage and a Camping and Caravanning Club Certified Site, Ginger Hill Fishery near Haverfordwest in Pembrokeshire makes an ideal base for combining a family holiday in rural Wales with a spot of fishing. The pools offer angling for rainbow and brown trout as well as fishing for carp and silver fish. Eleven of the spacious and private caravan/tenting pitches have electric hook ups with a choice of hard standing or grass bases.

The small pool at Ginger Hill near Haverfordwest

Hamstall Fishery at Hamstall Ridware near Rugeley in Staffordshire has a large waterside lodge which comprises three bedrooms and sleeps up to six people. Reserved for pleasure anglers, it offers four pools plus a stretch of the adjacent River Blithe. The lodge has a large open plan full-equipped kitchen, lounge and dining area. In addition to a family bathroom, two of the double bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms. There is also a separate utility room with washing machine.

Looking across Lake Two to the waterside lodge

Hawford Bridge Fishery just north of Worcester continues to improve year on year and now has three attractive carp and coarse pools, a new match lake and a stretch of the River Salwarpe for anglers to enjoy. Accommodation is in three brand new self-catering holiday cottages adjacent to the site which have two bedrooms and sleep four people. The cottages include a fully equipped kitchen/dining room, a lounge and two double bedrooms with shower room, wash hand basin and toilet. Outside, each cottage has its own patio area.

The new holiday cottages at Hawford Bridge

In addition to angling on a total of five acres of water, Hillview Lakes has also recently completed six new well-equipped and spacious Scandanavian-style log chalets which will appeal to anglers looking to combine an angling break or holiday with the family with a tour of the Cotswolds or a visit to Cheltenham Races. The fishery offers two pleasure lakes stocked with a mix of fish including decent carp, and a four-lane canal-style match water.

Hillview Lakes at Twyning near Tewkesbury

Former World Coarse Fishing Champion Ian Heaps runs the three-lake Holgan Farm Fishery next to the Eastern Cleddau river in Pembrokeshire which offers first-class sport in beautiful countryside. From Holgan Farm Ian runs his acclaimed 'School of Angling' where novice and experienced anglers can receive personal tuition from one of angling's top names. Clean and comfortable accommodation is backed by superb home cooking from Ian's wife Margaret.

Ian Heaps Premier Fishery, South West Wales

Lifelong angler Danny James and his wife Jane run Home Farm Bed and Breakfast close to Coventry and Leamington Spa and just across the road from the two lake Meadowlands Fishery. An ideal base for anglers planning to fish Midlands venues, Home Farm also offers two-day and five day angling breaks in modern and spacious accommodation. Rooms come complete with en-suite bathrooms and televisions with built-in DVD players, whilst downstairs there's fully stocked licensed bar.

Home Farm Bed and Breakfast near Coventry

Whether you are a specimen carp angler looking for your first 40, a keen tench, bream or pike angler after some good sized fish, or simply a devoted pleasure angler looking for a holiday offering luxurious accommodation with four lakes and a stretch of the beautiful River Wensum, Kingfisher Lakes and Apartments in Norfolk offers three, four or seven day breaks in two and three-bedroomed apartments. There's 65 acres of parkland and some cracking angling.

Kingfisher Lakes and Apartments near Norwich

To be found in a countryside setting between Chester and Crewe in Cheshire, New Farm Fishery has modern clean and spacious Bed and Breakfast accommodation in a recently converted former milking parlour with five well-equipped bedrooms and light and airy dining room; three well maintained lakes which offer day ticket pleasure fishing for carp and silver fish; a large camping/caravan park with hard standing 'super-pitches'; and a heated toilet/shower block which is also available for use by anglers.

New Farm Fishery, Cheshire

Nestling in the Welsh countryside just a few miles inland from New Quay on Cardigan Bay, Nine Oaks Fishery offers day-ticket coarse and trout fishing plus accommodation in two apartments in the main house and a new caravan near the pools. The main accommodation has been given Welsh Tourist Board Four Star rating. The fishery also has regular 'Special Offers' for its accommodation. For further details and current offers please visit their pages.

