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. It’s always advisable to ring in advance to check the sites are open, and if required, to get a day ticket in advance.
The nearest lake 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.
One of the most picturesque is perhaps Blickling Lake in the grounds of Blickling Hall, though it’s perhaps not so good to ‘get away from it all’ in the high season. Owned by the National Trust, contact 01263 738030
Another National Trust site, Felbrigg Hall has a 4 acre lake, with day tickets available in advance from the estate office – 01263 837444
Willow Lakes at Bodham (on the way to Sheringham) opened around 2018 and is now well established, but seldom too busy. It also offers discounted day tickets for younger anglers. Willow Lake
Norfolk Broads is probably the most famous inland fishing site in Norfolk. As you’d expect, some areas of waterway are reserved for conservation, but there is still a lot which can be fished. Norfolk Boards Fishing Guide
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.