Fishing holidays in Europe
Hooked on fishing? Well, you’re in luck as many of our campsites are set in the grounds of historic country houses and manors with large ponds and lakes now populated with fish. We also have many campsites close to the coast if sea fishing floats your boat.
Camping and fishing are the perfect combination - a relaxing Canvas Holiday with the opportunity to go fishing right on your doorstep. Whether you want to take a quiet short break or get the whole family involved, have a trawl through our camping sites to find the perfect plaice for an ideal fishing break.
Popular regions for fishing
Touching both the North Sea and the Mediterranean, with beautiful inland rivers and lakes, France is perfect for a fishing holiday. Many of our top rated campsites from Brittany to Paris and the Vendee have beautiful fishing spots and beaches.
The emerald green and aqua blue mineral rich alpine lakes of the French Alps, and Swiss mountains make for great fishing in stunning scenery.
Things to do other than fishing at the campsite
A Canvas holiday is all about the great outdoors – we have fantastic campsites, ideal for cycling, walking, fishing, golf and water sports. In addition to a great choice of camping and glamping accommodation, you'll find first-class facilities and entertainment – everything from swimming pools and water slides to tennis courts and mini-golf, as well as supermarkets, bars and restaurants, golf courses and luxury spas.
To find your perfect campsite with Fishing please use our interactive campsite finder, call our knowledgeable customer advice team on 0345 268 0827, or explore the individual campsite pages below.
Our top fishing campsites
Camping la Garangeoire is a tranquil site set in the 200-hectare estate of a family château among the attractive mature oak trees. There are two fishing lakes on site heavily stocked with carp, pike, tench, roach and rudd. No permit is needed to fish in the lakes, and equipment is available to hire on site.
Camping Domaine des Ormes, situated on the site of a 16th century château in Brittany, has been transformed into one of France’s finest campsites. The old watermill is now the bar, and the coach house and stables are now the golf club, while the golf course winds its way through the woods and over the hill. Fishing fans will love the beautiful tree-lined fishing lake.
Camping les Etangs Fleuris is a quiet haven located in the depths of rural countryside near the hamlet of Touquin, 40 miles east of Paris. On site, the Coulplé family creates a wonderfully relaxed atmosphere - a pleasant contrast to the hustle and bustle of Paris and the theme parks. The small and tranquil fishing ponds are are perfect for a spot of fishing, well stocked with trout, tench, perch and carp too.
Camping Les Ranchisses is a tranquil and family friendly campsite in the Ardèche on the banks of a small river, close to the medieval village of Largentière. After a good day’s fishing you can try out the culinary specialties of Ardèche in the campsite restaurant. It’s housed in an old farm wine cellar that is almost 200 years old. Be sure to try the local wine, too!
Camping Manor Farm is a firm Canvas favourite. Awarded the highest Swiss rating, this south-facing campsite is surrounded by mountains with views towards the Eiger. The lakeside setting and private beach make this the perfect environment for water sports, fishing and swimming.