Norfolk Broads Fishing Holidays – Riverside Cottages

Waterside Breaks offers a wide range of waterside cottages and lodges which are ideal for Norfolk Broads fishing holidays with the luxury of fishing from your doorstep or close by.

The Norfolk Broads has over 200 miles of rivers and inland waterways stocked full of species such as pike, perch, chub, 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 Norfolk Broads is a mecca for pike angling and people travel from all over the world to fish here. Even on a fly.

Sukie Holiday Lodge, Poter Heigham
Sukie – 3 bedroom riverside holiday lodge at Potter Heigham

The riverside cottages and lodges offered by Waterside Breaks are ideal locations for both the recreational angler or expert. We can offer weekend angling breaks, midweek getaways and week long or more Norfolk Broads fishing holidays for you and your family and groups of all sizes and abilities.

Fishing Season –
The coarse fishing season runs from 16th June to 14th March the following year. Please remember the closed season applies to all the broads and rivers from 15th March to 16th June inclusive.

For out of season fishing, please, why not try Dilham Lakes – see details below or see Waterside Breaks Fishing Holidays for a selection of alternative locations to go fishing

Fishing Licenses –
You can fish most places in the Broads with an Environmental Agency fishing licence during the open season. Anglers should ensure that they have the necessary permission to fish on privately owned water, those controlled by angling clubs or on banks of tidal waters.

You must have a valid Environment Agency Rod Licence; available from the Post Office or online, to fish on the waters of the Norfolk Broads. Get your rod licence instantly online: Environment Agency Fishing Licence

Fishing Bait and Tackle –

Fishing bait, rods, reels, tackle and extensive fishing supplies are available locally from:

Wroxham Angling & Gift Centre – Station Rd, Hoveton, Norwich, Norfolk NR12 8UR, Tel: 01603 782453

In addition to supplying all fishing tackle, bait and supplies, Wroxham Angling can also offer day fishing trips by boat to a variety of local Broads. Daily fishing trips can include hire of all tackle for the day if required. Please note however that tackle cannot be hired for private fishing – only for use on the fishing days organised by Wroxham Angling Centre. For full details and prices of daily fishing trips with expert guidance, please call Wroxham Angling on 01603 782453.

Alternatively, you can visit Lathams Discount Fishing Store at Potter Heigham, close to Potter Heigham Bridge (15 to 20 minutes by car).

If you fancy trying another location for variety, there are many other places where you can fish from the bank or you can hire a day boat which are available throughout the Norfolk Broads. There are fishing platforms suitable for wheelchair users at Rollesby Bridge and on one of the boardwalks at Filby Broad. There are also fishing platforms along the River Bure near Cockshoot Broad, for use by members of the Norwich and District Anglers’ Association.

Out of season private fishing is available 365 days a year at Dilham Fishery which is located on the main A149 between Stalham and North Walsham (15 minutes away by car). For full details, please call Dilham Fishery directly on 01692 535592 or 07767 400834. Set in 2.5 acres with a 1 acre lake and 19 swims, the lake is well stocked with Rudd, Carp and Roach. You will need a current Environment Agency rod licence and you then pay a rod fee.

Please remember never to discard fishing tackle, as it can easily harm wildlife. If you are fishing from a Broads Authority free mooring, you must give way to boats wishing to moor,

For your ideal cottage fishing holiday on the Norfolk Broads or for more UK wide fishing holidays further afield please do call for advice and ideas at Waterside Breaks Ltd on 0845 126 4450

About us: Waterside Breaks specialises in holiday cottage & lodges by the water throughout the UK. We offer personal service to all our customers.