Huntley Carp Pools

New Road, Bawburgh, NR9 3LZ, Norfolk, United Kingdom

Lake Bawburgh ( 25 acres in size) The site's first and possibly most popular lake, it was initially established in 1988 and was known for its pike fishing, although the pike fishery had diminished slightly after a few years.
That was until 1997, when N.A.C.A. introduced fresh stock, including some carp from a local pond and 75 bream. Later that year, 20 carp from the famed "Fishers pond" breed were stocked.

Bawburgh Lake's fishing is currently underappreciated, with carp in the mid-30s and an unknown amount of carp. However, with more double-digit bream captured on this lake each year than any other and pike up to 33 pounds, some folks won't be shocked!

1 Colney (28 acres in size)

Some know it for its abundant tench fishing, while others know it as the home of the coveted "Kens fish," a gorgeous mirror that frequently reaches 40 pounds, but everyone agrees it's just a big fish lake. Spring marks the start of the lake's most popular fishing season, and many anglers are aware of some genuinely incredible catches that can be made at this time of year, including many double-figure tench in a single session!!

Many of these stockies now reach 30lb with plenty of high 20's in reserve, thanks to the introduction of 110 carp from the EA in 1997. Tench to over 11lb, Bream to 18lb 12oz, pike to 31lb, and the occasional perch over 3lb may all be found.

All of the lakes on site are amazingly diverse natural habitats for fish (some species are only found in chalk streams!) With tons of natural food, plenty of room to develop, and low stocking densities, this lake will continue to produce the "goods" for a long time.

Lake Lodge (33 acres in size)

With bays, islands, open water, shallows, and depths to 18ft, this mixed bag fishery includes some genuine treasures, including a British record bream of 18lb 9oz caught by Kerry Walker in 2001 (which was smashed by Bawbugh lakes again in 2001 with an 18lb 15oz fish from Tom Huntley!) Between 1999 and 2009, carp strains from Fishers Pond and Dinton pastures were introduced to the mix, resulting in a current carp stock that is approaching 40 pounds, with plenty of back-up fish. Big pike have returned to this lake in recent years, with fish weighing up to 28 pounds. It will only be a matter of time until all of the large lakes have lake records for pike over 30 pounds.

Lake Lenny (4 acres in size)

Don't be deceived by its little stature compared to Colney 1. Carp to the high 30s, tench to 8lb, pike to 31lb, with some good roach and rudd thrown in for good measure. It was meant as a stalking water since it was weedy and surrounded with trees and reeds, but don't be shocked if you discover longer-term tenants here.

Lake of the Works (3 acres in size)

This large rectangle-shaped lake has been used as a stock pond for several years, and it now has a big head of carp in the 20's, tench, and a decent quantity of silver fish, as well as pike up to 20lb.

Seamons (1.5 acres)

This lake, as well as the finger pool, were designed with pleasure angling in mind, having carp to the high twenties, pike to the low twenties, and a variety of other species. This is also a good place to observe some of Bawburgh's many Kingfishers in action.

Fingers (0.5 acres)

A recreational fishery, popular with younger fishermen, in addition to seamons. Mixed species, which has been valuable for demonstration and education during Bawburgh's open days in the past, and hopefully will continue to be in the future.

Yare River (1.5 mile stretch)

This stretch of river, like many others, cuts right through the heart of the fishery and has some absolutely mouth-watering qualities. Deep runs, bubbling shallows, undercut sides, overhanging branches, and whirling eddies are all part of the river experience. It's a lovely complement to the fantastic lake fishing, whether you're crawling on your stomach pursuing magnificent chub or trotting for roach and dace.

Carp to 40lb
Tench to over 11lb
Pike to 33lb

Address: New Road, Bawburgh, NR9 3LZ, Norfolk, United Kingdom

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Anonymous - 27th Oct 2018 at 3:53pm

Can u tell me if it is a day ticket water and rules as I am coming down to the area for a weeks hoilday pike fishing thanks a lot steve Mitchinson

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Nog - Reviewed 12nd Sep 2021 at 7:21am

Apparently its syndicate only these days sadly......

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