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The Great Fishing Experience in Europe
One Memorable Fishing Holiday in Europe

Although not commonly known by many, Europe is a great continent to spend your fishing holiday. The continent is loaded with fishing spots that have been enjoyed and exploited since the days of the Greeks and Romans. The Mediterranean, a body of water that spawned many great civilizations, is a seafaring region with boats and yachts plying every square mile of the water with a fishing pole at any given time. The North Sea is home to legendary fishing grounds as well, but the best fishing in Europe is actually inland. You can try two of the most beautiful rivers on Scotlandís Isle of Arran, the Macherie and Iorsa, where you can reel salmon and sea trout whilst enjoying nature at its finest.

To get you started, itís best to know some fishing techniques such as hand gathering, spear fishing, netting, angling and trapping. For those going on recreational or holiday fishing, angling technique is the most commonly used method of catching fishes. It requires you to reel fishes by means of an ďangleĒ or hook, usually attached to a line and sometimes weighed down by a sinker. Techniques allow anglers to practice their craft. The same goes for poker players, even those playing online need to practice their skills. Players need to practice their card skills in order to have the chance to one day take home the big cash prize and a tournament title. Apart from the money, players on Party Poker also receive pokers tips and exclusive reports from live World Poker Tour WPT events on their community blog. In addition, novice can also learn how to play poker on this site before joining live poker play such as at Scotlandís Alea Glaslow Casino. It even allows players to qualify for some of the most prominent online and offline poker tournaments in the world such as the World Series of Poker WSOP event. Practice makes perfect, thus practice your skills and techniques as much as you can before trying the big sea because there are a lot of possibilities waiting for your down there.


Many of coarse fishes, principally roach, tench, bream, barbel and zander, are found in many parts of Europe, particularly France, Germany, Holland and Belgium. So itĎs not surprising to know that angling is a popular, highly competitive sport in the continent. However, itís best to know various fishing regulations in Europe before even booking your flight. Each country has its own fishing regulations. In both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, licenses are required for salmon and sea trout fishing. In Scotland, there are no state licensing system for fishing unlike in other countries such as in England and Wales. However, it is a criminal offence to fish for salmon and generally a civil offence to catch other fishes in the Scotlandís waters without legal right or written permission. Thus, itís best to know these rules before catching any fish in Europe.


Regardless of whether you prefer river, lake, loch or sea fishing, the European waters provide an outstanding selection of holiday destinations where you can indulge your sport. With the following tips above and perhaps doing a bit of your homework before packing your bags, you can make your fishing holiday more memorable whether youíre with your family, friends or even alone.