Fishing can be a fantastic way to get out of the house, as long as you stay safe while angling. And the UK has some excellent fishing venues, from river embankments to sprawling lakes! That’s why, at The Insurance Emporium, we’ve put together our list of some of the best UK fishing venues!
The River Trent Embankment, Nottingham
A truly iconic angling spot, The River Trent Embankment (or The Steps, as they’re fondly known), could be a wonderful place to cast your line this year. It’s a revered fishing spot. Some pretty high-profile match events have taken place along the river too, like the European Championships! Around Trent Bridge you’ll be able to fish on both sides of the river, but in other locations, fishing spots alternate between the different sides. The Embankment in Nottingham could be the ideal free fishing location!
Angler’s Paradise, Devon
This one’s a true Angler’s Paradise. It’s all in the name! Usually a holiday location as well as a fishing venue, because of lockdown restrictions, only Day Ticket Fishing is currently allowed. With 30 lakes in total, you’ll find unique varieties of tench bred by the family owners which you’ll only find in their lakes! Many famous anglers have graced the banks of Angler’s Paradise too, including Matt Hayes, star of The Great Rod Race. With social distance measures in place, it’s a truly great place to cast your line!
Lake Windermere, Cumbria
Ah, The Lake District, one of the most beautiful areas in the UK, home to mountains, valleys and, of course, lakes. In fact, it’s home to the largest natural lake in England! In Windermere, you’ll find perch, roach, eels and more. If you’re lucky, you could even land yourself an arctic charr, a local delicacy in the area! With such a large area available for angling there should be enough space to keep socially distanced while casting your line.
River Wye, Herefordshire
Voted Britain’s favourite river, the River Wye in Herefordshire is a truly beautiful spot to cast your line. The whole river is around 152 miles long, but if you ask us, you’ll want to head to Symonds Yat for one of the best river fishing spots in the country. You’ll find salmon, trout, big pike, chub and more along the river. Not to mention the spectacular scenery, glorious views and plentiful photo opportunities in this beautiful valley!
Caerphilly, South Wales
Founded all the way back in the 1940s, Caerphilly’s fishing club isn’t just a great fishing spot, it’s a little slice of history too! Caerphilly Castle moat is a truly unique fishing venue. Located right in the heart of Caerphilly, the 13th century castle is the perfect backdrop for a day out on the water. Expect to find tench, bream, roach, perch, eels and pike. That’s on top of carp, many of which weigh over 20lbs! We can hardly think of a better way to spend a day than on the banks of the moat, the castle towering over creating a stunning backdrop.
Are you using your daily permitted exercise to practise some fishing? You might want to think about taking out insurance for your fishing tackle! At The Insurance Emporium, our Fishing Insurance includes a range of Standard Benefits, including cover for Loss, Theft or Accidental Damage of your fishing equipment up to £15,000*. Then, customise your policy with our range of Optional Benefits! Head on down to The Insurance Emporium to see if we have the insurance policy for you.
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