When looking for fishing cottages in Devon you will be spoilt for choice on the cottages.com website. There is a massive variety of self-catering accommodation and locations to choose from and by using the extensive feature list you can easily find exactly what you are looking for such as fishing nearby, enclosed garden, number of bedrooms or even hot tub.
Devon is a lovely county to stay in your fishing holiday cottages, as well as great fishing there are sandy beaches, fossil cliffs, medieval towns and moorland national parks for those not quite so keen on fishing. The pretty south coast harbour towns of Torquay, Paignton and Brixham make up what is known as the English Riviera, all lovely to spend a day enjoying the quirky shops. All along the North or South coast are places to do rock fishing or beach fishing whilst the others enjoy a walk along the spectacular coastal path, the north Exmoor coast has towering cliffs and in contrast you can enjoy the famous rock formations on the fossil-rich southern Jurassic coast.
You can be by the coast or more rural, or near a town or village and you can choose holiday cottages with fishing nearby so you can be free of the car for the duration of your holiday. With just about every type of angling on offer, sea angling, river fishing, coarse fishing and fly fishing it is a good chance to try something new.
Many of the harbour towns and villages offer boat trips for small or large parties and are very happy to take beginners. Why not try this exciting sport for the first time, many will provide all the tackle and bait plus the invaluable knowledge of the local boatmen and fishermen.
You may fancy hiring a small motor boat for the day, stay within the safe coastal waters and dangle a line to catch mackerel, a very quintessential English seaside activity. A great place to do this is Beer in East Devon, a gorgeous cove on the Jurassic Coast so perfect for everyone to enjoy fishing for their dinner, soak up the sun and enjoy the unique scenery.
There is a great choice of coarse fishing all over the county in some lovely Devon Valleys, try Town Park fishery with 2 lakes about one and a half acres in size with carp, tench, chub, bream, roach, rudd and perch. Some of the lakes have outdoor and indoor seating areas to accommodate the great British weather.
Try the River Torridge if you want to catch salmon, sea trout, and brown trout, all providing excellent sport at certain times of the year, best time for salmon is generally mid-March to mid-May. We know you love fishing and so does Devon and they do say if people concentrated on the most important things in life there would be a shortage of fishing rods.