Thanks to the waterside location of our luxury lodges, you will find numerous spots that are perfect for any angler who’s looking to reel in a weighty catch without having to leave the grounds of the park. One of the best spots within the park is along the grassy side of the staithe that runs beside the reception centre. The flat bank offers plenty of prime places where you can set up for the day and take in the sights & sounds of the surrounding Waveney Valley. Whether you’re an experienced angler or have never even tried it before, everyone’s welcome to have a try and if you need some supplies, our convenient shop stocks a selection of bait & equipment. If you manage to forget your gear or would like to try it for the first time, you can also purchase rods, as well as fishing kits designed for beginners. It’s a great way to spend the day, especially when the sky is clear & the sun is warming the air. One thing that’s very important to remember however, is that you will need a fishing license to fish anywhere on the Norfolk Broads. Don’t worry, that doesn’t mean you will have to pass an exam before you can fish, all you need to do is stop by a post office and you can get one from there (no questions asked). Alternatively, just visit the Environment Agency website and order yours online. Also, fishing is not allowed between 15th March & 15th June, as this is the closed season that allows the fish to breed undisturbed. For the rest of the year, the fish are fair game and once you’ve got your license, there will be nothing stopping you from taking advantage of the excellent angling opportunities.
If you would prefer to fish from the water, why not rent a boat for the day and spend the day exploring and fishing the waterways. By boat you will be able to reach Oulton Broad, where you can continue your fishing adventure. Here you are allowed to fish from your boat, as well as from the bank, so why not moor up and find the perfect spot. Oulton Broad is the gateway to the northern broads, so if you fancy venturing further afield, you can also try out many other locations that are just as amazing. If you’re wondering what you can catch on these winding waterways, the broads boast many species that include Rudd, Perch, Carp, Eel and Pike. If you get close enough to the sea, you will also have the chance to catch Flounder & Sea Bass.
If that sounds like the perfect way to pass the time then why not visit us to experience it for yourself.