West Norfolk is the perfect destination for all anglers, from the novice to the well experienced, for great all-year-round fishing.
The Norfolk coastline provides a high quality sea fishing experience. You can find bait supplies readily available along the coast from tackle dealers, although ordering may be a consideration to ensure supplies for any specific day of your West Norfolk trip.
For just one example of what sea fishing in West Norfolk is like, why not take a trip out to sea to catch tope or mackerel with Norfolk Sea Fishing trips.
Please refer to the Wash & North Norfolk Coast’s Good Practice Guide for more advice on sea fishing along the regional coastline, both Part 1 and Part 2 of the guide available to download from the coast’s European Marine Site management website.
West Norfolk is literally awash with a whole variety of rivers, from mature slow flowing and deep rivers, to more shallow and managed fisheries.
Catch fish on all methods, fish amongst the reeds for that lurking pike if you are a predator angler and, if you’re not getting a bite on the day, the wildlife can be enjoyed – with Red Kites, Marsh Harriers, Kestrels and Barn Owls just some of the visitors to your fishing experience.
Many coarse fishing sites and fisheries can be enjoyed by the whole family, with some containing toilet facilities (often open seasonally).
There are various managed fishing lakes in the region which offer day and half-day tickets for visitors, such as Narborough Trout Lakes, Dents of Hilgay, South Creake Fishery, and Searles golf and country club.
Fishing in the Fens
The waterways of the Fens support a good selection of fish, with a reputation for some of the best angling conditions in the country with bream, roach, pike, zander, and a wide range of opportunities for still-water coarse fishing. Such is the quality of fishing here, the National Angling Championships are often held in the Fens.
To find out where you can fish, and how to obtain a permit, check out the King’s Lynn Angling Association online (mostly for coarse fishing information) or call into a local tackle shop, where information and friendly advice will be provided.