If you’re looking for a fishing break in Devon, South Devon has plenty of great places to stay. Whether you’re a seasoned angler and want challenging river conditions, or new to the sport and would like some calm lakes with tuition, there are plenty of accommodation options in the region to suit all tastes and abilities. Many hotels and holiday parks in south Devon have fishing lakes on site and some even have private beats for you to cast your rod so you’ll find plenty of varied waters and of course lots of species of fish. Find out more below about places you can enjoy a fishing holiday in Devon.

Cofton Holidays

Cofton Holidays is a fabulous holiday park located just a short drive away from the beautiful coastal resort of Dawlish Warren. Perfect for family stays, Cofton Holidays is home to five well-stocked lakes for use by their guests exclusively.  The coarse fishing lakes at the site with species including bream, tench, carp, perch and more, and if you’ve got a bit of a competitive streak, the holiday park holds the Cofton Cup fishing festival weeks in May and September! To find out more about Cofton Holidays, please click here.

Hazelwood Holiday Park

Situated just a stroll from the golden beaches at Dawlish Warren, Hazelwood Holiday Park is based in an ideal location to explore the wider South Devon region. However, if staying on site and fishing is what you wish to do with your time, Hazelwood Holiday Park is the place to do just that. Visitors can book a lodge or chalet close to the lakes and enjoy a peaceful break in magical surroundings. The fishing lakes at Hazelwood are for guests only except during quieter times. For further details about Hazelwood Holiday Park, please click here.

Finlake Lodges – Holiday Resort

Finlake Lodges – Holiday Resort rests in the Teign Valley near Chudleigh. Its modern and stylish lodges and holiday homes and rural location close to Dartmoor National Park, makes it the perfect place for a luxurious yet adventurous holiday. The on-site facilities are second to none with an impressive waterpark, fitness suite with sauna and steam room, beauty spa and more. It’s also a great accommodation option if you’re looking for a fishing break in south Devon as Finlake Lodges – Holiday Resort have coarse fishing lakes too! More information about Finlake Lodges – Holiday Resort can be found here.

Flete Estate

A magical collection of holiday cottages on the South Devon coast near the bustling city of Plymouth, Flete Estate has a wide range of accommodation to suit any type of stay. It’s location on the Erme Estuary means that guests can enjoy a spot of fishing during their stay too. The fly only stretch at Flete consist of seven pools over two beats and the transition from fresh to seawater means that anglers have the chance to catch a diverse selection of species including sea trout, salmon and bass, although there are no stocked fish, so Flete Estate ask that all wild fish are returned to the water. If you’re interested in learning more about Flete Estate, please click here.

Fox & Hounds Country Hotel

Basking in North Devon countryside, the Fox & Hounds Country Hotel offers a traditional, relaxing retreat away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. And if you’re looking for a peaceful fishing break in Devon, this could be the hotel for you. Guests can look forward to 5 miles of the River Taw with the opportunity to catch sea trout, small stream wild trout and on occasion, salmon. The stretch of river is divided into 6 beats and rotated daily so visitors can enjoy a new beat each day. For more information about Fox & Hounds Country Hotel, please click here.

River Dart Country Park

If you’re after a camping and fishing holiday in South Devon, River Dart Country Park is the place to be. Particularly suited to families, this campsite is adjacent to the popular visitor attraction of the same name, River Dart Country Park. There’s plenty for the whole family to get involved in including a play fort, zip wire, obstacle course and so much more as well as the opportunity for some all important fishing. Visitors must bring their own rod and an EA license. Explore more about River Dart Country Park by clicking here.  

Bovey Castle

Positioned within Dartmoor National Park, close to the town of Moretonhampstead, Bovey Castle is a grand and historical building that oozes glamour. This five-star hotel is highly regarded for its opulent décor and broad variety of country pursuits. An ideal fishing hotel, Bovey Castle has a stocked lake on the estate and offers guides and tuition. Not only is the lake available for guests, but a ten minute drive away, anglers can also enjoy fishing on the Upper Teign River. Discover more about Bovey Castle by clicking here.

