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If you love fishing, the Norfolk Broads could just be that hidden gem you are looking for. With a vast range of fishing options, from lakes to sea fishing, the beautiful Norfolk Broads and surrounding coastline have it all in abundance.

The fishing season on the Norfolk Broads runs from 16th June to the 14th March. You need to have a valid fishing license, which can be purchased from your local Post office or directly from the Environmental Agency. The water is too slow running for trout or salmon but there are Pike, Rudd, Bream, Tench, Perch and Roach.

Sea fishing is another option with mile upon mile of Norfolk coastline. You can fish from Cromer Pier where there are plentiful stocks of bass and, at certain times of the year, cod and mackerel. The east beach in Overstrand is a good location for those fishing for dab, flounder and sole, or you could try offshore tope fishing. Day trips are available with experienced skippers.

At Hall Farm Cottages we have approximately half a mile of bank on the River Ant, situated just a few hundred yards away over the fields between the villages of Horning and Ludham. A wide footpath is kept clear along the river bank and pegs have been cleared for your convenience. If it is a quiet local lake that you prefer, Hall Farm has a fun fishing lake that we created in the Spring of 2000. It is stocked with nearly 1000 carp, crucian carp, rudd, roach, and a few tench. There is disabled access and the lake is within a few hundred meters of your holiday cottage.

There are numerous opportunities for fishing on the broads. Please see below a list of a few fishing lakes close to Horning.

For fishing lakes availability on the Norfolk Broads and surrounding coastline we recommend:

Decoy Farm, Ormesby – Tel: 07885 436440
Fritton Lake, Great Yarmouth – Tel: 01493 488288
Ormesby, Rollesby and Filby Broads – Tel: Mr Barnes 01493 368142/ Mr Greenwood 01493 748724
Turf Hole Pond, Potter Heigham – Tel: 01692 670604
Golden Ponds, Sutton – Tel: 01692 581016

The Norfolk beaches recommended for beach casting are Caister on Sea, Sea Palling, Weybourne, Bacton and Wells on Sea.

You can check availability of a trip at Norfolk Fishing Trips .

The Environment Agency (Licensing Dept) Tel: 0870 1662662 has all the information on prices, regulations and general angling information.

AJB Angling is situated at Ludham Bridge for bait and accessories.

Horning Fishing Tackle has a large selection of Baits, maggots, rods, reels, hooks, floats and lines all at reasonable prices. They can be found at 106 Lower Street, Horning.

Enjoy your trip and be safe.

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