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Rosette
Boating expertise since 1969
With over 50 years of experience and expertise, we're passionate about providing unbeatable vacations on the water.
Compass
18 amazing destinations
Our extensive network of bases across 9 countries means you can enjoy a return-trip or choose from a wide selection of one-way routes.
Boat
World’s largest fleet
We have more river and canal boats available than any other operator, available to hire between April and October. Our wide range of boats sleeps between 2-12 people.
No boat license required
That's right! You can rent and captain your own boat for a short break (3 nights minimum), a week or longer. We'll show you everything you need to know before you set off.
  • Gold Trusted Service Award
    Gold Trusted Service Award
    Awarded by Feefo, which independently collects reviews from our customers, the award recognizes businesses that consistently deliver a world-class customer experience.
  • Rosette
    Boating expertise since 1969
    With over 50 years of experience and expertise, we're passionate about providing unbeatable vacations on the water.
  • Compass
    18 amazing destinations
    Our extensive network of bases across 9 countries means you can enjoy a return-trip or choose from a wide selection of one-way routes.
  • Boat
    World’s largest fleet
    We have more river and canal boats available than any other operator, available to hire between April and October. Our wide range of boats sleeps between 2-12 people.
  • No boat license required
    That's right! You can rent and captain your own boat for a short break (3 nights minimum), a week or longer. We'll show you everything you need to know before you set off.
  • Gold Trusted Service Award
    Gold Trusted Service Award
    Awarded by Feefo, which independently collects reviews from our customers, the award recognizes businesses that consistently deliver a world-class customer experience.
  • Rosette
    Boating expertise since 1969
    With over 50 years of experience and expertise, we're passionate about providing unbeatable vacations on the water.
  • Compass
    18 amazing destinations
    Our extensive network of bases across 9 countries means you can enjoy a return-trip or choose from a wide selection of one-way routes.
  • Boat
    World’s largest fleet
    We have more river and canal boats available than any other operator, available to hire between April and October. Our wide range of boats sleeps between 2-12 people.
  • No boat license required
    That's right! You can rent and captain your own boat for a short break (3 nights minimum), a week or longer. We'll show you everything you need to know before you set off.
Angelurlaub: Angeln vom Hausboot aus

Houseboat fishing vacations

Our top boating recommendations for catching the big-one

Canada and Europe’s well-stocked rivers are a haven for both rod and line anglers! You can troll while you’re underway, cast from the banks when your boat is moored or even rent a dinghy and outboard motor so you can reach the most secluded spots. Most of our bases sell fishing gear and a number of our river destinations offer dinghies for rent, although our can also enjoy fishing from our boats! Our base teams are happy to tell you the best places to cast your line, and they will help you with local permitting requirements.

Our best houseboats for fishing vacations

Rideau Canal, Canada

Three men in a boat

The entire length of the Rideau Canal boasts world-class fishing, with plenty of peaceful inlets and expansive lakes for the budding angler to enjoy. A particuarlar favourite spot for locals is the village of Newboro, which has been one of the major centres for fishing on the Rideau for over 120 years.

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Shannon & Erne, Ireland

Trout fishing

Head south from our Portumna base into Lough Derg, a spectacular stretch of water and probably the best in Ireland for fishing, with huge shoals of quality bream, roach, hybrids and big pike. The lough is huge – over 25 miles long – and aboard your boat your will have the pick of the swims.

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Caledonian Canal, Scotland

Children fishing together

Before heading north, linger in Loch Lochy where no fishing permit is required. Loch Lochy is traditionally good for wild Brown Trout but escaped Rainbow Trout can also be found in the loch as well as good sized Pike. Next, head north to fish for Ferox, Brown Trout, Sea Trout and Salmon whilst enjoying the magnificent scenery of Loch Ness.

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Charente, France

Fishing

The pretty River Charente is tidal for some distance inland and is a good habitat for large specimens of carps, pike and perch. There are also bream, roach and bleak here and Mullet also comes in from the sea. In May and June shad swim up river to breed. For a change, the sea fishing off La Rochelle is excellent. You can go fishing at night, even during the summer months to catch conger and skate.

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Lot, France

Fishing hooks

The River Lot is slow and deep making it an ideal habitat for pike, carp, black bass, the European catfish (silure) which can reach significant weights, as well as other coarse fish. Catfish of up to 10 or 11 kgs are not uncommon and much larger ones have been reported. Because the banks of river are often steep and covered in undergrowth a boat is the best place from which to fish.

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Mecklenburg & Brandenburg, Germany

Fishing with dog

As soon as you arrive in Marina Wolfsbruch, you have the possibility to fish around. A good occasion to try to catch the different perches, carps and pikes here, as you enjoy your cruise among the numerous natural landscapes of Germany.

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Our best houseboats for fishing vacations

We have over 50 boats types to chose from, suitable for any size group and budget. For your fishing vacation, we have selected these models, which are especially well-suited to the activity thanks to their swimming platform with seating at the back:

Our Salsa, Calypso and Tango boats are also well suited to fishing thanks to their seating space at the front.

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Looking for more vacation inspiration?

Take a look at all our houseboat rental vacation activities to see what else you could discover on your Le Boat vacation. 

Fishing from the boat

Read more about fishing experiences on Le Boat's blog

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