Billingford Lakes offers visitors a great mixture of both lake and river fishing. It contains a one-mile stretch of the River Wensum which is home to trout, pike, and barbel, as well as nine stocked lakes that contain eels and bream. It also has large carp, with one that was caught in 2016 weighing in at a whopping 40.5lbs! The lakes are also close to the historic cathedral city of Norwich, which has a good selection of independent shops and restaurants.
This pretty spot is situated on the River Thurne and is ideal for beginners. Bream and roach are the main catch of the day, and there are several spots to cast off from including a boatyard and a bridge. There are also boats to hire if you fancy a trip down the river to explore more of the area.
Lakes A must-see for nature lovers, Waveney Valley Lakes are teeming with wildlife, so much so that they were awarded the David Bellamy Gold Award for Conservation. See birds, insects, and of course fish, with 11 lakes that are stocked full and many tranquil lake-side spots for relaxing under a shady tree. It's a short drive from Horsey Point where you can watch seals frolic on the beach and go for a long walk down this fairly uninhibited stretch of coast.
The River Ant has a lot of good places to fish including this quiet village of Irstead, a place to get away from it all and enjoy some solitude. You can find pace, perch, pike, and rudd in the river, depending on the season and the time of day. Wayford Bridge is another fruitful, but quiet, spot on the river, and Great Yarmouth is nearby, if you're ready for something a little livelier, with its shops, cafes, and arcades.
This popular seaside angling venue allows visitors to catch cod and flatfish in the winter and sole, bass, and mackerel in the summer. Cromer is a traditional seaside town, which is great for families, with so many activities in the area such as walks on the Norfolk Coast Path, museums, a zoo, and a horse sanctuary.