Northumberland's great diversity of quiet streams, fast rivers and coastal inlets make it an ideal place for keen anglers to enjoy a holiday. The scenic valley streams and rivers are teaming with salmon and sea trout which return every year to spawn. Some of the most popular rivers include the Tweed and the Till but others like the Coquet, Aln and Blyth also offer some great rainbow, brown and blue trout fishing opportunities.

The North Sea has some excellent beaches, cliffs and bays from which you can fish for the likes of bass, plaice and mackerel. Head for Druridge Bay, Alnmouth Bay or the Beadnell Bays for hours upon hours of fishing bliss.

Take a special charter boat for an off shore fishing experience or find your own secret coastal fishing spot on the Northumberland Coastal Path where you can enjoy the wildlife in and on the sea shore. The many small coastal fishing villages including places like Seahouses and Amble offer great cottage holiday accommodation as well as many restaurants, pubs and shops.

We have collected together properties on the coast and inland that have some great fishing spots close to them. Please click on `Cottages suitable for fishing' to begin looking for your holiday cottage.

Derwent Fishery

This is an extremely popular spot where anglers can enjoy the large bank spaces and chances of catching a fish weighing up to 15lbs!

Unity Fishing Trips

A wide range of fishing trips ranging from three hour trips ideal for families and novices to eight hour trips aimed at experienced anglers. Tel:01665 721706

South Linden Fishery
South Linden Fishery

Situated close to the ancient town of Alnwick this well stocked still water fishery is open year round for fishing. Day tickets start from £8 with tackle available for hire. Tel: 01670 788366

Grassholme Fishery

Grassholme is firmly established as one of the top any method fisheries in the country, lying in the picturesque rolling pasture land of upper Teesdale. Grassholme offers the angler four miles of bank space with inlets and bays which offer a great diversity of fishing.

Fishing at the Ford and Etal Estates

Fantastic fishing on the River Till near Wooler. Great for sea trout, set in a beautiful part of an SSSI.

Scaling Dam Fishery

This fishery is conveniently located near to Teeside yet close to the lovely countryside of the North York Moors. Surrounded by wild heather and moorland the lake is perfect for beginners with varied depths ranging from 8ft to 30ft.

Sweethope Fly Fishing
Sweethope Fly Fishing

Trout fishing from boats and bank at Sweethope Loughs, the headwater of the Wansbeck river. Tel: 01830 540349

Fishing on Kielder Water

With over 2,000 acres of water to explore Kielder Water is the perfect spot for fishing whilst on your holiday.

Hury Fishery

Hury is exclusively a fly fishery and is the ideal venue for traditional fly anglers who like to fish with wet and dry flies as well as lures.

Fishing in Craster

The village of Craster on the Northumberland coast is surrounded by many fishing venues which offer the chance to catch breeds such as conger eel, lesser spotted dogfish and Pollack.

Kielder Salmon Centre

This fishy attraction is the largest conservation hatchery in England and Wales

Fishing in Amble

Amble is a fantastic base for a fishing holiday with much of the quayside devoted to moorings for local visiting fishing craft of all types.

Fontburn Fishery
Fontburn Fishery

Fontburn is a small mouth of water located close to Tyneside. Set within 87 acres the lake consists of a north and south shore which are great for fly fishing. There is also a visitor centre and shop by the Dam with a picnic area close by. Day permits can be purchased for £23 from the shop. Tel: 01669 621368

Balderhead, Cow Green and Selset Fishery

All three of these fisheries specialise in the very best of wild brown trout. Surrounded by fantastic scenery amongst the North Pennine grouse moors it's a fabulous place to escape the crowds and enjoy a tranquil roam among the banks

Chatton Trout Fishery

Trout fishing lake near Alnwick. Tel: 01668 215226

Whittle Dene Fishery

This is a coarse fishery with a well deserved reputation for specimen fish and consistent catches. Here you have a choice of four lakes all containing a good mix of roach, perch, dace and gudgeon.

Bob Smith Fly Fishing

Bob Smith offers lessons, tuitions and courses on all aspects of fishing including river fishing, still water fishing and and fly fishing.

Fishing on the River Tweed

The River Tweed is internationally famous for the quality of its salmon and trout fishing.

Bolam Lake Country Park

Situated in the heart of the Northumberland countryside this park is surrounded by historic landscape and dramatic views

Otterburn Fly Fishing

Otterburn Fly Fishing caters for the complete novice right up to the experienced fly fisher. Set in some of the most remote and unspoilt countryside in Northumberland it's the perfect way to relax and unwind on your holiday. Tel: 01670 772664

Amble Boat Charter

A 12 person vessel situated at the harbour in Amble. Discover wrecks, reefs and the local wildlife or try your hand at ground fishing around Coquest Island, Druridge Bay and Cresswell Skere. Tel: 01665 712561

Caistron Trout Fishery
Caistron Trout Fishery

Trout fishing lake close to Rothbury. Tel: 01434 609725

Sea fishing from Berwick

Set on the shore of the Firth of Forth the fishing village of Berwick provides a great base for a keen angler. Take a trip on the Charter Boat `On a Promise'. Tel 01289 302749 for more information