Choose fishing cottages in Dorset if you want a fabulous self-catering holiday for everyone; this is a lovely county in the South West on the English Channel coast. As well as a fantastic choice of fishing there is a lot to do and see for everyone, history, culture, cosmopolitan towns, pretty villages plus great coastal walks and beaches.
By staying in fishing holiday cottages in Dorset you can be sure you are all in for a good time. There are breath-taking coastal walks along sandy beaches and rugged cliffs. Great spots to try rock and beach fishing to catch dinner for that evening, with flat fish in abundance along with mackerel and Pollock to name but a few. The counties cultural heritage is rich with stately homes such as Kingston Lacy House and Mapperton House, Lulworth Castle or Thomas Hardy’s cottages set in countryside that inspired his celebrated 19th century literature.
If you want some freedom from the car try choosing holiday cottages with fishing nearby in Dorset. By using the extensive search features on our website you can easily find the perfect cottage such as coastal with a sea view, more rural but walking distance to a pub or near one of the popular seaside resorts such as Weymouth or Bournemouth.
A day spent in stylish Poole would be hard to beat with Europe’s largest natural harbour offering fantastic fishing locations, the bass, mullet and flounder are some of the best to be found anywhere. Fish from the harbour or beach or take to the sea on an exciting boat charter. The old town is lovey for people left a shore with an exciting mix of smugglers passageways and elegant houses. The Poole ‘Cockle Trail’ is good to follow and traces the town’s heritage. The town offers some of the best restaurants and bars to spend an hour or two discussing the catch of the day.
Charter boats are also high in demand at the popular coastal towns of Swanage, Weymouth and Christchurch, they can provide all the fishing tackle and bait as required for an exciting day out and welcome beginners. A day out at sea with the backdrop of this wonderful coastline will be one to remember.
As well as sea and coast fishing there is a good range of trout lakes throughout the county, some private, some publicly owned. Try the upper reaches of the river Stour for a nice mix of coarse fishing. There is a lovely fishery with views over Blackmore Vale, it is fed by clear spring waters form Batcombe Downs and the lakes are stocked with high-quality Brown and Rainbow Trout. Don’t miss the opportunity to fish on the river Avon with quality roach, dace, barbel, perch and pike to try and tempt to your hook.