The big skies, the abundant wildlife, the calmness of the countryside and the varied species of fish all go to make fishing in Norfolk a real pleasure. I have enjoyed fishing since I was 8 years old and have fished in many counties. North Norfolk is one of the best, with a large variety of fisheries plus The Broads, North Walsham and Dilham canal and the open sea….. all to be enjoyed by young and old. It is always good to see granddads teaching their grandchildren, a sport that crosses generations. During the summer months I often fish at Blickling for bream and roach. I start early in the morning and as I make my way down to the lake if I am lucky I will see a barn owl hunting, as I set up my fishing tackle it is usual to spot a kingfisher or two, close by, in the reeds moorhens and mallards are starting their day. Buzzards often appear overhead and a cheeky robin will help himself to the bait. A Norfolk Angler
Prices subject to change, please confirm with venue before travelling
THE PUDDLE, Mundesley NR11 8AT – Tel: 01263 721376
Situated down the track by the golf driving range, only half mile from village centre it’s a small ½ acre lake, depth 2-4 feet, can be weedy. Carp, Tench, Bream, Perch & Rudd.
There are numerous other fisheries in the area, here is a small selection.
BLICKLING LAKE – Blickling Hall, NR11 6NF – Tel: 01263 731994. – 20 acre lake, depth 6-10ft. Roach, Crucian Carp, Bream, Tench, Mirror Carp. Tickets from the bailiff. Car parking is free for National Trust members, £5 charge to park in any car park on the Estate. Please note the machine only takes coins.
CHAPEL ROAD LAKE, Roughton NR11 8QP – Tel: 01263 761 369 – 2.2 acre lake, depth 3-8ft. Roach, Rudd, Perch, Tench, Carp. Day tickets on bank.
DILHAM FISHERY, NR28 9PZ – Tel: 01692 535592 Small ¾ acre lake 19 swims Disabled friendly, Toilets. Fenced, Rudd, Roach, Bream, Tench, Carp.
DEERS GLADE, NR11 7HN – Tel: 01263 768 633 – Well stocked lake, day, weekly & season tickets available.
NORTH WALSHAM & DILHAM CANAL, NR28 9NJ – A stretch of canal running from Ebridge Mill to Spa Common Bridge is free fishing (obviously Environmental Agency Fishing Licence required). Pike, Perch, Roach.
STANNINGHALL LAKE, Crostwick, NR12 7DB – Tel: 01603 784863 Carp pleasure, match & predator lakes, fenced.