Norfolk is renowned for its excellent fishing, and where better to spend a relaxing day in the open air? With many variations such as angling, fly-fishing, kite fishing, surf-casting and many more, fishing is an activity that anyone can take part in, regardless of age or physical capability - making it a unique sport!

You'll find plenty of peaceful lakes and rivers in Norwich and its surrounding areas:

  • Barford Lakes, one of East Anglia's most popular privately-owned stillwater coarse fisheries, offers 8 well-stocked lakes holding a wide variety of fish, with toilet and car parking facilities and an on-site tackle shop.
  • Shallowbrook Fishery in Costessey is only 10 minutes away, and offers 4 lakes - three general and one match fishing lake - for all levels of fishing, along with parking facilities and bait on sale at reasonable prices.
  • Taverham Mill Fishery boasts Carp up to 35lb and Tench to 9lb (amongst many other species) and is spread across 4 lakes, located approximately 5 miles from the outskirts of Norwich.
  • The Norfolk broads is the largest area of free fishing in the UK; all you need is an environment agency license to fish on its 500 stunning acres of open water. The coarse fishing season runs from 16 June to 14 March and, if you don't fancy staying on dry land, why not hire a day boat to fish from!


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