Fishing Clubs and Events
If you are a regular visitor to the Norfolk Broads for fishing trips joining a club is a great way to make catches from some of the best pegs in the region. Membership can often be limited and, depending on the location and time of year, could see potential new members added to a waiting list. For this reason, it is important to plan ahead and contact clubs about membership well in advance of your visit.
Clubs often host match fishing events throughout the year. The Broads are a very popular location for competition, with some of the finest anglers in the world travelling to the area. These events usually run across multiple rounds at different locations thorough the season. There are often charity events, usually over a weekend, which could enable to more casual anglers to experience competitive fishing.
Aylsham and District Angling Club
17 Town Lane, Aylsham, Norfolk NR11 6HH
Congleton Anglers Society
44 Lawton St, Congleton CW12 1RU
Tel: 01260 273770
Great Yarmouth and Norfolk County Angling Association
PO Box 61, Norfolk NR17 2AL
Martham & District A.C.
Tel: 01493 731737
Norfolk Anglers Conservation Association
Norfolk Disabled A.C.
Norfolk & District A.A.
Tel: 01953 789541
Norfolk & District Pike Club
Tel: 01508 578359
Norfolk and Suffolk Flyfishers Club
3LR, Hall Ln, East Tuddenham, Dereham NR20
Tel: 07774 483122
Tel: 01692 404362
Wroxham & District A.A.
Tel: 01603 401062
In addition to series match fishing, many fishing clubs hold their own events throughout the year. If you would like to compete, be sure to contact the hosting club for further details well in advance of the event.
The close season on coarse fishing on rivers in England and Wales is in place from March to June each year.
More guides to fishing on the Broads
If you are planning to fish on the Norfolk Broads, whether for roach and bream or something more adventurous, our Fishing Guide contains lots of useful information about fishing spots, conditions and the types of fish available. Our review of fishing on the Broads by Angling Times writer Tony Grigorjevs is also well worth a read.
A quarter of the rarest wildlife in the UK can be found in the Broads. Our Nature Guide will also help you identify some of these including with Britain’s largest butterfly, the Swallowtail, marsh harrier and the rare Norfolk hawker dragonfly.