Someone – we’re not sure who but we think that it’s someone famous – said: 4. “A bad day of fishing is still better than a good day at the office!” Does this describe you? If it does, they why not make your fishing trip? So if you’re a deep-sea fisherman or prefer the shallower freshwaters, there’s a fishing holiday that’s right up your alley!

In this article, we have a look at some of the best fishing holidays from around the world.

United Kingdom

The United Kingdom (UK) offers a number of great locations for the avid fisherman to relax and unwind for a couple of days.

Near Scotland, there are several great sites if you want to do a spot of sea fishing. Loch Long, Loch Lubnaig as well as Loch Lomond are all where you can find fish such as salmon, pike and brown trout.

If you’d like to visit North Yorkshire, Cropton & Keldy, Whitby, as well as Scarborough, are superb fishing destinations. In the heart of England are the rivers Trent and Wye where you can fish anything from chub to barbell and bream. To fish these rivers, you’ll need a fishing licence and fishing is only open at certain times of the year.


There are a number of spots in the United States that you can go to for a great fishing holiday.


This is in the western part of the United States. Must-see spots – to visit in between fishing – are the Glacier National Park, Little Bighorn Battlefield as well as historic Helena.


Situated at the top of the North American continent, Alaska is the only USA state with glaciers and is home to the Denali National Park. Together with your fishing excursions, you can enjoy whale-watching cruises as well as other outdoor activities.


As is Montana, Wyoming is in the western region of the United States. The celebrated Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks are here. Yellowstone Lake is well-known for its fishing. The state is also known for rodeos and dude ranches.

South Africa

If you fancy taking a trip to the southern tip of Africa, as a keen fisherman you can’t afford to miss Dullstroom which is in the Mpumalanga Highlands. This is South Africa’s premier flyfishing area and it is known for trout fishing in its crystal-clear dams.

If you want a break from fishing, this beautiful area of South Africa is also known for other outdoor activities such as hiking, mountain biking as well as golfing on the course which was designed by golfing legend Ernie Els.

Whatever type of fishing you’d like to experience, and wherever in the world you’d like to get your game on, there is a fishing holiday which is right for you! If you’re a non-fisherman/-woman, and are invited along on one of these get-aways, make sure that you respect the time that is set aside for fishing as this is the reason for the holiday in the first place.