Fishing destinations to add to your touring itinerary

A motorhome parked up with fishing equipment outside

The beauty of owning a caravan or motorhome is you can head off and enjoy your hobbies with maximum flexibility.

If fishing is your thing, then check out these fantastic destinations to set up your rod, put together by the travel experts at StressFreeCarRental.com.

John Charnock, CEO of StressFreeCarRental.com said: “Fishing is a popular sport and a good way to unwind after a busy week.

 “There are some stunning destinations to fish around the UK and Europe, some close to home and others a little further afield. Each offers something different and the opportunity for keen sports people to catch different species of fish.”

River Tay, Perthshire

Starting off in Scotland, the River Tay is blessed with 120 miles of waterway offering prime salmon fishing opportunities.

Fly fishing, spinning and traditional boat fishing all come recommended in the River Tay’s loch-fed waters.

Whitby, Yorkshire

Whitby is famous for its seafood and so popular for fishing in the summer months, the piers can get busy with fishermen and women.

Head out in a boat to avoid the crowds and catch cod and whiting in winter, while coalfish, flatfish and mackerel enjoy the warmer waters of the summer months.

Sušac, Croatia

With such a long coastline, it’s no surprise Croatia is such a great fishing location and there are some fantastic spots to pitch up too.

Make sure the island of Sušac is part of your touring itinerary, because it’s a good opportunity to give spearfishing a try.

Amadorio Dam, Spain

For freshwater fishing, head to the 318-metre long Amadorio Dam on Spain’s Costa Blanca, where you can catch everything from black bass and rainbow trout to carp and barbel.

Make sure you get a permit from a local tackle shop before fishing here.

Georgioupoli, Crete

As an island, Crete offers plenty of sea fishing spots, but the village of Georgioupoli sits at the confluence of three rivers, giving you the chance to catch freshwater fish too.

Anek Lines Ferries allows you to use your motorhome or campervan while travelling to Greece.

Bornholm, Denmark

Catch herring, cod, flatfish and sea trout from one of Bornholm’s 27 fishing ports or head out by boat.

The fly fishing is especially good on the south-west side of the island, making it worth your while to go out of your way if it’s your particular passion.

Sicily, Italy

One of the best places in Italy for fishing, Sicily has plenty of infrastructure in place to take visitors out into its waters.

Expect to reel in swordfish, bluefin tuna, mackerel and mahi mahi in this bucket list fishing destination.

Donaghadee, County Down

Donaghadee’s iconic harbour and lighthouse act as the backdrop to a day of fishing in this beautiful part of Northern Ireland.

The list of fish lurking below the surface is long: rainbow trout, mackerel, pollack, coalfish, dab, flounder, haddock, cod and conger eel.



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