Camping for Anglers - Tips and Popular Campsites
Whether on the shallow river stretches of Germany or on one of the beautiful lakes, idyllic ponds or calm seashores throughout Europe: fishing can be ideally combined with your next camping vacation. Numerous campsites are located directly on the water or are only a stone's throw away from the nearest body of water suitable for fishing.
With boat rentals and rental fishing equipment on site, many campsites offer the best conditions for successful fishing and a fresh, home-caught dinner on the camper's grill. You can find about 3000 campsites for anglers all over Europe on camping.info. We present the most beautiful campsites especially for anglers as well as valuable tips for fishing during your camping vacation.
Camping for Anglers in Germany
Whether near rivers, ponds, lakes or the sea - within Germany there is a wide range of campsites for anglers to combine hobby and vacation. In addition to nearby fishing waters, some campsites also offer you a fishing pond directly on the site.
Especially suitable destinations for camping and fishing in Germany are primarily the North Sea and Baltic Sea coasts. In the north of Germany you will find many, suitable campsites for anglers - especially deep sea fishing is popular at the coastal resorts.
In addition, anglers are also in good hands when camping at the many, wonderful lakes of Bavaria. Most of the idyllic waters may be fished in southern Germany. In the Bavarian Forest, campers can not only enjoy well-equipped campsites in a fascinating natural setting, but also expect to find coveted fish species such as chub, hazelnut, wild carp and bullhead in the fishing pond.
Excellent for a fishing vacation are also campsites on the quiet lake shores of Lower Saxony or near the beautiful river and lake landscapes inland of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. Not only Schleswig-Holstein and Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, but also the state of Brandenburg offers perfect conditions for camping and fishing with the "fishing license for vacationers": In recent federal states, fishing is allowed even without an official fishing license.
Our tip for camping for anglers in Germany: Camping Ecktannen. The camping.info Award winner in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern is an attractive camping destination for anglers with its idyllic location directly at the Müritzer Binnensee. Excellent fishing spots are located about 800 meters from the campsite. Either with a fishing license or a tourist fishing license, fishing with your own or a rented boat is possible on the Müritz. A separate fish cleaning place is located at the sanitary building 1. Detailed information, fishing permits and tourist fishing licenses are available to campers directly at the reception. The necessary fishing accessories and bait can be purchased in the immediate vicinity.
Top Places for Anglers in Germany
Camping for Anglers in Austria
Not only first-class campsites, but also exciting fishing grounds with a guaranteed rich catch await campers in Austria. In the land of the "1000 mountains", the Ossiacher See in the south of Carinthia is particularly recommended for fishing holidays. The reed-covered, shallow water areas of the lake are only suitable for bathing vacationers, but with the great variety of fish and the high stock density, they are also ideal for anglers. Also the somewhat smaller, Faaker See in Carinthia is an ideal camping destination and at the same time a paradise for fishermen.
In Tyrol, anglers will find a vacation in Tannheimer Tal: not without reason, the region is known for flowing water, lake landscapes and a wide range of different fish species. From trout to pike to carp, pikeperch and tench: You can enjoy your self-caught fish with a breathtaking mountain panorama at the beautiful campsites near the lakes.
Also a camping vacation in the region Haidersee-Reschenpass in South Tyrol can be optimally combined with fishing. Various species of trout, pike, perch provide fishing enthusiasts with a good yield in the fish-rich waters. Especially worth mentioning is the whitefish, which is unique in South Tyrol.
The requirement for fishing in Austria is usually the possession of a valid fishing card or a fishing guest card. In addition, a permit from an authorized person must be obtained in order to fish in Austrian waters without any worries.
Our tip for camping for anglers in Austria: Ferienparadies Natterer See in Tyrol. In a fantastic location in the midst of the Tyrolean Alps, the camping.info award winner delights its guests with a wide range of sports and leisure activities, green pitches and a well-kept bathing lake with children's and non-swimmers' areas. At the fishing pond Geroldsmühle, which is only 300 meters away, fishermen are happy about various trout species and brook trout at the fishing rod. Also large carp weighing over twenty kilograms or catfish with a length of one and a half meters are not uncommon. Campers can fish at the fishing pond even without a certificate of instruction - during the day or during the eventful night fishing. Fishing rods and other accessories can be rented on site.
Top Places for Anglers in Austria
Camping for Anglers in Croatia
Especially sportive oriented anglers and fishermen enjoy the campsites on the Croatian Mediterranean, which are not without reason considered a particularly popular destination.
