If you enjoy a spot of angling while you’re on holiday, then you’re in luck!
As well as the enormous scope for sea fishing along the North Norfolk coast, there are plenty of local ponds, lakes, and rivers to choose from.
The nearest is Gunthorpe Hall Lake, covering 3 acres, and stocked with carp, pike (up to 15lb), perch (3lb), tench, and roach. Tel 01263 861373. Approx 2 miles from the cottage.
Selbrigg Lake (Tel 01263 712366) covers four acres and has a prolific stock of roach, perch, tench and pike, and, while popular, is never crowded.
Letheringsett Lake is about five miles away, and is well stocked with roach, tench, perch, common and mirror carp to 17lb.
Slightly further away (just under 10 miles) Bure Valley Lakes is stocked with carp up to 30lb, and is also a venue for fly-fishing. The site near Aylsham has a lake of approx 10 acres, and a mile of river. Tel 01263 587866
Norfolk Coarse Fishing provides a map of the scores of other sites within a ten mile radius of the cottage.
For the ‘mini anglers’ with perhaps a shorter attention span, crab fishing off Cromer Pier always goes down well. You will find a couple of lines and a bucket in the brick and flint shed!
(Half-fill the bucket with sea-water before going onto the pier to keep your catch healthy until you return it).
You can find more fishing information here.