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The Ultimate Guide to Fishing Holidays in Yorkshire

If you're a fishing enthusiast looking for the perfect destination to enjoy your hobby, Yorkshire should be at the top of your list. This region boasts an extensive coastline of over 100 miles and stillwater fishing areas abound. Cod, haddock, mackerel are just some of the many species to be found in its waters.


In this post, we’ll share our top recommendations and tips for unforgettable fishing holidays in Yorkshire.


Fishing in Yorkshire: What you should know

With its stunning rivers, lakes, and coastline, Yorkshire offers a diverse range of fishing opportunities for anglers of all levels. Whether you prefer freshwater fishing or sea angling, this picturesque county in the United Kingdom has something to suit your preferences.


Tide times, weather conditions, and accessibility should all be considered when choosing a sea fishing spot in Yorkshire.

Essential equipment

Before embarking on your fishing adventure, it's crucial to have the right gear. Here's a list of necessary equipment:


  • Fishing rod: Ensure you have a long and sturdy rod capable of handling the weight of your target fish and withstanding the coastal winds.

  • Reel: Opt for a strong and durable spinning reel designed for sea fishing in Yorkshire, capable of enduring the challenging saltwater environment.

  • Line: Use a braided line for its exceptional strength and durability, ideal for catching large fish in rough waters.

  • Baits and Lures: Choose from a variety of baits and lures. Live baits like sandworms, lugworms, and squid are effective in attracting fish.


Prohibited Equipment

  • Gaff: The use of a gaff, which is a pole with a large hook at the end, is not permitted.

  • Tailer: Similarly, the use of a tailer, which is a loop of cable or wire at the end of a pole, is also prohibited.


There are more restrictions and regulations to keep in mind for fishing in England and Wales. When fishing in UK inland waters, permission must be obtained from the owner. A rod licence is required to fish in any water, and a specific fishing permit may be necessary for a particular water. Make sure to always read the guidelines and have the necessary permits.

Top fishing spots in Yorkshire

When it comes to fishing spots, Yorkshire has plenty to offer. Some of the top locations for freshwater fishing include the Yorkshire Dales, and the numerous reservoirs scattered across the county. Along the coast, popular fishing spots include Whitby, Filey, and Hornsea.


Here are some recommended spots that are only a stone’s throw away from Yellowtop Country Park:

  • Conifer Lake, York (17 minutes)

  • Selby 3 Lakes Complex (26 minutes)

  • Pool Bridge Farm, York (27 minutes)

  • Horseshoe Fishing Pond and Caravan Park (39min)


Choosing the right accommodation for your fishing holiday

Selecting the appropriate accommodation for your fishing holiday is crucial. Here are some considerations to keep in mind:


  • Proximity to fishing spots

  • Budget and preferences

  • Local knowledge

  • Comfort and relaxation


Look for accommodation conveniently located near your desired fishing spots. Doing this will save you time and effort. Ensure that it provides a comfortable and relaxing environment for you to unwind after a day of fishing.


Looking for the perfect getaway? Look no further! Yellowtop Country Park is a haven for fishing enthusiasts like you. Immerse yourself in our picturesque park, boasting 20-holiday lodges, complete with private hot tubs and surrounded by a well-stocked fishing lake.


Experience the joy of indulging in your favourite hobby right at your doorstep. Don't miss out. Book your dream accommodation at Yellowtop Country Park today.



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