The rocky sea shores on the coast, the crystal clear freshwater lakes in the hinterland and the idyllic river shores delight fishing enthusiasts with a great variety of fish species and also offer ideal opportunities for sea fishing. Many, very well equipped campsites are ideal starting points for the next sunny fishing vacation.
Whether from the shore or boat - for legal fishing in Croatia you need to purchase a fishing license on the spot. A valid identification document is required for purchase.
Top Places for Anglers in Croatia
Camping for Anglers in France
More than 3,000 km of sea coast, numerous lakes and rivers, a distinct local fishing scene and beautiful campsites make France a popular destination for camping and fishing enthusiasts. Moreover, since fishing is allowed without restrictions on the French coast, many amateur anglers combine their camping vacation in France with fishing.
A total of over 80 species of fish await campers on a French fishing vacation. In Europe, the Grande Nation is especially coveted among freshwater anglers with its natural fishing areas and excellent water quality. Many natural waters and fishing ponds directly at or in the immediate vicinity of top-equipped and family-friendly campsites complete the offer for camping for anglers.
Usually you need a fishing license to fish in French inland waters, streams, rivers or lakes. On the sea coasts, however, you can fish without a fishing license. However, some rules must be followed here as well. On open coasts, for example, fishing is only allowed with one rod and a maximum of two hooks.
Our tip for camping and fishing in France: Camping de la Falaise in the Rhône-Alpes region. The smaller and quieter comfort campsite directly on the Atlantic coast of France offers its guests not only great pitches with sea views and an adjacent private beach, but also a perfect fishing area in the surrounding area. From the boat you go out on the idyllic waters to return to the site with a rich catch.
Top Places for Anglers in France
Northern Europe, with its unique fishing grounds, is high on the list among fish catchers. Whether fishing on a lonely lake in Sweden, adventurous fjord fishing in Norway or salmon fishing on the Danish North Sea coast - especially the Scandinavian countries convince with the perfect mix of breathtaking nature, idyllic campsites and countless, very good opportunities to throw the fishing rod into the water.
From perch to pike to char with a great variety of species in Sweden, there is something to suit every camper's taste. Neighboring Norway is known for a large population of mackerel, cod and sea trout. Many Scandinavian campsites are specialized for anglers and offer you the perfect equipment for your fishing vacation at the campsite.
In contrast to many other European destinations, in the Scandinavian countries no state fishing license is needed. The countries of Denmark, Sweden and Norway are therefore particularly popular among campers who want to try the fishing experience for themselves for the first time.
Top Places for Anglers in Scandinavia
Europe-Wide Camping for Anglers
As multifaceted as Europe is, so versatile can be your fishing vacation in the different countries: In total, about 3000 campsites with fishing offer are waiting for you in our campsite search.
Discover now with the filter "Fishing" in the category Leisure the best place for you to fish.
Top Tips for Fishing while Camping
- Many campsites in Europe have expanded the offer for anglers and offer their guests special fishing cards with info on the conditions, valuable tips for fishing as well as explanations about the fish species on site. Extra fishing courses and excursions by boat can be booked at the reception at the campsite. Also the appropriate utensils for your next adventure on the fishing pond like rod, line, reel and fishing hooks can be rented on many places on site.
- Other countries - other customs - and other rules: No matter where it takes you to go fishing and camping: Please inform yourself before arrival once again about the country-specific regulations and the need for a fishing license. On site there can be local differences, so it is recommended to ask the reception staff again about the regulations. An overview of the country-specific regulations within Germany as well as the fishing license can be found in the camping.info magazine.
- Be careful when transporting fishing tackle: rods in particular can break quickly, which is why good security is especially important when traveling in a motorhome or caravan. In special tubes, which you can get in specialized stores, you can store the fishing rods wonderfully. If you bring your own bait, you should keep it refrigerated, unless you can buy it on site at the campsite anyway.
- Don't forget mosquito repellent: At waterfront campgrounds, not only do fishing enthusiasts feel right at home, but so do pesky mosquitoes. To prevent the itchy bites at the fishing pond, you should put a good mosquito repellent spray from the pharmacy on your packing list.
In the Federal States
Carefree fishing in Germany? To fish in most German waters, a fishing license is required. In detail, the individual regulations differ from state to state - sometimes special regulations apply and a tourist fishing license allows campers to fish even without an official fishing license.
In the online magazine you will find an overview of the fishing regulations in Germany.