Reel in the Fun at Deer’s Glade

Reel in the Fun at Deer’s Glade

April 19, 2024

Reel in the Fun at Deer’s Glade

Enjoy a Fishing Holiday in the UK with the choice of fresh and saltwater fishing. Glamp, camp or caravan at our very own fishing lake. Visit the Norfolk Coast for a spot of sea fishing, or set up on the banks of the Norfolk Broads. Each guarantees the ultimate holiday catch you shouldn’t miss!

Norfolk attracts thousands of holiday-makers each year for numerous reasons, however, there’s one particular reason Deer’s Glade welcomes many guests each year. The fishing! Norfolk has some of the UK’s most pristine rivers and lakes ripe for the picking. With a particular abundance of freshwater fish species such as pike, perch, roach, and bream, there is always a worthy opponent waiting for your bait. Whether you prefer a peaceful day on the riverbank, a boat excursion on the Broads, or a visit to the coast, Norfolk provides an exceptional backdrop for a little angling adventure.

So why not pack your fishing gear and escape to Norfolk for your own unforgettable fishing trip? 

Why choose Norfolk for your fishing holiday

As well as our own fishing lake, Norfolk as a whole offers a wide choice for both freshwater and saltwater fishing. Situated, just 6 miles from the North Norfolk coast and a short drive to the Broads, there are many well-known fishing hotspots.

For freshwater fishing, the Norfolk Broads is a must-visit destination. With its network of rivers with dense vegetation, deep waters, and drop-offs, the Broads provide an ideal habitat for anglers. The rivers and lakes are home to a variety of fish species, including pike, perch, roach, bream, and tench, making it a holiday paradise for anglers.

If you prefer saltwater fishing, Norfolk has a number of coastal areas that offer excellent opportunities. The North Norfolk coast, in particular, is known for its fishing. From Cromer to Great Yarmouth, there are many fishing spots along the coast where you can try your hand at day and night fishing. Common catches include cod, bass, flounder, and sea trout. Fishing from the beach, pier, or even chartering a boat are popular options for saltwater fishing in Norfolk.

Fishing at Deer’s Glade

The Deer’s Glade Lake is a well-established, one-acre coarse fishing lake within the main grounds of our holiday park. Fenced off for safety purposes, the lake has fishing swims placed sparingly around the lake to enjoy a well-stocked fishing experience with Carp, Tench, Perch, Bream, Roach, and Rudd. You’ll be sure to reel in an impressive catch. Get in touch to learn more.

With a choice of camping, caravanning, or glamping for accommodation, fishing is available to onsite guests and day visitors. A fishing license is required and a daily or weekly permit fee is applicable. Just ask reception for details. As with all coarse fishing lakes we do have fishing rules. Most importantly all children must be accompanied by an adult, only use barbless hooks, and all fish caught are strictly catch and return.

Norfolk Fishing Spots, We Recommend 

On the Norfolk Broads, one of the best fishing spots is Hickling Broad. This expansive lake is known for its large pike population, making it a favorite among pike anglers. With its reed beds and shallow waters it provides an ideal habitat for these predatory fish. Other popular fishing spots on the Broads include Wroxham Broad, Barton Broad, and Horsey Mere.

For riverbank fishing, the River Thurne in Martham is a top choice. Known for its Roach, Rudd, Bream, and Chub, this river attracts anglers from far and wide. The River Bure and the River Wensum are also popular locally for riverbank fishing.

On the coast, Cromer Pier is a renowned fishing spot. Anglers can cast their lines into the North Sea and potentially catch cod, bass, or even the occasional mackerel. Other coastal spots worth exploring include Great Yarmouth Beach and Wells-next-the-Sea.

Deer’s Glade Fishing Tips for Beginners

As a family-friendly fishing venue, there is a real mix of guest abilities. There are many seasoned anglers who visit us. Including parents and grandparents passing down their love for fishing to their own children and grandchildren when visiting. It’s a joy to see! 

However, we also have those visiting who have never fished before but want to give it a go in a safe, and well-stocked environment with the family. There’s nothing worse than disappointment for a little one if they’ve been waiting long and hard and there’s nothing to reel in. The lake is well-stocked and it’s a rarity for nothing to be caught.

If you are new to fishing, Deer’s Glade is a fantastic place to practice and hone your skills. Here are some of our fishing techniques and tips to help beginners make the most of their fishing holiday in Norfolk whether onsite or visiting local fishing venues.

  1. Choose the right fishing gear: Start with a basic fishing rod and reel combo suitable for freshwater fishing in our case. Consider the fish species you are targeting and choose the appropriate fishing line, hooks, and bait. Ask when you make your purchase to be sure. If you’re purchasing nearby, try Rays of Runton in West Runton or The Tackle Zone in North Walsham. Remember to check our rules about bait and equipment when fishing at the lake.
  2. Learn the basics of casting: Casting is an essential skill in fishing. Take advantage of the open spaces in Norfolk to practice your casting skills. Here’s a video from Angling Direct for some tips. Most importantly be aware of your surroundings.
  3. Understand fish behavior: Research the fish species you are targeting to understand their habits and feeding patterns. This knowledge will help you choose the right bait and fishing technique to attract the fish. For example, we’re stocked with Carp, Tench, Perch, Bream, Roach, and Rudd which are freshwater fish. Float fishing with maggots is probably the easiest and best option.
  4. Be patient and observant: Fishing definitely requires patience. Pay attention to the water conditions, such as currents and temperature, as they can affect fish behavior. Be patient and give the fish time to bite. A good opportunity to fish is on cloudy days as overcast skies cause fish to cruise for food more than on bright days. Light rain is also one of the best fishing times as it washes insects and bait into the water, creating a fantastic dining experience for the fish.
  5. Respect the environment: Norfolk is known for its pristine natural beauty, and it's important to respect and preserve it. Follow fishing regulations, practice catch and release, and dispose of any waste responsibly when onsite at our holiday park and when out and about. Leave the fishing spots as you found them, ensuring that future generations can enjoy the same fishing experiences.

What are you waiting for! Reel in the fun on a fishing holiday in Norfolk.

New for 2024, we have three lakeside luxury glamping retreats onsite with direct access to the fishing lake. Each has its own private gate and fishing swim. A perfect option for anglers of all skill levels. North Norfolk is a haven for fishing enthusiasts seeking a fishing holiday with buddies, the family, or even a solitary escape. Unhook your unforgettable fishing holiday memories at Deer’s Glade and Book today.

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