Glamping, in my eyes, is an awesome way to enjoy being out in the wilderness, as you are just as comfortable as you might be at home while being surrounded by nature. It truly takes all the hassle out of camping and the uncomfortable side of it; everything is just, well, easy!
Now, how about combining glamping with a fishing trip? Glam fishing is the perfect combination for me as you can focus on fishing, tactics, and long hours while always getting a good night’s sleep and being super comfortable at the same time.
Join me as I run through the best glamping and fishing locations in the USA, UK, and Europe so you can book an awesome glamping fishing trip.
Best Glamping And Fishing In The USA
Under Canvas Yellowstone
The Montana and Yellowstone National Parks are, without a doubt, home to some of the best fly fishing in the US and perhaps the world. There are hundreds of rivers packed full of thousands of trout per mile to explore, and with Under Canvas, you can enjoy some excellent glamping fly fishing,too.
While staying at Under Canvas, you will be in a safari-style canvas tent just ten minutes from the western gate of Yellowstone National Park. Each glamping tent has a verandah, double bed, private bathrooms, and views of Montana’s wilderness – you couldn’t be more immersed in nature.
Under Canvas offers its own fishing program, which you can book during your stay. They will provide you with all the fly fishing gear you need, flies, and a professional guide. You can either do a half day or a full day of fishing, where you will float down the famous Flathead River and see some of Montana’s amazing beauty while catching brown, rainbow, and cutthroat trout.
You also have the option of bringing your own car and gear, buying state and Yellowstone fishing licenses, and you can go and fish all the rivers in Yellowstone and Montana.
Big Cedar Lodge is set on 4,600 acres of stunning wilderness across the Missouri Ozark Mountains and is an awesome place to go on a glamping fishing trip if you are after some amazing bass fishing, catfishing, and trout fishing.
The glamping facilities at Big Cedar Lodge are world-class, and you will stay in a canvas tent overlooking a lake surrounded by nature and privacy. Outside the tent is your own verandah with a fire and an outdoor bath, while inside, you will find a king-size bed, a private bathroom, and many more fantastic comforts.
You can book fishing directly with the lodge, and you have the option to fish on the 43,000-acre Table Rock Lake, which is known to have some of the best bass fishing in the country. You can catch everything from largemouth to smallmouth, Kentucky spotted bass, white bass, crappie, and catfish. This is one of the best bass glamping fishing in the United States.
You can also fish any of the miles of trout-filled streams inside the spectacular 10,000-acre Dogwood Canyon Nature Park.
One can either DIY fish these areas or you can book a fishing guide who will provide you with all the gear and tactics you need. One of the big Cedar Lodge attractions is that you can do bass and trout fishing glamping at the exact location!
Hampshire is known as the chalk stream fly fishing destination in the UK and is home to some of the most famous chalk streams in the world, such as the River Test and the River Itchen.
Meon Springs is a beautiful place to enjoy a fly fishing glamping holiday in the UK, as you can access the famous rivers via a short drive or alternatively fish on the private trout fishery onsite.
The glamping options at Meon Springs are delightful, and you can choose to stay in either a yurt or a shepherd’s hut amongst their stunning working farm. All of these options are equipped with large comfy double beds, heating, and an outdoor seating area.
The onsite fishing can be booked as a day or an evening ticket. The spring-fed lakes are beautiful and offer the chance of catching some big trout. Or you can book your own tickets on the famous rivers nearby and do some DIY fly fishing as long as you bring your fishing gear.
Eye Kettleby Lakes – Leicestershire, Northern England
Sitting in northern England, just outside of Loughborough, is the stunning glamping fishing site of Eye Kettleby Lakes, and it is the perfect place to enjoy a coarse fishing glamping trip in the UK.
Set on a stunning acreage of farmland with nine coarse fishing lakes, 2 of which are carp specimen lakes, you couldn’t be better placed to enjoy some peace, quiet, nature, and some great fishing too.
The glamping pods are dotted around the lakes, surrounded by trees. Each has its own little garden, a fully fitted kitchenette, an en-suite shower room, a fixed double bed, and a lounge area with a TV and DVD player—everything you need to be comfortable.
You should bring all your coarse fishing gear to Eye Kettleby Lakes as they do not provide fishing equipment on-site. Otherwise, you will have a great time catching fish and glamping in luxury.
