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NACA Bawburgh Lakes Fishery

Seamons LakeThe Small lakes permit allows the member fishing on the three smaller lakes, namely Seamon’s Pool, Finger Pool and the Works Lake. Stocked with good numbers of roach, Rudd, perch, bream, tench and carp, Seamon’s and Finger Lake produce superb mixed fishing with tench and bream to over 7-lb but with average sizes 3-6lb and a few carp, and pike to over 23lb. While holding all of the above species, the Works Lake has a larger number of carp with numerous double figure fish, and several fish now running to over twenty pounds, with multiple catches of fish in a day. Fishing is also available on the 1½-mile reach of the delightful upper River Yare running through the site. Some times difficult to fish as the river is left as natural as possible, Stocks include good numbers of specimen chub to well over 6-lb, roach, dace, perch and pike, along with low numbers of barbel 160 of which were stocked in 2001.

Some quality pike inhabit Bawburgh lakesPike fishing is popular through the winter months and the lakes enjoy a reputation of providing some the best gravel pit pike fishing in Norfolk. NACA enforce some of the strictest pike conservation measures and fishing rules in the country and will not tolerate any breaches in the aim of providing sustainable levels of large pristine fish and for this reason we can boast of five known 30lb plus fish at the fishery with many other large twenties and considerable doubles through out the whole fishery. Measures include two rods on all lakes, angler limits on selected waters, selected lake and area closures, and no live baits.

A bird watching/Walking permit was introduced to Bawburgh lakes in 2006 as the management team felt it was important to encourage the local community to share this important fishery and wildlife site. There is a wealth of wildlife and bird life to be found at the site, along with huge variety of insects, butterflies and moths. Permits are limited in numbers and run from March on a yearly basis.

The Bawburgh open day is held annually during the summer to encourage people of all ages to experience angling and to give an awareness of the environment. The Event is sponsored by the Environment Agency and supported by many local businesses. There are angling coaching sessions and demonstrations. (Please note the fishery is closed to angling on this day, members are informed of the date prior to the issue of permits). To view this page link HERE.

Access to the fishery is exclusively from its main front gate entrance on the New Road between Bowthorpe and Bawburgh and is secured by a large gate, which must be kept locked to provide security for the fishery, its members and their vehicles and fishing tackle.

PBirdwatching and walking permits are available too.rovision for car parking exists on several maintained car-parking areas around the site. These are shown on the map provided and parking is restricted to these areas only. The access tracks are regularly maintained, as are the footpaths that provide access to all parts of the fishery with the exception of the area adjacent to the farmhouse and the barns, which is out of bounds. Special parking concessions are available for disabled anglers by prior arrangement with the bailiffs. Also there is are three regularly cleaned toilet cabins situated around the fishery.

All members are invited to an annual members meeting which are very well attended and give the opportunity to discuss the management and future plans for the fishery.