Fishing in the Cotswolds

Peppered with lakes, rivers and canals, the Cotswolds lays claim to some of the best fishing in the country. Whether you are a complete novice or an angling adventurer, we can arrange private tuition and guidance from expert instructors so that by the end of your trip, you’ll be sure to hook yourself a trout worthy of the dinner table.

A serene and picturesque experience for anglers

If you’re looking for the perfect base from which to explore, then look no further than The King’s Arms. Located just 18 miles away from the historic centre of Bath, our pub and inn offers sumptuous en-suite bedrooms, delicious drinks and a mouthwatering pub menu.

Overview of Fishing in the Cotswolds

The region is home to numerous rivers, streams, and lakes that host a variety of fish species, including trout, grayling, perch, pike, and roach. One of the most sought-after fishing locations in the Cotswolds is the River Windrush, famous for its brown trout and grayling populations. Additionally, the Coln and the Avon are popular spots for both beginners and experienced anglers.


Whether fly fishing, coarse fishing, or even trying your hand at some predator fishing, the Cotswolds offers diverse opportunities to suit different preferences and skill levels. Many fishing spots are easily accessible, allowing visitors to enjoy a leisurely day by the water’s edge surrounded by stunning landscapes.