The former UKIP leader lashed out at Mr Tusk after the European Council President roundly rejected the UK’s recent Brexit demands.
Mr Tusk said Theresa May’s “red lines” of pulling the UK out of the single market, customs union and jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice left only the option of a future relationship based on a free trade agreement like the deal signed with Canada.
And he said any agreement should include maintaining “reciprocal access to fishing waters”.
That led to an angry tweet from Mr Farage.
He raged: “Unless we take back full ownership and control of our waters, Brexit will have been betrayed.
“Our coastal fishing communities have this one last chance.”
Brexiteers are fuming at the EU’s intransigence over Brexit, with Mr Tusk saying trade would not be “more complicated and costly”
Mr Tusk was unveiling draft guidelines for the negotiations, due to be adopted at a summit later this month by the 27 remaining members of the EU.
The guidelines say that Brussels wants “as close as possible a partnership” with the UK after Brexit, but expects there will be “negative economic consequences”.
Speaking at a press conference in Luxembourg just hours after sending the guidelines to the EU27 capitals, Mr Tusk said Brussels hoped for an “ambitious and advanced” free trade agreement (FTA) with zero tariffs on goods but limited access for services.
Mr Tusk said: “I hope that it will be ambitious and advanced and that we will do our best, as we did with other partners such as Canada.
“I propose we aim for a trade agreement covering all sectors and with zero tariffs on goods.
“Like other FTAs, it should address services and on fisheries reciprocal access to fishing waters and resources should be maintained.
“This positive approach doesn’t change the simple fact that because of Brexit we will be drifting apart.”