Somerset has been recognized as one of the best fishing holiday destinations in the UK

FishingBooker, the world’s largest online platform for booking fishing charters, has recently announced the 6 best fishing holiday destinations in the UK. Somerset has made the list as one of the anglers’ top choices.

No matter where you are in the UK, you’re never far from hard-fighting fish. But, when most people think about fishing, they imagine sitting by a rainy river for hours on end with no action. There’s way more to British fishing than that. To prove it, we’ve put together a guide to some of the most unique and exciting fishing holidays around the country.

Why did Somerset make the list?

Somerset is an angling paradise for fierce freshwater battles. The best of the best are in Chew Valley and Blagdon Lakes. Nestled among the Mendip Hills, just a short hop south of Bristol, these calm waters hold have some of the biggest pike in the UK, which is also known as one of the toughest freshwater fish in the world. Somerset is the place to take on these hard-fighting fish.

This is the full list of destinations that made the list:

  • South West Scotland
  • Somerset
  • Spey and Tay rivers, Scotland
  • White cliffs of Dover
  • Cornish Coast
  • London


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