Nine Oaks Fishery, Ceredigion

The River Wye is widely acclaimed as one of the best fishing rivers in England and Wales, and for those who want a few day's fishing on the Wye, Usk or a range of other fisheries in the area will find the 16th Century Portway Inn on the main road between Hereford and Brecon combines all the comforts of a well appointed and historic former coaching house with a chance to get away from it all in the heart of delightful Herefordshire. The inn has access to an exclusive stretch of the Wye just 1.7 miles away.

The Portway Inn at Staunton on Wye

With a great one-acre pool for pleasure fishing and a productive and well-run two-acre specimen lake for big carp Rookley Country Park at Rookley on the Isle of Wight is a great destination for an angling holiday or break. With a range of caravans for hire, facilities for tourers and tents, plus its own bar/restaurant, indoor and outdoor swimming pools and children's play area, it has a lot more to offer than just great fishing!

Rookley Country Park on the Isle of Wight

Sumners Ponds at Horsham in West Sussex is set in beautiful, tranquil countryside and is an excellent example of how diversification from traditional farming can provide great fishing on natural looking waters. This venue offers four acres of fishing on two spring-fed ponds, camping and caravaning facilities in the field overlooking the water, and a new anglers' lodge next to Big Pond.

Sumners Ponds, Sussex

Situated on the borders of Warwickshire and Leicestershire, Temple Farm dates back to the times of the crusades. In addition to being an ideal base for visiting the many nearby day-ticket coarse fisheries, the 48-acre working cattle farm also has its own delightful water - Dave's Pool - which holds good stocks of carp to the mid-20s, as well as some nice roach and bream. An ideal base for an angling break.

Dave's Pool at Temple Farm, Warwickshire

Few people immediately think of the Lincolnshire Wolds as a place to get away from it all for a holiday or break, but being within easy striking distance of the east coast and the resorts on Mablethorpe, Sutton on Sea, Chapel St Leonards and Skegness, it has much to offer. And so to do Tetford Country Cottages, with their self-catering and Bed and Breakfast accommodation and a delightful two-and-a-half acre lake set in delightful surroundings.

Tetford Country Cottages, Lincolnshire

Nestling in the heart of the English countryside on the Bedfordshire/ Buckinghamshire border is Three Island Lake, a new fishery which offers the opportunity for anglers to enjoy tranquil day-ticket pleasure fishing or a self-catering angling break away from it all in either a homely, comfortable and clean Bed and Breakfast, their own touring caravan or tent, or unusual one-man Shepherds Huts. Despite its rural location, there is plenty to do for those who don't want to go fishing.

Three Island Lake, Bedfordshire

The Watersmeet Hotel and Angling Centre at Hartpury near Gloucester has been a favourite haunt for carp and tench anglers for over 25 years. Combining a traditional 'Olde Worlde' English country inn which is open all day, two bars, a restaurant and three pools with carp to 30lbs and tench to over 9lbs, its easy to see why. Fishing is reserved for residents and work is nearly complete on a new extension.

Watersmeet, Gloucestershire

Delightfully tranquil Devonshire countryside, well stocked pools and traditional quality accommodation combine at West Pitt Farm near Tiverton where anglers and their families can enjoy a superb break away from it all with quality fishing on the doorstep. The farm dates back to the 1500s and some of the rooms still have the original exposed beams and stone walls. The accommodation is self-catering and there are excellent restaurants and pubs nearby.

West Pitt Farm, Devon

South Wales is renowned for its beauty - and White Springs Lakes to the west of Swansea near the Gower Penninsular - offers angling to match. There are four well-stocked waters with a mix of pleasure and specimen angling plus accommodation and facilities for camping and touring caravans. Whether you are looking for a day-ticket venue or an angling break for yourself, a group of friends or the family, this is well worth a visit and an ideal base for exploring South Wales.

White Springs, South Wales

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