Fishing in Norfolk

Norfolk offers plenty of fantastic angling opportunities. From day fishing spots on lakes, pits and rivers, to the Norfolk Broads or our fine Norfolk coastline, you are only ever a short cast away from brilliant fishing.

The Norfolk Broads has over 200 miles of rivers and inland waterways stocked full of species such as pike, perch, chub, rudd, bream, roach and tench. You'll find some of the best rod and line fishing around so even the most inexperienced will soon get a bite. In fact, the Broads is a mecca for pike angling and people travel from all over the world to fish here.

The Norfolk coast is a different kettle of fish altogether. The Wash can be jumping with bass over the summer and there are prime fishing spots from Wells all the way round to Walcott. You can try fishing for mackerel from Cromer pier, or for winter cod at Mundesley, for dabs, flounders and sometimes sole at Overstrand or eel and plaice at Sheringham.

The Fens are an excellent place to visit for fishing enthusiasts, from beginners to more experienced anglers. Bream, roach, pike, rudd and zander are all species that can found in the waterways and there are varying types of fishing available including still water, river and the long straight waterways of the Fens Drains. The beautiful wild settings are great to relax and blow the cobwebs away.

Or why not take to the high seas and try some offshore tope fishing in Norfolk? Day trips are available with experienced skippers who know the waters like the back of their hand so they can whisk you across the waves to the prime Norfolk fishing areas and some can even rustle up a tasty seafood lunch whilst you continue to fish.

The coarse fish closed season is from March 15 to June 15. Some still waters in the Broads remain open during the closed season. For up to date information visit

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