Broads Fishing Season: The open fishing season starts from 16th June each year and ends the 14th March the following year. Fishing is NOT permitted on the Broads during the closed season which runs from 15th March to 15th June each year. If you plan to fish, you will need a rod licence which can be purchased online.
Wroxham Holiday Cottages on The River Bure on the Norfolk Broads offer some of the best pike fishing locally with Pike sizes typically ranging form 10lb up to 30lb. There are also many Perch with several recorded catches up to 6lb. In addition there are numerous large shoals of Bream and silver fish. You can download a free guide to Fishing on the Broads
Anchor and Riverside Cottages are located directly on the main waterfront of the River Bure with private fishing available from your own riverside decking or mooring. You can also hire a fishing dory or aluminium open boat, either with or without an outboard or a larger day boat of up to a maximum length of 20 feet which you can moor alongside each cottage. For further details of dory and aluminium fishing boat hire please visit Fish the Broads or call them 01603 783777. They are located in The Canoe Man's premises within a few steps from the cottages at the end of Bure Close.
The Broads is a good area for fishing where bream, eel, perch, pike, rudd and tench can be found. The coarse fishing season runs from 16 June to 14 March and all that you need to fish is a current Environment Agency licence, available from post offices (including Hoveton Post Office which is within 2 minutes walk of the Cottages).
If you fancy trying another fishing location for variety, there are many other places where you can fish from the bank or you can hire a day boat. There are fishing platforms suitable for wheelchair users at Rollesby Bridge and on one of the boardwalks at Filby Broad. There are also fishing platforms along the River Bure near Cockshoot Broad, for use by members of the Norwich and District Anglers' Association.
Please remember never to discard fishing tackle, as it can easily harm wildlife. If you are fishing from a Broads Authority free mooring, you must give way to boats wishing to moor, and please do not fish from a moving boat.
Fishing bait, rods, reels, tackle and extensive fishing supplies are available locally (within a short 10 minute walk from your cottage) from Angling Direct next to Roy's of Wroxham.