Everything You Need to Know About Fishing on the Broads

The Broads is without doubt one of the most magical places within the UK and it is full of opportunities for those that enjoy a spot of fishing. And whether you are a serious angler who wants a new challenge or somebody who has never picked a rod up but fancies giving fishing a try, The Broads is the perfect place for you to wet a line.

So, if you’re hiring a boat for the day or here for a fishing holiday, browse our pages for all the tips and advice you need to get the most out of what the Broads have to offer!

For experts or casuals alike it is likely that their experience of fishing has primarily been in commercial waters that are typically man-made and dominated by carp fishing. While this is a great way to enjoy fishing, there is something special about taking a break and getting away to one of the most beautiful regions of the UK for a fishing holiday in Norfolk.

With over 200km of navigable waterways, the Broads offer a wide diversity of fresh water species including bream, roach, tench and perch. Alongside such variety comes the opportunity to test your range of angling styles and techniques.

  • Fishing Equipment

    Fishing Equipment

    Whether you’re an amateur or experienced angler, having the right fishing equipment is essential. From rods and licences to nets, baits and disgorgers, this guide will help you prepare for the perfect fishing trip to the Broads.

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  • Bream Fish

    Fish species of the Broads

    Whether it’s coarse fish such as pike, bream and roach, or something else, our guide to the different type of fish species to be found in the Norfolk Broads will help you make the most of the fishing season.

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  • Fishing Locations

    The Norfolk Broads offers some of the best fishing in the UK, with hundreds of miles of rivers, lakes and waterways to choose from. This guide looks at some of the best rivers and fishing spots in the Broads and will help you decide which one is right for you.

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  • Fishing Clubs and Events

    The Norfolk Broads offers some of the best fishing in the UK, with hundreds of miles of rivers, lakes and waterways to choose from. This guide looks at some of the best rivers and fishing spots in the Broads and will help you decide which one is right for you.

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  • Tackle Shops Norfolk Broads

    Tackle Shops

    Knowing where to fish and which fishing equipment to use is only half the battle! Getting the lowdown on which fish baits to use and local conditions or hotspots is the other half. That’s why we’ve put together a list of the best ones for you!

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  • Norfolk Broads Fishing Tips

    The Norfolk Broads are known for being a fantastic location with 7 rivers and shallow lakes. A large variety of fish can be found in many different locations, so we’ve put together the ultimate guide of fishing tips in the Norfolk Broads.

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  • Rivers on the Norfolk Broads

    There are 7 rivers that are included in the Norfolk Broads. If you’re on a week or more boating holiday, it’s quite likely you could navigate all these waters. A few days and it’s likely you will head to the beautiful Northern Broads.

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  • River Bure

    Fishing Regulations

    To fish in the Norfolk Broads you are required to have a valid Environment Agency Rod Licence & must fish in only in the open the fishing season – read more on the fishing regulations on the Norfolk Broads.

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