There are very many possible locations for fishing. These are just examples of places that I like and know well.
Rutland is Britain's smallest county, and is well worth a visit, not only for its angling. Rutland Water is the largest man-made lake in western Europe. The attractive 3,100 acre reservoir has something for everyone, providing sport, leisure and wildlife conservation. Rutland Water is an excellent location for anglers and anyone can have a go. Trout grow to 15lbs and huge pike are also caught. The season runs from April to December.
Rutland Water is also an important winter wildfowl sanctuary, regularly holding over 20,000 waterfowl. A wide variety of habitats ensures that many species of birds are present throughout the year, including ospreys which have been successfully breeding here.
Eyebrook Reservoir is an idyllic location in the Welland Valley, on the borders of Leicestershire, Rutland and Northamptonshire. Eyebrook offers a superb 400 acre reservoir, with good bank and boat fishing. The season runs from April to October.
Grafham Water, near St Neots, Huntingdonshire, is a 1,560-acre reservoir stocked with brown and rainbow trout. Records include a brown trout of 19lb 12oz and a rainbow of 13lb 13oz.
Salmon fishing trips will usually last around 3 days and will be in Scotland, on the River Dee, the Spey, the Tweed or the Tay.
The River Dart offers challenging fishing for salmon and sea trout amid the beautiful scenery of this part of south Devon. The Dart is a narrow and fast-flowing river that will test all your angling skills. Accommodation will usually be in small hotels or guest houses.
The River Dee is a broad, fast-flowing and beautiful river that flows from the Cairngorms to the North Sea at Aberdeen, passing close to the royal residence of Balmoral. It is renowned for its salmon fishing, providing excellent summer fishing for salmon, grilse and sea trout, but bird-watchers and other wildlife enthusiasts will also have plenty to attract them in Deeside, with a wide choice of habitats, including the mountains - good for spotting golden eagles and ptarmigan.
Since 1995, the Dee has observed a catch and release policy, allowing many thousands of released salmon to carry on upstream to breed.