Highbullen Hotel & Country Club

Highbullen Hotel & Country Club is a luxurious and charming establishment set in 125 acres of glorious North Devon countryside, with Exmoor National Park and Dartmoor National Park both easily accessible. The magnificent estate boasts an 18-hole championship golf course, indoor and outdoor tennis, indoor and outdoor swimming pools and so much more. Fishing at Highbullen Hotel & Country Club can be enjoyed at the River Taw, just two miles from the estate or on their own beat on the River Mole and tuition can be arranged if needed. Please click here for additional information on Highbullen Hotel & Country Club.

Arundell Arms Hotel

Situated close to the Devon/Cornwall border in Lifton, Arundell Arms Hotel is considered one of England’s premier sporting hotels. Guests can enjoy a whopping 20 miles of private river bank to fish as well as a three acre lake. Arundell Arms Hotel have two full time fly fishing instructors, a tackle shop and plenty of equipment that can be hired too, all of this makes it the perfect destination for a fishing holiday in Devon and day tickets are also available for non-residents. Please click here if you wish to learn more about Arundell Arms Hotel.

Hartnoll Hotel

Nestled in the Exe Valley, close to Exmoor National Park and just a short drive from Tiverton, you’ll find Hartnoll Hotel. A country house hotel with sublime decor and surrounded by lush Devonshire countryside, this accommodation can provide a serene fishing break with the hotel having its own exclusive beat of the River Exe. Anglers can hope to catch a variety of species including salmon, sea trout and brown trout and the Hartnoll Hotel even offer tuition and guiding. For more information about Hartnoll Hotel, please click here.

Riverside Caravan & Camping Park

Riverside Caravan & Camping Park is located near South Molton making it the perfect destination to explore Exmoor and the whole of the county. The campsite caters to whatever a camper may need, with high quality pitches and lots of wide open field space to pitch a tent, there’s even modern statics to hire too. Riverside Caravan & Camping has three lakes offering specimen carp and coarse fishing, all set in 70 acres of idyllic countryside. Click here for additional details about Riverside Caravan & Camping Park

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Helemoor Lodge & Fishery

Helemoor Lodge & Fishery is a self catering lodge in Moretonhampsted on Dartmoor National Park. Guests can enjoy privacy in this secluded location resting on the edge of a lake – perfect for a fishing break in Devon.

Cottages on Dartmoor & Tavistock Trout Fishery

A lovely selection of self catering cottages, Cottages on Dartmoor & Tavistock Trout Fishery combines cosy accommodation with the opportunity to fish five fly fishing lakes home to golden trout, tiger trout and more.

Luccombes Coarse Fishery & Campsite

Luccombes Coarse Fishery & Campsite is a great spot for a fishing holiday in South Devon. It can be found close to Exminster, not too far from Exeter and has space for motor homes, tents and caravans as well as six static caravans for hire on-site.

Rhea Farm & Fishery

Located near Axminster in East Devon, Rhea Farm & Fishery welcomes tents and touring caravans to their beautiful site and the opportunity for anglers to fish carp, tench, roach and more from their very own lake.

South Farm Holiday Cottages & Fishery

South Farm Holiday Cottages & Fishery can be found in the Blackdown Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty about a 20 minute drive from Honiton and residents at the cottages can enjoy free fishing in their lakes.  

Upton Lakes & Lodges

Relax at Upton Lakes & Lodges near Cullompton in Mid Devon. The site has numerous lovely cottages and three well stocked lakes for guests to fish. Species include; bream, carp, perch, rudd and more!

Goodiford Mill

Goodiford Mill is just north east of Cullompton and is the ideal location to enjoy a tranquil fishing holiday in Devon. The site comprises of seven cosy lodges and three stunning lakes all well stocked with a variety of fish.

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