Most of the carp have never been caught, providing a real challenge for the keen angler. You can see details of the latest catches here on Twitter @WensumValley. There are few other venues for fishing in Norfolk that offer this combination of lake and river fishing, particularly in such close proximity to each other.
The fishing lakes
The fishing lakes each have shallow marginal shelves with depths of 8ft-12ft of water out from the bank to a 30 yard cast. Species include Roach, Perch, Eels, Pike, Tench, Bream and in the 1st lake (closest to the Wardens Office & Toilets on left hand side of the below map) is a prolific head of Common and Mirror Carp in the 10-25lb bracket, with some 35lb+ specimens recently reported. The middle lake is specially designated for fly-fishing and is well stocked with both Brown & Rainbow Trout as well as some coarse fish that will take the fly.
The River Wensum
Billingford Lakes’s mile stretch of fast flowing river Wensum ranges in depth from 2ft-6ft. Chubb in the 3-5lb range are most prolific and full to free lining or light ledgering tactic during the summer months. Also to be found is Dace, Trout, Pike, Roach and Barbel.