Rum Bridge is located in Clare, Suffolk. It’s situated less than a 2-hour drive from London in the East of England; it is a coarse fishing glamping site with three lakes. Glamping for Carp is the main focus at this fishing-based glamping site. However, other species exist, such as tench, bream, and pike. Here, you’ll find a choice of intimate wooden glamping ‘pods’ or distinctive bell tents tucked away amid the trees in an established county wildlife area.
At Rum Bridge, glampers and campers, anglers, and self-catering staycationers alike are spoilt for choice of accommodation with nine different variations of lodging. Lakeside cabins, bell tents, pods, a gipsy carriage, and children are also welcome to the site for a family-friendly holiday.
Mil Lodge is located in a rural village called Ingatestone, halfway between the towns of Chelmsford and Brentwood. If carp fishing while clamping is your idea of fishing heaven, then Mill Lodge is the perfect option.
The 3.8-acre lake holds over 300 carp, up to the 40lb range, with more than a third at over 20lbs. There are nine pods around the lake for rental. (note that the “treehouse” is not for anglers use) Each fishing pod differs slightly in size and price, but all offer superb amenities such as a smart TV, PlayStation, hot tub, BBQ fire pit, and even an outdoor cinema.
For food, the resort chef will prepare your order in the restaurant, and the staff will deliver it directly to your pod! Unfortunately, pets are not allowed to the retreat.
The usual bait methods for carp, such as boilies and pellets, are the most prolific baits to catch the fish. To avoid the spread of KHV, all nets, cradles, and slings are provided by Mill Lodge.
The resort is open throughout the year, as the pods are insulated for warmth in the winter and provide cool in the summer. Mill Lodge is a perfect trip for those who live in or near London, as the resort is only 34 miles northeast of the centre of London.
El Delfin Verde sits on the Mediterranean side of Spain, just north of Barcelona and south of the French border. Set right on the beach and next to the river Ter, this glamping holiday resort has it all when it comes to fishing.
You can target carp and catfish on the river Ter or Doura, or you can go surfcasting from the beach to catch an array of different saltwater species, too.
The glamping at the resort is excellent, and you will stay in a large canvas tent with two or three bedrooms, a fully equipped kitchen, a private bathroom, a living area, a terrace, and even air conditioning. You will be a short walk from the beach, and you can enjoy the many swimming pools onsite too.
Very few glamping fishing sites have both saltwater glamping and river glamping. El Delfin Verde really is a glamp fishing heaven!
The fishing in the Costa Brava area can be booked at the resort, but there is no information on whether guides and fishing equipment will be provided, so you should check with them beforehand when you book.
Glamping Hoga Kusten is set in northern Sweden and is the perfect place for a fishing glamping trip to Scandinavia. Glamping Hoga Kusten’s location is set in the Swedish wilderness and is surrounded by lakes and rivers that are simply teeming with fish.
You can fly fishing for trout or salmon in the nearby rivers and lakes or try to catch some of the famous Swedish pike that grows to a huge size.
The facilities at Glamping Hoga Kusten are fantastic, as each tent is pitched in a unique, private, and simply stunning area of beauty. They offer all the home comforts you would expect from glamping, as well as serving a delicious breakfast and dinner every day. You will also be able to access the onsite sauna whenever you like.
It isn’t particularly obvious how to book the fishing at Hoga Kusten, but you will have it arranged with a few emails to them directly after booking your glamping.
I would highly recommend going to this spot for a while and taking both fly fishing and spinning gear with you, as the fishing in Sweden is pretty epic. The site has the sustainability label Nature’s best, awarded only to the approved nature-based experiences in the country.
There is no specific glamping fishing search engine, so you will have to do a lot of research to find the right site for a good fishing trip. The places I have listed are some of the best around Europe, the United States, and the United Kingdom and will definitely meet your needs.
Thanks very much for reading my article. I hope you enjoyed it, have found a fantastic fishing glamping trip venue you like, and are ready to book one. Combining the peace of fishing and the comfort of glamping has the recipe to create one of the best fishing trips of your life.
Steve is a seasoned angler whose lifelong passion for fishing has not only shaped his personal life but also laid the foundation for Positive Fishing—a community where he and his team of dedicated fishing enthusiasts share their love for the sport. With an impressive repertoire of skills honed over five decades, Steve has mastered both freshwater and saltwater fishing. Steve holds a special place in his heart for the mighty Carp and the elusive Tench