Promising venues for those wanting a big pike

The Lake at Blickling Hall.

The Lake at Blickling Hall. - Credit:

Following a 'where to boat-fish for pike on the Norfolk Broads and rivers', it seems some anglers prefer dry land.

Their solution is simple; head for the commercial fisheries. For while carp are anglers' popular prey on these lakes, many also contain pike up to 30lb. And for pike enthusiasts hoping to end their winter on a high, these are promising venues: Blickling Lake 01263 738030: Lenwade Bridge fishery 01603 872248; Broome Pits 07976 165325; Catch 22 fishery 01603 872948; Felbrigg Hall lake 01692 403162; Costessey and Taverham Mill Fisheries 01603 872948; Swangey lakes 07564 191060: Swanton Morley fishery 01362 638456: Taswood fishery, Flordon 01508 470919: Waveney Valley lakes, Wortwell 01986 788676: Weybread Pits 01379 853571.

Live baiting is banned and dead coarse fish may not be permitted as a disease precaution.

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