What could be better for the keen angler than a house with a well-stocked private lake or fishing rights on its own stretch of river?
Owning property at the side of a natural river, lake or stream could mean you have automatic fishing rights, known as riparian rights (read more). Alternatively, you may need to apply separately for them. But once obtained, you will be able to fish to your heart's content.
Here are the best houses on the market for enjoying the UK's most popular pastime.
Salmon, trout and sea trout fishing on a stretch of the River Almond, Illieston Castle, Broxburn, West Lothian – Offers over £950,000
Private coarse fishing lake stocked with tench, bream, carp and roach, Shiroak Farm, Woodchurch, Ashford, Kent – Excess of £1,395,000
Fishing rights on the River Nadder, Chicksgrove Manor Farm, Tisbury, Salisbury, Wiltshire – Guide price £4,500,000
1.8 miles of fishing on the River Doon, Cassillis Castle, Maybole, Ayrshire – Offers over £3,900,000
Approximately 1,000m of river frontage on the Kird, Amblehurst Manor Farm, Wisborough Green, Billingshurst, West Sussex – Guide price £2,650,000
Overlooking naturally spring-fed lake, Hastingford Fishery, Hadlow Down, Uckfield, East Sussex – Guide price £935,000